Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Vegan Makeup For Traveling Moms


Many moms love makeup, and travel lovers are often on the lookout for the best beauty products that travel well. When you give a gift that acknowledges both your mom’s love of makeup and her passion for travel, you are sure to make it a memorable Mother’s Day. Consider these innovative, creative makeup options. They’re fun to give on their own, or you can pick a few to make your own Mother’s Day makeup gift basket for your mom.

Saffron & Sage GLOW Finishing Oil

Saffron & Sage’s Glow finishing oil is a wonderful daily treat for the skin. It was created with a mix of vitamins, oils, and antioxidants. It is also infused with CoQ10 for youthful skin that simple, well, glows. Shop Now: $48 from Saffron & Sage

 

Kawaii Girl New York Powders

Dorian Smith-Garcia set out to find color cosmetics that are bold on darker skin tones, and she founded Kawaii Girl Cosmetics. The company created its New York Powders as a small batch of multifunctional powders that offer shimmer and glamour to any woman’s look. Made entirely of ingredients that are vegan and ethically sourced, these greatly pigmented powders are creamy and easy to blend. They’re also a good fit for all skin tones. There’s a color for any mom among these shimmer powders. Shop Now: $15 from Kawaii Girl Cosmetics

 

Tower 28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly

Tower 28’s ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly is cleverly named after non-dairy milks which are so quickly growing in popularity. Any mom who is vegan or otherwise drinks alternate milks will smile as she reads the juicy shade options such as Oat, Almond, Cashew, and Coconut. It is made of healthy ingredients like apricot oil and other nurturing oils. Shop Now: $14 from Tower 28

 

Plume Nourish + Define Brow Pencil

Plume was created after Lauren Bilon, its founder, had her first child and subsequently experienced hair and eyelash loss. She discovered the hard way that it’s best to work with Mother Nature for healthy products. Plume’s Nourish & Define Brow Pencil is one your own mom can enjoy at home and while traveling. It was formulated to promote brow growth while enhancing eyebrows just as they are. The brow pencil is available in six creative colors, including Autumn Sunset and Golden Silk. Shop Now: $24 from Plume

Freck Beauty CHEEKSLIME Lip + Cheek Tint 

Freck Beauty’s Cheekslime Lip + Cheek Tint is as fun to put on as its name is to say. Available in Cuffed and Fielding color options, Freck Beauty created what it calls the world’s first slime blush. So what is that exactly? It’s a plush that’s infused with liquid plant collagen. It was made to offer lovely color across any skin tone. Shop Now: $22 from Freck Beauty

 

Too Faced X Kat Von D Better Together

Any makeup-loving mom would find this collaboration between Too Faced and Kat Von D irresistible. It comes with the 12 eye shadow colors from the Too Faced x Kat Von S Better Together line. It also has one Too Faced Better Than Love mascara and one of the Kat Von D tattoo liner pen. The complex palette was inspired by those classic Best-Friends-Forever heart necklaces. It comes together in a heart shape, then also has a magnet at its center. That allows you to separate the two different palettes. Shop Now: $83.99 from Fragrance.com

Sephora Collection Clean Liquid Lip Mousse

Go beyond lipstick with clean, liquid lip mousse from Sephora. This lip mouse is from the Clean at Sophora collection; that simply means that it is made without a list of over 50 ingredients that many people try to avoid such as parabens and phthalates. So, you won’t find those ingredients here. The cruelty-free lip mousse comes in over a dozen colors, including Mauve Pink, Red, Blackberry, and Medium Warm Brown. Shop Now: $15 from Sephora

Cover FX Power Play Foundation

Cover FX’s Power Play foundation is named for its powerful performance. It provides coverage that won’t wash away with sweating it out in the gym or a dip in the pool. It is made with a very fine powder trio and also with a fermented algae extract that helps protect the skin against free radicals. Shop Now: $44 from Cover FX

C’est Moi Visionary Metallic Makeup Crayon Set 

Inspire your mom to indulge her creativity and love of makeup at the same time with this fun makeup crayon set. C’est Moi created this fun mix of metallic, celestial-themed shades. The crayons can be used in many ways on the face and eyes, but keep in mind that they were not formulated for use on the lips. Available colors include silver, rose gold, gold, and bronze. Shop Now: $20 from C’est Moi

Aveda Feed My Lips Pure Liquid Color Balm

Surprise your mom by choosing a colorful lip balm that is designed to complement her hair color! Aveda created seven shades of its pure liquid color balm to match specific hair colors, Fun balm colors include Camellia Rose, Cucamelon, Snapdragon, and Boysenberry. The gentle formula feels like liquid balm and is formulated to last throughout the day, which helps make it a great choice for travel. Shop Now: $29 from Aveda

