My Top 10 Favorite Natural Foundations

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To say this post has been a long time coming would be a bit of an understatement. I’ve been working on this post for ages and ages. I’ve tried so many duds when it comes to organic face makeup, especially natural foundations, and it has taken some time to figure out which ones really worked for me and my pale skin. So, without delay, here are the best organic foundations I’ve tried, tested, loved, and would wholeheartedly recommend – enjoy!

* Please Note: These are in order from my absolute holy grain favorite (being #1) to my just general favorites.

My Top 10 Favorite Natural Foundations


Gressa Skin Corrective Serum Foundation in 01 – Review

 Coverage Level: Light to Medium

This is, hands down, my favorite foundation. ever. period. I’ve tried and tested many foundations before and after trying this one and it remains my favorite. Why, you ask? Simple. Gressa Serum Foundation is formulated with a base of organic plant oils, namely broccoli seed oil, and extracts which help heal acne, fight fine lines and premature aging, and help hydrate your skin while you wear it. The pigment perfectly matches my skin tone and sinks into my skin for a “if my skin was flawless, it would look like this” kind of effect. Need I say more?


Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Like Porcelain – Review

Coverage Level: Medium to Full

The Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation is popular for a reason. It’s the closest foundation I’ve come across in the green beauty market that even comes close to giving full coverage. It is blendable, buildable (medium to full coverage), and gives a gorgeous glowing skin finish. If you apply it with a light hand, you can even get it to give your skin a satin finish if you have oily or combination skin and prefer that kind of effect to dewy skin. It does have coconut oil in the formula which I know some might shy away from, but it does include other plant oils like sweet almond and jojoba as well which help keep skin healthy and hydrated. On top of that, this is my go-to for nights when I want full coverage.


Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation in Neutral 2 – Review

Coverage Level: Light to Full

This is my favorite powder foundation and has been for years. Check the back logs in my blog and you’ll see so many posts featuring this powder because it is, quite honestly, the best powder ever. You can use a powder brush for a light coverage that evens your skin tone out, a buffing or kabuki brush for more full coverage and an airbrush finish, or even just dust it on lightly to set your foundation. It’s just an amazing mineral makeup and I always use it whenever my skin is feeling oily or irritated and I want to avoid liquid formulas. Also, it lasts for ages and ages. An entire jar might last you half a year or more. This stuff is awesome.


Vapour Beauty Luminous Foundation in 100 – Review

Coverage Level: Light to Full

Another nearing on full coverage foundation, this one comes in stick form. The formula is simple enough, includes all organic ingredients, and gives skin sufficient coverage, a glowing dewy finish, and is very travel-friendly. I love the dewy finish of this foundation, the coverage is really good, and it’s very portable so it’s easy to just toss in my bag without worrying about it spilling or getting on everything.

jane iredale glow time mineral bb cream

Jane Iredale Glow Time Mineral BB Cream in BB1 – Review

Coverage Level: Light to Full

This is a fantastic BB cream and not just because it smells deliciously like grapefruit! The coverage is amazing for any BB cream I’ve tried from a Western (non-Asian) brand, the ingredients are awesome, and their lightest shade is great for pale people like me who have a hard time finding good color matches!


Au Naturale Creme Foundation in Sand – Review

Coverage Level: Light to Medium

This is a relatively new discovery, but a loved one nonetheless! The cream compact makes it super portable and easy for traveling which I love. The formula is very creamy so I mainly use this on cloudy, cool days as it’s likely to run off my face on hot days. That said, the formula is super clean and this company is incredible and totally worth supporting.

lauren brooke cosmetiques cream foundation

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Creme Foundation in Neutral 00

Coverage Level: Light to Medium

Another gem, this LBC creme foundation has a beautiful mousse-like texture. It reminds me a lot of that old l’oréal mousse foundation they used to sell in drugstores (is that still sold?), only natural of course. The coverage is light to medium and has a smooth, but light finish.

rms beauty un-cover up

RMS Beauty Un-Cover Up in 00 (winter) and 11 (summer) – Review

Coverage Level: Light to Full

This is an oldie, but goody. It gives a satin to matte finish depending on how you apply and what you use to prime. If you use a face oil or very hydrating cream, the finish will be satin and if you use a balancing or mattifying primer, the finish will be satin/matte. I like how versatile this one is and many people even use it as a concealer. I’ve never done that, but the color payout is good so you definitely could do so. That said, I know some people don’t like the coconut oil in this, but it’s never bothered me. I enjoy using this on days when I want something simple to apply and for traveling that is so easy and small to fit anywhere in my handbag!


ILIA Beauty Tinted Moisturizer in T1 – Review

Coverage Level: Light to Medium

Another new discovery, this tinted moisturizer offers very light coverage so it’s only really good for evening out your skin tone and making your skin look a little more dewy and fresh. That said, it’s a nice formula, goes on fairly easily, and can be blended out using your fingers or a brush. I love ILIA lip products so I was intrigued to try their newer face products and this doesn’t disappoint as a tinted moisturizer.

jane iredale liquid minerals liquid foundation

Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation in Bisque – Review

Coverage Level: Light to Medium

Last, but not least, this foundation is one I discovered ages ago, but it’s still a great one. The coverage is very light and dewy, but dries down to a satin-matte finish. It’s one of the few liquid foundations I’ve tried that I think oily and acne prone skin would handle really well. The formula is awesome and features encapsulated aloe and lavender gel alongside mineral pigment which are time released to give your skin a beautiful coverage and finish as well as lending hydrating and soothing ingredients to your skin. Brilliant, right?


