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Best Vegan Foundations

Best-Vegan-Foundations

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

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.

  • Great for all skin types, but especially sensitive
Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation in N10

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.

  • Great for all skin types, but especially sensitive
Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation in N10

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.

  • Best for oily skin types
Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation

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.

  • Recommended for dry skin, normal skin and oily skin

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

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.

  • Great for all skin types, including the ultra sensitive.
  • If you have super oily skin, avoid this.

All Urban Decay products are cruelty free and Leaping Bunny Certified. They have many vegan products.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation in .5

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

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.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer in Y0 and Y1

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.

  • Recommended for all skin types
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Skin Conceal in R0 and Y0

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.

  • Recommended for all skin types

All Geek Chic Cosmetics products are cruelty free. Many are vegan and gluten free.

Geek Chic Cutie Foundation in Kahlan

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.

  • Recommended for all skin types, but especially for sensitive oily skin

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

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.

  • For all skin types but excellent with sensitive 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

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.

  • Best for combination and oily skin
Paula's Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 30 in Fair Light

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.

  • Suitable for all skin types.
Paula's Choice RESIST Instant Smoothing Satin Finish Powder in Porcelain Fair

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.

  • Suitable for all skin types but especially for those with rosacea, breakouts and sensitive skin

All Dreamworld Hermetica products are cruelty free. All of their foundations are vegan.

Dreamworld Hermetica Cloud Foundation - Arianrhod 1 - Astrild 1 - Hecate 1

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.

  • Suitable for all skin types but best for oily skin

Too Faced Cosmetics is cruelty free and there are several vegan products.

Too Faced Air-Buffed BB Crème in Snow Glow

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.

  • Suitable for all skin types, but especially dry
Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm SPF 20 in Snow Glow

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.

  • Suitable for all skin types, but especially dry

Illamasqua offers some vegan friendly products. All of their products are cruelty free.

Illamasqua Skin Base in 2

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.

  • Suitable for all skin types

Face Atelier is cruelty free. Ultra Foundation is vegan.

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in Zero Minus

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.

  • Suitable for all skin types

Tarte is cruelty free and they have many vegan products.

Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen in Fair Sand

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.

  • Suitable for all skin types
Tarte Amazonian Colored Clay Liquid Foundation SPF 15 in Fair

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.

  • Suitable for all skin types

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

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.

  • Suitable for normal to dry skin

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.

  • Suitable for normal to oily skin

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.

  •  Best suited for normal to oily skin types, and for those with very sensitive skin.

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.

  • Suitable for normal to oily skin types

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.

  • Best for oily 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.

  • Best for oily and acne-prone skin

Brands with the best shade range, covering from the lightest to the darkest

  • Cover FX – 28
  • Urban Decay – 18
  • Illamasqua – 26
  • Face Atelier – 16
  • Silk Naturals – 25
  • Meow Cosmetics – 86
  • Dreamworld Hermetica – 170
  • The All Natural Face – 50

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?

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    • Peaches & Pearls

      I have been looking at the OCC tinted moisturizer forever now! It looks really great on your skin!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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.

    • http://www.bethandbeauty.com/ Beth and Beauty

      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!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I love the CC Cream, that’s for sure :)

    • http://cinseven13.blogspot.com/ cinseven13

      lots of great options! I’d like to check out the CoverFX.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yes! I think you’d like them :)

    • http://hamlit.com/ Claire

      This is amazing Phyrra! Thanks so much for putting it together.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re welcome!

    • Norah Salazar

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yeah the Face Atelier seems to have a great finish

    • Cosmetic Sanctuary

      I want to try out the CoverFX one!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        The CC Cream? You should!

    • kSquaredGlamour

      I need to add a few of these to my to try list. I have only tried the tarte and urban decay ones.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Both are great :)

    • BeautyJudy

      What an amazing post. GREAT presentation and photos. Thanks for this, Phyrra!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re very welcome!

    • trumpette

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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!

    • http://www.makeuplifelove.com/ jamie @makeuplifelove

      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. :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Zero Minus and Zero Plus and Zero Plus Plus are awesome! They really can make almost any foundation workable. You’re so welcome!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      They really all do a great job! Thanks for the before and after shots

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re very welcome! I wanted to show them in action.

    • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

      This is amazing roundup! Thanks for doing this!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you so much for loving it! You’re very welcome :)

    • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

      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

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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.

    • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

      This is a great informative post!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So glad you like it :)

    • Amber

      Thank you for such a comprehensive post!!This is very helpful!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re very welcome Amber!

