The Best Clean, Vegan, and Cruelty-free Zoom Makeup Routine
It looks like Zoom might be the new norm—at least for a while.
Between classes, meetings, parties, and hangouts, getting all done-up for video calls is starting to become a staple in many of our daily lives.
So, naturally, we whipped up the perfect vegan, cruelty-free, and clean Zoom makeup routine for you beauties! Check out our picks for a daily makeup look that’ll turn heads—even in a packed Zoom room.
Mascara can do serious wonders for your look. By simply lifting and lengthening your lashes, you’ll look more wide-eyed and awake (even if you just rolled out of bed).
Grab INIKA Organic Long Lash Vegan Mascara—featured in our July 2020 Rose Collection—to give your lashes the attention they deserve.
The Long Lash formula has:
- Plant-derived extracts that condition and nourish lashes
- Carnauba wax to boost volume and length
Plus, the brush is designed for full coverage, awesome definition, and clump-free lashes.
When in a pinch, this mascara can take your look up a notch in seconds. With just a few quick swipes, you’ll look like you got a full eight hours of sleep the night before.
Eyeliner is a perfect way to give your eyes that extra oomph. It can make your eyes look bigger and brighter (especially when put on your lower lash line). And it can make the color of your eyes really pop.
The Creamy Long Last Liner by 100% Pure—featured in our August 2020 boxes—is an absolute dream.
Their formula includes:
- Sunflower seed oil to provide the skin with fatty acids
- Vitamin E for protection against free radicals
- Jojoba oil to promote healing and deep moisturizing
And the buttery texture ensures a smooth application with no uncomfortable tugging.
For a no-makeup-makeup Zoom look, pick up the shade Dark Cocoa (a deep, delicious brown) to emphasize those pretty peepers. Its soft color is simple, earthy, and blendable—ideal for quick application.
Blush makes the world go round. It’s a quick and easy way to look fresh and ready for the day.
The multi-use color by Habit Cosmetics that we featured in November 2020 is your new go-to. It’s a creamy, buildable formula that can be used on your cheeks, eyes, or lips for a tint of color anywhere you might need it.
Cream blushes are a total game-changer; they’re extremely hydrating and give a natural-looking flush to the cheeks.
This blush includes:
- Organic shea butter for anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits
- Avocado oil for collagen production
- Moringa oil to promote nourished and glowing skin
Adding a little color to your cheeks can transform your look by brightening your skin and face and giving you a healthy-looking glow.
Take it all to the next level with a bomb highlighter. A subtle dash of shimmer can pull together your look and mood, and effectively prep you for a long day of Zoom calls.
This one’s another cream formula from Habit Cosmetics. Their Bright Lights Creme Highlighter lights up the skin like no other. We featured the shade Gatsby in 2020's Bewitching Boo-ty Box and it was loved by our beauties.
Formulated with ...
- Sesame seed oil to increase collagen production, protect against UV rays, and promote cell regeneration
- Sea buckthorn oil to brighten and nourish the skin, while protecting against free radicals
... this highlighter not only makes your skin shine on the surface, but it also penetrates and treats it underneath.
Apply right above your blush and to the tip of your nose to add some shine to your skin. This highlighter will give you a gorgeous golden glow that everyone will notice—even through a computer screen.
5. Brow gel
Let’s be honest—eyebrow filling can take ages. And if you’re in a rush, forget it.
But that doesn’t mean your brows have to look totally messy or disheveled.
Pick up Chella’s Eyebrow Defining Gel in Clear—as featured in our October 2020 collection—for easy brow-taming and shaping. Since the color is clear, you’ll never have to worry about missing the mark (and if you do, it’s no big deal).
- Never flakes, so your brows will look fresh all day
- Is incredibly long-lasting
- Has a secure but flexible hold for natural-looking brows
By fluffing, shaping, and gelling a bit, you can create fuller-looking brows in no time. Just brush your eyebrows upward with the spoolie while applying a light coat of the gel, and you’re ready to go.
6. Lipstick or Lip Gloss
And finally, the finishing touch: a pop of color for your lips.
Color on your lips can make all the difference. If all else fails, just put on your brightest, boldest red and you’ll be set. (Psst ... a great, classy red is REALHER’s “I Am The Best,” which we featured in May 2020.)
For a more neutral-toned tint, check out a Kinder Beauty favorite brand Au Naturale Cosmetics's High Lustre Lip Gloss in Magnolia. Beautiful on all skin tones, this pretty petal pink is the perfect pick-me-up for early morning Zoom calls.
- Coconut oil for nourishing and conditioning lips
- Vitamin E for moisturizing and promoting softness
... this creamy lip crayon glides on with ease for a light splash of color.
If you’re more of a gloss gal, use the INIKA Organic Lip Serum that we featured in September 2019. With a high-shine, glossy finish, this serum can be worn alone or as a lip topper to finish off your look.
This serum is made with:
- Orange essential oils to detoxify
- Rosehip oil to promote healing and cell regeneration
- Green tea for antioxidant properties
- Shea butter for softening
So, not only will your lips look incredible, but they’ll feel amazing, too. This serum is a great all-in-one for when you’re pressed for time.