It’s a harsh reality for women of colour when it comes to getting choice of base makeup…..true that! The trial-and-error situation gets even harder when you only have a handful of choices — all of which are typically nowhere near your actual complexion shade. Thankfully, there has been work in progress over the years and many brands are creating base makeup hues that suits the dark skin. however, there are some foundations that are suitable for darker skin tones that also cater to different undertones and we are going to check out a few of them …..
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation
This full-coverage foundation never looks cakey on the skin, thanks to a healthy boost of jojoba esters and sunflower-seed wax in its formula.
Iman Cream to Powder Foundation
Iman — yes, that iconic Iman — has made it part of her mission to bring a more complete range of colors to her namesake cosmetics line. We suggest this creamy powder foundation: It’s lightweight and you can easily build the coverage as needed.
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
NARS’ All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation comes in 20 shades, including darker hues with yellow, red, golden and espresso undertones. Its oil-free formula gives weightless, natural-looking coverage and delivers up to 16 hours of wear, so you’ll never have to worry about re-applying.
Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation SPF15
This hypoallergenic foundation stick features Broad-Spectrum SPF15 and delivers maximum coverage for perfect, even skin tone. Plus, the portable stick makes it perfect for throwing in your bag in case you need any touch-ups.
Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation SPF 19
Taking the technology of its iconic Touche Eclat, this YSL Beauty foundation targets shadowy areas and highlights the contours of the face to conceal imperfections while enhancing the skin’s natural beauty.
Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème
For women looking for full, yet breathable coverage, try this formula from Becca Cosmetics. It features a balance of 21 per cent pure pigment and 22 per cent water, as opposed to the typical formula with 10 to 15 per cent pigment and 5 to 10 per cent water. It comes in five different shades for darker skin tones.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
MAC Cosmetics is known for its impressive shade range, and its Studio Fix Fluid foundation is no exception. Available in 35 shades, you’re bound to find one to match your complexion perfectly.
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