5 vegan beauty products on our radar this Christmas

5 vegan beauty products on our radar this Christmas


Text: Sinead Lee

Editor: Jolene Khor

The presence of animal testing in cosmetics plague many a makeup fanatic. Whenever we watch a beauty vlogger review a cosmetic or skincare product, some well-intentioned Negative Nancy is bound to unleash his/her dormant keyboard warrior-ism to stir up controversy with a comment like, "But did you know they still test on animals?!"  

Rightly so.

Just in time for the holidays (hello, confetti everythang, Mariah Carey's overplayed "All I Want for Christmas is You", pumpkin hazelnut hot chocolate), we've observed an uptick in beauty brands releasing vegan Christmas specials this year, as if to counter all the mindless consumption some of us are sure to commit. Hey, we're only human.

Alas, a vegan-conscious stocking stuffer can make a unique gift for those trying to integrate more ethical and conscious beauty buys in the upcoming new year (if so, go ahead and pat yourself prematurely on the back!). Don't get us wrong, Buro. Singapore is in no way knocking regular non-vegan beauty staples  it's just that their approach of using animal-derived ingredients alone is enough to make us atone for our sins, for fear we wind up on Santa's naughty list. On the good list: Chantecaille, Kat Von D, Hourglass, Tarte, and The Body Shop, helping us decipher what really merits real estate on your vanity and in your Xmas makeup pouch.

vegan beauty christmas

The Body Shop Festive Sack Of Berry Bon Bon Delights
Get ready for the festive party season with this reusable sack filled with uplifting cranberry scented shower and body care treats, all designed to leave you feeling refreshed... and restituted.

Available at The Body Shop and online.

vegan beauty christmas

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - Volume 4
For those banging holiday parties left and right, this travel-friendly palette for contouring and highlighting promises to be everything you need to create a finished and flawless complexion.

Available at Tangs Plaza and Sephora.

vegan beauty christmas

Kat Von D Best Of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick Set
This megawatt lipstick set is a party accessory on its own right. It features a spectrum of six of Kat Von D's best-selling neutral shades with comfy creamy finishes.

Available at Sephora.

vegan beauty christmas

Chantecaille Limited Edition Moonlit Perle Glow Powder
Ditch your #basic, natural powder highlighter for this version; it gives the gift of glowing skin. The radiant powder balm highlighter is said to glide on weightlessly, dusting the skin with a shimmering, moonlit glow.

Available from 1 December 2018 at Takashimaya counters.

vegan beauty christmas

Tarte Let's Flamingle Brush Set
No one will blame you for being a little more extra this holiday season. This flamingo set comes with five essential brushes — such as a stippling brush for liquid formulas and a fan option for precise highlighter application — each full-size with happy bristles.

Available at Sephora and online.