From beard baubles to Jeffery Star’s rainbow highlighter tutorial and L.A make-up artist Vlada Haggerdy’s incredible sequined, molten and crystallized lip art (which has gained her no less than 531k Instagram followers), 2016 brought us some highly creative and somewhat bizarre beauty trends.


{Credit Smashbox x Vlada Lipgloss Giveaway}.

So which beauty trends does 2017 have in store for our faces and how will we achieve them the vegan and cruelty free way?

  • Superfood Skincare
    As we grow more conscious about what we put on our skin, the demand for natural cosmetics is finally being met.  Expect to see more plant based ingredients and less nasty in products this year, such as this Mangosteen Beauty Drops by Skin Owl via Cult Beauty, £68.00.

  • Face Brushing
    While we’ve been told about the importance of body brushing for years, face brushing will be a thing for 2017. Try bareMinerals® Skinsorials™ Cleansing Brush, via Feel Unique£12.80

  • Pair your face brushing with a natural, vegan facewash such as Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser by Pai Skincare, £28.00
    for an extra flawless glow

  • Elixers, Oils and Serums
    Potent blends of plant extracts and oils are a must if you suffer with problem skin. Odacité are 100% vegan and have a range of beautiful Serum Concentrates to choose from.

  • Bubble Masks
    The bubble mask was a big beauty trend on social media in 2016 and it looks as if it’s here to stay. e.l.f. Cosmetics have their own hydrating forumla priced at just £14.00


  • Charcoal
    Activated charcoal has become increasingly popular in the beauty world due to its detoxifying properties. Try Lush’s Dark Angels Fresh Cleanser with charcoal and black sugar, £7.25



  • Matcha
    Matcha exploded onto 2016’s health scene. It’s not just for drinking it can be used on your skin.  It calms redness, wards off free radicals and detoxes.  Try this Rose and Matcha Green Tea Natural Clay and Face Mask and Scrub by Aura Organics, £20.00


  • Bold lips
    The red lip maybe a timeless statement but it’ll be a big trend for 2017, along with coral, peach, bright orange and pink fuchsia, basically think colour blocking for lips. Lipstick Queen‘s Chinatown Glossy Lipstick in Chase is ideal for achieving this look, £22.00

  • Shimmer and Shine
    Adding a touch of shimmer around the corner of your eyes will not only make you feel instantly awake but also bang on trend in Spring’s make up stakes. Sparkle and shine with Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Eyeshadows, £16.00

Will you be trying any of these vegan and cruelty free beauty and skincare products this year?  Join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.