Finding the right foundation shade is a challenge to all, but more so for ladies with darker skin tones. And it doesn't help that only a few brands release extensive choices to accommodate everyone. But that's slowly changing as we see some influential beauty brands embracing diversity and becoming more inclusive in their product releases. That said, here are some of the latest flawless foundations for dark skin that you should try out.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24-H Longwear Foundation SPF 25
Available in 29 shades, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless foundation offers shades for fair, light, medium, tan and deep shades. It has medium to full buildable coverage that features the first-ever flashback-free SPF. No more chalky or ashy appearance in photos! This formula also contains snow mushroom and blue daisy extracts that provide hydration and a soothing effect on the skin.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
When talking about foundations for dark skin, we wouldn't miss the base Fenty Beauty offers. With over 40 shades to choose from, Fenty Beauty's Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation may possibly be the most inclusive foundation line as of today. The release of this collection was much buzzed about, as it was groundbreaking for the beauty industry. It claims to give a soft matte, long wear finish with a buildable coverage from medium to full. The best thing about this foundation is the climate-adaptive technology that makes it resistant to heat and humidity; perfect for tropical babes like us.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
You may have already heard about this foundation because it's been hyped about lately due to its creamy yet lightweight texture. It comes in 24 shades and offers medium coverage, making it one of the best foundations for dark skin in the market right now. The edge of this foundation is it's supposed to give you that "flawless lit-from-within glow" because of their exclusive Micro–fil™ technology that camouflages skin imperfections.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
Championed for giving that undetectable coverage and seamless application, Too Faced's Born This Way foundation quickly gained a cult following in the beauty community. Over the years, they've been adding more and more shades and as of now they already have a total of 24 diverse shades. Included in its formula are coconut water, Alpine Rose and Hyaluronic filling to ensure hydration and a flawless complexion.
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
To find the best foundation for your skin tone, you should also consider your undertones. And yes, even if you're a dark-skinned gal it's still possible for you to have a cool undertone. The old trick to identifying your correct undertone is to examine the colour of your veins. If it's bluish then you have a cool undertone, if it's yellowish then it's warm, and if it's greenish then you have an olive undertone. NARS recognises this and that's why they came up with 20 shades of foundation with a focus on undertones. The NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation offers full coverage with up to 16-hour wear.
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