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11 Red Lipstick Choices for a Bold Cruelty-Free Look

It takes courage to stand up for animals, and it also takes courage to rock a bright red lipstick! We’ve created a list of our favorite bold red lipsticks that are all vegan and cruelty-free. Now you can have the confidence to stand up for what you believe in while looking fabulous.

Beware of a nasty ingredient called carmine, that is most commonly  found in red lipsticks and blushes. It is made from crushing female cochineal beetles, and it reportedly takes 70,000 dead insects to make one pound of red dye.

Pro tip: Here’s a whole list of cruelty-free red lipsticks to wear for your next night out (or casual work day—you do you), none of which contain crushed beetles.

Red Lipsticks

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Red Lipstick Options

1. Zuzu Luxe Gluten-Free Lipstick in Starlet

zuzu luxe

2. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Bang

Urban Decay

3. Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick in Stiletto Red


4. Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Lipstick in Fire Engine Red


5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar /RTW in NSFW


6. Emani Vegan Cosmetics Hydrating Lip Color in Promiscuous


7. Manic Panic Collection Lipstick in Tainted Love

Manic Panic

8. Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Retrofuturist

Lime Crime

9. Gabriel Lipstick in Pomegranate

Pomegranate lipstick

10. LUSH Liquid Lipstick in Decisive


11. Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon in Thirsty

Don’t forget to prime and line your lips with this vegan liner!


We know that you’re naturally beautiful, but these red lipsticks will give you an extra pop of color that you can wear year round! Now go out and be courageous—animals need your help.

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