Pop-arazzi Eye Shadow Palette

Mom deserves to stay as glamorous she wants to be on the road. This striking eye shadow offers so many options for fun and creative looks. Affordable and vegan, the Pop-arazzi eye shadow palette is wow-worthy mix of four complementary shades that come in a travel-friendly case. Shop Now: $4.99 from Pop-arazzi

Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tints

Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tints are velvety cream blushes that glide on and feel good as they are applied. They come in a variety of floral-inspired colors such as Bloom, Poppy, and Rosy. These blushes are also cruelty-free, and they are formulated with Bamboo Stem Extract that was chosen because it helps protect and moisturize the skin. Shop Now: $28 from Jillian Dempsey

Lune+Aster Eclipse Volumizing & Curling Mascara

The Lune+Aster Eclipse Volumizing & Curling Mascara is an effective vegan mascara. It promises multidimensional lashes that don't smudge, and it lives up to that promise. It’s great for traveling moms because it’s designed to last even on active days. The mascara conditions the lashes while it helps to lift and curl them. It includes ingredients like berry extracts to help protect the lashes. In addition to being vegan and gluten-free, this innovative mascara is also carbon black free. Shop Now: $22 from Lune+Aster

Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream

An refreshing cream that also provides broad spectrum SPF 15 protection? Yes, please! The Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream includes Dill Seed Extract which it claims will help skin elasticity. The moisturizing cream helps your skin feel terrific. Shop Now: $64 from Origins

WLDKAT Essentials Lip Duo

This hydrating lip duo is sure to appeal to any adventurous mom who wants to experiment and have fun with makeup. The color combinations are fun and offer interesting contrasts. Five different color combinations are offers as part of WLDKAT’s Essentials Lip Duo. The creative names for colors include Alien Rocky Candy, Forbidden Fruit, and Headband. Shop Now: $24 from WLDKATThe

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder

Powder is an essential component of any makeup lover’s kit, and there’s a lot to love about the Becca shimmering pressed powder. It has luminescent pearls to help refract and reflect life in addition to absorbing it. It looks natural yet also provides excellent coverage. Shop Now: $28.49 from Fragrance.com

ella+mila Goddess Eyes

What’s not to love about the ella+mila Goddess palettes? They are filled with beautiful colors. Also, they offer the convenience of several eye shadow options, blush, and highlighter all in one planned palette. These ella+mila eye palettes are available in Mermaid Goddess, Flirty Goddess, Blushing Goddess, and Ultra Goddess. Shop Now: $29 from ella+mila

Undone Beauty Lip to Cheek Palette

With three beauty options, this gift for mom is sure to be very useful during her travels. Instead of packing three separate lip and cheek makeup products, these come together in one compact. Each compact has a sheer product that was formulated for the lips and to offer dewy touches wherever they’re needed. The second and middle color option in the company is a medium formula that’s made for both the lips and cheeks. The third is an opaque formula that is meant for the lips and as a blush. Eight different color combinations are available, including New Dahlia, Berry, and New Flare. Shop Now: $9.80 from Undone Beauty at the time of publication

Babe Lash Enriching Mascara

Babe Lash’s enriching mascara helps traveling moms easily create wow-worthy looks on the go. It’s a mascara that’s formulated to add volume to natural lashes. It comes with a tapered brush that’s designed to offer extra fullness. It also includes ingredients like Biotin to help hydrate eyelashes. Shop Now: $25 from Babe Lash

Lime Crime Venus Liquid Liner

Lime Crime’s liquid eyeliners are great for moms who want to add some youthful flare to their look. They also are wonderfully easy to work with. The colorful liquid eyeliners are formulated to quickly dry so you don’t have to worry about smudges around the eyes. They go on smoothly without flaking up. Each one also comes with a precision brush to help create exactly the look you want. These liquid liners are available in bold colors like marigold, wisteria, and oasis. Shop Now: $18 from Lime Crime

MesoLyft Lips

With a special cruelty-free moisturizing and lip plumping serum, the MesoLyft Lip Plumper offers the power of its 0.15 mm micro-needle derma roller. The serum contains ingredients like soybean extract and mango butter to plump the lips as well as condition them. It also contains Aloe Vera to soothe the lips. Shop Now: $79.99 from MesoLyft

Undone Beauty Light on Holographic Mascara

Here’s a mascara that is vegan, cruelty-free, and safe for those wearing contact lenses. As its name suggests, Undone Beauty’s Light on Holographic Mascara has a special light-reflecting formula. Since this mascara reflects light, it boosts the color of your lashes. It also includes castor oil to help condition your lashes. Shop Now: $7 from Undone Beauty at the time of publication

