List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Foundation


Finding vegan foundation that wasn’t tested on animals and doesn’t contain any animal ingredients or derivatives has been made easier with this guide to vegan liquid foundations!

Conventional foundation may contain ingredients derived from animal sources however it’s difficult to tell whether they are vegan-friendly just by reading the ingredient list because most manufacturers do not disclose the ingredient source.

List of Cruelty-free and Vegan Foundation

Use this guide to find the right cruelty-free and vegan foundation to meet your desired coverage and please share in the comments below your experience or recommendations with any vegan foundations! =)

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Light Coverage

e.l.f. – Foundation Serum (SPF 25) $8
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – Tinted Moisturizer $28
100% Pure – Sheer Water Foundation $38
Dr. Hauschka – Foundation $38
wet n wild – Ultimate Match Foundation (SPF 15) $5

Light to Medium Coverage

100% Pure – Fruit Pigmented Tinted Moisturizer $42
Jane Iredale – Liquid Minerals A Foundation $50
FACE atelier – Ultra Foundation $52
Pacifica – Dreamy Cover Bare-Faced Serum Foundation (SPF 20) $17

Medium Coverage

e.l.f. – Studio Flawless Finish Foundation (SPF 15) $6
Paula’s Choice – All Bases Covered Foundation (SPF 25) $19
wet n wild – CoverAll Créme Foundation $4
Sappho Organic – Foundation $52
Gabriel – Moisturizing Liquid Foundation (SPF 18) $29

Medium to Full Coverage

Emani – Hydrawear 12hr Foundation $34
Too Faced – Born This Way $39 **please note: Too Faced was recently acquired by Estee Lauder (a parent company that still tests on animals)
Hourglass – Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation $55
Cover FX – Natural Finish Oil-Free Foundation $40
GOSH – X-ceptional Wear *no longer considered vegan, check updated list

Full Coverage

100% Pure – Fruit Pigmented Healthy Skin Foundation (SPF 20) $45
e.l.f. – Studio Acne Fighting Foundation $6
PÜR – 4-in-1 Mineral Liquid Foundation (SPF 15) $36
Kat Von D – Lock-it Foundation $35

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Vicky Ly

I'm Vicky! I've been a vegan for 4 years and want to do my small part in making the world a kinder place. When I'm not on my laptop creating or designing, I enjoy running, vegan chocolate chip cookies + ice cream, and the occasional Simpsons marathon.

  • Erin Briggs
    March 26, 2017

    Have you tried Tarte? Im currently obsessed!

  • Rhiannon
    August 2, 2016

    I just found your blog and I wish I would’ve found you sooner! I also see you’re a fellow Canadian 🙂 I’ve only read some of your posts but they are so informative and have helped my transition to a vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle much easier!

  • Kathie Mudge
    July 13, 2016

    Elf sells in China. I stopped buying their products last spring.

  • Amanda
    March 4, 2016

    Arbonne products are supposed to be vegan /cruelty free

  • January 14, 2016

    Hiii!! I have a question for you the brand wet n wild she sells for chine that’s does mean she’s not cruelty free even she’s a vegan product
    I hope you can help me ☺

  • October 13, 2015

    Great list of cruelty free foundations! Wet n Wild CoverALL is one of my favorites and is works great but I noticed the Wet n Wild 15SPF Ultimate Match is super watery and very hard to get out of the container. (I added some face lotion to it and put it into a new container and worked decently (: I defiantly want to try e l f foundations next time I pick up a new foundation. Thanks for posting this! (:

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