    • Anastasia

      What a thorough list! I love Hourglass Immaculate foundation, it’s perfect for my combination skin.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        That’s great to hear!

    • Pammy Blogs Beauty

      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!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        What’s your current favorite foundation?

    • MyBeautyJunction

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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.

    • michele s

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So happy to help you learn :) Yeah it got irritated

    • FabZilla_Kath

      This is one epic post and I applaud you for that! I have Hourglass, Tarte and Pur.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Which is your favorite?

    • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

      This was such an amazing post!!!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Glad you like it!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Awesome post – so thorough! I’m thinking about trying a bunch of new products :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yay happy to hear it!

    • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

      Thank you for sharing. I don’t use foundation now so I was unaware of so many Vegan brands. This is an awesome list.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I wish my skin looked good enough so I didn’t need it. :)

        • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

          Woman… seriously? I am looking at your skin in these photos and it looks awesome :D You gorgeous thing you!

          • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

            The redness I have to my face without foundation really bothers me, which is why I always reach for foundation.

            • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

              Well – I think you look great :D xo

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Oooh I can’t wait to see the Australian brands!

    • Kelly R

      I don’t use foundation often. But I am going to have to try a couple of these!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Which piqued your interest?

    • Kat D

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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.

    • Ange

      Ohh I want to try both of the UD ones now!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I think you would love the liquid

    • marciaf

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        The CC? Woot!

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      So many fantastic vegan options! I love your photos & how you showed the products blended in. CoverFX is on my list!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yay happy to hear it!

    • cindyprimebeauty

      I had no idea there were so many vegan options.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I’m sure there are more (and there are some I didn’t include) but I really thought these stood out.

    • Betzy Carmona

      I love the tarte amazonian foundation but I need to catch up on the UD trend for naked items.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        UD did a great job with their naked foundation

    • http://www.everydaybeautyblog.com/ EBBlogAshley

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you!

    • Chia-Yi Liu

      my favorites are the cover fx cc, silk naturals, tarte & illamasqua!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They’re great :)

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      I love the tarte amazonian foundation!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They’re nice!

    • http://smashinbeauty.com/ SmashinBeauty

      Did not even know half of these were vegan foundations! :D I LOVE the coverage from CoverFX

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        The Cover FX CC Cream and the Silk Naturals HD Cream are my favs. The coverage is perfect for me.

    • Kirsty

      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?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I typically use the conceal under my eyes, which is where it works pretty nicely for me :)

    • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

      what a thorough list!!! Wow. Some of those look amazing. The tarte one just went on my “to try” list :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yay happy to hear it!

    • Noelle

      Ah, this is the big foundation post you were talking about! I love the OCC foundation.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yes! It was quite a bit of time in the makiing.

    • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

      Totally agree with you on the Too Faced. It’s so good.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They do a great job with their foundations

    • myCosmeticBag

      great round-up, thanks for putting this list together!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re very welcome :)

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      Wow! Thank you for this epic, awesome, and thorough review!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re welcome Sheila! I hope you found a new foundie to try :)

    • http://twitter.com/lover111193 teresa koedyker

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re very welcome!

    • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I’m so happy you like it :)

    • https://www.facebook.com/LindaWalshMusic?fref=ts Linda Walsh

      :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 :P

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s a great match! I wish that my dry skin didn’t hate mineral foundation these days.

        • https://www.facebook.com/LindaWalshMusic?fref=ts Linda Walsh

          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! :P

          • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

            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.

    • deathbyglitter

      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. :D 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. :D

      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

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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.

    • linda depina

      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

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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.

      • linda depina

        Ok sorry, forgot that detail. Linda

    • http://raincouverbeauty.blogspot.com Angela

      This post must have taken you forever to do! Amazing! I have the naked foundation from UD.

      Would appreciate if you can check out my blog. Just followed you on twitter.

      I just made various social media accounts and would love any support! :)

    • http://www.stephanielouiseatb.blogspot.com Stephanie Louise Telford

      An amazing amount of work & suggestions! You’ve given this pale girl hope!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        So happy to hear that!

    • Ricky Blue

      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…

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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.

        • http://bluefilmjournal.blogspot.com/ Ricky Bleu

          That makes sense! Thanks, Phyrra. :)

    • dorofte alexandra

      Amazing list of foundation, thanks for all your time.I have a very hard time finding the right shade of foundation.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        No problem!

    • Maria J.

      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.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Sounds like it’s awesome for you

    • DeeElleArr

      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?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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.