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Top 10 Cruelty Free Cream Makeup Products


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

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 eyeshadow

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!

OCC Creme Colour Concentrates

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 blush

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

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 Creme Eyeshadow StickWet 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 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.

NYX Stick Blush

NYX Stick Blush – Add a touch of color with NYX’s creamy and extremely pigmented Stick Blush! Available in 8 shades! Apply and get the perfect glow. Find NYX products online or at ULTA stores.

Stila Convertible Color

(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 Cheek Gelee

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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  1. Your picks look awesome! I’m especially interested in checking out the Josie Maran in person!
    Brooke recently posted..Top 10 Tuesday – My Favorite Cream Beauty ProductsMy Profile

  2. I am so glad to see someone else talking about the Milani Crystal Eyez! I didn’t include it on my list, but it is so much fun to play with!
    Retrodiva recently posted..Top Ten Tuesdays: favorite cream cosmeticsMy Profile

  3. saw great things on that list

  4. I love the tarte cream eyeshadows! I haven’t seen the Milani Crystal Eyez. Sound nice!
    phyrra recently posted..Fall 2013 ColorsMy Profile

  5. Great post, Jen! I love almost all of these products. The ones I haven’t tried I just may have to now. You are bad for my bank account 😉
    Kristina recently posted..milani quick dry top coat | unhappy reviewMy Profile

  6. good post, i love all NYX products 🙂

  7. Hahaha – I’m secretly just trying to help the economy Kristina! 😀

  8. Great list! I swatched the coconut water cheek gelee the other day. I couldn’t decide which color to try. Do you have a favorite? They all look so pretty!

  9. I have been using airbrush foundation for awhile now and didn’t realize until a couple of months ago that they had cream eyeshadows, too. I LOVE cream eyeshadows! I did a search and found it here: https://www.luminessair.com/Store/ATI_ViewProduct.aspx?CategoryId=33

  10. Stila test on animals again now to sell in China 🙁 They can be removed from the list.

  11. Thank you – I updated the Stila section. No longer cruelty free. 🙁

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