Top 5 Cruelty Free Winter Lipsticks

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Since transitioning to all cruelty free products, I’ve been looking back at my past blog posts and trying to recreate them with cruelty free products in mind. One of my favourite (and your guys’) favourite blog posts was my post last year for my Top 5 Winter Lipsticks. Here are my current favourite Winter lipsticks on rotation, that are all cruelty free!

The first lipstick up is Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Mannequin (RRP $18.00 USD), which is a cool toned nude colour. I love Jeffree Star’s lipsticks, and despite all the controversy surrounding him, he makes a damn fine lipstick. They are all cruelty free and vegan as well, and have amazing lasting power. If you haven’t tried his lipsticks yet, I suggest you do!

Next, the NYX Liquid Suede (RRP $14.95) range are another amazing liquid-to-matte lipstick range, and the colour Soft Spoken is one of my favourites. Described as a mauve nude, but I’d liken it more to be a dark rose nude colour. Mauve to me would have more purple tones. This again has great lasting power and is a great colour for the cooler months.

One of my favourite lipsticks – Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream (RRP $10.49) have an awesome range of colours, and this colour is from the Limited Edition Gemstone Range – Quartz and All. From what I can tell this LE range is still available on the Australis website, so definitely check it out to see if you can grab this gorgeous purple toned grey!

Now I’m in two minds about this next lipstick, but I love the colour so much that I had to include it. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick in LAX (RRP $6.00 USD) is criminally cheap and is a gorgeous ox blood red. Unfortunately, I find that this shade tends to dry out and flake off very easily after food/drink, so it can be difficult to wear and maintain. A forewarning!

Lastly is a more sheer, glossy option so this post wasn’t all about matte lip creams haha! This is NYX Butter Gloss in Devil’s Food Cake (RRP $9.95) which is a deep plum shade. It is buildable in pigmentation but if you are looking for a deeper colour I would recommend layering it with a regular creme lipstick in a similar shade. 

Do you spot any of your cruelty free favourites here?

*Disclaimer – I currently support brands that are cruelty free and do not sell their products in mainland China, even if they are owned by a larger parent company that is not cruelty free. If this does not align with you views, please refrain from supporting NYX cosmetics as they are currently owned by LÓreal. It is my personal belief that we should support cruelty free brands to show these larger companies that animal testing is something that we care about. – K

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  • The Life of Laura

    I love the Colourpop liquid lipsticks, they are probably my favourite liquid lipsticks. I need to pick up a few more!

    Laura || xx

    • Kate Flint

      Yes I love so many of their shades! 🙂

  • I’m a huge fan of the colorpop lippies too! I love the Australis ones too! I think they are quite underrated as they are very affordable and come in a huge range of colours!

    Rochelle ||

    • Kate Flint

      They’re definitely great bargain buys and so many colours to choose from!

  • Dianne Childs

    Great picks! I have the NYX Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake so I will have to check out Devil’s Food Cake!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    • Kate Flint

      The butter glosses are so great, very moisturising as well as glossy 🙂

  • I LOVE that Jeffree Star lipstick shade! The perf nude!

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

    • Kate Flint

      Me too! It’s probably my most worn lipstick I have in my collection at the moment!

  • I love the Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks! Another cruelty free brand you should check out is Kat Von D xx

    • Kate Flint

      Yes! I haven’t tried KVD lipsticks yet but I love her foundation, concealer and liner! 🙂 x

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE those NYX suede lippies.. I have so many shades!!

    • Kate Flint

      Yes me too! I got the vault but also got this one full size 🙂

  • Steph @

    I too have found that the colourpop dry and flake T_T I actually had a similar experience with the Australis one. Love the colour selections here though, will have to try some of these!

    • Kate Flint

      It can be a bit annoying! I didn’t have much trouble with this shade of Australis but I know some of the neon colours can be a bit tempermental with drying out and flaking!

  • I love the idea of this, Kate! I own a Jeffree Star liquid lip in Redrum but I am thinking of getting rid of it because I don’t like who he is as a person. It is a fabulous formula though! I’ve never tried Colourpop’s range before, it’s on my “to try” list.

    Maddie |

    • Kate Flint

      That’s fair enough 🙂 Definitely get on the Colourpop train and take advantage of their next international shipping special!

  • HerQuarters

    I’m going to have to look for Quartz and all – Australis. It is stunning!

    Amy |

    • Kate Flint

      It’s an awesome shade, and very unique!

  • I love the ColourPop Ultra Satins, my fave liquid lipstick formula xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

    • Kate Flint

      I haven’t tried any of the satins, I will have to give them a look, thanks! x

  • I actually haven’t tried any of these, but I absolutely love all these shades! Even though some of them aren’t super flattering, I am a bit of a sucker for those cool, grey-toned shades haha!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Kate Flint

      Haha I love unflattering shades 😛 Another fave is Posh Spice by Jeffree Star, which has charmingly been dubbed the “butthole grey” shade LOL

  • I have my eye set on the NYX liquid lippies they look really pretty and they have a large variety of shades

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Kate Flint

      They have SO many shades, it’s insane! If you can’t decide on some shades you should try to get your hands on a vault set if you can!

  • Some beautiful shades here! I love the JS and ColourPop range – great C.F brands!

    • Kate Flint

      Thanks Marisa! I agree – such great brands!

  • That Jefree Star lippie looks so good on you! I also had the same experience with the Colourpop Ultra Matte. They were so dry and flaky.

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

    • Kate Flint

      I’ve had other ultra matte lipsticks by colourpop that are really great so I am wondering if it’s the colour or the batch that has affected it :

  • Nice choice, liking all of them 🙂

    • Kate Flint

      Thanks lovely! 🙂

  • Amazing picks, the oxblood red looks so gorgeous for winters 🙂

  • Zerin Hassan

    That nude is the bomb

  • I haven’t tried any of these but the NYX Soft Spoken lippie looks like my kinda shade! I do love the entire section though!
    Isabella |

  • This is why I love NYX and ColourPop! Their cruelty-free and really good quality lipsticks 🙂 I haven’t tried Jefree Star, but I would to 🙂 Great list!

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • I really liked the staying power of the JS lipsticks but they are just so damn drying on my lips 🙁 Loved your other suggestions too.

    Bec | Beauty With Bec