5 Eco-Friendly and Vegan Beauty Brands We’re Sure You’ll Love

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 06/26/2015 | 03:00 PM EDT

You can look good and help save the world

Every now and then, women who are in love with makeup question what’s in their beauty products they’re using. For some, the chemicals and ingredients that continuously end up in our favorite products can cause harsh reactions. Many others are starting to just realize that they really want to be aware of what they’re putting on their skin (and essentially, in their bodies).

For those of you focused on creating an eco-friendly lifestyle, we’ve scouted the top 5 beauty brands we think you’ll love.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Why: OCC has some of the best high-pigmented lip colors, nail lacquers and eye shadows we’ve seen in a while.

Their signature product: The OCC Lip Tar and Stained Gloss collection is to die for. Equipped with a mini brush for accurate application, you’ll get a bang for your $18 buck. The colors are rich and smooth, never drying and can be found in pretty much every color under the sun.

Butter London

Why: They’ll provide you with the basics, without all of the chemical fuss. You’ll find your favorite eyeliner, lip gloss and even nail polish at Butter London.

Their signature product: The nail lacquers. While we love their cosmetics, their nail polishes are the number one go-to product from the brand. Smooth and creamy, without the high intense smell, you’ll have your pick at pastels, glitters, bold colors and even metallics.

Lamik Beauty

Why: Besides the fact that it’s Black owned, Lamik beauty is where many Black women (and other women of color) find their perfectly matched foundations.

Their signature product: The full coverage foundation is a hit. Creamy, smooth and offered in an array of Brown woman friendly colors, the foundation evens your complexion and enhances your skin tone.

Urban Decay

Why: Urban Decay is good at pretty much everything. We mean it. All of their products, from primers, to shadows to foundations (if you can find one in your shade) are excellent.

Their signature product: Their mascaras. There’s no better feeling than knowing what you’re putting next to one of the most sensitive parts of your body (your eyes) is eco-friendly.

Tarte Cosmetics

Why: Tarte is another all-inclusive brands that really gets it right in just about every beauty department.

Their signature product: The Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette. You’ll find the best natural shadows in one sleek packaging. Their eyelash curler is also a hit! 

(Photo:Tim Robbins/Mint Images/Corbis)

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