Obviously, there are tons of natural foundations out there that I have yet to try, but these are my current top 10 favorites and they’ve stayed pretty consistently the same, some for a few years now. I hope this post has helped you discover need foundations to try so you can discover new loves as well ♥

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24 thoughts on “My Top 10 Favorite Natural Foundations

  1. June 2, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    These are wonderful picks! I’d love to try foundations by Gressa Skin and Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques. I also loved the Kjaer Weis one, but unfortunately my skin reacted negatively to the coconut oil in it. I’ve also been interested in trying the foundations from Sappho Cosmetics, Pure Anada, and Monave.
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    1. June 2, 2015 at 11:58 AM

      thanks! I’m glad you think so! Gressa is definitely my favorite and no coconut oil! Also, LBC is wonderful, but less coverage. It depends on what you want, of course. The KW is amazing, but yeah definitely clogs my skin if I wear too often. Ooo I’ve never heard of these brands! Do you have reviews for them on your blog??

  2. June 5, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    thanks so much for this awesome post! I’ve never really been big on foundation/makeup in general but these all look like awesome purchases and products that are worth the money.. maybe I’ll try one of them out!

    xx, kenz

    1. June 5, 2015 at 11:57 AM

      absolutely – I’m glad you found the post helpful! All of these are wonderful picks so definitely give one a try! 🙂 let me know how it goes if you do ♥

  3. Natalie
    June 5, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Ahhh, this is such a great post! I have very pale skin and am always looking for new foundations that are good coverage and actually suit pale skin. It’s a bonus that they’re natural, too! I really want to try the KW cream foundation, it sounds so great. Your #1 pick also sounds fantastic!
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    1. June 5, 2015 at 5:30 PM

      thanks I’m glad you liked it! I’m also really pale and it’s a (pardon my French) total bitch finding good makeup. If you’re pale like me, my top picks are Gressa (#1) for light to medium coverage, KW cream foundation for medium to full coverage, and the Jane Iredale BB cream is great for everyday and suits really pale tons! thanks for visiting!

  4. June 6, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    I have not yet tried natural or organic makeup, but I need to! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join this week’s linkup that just went live!
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    1. June 9, 2015 at 9:25 AM

      absolutely! You know, natural makeup can make such a big difference in your skin health, overall complexion, and a lot of times it just looks more natural (in my opinion). I definitely think you should give it a go! thanks for pinning my post!

  5. June 9, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    I have literally heard of none of these but will defo be looking out for them next time I am doing a sephora shop x
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    1. June 9, 2015 at 3:48 PM

      haha well I hope you give some of them a try – you won’t find them in sephora hun – most are only available online! good luck ♥

  6. June 9, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Wow, honestly, I never thought of natural makeup! Learn something new every day. Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to see if there are any with shades for WOC.
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    1. June 10, 2015 at 11:08 AM

      it’s a great alternative! Hmm for WOC, I would say the best choices that I know of are Alima Pure, 100% Pure, Jane Iredale (BB Cream or Liquid Minerals), Vapour Beauty, Kjaer Weis recently added more darker shades so that might work as well, and Gressa might be okay.

      Ones that I found online, but have not tried personally : BLAC Minerals (powder foundation) and Plain Jane Beauty (Creme Minerals Foundation) .

      Hope this helps!

  7. June 9, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    I’m so glad you wrote about this, because I’ve literally been looking for a good foundation for forever!! I’ll definitely have to check out numbers #1 and #4! <3

    xoxo, Brooke
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    1. June 10, 2015 at 10:27 AM

      Definitely do! They are my absolute favorites for ages now!! Glad you found it helpful ♥

  8. All that's Jas
    June 9, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    My daughter keeps telling me to switch to organic makeup. I think I should. Thank you so much for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things.

    1. June 10, 2015 at 10:32 AM

      It’s really superior in my opinion and it’s better for your skin in the long run. Also, it looks more natural and is more natural. hope this helps you find the right one!

  9. June 10, 2015 at 5:26 AM

    Thanks for sharing this list Tianna. The first two are really intrigueing me, I have to say goodbye to my mousse foundation for summer as my skin tans a little and am on the lookout for something new.

    Have a great week!
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    1. June 10, 2015 at 3:44 PM

      absolutely! the first 2 are awesome and really wonderful ingredients! you too thanks for visiting Alex!

  10. June 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Great list and reviews! It was so helpful.
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  11. June 15, 2015 at 6:03 AM

    I needed this post! I’ve been searching for a new foundation that is light for summer. I’m typically a big MAC fan, but it’s just been so hot, I’ve been looking for something like a BB Cream that has just enough coverage!

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    1. June 16, 2015 at 8:13 AM

      Glad to be helpful! If you want something similar to MAC Studio Fix, but more natural, Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation is perfect. Otherwise, the best coverage liquid formula is definitely Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation. If you want something lighter than that for summer, I think your best bet would be the Jane Iredale Mineral BB Cream. It’s pretty good for a BB cream.

  12. Mai T.
    June 16, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    I’ve never tried any of these. But would love to try Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Creme Foundation. Sounds promising!

    1. June 16, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      definitely give them a try! They’re all big favorites and LBC is a great brand 🙂

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