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8 Vegan Foundations We’re Obsessed With

Whether you lead a fully plant-based lifestyle or prefer an adaptable ‘flexi-tarian’ approach, you might be interested to know that not all makeup products are vegan. It’s common to find beeswax in lipsticks or lanolin in cream blushers and bronzers – so if this bothers you, remember to check the ingredients lists whilst you’re htting ‘add to bag’.

The good news is that there are plenty of brilliant vegan makeup products out there which do as good a job as their non-vegan counterparts. When it comes to foundation shopping in 2022, the world is your vegan oyster and don’t forget, if you’re also looking for plant based ways to take your makeup off at the end of the day, our vegan skincare routine has you covered.

ZOEVA Authentik Skin Foundation

Do you struggle to find the right shade to match your skintone? If this sounds like you, the ZOEVA Authentik Skin Foundation should be your next makeup buy. With a full colour wheel of 44 shades, this lightweight, buildable foundation was created to work for all skin shades and undertones, so everybody can find their perfect match.

Milani Conceal & Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation & Concealer

There will always be a special place in our hearts for a good old-fashioned, high-coverage, matte foundation. The Milani Conceal and Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer will hide everything you want it to and will stay in place all day, ensuring you never have to worry about touch ups. 

Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation

The Urban Decay Naked range offers so much more than just excellent eyeshadow palettes. This lightweight foundation gives medium coverage in one application, and is totally buildable (without looking cakey). Perfect for creating that your-skin-but-better look.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation

If you love a luminous finish, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation is the product of your glowy dreams. Feathery light, yet with great medium level coverage, this foundation will effortlessly mask blemishes and give you a naked skin feeling.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Satin Foundation

If super glowy isn’t your thing, but you love the sheen of a satin finish on your cheeks, the e.l.f Cosmetics Flawless Satin Foundation will be your next go-to base. The formula has been designed to provide extra hydration for dry skin (but without looking greasy) and it blends seamlessly, no matter your skin texture.

NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Pro Drop Foundation

Velvety soft and with a matte finish, the NYX Total Control Pro Drop Foundation allows you to control your coverage from sheer to full. Whether you’re trying to look more awake for your next Zoom meeting, or you’re hitting the town, you can build a base that suits any occasion. 

EX1 Cosmetics Pure Crushed Mineral Powder Foundation

There are so many brilliant alternatives to liquid vegan foundations out there, including the EX1 Cosmetics Pure Crushed Mineral Powder Foundation. It’s easily buffed into the skin with a flat brush and has special moisture absorbing power too – oily skin, rejoice!

e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo Powder Foundation

Apply the e.l.f Cosmetics Camo Powder Foundation as a base, or use it as a powder on top of another foundation. Either way, expect medium-to-full, buildable coverage and a semi-matte finish. It’s even infused with primer to ensure your look stays in place all day long without the need for layering multiple products.