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Vegan Makeup: Vegan Dupes for Cult Classic Lipsticks

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OCC Make-Up Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Black Dahlia is a vegan dupe for MAC Nightmoth

 The right lipstick can add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.  It can brighten up a bad day or bring a little fierceness to your look when you’re feeling bold.  Unfortunately, many of the most iconic lipstick brands and shades are not even cruelty-free, let alone vegan.  Luckily, many indie beauty brands are now creating vegan and cruelty-free dupes for some of the beauty industry’s most sought-after lipsticks! Here’s my list of some of the best vegan and cruelty-free dupes for cult classic lipsticks!


Reds:

1. If you’re looking for MAC Russian Red,  try Insomnia Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Siren (available on Etsy,$12.00)

Insomnia Cosmetics "Siren" is a vegan dupe for MAC Russian Red

2. If you’re looking for NARS Jungle Red, try Aromi Lipstick in Jacqueminot (available on Etsy and on the brand’s website, $17.00)

Aromi Beauty's lipstick in Jacqueminot is a vegan dupe for NARS Jungle Red

3. If you’re looking for MAC Prince Noir, try Etherealle Lipstick in Empress (available on Etsy, $2.95 for a sample and $9.95 for a full size)Etherealle Lipstick in Empress is a vegan dupe for MAC Prince Noir

4. If you’re looking for Revlon Cherries in the Snow, try Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick in Pomegranate (available online and at select Whole Foods, $16.75).Gabriel Cosmetics Lipstick in Pomegranate is a vegan dupe for Revlon Cherries in the Snow

5. If you’re looking for Dolce and Gabbana Iconic, try Aromi Lipstick in Poppy (available on Etsy and on the brand’s website, $17.00)Aromi Beauty lipstick in Poppy is a vegan dupe for Dolce and Gabbana's Iconic

 


Pinks & Fuchsia:

1. If you’re looking for MAC Girl About Town, try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Anime & Lip Tar Matte in Anime (available online & at Sephora stores, $16.00 & $18.00)OCC Make-Up Lip Tar Matte in Anime is a vegan dupe for MAC Girl About Town

2. If you’re looking for NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm, try Gabriel Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Ambrosia (available online & at select Whole Foods stores, $16.75)Gabriel Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Ambrosia is a vegan dupe for NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm

 

3. If you’re looking for MAC Angel, try Limnit Lipstick in Swept Away (available on Etsy, $4.60)Limnit Lipsticks lipstick in Swept Away is a vegan dupe for MAC Angel

4. If you’re looking for Chanel Exaltee, try Aromi Lipstick in Wildberry (available on Etsy and on the brand’s website, $17.00)Aromi Lipstick in Wildberry is a vegan dupe for Chanel Lipstick in Exaltee

5. If you’re looking for Tom Ford Casablanca, try Pacifica Beauty Devocean Natural Lipstick in Natural Mystic (available online and select Whole Foods stores, $14.00)Pacifica Devocean Lipstick in Natural Mystic is a vegan dupe for Tom Ford Casablanca

 


 

Nudes & Browns:

1. If you’re looking for  Maybelline My Mahogany, try Just Pure Minerals Lipstick in Capri (available on Etsy & the brand’s website, $9.00-$10.49)Just Pure Minerals Lipstick in Capri is a vegan dupe for Maybelline's My Mahogany

2. If you’re looking for MAC Mythtry Etherealle Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in Lovelorn (available on Etsy, $9.95)Etherealle Cosmetics Lipstick in Lovelorn is a vegan dupe for MAC Myth

3. If you’re looking for NARS Honolulu Honey, try Zosimos Botanicals Organic Lipstick in Peachfuzz (available on Etsy & the brand’s website, $20.00)Zosimos Botanicals Lipstick in Peachfuzz is a vegan dupe for NARS Honolulu Honey

4. If you’re looking for  L’Oreal Fairest Nude, try Etherealle Lipstick in Sweetheart (available on Etsy, $2.95 for a sample size, $9.95 for a full size)Etherealle Lipstick in Sweatheart is a vegan dupe for L'Oreal Fairest Nude

5. If you’re looking for MAC Fresh Brewtry Rebel Queen Restraintz Lipstick in Nude (available on Etsy, $12.00)Rebel Queen Restraintz Nude Lipstick is a vegan dupe for MAC's Fresh Brew.

