When you’re on a quest for ethical makeup, it doesn’t get much better than cruelty-free. Most of the foundations on this list are also organic and chemical-free, so if that’s what you’re looking for, this is a great place to start. Before we get to these great makeup products, here are some things you should look for while you shop. Then, we’ll get to our list of the top ten cruelty-free foundations.
Type: Foundations can come in a few different forms, which can definitely dictate how you use it. There are liquid foundations, powder foundations, and stick foundations (which are cream foundations in an easy-to-use stick form). Choose your favorite form!
Shades: The general rule with foundations (and other face-area cosmetics) is the more shades, the better the line. The shade is what you use to match your skin tone, so make sure that you choose the one will match your face.
Package Size: How much product are you getting? Of course, the amounts for powder foundations and liquid foundations are going to be different, so make sure you take that into account. This can help determine the product’s value.
Organic: Organic foundations are made with natural ingredients without chemicals, preservatives, or other synthetic ingredients. A large selection of ethical foundations will also be organic and some are even vegan, so check it out if that’s important.
Paraben-Free: Parabens are preservative chemicals that aren’t great for you. We’ll let you know here if the product is listed as being free of harmful parabens. It’s a great thing to look for in makeup or any other skin product.
Hypoallergenic: Hypoallergenic makeup is made so that even people with sensitive skin won’t have any allergic reactions. That means that it uses gentler ingredients and natural alternatives rather than harsh chemicals. For makeup users with sensitive skin, this is the best feature!
With that information, we can start taking a look at the top ten cruelty-free foundations that we could find. All of these foundations are great cosmetics, and the choice comes down to the type of foundation and the shades that are available. Our top pick and budget pick are our personal favorites, so start there before moving down the rest of the list. Your new favorite foundation is waiting for you!