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Top 10 Vegan Foundations

When Seeking A More Animal-Friendly Beauty Routine, Reach For One Of These Foundations

When Seeking A More Animal-Friendly Beauty Routine, Reach For One Of These Foundations

The general rule when it comes to what you put on your skin? The cleaner, the better. To help, we have rounded up our Top 10 favorite vegan foundations, from light to full coverage, that cover every price point. We love them because not only are they high quality, but they also do not contain artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, synthetic dyes, or other ingredients that could be harmful to your body. If you find yourself as passionate and curious about clean makeup as we are, flip through our curated list of vegan foundations and start changing your beauty regimen now. Opening image: @milkstudios

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April 6, 2018

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The Rankings


Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This one blows that one away! full coverage without looking cakey or heavy. makes my skin look so flawless. It lasts all day and doesn't fade off."

HELPFUL TIP: This foundation comes in 24 diverse shades, ensuring a color for every skin tone.  


100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Skin Foundation

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I love this foundation! Love the ingredients, love the coverage, love that it works for my sensitive and acne prone skin. Will definitely purchase again."

LOVED FOR: A formula that's vegan, paraben-free, natural, and certified cruelty-free.


Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: 30 different shades that provide up to 24 hours of wear

HELPFUL TIP: This foundation is high-pigment, so a little goes a long way.


Illuminare Cosmetics Concealing Mineral Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Since this foundation is also part concealer, it has amazing coverage.

USERS SAID: "It covers well and stays pretty well throughout the day. I like that it has SPF, so I don't have to wear additional sunscreen. This makeup is significantly less heavy and less greasy than a typical facial sunscreen."


Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This product is AMAZING!! It’s so natural looking and feels so smooth! In other words, this product is THE BOMB! The foundation I’ve been waiting for my entire life. Highly recommended."

FUN FACT: This foundation is infused with aloe leaf, rose hip, jojoba, and marula oils.


MILK MAKEUP Blur Liquid Matte Foundation

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This is a great matte foundation that really makes me feel like I had my makeup airbrushed look. It's lightweight and easy to blend! Loves it!"

HELPFUL TIP: Every foundation color describes the base hue and undertones, so you know exactly which shade will work for you.


Cover FX Power Play Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: 40 incredibly diverse shades that make this foundation accessible for all skin tones

USERS SAID: "This foundation is absolutely stunning!!! It gives the perfect SMOOTH, BLURRED, soft matte finish. I'm dying!"


Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Unlike most foundations, this one is formulated in bead-like spheres inside an airless pump that then becomes liquid.

USERS SAID: "This is the best foundation I've ever worn. When you put it on, it looks like your skin. Even with a closeup mirror, you can't see the makeup once it's blended."


Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those looking for a flawless finish worth investing in

USERS SAID: "OMG. By far THE best foundation I have ever tried.... It's so lightweight and one pump covers my whole face."


Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The use of Amazonian clay that helps ensure a flawless complexion

BEST FOR: Those looking for a foundation to last through a full day of work plus happy hour afterwards

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