 


 

Corals/Orange Tones:

1. If you’re looking for Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Spiced Brandy, try Axiology Lipstick in Elusive (available on the brand’s website, $23.00)Axiology Organic Lipstick in Elusive is vegan dupe for Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Spiced Brandy

2. If you’re looking for Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in Tangerine, try Aromi Matte Liquid Lipstick in Orange Tangerine (available on Etsy, $17.00)Aromi Orange Tangerine Matte Liquid Lipstick is a vegan dupe for Giorgio Armani Tangerine

3. If you’re looking for L’Oreal Volcanic, try Limnit Lipstick in Punkin’ (available on Etsy, $4.60)Limnit Lipstick in Punkin is a vegan dupe for L'Oreal Volcanic

Plums, Purples & Wines

1. If you’re looking for MAC Nightmoth Lip Liner Pencil, try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Black Dahlia (available online & at Sepn Blhora, $16.00)Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Black Dahlia is a vegan dupe for MAC Lip Liner in Nightmoth

2. If you’re looking for Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick, try Pacifica Beauty Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter in Blissed Out (available online, at Target & select Whole Foods stores, $10.00)Pacifica Beauty Creamy Lip Butter in Blissed Out is a vegan dupe for Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

3. If  you’re looking for MAC Heroine, try Manic Panic Cross Gloss in Underworld Amethyst (available online, $15.00)Manic Panic Cross Gloss in Underworld Amethyst is a vegan dupe for MAC Heroine

4. If you’re looking for Sephora Rouge Cream in Bewitch Me, try Keeping It Natural Mineral Lipstick in Vamp (available on Etsy, $8.50)Keeping It Natural Mineral Lipstick in Vamp is a vegan dupe for Sephora Rouge Cream in Bewitch Me

5. If you’re looking for MAC Blooming Lovely, try  Limnit Lipstick in Castle in the Sky (available on Etsy, $4.60)Limnit Lipsticks Castle in the Sky is a vegan dupe for MAC Blooming Lovely


 

Unique & Eccentric Colors:

1. If you’re looking for Make-Up Forever #50 (satin black), try Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Weirdo (available online, $18.00 & currently sold-out but going to restock soon!)Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Weirdo is a vegan dupe for Make-Up Forever #50

2. If you’re looking for NYX Macaroon Lippie in Pistachio (mint green), try Kosmetika Lipstick in Mint Condition (available on Etsy, $10.13)Kosmetika Mint Condition Lipstick is a vegan dupe for NYX Macaroon Lippie in Pistachio

3. If you’re looking for Illamasqua Disciple (navy blue), try Axiology Lipstick in Phenomenon (available on Etsy and on the brand’s website, $23.00)
Axiology Lipstick in Phenomenon is a vegan dupe for Illamasqua Disciple

4.If you’re looking for Inglot Lipstick 287 (baby blue), try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Matte in Pool Boy (available online and at Sephora stores, $18.00)Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Matte in Pool Boy is a vegan dupe for Inglot Lipstick #287

5. If you’re looking for NYX Wicked Lippie in Risque (deep metallic forest green), try Manic Panic Cross Gloss in Poison Ivy (available online, $15.00)Manic Panic Lethal Lips Cross Gloss in Poison Ivy is a vegan dupe for NYX Wicked Lippies in Risque

 

 

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Photos: Insomnia Cosmetics, Aromi Beauty, Etherealle, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Gabriel Cosmetics, Limnit Lipsticks, Zosimos Botanicals, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Axiology, Manic Panic, Rebel Queen Restraintz, Just Pure Minerals, Kosmetika, Keeping It Natural

Becky Curl

Becky Curl

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Becky Curl is a freelance wig and make-up artisan based in Chicago and a recent graduate of The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis. When she’s not working in the theatre, Becky enjoys exploring new vegan and eco-friendly beauty products and watching copious amounts of Saturday Night Live. Check out her portfolio here and follow her on Instagram @becky_curl and Pinterest @beckycurl!
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