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Makeup Geek Vegan Product List (Updated for 2020!)

Makeup Geek Vegan Products List

Looking for a list of Makeup Geek vegan products? Logical Harmony has you covered!

Makeup Geek has long been a cruelty-free favorite in the beauty community. Their eyeshadows are some of the best out there and come in a wide variety of shades and finishes. There are a surprising amount of Makeup Geek vegan products – eyeshadows, blush, bronzers, highlighters, and even lipsticks. It’s always great when a cruelty-free brand also has a lot of vegan options. While they are primarily available on their own website, you can even now find Makeup Geek in Target.

Because so many Makeup Geek vegan options are available, this list of the Makeup Geek vegan products is broken down by product type.  That way you can easily see what shades of different formulas are not only cruelty-free, but also vegan friendly. This should make your cruelty-free shopping a little easier.

For any Makeup Geek purchases, you can use affiliate code LOGICALHARMONY for 10% off your order.

This is the most recent update of a post I originally published on October 14, 2015. It was last updated on January 21, 2020.

Is Makeup Geek Cruelty-Free? Yes! Makeup Geek is cruelty-free.

Makeup Geek is cruelty-free. They do not test on animals at any point, nor do they hire any 3rd parties to test on animals on their behalf.

Are all Makeup Geek products vegan? No.

Makeup Geek is not a fully vegan brand, but they do have a lot of vegan-friendly options to pick from.

Makeup Geek Vegan Product List (2020):

Below are all of the Makeup Geek vegan product options. It is split up by category to make your cruelty-free shopping easier.

If you are new to Makeup Geek, an important thing to know about their ingredient list is that they use the same “May Contain” listing for all shades – vegan or not. The May Contain list does contain carmine, however, this does not mean that there is carmine in all of their products. On some Makeup Geek product pages vegan options are noted, but they are not on all shades or on all product pages.

The following list includes only Makeup Geek products that are not only cruelty-free but also vegan. Cruelty-free means that there is no animal testing occurring anywhere. Vegan means that there are no animal or animal derived ingredients.

Makeup Geek Blushes:

The following Makeup Geek Velvet Powder Blushes are vegan. The blushes used to come in either a compact or a round pan. With the rebranding, they are now available in only a square pan. This means less packaging waste. It’s also very easy to create your own custom face palette using empty magnetic palettes.

The new blushes in Covet and Sweetness are not vegan-friendly. Covet was vegan before the rebranding, so if you own this in a round pan that version is vegan-friendly. The reformulated version in the square pan is not.

Some older blushes that came in round pans that were vegan are Blind Date, Cherish, Heart Throb, Love Letter, Promise Ring, Puppy Love, Rendezvous, Romance, XOXO, Soulmate Head Over Heels, Honeymoon, Infatuation, Love Affair, Main Squeeze, Secret Admirer, Valentine. These shades are no longer available.

Makeup Geek Bronzers:

The following Makeup Geek Bronzers are vegan. The bronzers use to be sold in compacts, but now only pans are available. This is great because it means less packaging and it’s a lot easier to create custom face palettes of your own.

In addition to bronzers, Makeup Geek made contour powders for a while. The shades Bad Habit, Break Up, Complicated, Deal Breaker, Half Hearted, Infidelity, Love Triangle, and Scandal were vegan-friendly.

Makeup Geek Brow Duo:

Unfortunately, none of the Makeup Geek Brow Duos are vegan. These duos contain a brow pencil and a brow liner.

Makeup Geek Eyeliner:

The following Makeup Geek Eyeliners are vegan-friendly shades. These are their new retractable eyeliner pencils.

The new liners in Navy and Purple are not vegan-friendly.

For a bit, Makeup Geek also made eyeliner pencils that were not retractable. The Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencils in Cobalt, Espresso, Mint, Nude, Obsidian, Ocean, Plumeria, and Spice were vegan-friendly shades.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows (Foiled):

The following Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows are vegan. These cruelty-free foiled shadows are a really unique formula that is very pigmented and shimmery. The formula is a powder that’s super buttery and creamy in texture. They are very easy to apply and blend. Grandstand and In The Spotlight and my personal favorites of the shades.

The Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows in Center Stage and High Wire are not vegan-friendly. These shades do not currently appear on the new foiled shadows product page, but on the old one they are marked as “coming soon”.

The Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows in Blue My Mind, Charmed, Curtain Call, Epic, Fantasy, Fortune Teller, Houdini, Jester, Limelight, Luna, Magic Act, Mesmerized, Nostalgic, Pegasus, Showgirl, Sorcery, Take Two, and Untamed were vegan-friendly in the old round pan version. These shades are no longer available.

They used to also make Duochrome Shadows. These are no longer available, but the shades I’m Peachless, Rockstar, Steampunk, Typhoon, and Voltage were all vegan-friendly.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows (Signature):

The following Makeup Geek Signature Eyeshadows are vegan-friendly shades. Some additional shades were vegan-friendly before the 2020 rebranding. If you have older round pans, you can check the list at the bottom of this list check on those shades. A couple of shades that used to be part of the signature eyeshadow group have now been re-branded as power pigments.

Creme Brulee and Peach Smoothie were vegan before the rebranding, so if you own this in a round pan that version is vegan-friendly. The reformulated version in the square pan is not. Cocoa Bear was vegan and has now been renamed to Cheetah Bear, which is not vegan-friendly.

Some older shadows that came in round pans that were vegan are Anarchy, Appletini, Baby Face, Bada Bing, Bake Sale, Bandwagon, Barcelona Beach, Bleached Blonde, Boo Berry, Brown Sugar, Brownie Points, Burlesque, Cabin Fever, Casino, Cinderella, Cocoa Bear, Confection, Dirty Martini, Dragonfly, Early Bird, Envy, Fairytale, Faux Fur, Frappe, Friend Zone, Fuji, Galaxy, Glamorous, Glass Slipper, Goddess, Gold Digger, Graphite, High Tea, Hipster, Homecoming, Hopscotch, Ice Queen, Last Dance, Latte, Lemon Drop, Lucky Penny, Mercury, Mermaid, Mirage, Mocha, Moondust, Nautica, Neptune, Ocean Breeze, Peacock, Petal Pusher, Pixie Dust, Pocket Change, Poolside, Pop Culture, Preppy, Pretentious, Prom Night, Purely Naked, Rapunzel, Roulette, Sand Dollar, Sea Mist, Sensuous, Shark Bait, Shimmermint, Shore Thing, Sidekick, Stealth, Tan Lines, Taupe Notch, Toxic, Twilight, and Venom. These shades are no longer available.

Makeup Geek False Lashes:

The following Makeup Geek false lashes are vegan. They are made from synthetic materials and not from silk, mink, or other animal-derived ingredients found in so many false lashes. Even the 3D Faux Mink Lashes are vegan-friendly (many 3D lashes are made from silk and not from synthetic fibers).

Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss:

The following Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss shades are are vegan.

Makeup Geek Glitters:

The following Makeup Geek Glitters are vegan. These glitters used to be called Sparklers.

When these were called Sparklers, there were some vegan shades. Aurora, Dark Matte, Halo, Light Year, Martian, Meteor Shower, Nebula, Solar Flare, Stargazer, and Zodiac were also vegan-friendly shades.

Makeup Geek Healing Lip Glaze:

The following Makeup Geek Healing Lip Glaze shades are are vegan.

Makeup Geek Highlighters:

The following Makeup Geek Highlighters are vegan. Just like the blushes and bronzers, highlighters used to come in a pan or a compact. They are now just available in pans.

The new highlighters in Ablaze, Glitz, and Firework are not vegan-friendly.

Some older highlighters that came in round pans that were vegan are Daybreak, Lit, Midnight Sun, and Moonphase. These shades are no longer available. The Kathleen Lights Highlighter Palette was also vegan-friendly and is also no longer available.

Makeup Geek Iconic Lipstick:

The following Makeup Geek Iconic Lipstick shades are vegan.

Makeup Geek Loose Pigments:

The following Makeup Geek Loose Pigments are vegan. They come in pots of loose powder and offer rich and intense color.

The new loose pigments in Firefly, Hocus Pocus, Illusion, Sweet Dreams, Telepathic, and Wildfire are not vegan-friendly. Enchanted, Sweet Dreams and Utopia used to be vegan-friendly but no longer are.

