Finding the right foundation for darker skin tones is one of the biggest beauty challenges when it comes to makeup — especially because so many companies only offer a handful of shades, and their deepest options often don’t match the darkest skin tones. Thankfully, that’s slowly (but surely!) changing, now that more brands are expanding their ranges. Here are 14 great options.
This oil-free foundation is packed with vitamins A and C, wheat germ, and grapefruit extract, so you can feel good about keeping your makeup on all day long.
This full-coverage foundation promises to stay put for 16 hours. It's formulated with green and gold pigments that reflect off your skin to neutralize any redness. Plus, it contains scarlet spiderling root extract, which claims to reduce the appearance of dark spots over time.
If you're looking for medium-coverage foundation with a natural finish, this foundation is for you. Black Up, a makeup company for women who have darker skin tones, offers this matte foundation that will keep your skin looking fresh all day.
This line of foundation drops allows you to customize any of your favorite liquid-based beauty products (serum, primer, or moisturizer) to suit your specific skin tone. Genius!
This foundation, made with microfine powder particles that soak up excess oil, will keep oily and combination skin in check. Plus, it's budge-proof, so you don't have to worry about creasing or fading over time. Becca's site also offers a "shade finder" feature to help their customers find the right foundation shade.
This buildable foundation is formulated with base and skin tone correcting pigments, which help even out areas of your skin affected by dark spots. Even better? You can confidently rock it during warmer weather — this one is sweat- and humidity-resistant.
The brand's best-selling product is created with Ultra HD advanced formulas, which means it's invisible under the most focused camera lens. It was originally created for women in the TV and film industry, so you know it'll leave your skin looking flawless AF.
In addition to foundation, this stick can double as a contour stick if you buy it a shade or two darker, and as a highlighter if you get a shade lighter than your skin tone.
You've probably never met a multitasking product as good as this one — it's a primer, concealer, and foundation all in one, plus it has a matte texture that claims to stay put all day.
Going for a natural, yet glam look that makes your face look retouched? This product's for you. This featherweight foundation makes it look like you've applied nothing but an Instagram filter over your face.