Finding a quality full coverage foundation can be difficult, but when you factor in the requirements of it having to be both Cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and Vegan (contains no animal ingredients), then it become extremely difficult.
As more brands are now committing to a cruelty-free policy, it’s become a lot more accessible to find full coverage foundations from drugstore to high-end and now we’re seeing a growing number of brands making 100% Vegan foundations as well!
I’ve rounded up 8 of the very best cruelty-free and vegan full coverage foundations and 4 more for those who choose to support cruelty-free brands owned by a parent company that tests on animals.
Vegan Full Coverage Drugstore Foundations
These drugstore vegan foundations are under $10 but offers some of the best full-coverage that’s comparable to higher-end brands!
e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Foundation ($6)
This foundation is ideal for those with acne as it contains salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree, and soothing aloe to help fight acne while providing long lasting full coverage.
The Ordinary Coverage Foundation ($7)
Available in 21 shades, this is a lightweight, full coverage foundation with a semi-matte finish and suitable for all skin types.
Vegan Full Coverage High-End Foundations
Listed below are the top 5 full-coverage cruelty-free and vegan foundations:
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation ($35)
“A high-pigment, full-coverage foundation with a matte finish and 24-hour wear—now with a new look in a total of 30 shades.”
Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation ($40)
“An ultra-weightless, full-coverage foundation with an oil-free, silicone-free formula that lets skin breathe.”
Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation ($40)
“A water-based liquid foundation that imparts a radiant finish to the skin.”
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Foundation ($46)
“Rich and creamy, full coverage Fruit Dyed Makeup that conceals all imperfections so you look like you have perfect skin without looking or feeling heavy.”
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation ($50)
“Flawless, Poreless Long-Lasting Coverage SPF15”
Owned by a Non-Cruelty-Free Company
If you’re OK with buying cruelty-free brands that are owned by a parent company that tests on animals, then below is a list of four more cruelty-free and vegan full-coverage foundations available!
- Too Faced Born This Way Foundation ($39) *owned by Estée Lauder
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation ($39) *owned by Kosé
- Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation ($42) *owned by Estée Lauder
- Hourglass Liquid Powder Foundation ($56) *owned by Unilever
What are some of your favorite full coverage cruelty-free and vegan foundations?