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Best Cruelty Free Powder Beauty Products

Best Cruelty Free Powder Beauty Products

Happy Beauty Top Tens Tuesday! Today I’m sharing my top ten cruelty free powder beauty products. Powder foundation was probably my first makeup love and I’m always drawn to powder products over liquids. If I’m in a hurry, it’s a powder product I generally reach for because I feel like they’re more fool proof. Of course, now that I’ve been blogging for a long time, I’m all about the eyeshadows, so I’ve got several of my favorites below.

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Best Cruelty Free Powder Beauty Products

1. Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation in N10 (vegan)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pressed foundation! Shade N10 is a great match for me. I apply it with a dense powder brush. It works wonderfully whether I apply it wet or dry. To apply wet I use something like Nyx Dewy Spray or e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set (see more uses for e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set) on the brush to apply it.

2. Notoriously Morbid Osteomancy (vegan)
This is my favorite cool-toned highlighter! It’s a silvery white with blue iridescence. So beautiful!

3. NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
This is my all time favorite setting powder. It’s great for setting eyeshadows or face makeup. It’s super flattering because it diffuses light and helps to blur fine lines.

4. Urban Decay Eyeshadows (some are vegan)
I can’t have a powder makeup post and not talk about my beloved UD. From the eyeshadow singles to the Naked Basics palette to the Electric palette, UD’s eyeshadows are stunning.

5. Urban Decay Afterglow Blushes
I love the new blushes and they come in so many beautiful shades! See them here.

6. Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
Between the foiled and original shadows, MUG has an impressive line at a great price point. I love so many of the teals and purples. They also have several fun loose eyeshadows too. See the newest foiled here.

7. Fyrinnae Eyeshadows (vegan)
Fyrinnae makes so many beautiful eyeshadows it’s hard to choose just one. Check out the arcane magics for super complex shades. They’re all so lovely.

8. Sugarpill Eyeshadows (most are vegan)
Sugarpill is the queen of bright pressed eyeshadows! They also have pretty loose eyeshadows too. I love their pressed shades like Poison Plum, Afterparty, Dollipop, Kitten Parade and Mochi. See the 2015 collection here.

9. Saucebox Eyeshadows
I’m dying for my Saucebox Batalash palette to get here! I’ve loved every Saucebox palette I’ve picked up and their eyeshadows are huge, just like Sugarpill’s. In fact, the 2 can be interchanged to create the ultimate palette. Learn about the Batalash palette or see my other reviews here.

10. Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Eye Palette
As you know, I’ve loved Kat Von D for years and stated that they were cruelty free. Tashina from Logical Harmony worked with Kat Von D to verify that they were cruelty free with vegan options (see all the vegan items here). In this palette Laetus & Shax are vegan. I love this palette because it’s mostly mattes that are surprisingly flattering on my skintone. I like the formula too. I even bought the brush, which comes in a coffin! How cute!

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  • Going to check out the Urban Decay shadows. Thanks for linking up this week at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky party!

  • This is one great list to reference to. I am very interested in trying the Makeup Geek eyeshadows, I keep reading awesome things from you about MUG! 🙂

  • great list! I like powder products more than liquid, so this is a great list for me!

  • I’ve been getting really interested in Cover FX lately and hearing what you have to say about the pressed mineral foundation makes me want to run out and buy it right now!

  • So many great selections and must-have buys on my list to try – especially that Kat Von D palette. I think it’s so awesome that so many brands are able to stick with a great standard and stay cruelty free.

  • I am super impressed with the Kat Von D Eye Contour, it exceeded my expectations which are so high with mattes after Saucebox-I love that it offers cool, warm, and neutral all in one palette. The Cover FX Pressed Mineral is literally life-changing as far as foundation is concerned, so glad you recommended it. I never thought about powder foundation before that, but they are right when they say its the best for oilier skin. You can also use it as a setting powder which is great. I just ordered that NARS MINI KIT with the Pro Prime, Laguna Bronzer/Orgasm, and Light Reflecting so I can’t wait to check out the Light Reflecting to set under the eyes as you suggested! The UD Afterglow blushes are great and double as eyeshadows, and of course NARS blushes and eyeshadows are fantastic. Finally, Saucebox eyeshadows are literally #1 for me and I’ve tried a lot. I use the ETUDE palette every day almost along with the NARSISSIST SMOKY EYE KIT-I am also dying for my Batalash palette to arrive-it will be a great compliment to the Etude! I just received the Silk Naturals Brightening Concealers and Shady Lady Contour Powders and I’m loving them(and an amazing price point!), I will def. order full size! And after all that one question, do you find that if you apply the Pressed Mineral Foundation wet that it increases the coverage?

  • I should but that KVD brush you mentioned. I have the light and contour palette

  • If I’d included shadows and blush I’d have to have two pages to cover it all. I love your choices and really would like to try the Nars Light Reflecting Powder since you’ve raved about it for years.

  • I’m excited about the UD blushes. I tried Bittersweet today. I need a very, very light hand for it but it’s gorgeous!

  • I haven’t been impressed with MUG’s regular formula eyeshadows so far, but I’ve only tried a few. I’ll have to look through and see which ones you’ve liked.

  • I love using cruelty free products. Why should makeup be tested on poor animals. I love your picks.

  • The coffin case for the matching brush to the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Eye Palette is super cute!

  • Thank you for the tip about using mist or setting spray on the brush before using a powder foundation. Sometimes my IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation looks to flat and heavy. I’ll try misting my face first.

    • The Sugarpill, Fyrinnae, Notoriously Morbid, and Makeup Geek I think are all very affordable and should be available to you. I believe they ship worldwide.

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