Foundation is applied to the face to create an even skin complexion and to cover flaws. It’s a great makeup product and is generally the base layer on the face over which everything else is applied. Unfortunately, many cosmetic brands test their products on animals. It’s a cruel and unnecessary act. There are plenty of brands that do not test their products on animals, and these are the ones to support if you don’t want to contribute to cruel animal testing!
Here is a list of 15 cruelty-free foundations available on Amazon to help you get started on your search for the right one for you!
1. EVXO Natural & Organic Vegan Gluten-Free Liquid Mineral Foundation for Oily, Dry & Combination Skin
EVXO foundations are Certified Organic. They provide light to medium coverage, allowing you to build up depending on how much coverage you’d like. They give a dewey, non-greasy finish. They’re available in 12 colors: Alabaster for very fair with cool tones, Brandy for tan/medium with warm undertones, Chocolate, Cinnamon for medium to dark with warm undertones, Desert Sand for light to medium with neutral tones, Espresso, Mahogany for deep with warm undertones, Mocha, Oak for deep tan with warm undertones, Pearl for light with cool undertones, Sea Shell for fair with cool undertones, and Sedona for tan with warm undertones. The price for one of these foundations is $29.99.
2. e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation, Semi-Matte
The e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation is oil-free and has a semi-matte finish. You can achieve a dewy finish by mixing the foundation with moisturizer. It is also PETA certified cruelty free and vegan. It is available in 6 colors: Caramel, Coco, Honey, Porcelain, Sand, and Tan. The price for a 0.8 ounce bottle is $6.29.
3. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Total Control Drop Foundation
NYX says their foundations are vegan friendly. “These vegan makeup products are free of animal derived ingredients and by-products.” This foundation has a soft, matte finish and is applied with a dropper for full control whether you want sheer or full coverage. The price for 0.43 fluid ounces is $9.79.
4. Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
Source: Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
On their site, Illmasqua says, “Illamasqua products have NEVER and will NEVER be tested on animals.” They received a “cruelty-free brand” accreditation from PETA. Their Skin Base Foundation is lightweight and blendable, and has skin boosting Vitamin C and E. There are 26 shades to choose from, 16 of which are available on Amazon. The price for one is $34.40.
5. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation
The Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation is oil-free and vegan! It has a matte, liquid finish and provides long-lasting full coverage. This foundation is available in a total of 40 shades overall. On Amazon, the price varies by shade, but as an example, Ivory costs $49.99.
6. Pacifica Beauty Ultra CC Cream Radiant
Some people don’t like foundation or feel that it’s too much on their skin. A CC cream or BB cream are better for you if that’s the case. They are might lighter, but still help to create an even skin tone. This CC Cream by Pacifica Beauty is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. It’s available in 2 colors: Warm/Light & Natural/Medium. It contains natural minerals that reflect light to adjust to skin shade,as well as natural beneficials including coconut, kelp, and ginseng. And it does not include parabens or phthalates. The price for this CC cream is $15.09.
7. Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation
Milani is a completely cruelty-free brand! They refer to their Even Touch Powder Foundation as the makeup equivalent to soft-focus lighting. It provides medium to full coverage and is long lasting. It is available in 9 shades. The price for the Natural Tan shade is $13.99.
8. Emani Vegan Cosmetics Flawless Matte Foundation
The Emani Cosmetics Flawless Matte Foundation is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. It contains rosemary and grape extracts to treat the skin. This is a good foundation for those with dry or sensitive skin. It is available in 9 shades: Deep for rich/cool undertones, Deep G20 for ultra rich/warm undertones, Ginger for light medium to neutral undertones, Golden for medium to cool undertones, Golden for tan to cool undertones, Linen for light to olive undertones, Natural Sand for porcelain to neutral undertones, Tan for rich tan to cool undertones, and Warm Beige for light to cool undertones. The prices vary by shade and range between $27.28 and $34.00.
