Amazing health benefits of vegan lipsticks

Available in different textures and colors, the lipstick makeup beauty accessory is one of the ladies’ best allies -- especially for women who want to be elegant, seductive, and sensual at the same time. However, it is perhaps when you see the word “vegan'' appear on a lipstick product that you become aware of the presence of animal derivatives in our cosmetics. 

“Hey! Do ingredients of animal origin exist in my beauty products?” You wonder. Well, in her lifetime, a woman would ingest up to 2kg of lipstick. So what exactly are we eating?

Of course, the vegan trend is gaining visibility everywhere. But being vegan is not necessarily a quest for holiness, nor a desire to make others feel guilty! No! It is, rather, a reflection of the consequences of our consumption on our everyday lives. 

You would probably agree with me that food is obviously the first sector concerned, but it is far from being the only one. Much more than a fashion effect, it is a real awareness for a large majority of women and men.

The motivations that lead to veganism can be diverse at the start. Everyone can be sensitive to one of these themes or all of them at the same time. They include:

  • Defend the animal cause: it is to challenge the exploitation of animals in all their forms, in food, in the way we dress, and in our entertainment such as controversies over zoos, circuses, or bullfights.
  • Limit its environmental footprint: the meat and milk industry is one of the most polluting in the world, and it is ultimately a very direct way of acting on the environment
  • Limit the effects on your own health: various studies show that you consume too much meat and poorly produced meat, boosted in various hormones.
  • A desire for transparency: in the end, many animal components are not clearly mentioned by the manufacturers, and are thus hidden from consumers. What about those apples smeared with animal dyes? 

And the aforementioned are but a few.

The term "vegan" is also displayed in the beauty world, and the supply of vegan cosmetics is growing. We thus see the appearance of vegan care or vegan makeup. This beggars the question, “but what is the animal derivative doing in my cream?". Thus, more women are showing interest in the content of their vegan lipstick. But what is it exactly, why choose vegan cosmetics? Is it more efficient, more ethical? You will be stunned by the interesting facts you didn't know about the “vegan” trend?

Read on to learn more…


What is vegan lipstick? 

A vegan lipstick, at the very least, conforms to certain basic rules:

  • A vegan lipstick does not contain any ingredients of animal origin.
  • A vegan product implies renouncing all animal exploitation, even indirectly.
  • No animal testing is carried out either on the ingredients or on the finished product, it is certainly mandatory in certain countries for all brands… but what about export?

So, what do non-vegan lipsticks contain? What are the current practices?

If you did thorough research on non-vegan cosmetics products, you will be surprised! Some are quite banal, others much more surprising, and not very appetizing.

Carmine, lanolin… These animal ingredients are in your lipstick.

Let's take the example of animal derivatives very commonly present in make-up and lip care.

Cochineal carmine is a deep red pigment. It is obtained by extracting a parasitic insect from various cacti, the cochineal. Carmine is secreted by the insect in situations of danger, in order to protect itself from predators. Yes, you understood correctly, it is a dye from the corpses of crushed dried female cochineals. This pigment is used in cosmetics – it is discreet in the ingredient lists under the name CARMINE or CARMINIC ACID… and in food under the code name E120. Natural, of course, but not free from certain health risks, since it can cause allergies.

Lanolin also appears under the name “ADEPS LANAE or LANOLIN”. It is a fatty substance obtained by refining a fatty part of sheep's wool; produced by the skin and sebaceous glands of sheep. It's up to you to see if you like the idea of ​​applying sheep fat to your lips.

Products from the hive, wax or honey, are also present in some lipsticks. Far from Epinal images, certain practices raise questions. Bees are poisoned at harvest time, queens with their wings cut off to ensure that they remain in the hive, removed honey is replaced by a simple glucose syrup during the winter and which will not feed the hive properly. Not to mention the voluntary destruction of the colony in the new season. So don't forget that, while you may know beekeepers who love their work and respect their bees, more industrial production can, on the other hand, be controversial.



Be careful, sometimes you are taken unawares! Who says vegan does not necessarily mean natural! Because yes, by definition, a 100% synthetic product is vegan.

Be careful, there are obviously also smart guys who widely use the term "vegan", to give a more natural appearance to products that do not contain only a few vegetable oils drowned under a heap of very synthetic silicones.


There are situations where certain private organic and natural labels, even when they strive to reconcile ethics in formulations, do not make it a priority to remove animal ingredients, which are accepted by their specifications. Consequently, their red lipstick labeled organic may contain cochineal carmine, as its red pigment. This is what led the Belle Crux brand to formulate as closely as possible to the organic specifications, by making an exception on the pigment in order to avoid the use of animal carmine.

Is the vegan label really necessary? Not necessarily!

Many private labels like to identify their products as vegan. They are useful because they show the way and work to popularize vegan cosmetics. However, they mainly work on declaring the brand as a vegan option. It's a heavy investment to be told something we already know.

In addition, vegan labels are centered on the strict definition of the word vegan, therefore the absence of products derived from animals in the products. Again, there is no guarantee that the vegan product is also natural.


A natural AND vegan lipstick is a challenge, which Belle Crux has chosen to take up. With the conviction that, when possible, it is preferable to opt for beauty products that are both vegan AND natural. It's the best, ethical, and healthy, and you deserve it. And good news, green and vegan cosmetics are not bland! They are as beautiful, as efficient, and as stylish as their conventional alternatives. Why deprive yourself of it?

As may be aware, it was one of the bases of the Belle Crux project: to make the perfect, natural, vegan, and stylish lipstick, respectful of women's convictions and desires. It is so pleasant to apply green and vegan lipstick on your lips: it is smooth, soft, and unctuous! Indeed, the vegetable composition is a real plus with its mix of vegetable oils.

Vegan lipsticks: a wide choice of colors

Ever thought the vegan ranges are limited/restrictive in their choice? It is quite false! The shades are just as numerous as for conventional makeup. We challenge you to make your choice and select the best colors of vegan lipstick!

The best vegan lipsticks equal conventional lipsticks

Long-lasting, color intensity, comfort: with Belle Crux, we wanted to demonstrate that vegan lipsticks are at the top of the quality you would expect from a lipstick.

Vegan makeup: packaging that finally makes you want

Like other brands, Belle Crux has chosen to follow the vegan and green philosophy to the end by opting for eco-designed, but super attractive packaging materials. As a result, you respect the fragile environment while beautifying your face. Belle Crux lipsticks with their amazing and trendy packaging. Vegan lipsticks are lacking in nothing, I tell you!

Vegan lipsticks: At the best price

There’s often the assumption that vegan lipstick is expensive, but this assertion is long outdated. The full price range is available. Vegan makeup products are within everyone's reach, for everyone's well-being.


Vegan makeup does not include any animal products in its composition, no animal exploitation, and thus no ingredients or finished products are tested on animals, which is what you get with the Belle Crux brand. 

The quality is there, the packaging is beautiful, and the prices are attractive. So why wait? Are you ready to order your vegan makeup? Click here to check out the variety!

Watch this space to learn more about the best makeup products for a stunning appearance, and learn useful makeup tips for all skin types. We believe that all skin types deserve a great look! 

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