Many of you have emailed me to ask for the best vegan foundations. These are my picks for the best vegan complexion perfection products. I’ve also noted which skintype the foundations are best suited for, according to the brands.
My skintype used to be combination / oily, but after I went on rosacea medication it’s been normal to dry on my cheeks and slightly oily on my t-zone. Under my eyes is super dry, but my eyelids are oily. I’ve always had sensitive skin. My skintone is quite pale, though I know people who are paler than I am. I prefer neutral or neutral leaning slightly warm for my undertone. I have a pink overtone from rosacea.
All pictures taken with studio lighting, no flash, no primer, on freshly cleansed skin. I first applied a stripe to my left cheek. Then I applied the foundation to the left side of my face only. After doing all of these foundations I ended up causing a rosacea flare up because I irritated my skin from the repeated application and cleansing process. All the redness you see in the swatch pictures is because of the repeated cleansing of the skin. I have not edited out my skin’s imperfections. The images have only been cropped.
One thing I learned from doing all of these foundations back to back – when in doubt, try a damp makeup sponge, the UD Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush or the Sigma F88 to apply the product. These are my go-to tools for getting good looking skin.
For me, because oftentimes a foundation will be too dark, I use Illamasqua Skin Base in 1 or Face Atelier Pro Foundation in Zero Minus to adjust the color of liquids, creams, etc. If you fall on the opposite end of the skintone spectrum from me, you probably have the opposite problem that I do, where foundations are too light for you. You can make products darker with Face Atelier Pro Foundation in Zero Plus Plus and Illamasqua Skin Base in 18.
All brands in this post are cruelty free. Please see my cruelty free brand list for more information on what cruelty free means to me. To see more of my favorite foundations, check out my Makeup Wars Favorite Foundations.
All Cover FX products are cruelty free and vegan. They offer 4 different complexion perfection products.
Cover FX CC Cream in N Light applied with damp makeup sponge
Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 – $45 for 1 fl. oz.
This is my favorite, as you know. It’s available in 10 shades. I wear N Light, which is a bit dark on its own. It’s a synergistic complex of ingredients produce retinoid-like, anti-aging results without irritation or sun sensitivity. Contains an advanced multi-sphere microsome technology which delivers time release anti-wrinkle actives and treats skin continuously for 8 hours. Infused with Licorice Root Extract to naturally and effectively reduce hyperpigmentation and prevent future discoloration. Includes a built-in Primer plus SPF 30. See my review.
This is my hands down favorite complexion perfection product. It’s so comfortable to wear. I prefer to apply it with a damp makeup sponge but it looks great with a brush too. I feel like I get a better shade match to my skintone with a damp makeup sponge. I also like to mix in some Illamasqua Skin Base in 1 to make it a perfect match.
Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation in N10, applied with a damp makeup sponge
Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation – $42 for .33 oz
28 shades available. I wear shade N10, which is a perfect match. Because it’s a cream formula, you can sheer it our or build it up to full coverage and it doubles as a concealer. Provides optimum coverage of skin imperfections such as acne, redness, under eye circles, uneven skin tones, post-surgical bruising, vitiligo, and tattoos and protection from wind, sun and pollution. See my review.
Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation in N10, applied with flat top kabuki brush
Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation – $35 for .43 oz
24 shades available. I wear shade N10, which is a great match. This foundation provides a healthy, sheer to full coverage matte finish with oil-absorbing microspheres and moisturizing benefits. Its finish is never cakey or drying to the skin.
Before I was diagnosed with rosacea, this is the type of pressed powder foundation I would reach for. Sadly, my dry skin doesn’t often handle powder foundations well, though there are a few exceptions.
Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation, applied with Cover FX liquid foundation brush in a stippling motion
Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation – $40 for 1 fl. oz.
24 shades available. I wear shade N10, though this oxidizes on me and turns too dark/yellow. This silky smooth foundation provides buildable, sheer-to-full coverage for comfortable all-day wear. Vitamins C and E soothe inflammation and reduce redness while protecting against premature skin aging, and anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties protect against damaging environmental factors. Available in an array of shades, it was designed to achieve a natural-looking, soft finish in a long-wearing water-resistant formula.
All Silk Naturals products are cruelty free. Over 95% of their products are vegan and gluten free. They have other foundations too.
