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11 Best Foundations For Dark Skin

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11 Best Foundations For Dark Skin February 21, 2019

If you are a woman of color, you know the struggle of finding the right shade of foundation for your skin tone. Sadly, some of the biggest makeup lines have a limited range of shades that don’t cater to the needs of someone with a deep skin tone. If you’re on the hunt for a formula that looks gloriously natural on dark skin, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best makeup brands that offer diverse shades for literally every skin tone. Find your match-made-in-heaven shade from these makeup lines and make your rich complexion pop!

The 11 Best Foundations For Dark Skin Tones

  1. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
  2. MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
  3. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation
  4. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup
  5. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Long Wear Foundation
  6. Black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation
  7. Becca Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation
  8. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
  9. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  10. Maybelline Fit Me Matte And Poreless Foundation
  11. Cover FX Power Play Foundation

1. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Review

This oil-free liquid foundation from NARS vows to stay put for 16 hours. With just one drop, it offers full yet natural-looking coverage. Here’s what makes it stand out: it is formulated with gold and green pigments that neutralize dullness, redness, and discoloration with just one swipe. This foundation is available in a range of 20 shades.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Full coverage
  • Lightweight
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Value for money
Cons

None

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2. MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation

Review

MAC Mineralize Foundation is a cream-gel emulsion formula that creates a gorgeous blurring effect that diminishes imperfections and fine lines. Owing to its natural satin finish, this foundation reflects light and makes your complexion look incredibly healthy and dewy. If you have dry or combination skin, do give this foundation a shot. It comes in a range of 13 shades.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • SPF 15
  • Lightweight
  • Hydrating
Cons

None

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3. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation

Review

This full coverage foundation from Lancôme is made for those insanely long days when you don’t have time to retouch your makeup. Its formula helps maintain the pH level of your skin, so its color stays put all day long without caking or creasing. Infused with silica and perlite, this foundation ensures that your facial oils are absorbed, leaving you with a shine-free velvety matte complexion. It is available in 40 shades.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Lightweight
  • Buildable coverage
  • Oil-free
Cons

None

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4. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup

Review

L’Oreal’s True Match Super-Blendable Foundation is one of the best drugstore formulas, and it comes in 45 true-to-you shades. Its formula is extremely hydrating, and it provides a light to medium coverage with a natural finish. We love how effortlessly this blends into your skin and leaves you looking fresh and radiant all day long.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Natural finish
  • Lightweight
  • Hydrating
  • Affordable
Cons

None

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5. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Long Wear Foundation

Review

This foundation from Fenty Beauty is a godsend for dark skin tones. Thanks, Rihanna! Available in a whopping range of 40 shades, this formula is a winner in all departments. It completely covers imperfections like acne scars, pigmentation, and redness to give you flawless radiance that actually lasts through the day.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Lightweight
  • Full coverage
  • Value for money
  • Suitable for normal to oily and combination skin
Cons

None

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6. Black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation

Review

The Matifying Fluid Foundation from Black Up is enriched with sebum-regulating and astringent active ingredients. If you have oily or combination skin, this formula will help rebalance and brighten your skin through the day. Its fluid texture is easy to work with and looks very natural. This foundation is available in a range of 18 shades.

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Medium coverage
  • Lightweight
  • Mattifies skin
  • Value for money
Cons

None

 

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7. Becca Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation

Review

This foundation from Becca Cosmetics absorbs excess oil and blurs the appearance of imperfections for a shine-free matte finish. Its formula offers buildable coverage that looks naturally matte, but never dull or flat. If you have skin concerns like redness, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone, this formula will cover them all efficiently. It is available in 20 shades.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Blends like a dream
  • Does not oxidize
Cons

None

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8. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

Review

Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation is a treat for your face. It is water-based and oil-free, making it fit for oily to combination and sensitive skin. This formula delivers undetectable coverage and a fresh, hydrated glow through the day. It also minimizes the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and pores. It is available in a range of 30 shades.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to apply
  • Buildable coverage
  • Value for money
Cons

None

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9. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Review

If you are a fan of natural-looking makeup, you are going to love this foundation from Too Faced. Its oil-free formula masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin to give you the most natural and flawless finish. It also contains coconut water and hyaluronic acid to replenish your skin’s moisture through the day. It is available in 35 shades.

Pros
  • Medium to full coverage
  • Long-wearing
  • Lightweight
  • Suitable for all skin types
Cons

None

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10. Maybelline Fit Me Matte And Poreless Foundation

Review

This cult-favorite drugstore foundation from Maybelline can be compared to some high-end luxury foundations. It just is that good! It comes in 40 super-saturated shades, and its lightweight formula instantly mattifies and refines pores. It leaves you with a naturally radiant, seamless finish. At its super low price-point, you certainly get more than what you pay for!

Pros
  • Long-wearing
  • Lightweight
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Suitable for normal to oily and combination skin
  • Affordable
Cons

None

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11. Cover FX Power Play Foundation

Review

Cover FX aims to let every skin tone find its perfect match with an impressive range of 40 global shades and three undertone options for each match. Its matte formula offers all-day wear and waterproof coverage that feels weightless on your skin. It also provides shine control and protects your skin from environmental irritants.

Pros
  • Natural matte finish
  • Lightweight
  • Long-wearing
  • Buildable coverage
  • Value for money
Cons

None

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Ladies, a good trick to finding the right foundation shade for your skin tone is to match it to your chest or to the back of your hand. You should also consider factors like texture, finish, formula, and coverage before you shop for a foundation. Choose one that caters to the needs of your skin type and tone for a natural, flawless finish. That was our round-up of the 11 best foundations for dark skin. Which one are you looking forward to trying? Let us know in the comments section below.

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