9. Too Faced Cosmetics Amazing Face Powder Foundation
The Too Faced products are all cruelty-free! Their Amazing Face Powder Foundation contains Regu-Seb which helps to control and reduce oil production leaving skin looking fresh. It also has Bamboo Silk, a nutrient-rich ingredient that revives and renews skin tone to promote a balanced texture while imparting a comfortable feeling finish. It is available on Amazon in two colors: Warm Vanilla and Honey Beige. The price for the Warm Vanilla is $29.95.
10. Harvest Natural Beauty Perfecting Organic Liquid Foundation
This Harvest Natural Beauty Liquid Foundation is 100% natural, certified organic, non-toxic, vegan, gluten free, sustainably formulated, and Leaping Bunny certified. It’s fortified with Vitamin E, and is free of harsh chemicals like phthalates, parabens, and more. It’s suitable for all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin. It is available in 8 shades: Porcelain for cool very fair skin tones, Bisque for cool fair skin tones, Nude for warm neutral skin tones, Bamboo for warm neutral skin tones, Almond for neutral medium skin tones, Sandalwood for warm medium to tan skin tones, and Caramel for warm tan skin tones. The price for this foundation is $25.00.
11. theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer
the Balm’s products are paraben and cruelty free! This Tinted Moisturizer is perfect for those who do not like to use foundation daily but would rather a moisturizer that still helps achieve an even skin tone. It has SPF 15 and is available in 7 shades: Lighter Than Light, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Medium/Dark, Dark, and After Dark. The price is $25.00.
12. Bodyography Matte Foundation
Source: Bodyography Matte Foundation
The Bodyography Matte Foundation is oil free and dries to a long lasting matte, satiny finish. It’s infused with vitamins E and C, as well as antioxidants to protect, moisturize, and heal your skin. The best part… the brand is PETA-certified cruelty-free! It’s available in multiple shades, 4 of which are available on Amazon. They are numbered by coverage and tone. The price for these foundations varies from $21.50 to $26.00.
13. Aloe-Based Lux Liquid Foundation
Source: Aloe-Based Lux Liquid Foundation
loe-Based Lux Liquid Foundation is made with all certified organic ingredients, contains no artificial colors and preservatives, and is made in the USA. It’s also 100% vegan and cruelty-free. It’s available in 12 colors: Cappucino, Cinnamon, Coffee, Cream, Espresso, Kona, Late, Maple, Mocha, Nutmeg, Toffee, and Vanilla. They all cost $25.95.
14. Better’n Ur Skin Organic Liquid Foundation
The Better’n Ur Skin Organic Liquid Foundation is 90% organic, vegan, cruelty-free, palm-free, paraben free, and non-GMO. It’s infused with real vanilla and is a buildable formula in case you want little or a lot of coverage. It dries to a powder-like finish. It’s available in 10 colors: Bronze, Burnt Sienna, Deep Tan, Espresso, Honey Tan, Medium Tan, Mocha Latte, Porcelain, Rich Tan, and Rose Beige. The price varies by shade from $22.95 to $26.95.
15. Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation
Mineral Fusion’s Pressed Powder Foundation is made with a powerful blend of pomegranate, white tea, red tea, sea kelp, and vitamins C and E. It also has licorice root, aloe vera, and cucumber. It’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free (leaping bunny certified). It’s also free of parabens, phtalates, fragrances, artificial colors, and talc. It’s available in 15 colors: Cool 1 for fair skin with reddish undertones, Neutral 1 for fair, neutral skin tones, Warm 1 for medium skin with cool undertones, Warm 2 for medium skin with golden undertones, Warm 3 for medium skin with neutral undertones, Olive 1 for olive skin with neutral undertones, Olive 2 for olive skin with cool undertones, Olive 3 for olive skin with warm undertones, Olive 4 for olive skin with golden undertones, and Deep 1 for medium to deep skin with warm undertones, and some more in between shades. The price varies by color but ranges between $17.10 and $26.96.
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