Adding a self-care beauty routine can help you kick-start your day as you work from home, but as we make changes to our daily schedules, we should all know that animals don’t deserve to suffer at the hands of the cosmetics industry. Rabbits are gentle, sensitive animals who aren’t ours to exploit for our beauty products, and there are now thousands of vegan makeup and skin-care brands to choose from.
If your schedule is packed to the brim with Zoom meetings, or if you just want to look good for yourself, here’s a beauty routine with vegan products from companies that don’t test on animals. It will help you take on your work-from-home schedule with confidence.
Before applying makeup, start with a fresh canvas, using Bliss vegan skin-care essentials. For normal to sensitive skin, the brand’s Makeup Melt Dry/Wet Gentle Jelly Cleanser and Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser are a great duo to wash off last night’s bad (or good) decisions and remove any excess dirt or oil from the skin. The gentle formulas don’t use snail-derived products, so you can start your routine free from mucus, feces, and cruelty.
The right toner can provide your skin with wonderful benefits, and this Truffle Therapy Essential Face Toner is a necessary addition to your morning routine. It removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and refreshes the skin so that your makeup will layer on nice and smooth.
The new Pacifica collagen line is 100% vegan, so you can achieve a youthful glow without using collagen products made from bovine tissue. If you want a simple, one-step product, the Every Day Lotion is hydrating and lightweight. If your skin needs a little extra TLC, the Complex Serum will leave your face feeling extra soft and supple.
Who said beauty products have to break the bank? The e.l.f. Poreless Face Primer costs only $6, but the feeling of having a makeup look that doesn’t smudge or use any animal products is priceless.
Odds are that a lighter foundation is better for those of us who don’t have time to do full glam in the morning. The PHB Ethical Beauty Tinted Moisturiser will instantly smooth out imperfections and even out your skin tone without looking cakey or heavy. As a bonus, PHB Ethical Beauty is as dedicated to protecting animals as it is to making you look great!
For a natural finish with long-lasting coverage, the tarte Aquacealer Concealer is perfect for highlighting and brightening. This is definitely a light coverage option, so for a more dramatic look, pick up the Shape Tape Contour Concealer. Both are totally vegan and totally flawless.
Blush Bomb Color Drops are a makeup must-have from Drew Barrymore’s cruelty-free cosmetics line, FLOWER Beauty. This versatile formula, which doesn’t include carmine extracted from dead bugs, can be used on the cheeks, lips, and eyes to give you a radiant pop of color.
If you want to look snatched for your next big meeting, the e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette is your new best friend. With a selection of shades that will suit your contouring needs, you’ll have the vegan-powered confidence to take on anything.
The BH Cosmetics Nouveau Neutrals eyeshadow palette is perfect for everyday wear. It allows you to go for a soft, edgy, or fun look while showing compassion for animals.
Even at home, makeup can be prone to fading throughout the day, so lock it in with NYX’s vegan Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder.
The NYX On the Rise Volume Liftscara will give your lashes a voluminous lift to make your makeup look flawless and complete. This formula doesn’t use beeswax, so you can look amazing without harming bees.
This moisturizer from YouthSecret diminishes the appearance of fine lines yet is gentle enough for daily use. Created with powerful antioxidants and retinol, it will help you wake up feeling beautiful and ready for whatever your day may bring!
For a comprehensive list of vegan and animal test–free cosmetics companies, visit PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies database. Tag @PETA on Twitter with your favorite work-from-home vegan beauty tips, and download some of PETA’s Zoom backgrounds to add an animal rights theme to your daily meetings!