7 Color-Popping Cruelty-Free Vegan Lipsticks for Spring

Lipsticks Feature

We love a juicy, mile-high vegan burger, but it’s always a bummer when our cruelty-free lipsticks come off with the first bite. We’ve also struggled with dry, color-flaked lips from our matte pigments, slightly off colors that look great on the brush but not on us, and that embarrassing feeling when you check a mirror and realize that you’ve had blotches of red lipstick on your teeth all night.

There’s no way we’re compromising our ethics for our beauty, but with so many emerging vegan cosmetic lines, we don’t have to. We tracked down the best cruelty-free, vegan lipsticks from some of the best vegan-friendly cosmetic companies so you don’t have to worry about leaving lipstick marks on your sustainable glass straw.

7 Color-Popping Cruelty-Free Vegan Lipsticks for Spring

1. Tarte Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lipgloss


This cool tool is part lipstick, part lip gloss. One end features a long-lasting satin matte lip color to define and contour the perfect pucker. The opposite end includes a lip gloss in a complementary color to deliver a non-sticky shine. Both products are hydrating and lightweight, promising ample color without drying you out. For spring, try the Voltage and Peachy Pink color combo.

Find your perfect shade here.

2. The Lip Bar

Lip Bar

We love this company for both its stellar products and its mission. Created in 2012 by a woman who felt underrepresented in the beauty world, The Lip Bar provides hydrating, long-lasting lip products for women of all colors. Not only is the collection free from animals, it is also free from harsh chemicals, making for a completely natural perfect pout. Further, the products are all affordable and widely accessible at Targets nationwide. For spring, we are obsessed with the Baby Bellini shade.

Find your perfect shade here.

3. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D

Ever the animal advocate, Kat Von D has launched a liquid lipstick that will make you feel beautiful inside and out. The Farm Sanctuary collection includes four special lipsticks to benefit the non-profit; twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Farm Sanctuary to help them end animal suffering. Named after a sanctuary resident, Julia the Pig, the Peachy Pink delivers a flattering pigment that glides on like a gloss but dries to a matte.

Find your perfect shade here.

4. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban decay

Pretty pinks are nice for spring days, but at night, we want to turn up the heat. The new vegan Urban Decay collection, Naked Heat, provides three bold, sultry shades that challenge the season’s pastel norms. In addition to its intense pigment, the lipstick promises to condition lips, which means you can rock your look with comfort and confidence.

Find your perfect shade here.

5. LUSH The Kiss Lipgloss

LUSH The Kiss

Technically, this is not a lipstick, but this limited edition vegan gloss is perfect for adding a subtle shine and natural color for a fresh spring look. The playful pink hue is bright yet flattering for a range of skin tones. Further, the product is infused with almond and mandarin oils, which means your lips won’t merely look delicious, they’ll taste and smell delicious as well. Pucker up.

Find your perfect shade here.

6. Ilia Satin Cream Lip Crayon


Not only is this cosmetic brand vegan and cruelty-free, it also practices sustainability by adhering to minimalist packaging and recyclable materials. The company offers a range of lipsticks, glosses, and conditioners, but we are fans of the crayon. This product is easy to apply and build your perfect shade. One swipe will give you a light pop of color, but the intensity grows as you layer on the pigment. Thanks to its nourishing vegan formula, you don’t have to worry about the color looking cakey – no matter how bold you go. We love the Push It shade, a statement-making red coral that is sure to turn heads.

Find your perfect shade here.

7. Milk Makeup Lip & Cheek Stain

Milk makepu

We love a good two-in-one product. Not only does it help us unclutter our makeup bags, it ensures that our blush will always match our lip color. The first moisturizing swipe goes on sheer, but you can build color with additional layers. This feature allows for bold lips without bright, rosy cheeks. For spring, try Perk for a flattering, slightly shimmery coral blush.

Find your perfect shade here.

Image Credit: The Lip Bar