Published by PETA.

It takes courage to stand up for animals, and it also takes courage to rock a bright red lipstick! To celebrate 40 years of PETA’s work for animals, we’ve created a list of our favorite bold ruby-shaded lipsticks that are all cruelty-free. Now, you can have the confidence to stand up for what you believe in while looking fabulous.

These products are from companies that don’t test on animals, and they also don’t contain carmine, a nasty ingredient commonly found in red lipsticks and blushes. It’s made from crushing female cochineal beetles, and it reportedly takes 70,000 dead insects to make just 1 pound of red dye. These brands make long-lasting, vibrant lipsticks without using any animals.

Wear one of these vegan red lipstick shades, and come celebrate with us (virtually, of course) at PETA’s Spectacular Virtual 40th Anniversary and Holiday Party!

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Red Lipstick Options

Zuzu Luxe Gluten-Free Lipstick in Galaxy

Axiology Lipstick in True

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace

urban decay vegan red lipstick© Urban Decay

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Nasty Girl

KVD Beauty Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Nahz Fur Atoo

Emani Vegan Cosmetics Hydrating Lipstick with Vitamin E in Promiscuous

Manic Panic Lethal Lipstick in Blood Red

manic panic vegan red lipstick© Manic Panic

Lime Crime Lip Blaze Cream Lipstick in Mary Jane

Gabriel Lipstick in Pomegranate

e.l.f. Cosmetics SRSLY Satin Lipstick in Pepper


Keep other shady animal-derived ingredients out of your makeup and skin-care routine by only buying vegan products from brands that don’t test on animals. Supporting animal test–free brands helps prevent rabbits, mice, rats, and other animals from enduring a lifetime of suffering. Find out if your favorite companies are friendly to animals by searching our Beauty Without Bunnies database:

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