With hidden, unwanted ingredients lurking in the thousands of beauty products on the market, choosing cruelty-free makeup is not always easy. Luckily, cruelty-free products are becoming more popular. We have pinpointed the best cruelty-free makeup alternatives to your old, chemical-laden products—and these even contain ingredients you will actually be able to pronounce!
BareEscentuals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
The Pure Brightening Serum Foundation is free of oils, silicone, fragrances and parabens. This can be paired with a great powder on top. Its lightweight formula provides a buildable, medium coverage. However, those with oily skin might find this formula a bit too greasy.
Best for: dry, sensitive skin
Ecco Bella FlowerColor Face Powder
This face powder, free of talc and fragrances, is a vegan miracle. Formulated with vitamin E, green tea extract and aloe vera, this powder goes on light and is suitable for sensitive skin.
Best for: sensitive or oily/combination skin, or for those needing a makeup touch-up throughout the day
100% Pure Mascara
This mascara comes from one of the best organic makeup brands out there. Pigment from fruit is the only coloring used in this lengthening, thickening and glossing mascara. Formulated with vitamins B5, E, and oat/wheat proteins, this mascara will make your lashes long and beautiful. Available colors include Dark Chocolate, Black Tea, Blackberry and Blueberry.
Bonus: The Dark Chocolate color literally smells like chocolate, courtesy of the added cocoa butter, coffee beans and cocoa powder (YUM!!).
Best for: Anyone feeling a little flirty and wanting to bat those lashes away. Oh, and chocolate lovers, of course.
Juice Beauty Perfecting Foundation
Juice Beauty fails to disappointment. This Perfecting Foundation is filled with antioxidants and natural ingredients your pores will love. Aloe juice, fruit extracts and minerals make this foundation perfect for sensitive skin. But it does feel and look more like a tinted moisturizer than a true foundation.
Best for: those wanting light coverage
100% Pure Healthy Skin Foundation
100 percent Pure Healthy Skin Foundation with SPF 20 will provide a rich, matte blend for those who desire more skin coverage. It absorbs quickly and is lightweight.
Best for: oily/combination skin
ZuZu Luxe Lipstick
Hydrating, rich, vegan lipstick that glides on with a beautiful color. Jojoba seed and aloe provides moisture, while St. John’s Wort livens your mood.
Best for: Everyone who is wanting to pout some colorful moisturized lips!
Korres Quercetin & Oak Age-Reversing Primer
Last but not least, feel better about layering on the makeup with this primer from Korres. This silicone-free formula will give your face a smooth surface while improving texture and preventing clogged pores.
Best for: those who want a lightweight, moisturizing and correcting primer to make makeup last longer
What’s your favorite cruelty-free makeup product? Or have you tried any of these? Let us know in the comments!