MOB Beauty Cream Lipstick

MOB Beauty’s cream lipstick offers a bold boost of color and lip hydration at the same time. It’s infused with vitamin C and vitamin E, too. The lipstick comes in over a dozen color options, including carnation pink, plum rose, rose brown, and merlot. Shop Now: $22 from MOB Beauty

The A Method Protection Powder

Here’s something that can help protect your mom’s skin during vacations where she has fun in the sun. The A Method offers a foundation powder that is 100-percent mineral-based. It also doubles as sunscreen with SPF 30 protection. Developed by esteemed dermatologist Tina Alster, M.D., this makeup was formulated with only four ingredients. It’s created to be versatile, so you can wear it on its own or apply it over your makeup. Shop Now: $44 from Amazon

Embellish Beauty Liquid Lipstick

As an accomplished cosmetologist, Marcia Williams worked with glamorous celebrities like Peta Murgatroyd before she decided to create her own makeup. She founded Embellish Beauty, and their liquid lipstick is a signature product. It’s wonderful for travel because it’s formulated to last a long time, so your mom wouldn’t have to worry about reapplying it often while she’s out having adventures. This lip gloss is made of all natural ingredients. It comes in vivid colors such as Purple Rain and Bombshell. Shop Now: $25 from Embellish Beauty

Undone Beauty Unfoundation Matte Tint

Undone Beauty’s innovative foundation is called Unfoundation because it defies the old problems that women have with foundation. It was formulated to offer women a more natural look, making it a terrific Mother’s Day present for moms who want to look naturally beautiful while traveling. The Unfoundation Matte Tint is available in colors such as Sable Dark, Sand Medium and Pearl Light. Shop Now: $9.80 from Undone Beauty at time of publication

SaltyGirl Beauty Multi Stick

The SaltyGirl Beauty Multi Stick was created to be a useful beauty product. It’s great for moms who travel because she can just pack one product that serves as a lip color and blush. The multi stick is easy to apply and melts right into the cheeks or lips. Shop Now: $25 from SaltyGirl Beauty

LashXenas by Embellish Beauty

Moms who have always wanted long, lush eyelashes will adore these luxury vegan eyelashes. LashXenas by Embellish Beauty are magnetic lashes in synthetic luxury mink. They’re made with 3D technology. The lovely lashes come with an eyeliner in black and clear. The lashes can be worn up to 30 times, so they’re great for travel. Shop Now: $75 from Embellish Beauty

Pop-arazzi Lip Balm

Formulated to help replenish chapped or otherwise dry lips, Pop-arazzi Lip Balm is an awesome small gift or a terrific choice for a cosmetics gift basket. Coconut oil is a special ingredient in this balm that naturally helps to soften the lips and soothe them. Options include Sweet Mint, Strawberry Sorbet, and Milk & Honey. (Don’t worry, vegans. That color doesn’t include milk or honey.) Shop Now: $2.99 from Pop-arazzi

Lune+Aster Fabulous in Five! Makeup Set

The Lune+Aster Fabulous in Five! Makeup Set is a vegan make-up lover’s dream. It has Lune+Aster Dawn to Dusk Gel Eyeliner in Black + Sharpener, the Real Glow Primer. the Formidable Lengthening Mascara, the RealGlow Under-eye Brightener Deluxe Sample, the Daybreak Bronzer, and the Illuminator & Setting Powder Palette. Additionally, it has the Bronzer + Blush Brush and the Dawn to Dusk Universal Brow Pencil. That’s not all. It also has the PowerLips QuickStick in Double Booked and the Vitamin C+E Gloss deluxe sample in Vlogger. To finish this fabulous gift, everything comes with a vegan nylon makeup bag that features two zip pockets. Shop Now: $98 from Lune+Aster

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color

You either love Los Angeles, or you hate it. There is no ambivalence about the city of stars. It inspires passion. If your mom loves Hollywood, she is sure to appreciate this celebratory lip and cheek color. As its name suggests, the Smashbox L.A. Lights was inspired by Los Angeles. Color options at the $26.99 price point include Lauren Canyon Coral and Sunset & Vine. Shop Now: $26.99 from Fragrance.com

Jillian Dempsey Lid Tints

Jillian Dempsey’s lid tints add bold color to any kind of travel look your mom may want to create. They’re an innovative approach to makeup. The lid tints can be worn solo for a soft look or mixed with other eyeshadow colors and combinations. Shop Now: $28 from Jillian Dempsey

PYT Beauty The Upcycle Eyeshadow Palette 

PYT Beauty is a makeup brand that’s both clean and budget- friendly. You can get high-quality makeup for a special Mother’s Day gift basket for your mom without spending more than you can afford. PYT Beauty’s Upcycle Eyeshadow Palette is an innovative product that comes in the makeup industry’s first mono-plastic recyclable palette. Without metal hinges, the palette is easily recyclable after you’re finished with it. The makeup itself is beautiful, with each palette offering 12 highly pigmented shades for any look your mom hopes to achieve during her travels. Shop Now: $28.49 at Target

