The Best Foundations For Dark Skin

No makeup look is complete without the perfect foundation, after all, they are the base upon which a makeup look is built. When searching for a foundation online, there are many things that need to be considered as foundations come in a variety of textures and finishes. In addition, shade ranges haven’t always been diverse and this has made it difficult for PoC to find a perfect match for their skin tone. 

Thankfully, a change has come and many beauty brands have become more inclusive in their shade offerings. Searching for the right foundation isn’t the challenge it once used to be. If you are no stranger to foundation, then you’ll know that one of the things you’ll need to take into consideration is your skin type. If you have darker skin and you’re not sure which foundation is right for you, our round up of the best foundations for darker skin tones has got you covered.

UOMA Beauty Say WHAT?! Foundation

UOMA Beauty’s Say What Foundation is available in six custom formulas which cater to the unique needs of different skin colour groups. It contains a hydrating formula that has been infused with biomimicry pigments to minimise the look of pores, soften fine lines and create a flawless base. If you have oily/combination skin and are looking for a foundation with a long lasting, natural matte finish, you’ll love this formula.

NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Pro Drop Foundation

Suitable for normal and oily skin types who prefer a ‘less is more’ makeup look, the NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Pro Drop Foundation contains a velvety soft formula that dries down to a matte finish. It also hides and conceals imperfections, revealing a flawless base. The great thing about this vegan foundation is that it’s lightweight, so you’re able to tailor your coverage depending on the look you’re going for. 

Milani Screen Queen Foundation

For the beauties who spend a lot of time using devices with screens, the Milani Screen Queen Foundation would be the perfect addition to your makeup collection. This lightweight, buildable foundation has been formulated with Digital Bluelight Filter Technology which works to combat dull, and uneven skin. Get ready for your best skin yet! 

e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Satin

This semi-matte builadble foundation from e.l.f. feels like second skin. Formulated with all skin types in mind, it’s lightweight in texture and perfect for anyone who wants to improve their skin tone and texture. With 40 shades to choose from, you’ll be able to find the right match. To make your foundation last longer, always prime your skin first. 

Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear Foundation

Available in 30 shades, the Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear Foundation is a oil-free, soft-matte foundation that guarantees a flawless filter-like finish. Most of us have used one or two filters on social media and the brand claims that this foundation will make you want to ditch them for good. All you need is your favourite brush or beauty blender and you’re good to go. 

Makeup Revolution Body Veil Face & Body Foundation

Dewy, gorgeous and hydrated skin is just one application away with this gem. Although it’s lightweight in texture, it covers imperfections and evens out skin tone on both the face and the body for an all round glow. When applying the foundation on your body, set it with a primer to stop the colour transferring. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation

For a natural and luminous finish that will have people wondering what you’re using on your skin, this medium-coverage foundation is just what you need to elevate your makeup game. If you struggle to mask imperfections like discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, then you might want to give it a try. 

MAC Cosmetics Studio Radiance Face & Body Radiant Sheer Foundation

Another face and body foundation that you’ll want to add to your collection. Suitable for all skin types, this foundation delivers a sheer and radiant veil of coverage onto the skin that lasts all day long. With just a few drops, your skin will be refreshed and hydrated like never before.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation

With 24-hour staying power and 60 shades to choose from, we don’t think you’ll need another reason to give this bestselling foundation a try. Although it was created with oily skin types in mind, it’s perfect for all skin types. Don’t let the small bottle put you off, a little bit goes a very long way – all you need is a few pumps for flawless, colour true skin.