Silk Naturals HD Cream Foundation in N10, applied with the Sigma F88
Silk Naturals HD Cream Foundation – $11.99 for 12 gram tube (.42 oz roughly)
25 shades available. I wear N10, which is a perfect match. This HD Cream foundation has Ceramic Microspheres for a flawless airbrushed finish. Lightweight 100% natural formula won’t crease or settle into fine lines. Natural matte finish that blends beautifully, and looks like healthy skin. Sets to a dry finish so you won’t leave grease marks on your clothes or phone. Gluten free. See my review.
All Urban Decay products are cruelty free and Leaping Bunny Certified. They have many vegan products.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation in .5, applied with the UD Optical Blurring Brush
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup – $39 for 1 fl. oz.
18 shades available. I wear shade .5, which is a good match, though slightly cooler than I like. This formula helps skin achieve a natural, illuminated and bright finish— like the beautiful skin you were born with. Naked Skin is formulated with light-diffusing spheres, transforming you to look professionally retouched. Buildable coverage allows women to customize their look. See my review.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm in Naked Light, applied with UD Optical Blurring Brush
Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm SPF 20 – $34 for 1 fl. oz.
3 shades available. I can wear Naked Light, but I really need to mix it with something to lighten it to better match my skintone. It’s supposed to minimize pores, lines, wrinkles and redness instantly. It’s a lightweight, velvety, oil-free product. Dries down to a demi-matte finish. See my review.
All Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics products are vegan and cruelty free.
OCC Tinted Moisturizer in Y0 and Y1 mixed together, applied with OCC foundation brush & damp makeup sponge
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Tint: Tinted Moisturizer – $29.50 for 1 fl. oz.
12 shades available. I wear Y0 and Y1 mixed together. It’s a high-opacity, adjustable-coverage tinted moisturizer. Featuring a unique moisturizing complex made from purified water, coconut, and wild berry extracts, this foundation product nourishes as well as hydrates skin.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Skin Conceal in R0 and Y0, R0 is on the left, Y0 is to the right
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Skin Conceal – $20 for .28 oz
12 shades available. I use both R0 and Y0. If you’re using OCC Tint, you should combine it with Skin Conceal for a finished look. It nourishes and hydrates the skin with cocoa extract, aloe leaf extract, and vitamin E for coverage that feels as good as it looks. This is really an amazing concealer. I feel like R0 is nice and brightening under the eyes and along the cheekbones, in that magical triangle zone. I feel like Y0 is great for covering up imperfections and red marks on my face.
All Geek Chic Cosmetics products are cruelty free. Many are vegan and gluten free.
Geek Chic Cutie Face Foundation in Kahlan, applied with flat top kabuki
Geek Chic Cosmetics Cutie Face Foundation – $9.99 for 5g (roughly .176 oz)
6 shades available. I wear shade Kahlan, aka the Confessor. A lot of testing goes into the formulation of good foundation: pH balancing, color matching, and limiting abrasiveness.
All Meow Cosmetics products are cruelty free. Many products are vegan. Meow offers 3 different foundations but I’m listing my favorite here.
Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Siamese, applied with flat top kabuki
Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss Foundation – $25.95 for 3 oz jar
Available in 86 shades. I wear Inquisitive Siamese, but I can also wear Inquisitive Sphynx. Sometimes I have to tweak with Snow Lynx to lighten my shade. Designed to soothe and calm, it will amaze you with it’s sheer, layerable coverage. Matte finish. See my review.
Before I was diagnosed with rosacea, I loved this foundation because of how nicely it would meld with my skin.
All Paula’s Choice products are cruelty free and most are vegan. A few items use beeswax. All foundations are vegan. Paula’s Choice is Leaping Bunny Certified.
Paula’s Choice RESIST Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation in 0 Porcelain, applied with a damp makeup sponge
Paula’s Choice RESIST Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation – $25 for 1 fl. oz.
8 shades available. I wear 0 Porcelain. I’m happy that they added 2 darker shades. Enjoy light to medium coverage that smooths wrinkles and leaves a soft, luminous finish. See my review.
Paula’s Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 30 in Fair Light, applied with finger tips plus a damp makeup sponge
Paula’s Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 30 – $17 for 1 fl. oz.
Available in 4 shades. I wear Level 1 Fair Light, but sometimes I have to mix in a few drops of a white foundation to lighten it for a better match. This light and silky tint evens out your complexion with a hint of color while keeping out the sun’s rays. See my review.
