December 23, 2020 Beauty•Veganism
Best Cruelty Free and Vegan Concealers
Happy 2021, and I hope you guys are all super excited and feeling good about this fresh new year! Today I’m bringing you a post on the best cruelty free and vegan concealers on the market right now. I think that lately a ton of people are realizing how gruesome and horrific animal testing is and as a result are wanting to switch to cruelty free brands only, which is so great!
It can be overwhelming and tough to know where to start when switching to vegan friendly makeup brands since there is sooo much out there, so I love doing these guides and just creating huge lists for different types of products in different posts. Keep reading to see the best cruelty free and vegan concealers out there right now!
How Is The Term Cruelty Free Defined?
For this post, the term “cruelty free” has been defined as a product made by a brand or company that does not conduct any animal testing whatsoever themselves, does not commission any other company or third party to test individual ingredients or finished products on animals on their behalf, and does not sell their products in any market or country where animal testing of cosmetics is legally required.
The vast majority of the brands included in this post have also received the cruelty free certification from an organization such as Leaping Bunny or PETA.
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Best Cruelty Free and Vegan Concealers:
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
This is THE concealer that everyone has and that everyone raves about, and I would say it’s definitely worth picking up. It’s one of the best ones that I’ve personally ever tried – it’s full coverage, super creamy and easily blendable, and so natural looking and beautiful!
It comes in over 30 different shades, so it’s definitely made for a wide variety of skin tones and you’re pretty much guaranteed to find your perfect match with it.
Milk Makeup Flex Concealer
This concealer is super silky and smooth, and very easy to blend. I’ve found that it’s amazing at minimizing and covering the look of dark circles! It’s also really great at staying put on your face and not creasing or settling into fine lines under your eyes, which is a huge bonus since that feature can be hard to find in a concealer.
It also comes in a cute little squeezy tube that makes it a little bit easier to get all of the product out when you’re running low, if you’re like me and hate wasting the leftover product at the bottom of the tube when you can’t get the last of it out!
e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Brightening Concealer
Last but not least, this is another awesome and affordable vegan concealer option from e.l.f. that comes in twelve different shades and is free of phthalates, sulfates and parabens! It has great reviews and it’s so inexpensive that if you’re thinking about trying it, definitely just go for it – you will not be disappointed. e.l.f. is a proudly cruelty free brand and we should support that 100%!
Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer
This cruelty free and vegan concealer is from Selena Gomez’s new collection Rare Beauty, It’s also super affordable compared to a lot of other high end products, so if you’re not wanting to spend too much money or are just starting out with makeup then definitely try this one out!
My favorite thing about this concealer (this is a product that I’ve been using since it was released at Sephora several months ago) is that I never have any problems with it creasing. Once I apply it and set it lightly with a setting powder, it doesn’t budge. I’ve even noticed the same thing if I happen to have left out the setting powder step – it stays put!
Because it’s so crease proof, I would recommend this one especially for people with an oily or combination skin type, but it definitely works well on all skin types.
Glossier Stretch Concealer
Glossier’s concealer is moisturizing and hydrating, and is another great option for avoiding the dreaded under eye creasing! It has natural looking coverage with a slight brightening effect for the under eye area, and it has a really gorgeous glowy finish to it.
This product is somewhat of an affordable option, and since you only need to use a little bit of it, it should last you a decent amount of time too. It’s super buildable and its formula really enhances the under eye area in a gorgeous way.
Ilia True Skin Serum Concealer
This amazing cruelty free and vegan concealer contains vitamin C and other premium ingredients that help even out your skin tone and improve the appearance of your skin over time! I would say this one is medium coverage, and this comes in twelve shades. Get this one if you don’t want or need a full coverage concealer and still want to balance things out by having your natural skin to shine through, BUT still with a good amount of coverage!
e.l.f. Cosmetics Hydrating Camo Concealer
This is an amazing, super affordable vegan and cruelty free concealer from ELF Cosmetics! It comes in about 25 different shades and is full coverage, long lasting but also lightweight, and has a satin finish that doesn’t crease or settle into fine lines!
bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer
This full coverage product from bareMinerals comes in six shades and has a super creamy formula for a really smooth and easy application. It contains hydrating ingredients that make it perfect to use on the under eye area, and it also has pigments that help to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark circles and any imperfections. And, you can actually use this product over or under your foundation, which is a pretty cool feature!
