Pregnancy Safe Foundation

Pregnancy friendly foundations

Now that my list of pregnancy safe skin care products has grown so large, most of the questions I’ve been getting actually are about pregnancy safe makeup. I’ve shared a list of pregnancy safe foundation primers, today is the much awaited list of pregnancy safe foundations!

Note that for this list I have only included products that I can find a full list of ingredients. Makeup ingredient lists are very difficult to locate. If you want to ask about a specific product, you need to provide a list of ingredients, I will not comment on safety without a list of ingredients. I will also add a list of products that are not safe here (rather than leaving them off the list like I usually do, then you’ll know if I’ve reviewed a product’s ingredient list.

Foundations Safe for Pregnancy

Anastasia Stick Foundation
BareMinerals BarePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer
BareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Becca Ultimate Coverage 24-Hour Foundation
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
Burt’s Bees BB Cream with SPF 15
Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Full Coverage Liquid Makeup
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer
Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 – Matte Tint
Cover FX Power Play Foundation
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate
Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation
Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation
Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation
Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation
Tarte Shape Tape Matte Foundation
Tarte Water Foundation
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation

Foundations Not Safe for Pregnancy

(Note, these are linked so you can see exactly which product I’m talking about, many products have similar names and it can get confusing)

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 – Chemical Sunscreen
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 – Chemical Sunscreen
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 – Chemical Sunscreen
Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 – Chemical Sunscreen
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – Chemical Sunscreen
Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup – Willow Bark
Dior Airflash Spray Foundation – No ingredient list
Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 35 – No ingredient list
Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation – No ingredient list
Erborian BB Crème au Ginseng – Chemical Sunscreen
Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation – Salicylate
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – Chemical Sunscreen
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF 20 – Chemical sunscreen
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick – Chemical sunscreen
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation – Salicylate
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ – Salicylate
La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 – Chemical Sunscreen
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick SPF 21 – Chemical Sunscreen
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation – Chemical Sunscreen
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, also Oil Free version – Chemical Sunscreen
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation – Retinoid
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation – No ingredient list
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – Chemical Sunscreen
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – Chemical Sunscreen
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 – Chemical Sunscreen
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer – Retinoid
Tarte Beyond BB Perfecting Liquid Foundation – Retinoid
Too Face Born This Way Foundation – Chemical Sunscreen
Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Foundation – Chemical Sunscreen
YSL All Hours Longwear Natural Matte Foundation – Chemical Sunscreen
YSL Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow – Chemical Sunscreen
YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation SPF 22 – Chemical Sunscreen

Guide to Skin Care while Pregnant or Nursing
Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide!

Makeup During Pregnancy

What Makeup to Worry About While Pregnant
Pregnancy Safe Foundation Primers

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24 Comments

  1. Lauren
    June 4, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Here is the ingredient list for Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk: water, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, isododecane, alcohol, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, hexyl laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, phenoxyethanol, acetylated glycol stearate, magnesium sulfate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, tristearin, cellulose gum, nylon-12, limonene, benzyl salicylate, linalool, diphenyl dimethicone, acrylates copolymer, fragrance, disodium stearoyl glutamate, methylparaben, butylparaben, butylphenyl methylpropional, aluminum hydroxide, hexyl cinnamal. May contain: CI 77891/titanium dioxide, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491/iron oxides, CI 77007/ultramarines, mica.

    Is this safe? Can’t tell you how much I appreciate your website!

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      NOOOOO I’m so sad. It has a chemical sunscreen in it. Not safe 🙁 Thanks so much for finding this list, I googled it forever this weekend and couldn’t find it.

      • Lauren
        June 4, 2018 / 7:15 pm

        Oh darn! I had just bought a new bottle so I had the box/slip. Thank goodness for Sephora’s generous return policy!

  2. Sylvia
    June 4, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Thanks so much for these pregnancy related posts! They have been forwarded along to many friends as well!!

    Would the Estee Lauder Double Wear (Light Stay in Place version) also make the cut?

    Double Wear Light Mu Non Otc Division: El (Estee Lauder)Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Tribehenin, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Bis-Peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenyl Methicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Laureth-7, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Tetramethyl Hexaphenyl Tetrasiloxane, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alumina, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510)]

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      yes that’s fine!

  3. Nicolette
    June 4, 2018 / 11:42 pm

    Yessssss….I’ve been waiting for this post forever. You don’t know how much your blog has been helping preggo ladies 🙂
    Can you please comment on Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation?
    Water (Aqua, Eau), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Isohexadecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Squalane, Tribehenin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Triacontanyl PVP, Ethyl Linoleate, Ethyl Linolenate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethyl Oleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Erythritol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Bisabolol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbitol/Sebacic Acid Copolymer Behenate, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Xanthan Gum, Homarine HCI, Tetrapeptide-21, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol May Contain/ Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides, (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).
    Also, if I have a question regarding a couple of cushion makeup, should it be under this thread/the skincare thread or the Facial sunscreen thread?

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 7, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      If it’s makeup I’d put them here, more people will check here 🙂
      This foundation is safe! It’s one of my favorites!

  4. Anika
    June 5, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Thank you so much for doing this! Is the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation pregnancy safe?

