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10 Great Foundations for a Darker Skin Tone


A dedicated skincare routine certainly helps, but sometimes a perfect foundation is an unsung hero behind that good glow. When companies offer darker shades, they often look orange, too red, or ashes on the skin, flat and muddy. The major brands given the old excuse were that they did not believe there was a significant or prosperous enough market in the UK, warranting the development of foundation colors for all. Many major companies still do not offer enough shades, but in 2017 Rihanna firstly revealed their makeup line, Fenty Beauty, with diversity. It began its first foundation with a whole series of 50 shades.

We have searched for the very best. We also tested various sources such as powder, liquid, or stick foundations, as well as how the foundation feels on the skin.

Fenty Beauty pro filter hydrating long-wear foundation

This lightweight liquid foundation reaches medium to full coverage, while grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate help keep the skin supple and hydrated. With this brand's cornerstone variety, Rihanna's Game-Changing Foundation boasts 50 shades.

Origins flower-infused long-wear foundation

The foundation was a great color match and made the skin look flawless and healthy. Available in 30 colors. It is a great option for all skin types.

MAC Cosmetics studio soft matte foundation

It is super easy and quick to use and feels comfortable on the skin all day. Available in 33 shades. This lightweight foundation stick feels soft and is excellent for low-maintenance beauty lovers.

Bobbi Brown fluid powder foundation SPF 20

Despite being infected with 15 percent powder, it does not leave your skin feeling dry and attractive, making it an excellent option for those who usually stay away from matte formulas. It is available in 28 shades.

Revlon photo ready candid anti-pollution foundation

Impressive coverage at a great price point. Available in 31 shades. With caffeine and an anti-blue light ingredient that helps tired and dull skin, it is ultra-blendable and great for puffy eyes and dark circles.

Sleek MakeUP creme to powder foundation

It was also great for touch-ups during the day with the T-Zone and helped maintain brightness at bay. Available in 24 shades. This is great for those who love a full coverage matte look.

Nars natural radiant foundation

This is great for a natural fresh dew finish. Available in 33 shades. The foundation's natural undertone gave the skin a soft glow without looking too orange or red. Raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts also help improve skin smoothness.

Hourglass vanish seamless finish foundation stick

This is an excellent base for slinging in your bag when you are on the go. The foundation also works better with other creamed formulas such as cream blushes and eyeshadows, without looking shiny. Available in 32 shades.

Conclusion: Foundations for dark skin

After a natural radiant glow, Clinique's even better shining light-reflective makeup is for you, with its skincare benefits and salicylic acid helping to keep the skin glowing. The soft matte finish looked natural, polished, and it felt very comfortable on the skin with a soft-focus effect.