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My Tools for a Cruelty Free Foundation Application

[maxbutton id=”2″]Logical Harmony - My Tools for Foundation Application (all cruelty free and vegan!)

One of the most commonly asked questions is what products I use myself and how do I apply them. I plan to film a video all about my current favorites, but wanted to post an introduction to share my favorite tools.

One of my favorite makeup products is foundation. Foundation helps even out your complexion and can help mask imperfections and uneven skin tone. I also love that it’s so versatile! You can by light, medium, and full coverage foundations. Matte finish or natural. You can even customize them further by mixing with moisturizer, a liquid highlighter, or a liquid luminizer.

These are my favorite cruelty free and vegan foundations that I have tried. These products are all cruelty free and vegan formulas. That means no animal testing or animal ingredients.

  1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation: This full coverage foundation also contains UVA/UVB SPF 15. This product is very full coverage, so you need less product than you would think. A full tube lasts me for several months. Shop online.
  2. Wet’n’Wild CoverAll Foundation: For those on a budget, this is a great option! The color range is a bit limited, so I often buy two colors to mix together. Thankfully, it’s affordable enough that this still makes it budget friendly. It also contains SPF 15. Shop online.
  3. DeVita Naturals Moisture Tints BB Cream – BB Creams are a hybrid product. They mix moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation into one tube. This BB Cream is super moisturizing and is also paraben free. It’s sheer and offers buildable . Shop online.

When it comes to applying foundation, I’ve found two methods that really work well for me.

  1. Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki – I first found out about this brush from my pal Marissa, and it has seriously improved my foundation application. Sigma makes brushes that are both real animal fur and synthetic. This one is, obviously, synthetic. It does an amazing job at blending out foundation! Shop online for this brush or view their full vegan brush collection.
  2. Beauty Blender Sponge – When I first saw the price of this blender, I had immediate sticker shock. I purchased several dupes before caving in and buying the original Beauty Blender. This one is amazing! No dupe can compare! The Beauty Blender makes your foundation (or concealer) look absolutely flawless. Shop online.

What are you favorite foundations and your favorite tools to apply them?

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7 Comments

  • Reply Kelsey Tuesday - March 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Have you tried the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge? It’s my favorite tool at the moment. I don’t have the Beauty Blender but everyone who owns both has raved about the RT Sponge and many even like it more. Plus it’s $6 😀

    • Reply Tashina Wednesday - March 19, 2014 at 6:28 am

      Hi Kelsey,

      I haven’t tried it, but I have heard great things about it!

  • Reply btlove2 Friday - March 7, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Tashina,

    This will probably sound like a ridiculous question but I’m asking anyway… Why would you need both the kabuki brush and the beauty blender? Do you use them both, and if so, what is the advantage of each? Thanks so much!

    • Reply Tashina Friday - March 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Hi!

      There’s no such thing as a ridiculous question. 🙂 Usually I apply the foundation with the brush and then smooth it all out with the Beauty Blender. Sometimes I just use one or the other though. The brush is really great for coverage and it helps to blend the product really well. The Beauty Blender creates a super flawless finish. It’s an awesome product!

      • Reply btlover2 Saturday - March 8, 2014 at 6:50 am

        Thanks for the response! That makes sense. I may be trying one or both. And I love your site.

  • Reply Bonnie Wednesday - March 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Tashina,
    I am trying to locate ingredient information for all WNW products. Checking their website, am not seeing any info. Would you please provide a link or another website?
    Thanks much,
    Bonnie

    • Reply Tashina Wednesday - March 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Hi Bonnie,

      I am not aware of a source to find all the ingredients listed online. The best way would be to look at the items in stores as ingredients may change from time to time. Other than that, usually looking up products on Google will surface results for individual products. I hope this helps!

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