    Ingredient list:
    Dimethicone, Water, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Boron Nitride, Propanediol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Isostearic Acid, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Decyl Isostearate, Isododecane, Bis-Hydroxyethoxypropyl Dimethicone/Peg-2 Soyamine/Ipdi Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isostearyl Isostearate, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Polysilicone-2, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, [+/- (May Contain): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499)].

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 7, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      It has a retinoid, so I’d save this for after pregnancy. Sorry!

  5. Kelly
    June 9, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    Hi,
    The list below is a foundation from Nude By Nature. Could you please check it for me. It is greatly appreciated 🙂

    WATER (EAU, AQUA), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, CETEARETH-20, LEVULINIC ACID, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER, TOCOPHEROL, DIHEPTYL SUCCINATE, LACTIC ACID, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE, SYZYGIUM LUEHMANNII FRUIT EXTRACT, SANTALUM ACUMINATUM FRUIT EXTRACT, TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA FRUIT EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, P-ANISIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, [MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR / +/- : CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)].

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 9, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      Looks ok!

  6. Kelly
    June 10, 2018 / 12:31 am

    Hi,
    Sorry….one more from me if you wouldn’t mind checking this Maybelline Foundation….

    G853526 AQUA / WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ISODODECANE, DIMETHICONE, C30-45 ALKYLDIMETHYLSILYL POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SILICA, GLYCERIN, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, NYLON-12, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, CYCLOMETHICONE, CHLORPHENESIN, ETHYLPARABEN, DISODIUM EDTA, ACRYLONITRILE/METHYL METHACRYLATE/VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE COPOLYMER, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, PARAFFIN, MORINGA PTERYGOSPERMA SEED EXTRACT. [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES]. F. I. L D176721/1.

    Muchly appreciated 🙂

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 10, 2018 / 8:13 am

      This is fine! Which one is this? I’d like to keep the names with the ingredient lists in case someone is looking. Thanks!

      • Kelly
        June 10, 2018 / 4:38 pm

        Oh sorry, it’s the Maybelline Superstay 24hr Foundation. Thanks again for taking the time to read through!!

        • 15mins
          Author
          June 10, 2018 / 4:48 pm

          Thanks! I’ll add it to the list later 🙂

  7. Mariam
    June 11, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Is this foundation ok?

    Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (dewy + smooth)
    Active Ingredient: Octinoxate (7%). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates Copolymer, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG-9, Ethylparaben, Dipropylene Glycol, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Alphaisomethyl Ionone. [+/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides].

    and the NARS creamy concealer?

    Ingredients:
    WATER, DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, PROPANEDIOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, BIS-BUTYLDIMETHICONE POLYGLYCERYL-3, SORBITAN SESQUIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, ISOSTEARIC ACID, POLYSILICONE-2, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, MALTODEXTRIN, TRISODIUM EDTA, LEXITHIN, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SODIUM METABISULFITE, MAGNOLIA OFFICINALIS (MAGNOLIA OFFICINALIS BARK EXTRACT), TOCOPHEROL, VITIS VINIFERA (VITI VINIFERA [GRAPE] SEED EXTRACT). , MAY CONTAIN: MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI77891), IRON OXIDES (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), BISMUTH OCYCHLORIDE (CI77163), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI42090).

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 11, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      The concealer is ok, but the foundation isn’t.

  8. Kelly
    June 17, 2018 / 12:37 am

    Hi again,
    Would you please be ever so kind as to have a look at the ingredients of a concealer below….it’s Nude By Nature Liquid Mineral Concealer..
    Thanks in advance!!!,

    AQUA, SORBITAN OLEATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, CAPRYLIC /CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES, JOJOBA ESTERS, DIHEPTYL SUCCINATE, CAPRYLOYL GLYCERIN/SEBACIC ACID COPOLYMER, GLYCERIN, SODIUM LEVULINATE, SODIUM ANISATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), LANOLIN, TOCOPHEROL, ISOAMYL LAURATE, MAGNESIUM SULPHATE, SQUALANE, GLYCERYL CAPRATE, XANTHAN GUM, MAY CONTAIN +/- [MICA, C.I.77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), C.I. 19140, C.I.77491, C.I.77492, C.I.77499 (IRON OXIDES)].

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 17, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      Looks ok to me!

  9. Lindsey Jones
    June 17, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    What are your thoughts on Butylene glycol? I currently use Urban Decays Naked Foundation which is an approved one on your list so I was so excited! But another article I read, states to stay away from Butylene glycol so I was curious on your thoughts? I loved my Naked foundation but just want to make sure it’s safe! Thanks! I was also curious if you had done any research on the Burt’s Bees foundation? Obviously the one without salicylic acid.

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 17, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      I can’t find anything really that says to stay away from butylene glycol and I don’t know any physicians that advise to avoid it, but I get asked a lot because of that website. I think it’s fine.

      The Goodness Glows Full Coverage Liquid Makeup is fine, I’ll add it to the list!

      • Lindsey Jones
        June 17, 2018 / 10:43 pm

        Thank you so much! Your page has been a lifesaver!

  10. Sarah
    June 19, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    Here are the ingredients for Dior Air Flash. OK or not OK?

    Butane, Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Propane, Nylon-12, Cocoglycerides, Sodium Lactate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Dimethicone Ethoxy Glucoside, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum/Magnesium Hydroxide Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Tocopherol, Benzyl Salicylate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene, Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol.

    • 15mins
      Author
      June 19, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Not ok, sorry! The Benzyl Salicylate.

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