Thanks to beauty mega stores like Sephora and Mecca finding cruelty free makeup in Melbourne has never been easier. However, a stamp with a cruelty free logo doesn’t always guarantee quality. So where does one even begin? The answer? Right here. Ranging from designer to drugstore, we have you covered with Melbourne’s best quality makeup brands. Scroll down to find your new flawless, guilt-free look from our top six picks
#1 Gemma Vendetta
If you want quality, no-nasties makeup with a highlighter you can see from outer space, the Gemma Vendetta mineral-based range is for you. Australian owned and operated, these products are perfect for sensitive and blemish prone skin as the ingredients used are 100% natural and contain zero chemicals. Expect to pay a bit more with the Eye + Cheek Palettes going for $67 and signature lipsticks at $38. Once they are on your skin, your investment will seem beyond worth it.
Side note: the packaging is to die for, a must have for your vanity table.
Prices start from $29.95
Eye + Cheek Quad Palette ($67)
#2 Klara Cosmetics
Where: Klara Cosmetics, Williamstown North
Klara Cosmetics is guilt-free makeup heaven. If you are in the market for cruelty free makeup in Melbourne that is similar to m.a.c, Klara is your new go-to. Klara’s makeup is full coverage, bold and long-lasting, ideal for a night out. The prices are reasonable with the signature foundation going for $50. Starting from scratch? Check out the individual sets like Girls Night In, Make Me Younger or Trending Know to get the full Klara cosmetic experience. The website also offers a range of how-to guides and video tutorials to correctly apply the makeup. Grab the girls and plan a day trip.
Prices start from $24.75
#3 INIKA Organic
Where: Full range available at Myer or shop online here.
Melbourne cruelty free makeup lovers are most likely already familiar with INIKA Organic, however, we couldn’t resist adding the brand to our favourites list. Put simply this range is the bee’s knees (but rest assured it is 100% vegan). INIKA acts as a detox for your skin while keeping you looking bright and fresh all day long. If you are new to the cruelty free game we recommend the $99 INIKA Organic face in a box starter kit containing all the essentials.
Prices start from $29
Face in a Box Essentials Starter Kit ($99)
Where: Terry White Pharmacies or online here.
Does your skin need a lifestyle change? Raww cosmetics has taken superfoods that our body needs to function at its best and bottled it to create a superfood smoothie for your skin. Raww is an organic range to rival the chemical-laden products found in commercial brands. It mightn’t be as luxe as Gemma Vendetta or Mark Jacobs but it’s a great get considering the affordable prices. We recommend coming for the Fruit Fusion Lip Oil and sticking around for the Acai Berry Glow Illuminator. Delish.
Prices start from $14.99.
#5 Marc Jacobs
Where: Sephora stores: Melbourne Central, La Trobe St Melbourne or Chadstone Dandenong Rd, Chadstone
There is no denying that Marc Jacobs has stepped up its makeup game. Last year’s Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer more than lived up to the hype. Marc Jacobs is on the more luxurious side, however, this range is a great example of designer makeup that is 100% cruelty free. If you are in the mood to splurge and in the market for a full coverage foundation, check out the Re(marc)able Foundation. Certainly, worth the extra coin.
Prices start from $34
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Where: Priceline stores across Melbourne or online here.
Pucker up people, Hurraw! lip balms are 100% cruelty free and need to be an essential part of your makeup routine. This organic, vegan, raw, premium product is sure to nourish and is your first defense against cracked and dry lips in Melbourne weather. The best bit? Hurraw! is starting to experiment with colours. The brands new Echium Raspberry Tinted Balm gives your lips a light hue to make them look extra plump and purple. Cruelty free makeup in Melbourne? We say Hooray to Hurraw!
Prices start from $3.75
Where do you buy your cruelty free makeup in Melbourne? Let us know in the comments!
Feature image credit: Gemma Vendetta