Written by Diane Tuffuoh
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With so much to choose from when shopping for your beauty products, it’s no surprise that choosing the right foundation can be the hardest pick of them all. There’s a lot to consider when finding a good match, like your skin type, undertone, coverage, preference of glow or matte and most importantly the right colour tone.
Finding foundation can be a tougher search for our dark skinned babes for reasons such as formulation and limited options. Things, however, are slowly changing and we’re seeing more brands diversifying their range. Here are some tried and tested options for our dark skin huns.
1) Fenty Pro Filter Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Superstar Rhianna has definitely come through for all of us. The Fenty Pro Filter Soft Matte Longwear foundation has a range of 59 shades with a great selection for deeper skin tones. Designed to be buildable for a flawless, medium to full coverage longwearing matte finish.
PRO FILT’R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
2) PAT McGRATH LABS Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation
Pat McGrath is one of the most renowned make-up artists and her foundation is known to be an exceptional formula that gives a lightweight, buildable, medium coverage, skin like finish. You are sure to find your perfect hue match with Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation.
PAT McGRATH LABS
Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation
3) NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation gives a dewy natural finish that will last all day. The formula caters to a range of skin types, is buildable and has a good range for darker complexions.
Sheer Glow Foundation
4) Bobbi Brown Skin Long-wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15
Bobbi Brown is a staple and a brand that has always been known for their diversity especially when it comes to catering for deeper skin tones. With a wide range of darker shades and the added benefit of SPF, the Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 is a good option for our dark melanin babes. The result of this foundation is designed to give you a natural, real skin finish that is breathable and comfortable.
Skin Long-wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15
5) Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation is a classic. With a collection of 60 shades, you’re bound to find the perfect match for you. Designed to give you a flawless, natural, matte, full to medium coverage look for up to 24 hours.
Double Wear Foundation
6) Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation
Since the relaunch of the Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation, it has become a holy grail with the tweaks Huda made to the formulation. This foundation promises to give a full coverage, smooth, real skin effect finish, with long lasting wear. There’s a good range of deeper tones to choose from too.
Faux Filter Foundation
7) Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation
This foundation does exactly what the title says. It gives a weightless, flawless, airbrushed finish that is long lasting. There is a good variety for darker skin types and undertones, so finding your match should be simple.
Airbrush Flawless Foundation