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9 Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes You Need To Have

March 13th, 2015 |
  • 9 Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes You Need To Have
Copy: Serena Faber Nelson
Photography: Serena Faber Nelson

If there’s one secret every professional makeup artist knows, it’s that if you want perfectly applied makeup, you need the right tools for the job.

But like everything else in your makeup kit, you want your brushes to be cruelty free and animal friendly.

Gone are the days when cruelty free makeup brushes were scratchy, nasty things. These days they’re all about luxe synthetic materials that are soft on your face and sleek in their application.

Whether you’re starting your makeup kit, or looking to add a few star players, here are our top picks that’ll have you contoured, blushed and bronzed like nobodies business…

9 Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes You Need To Have

Antonym Cosmetics Brush Collection

Antonym makes brushes that are gentle on the skin and precise in makeup application – guaranteeing that your skin will look and feel it’s best.

Made of sustainable bamboo, aluminium ferules and top quality synthetic bristles, each brush has a classic, luxurious look and feel – keeping a clean and fresh aesthetic to your makeup kit.

With over 21 brushes, you’re guaranteed to find exactly what you need.



1 – Kabuki Brush

2 – Foundation Brush #4

3 – Concealer Brush #5

4 – Medium Long Eye Shader Brush #18

Inika Vegan Brushes

Certified vegan and cruelty free, Inika brushes are perfect for mineral makeup application.

The sleek black design makes them a gorgeous pick – with 5 brushes and one complete set roll to choose from in the range.



5 – Vegan Angle Brush

6 – Vegan Blush Brush

Furless Cosmetics Makeup Brushes

Like the name says, Furless brushes are fur-free, cruelty free and 100% vegan.

With an expansive range of high quality brushes, Furless focuses on expert application and soft synthetic bristles to ensure your skin looks and feels good.

As an added bonus Furless regularly donates to Wildlife ARC, a charity organisation that rescues and cares for injured or orphaned native animals, so they can be happily released back into the wild.



7 – Must Have Pro Lash/Brow Groomer

8 – Must Have Pro Angled Contour Brush

9 – Must Have Pro Buffer Brush


What are you favourite picks for cruelty free makeup brushes?

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