Paula’s Choice RESIST Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder in Porcelain Fair, applied with a flat top kabuki
Paula’s Choice RESIST Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder – $15
4 neutral shades available. I have the Porcelain / Fair shade.RESIST Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder instantly perfects and refines skin so it looks smoother, softer, and younger with a hint of natural color. This ultra-fine powder provides light, buildable coverage.
All Dreamworld Hermetica products are cruelty free. All of their foundations are vegan.
Dreamworld Hermetica Cloud Foundation – Arianrhod 1, applied with flat top kabuki
Dreamworld Hermetica Cloud Foundation – $17.50 for 45 gram jar (roughly 1.58 oz)
170 shades available. I wear shade Arianrhod 1 or Hecate 1. Cloud is formulated without mica. It has rice powder and some kaolin clay to help soak up excess oils. Yes, you read that right, there are 170 shades available, from the palest to the deepest. From neutral to olive to pink to blue undertones. For the cheek, left to right, Hecate 1 – Astrild 1 – Arianrhod 1.
Too Faced Cosmetics is cruelty free and there are several vegan products.
Too Faced Air-Buffed BB Crème in Snow Glow, applied with the Sigma F88
Too Faced Air-Buffed BB Crème – $39 for .98 oz.
5 shades available. I wear Snow Glow. Our Air Buffed BB Crème may look demure, but this is one hard-working lady. Our Air Buffed BB Crème is where skincare and makeup meet. The cream-to-powder formula provides long-lasting, complete, buildable coverage with 5-in-1 benefits: Treats, Perfects, Mattifies, Primes and Protects with SPF 20 See my review.
Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20 in Snow Glow, applied with my fingers, then dabbed at with a damp makeup sponge
Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20 – $34 for 1.5 oz
6 Shades available. Snow Glow is a little dark for me, but works if I add a bit of Illamasqua Skin Base 1. It provides tinted, sheer coverage that goes on quick and works all day to protect, prime, mattify and perfect.
Illamasqua offers some vegan friendly products. All of their products are cruelty free.
Illamasqua Skin Base in 2, applied first with finger tips then with damp makeup sponge
Illamasqua Skin Base – $42 for 1 fl. oz.
Available in 26 different shades. I wear 2 or a mix of 1 and 4. It smooths, softens and conditions your skin whilst providing natural, buildable coverage. I use 1 to make foundations that are too dark but have a nice finish, light enough for my skintone. See my review of 1, 2, 4, and Au.
Face Atelier is cruelty free. Ultra Foundation is vegan.
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in Zero Minus
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – $48 for 1 fl. oz.
Available in 16 shades. Heat adds warmth. Zero Minus lightens foundation, while Zero Plus or Zero Plus Plus deepens foundation. This is silicone-based, hydrating, yet oil-free. I use it to lighten foundations that are too dark for me.
Tarte is cruelty free and they have many vegan products.
Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Fair Sand, applied with finger tips & then damp makeup sponge
Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen – $38 for 1.7 fl. oz.
Available in 16 different shades. Fair Sand is too dark for me unless I mix it with Face Atelier Zero Minus. This formula has a satin-matte finish.
Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation SPF 15 in Fair, applied with UD Optical Blurring Brush and then a damp makeup sponge
Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation SPF 15 – $39.56 for .68 fl. oz.
Available in 5 shades. I have Fair, which is too dark for me unless I mix it with Face Atelier Zero Minus or Illamasqua Skin Base 1. This lightweight liquid foundation smooths over skin with ease to deliver a satin, full coverage finish. Infused with Amazonian colored clay, the antioxidant-rich formula camouflages imperfections and diffuses the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I think the finish on this foundation is gorgeous.
The All Natural Face is cruelty free and vegan. They’re listed on Leaping Bunny’s website.
The All Natural Face Vegan Cream Foundation in Porcelain Kissed by Honey, applied with my fingertips
The All Natural Face Vegan Cream Foundation – $16.10
Available in 50 shades. I wear Porcelain Kissed by Honey. Cream foundation made with organic jojoba oil, organic argan oil,candelillia wax, mica, oxides, tuitanium dioxide and zinc oxide. The great thing about this is that it comes in a compact and you can buy refills for it, so it’s a very ‘green’ product.
