Veganuary is here

Every year a lot of people switch to vegan for the month of January. If ditching cheese seems like too much, then you can always switch to vegan and cruelty free makeup products. I know January can be a tight month so I have included some budget options.

wet n wild

This is an accessible and inclusive beauty brand that continues to reinvent the meaning of value, with high-performance makeup essentials that are vegan and cruelty free. The Mega Volume Mascara (RRP €4.99) creates volume and accentuates eyes. With a spiral fibre brush that provides quick loading of formula, this mascara is perfect for on the go. Containing vitamin E to soften, moisturise, and protect lashes. Its Colour Icon Bronzer (RRP €6.49) is a soft, gel-infused bronzer that gives the skin a natural glow that lasts all day long. Gliding on like a cream and setting like a powder, the Icon Bronzer allows you to look glowy in seconds while remaining crease free from morning through to night.

Its Bare Focus Tinted Skin Perfector Shades in Tan and Light (RRP €7.99) gives a light coverage while helping your skin to maintain its natural intense hydration. Buildable with a semi-matte finish, this two-in-one miracle creates a naturally flawless and nourished glow.


If there's one thing I love even more than makeup it's cruelty free makeup and Note is so proud that every single one of its products is cruelty free as certified by PETA! Not only that but they are gorgeous quality at a great price. The Skin Perfecting Illuminator (€9.95) instantly primes while adding radiance to create your Perfect Face. It feels smooth and silky and helps even skin tone. Use all over the face for overall glow or as a highlighter where desired.

Its Matt Ever Lip-Ink (RRP €8.95) features ultra-saturated pigments that instantly fuses with lips to deliver comfortable wear and intense colour with 8 hour lasting power. Its second-skin texture dresses your lips with a kiss proof, transfer-resistant and matte finish. Our quick-drying liquid lipstick is enriched with nourishing murumuru butter and argan oil to help lock in moisture to enhance your smile. Available in 18 colours.

Andrew Fitzsimons

Andrew Fitzsimons hair care products are a mix of innovative formulas and perfected luxury-inspired classics, all including fragrance technology that makes their scent last for a couple of days and what's better? They are all cruelty free and vegan friendly! Its Prism Shine Line With Hyaluronic Acid is perfect for most hair types. This collection is designed to provide extreme shine, moisturise and reduce frizz while improving manageability and protecting from the return of dullness. Infused with a hyaluronic acid protein complex, this range replenishes fibres from root to tip, detangling and softening leaving strands silky, supple and with maximum shine. Products include Glossy Shampoo, (€11.99), Glossy Conditioner (€11.99) and Invisible Shine Spray (€14.49).


Choose a conscious exfoliator like Dermalogica’s Daily Milkfolaint (13g €18 or 74g €69) which is an oat-based powder exfoliant and polishes to reveal smoother, more vibrant skin, replenishes and supports skin’s barrier, and relieves skin with calming ingredients.

Offering both a polishing and restorative treatment, Daily Milkfoliant is proven to calmly exfoliate skin. This vegan milky powder exfoliant with oat and coconut is activated by water. Upon mixing Daily Milkfoliant with water, it transforms into a creamy, frothy lather that releases botanical extracts, to help polish away dead skin cells. As a result of the calming ingredient blend, it can be safely used daily, for soft, smooth skin every day.