Halloween – Cruelty-Free Special Effects Makeup Brands

Cruelty-Free Special Effects Makeup Brands | Life of Dahlia

Hey Everyone, It’s October Yay, I’m super excited not only does that mean its acceptable to wear dark and spooky attire it’s also my birthday month. It’s crazy how fast the last year had gone.

I just wanted to note it actually spring here in Australia but that doesn’t matter I’ll for sure be rocking my skeleton leggings and pieces from the Blackmilk ‘Immortal Beauty’ collection which I posted about.

With Halloween being only a couple of weeks away, I thought that I would share with you a list of Cruelty-Free Special Effects Makeup Brands. I’ve been using Tag body art paints, unfortunately, I’m not sure on their Cruelty Free status it is confusing some places say they are but they have nothing on their website. I also purchased them before going CF, however, some of the brands I have listed below should have some great CF alternatives.

Cruelty-Free Special Effects Makeup Brands

All the brands listed below are cruelty-free, it is either stated on their website or they have a cruelty-free certification but I also recommend doing your own research for your own benefits & beliefs. These brands may not be 100% vegan, I’ll include information on certifications and whether they are also 100% Vegan if I can find that information.

* Glitter Girl’s glitter is a bio glitter (“Our Glitter products are made from plant-based film (cellulose). The material is derived from the fibres of eucalyptus trees, one of the most widely available and fastest growing trees on the planet.” – from the Glitter Girl Website) Which means that it’s also friendly for the planet.

Note: If you are going to use non-bio aka normal cosmetic grade glitters I recommend removing them with a makeup wipe or disposable cotton round and some makeup remover as they are micro plastics and can get in the water ways, it still impacts the enviroment but its better if we can prevent more of it getting in the water ways as much as possible.

Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands

Some of these beauty brands are great for creating spooky makeup looks, Manic Panic and Lunatick Labs specialise in alternative and spooky themed makeup products.

** BYS Cosmetics has a line of special effects makeup as well as normal makeup. They are also readily available in Australia for stockist check out their website.

Australian Special Effects Stockists

(that stock some CF SFX brands.)

These are some Australian Stockist that stock cruelty-free brands including some of the ones above.


I hope that this post has been helpful for you. Since choosing to go cruelty-free I’m definitely learning a lot and I’m trying my best to stay on top of researching brands to check their cruelty-free status. I do find that its all up to personal opinion on what you are okay with purchasing. When brands have a certification from Peta, Leaping Bunny or Choose Cruelty-free it makes it a lot easier to know that they are doing the right things. But I always recommend researching brands yourself, as it can help you decide what your comfortable purchasing.

I hope this post will be a good resource for those wanting to get some cruelty-free makeup for Halloween or just to do special effects makeup.

Until next time, Happy Halloween

Disclaimer – This post is not sponsored and doesn’t contain any affiliate links, links included are for reference only in case your interest in purchasing the reviewed product. Read full Disclaimer here.


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