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29 Brands that Make Foundation for Dark-Skinned Women

Avatar • Mar 5, 2016

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The foundation options for women of color have been steadily on the rise and we couldn’t be happier.  From high-end to drugstore, now more than ever, women of all skin tones can find foundations in their shade. If you are on the darker end of the color spectrum, the options become more limited, however, there are some cosmetics brands that do include shades for dark skin women. Take a look at our list of cosmetic companies that offer foundation options for dark skin.
Drugstore Options

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

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Black Opal

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Covergirl Queen Collection

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Black Radiance

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L’oreal True Match Foundation

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Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

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Kiss Aqua Beauty Balm

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Shea Moisture Cosmetics

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Iman Cosmetics

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Milani Cosmetics

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High End Options

BlackUp Cosmetics

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Fashion Fair

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Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation

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Mac Cosmetics

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Lancome

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Becca Cosmetics

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Cover FX

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Marc Jacobs

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Bobbi Brown

Nars

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Makeup Forever

BareMinerals Foundation

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

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Black-Owned Options

Vera Moore Cosmetics

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Dalynn Cosmetics

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Sheeq Cosmetics

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Sacha Cosmetics

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Jay Jill Cosmetics

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AJ Crimson

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About Lisa Jean Francois

I'm a Lipstick-obsessed Journalist and Fashion Blogger. You can find me over on my blog or youtube channel swatching lippies and strutting around in 5-inch heels. I'm a also a brand coach, specializing in video marketing and digital brand development. Find me @lisaalamode.

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Sangha
Sangha
4 years ago

Great article. I pretty much exclusively use Black Opal products. They have a lot of different lipstick and foundation options that fit my rich complexion.

TWA4now
TWA4now
4 years ago

LOVE it! Make-up for all shades or close! Awesome! I am always “between” shades and Smash box works BEST for me.

Precious Porous
Precious Porous
4 years ago

I love you guys??

Lala
Lala
4 years ago

Great article. Very informative. Thanks

ARM
ARM
4 years ago

YES. SO. MANY.OPTIONS!!! (insert hand clapping in place of periods)
AND SHE HAD A BLACK OWNED SEGMENT TO!!!!! CAUSE U SLAY!!

Courtney
Courtney
4 years ago

This is an amazing list! Hopefully koyVoca.com will be able to make the next list. It is a black-owned cosmetics company located in Washington, DC.

Keia Hinton
Keia Hinton
4 years ago

also, NYX Cosmetics!! They don’t carry the darker shades in most common stores, but they do online and at my local hair store!!

alexwek
alexwek
4 years ago

hmmm.…black-owned products? Are you sure Sacha is “black-owned”?

Monica L. Smith
4 years ago

Nice article! BUT, the first foundation for women of color before any of these brands listed was “FLORI ROBERTS”. In 1966, Flori Roberts was the first cosmetic brands developed specifically for women of color and big step towards giving African American women a prestigious line of diverse color of makeup and skin care formulated and shades selections specifically for women of color. Flori Roberts was the first brand of cosmetics for women of color to be sold in major department stores (ex: Macy’s, JL Hudsons, JCPennys, etc.). In 1991, Flori Roberts launched “My Everything Creme”, the first upscale multi-purpose facial… Read more »

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