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer
This concealer from Fenty Beauty probably has the highest number of different shades available that I’ve personally ever seen. There are sooo many to choose from that there pretty much HAS to be one that’s a perfect match for your skin tone.
This is Rihanna’s makeup collection, and she really went out of her way to create a brand dedicated to inclusivity, and also to committing to being cruelty free and having tons of vegan products available.
As far as coverage, this one is considered full coverage with a matte finish. It’s also sweat resistant, which is really great for the summer! If you’re looking for a product with a huge range of shades that looks and feels very light but still gives you amazing coverage, then this one is for you!
Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer
Becca honestly has some of the best foundations and face products around! I’m obsessed with this product from Becca because it’s full coverage and has a really nice, hydrating formula that doesn’t look cakey or overly heavy on your skin.
I find that this tube lasts a pretty long time, so I think it’s worth it to pick one up if you’ve been wanting a really nice higher end concealer!
Colourpop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Creamy Concealer
This cruelty free, vegan concealer comes in almost 30 different shades, so it’s another one with a great range of color tones available. It’s also super affordable and I would label this one as full coverage. Definitely a great option that you can find at Ulta!
*Side note – this contains beeswax, so if you are strictly vegan in the sense that you refrain from purchasing bee byproducts, then this one would not be for you.
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer
This cruelty free and vegan concealer from Hourglass is full coverage, waterproof, and comes in 20+ shades. This is definitely a really nice product with a gorgeous natural looking finish that looks good on all skin types!
Something I love about Hourglass Cosmetics is that they are proudly cruelty free and they always state that in their marketing materials! They are also working on going completely vegan and eliminating all animal derived ingredients from their entire collection in the near future.
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy Brightening Concealer
Kosas is an amazing clean beauty brand that puts a big emphasis on creating makeup products that actually HELP your skin while you wear them with super nourishing and hydrating ingredients! This concealer is exactly what the name implies – very creamy and brightening for the under eye area. This one is medium to full coverage, and very buildable.
Cover FX Power Play Concealer
This brand markets themselves as completely vegan and cruelty free, which I love! This one is another really good one for foundations and face products – I’ve never tried a product from Cover FX that I haven’t loved.
This is a long wearing, crease-proof and full coverage concealer. It also contains niacinamide, which helps to improve the appearance of any fine lines you have, and it can also help improve the clarity of your skin!
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer
This one from Charlotte Tilbury makes your skin look almost poreless and so smooth and beautiful! This is a long lasting, water resistant full coverage product that is paraben free as well as fragrance free. I find that this one really helps with dark under eye circles too! This one would be classified as a full coverage product.
Urban Decay Stay Naked Correcting Concealer
This is a medium to full coverage cruelty free and vegan concealer that is long lasting but that still feels very lightweight and breathable. The Naked line from Urban Decay is super popular, and for good reason – the whole collection is so good and comes in beautiful packaging that makes you so excited to use the products!
Beautyblender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer
This product from Beautyblender comes in a great variety of shades, and it’s a creamy full coverage concealer with hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth the skin under your eyes! It also helps to reduce puffiness, as well as brighten your skin and make it look glowy and youthful.
Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer
This full coverage product from Milani contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and smooth the under-eye area, as well as shea butter and olive fruit oil for extra nourishment and skin hydration.
This is a really great drugstore option if you’re not looking to spend too much on a new concealer, or if you’re just getting into makeup and are wanting to try a few different products out!
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer
Too Faced is another really animal friendly brand that is proud to be cruelty free and to sell tons of vegan products! This cruelty free, vegan concealer is definitely full coverage (hence the name), makes your skin look perfect and doesn’t crease! It also contains a few amazing and hydrating ingredients for your skin – coconut water and hyaluronic acid just to name a couple of them.
Kaja Don’t Settle Concealer
This concealer has a light to medium coverage and it’s super buildable. It’s also one of the most affordable options available at Sephora, so definitely pick this up if you want something that is Sephora quality but don’t want to spend too much. The packaging is also baby blue and super cute!
