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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! You might want to check out pregnancy safe concealers as well. Here are pregnancy safe BB and CC Creams, and tinted moisturizers. Finally, pregnancy safe makeup setting sprays.

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. Finally, remember that you do not need to worry about powder foundations, as they sit on the surface of the skin and are much less likely to be absorbed.

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 Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation
Becca Ultimate Coverage 24-Hour Foundation
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Full Coverage Liquid Makeup
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
Clarins Extra-Firming Foundation SPF 15
Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation
Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer
Clinique Perfectly Real Compact Makeup
Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup
Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 – Matte Tint
Cover FX Power Play Foundation
CoverGirl + Olay Olay Simply Ageless Foundation
CoverGirl Simply Ageless 3-In-1 Liquid Foundation
CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation
Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation
Jouer Essential High Coverage Crème Foundation
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation
Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation
LA Girl Pro.Matte Foundation
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation
Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup
MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate
Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick
Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation
Maybelline Super Stay Multi-Use Foundation Stick
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer
Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation
NYX Mineral Stick Foundation
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
NYX Total Control Drop Foundation
Sephora Matte Perfection Full Coverage 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 Clay Stick Foundation
Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation
Tarte Shape Tape Matte Foundation
Tarte Water Foundation
Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation/Concealer
Trish McEvoy Even Skin® Water Foundation
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Cushion Compact Foundation

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

(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)
AmorePacific Age Correcting Foundation Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 25: Chemical Sunscreen
Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation: Salicylate
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
Cle de Peau The Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 21: Chemical Sunscreen
Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation SPF 24: Chemical Sunscreens
Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup: Salicylic Acid
Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup: Reformulated, salicylic acid
Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup SPF 40: Chemical sunscreens, licorice root
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup: Willow Bark (salicylate)
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
Dior Forever Skin Glow 24h* Wear Radiant Perfection Skin-Caring Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 25: Chemical Sunscreens
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultra Radiance Makeup SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreens
Flower Beauty Light Illusion Liquid Foundation: 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 Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation: Salicylate
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick SPF 21: Chemical Sunscreen
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation: Salicylate
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup: Chemical Sunscreen
MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreens
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreens
MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation: Chemical sunscreens, Licorice Root
MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 : Chemical Sunscreen
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer: Chemical Suncreen
Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup: Salicylic Acid
Revlon ColorStay Full Cover Foundation: Salicylic Acid
Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick: Licorice Root
Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreens
Too Face Born This Way Foundation – Chemical Sunscreen
Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
Wander Beauty Nude Illusion Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15: 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

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Note I’m including products with retinoids here, as those are a bit iffy. It depends on how conservative you want to be while nursing (still absolutely contraindicated while pregnant). Refer to my post on ingredients to avoid while nursing for more discussion.

LA Girl Pro Coverage Liquid Foundation – Retinoid
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation – Retinoid
Physician’s Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 – Chemical Sunscreen and Retinoid
Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin SPF 15 – Retinoid
Tarte Beyond BB Perfecting Liquid Foundation – Retinoid

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  1. Kyla Robinson
    March 18, 2019 / 1:52 pm


    This site is an incredible source of information.

    I’ve been used Emani Hydrawear. Am I ok to continue using this?

    Aqua, Carthamus Tinctorius(Safflower)Seed Oil, Glycerin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Squalane (Olives), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Silica, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Hydroxide, Vitis Vinifera(Grape) Seed Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Kaolin,Ethylhexylglycerin.± Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      March 18, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      This looks ok to me!

  2. Yoshi
    March 18, 2019 / 2:02 pm


    May I know if this B5 serum is safe during pregnancy. Thanks a lot.

    Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate (1% Sol’n), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Oligopeptide-24, Acetyl-Decapeptide-3, sh-Polypeptide-2

    • 15mins
      March 18, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      Looks ok

  3. Yoshi
    March 18, 2019 / 2:05 pm

    Thank you so much!

  4. Maisa
    March 18, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    Hello! I’d like to know about the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation

    Cyclopentasiloxane, Silicone, Water, Alcohol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyurethane-6, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, VP/VA Copolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Aluminum Hydroxide, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, BHT, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), CI 19140, CI 42090, CI 77000, CI 77492, Iron Oxides

    Thank you very much, your website is truly a godsend!

    • 15mins
      March 22, 2019 / 3:57 pm

      Looks ok!

  5. Fierabel Enriquez
    March 22, 2019 / 6:48 am

    Hello, is BYS Creme Foundation safe for pregnant women with these ingredients:
    Ethylhexyl; Palmitate; Polymethyl Methacrylate; Silica; Hydrogenated Polyisobutene; Polyethylene; Triethylhexanoin; Dimethicone; Sorbitan Sesquioleate; Phenoxyethanol; Parfum (Benzyl Benzoate; Benzyl Salicylate; Citronellol; Coumarin; Geraniol; Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde (HCA); Lilial; Linalool; Methyl Ionone) MAY CONTAIN [+/-]: Mica; CI 77491; CI 77499; CI 77891
    Thank you so much.

    • 15mins
      March 22, 2019 / 3:36 pm

      I would avoid this due to the salicylate. Ok while nursing though

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