There are numerous brands in the beauty community that consider themselves to be Cruelty-Free, Vegan Foundations. In order to be cruelty-free, it means brands do not sell in China. Animal testing is required by law in that country.
While you can find an abundance of companies that do meet the requirements of being labeled cruelty-free (you can find a frequently updated list here), have you ever considered trying a foundation that is also vegan? Vegan foundations simply do not contain any animal ingredients or animal derived ingredients such as collagen, beeswax, and squalane. In fact, some of the best foundations in today’s market happen to fit in this category. Also look at, The Top 10 Vegan Beauty Products For Your Best Summer Skin.
Here are the Top 5 vegan, cruelty-free foundations you have to try out!
5.) Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation
People have been running to their local supermarkets to pick up jars of coconut oil. There are many benefits from hair conditioning treatments, to moisturizers and everything in between. In the same family comes coconut water, an ingredient that can be found in Too Faced’s best-selling products including their Born This Way Foundation. Great for any skin type, this foundation is oil-free and provides a medium, but buildable, coverage.
If you love this product and its hydrating benefits, we highly suggest checking out Too Faced’s other products containing coconut water including the Hangover Replenishing Primer, Hangover Primer & Setting Spray, Born This Way Concealer, and Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder.
4.) Kat Von D’s Lock-It Foundation
It’s safe to say that Kat Von D is the queen of vegan makeup. A vegan herself, Kat Von D has been working towards reformulating products. In addition, she has released a full vegan line. That being said, of course we had to include her Lock-It Foundation to this list!
This foundation offers full coverage with a matte finish and is available in over 30 shades. In addition, this foundation will even your skin tone, will keep your oil at bay, cover blemishes. To top it all off, the Lock-It Foundation is transfer-resistant and waterproof!
3.) Smashbox’s Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation
Smashbox will not flash back. They’re the only beauty brand to test their products with the help of the Flashbox. Now the brand is stepping up their game with a foundation that is hydrating, long lasting, transfer-proof, and vegan with the Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation.
This foundation never feels cakey. But instead, it is one of the most comfortable borderline full coverage foundations you’ll try!
2. Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation
If you’ve used any product from Tarte, you are most likely familiar with their signature ingredient: Amazonian clay. A natural ingredient that gives a product added longevity, Amazonian clay is used in the majority of Tarte’s products including eye shadow, blush and their Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation. With its almost mousse-like consistency, this foundation provides a 12-hour wear with SPF 15 perfect for any occasion.
Additionally, your skin won’t feel dry despite this foundation’s matte, full coverage finish. It’ll feel like you’re not even wearing foundation! Tarte helps you achieve that look with a foundation that is weightless while providing skin loving benefits.
1. Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation
Of all the foundations on this list, Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Foundation is hands down the thinnest formula while providing a medium, but buildable, coverage. The meaning behind the brand’s naked skin line is to show off your skin, but better! This demi-matte foundation is great for any skin type, and trust us when we say a little bit of this product goes a long way.
Urban Decay has also mad it easy to help you find your shade. Have a warm complexion with a yellow undertones? Check out their .0 shades. Have a cool complexion with pink undertones? Check out their .5 shades. Have a warm complexion with a more golden undertone? Check out their .74 shades. And lastly, if your skin has a more neutral undertone, check out their .25 shades.
The Naked Skin Weightless Foundation also includes light-diffusing spheres to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In other words, this is your go-to if you’re looking to hide those pesky imperfections and show a more radiant you! Now who doesn’t want that?