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A Guide to Vegan Makeup - What I Use!

Updated: Mar 10

Vegan and cruelty-free make-up is incredibly easy to find these days, in fact, there is one resource in particular that I recommend using, the NZAVS Cruelty Free Guide - NZAVS is a charity that works to end animal testing so you know this is legit!

After finding out that there are LOADS of options, the next step is trying to choose what makeup you want. To help you out, here's an overview of what I use.

As a disclaimer, I am not a qualified makeup artist (or even close to one) but, I love makeup and have been using it for over a decade so I like to think I know a thing or two!


My all-time favourite primer is the Youngblood mineral primer. It goes on like a dream! The only downside is the price, it's not the cheapest product out there (around $80). Youngblood products are sold in several NZ stores, the easiest way to find the nearest stockist to you is by asking BeautySense (the NZ suppliers) directly. DON'T purchase "Youngblood" products off as they are knock-offs/fakes.

* Not all Youngblood products are vegan.

My other go-to primer is much more affordable - Designer Brands Gold Elixir Priming Potion. You can buy Designer Brands products from a lot of pharmacies for less than $20. You can also purchase it directly off their website. I like it because it works, it lasts me quite a long time and it's cheap!

*100% of Designer Brands products are vegan.