Making sure your skin is perfectly primed is essential before applying any of your makeup. It really is the difference between a good makeup day, and a bad one.
To help everyone achieve that dewy skin look, I have listed my top pick of cruelty-free and vegan primers that are all now available to purchase on Amazon.
Top Vegan & Cruelty-Free Primers Now Available On Amazon
100% Vegan brands will have a V next to their name
Brands owned by a parent company who is not cruelty-free will be marked with **
Their Veil Primer is the perfect primer to pair with mineral makeup. However, this primer is great to use with all foundation types. It can offer any makeup look some serious staying power.
This is an Oil Free primer, is a multipurpose primer. If you suffer from redness, fine lines or pores, this primer should help to create that blank canvas so that your foundation glides on, and is smooth as silk.
This product also has SPF 15 protection, this protection only comes from mineral sunscreen. This primer is also created without the use of Parabens, Nanoparticles, Phthalates, Fragrance, and Gluten.
If your a big fan of this product, then you can even purchase it in their Jumbo Size.
If you are obsessed with that K Beauty trend of dewy, pore-less skin. Then this cruelty-free K Beauty Brand is for you.
Their No Poreblem Primer is the secret weapon to achieving flawless foundation and skin. If you suffer from any of the following then this wonder primer should do the trick:
- Large Pores
- Fine Lines
- Uneven Skin Texture
It acts as an invisible, smoothing barrier to be used before applying any makeup. It goes on clear, so it can be used alone if you wish to just have dewy, glowing skin.
This product contains Green Tea Extracts to energize the skin, while Vegan Collagen is what gives it that moisture filled punch. It is also hypoallergenic and paraben free too!
Milk Makeup are an all vegan beauty brand.
Their award winning Hydro Grip Primer has a serious cult following in the beauty community. Here are some reasons why:
- Hemp Seed Extracts are what give it its hydrating, plumping powers. Along with Aloe Water, Cherry Blossom and more.
- They included Blue Agave Extracts to ensure it can grip your makeup all day long. BUT make sure you allow it to set for 1 minute first.
- They are careful about what ingredients go into their products, making sure this primer is free from silicone, parabens, talc, gluten, oil and also fragrance.
Emani is an all vegan beauty brand.
They haven’t named their product a miracle for nothing! This 7-In-1 Miracle Primer by Emani is all about nourishing your skin to its fullest! Their primer is filled with Antioxidant Rich Ingredients and Peptides to help fight the aging of your skin.
Their primer is perfect for using with or without makeup. It is great for making sure your foundation can be applied smoothly, and will stay put all day. However, the primer also is great for:
- Helping to improve your skins circulation, tone and texture.
- Defends your skin against the signs of premature aging.
- Minimizes the look of fine lines, pores, blemishes, and even skin discoloration.
- Moisturizers your skin with its jam packed antioxidant formula.
This Face Primer is your best friend if you are after a clear, smooth, matte finish for your foundation. If you suffer from pores, or find that your foundation is not matte enough. This primer will do its best to combat the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and pores.
The brand recommend this product with their Luminous Liquid Foundation, however, it is sadly only available in just 10 shades. So any other foundation should work great with this primer.
This primer is great for almost every skin type, except the brand do not recommend this primer if you suffer from excessively oily skin.
If your skin is tired and need an energy boost, then this primer should do the trick. PÜR Cosmetics 4-In-1 Correcting Primer: Energize & Rescue packs the perfect punch to either wake up your skin for a long day, or rescue it after a long night.
It is not just a hydrating primer, it also doubles as a beauty tonic for help smooth and also soothe your tired skin. The ingredients in this primer include Probiotics, Aloe, Coconut Water, along with Vegan Squalene and Caffeine too! Also this product has been created without the use of Parabens, and it is Gluten Free as well.
It is a color free formula, and can be used under makeup or as a clear beauty tonic too.
** Smashbox brand is owned by Estée Lauder, who is not cruelty-free.
Yet Smashbox remain committed to remaining cruelty-free, and carry the Peta: Beauty With Bunnies logo showing this.
Smashbox’s original Photo Finish Primer is still going strong, and has a dedicated, loyal following. It was originally created to make sure makeup stayed put on during photo shoots on sets (hence the name). Now it is used as an everyday makeup essential to make sure your foundation does not budge.
This primer applies as a clear gel, so it can be used alone or with makeup.
**NYX is owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free
This super affordable hydrating oil primer from NYX is one of Amazon’s best selling cruelty-free primers. They are also certified by PETA.
If you have very dry skin, then this primer is ideal. It will help moisturize the skin, and help give skin that dewy look and perfect foundation finish.
NYX have a huge range of other cruelty-free products to check out on their Amazon store.
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