Best Foundations For The Dark Skinned Girl


Finding the right foundations 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. Here are some great options for the dark skinned.

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

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.

Black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation

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.

 Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This oil-free liquid foundation helps blur imperfections, leaving behind a luminous glow.

MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation

This SPF 15 foundation is packed with vitamin E and shea butter to hydrate your skin while protecting it.

Becca Ever Matte Shine Proof Foundation


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.

Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation


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.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

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.

Black Opal Foundation Stick

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.

Fashion Fair Oil-Free Perfect Finish Foundation

This cream-to-powder foundation glides on your skin, controls shine, and has a smooth, velvety finish.

Covergirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation

 L’Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation

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.

Urban Decay Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

 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.

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