The Top 10 Best Cruelty-Free Foundations of 2021

When it comes to choosing the best cruelty-free foundation, there are a plethora of options to consider. From liquid to powder, matte to dewy, the choices can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through the sea of products, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best cruelty-free foundations of 2021.

1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation

The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation is a long-wearing, full-coverage foundation that provides a natural matte finish. It is infused with Amazonian clay to control oil and shine, making it perfect for those with oily or combination skin.

2. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is an oil-free foundation that provides medium-to-full coverage with a natural-looking finish. It is infused with coconut water to help moisturize the skin and alpine rose to brighten the complexion.

3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is a soft matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium-to-full coverage. It is available in an impressive range of 50 shades, making it suitable for all skin tones.

4. Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation

Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation is a water-based foundation that provides a customizable, sheer-to-full coverage. It is free of talc, mineral oil, and parabens, making it suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

5. Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation

Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation is a vegan, buildable medium coverage liquid foundation with a real-skin matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours. It is available in 50 shades and designed to withstand sweat, humidity, and transfer-proof.

6. ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation

ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation is a light-coverage, serum-infused foundation that delivers a natural finish. It is formulated with aloe leaf, rosehip, jojoba, and marula oils to soothe and hydrate the skin.

7. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick is a full coverage stick foundation with the benefits of a concealer, contour, and foundation in one. It is waterproof, long-wearing, and suitable for all skin types.

8. RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Cream Foundation

RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Cream Foundation is a lightweight cream foundation that provides a natural, satin finish. It is enriched with raw, organic, and food-grade ingredients to nourish the skin while providing coverage.

9. KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Foundation

KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Foundation is a high-pigment, full-coverage foundation that provides a beautiful matte finish. It is transfer-resistant and formulated to be fade-proof, which makes it perfect for long-lasting wear.

10. Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation

Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation is a medium-coverage, satin finish foundation that is infused with hyaluronic acid and coconut water to support hydration and skin suppleness. It is suitable for all skin types and available in a range of shades.

FAQs

Q: What does “cruelty-free” mean in the context of foundation?

 

A: Cruelty-free refers to products that have not been tested on animals at any stage of production. This includes both the finished product and its ingredients.

Q: Are all cruelty-free foundations vegan?

 

A: Not necessarily. While cruelty-free products are not tested on animals, they may still contain animal-derived ingredients. Vegan products, on the other hand, contain no animal-derived ingredients and are also not tested on animals.

Q: How can I find the right shade of cruelty-free foundation for my skin tone?

 

A: Many cruelty-free brands offer a wide range of shades to suit various skin tones. It’s important to test the foundation on your jawline or neck to ensure a seamless match with your natural skin tone. Some brands also offer shade-matching tools and guides to help you find the perfect match.

Q: Can cruelty-free foundations offer the same coverage and lasting power as non-cruelty-free options?

 

A: Absolutely. Many cruelty-free foundations are designed to provide the same level of coverage and lasting power as non-cruelty-free options. In fact, some cruelty-free formulas are often enriched with skin-loving ingredients that can provide additional benefits such as hydration and nourishment.

For more information on cruelty-free beauty products, check out Cruelty-Free Kitty’s guide to cruelty-free foundations.