March 23, 2022|
4 min read
Using vegan makeup brushes can make your finished look smoother and more professional. Having the right brushes for the eyes, face, or lips ensures that the product is evenly distributed. You are probably more aware of where your makeup comes from, but have you ever thought about the origin of the brushes and tools you use to apply it?
At Wearth we seek to raise awareness of the importance of using synthetic brushes as opposed to those of animal origin, building a planet that is more environmentally friendly and more sustainable. Vegan make-up brushes are made from nylon, fiber optics, and plant filaments (specifically from cacti and other plants or shrubs). But their benefits not only lie in the fact that they are not made from animals (which is already a great benefit!). They also offer us more comfort in every way.
The benefits of vegan makeup brushes:
They are hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin
Because they come from natural vegan sources you’re guaranteed not to get a spot on your face or watery eyes when you apply your makeup. You’ll be taking care of your skin while helping the environment!
Absorb less product
Often when we apply a product with a brush on our face, part of the product gets impregnated in the brush bristles. This causes plenty of product to be wasted, and the brush gets dirty very quickly.
Easier to clean
Vegan brushes don’t just stay cleaner for longer, but they are also easier to wash. More than once we’ve probably had to throw a brush away after several washes because of hair loss or hairs getting bent out of shape. With cruelty-free brushes, this is less likely. Only wash them with shampoo and let them lay flat to dry so that water stays out of the brush ferrule and prevents damage to the fiber. If you don’t know what product to use to clean them don’t worry, we’ll tell you below.
Although of course, we can find all price ranges, we can indeed find good quality synthetic brushes much more affordable than their natural counterparts. Your skin and your wallet will thank you.
Perfect for liquids and creams
Vegan brushes can work with any product type of the same quality as animal origin ones. But if you are one of those who prefer liquid and creamy goods you are in luck. They work much better with cruelty-free brushes, as their materials help to unify the outcome.
In case you haven’t noticed, these brushes will be in your collection for years to come. Thanks to their easy washability and synthetic materials have long-lasting durability.
If you’ve made it this far I’m sure you’re looking forward to adding vegan brushes to your collection -if you haven’t already. At Wearth we help you discover the best brands to add to your makeup collection.
1. Flawless Everyday Makeup Brush Set.
This vegan friendly set contains everything you need for your everyday makeup. It’s perfect for travel without having to take your entire collection of tools with you. ‘All the cosmetic brushes are PETA approved cruelty-free and are designed and handcrafted with materials, including sustainable bamboo. You can also find this set and many more in our shop by clicking here.
2. Too Faced Mr Right Essential 5 Piece Brush Set.
This brand has created the perfect setting for your eye essentials. From a smoky shadow to a colorful eye, you can do it all with this complete vegan and cruelty-free set.
3. Iconic London’s Complete Face Set Cream and Gold.
The complete set for your face also comes with a super cute brush storage bag. With its nine pieces, you can apply all kinds of products to your face!
One of the most affordable and complete. You can find this brand in your nearest drugstore, and you can choose from their multiple kits or buy each brush individually. The options are endless!
5. The Body Shop.
The popular body care brand has released its 100% vegan makeup brush line. This collection contains 10 brushes and brushes (7 brushes for the face and 3 specific brushes for the eye area). The bristles are highly soft and light, which makes them truly easy to use.
6. Luxie Beauty’s Pink And Gold Set.
The perfect choice for gift giving. Its pink and gold packaging combined with its high quality and softness make it the perfect ethical gift for a makeup lover.
Now that you have your sustainable and cruelty-free brushes, you may be wondering how to take care of them. We don’t want to be using a cleaning product that contains animal-derived ingredients. Well, one of the best sprays to spray your brush and keep it clean of makeup residue is from the PETA-certified beauty brand Shany. It soaks deeply into the bristles and cleans them thoroughly. There’s also a similar option from Elf, a 100% vegan spray that helps remove makeup residue from hours or days ago.
But if you want to opt for more economical and natural options, palm oil free soap bars are also a great choice. There are many on the market, but the Alternative by Suma Handmade ones give optimal results.
Finally, there are also brush cleaning mats. Multiple shapes and colours, these mats allow you to clean your brushes while rubbing them against them. The mat pores rub against the bristles and remove any substances impregnated in the bristles. Find them in your local makeup shop or check out our sustainable and vegan beauty department where you can find gorgeous makeup tools that are kind to your skin and the planet!