The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Makeup Brushes

Brushes can make a huge difference when applying your makeup. Using the correct tool will make the end result look more flawless, but also more natural. Foundation brushes, powder brushes, blending brushes, contour brushes, liner brushes – there’s a jungle of tools out there with different shapes and forms for different purposes. We’ve picked out some essential brushes you should consider investing in – all from cruelty-free brands, of course.


Nanshy Flawless Foundation Brush

By using a foundation brush you avoid an uneven base. Nanshy offers lots of vegan makeup brushes to affordable prices.


Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush

A concealer brush can really help cover spots and redness. Use this one from Kat Von D to optimise your base.



Real Techniques Contour Brush

 This contour brush from award-winning Real Techniques is perfect for applying bronzers and highlighters.


e.l.f Beautifully Precise Powder Brush

E.l.f make their makeup brushes out of cruelty-free fibre hairs. Use this powder brush for a flawless base.


Urban Decay Pro Finishing Powder Brush

Here’s another powder brush, but this one from Urban Decay has got a flat top. Works to apply foundation with as well.


The Body Shop Blush Brush

Everyone needs a brush to apply blush with for a cheeky and flirty look. This one from Body Shop blends it on smoothly and easy.


Too Faced Retractable Kabuki Brush

Too Faced are known for using their super soft “teddy bear hair” for their makeup brushes. This brush is perfect to have in your bag thanks to the retractable cover.

100% Pure Cruelty Free Angled Brush

This angled brush from 100% Pure is great for several uses: apply your eyeliner with it, or use it to fill in your eyebrows.


Ecotools Eye Enhancing Duo Set

With special care for the environment, Ecotools use recycled material to make their brushes. Shade, define, blend and smudge ­with this 4-in-2-set.


Inika Vegan Fan Brush

This soft fan brush from Inika is helpful when you want to get rid of eyeshadow fallout. It also blends out your makeup and makes it look more natural.


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Olivia Kahlin

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Olivia is a lifestyle blogger who loves fashion and food. With a background studying at London College of Fashion she's now based in Stockholm as a journalist and media student. Read her blog here:

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