15 of the best cruelty-free lipsticks you need to know about

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Best cruelty-free lipsticks

by Jade Moscrop |

Here at heat, we're very much of the philosophy that a bold lip can change the world. OK, maybe not the world, but it can completely transform your make-up look and they're glam AF - so we're big fans.

We're also big fans of cruelty-free cosmetics - make-up which is produced ethically, without testing on animals – so we can look great and our moral conscience remains intact (until we're no longer responsible for our actions when our sassy, drunk alter-ego comes out to play).

Luckily for us, there are loads of brands that are making our cruelty-free make-up life possible, so we have lots to choose from.

Here are our fave cruelty-free lipsticks (including some fancy liquid ones) you can buy right now.

Looking to expand your cruelty-free beauty collection? Don't forget to browse the best cruelty-free make-up brushes and cruelty-free fake tans, while you're here.

CHECK OUT: the best cruelty-free lipsticks 2022


The best cruelty-free lipsticks money can buy

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick
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Huda's buttery soft formulation is one of the longest-lasting lippies we've ever tried. With immense colour payoff from just a small amount, this matte lipstick doesn't dry out your lips and won't budge once it's on.

Glossier Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick
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Buildable colour inspired by the runway, Glossier's Generation G glides on as smoothly as a balm, but is long-lasting and perfect for that bitten-lip look. It now comes in nine stunning shades, including three newbies - Fuzz, Malt and Punch.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick, RRP £16
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Created to flatter every skin tone, Fenty Beauty's ultra-slim lipstick gives you a long-wearing, petal-soft matte finish, with a huge range of colour-intense shades to boot.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution, RRP £25
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The queen of lippy, fans of Charlotte Tilbury will be glad to hear that the brand is cruelty-free. This product soothes, protects and moisturises lips, provides long-lasting colour and has a square tip to mimic a brush. Clever!

NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream, RRP £6
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Perfect for everyday use, a little goes a long way with NYX's comfortable Lip Cream which comes in a range of shades and is really affordable.

KVD Beauty Everlasting Hyperlight Transfer-Proof Liquid Lipstick
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Beauty brand KVD is well-known for championing cruelty-free products, and its latest launch is an evolution of its original, much-loved lip formula. Transfer-resistant and super lightweight, Everlasting Hyperlight contains nourishing ingredients to keep your lips feeling comfortable.

Barry M Cosmetics Matte Lip Paint, RRP £4.99
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Super creamy with intense colour, Barry M's Matte Lip Paint is available in a shade to suit every occasion; from pretty neutrals to bold, vibrant colours.

Winky Lux Matte Lip Velour, RRP £14
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Winky Lux's Matte Lip Velour come in a variety of bold colours and are gluten-free, paraben-free as well as cruelty-free. This colour is a personal fave of Taylor Swift, appaz.

Too Faced Melted Matte, RRP £19
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Too Faced's Melted Matte liquid lipstick is a favourite with make-up artists everywhere and we can definitely see why. Both lightweight and long-wearing, it's infused with 'volulip' for a no-sting plumping effect and nourishing avocado oil to protect lips.

Burtu2019s Beesu00ae 100% Natural Matte Lip Crayon, RRP £8.99
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If you're looking for something super lightweight, a lip crayon could be for you. This one from Burt's Bees is moisture-rich, made with shea butter, jojoba oil and kendi oil. One hundred per cent natural, it comes in six flattering shades ranging from pinks, nudes, reds and plums.

NARS Matte Lipstick, RRP £22
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NARS is a must-have brand in every make-up bag, and the fact that its matte lipsticks are cruelty-free is ideal. These lipsticks contain passion fruit seed oil and Omega-6 for skin vitality and provide excellent colour vibrancy.

Lord & Berry Timeless Kissproof Lipstick, RRP £17
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Kissproof and pigmented, this is one lippy we definitely want in our make-up bag. Fortified with a nourishing, antioxidant-rich blend of neem, sesame and Indian frankincense essential oils, it's a real treat for the lips. Plus, we love the unique applicator.

Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick, RRP £17.50
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Urban Decay products are all cruelty-free and many are also vegan. This Comfort Matte Vice Lipstick comes in 31 shades, feels gorgeous on the lips and gives highly pigmented colour.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolour, RRP £18
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If you fancy keeping things simple with a nude lip á la Kim K, Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolour is perfect for the job.

Kat Von D 'Studded Kiss' Satin-Matte Cream Lipstick, RRP £17
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The queen of cruelty-free, KVD's Studded Kiss Lipstick is pure matte lipstick heaven and comes in loads of daring colours. It's 100 per cent vegan, too.

(NB: Some on this list are owned by parent companies that are not cruelty free. However, the brands themselves are certified cruelty free and do not test on animals. None of the products on this list have themselves been tested on animals)

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