It’s no longer an imminent struggle finding foundation that matches your shade.
As black, dark-skin women, we are lucky to be born in an era when the beauty industry recognizes and includes us. A couple of decades ago, beauty brands did not have shades for people with darker skin tones. Especially when it came to foundation, women had to walk around looking ashy and scary.
When looking for foundation, you not only want one that perfectly matches your skin tone, but one that provides proper coverage and a flattering finish.
Here are some great brands that will provide for the needs of your darker and deeper skin tone:
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
Comes in 42 shades and formulated with a unique transparent base and that’s expertly calibrated to your undertone to even out and correct your complexion.
Coverage: Full Finish: Natural Formulation: Stick Price: Approx. KES 4,700
2. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Comes in 40 shades and has a natural-looking finish that immaculately evens skin tone. Complete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin hydrated, softer, and smoother.
Coverage: Medium Finish: Natural Formulation: Liquid Price: Approx. KES 4,700
3. MAC Studio Fix Foundation
Stays on for 24 hours and comes with oil-controlling formula that offers a matte finish and is combined with SPF 15.
Coverage: Medium – Full Finish: Matte Formulation: Liquid Price: Approx. KES 3,100
4. Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear
Comes in an amazing 50 shades. This long-wearing, light-as-air foundation gives skin an instantly-smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish
Coverage: Full Finish: Matte Formulation: Liquid Price: Approx. KES 4,100
5. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Comes in 40 shades that work for oily to normal skin.
Coverage: Full Finish: Matte Formulation: Liquid Price: Approx. KES 1,500
6. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear
Comes in 50 shades that deliver buildable coverage and leaves a natural-looking, velvety-matte finish for up to 24 hours.
Coverage: Full Finish: Matte Formulation: Liquid Price: Approx. KES 4,700
7. Black Up Full Coverage Cream Foundation
Black Up conceals flaws and blemishes; including dark spots, scars, flaws, and blemishes—for flawless, smooth-looking skin
Coverage: Full Finish: Matte Formulation: Cream Price: Approx. KES 4,400