Undone Beauty Lip-to-Cheek 3-in-1 Cream Palette

Undone Beauty’s cream palette offers three beauty products in one small, easy-to-tote palette. The 3-in-1 makeup compact features an opaque formula that can serve as lip color and liner. It has a sheer formula that’s meant for lips and dewy touches. It also has a medium formula to add color to the cheeks and lips. The lip-t0-cheek cream palette comes in a variety of colors, including berry and rosy. Shop Now: $9.80 from Undone Beauty at the time of publication

Deborah Lippmann Hydra-Cushion Balmy Lip Gloss 

With this hydra-cushion lip gloss, Deborah Lippmann prioritized ingredients that were natural and potent. It includes a hemp-derived CBD that, of course, contains no THC. Other effective ingredients include vegan collagen and hyaluronic acid. This product was formulated to help lessen fine lines on your lips over time. Shop Now: $20 from Deborah Lippmann

Kosas Air Brow Tinted Volumizing Treatment Gel

Kosas has created a brow gel that can transform your eyebrows. The Air Brow tinted treatment gel provides beautiful color to your brows while it treats them. The mousse-like gel helps your eyebrows look their best. With plant-based microfibers, it promotes brow fullness as well as brow volume. Shop Now: $22 from Kosas

Winky Lux Lip Sleeping Mask

Winky Lux has created a special addition to any traveler’s makeup collection that your mom might not know she’s missing. Their lip sleeping mask is delectably scented of marshmallows. They recommend putting the lip sleeping mask on at the start of a flight, then enjoy landing with wonderfully moisturized lips. It can be reapplied throughout travels for renewed, smooth lips. Shop Now: $18 from Winky Lux

Smith & Cult Go Glam Glitterbaby Bundle

If. your mom has a fun sense of style, she will likely go gaga over this fun gift bundle from Smith & Cult. it contains six liquid glitter eyeshadows in a variety of vivid colors. They invite creativity when creating a look for staycations and vacations. The shadows become smoky when smudged, and they travel well and come in a branded bag from Smith & Cult. Shop Now: $49 from Smith & Cult

Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen

Jane Iredale’s dry sunscreen offers SPF 30 broad spectrum protection. It’s a luxurious sunscreen that feels great to apply. It comes in a refillable, invigorating applicator brush. It can be worn by itself or with The powdered sunscreen is formulated for the face, scalp, and entire body. It’s very eco-friendly with two refillable canisters that can be totally recycled. if your mom loves to go to the beach on her travels, she’s sure to appreciate that this sunscreen is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. Shop Now: $50 from Jane Iredale

Lime Crime Golden Wet Cherry Lip Oil

Lime Crime’s lip oil is a terrific gift for travel-loving moms because it’s so fun and useful. It helps keep lips hydrated in situations like flights when dry lips can be a problem. It has whole ingredients like avocado oil and omega-3 fatty acids to protect the lips, offering both nourishment and hydration. Shop Now: $16 from Lime Crime

Bodyography's Glitter Pigments

A dash of glittering color is fun for any makeup enthusiast with a love of sparkle. Adding just a little glitter pigment to your eyes can liven up your entire look. Bodyography’s glitter pigments are great for traveling moms because they are easy to carry and apply on the go. They were designed to be applied with just a finger swipe. Each color has a lovely, high-glitter finish. Available color options include champagne pink, yellow gold, and rosy purple. Shop Now: $23 from Bodyography

Estate Cosmetics Bubblegum Bundle

Moms who are a fan of both subtle and daring pinks can appreciate this set from Estate Cosmetics. Called the Bubblegum Bundle because of all the pink options, it contains a Lip Icing in the Oiled Up color and another Lip Icing in Drip. It has eye color shades called Spank, Stroke, and Pound. It includes baked highlighters in Flushed and Exposed. Shop Now: $56 from Estate Cosmetics

Too Faced Juicy Fruits Candy Finish Lip Gloss

The Yummy Rummy lip gloss by Too Faced is as fun to wear as it is to pronounce. With its fun color and fruity fragrance, it will win your mom a lot of compliments on her travels. The color is eye-catching with its metallic finish. The lip gloss is also easy to secure and carry in a purse or carry-on. Shop Now: $20.99 from Fragrance.com

Kosas The Big Clean Mascara

Kosas is known for their clean beauty products that deliver big results. That’s certainly true of this mascara. If your mom wants fluffy eyelashes while she’s on the go, this product helps make it happen. Created with ingredients often used in hair care, this mascara has Biotinyl Tripeptide-1 to help revive eyelashes and cator oil to help them shine. Shop Now: $26 from Kosas