The All Natural Face Pressed Powder Foundation – $16.10
Available in 50 shades. I wear Porcelain Kissed by Honey. Pressed powder foundation made with Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Oxides for Color, Boron Nitride, Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate ( food grade preservative),Cosmocil CQ( non-formaldehyde, non-paraben preservative, used in baby wipes and contact lens solution), Xanthan Gum. It comes in a compact with a mirror and you can buy refills for it.
Purely Cosmetics is 100% cruelty free and some products are vegan.
Purely Cosmetics Pure Mineral Foundation – $18 for 6 grams net weight
9 shades available, plus custom blends are offered. Lightweight, hypoallergenic and will not clog your pores. This is a nice foundation but I can’t currently wear powders very easily. My skin is too dry for it.
Pur Minerals is cruelty free.
Pur Minerals 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Foundation SPF 15 – $26 for .28 oz
12 shades available. This will emphasize dryness in dry skin. While it doesn’t work for me I know several people who swear by it.
Hourglass is cruelty free. Several products in their lineup are vegan.
Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup SPF 15 – $60 for 1 oz.
11 shades available. A super-luxe medium coverage treatment foundation with short and long-term benefits for the skin. Fortified with a pair of powerful anti-aging actives, Veil Fluid Makeup creates the appearance of younger-looking skin.
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation – $55 for 1 fl. oz.
16 shades available. A breakthrough liquid-to-powder foundation formula that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections, and delivers a long-lasting, velvet-matte finish.
Brands with the best shade range, covering from the lightest to the darkest
What do you think of my roundup of the best vegan foundations? Have you tried any of these foundations? Do you have trouble finding the right shade of foundation? Which do you like best?
Tags: Cover FX, cruelty free, Dreamworld Minerals, Face Atelier, Geek Chic Cosmetics, Hourglass, Illamasqua, Meow Cosmetics, obsessive compulsive cosmetics, paula's choice, pur minerals, Silk Naturals, Tarte, The All Natural Face, Too Faced, Urban Decay, vegan
I have been looking at the OCC tinted moisturizer forever now! It looks really great on your skin!
Some days I think it looks better than others. Sometimes I feel like it doesn’t show up on me at all, BUT if you combine it with the concealer it’s great.
I am currently using the CoverFx CC cream in N light also and I love it! In my opinion, the CoverFX CC cream and the Too Faced BB Balm looked the best on you!
I love the CC Cream, that’s for sure
lots of great options! I’d like to check out the CoverFX.
Yes! I think you’d like them
This is amazing Phyrra! Thanks so much for putting it together.
I use Face Atelier on a lot of my makeup work, editorial and commercial, hasn’t failed me at all. Would love to try Cover Fx. For a while I was also using lllamasqua – it has a great finish but does not work on every skin type so stuck to FA Pro Ultra.
Yeah the Face Atelier seems to have a great finish
I want to try out the CoverFX one!
The CC Cream? You should!
I need to add a few of these to my to try list. I have only tried the tarte and urban decay ones.
Both are great
What an amazing post. GREAT presentation and photos. Thanks for this, Phyrra!
You’re very welcome!
Wow, thank you so much for doing this!! I can’t believe you did it all in one day, if I have to change my foundation even once my skin gets so angry. My absolute favourite, up until my skin became really dry, is Meow Pampered Puss… now I really only use it in summer. For dry skin seasons, it is now Silk Naturals HD foundation, second place is Illamasqua Skin Base. However, after this post, I will definitely try some of the other cream / liquid foundations.
I did all of them except the two Too Faced on the same day. My skin was too raw to do those last 2, so I had to wait a day.
Same here! I loved the Meow until I got so dry.
I really love the Silk Naturals HD Cream foundation and the Cover FX CC Cream. Those are the 2 I wear more than anything else.
So happy you find it helpful!
Thank you for doing this post. i totally didnt know that Face Altier Ultra Foundation was vegan. Great to know. Someone asked me the other day about Vegan foundations too, now I can tell them a few thanks to this list. Great post and amazing presentation swatches. Love this post. Not too many people know about Zero Minus and Zero Plus either.
Zero Minus and Zero Plus and Zero Plus Plus are awesome! They really can make almost any foundation workable. You’re so welcome!
They really all do a great job! Thanks for the before and after shots
You’re very welcome! I wanted to show them in action.
This is amazing roundup! Thanks for doing this!
