In the world of beauty it seems like there’s a new trend popping up at every turn. But one demand that’s here to stay is makeup that’s vegan and cruelty-free. More and more people are getting interested in animal-friendly cosmetics, especially since we’re learning a lot about how makeup is really made, and the consequences that often come with it. The truth of the matter is, no bunnies need to be harmed in order to get your hands on a high-quality foundation.
It can be hard to make the switch over to cruelty-free beauty products, though, when you have no idea what to look for.
That’s why we’ve rounded up the best cruelty-free foundations below.
These will serve as the perfect, er, foundation to your animal-friendly makeup collection. Each of them will give you everything you’re looking for this summer: great coverage, a natural glow, and long-term staying power. Plus, it’s nice to know no animals were hurt in the process of looking gorgeous.
Here are nine cruelty-free foundations you didn’t know you needed this summer.
1Elate Cosmetics Fresh Tint Foundation, $28
This is the kind of lightweight foundation you’re looking for when you want a natural glow without much effort. It’s made with bamboo extract and bentonite clay, which takes care of redness, and you also get zinc oxide to get some protection from the sun. It’s buildable, luxurious to the touch, and it’s affordable.
2100% Pure 2nd Skin Foundation, $45
Silk for your face—who wouldn’t want that? This serum foundation from 100% Pure gives you a brighter appearance, and it glides on so easily you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with any other foundation before. It’s made with anti-aging antioxidants, and you can build it from natural to heavier coverage depending on your mood.
3Vapour Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, $50
This is one of those beauty products that’s worth every cent (and every last drop). Cruelty-free makeup can be just as glamorous and gorgeous as any other major name brand you may have been using over the years. This soft, rich foundation from Vapour proves it.
It’s made with all-natural ingredients, so your skin will be soothed and protected while you look like you’ve just been done up for a photo shoot.
4Au Naturale Semi-Matte Powder Foundation, $32
This bottle sprays a touch of powder foundation straight onto your brush. No muss, no fuss, and you’ve got fresh looking skin in the blink of an eye. There are 16 different shades, so you’re bound to find one that works for you.
5Erin’s Faces Mineral Liquid Powder Foundation, $35
No matter how prone you are to sweating, this cruelty-free, mineral foundation will keep your face looking matte and fresh. It also protects you from the sun, free radicals, and environmental damage. You can toss out all your previous BB creams, because this foundation is your new ticket to radiant skin.
6Hush + Dotti Organic Liquid Foundation, $48
No nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients found in this lush organic foundation. Hush + Dotti have created the perfect everyday foundation that absorbs well into the skin and gives you a natural look, which is exactly what we need during the busy summer months. You won’t have to worry at all about what your skin looks like in your vacay photos.
7ILIA Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer, $42
You get SPF 20 and a semi-matte finish (along with a whole slew of natural, non-toxic ingredients). This easy going moisturizer from leading cruelty-free brand ILIA provides a hint of color that’s perfect to wear on a beach day. Say hello to dewy, revitalized skin this summer.
8Nu Evolution Pressed Powder Foundation, $45
Whether you want to layer this over your liquid foundation or use it as a stand alone natural look, this pressed powder foundation offers medium to full flawless coverage. It was made without any animal testing, and soon enough you won’t want to leave the house without this tucked away in your purse.
9Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics OCC Tint Tinted Moisturizer, $29.50
With over 12 shades to choose from, this vegan foundation feels just as good on your skin as it will look once it’s applied. Call this the ultimate lazy girl’s tinted moisturizer. All it takes is a couple swipes and you look like you spent a full hour doing your makeup that morning.