A lot of us place a big focus on cruelty-free makeup. In my case the more natural the better. It is easy to forget about the brushes we use every day. Animal fur is used in most professional makeup brushes as it collects more of the product and distributes it well. Finding synthetic hair brushes isn’t too hard – most cheap brushes are synthetic, but they are rarely good quality. So my mission to find the best quality vegan & cruelty-free brushes will commence! I have been comparing price and quality with each brand and have included links to each one so you can check it out for yourself. Read on to find the ideal brush company for you.
Some quick links to all of the mentioned brands
The Body Shop
English brand, also available in America. Dedicated to ending animal testing. All products are cruelty-free, most products are vegan unless clearly labeled.
Individual price: £8 – £16
Set Price: £13.50 (four minis)
Available in the UK, USA and most countries. Entirely synthetic range created by Makeup artist and Youtubers: Samatha and Nicola Chapman (Check out Pixiewoo) 100% vegan.
Individual price: £4.70 – £17.24
Sponge price: £4.93+
Set Price: £16.41 (six sponges) £7.39 – £32.84
US brand, widely available in the UK and online basically worldwide.
Cruelty-free, environmentally friendly and affordable!
Individual price: £5.07 – £10.15
Set Price: up to £16.93
American company. Cruelty-free & Vegan
Individual price: £7.67 – £32.21
Set Price: £84.35 (12 pieces) £268.38 (30 pieces)
About: American brand that is famed for having amazing pigment. All cruelty-free plus lots of vegan makeup & synthetic brushes.
Individual price: $8.50 – $18 ($20 for a beauty blender) (USD)
Set Price: $49 (7 eye brushes) $45 (5 brushes)
American cruelty-free brand with vegan brushes. Great for beginners as they label everything so clearly and offer a wide range.
Individual price: $12 (only a couple are available)
Set Price: $90 (7 brushes), $120 (15 brushes)
American Brand. 100% cruelty-free & no animal hair is ever used in their brushes.
Individual price: $24 – $58 (USD)
Set Price: $50 (6 brush travel set)
OCC – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
100% Vegan & Cruelty-free. American and widely available.
Individual price: $18 – $28 (USD)
Set Price: N/A
Australian, certified organic, natural and 100% vegan. Ships to UK and worldwide.
Individual price: £14 – £32
Set Price: £49 (8 pieces)
Australian brand. Professional cruelty-free makeup and makeup brushes
Individual price: $9.95 – $29.99 (AUD)
Set Price: $89.99 (8 pieces)
About: Australian brand. 100% and most of their products are Vegan.
Individual price: $15.95 – $24.95
Set Price: $24.95 (3 pieces, currently on sale for $10)
New Zealand brand. Some brushes use natural hair so check the description before purchase. All XO Beauty makeup is cruelty-free & their lashes are synthetic.
Individual price: $13 – $20 (AUD)
Set Price: $131.38 (AUD)