Thank you so much for loving it! You’re very welcome
Wow, I am bookmarking this one for sure! You’ve got me really curious about the Cover FX. Wish I was near Orlando and could have come to the event. I will check out CoverFX Total Cover Cream Foundation. Looks like a real contender to cover my dark spots. I have a hard time finding foundations without a yellowy look & your photos were very helpful
You can tell that some of them have a yellow tint, like the tarte Fair Sand. Wish you were near Orlando too! The Cover FX products are great.
This is a great informative post!
So glad you like it
Thank you for such a comprehensive post!!This is very helpful!!
You’re very welcome Amber!
What a thorough list! I love Hourglass Immaculate foundation, it’s perfect for my combination skin.
That’s great to hear!
What a great assortment! This post is a great resource!!! I will have to check some of these out since your skintone is so similar!
What’s your current favorite foundation?
Great job! I have bookmarked this post; I know I’ll keep coming back to read about coverage, staying power and so on about many of these foundations as my makeup addiction continues.
Yeah I didn’t really cover the staying power or anything in this post, because there are so many, but in my individual reviews I’ve done that.
omg, your poor face, it’s like you can see it getting red and irritated! What you do for your job! Great, thorough post. Honestly I never thought of foundation as being or not being vegan, you constantly teach me something.
So happy to help you learn Yeah it got irritated
This is one epic post and I applaud you for that! I have Hourglass, Tarte and Pur.
Which is your favorite?
This was such an amazing post!!!!
Glad you like it!
Awesome post – so thorough! I’m thinking about trying a bunch of new products
Yay happy to hear it!
Thank you for sharing. I don’t use foundation now so I was unaware of so many Vegan brands. This is an awesome list.
I wish my skin looked good enough so I didn’t need it.
Woman… seriously? I am looking at your skin in these photos and it looks awesome You gorgeous thing you!
The redness I have to my face without foundation really bothers me, which is why I always reach for foundation.
Well – I think you look great xo
Thanks for this list, I’m just going to use it as a shopping list haha. I’m actually working on my favourites list as well but I’m not publishing it until I have tested all the ones I can get my hands on. Luckily we have quite a few Australian brands that offer vegan foundation so I’ve been busy.
Oooh I can’t wait to see the Australian brands!
I don’t use foundation often. But I am going to have to try a couple of these!
Which piqued your interest?
Seriously informative post and I love it. I have such oily and acne-prone skin and every time I mention that, someone always comes back with Hourglass. I may have to take the plunge and splurge.
I haven’t tried that one personally but so many people recommended it to me when I spoke to them. You should get a sample from Sephora.
Ohh I want to try both of the UD ones now!
I think you would love the liquid
This is such an amazing review. You’ve covered all the bases. From your pictures I’m going to buy Cover FX for sure. That one is perfect on you.
The CC? Woot!
So many fantastic vegan options! I love your photos & how you showed the products blended in. CoverFX is on my list!
I had no idea there were so many vegan options.
I’m sure there are more (and there are some I didn’t include) but I really thought these stood out.
I love the tarte amazonian foundation but I need to catch up on the UD trend for naked items.
UD did a great job with their naked foundation
My two faves on your skin are the UD Naked Skin (which I love!) and I really liked the OCC Tinted Moisturizer. Very natural yet looked perfected.
my favorites are the cover fx cc, silk naturals, tarte & illamasqua!
I love the tarte amazonian foundation!
Did not even know half of these were vegan foundations! I LOVE the coverage from CoverFX
The Cover FX CC Cream and the Silk Naturals HD Cream are my favs. The coverage is perfect for me.
My face is sore just thinking of you doing all this!!!
How do you find the OCC tint on your drier areas? My skin is Sahara dry, ridiculously sensitive, and I have rosacea too. To top it off though I react badly to all silicones and related ingredients, can’t handle titanium dioxide in percentages over a few percent, and don’t seem to be friendly with too much glycerin or vit c. Yeah, it’s fun. Anyways, unlike most face bases OCC is ok in all those areas, and I like the Conceal, but I’ve read quite a few review saying isn’t for dry skin. Would you agree?
I typically use the conceal under my eyes, which is where it works pretty nicely for me
what a thorough list!!! Wow. Some of those look amazing. The tarte one just went on my “to try” list
Ah, this is the big foundation post you were talking about! I love the OCC foundation.
