I have combo/oily skin, so I usually go with powder formulations, but there are some really nice cream products out there for my dry-skinned sisters! Here are the top ten cruelty free cream makeup products I recommend:
Tarte Cheek Stain – The stain that started it all. Tarte’s award-winning and best-selling cheek stain gives you a gorgeous, natural flush in a gel or cream consistency. Rounded top cheek stains are gel based stains, while flat top cheek stains are the cream based version.
Tarte Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow – This long-lasting cream shadow glides on smooth and forms an impermeable layer that protects against sweat, tears, flaking, and creasing for hours of wear time. This one even works on my oily lids because it’s waterproof! Treat delicate eyelids to Amazonian clay, carnauba wax, mineral pigments, and vitamins A and E as you impart gorgeous color that can be worn alone or layered under other eyeshadow powders. Their waterproof eyeliner is also amazing!
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Crème Color Concentrate is a multi-use product that can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks. You can blend and make your own colors, as well as create blended ombre looks. You can see some of my makeup looks here.
Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush – Give cheeks a burst of color and radiance with this cream-textured blush. The oil-free formula combines a shimmering glow with sheer, long-wearing color. Wear as a cheek color or highlighter, or layer with powder blushes for extra vibrancy.
Milani Crystal Eyez – A smooth and lasting eyeshadow with glimmers and pearls that delivers a sparkling finish on the lids. Inexpensive, easy to find at drugstores, and comes in 6 sparkly shades!
Wet N Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow – Soft-blending, creamy eyeshadow in the form of a pencil! Silky-smooth formula glides on easily for high-impact, light-infused color. Again, this one is inexpensive, easy to find and comes in 6 shades!
NYX Cream Shadow – NYX’s Cream Eye Shadows are bursting with intense shimmering pigments. These shadows come in a variety of shades that have a velvety texture, dry promptly after application and last all day. These are inexpensive, so you can play with all 20 colors! Find NYX products online or at ULTA stores.
(UPDATE: Stila is no longer cruelty free.)
Stila Convertible Color – This versatile favorite brightens cheeks and lips with creamy, translucent color. Tap onto cheeks and press onto lips. The sheer tint adds an inherent glow to the cheeks while lips bloom with fresh, radiant color. Great for travel!
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee – This buildable, blendable blush hybrid provides the natural look of a cream blush with the long-lasting 14-hour hydrating color of a gel stain. Infused with 50% pure Coconut Water, it instantly hydrates while nourishing with the powerful benefits of Vitamin E-rich Argan Oil. Like a refreshing sip of Coconut Water for your skin, this moisture-packed blush instantly drenches cheeks in a cool veil of color. vegan and cruelty free!
Do you have any cruelty free, cream makeup faves? Let me know in the comments below!
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