Mascara is one of those makeup products that I don’t actually consider as makeup! It is an inevitable part of my life. Just to avoid my sleepy face, I layer a good dose of mascara on to my lashes.. yeah. Even if you ain’t much into makeup, I feel a mascara, some lippie & blush would be just right. Anyway, here is a list of 11 best Cruelty free mascara.
Just to make it more user-friendly, I’ve attempted to include drugstore mascara as well as some vegan options.
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*Notice: Wet n wild is not entirely cruelty free, unfortunately. Read more here.
Before diving in:
• Let me just remind you that you’re supposed to toss your mascara after 6 months, once opened.
• I would also like to grab this moment to let you know that mascara works differently for all of us. Although I’ve tried to put together an actually useful list, but what might work for me may not work for you.. !
I’ve naturally straight lashes, which are neither too thick nor thin. I gravitate mostly towards mascara that can add curl, slight volume and depth. By depth, I mean preferably deep black shades.
• If you’ve a cult favorite cruelty free mascara which you think I missed and low-key you’re mad at me (silly writer, how dare she!), feel free to LMK in the comments below. TIA!
With everything out of the way, let’s get started (pictures myself doing a YouTube video!).
Best Cruelty-Free Mascara *2020*
NYX On The Rise Volume Liftscara – New launch by NYX is the Liftscara mascara, to add a lift to your lashes. It is also long lasting and non clumpy. It is available in the basic black color.
Not only is it cruelty-free mascara, but the pricing point is on the upper side. Also, it adds length doesn’t flake. Moreover, it does add length to your lashes.
- Doesn’t clump & flake
- Smooth formula
- Adds length
- Not much fan of the wand
Pixi Black Lacquer Lash Primer – It is a beautiful black mascara by Pixi. It has a buildable formula which separates the lashes, adding length to it. Also contains an over-sized brush. Doesn’t clump, provides a false lash look. Good ingredients such as Vitamin E, Bamboo extracts & panthenol.
- Ophthalmologically approved
- Paraben & fragrance free
- Some people find it not long lasting enough
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – Urban Decay claims this mascara to be creamy, adding length & volume. It is quite black to begin with. It is non sticky & non clumpy. The texture is just right, neither too thick nor thin. Also contains good ingredients such as honey.
- Glides smoothly
- Simulates lash growth
- Paraben free
- Quantity should be bit more for the price
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara – Hands-down one of my favorite mascara out there has to be this one. You’ll love the effect it provides… which is just beautiful. Adds a good volume to your lashes, giving kinda dramatic look.
- Gluten & Cruelty Free
- Not waterproof
E.l.f. Volumizing & Defining Mascara – At just $2.99, this is one of the best bet out there, especially if you’re school goer! Compact & travel friendly, it is a decent mascara which is also cruelty free. It doesn’t last long enough but overall it is easy to work with.
- Contains Vitamin B & E
- Doesn’t lasts long
Milk Makeup Ubame Mascara – Personally, I love this brand. And girl, I’ll agree if you say it is on the expensive side cause yes, it is! This can be your ideal pick if you’re not found of curling your lashes (like me!). Lasts long & contains 74% natural mascara. It has a smooth and creamy texture.
- Long lasting
- Paraben, pthalate & sulfate free
- Gives voluminous look
- No need to curl
- You need to figure out the wand.. lol
NYX Professional Makeup Doll Eye Mascara – Great option if you wanna go for a “no-mascara mascara look” aka “this is my natural lashes but not actually” look hehe. It separated lashes & didn’t flake for me. Also pretty inexpensive!
- Ideal for natural look
- Nope from me!
Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara – If you haven’t checked this cruelty free foundation list, you won’t be knowing how much I appreciate Covergirl going cruelty-free. Yup they’re 100% cruelty free RN.
Neither their products nor its ingredients are tested on animals. Moreover, it is not being sold in countries having compulsory animal testing policies such as China.
So we have brands converting to cruelty free whereas then there are brands such as Morphe… if you don’t know what I mean, this might help you.
Anyway, coming back to our topic, Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara adds good chunk of volume to your lashes. I like its formula and how it goes on smoothly.
- Adds volumes
- Doesn’t flake or clumps
Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Mascara – Okay so while I’ve not personally tried it yet, I still had to include it here because it sounds pretty tempting! It claims to add length and volume, plus boasts of including natural ingredients. What got me interested more is the fact that it’s paraben free, yay! It is a 2 tube system & comes with an ebook. Claims to be last longing and smudge free.
- Non-Toxic & Hypoallergenic
- Paraben & SLS free
- Contains natural ingredients
- Clump free
- Price may bother some
Physician Formula Organic Wear – This mascara is free of harsh chemicals, parabens & synthetic preservatives. It is cruelty free but contains some ingredients which makes it non-vegan, such as beeswax. Talking about performance, I’ve used this mascara in the past, to which the brand has launched an updated version. It was a decent one, organic & affordable.
- Harsh chemicals free
- Clump, smudge & flake free
- Fragrance free
- Paraben & gluten-free
- Clinically tested
- Safe for sensitive eyes
- Not vegan; contains beeswax
Vivienne Sabó Volume Mascara – Boasts of a lightweight formula that lasts long giving you a pretty everyday look. Moreover, claims to be smudge-proof and clump free. A pretty sick cruelty free mascara that I highly recommend you to give a try. They also have a waterproof version, I guess.
- Lightweight formula
- Long lasting
- Smudge proof & clump free
- Easy to apply & remove
You made it till here which makes me so happy! Before you go, I wanna say if you want me to add any particular mascara in this list, lmk in the comments below.
Furthermore, make sure to share this article to spread awareness about the possibility of a happy cruelty free lifestyle!
If you’re interested in knowing more about Cruelty-Free living:
Part 2: How To Go Cruelty-Free?
You don’t need to give up on everything just for the sake of being cruelty free.. NOPE. It’s just small steps taken by you & I that matter. Most important part is spreading awareness & knowledge.