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Here Comes the Sun! 11 Great Vegan Foundations with SPF

By Dianna Esteves Vieira

If you’re like me, you’re thrilled to finally be crawling out of hibernation, dusting off the cobwebs, and hitting the sunshine. But what’s that going to do to your skin? Sure, you can apply an SPF then makeup, but that can be a bit heavy and time consuming. Why not go for a 2-in-1 product and get an all natural base with added SPF?

I’m personally in the middle of switching brands, so I’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight one. I prefer a dewy finish, and apply a tinted moisturizer with a brush all over my face. For my T-zone, I apply a light dusting of loose mineral powder with a kabuki brush and skip my cheeks. But it’s all a matter of personal preference of texture and coverage.

With a plethora of clean and green, cruelty free SPF Tinted Moisturizers, Serums and Mineral Powders on the market to choose from today, there is no excuse to not treat your skin to nourishing ingredients and sun protection.  These companies are coming out with some of the best hydrating sheer textures with even, long wearing coverage.

Want even better news?  None of the brands I featured here use parabens, petroleum, propylene, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances, and they’re all vegan-friendly!

Whether you like a creamy base or a mineral powder foundation, putting your best ‘natural’ face forward this sunny season is super easy with our picks of the Best Vegan Foundations with SPF.

Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer

A cult favourite, this is a gentle product that’s formulated to hide spots and give colour correction to dark eye circles, redness and hyperpigmentation. Its non-drying, non-caking formula is rich with botanical ingredients that heal and protect the skin, with an SPF of up to 30.

hynt beauty duet concealer

Pacifica Dreamy Cover Bare-Faced Serum Foundation

I love Pacifica for its gorgeously scented body creams, but did you know they create makeup, too? This SPF foundation is feather-light for a no-makeup feel. Pacifica is entirely vegan, and also makes a bronzer that can add some sun-kissed bliss to your skin…without the sun!


100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Foundation

This vegan friendly, cruelty free formula is enriched with antioxidant-packed super-fruits, is rated SPF 20, and is coloured from the pigments of fruits and vegetables, rather than from minerals or synthetic dyes.

Eco Minerals Perfection Mineral Foundation-SPF 25 

This beauty arrived all the way from Down Under! I swirled the 100% pure minerals on a kabuki brush all over my face and was impressed with it’s sheer, natural finish. It didn’t settle into my fine lines, and no sparkly results! I really like the coverage and colour match.



Ilia Beauty Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer-SPF 20 

This is a delightful, semi-matte formula that melted into my skin quickly. I really liked the hint of translucent color it gave, it truly made me glow! With its soothing botanicals, gluten free ingredients and even coverage, this formula is a real treat and is one of my new favourites.


Ecco Bella Flower Color Foundation

Water and plant based, this is a great all-in-one product that’s sheer and natural looking whilst giving great coverage. Its organic herbs, aloe vera and vitamin E all work to nourish the skin, and its natural based, non-nano UVA and UVB filters serve to protect a bit, with an SPF of 15.



Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation 

With 25 shades to choose from, Tarte has you “covered” (ha ha!) with its unique formula, made with Amazonian clay, which helps absorb impurities from your skin. This has been specifically formulated to basically last until you take it off – perfect for long days out of the house – but note the SPF is only 15, so it’s not great for the beach.



Juice Beauty Tinted Mineral Moisturizer BB-SPF 30 

Juice Beauty has extended their line to makeup recently! This BB cream multi-tasker evened out my skin tone so well that I did not have to wear a concealer. The formula is hydrating, anti-aging and long wearing. And the best part’s formulated with certified organic ingredients.


Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation-SPF 15 

I really hadn’t had any previous experience with a Lily Lolo product, so I was really happy to get my hands on this formula! I really like how the finely milled mineral foundation buffs into the skin effortlessly. It offers custom coverage, it’s buildable, high performing and water resistant. The best part? After using this for a few weeks, it minimized my breakouts and blemishes overall.


Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation

I was so excited to try this mineral foundation from Jane Iredale! These are brand new to their arsenal of incredible, clean products and are fully water resistant up to 40 minutes. I was pleased to discover that this formula is a foundation, powder, concealer with broad range spectrum of SFP 20. After wearing it all day on a really sunny Saturday, I was happy to see when I removed it, I had very little evidence of having been in the sun at all on my face.



Celtic Complexion Tinted Moisturizer- SPF 31 

What I love most about this gluten free formula, is that you choose the coverage you desire. Full coverage is best applied with fingertips, while sheer to medium coverage may be applied with a foundation brush or beauty blender. It contains a broad spectrum of UVA/UVB chemical free sun protection. It is a bit rich, so I would not recommend this brand for oily/acne prone skin. The shades are all aimed at the paler complexion, as should be clear from the brand name!


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    May 29, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Thank you for the related article across the web shout!

    The Lily Lolo foundation sounds exciting! A good vegan sunscreen is Coola Classic Cucumber SPF 30. It’s organic, lightweight and non greasy. Perfect for hot summer days 🙂

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