Loose pigments in Afterglow, Bewitched, Birthday Wish, Blitz, Chameleon, Insomnia, Kryptonite, New Year’s Eve, Nightlife, Paparazzi, Poker Face, Prince Charming, Prism, and Vegas Lights were vegan-friendly, but are no longer available.

Makeup Geek Power Pigments:

The following Makeup Geek Powder Pigments are vegan. Some of these used to be sold as signature eyeshadows, but they are now marketed as pigments.

The new power pigments in Courageous, Dedicated, Indestructible, Invincible, Potential, Unleashed, and Untouchable are not vegan-friendly.

Makeup Geek Plush Cremes:

The following Makeup Geek Plush Cremes are vegan.

Makeup Geek Plush Mattes:

The following Makeup Geek Plush Mattes are vegan.

Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stains:

The following Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stains are vegan.

What about older Makeup Geek products? Did any formulas change during the rebranding of Makeup Geek?

Over the years, Makeup Geek has launched some shades and collections that did not stay on permanently. Some of these collections had vegan options. In the 2020 Makeup Geek re-brand, some shades that used to be vegan changed formulas and are no longer vegan. A lot of shades were discontinued. If you have the old round pans, those are vegan. But the new square pans of these shades are not vegan-friendly. If you’re curious about any of these older products and reformulated shades, that information above in the appropriate sections.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Tina Wednesday - January 29, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Thank you for the list. Im a make up artist an totally pro cruelty free make up products.
    kiss
    Tina from Wimpernverlängerung

  • Reply Shazia Friday - June 9, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I ordered make up geek eyeshadows in Cocoa bear, frappe, latte and creme brûlée ALL of which had carmine CI75470 listed in ingredients. Your list is incorrect and misleading.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Friday - June 9, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Hi,

      Makeup Geek itself lists all those shades as vegan (on the shade page, click dimensions/specs and it tells you if they are vegan or not) and they are vegan. Makeup Geek does use the same ingredient label for all shades, vegan or not, and carmine is listed under “+/-” which means “may or may not contain”.

  • Reply Feda Wednesday - October 19, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Hi Tashina! Thank you for putting together this list. I noticed on the website yesterday they have updated their vegan info section stating all the shadows that contain carmine and are not vegan. They also have individually labeled each shadow on the site as vegan or not. It seems there are many more vegan options now including Morocco and Dragonfly- two I had previously thought were not. Has anything changed in their formula? There are a few more on the site I noticed were not vegan in the past but are now vegan but I’m not sure how much I can trust their labels! Would love your input!

  • Reply Rachel Rose Mitchell Thursday - July 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for this, Tashina! Much more useful than MUG’s list of non-vegan products. More intuitive to use! Also, I noticed the list on MUG’s site went down today. I’m guessing it happened as they updated. It was definitely up last night haha.

  • Reply Samantha Friday - April 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    thank you for the list this is so great !! xxo

  • Reply Deanna Sunday - April 17, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I literally do not know what I would do without your website, SO HELPFUL THANK YOU!

  • Reply Juliana Wednesday - January 27, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Tashina, thank you for all the effort to make our vegan lives easier. I really appreciate it and refer to your website almost daily. Keep up the great work you’re doing and wishing you lots of (well-deserved) success!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Tuesday - February 9, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Thank you! <3

      • Reply Maria Galvan Monday - November 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        Hi Tashina, I want to know if the blush list also includes the classic formula blushes in your list of vegan blushes from makeup geek. Thank you so much for putting this info up, after learning about carmine I am definitely checking all of the ingredients.

  • Reply Chelsey Wednesday - January 6, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    How about the brushes? Many (if not all? haven’t checked) have synthetic bristles; are they vegan friendly?

  • Reply Julie V Thursday - October 15, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Tashina I love these list, they help make life so much easier. Keep them coming please.

  • Reply Lindsay Wednesday - October 14, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I feel like this was written just for me! This is so helpful – thanks Tashina!

    • Reply Tashina Combs Wednesday - October 14, 2015 at 8:03 am

      I’m glad this will help you, Lindsay!

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