Yes! It was quite a bit of time in the makiing.
Totally agree with you on the Too Faced. It’s so good.
They do a great job with their foundations
great round-up, thanks for putting this list together!
You’re very welcome
Wow! Thank you for this epic, awesome, and thorough review!
You’re welcome Sheila! I hope you found a new foundie to try
Thank you so much for all reviews. I have been having a really good match for my skin. So i have new list to look at.
What an amazing post and such an incredible amount of research and work! I can’t believe how different many of these are – I had no idea there was so much variation in foundation texture. What an education.
I’m so happy you like it
:0 I’m waiting on my package of Kahlan foundation to arrive.. I’m so excited now after seeing it on you! I took a gamble on it
It’s a great match! I wish that my dry skin didn’t hate mineral foundation these days.
I’m so oily, it seems perfect! I was a bit worried about the colour because my foundation hasn’t matched my face for YEARS but I foresee a bulk order in the near future!
Cover FX is releasing a new BB Gel foundation that is made for oily skin! I’ll be sharing more information on it as I have it. I got to sneak peek it last night when I was hosting their event.
I love the look of the Too Faced Air-Buffed BB Creme! The shade that would best match my skin tone would likely be Snow Glow as I’m very, very fair. I love the matte yet natural looking finish. I’m a huge fan of Too Faced’s Teddy Bear Hair brushes so I’m sure this foundation would be a pleasure to apply. My skin is VERY sensitive and easily irritated so having that soft lovely brush to apply the foundation with is a huge plus.
I have a very hard time finding the right shade of foundation. Most brands do not carry a shade that is light enough for me. If they do have a shade that is light enough it is usually too pink for me (cake face) or too yellow for me (jaundice face). I need a very light shade that is neutral or neutral-to-cool in tone.
I really want to try Zero Minus! It sounds like it could be one of the answers to my foundation prayers.
This is such an amazing list! I will definitely be referencing it over and over. I’m so sorry you had a flair up from all the applying and removing though. (((hugs))) Thank you so much for doing this comprehensive list! <3
You’re very welcome! I prefer neutral shades myself. I think Snow Glow or Silk Naturals N10 or Cover FX N10 would be good, as they’re all neutral.
Amazing list, thanks for all your time. Where does Phyisians Formula fit into this list? I am using the BB, CC products in both liquid and powder formulas. Great for my 58 yr old skin. Xo Linda
Hi! Physicians Formula is cruelty free but I don’t think any of their foundations are vegan. They’re also all too dark for me and have a limited shade range. So if they work for you, that’s awesome, but they don’t have very many shades.
Ok sorry, forgot that detail. Linda
This post must have taken you forever to do! Amazing! I have the naked foundation from UD.
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An amazing amount of work & suggestions! You’ve given this pale girl hope!
So happy to hear that!
I wonder how you feel about the NARS tinted moisturizer. It’s so hard to find a good foundation that doesn’t oxidize on my skin or dry out the area around my eyes. I’ll have to check some of these out. I love the Hourglass Illusion tinted moisturizer, but it’s a bit too sparkly for me. I’ll have to try the Skin Base again. It’s too bad they’re not in Sephora anymore. I’m not sure they’ll give samples at Bloomingdale’s and I’m nearly positive they don’t at Kryolan City, which is the other place they sell Illamasqua in Chicago…
Hi! I love NARS tinted moisturizer, but when I contacted them to find out if any of their foundations were vegan they didn’t get back to me. I still recommend the NARS tinted moisturizer, but it’s not in this post because – as far as I’m aware – it’s not vegan.
That makes sense! Thanks, Phyrra.
Amazing list of foundation, thanks for all your time.I have a very hard time finding the right shade of foundation.
I had the opportunity to try the Hourglass Immaculate foundation in a Sample from a Sephora order and i’m truly tempted to purchase it. I bought the mineral veil primer and it has become my Holy Grail primer for everyday.
Sounds like it’s awesome for you
Love this list! I have been hopelessly stymied in finding a compact or tube “cream-to-matte” foundation as so many cruelty-free and vegan foundations are either liquid or powder/mineral format. Any suggestions where I should search for that ever-elusive compact or tube “cream-to-matte” foundations that happens to be under $35?
The only cream to matte foundation that I know of is Performance colors foundation, which is cruelty free but I don’t think it’s vegan. It’s a nice foundation.