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December, 06 2017

Cruelty free lipsticks for every occasion

Joanna @JdeV Edinburgh West End store

Choosing the right shade of lipstick can be a bit of a minefield, because product images often don’t quite reflect the true shade of the lipstick! So today I thought I’d highlight some of my favourite cruelty free and natural lipsticks (and most are vegan too!) to give you a better idea of which one is for you. These lipsticks are also full of nourishing, natural ingredients with absolutely no nasties!

So read on for your full guide to red, plum and pink cruelty free and vegan lipsticks.


Get that effortlessly glamorous statement look with one of these fantastic cruelty free and vegan red lipsticks. These are perfect for a night out and work well with subtle eye makeup – nothing too dramatic or colourful!

Pacifica Devocean – Firebird

This bright, poppy red is perfect for that statement look. This lipstick is packed full of nourishing ingredients like coconut oil and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and healthy, whilst also being free from parabens, synthetic preservatives and other nasties. It’s easy to apply and leaves a light gloss on the lips. The great news is that it’s both vegan and cruelty free!

Price: £12.99

View Pacifica Devocean Lipstick – Firebird

Inika Organic Vegan Lipstick – After Dark

This bold red has a rich deep shade, with warm terracotta undertones. This has a more matte look than the others on this list, so it’s great if you don’t like a glossy finish. It’s so smooth to apply and uses argan oil, avocado oil and castor oil to really nourish and hydrate the lips, whilst still maintaining that matte effect. Best of all, it’s vegan, 100% organic and cruelty free.

Price: £18.00

View Inika Organic Vegan Lipstick – After Dark

Plums and Mauves

Next we’re looking at your darker shades for autumn and winter – plums and mauves! These tend to work well for day or night, and can easily work with a variety of other makeup looks.

Pacifica Devocean Lipstick – Natural Mystic

If you’re not looking for something with such a rich plum tone, then Pacifica’s Natural Mystic may be what you’re looking for. It’s a rich deep colour with more of a mauve tone. It’s so smooth and creamy thanks to its lovely combination of coconut oil shea butter and jojoba esters. We love how pigmented it is, and it seems to suit most skin tones. Perfect if you’re looking for something a little different! Like all Pacifica’s products, it’s also vegan and cruelty free.

Price: £12.99

View Pacifica Devocean Lipstick – Natural Mystic

Dr Hauschka Lipstick – 09 Chessflower

This gorgeous deep plum shade is perfect for those cool autumn and winter days. It’s highly pigmented for richer colour and leaves a very subtle shimmer behind. Its fantastic blend of natural ingredients like jojoba oil, beeswax and almond oil mean that it’s so smooth to apply and feels really nourishing on the lips.

As with all Dr Hauschka’s products, this lovely lipstick is 100% natural and organic, with no synthetic preservatives, parabens or silicones in sight! It’s also cruelty free.

Price: £20.50

View Dr Hauschka Lipstick – Chessflower


Pink lipsticks can be so diverse – from pale baby pinks to peachy pinks, fuchsia pinks and those with a hint of coral. These shades are usually worn during the day, but they can also work well at night if you’re opting for darker eye makeup and want something subtle for the lips.

Pacifica Devocean Lipstick – Rebel Sol

This is one of my favourite shades! It’s really unique and lies somewhere between pink, peach, orange and red. Bright and bubbly, this is perfect for day and evening wear! As with Pacifica’s previous lipsticks, you’ll be glad to know this is both cruelty free and vegan, and made from the most natural, nourishing ingredients.

Price: £12.99

View Pacifica Devocean Lipstick – Rebel Sol

Inika Organic Vegan Lipstick – Flushed

This muted pink is perfect if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle than Pacifica’s Rebel Sol, and might be better suited to a more sophisticated look. It’s highly pigmented without having an overpowering tone, plus it’s a little darker so looks more natural. And, of course, it’s vegan and cruelty free, with no harsh chemicals!

Price: £18.00

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Dr Hauschka Lipstick – Rosebay

This bright baby pink is perfect for a pop of colour. It’s rich and pigmented for long-lasting colour, and it feels so moisturising on the lips! This is a great choice for daywear but could easily be incorporated into a night-time look as well. Best of all, it’s cruelty free and 100% natural!

Price: £20.50

View Dr Hauschka Lipstick – Rosebay