NYX Born To Glow Radiant Concealer
This product comes in 24 different shades, and it’s a great drugstore option that’s available at Ulta! I would say this has a medium to full coverage, its formula is super creamy and easily blendable, and applies well with the brush that it comes with, or with any other concealer brush you have.
Pacifica Liquid Cover Concealer
Pacifica is a brand that is well known for being proudly 100% vegan and cruelty free, and they have a huge collection of products for every occasion, from makeup to skincare to fragrance.
This product comes with a classic doe foot applicator, is available in twelve different shades, and offers a medium to full amount of coverage. It’s super creamy and buildable as well!
Huda Beauty The Overachiever High Coverage Concealer
This creamy, full coverage product is available in about 20 different shades and has a matte finish that works well on all skin types. It’s infused with green tea for an ultra soothing and calming effect on the skin, and it also helps to protect your skin from environmental stressors while you’re wearing it!
Bare Minerals Bare Pro 16 Hour Full Coverage Concealer
This product is actually in a stick form, which can be harder to find than the typical liquid ones, so if you prefer that then this is definitely for you! It’s a full coverage product that helps to smooth the look of fine lines and pores, and it’s also long wearing, waterproof, and humidity resistant!
And, if your skin is acne prone then this product is perfect for you: it’s noncomedogenic, does not cause acne AND it’s hypoallergenic!
KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Concealer Creme
This product from the fully vegan KVD collection is a matte finish, super full coverage concealer that is also long lasting and paraben free! Out of all of the many amazing cruelty free and vegan concealers on this list, this is another one of my all time favorite products because the coverage is so great and it just stays put all day and looks amazing.
RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up
This is a light coverage concealer that is somewhat sheer but still buildable. It has a lightweight feel and a glowy finish, it helps to minimize the look of pores, and it can also be used as a base for eye makeup. This is for you if you don’t need a ton of coverage but still want something light and breathable to help even out your skin tone a little bit!
Beauty Blender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer
This is a full coverage product made by the famous Beauty Blender brand! It has a really nice natural finish and works well on all skin types. It also contains hyaluronic acid for a plumping effect on your skin, and it helps to smooth away fine lines as well.
Lilah B. Virtuous Veil Concealer & Eye Primer
This is a medium coverage product that is easily buildable! It can also be used as a primer for eye makeup, and it comes in a cute little pot that makes it easy to apply with your fingers or a small brush. It has super clean ingredients that you can feel good about putting on your skin, and the packaging is so aesthetic!
Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Full Coverage Concealer Fluid
This product from Josie Maran has the “clean at Sephora” seal, meaning that it doesn’t contain any sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and a long list of other common toxins in makeup.
It’s a full coverage cruelty free and vegan concealer that works great on dark under eye circles and acne scarring, and the Argan oil it contains really helps with depuffing your skin and nourishing it with vitamin E!
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Why Choose Cruelty Free Products?
There are honestly so many reasons why, but the biggest one is that animals are kept in cages for their entire lives and basically never see sunshine or anywhere outside of the testing lab. They are literally bred for this purpose alone and are born into an extremely harsh and cruel environment (not to mention the fact that they have to endure chemical burns on a regular basis) and keep in mind that it’s not “only” rodents that are being tested on, it’s also dogs, cats, and rabbits.
But since you’re here reading this, you are most likely already aware of all of that, so thank you for looking into cruelty free and vegan concealers today! If you have a family member or a friend who isn’t aware of the horrific realities of animal testing, you could share this post with them to help inform them of why it’s so important to avoid buying products that are tested on animals.
How To Apply Concealer: Tips + Tricks
Start by dotting small amounts of product onto any blemishes or areas you’re trying to conceal
If using a sponge, slightly dampen it by running it under water and then drying it off on a towel before dabbing your face with it and blending the product into the skin
If using your fingers, make sure your hands are super clean and sanitized before blending out the dots by gently tapping the area continually outward and around the spot you applied it to
Only apply product where you need extra coverage and not all over your entire face so you can achieve the most natural look possible
Set it with your favorite face powder or setting spray to make sure that it stays in place for as long as possible
I love the RMS beauty one! I’ve actually been working on a clean beauty concealer post! I should probably actually finish it!
Thanks so much for sharing these, Caitlin! Love that they are cruelty-free and vegan, I will have to check these out! 🙂
Wishing you the most amazing start to this new, magical year!
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