It’s a Beauty Top Ten Tuesday! Today I’ve got the top 10 Cruelty Free Primers to share with you. It’s true, there really is a primer for everything. It was hard to narrow it down to 10, but I chose the 10 that I’ve used the most in the past 3 months. All of these primers are cruelty free and many are vegan.
Top 10 Cruelty Free Primers
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1. Too Faced Shadow Insurance – $20 for .35 oz
This is my holy grail eyeshadow primer. It’s the primer that works best with my body chemistry and hooded eyes. While there are a lot of great eyeshadow primers out there (and I’ve tried over 30 at last count), this is the one I prefer to reach for on a daily basis. If you have oily, hooded eyes like mine, you need to give this primer a try.
2. Urban Decay Eden Primer – $20 for .33 oz
This is a close second behind TFSI. It’s a nude matte eyeshadow primer. It color corrects the lids to cover up discoloration and redness.
3. Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer – $25 for .049 oz
This is a new eyeshadow primer that color corrects as is preps the eyes for eyeshadow. It’s on the dry side. It comes in 5 shades including Fair, Light, Medium, Tan and Deep.
4. Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer – $20 for .15 oz
If your lipstick absolutely positively must stay in place, this is the lip primer for you. I’ve tried several (including the new one from tarte) and this has been the best for me. You can use it with a lip pencil too, if you want. (vegan)
5. Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer – $20 for .28 oz
Yes, even lashes can be prepped with primer! Subversion makes them thicker and longer, as well as conditioning them to strengthen them.
6. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 – $72 for 2 oz / $52 for 1.01 oz / $18 for .33 oz
I love this face primer! It’s got a very thin texture that will subtly brighten the face, blur imperfections, and help your foundation to last all day. It’s fragrance free, so it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Considering that I have dry skin, I’ve been amazed at how it doesn’t dry me out or fade in the hot, humid Florida weather. While this is formulated with silicones, it really doesn’t feel heavy or thick. It’s got a great texture and it’s paraben free, oil free and gluten free. (vegan)
7. Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer – $45 for 1 oz
This is a water-based primer that’s great for dry skin. It’s a really cool product that hydrates and smooths skin in a gel formula. It’s great for days that my skin is particularly dry and I prefer to use it under my eyes and around the nose, or to mix it in with a foundation. It doesn’t irritate my rosacea. (vegan)
8. Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer – $38 for 1 oz
This is another great primer for dry skin because it hydrates and smooths the skin, as well as blurs imperfection. It contains their super ingredient Coenzyme Q10, that is supposed to improve clarity and radiance. It also has Bisabolol to reduce redness and inflammation. Vitamin F esters, squalane, and hyaluronic acid nourish the skin, too. (vegan)
9. Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender – $40 for .46 oz
This is a really unique face primer. It’s amazing for oily skin but I can also use it sparingly on my dry skin, preferably on my t-zone and cheeks. It’s a balm that blurs pores and fine lines and helps your makeup last all day. Because it’s clear, you can actually wear this and nothing else if you want.
10. Living Proof Prime Style Extender – $59 for 24 oz / $20 for 5 oz / $12 for 2 oz
Yes, even hair benefits from a primer. I love this stuff! It’s great for helping to smooth and add shine to my hair. The only way it would be better is if it had thermal protection as well.
What are your favorite cruelty free primers?[inlinkz_linkup id=608453 mode=1]