Finding the right shade of foundation for your chocolate skin tone can be a little like going in search of the holy grail, particularly if you are on the darker side of the spectrum.
Well, search no more! We have put together a list of 16 high-end to drug store beauty brands that offer shades for black women with medium to deepest dark skin tones.
Arguably, the tide is changing with more options for women of colour when it comes to finding a foundation match. But it’s not been without a fight. With many movements and activists speaking up on the lack of diversity in make up brands, the industry is rapidly changing with a welcome rise in the number of black-owned beauty brands competing with the bigger industry names. While there is still a long way to go, things are definitely headed in the right direction.
Mac Cosmetics: Studios Fix Fluid foundation – NW55 to NW58 (medium-full coverage) Buy here
Nars: All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation – Khartoum (full weightless coverage) Buy here
Lancome: Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation – 17 Ebene (medium-Full coverage) Buy here
Covergirl: Queen Collection Compact Foundation -True Ebony (medium – full coverage) Buy here
Estee Lauder: Double Wear Stay-in-Place- 8N1 Espresso (medium-buildable coverage) Buy here
Fashion Fair: Perfect Finish Cream foundation – Teak (full coverage) Buy here
Black-Up: Matifying Fluid Foundation- Teinte N18 (medium coverage) Buy here
Black Opal: True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation – Ebony brown (medium – full coverage) Buy Here
Loreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation – 10C Espresso (light to medium coverage) Buy here
LA Girl: Pro Coverage Illuminating Foundation – Dark Chocolate (medium – full coverage) Buy here
Zao Makeup Compact Foundation – 741 Mocha (light – buildable coverage) Buy Here
Marena Beauté: Flawless Luminous Compact Foundation – Khartoum (medium- full coverage) Buy here
ColorBlend: HD Camera Ready Foundation – Ebony Cool N11 (medium – full coverage) Buy here
Make Up Forever: Ultra HD Foundation- R540 Dark Brown (medium – buildable coverage) Buy here
Danessa Myricks: Vision Cover Cream Foundation – W10 (sheer – full coverage) Buy here
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation – Espresso (medium – full coverage) Buy here
Have you come across a brand that we have not mentioned or would like to make a suggestion? Leave a comment below so that we can add to our growing list.