The best vegan lipsticks

Cruelty-free, vegan options that are as creamy and colorful as they are animal-friendly
By Mary Clarke  Published on 07/27/2018 at 10:19 AM EDT

Take a whirl through the virtual makeup aisles for some lip-color excitement. We’ve narrowed the search to cruelty-free, vegan lipsticks—formulas that are beeswax and carmine free. For those who do not know, carmine is a vibrant red pigment derived from cochineal insects. A common ingredient in cosmetics, food and textiles, it’s also listed on labels as natural red 4 or cochineal extract.

Click through the gallery below to see which vegan lipstick gets the Mayim seal of approval!

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