- Available in four colours
- Buildable coverage
- 100% Natural ingredients
- Minimum 23% organic ingredients
- Vegan& cruelty-free, never tested on animals
- Suitable for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin
- Palm oil-free
- Certified by ECOCERT Greenlife
- Refillable – check out our refills here
Why we love it
This compact foundation is perfect for anyone who’s looking to achieve a natural complexion with medium to full coverage. It’s got a lovely creamy and smooth texture, with a mattifying effect to cancel any pesky shiny areas and a lovely dewy finish for a sophisticated look.
It’s also great on your skin, containing silica powder, bamboo powder and bamboo rhizome oil, all of which are rich in silica and great for regenerating the skin.
The packaging’s fab too! It’s packaging in a unique, varnished bamboo case and presented in a bamboo pouch, which makes it perfect for gifts.
This product is totally free from talc and parabens (synthetic preservatives), using instead micronised silver as an effective and non-toxic preservative. ZAO doesn’t use nanoparticles in their products, with the micronised silver being larger than nanoparticle size, making their products safe and free from nasty toxic chemical preservatives.
By swapping to refillable makeup you can help reduce your waste too! Love this foundation? Check out our refills here.
Instructions for use
Easy to apply and smooth into skin, this compact foundation comes with a round sponge. It is also it also works really when applied with your fingers or a foundation brush.
Which shade is right for me?
- 730 Ivory suits those with fair complexions and neutral undertones, though it can be used by those with cool undertones to tone down pinkness of skin if preferred.
- 732 Rose Petal suits those with medium complexions and cool, pink undertones.
- 733 Neutral suits those with medium complexions and neutral undertones.
- 737 Bronze suits those with dark complexions and warm, orange/red undertones.
- 739 Carob suits those with dark complexions.
If you suit colours like gold, copper, bronze, orange-reds and earthy tones, then your skin is likely to have peach, yellow or golden undertones and so would suit a warm-toned foundation.
If you suit colours like magenta, silver, grey, blue-red or jewel tones, then your skin is likely to have cool undertones with pink, red or blue undertones and so would suit a cool-toned or neutral foundation.
If you prefer to disguise pink tones to your skin, then a neutral-toned foundation would achieve that.
Ingredients for 730, 737: INCI/CTFA: Oleyl oleate, silica, squalene, apricot kernel oil polyglyceryl-4 esters, copernica cerifera (carnauba) wax*, hydrogenated olive oil stearyl esters**, phyllostachic bambusoides rhizome extract*, orbigyna oleifera (babassu) seed oil, lauryl olivate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, tocopherol parfum (fragrance), bambusa arundinacea stem powder, CI 77820 (silver). May contain +/- CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77491 (iron oxides), CI 77492 (iron oxides), CI 77499 (iron oxides), CI 77742 (manganese violet).
Ingredients for 732, 733: INCI/CTFA: Oleyl oleate, squalene, apricot kernel oil polyglyceryl-4 esters, silica, copernica cerifera (carnauba) wax*, hydrogenated olive oil stearyl esters**, phyllostachic bambusoides rhizome extract*, orbigyna oleifera (babassu) seed oil, lauryl olivate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, tocopherol parfum (fragrance), bambusa arundinacea stem powder, CI 77820 (silver). May contain +/- CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77491 (iron oxides), CI 77492 (iron oxides), CI 77499 (iron oxides), CI 77742 (manganese violet).
* ingredients from Organic Farming ** processed from organic ingredients
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Free on orders over £35.
£3.99 on orders under £35
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Tracked orders delivered within 48 working hours when you order before 2pm Mon-Fri
Free on orders over £50
DPD Next Day
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International orders – We’ve temporarily paused orders to destinations outside of the UK. We are working to re-enable the service as quickly as we can. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you back online soon.
Returns - We know that Coronavirus may affect your ability to return your order within the usual time limits. Therefore we have extended our normal returns policy to 60 days to help. We accept returns and will process a refund for your order provided we receive the item(s) within 60 days of delivery. You will receive a confirmation of this via email. Funds will be restored to your account within 14 days of receiving your return. Please ask the Post Office for your proof of posting certificate (receipt) and retain it for your reference. For more information see our FAQ page, under returns
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
This vegan compact foundation is so gorgeous. It is super soft to apply, and feels light to wear. It lasts well through the day, and doesn’t crack, and when using the Zao finishing powder neatly finalises the look. I love that it is vegan, and the shade is just right. When it arrived it looked a bit dark for my skin, but it applies and sinks in to the skin perfectly and is the ivory shade as described. The Zao products are excellent in every way, and brilliant quality.