The Best Foundations For Darker Skin Tones

Too grey, too pale, too yellow or too dark, it can be difficult to find a foundation that ticks all the boxes for darker skin tones but still matches the skin perfectly. More often than not, it does come down to the pigment and undertone, which makes finding the perfect shade that covers, matches the skin perfectly, and creates a beautiful finish can be hard to find all at once. To make sure that you are confident with your shade match, we have collated six great foundations that covers all bases when it comes to complementing darker complexions.

UOMA BEAUTY SAY WHAT!? FOUNDATION

A beauty enthusiast’s favourite, available in 51 shades and inspired by the Fitzpatrick scale (which classes skin based on reponse to UV), this seamlessly adheres to the skin with a very strong colour match. A matte coverage that migrates between cool, neutral, and warm, the texture is silky smooth as it blends into the skin. With skincare benefits that keeps the skin hydrated, brighter, and protected, the full-coverage foundation creates an undeniable flawless base.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LUMINOUS FOUNDATION

More lightweight than most, this water-resistant formula delivers a natural and luminous finish that blends like a dream. Formulated with varying undertones so you can pick your perfect shade without the hassle, from deep with warm undertones to very deep with cool undertones, there is a shade that matches everyone. Long wearing, ultra-fresh, and free from flashback, this will take you through the day and into the night with the perfect formula that allows you to build for your personal needs.

ZOEVA AUTHENTIK SKIN FOUNDATION

Inspired by the notion that makeup should help everyone to feel comfortable and confident, this lightweight but buildable foundation comes in 44 shades – tackling any shade-finding dilemma. Infused with rosehip oil to boost skin’s moisture and radiance, the texture is like satin and will leave nothing but an illuminated finish once blended into the skin.

DOSE OF COLORS MEET YOUR HUE FOUNDATION

Medium to full coverage? Tick. Lightweight? Tick. Matte finish? Tick. Answering all your beauty dreams, this foundation will see you through the toughest of seasons with a blurring finish that covers all manner of skin sins.

JOUER COSMETICS ESSENTIAL HIGH COVERAGE CRÉME FOUNDATION

A full coverage foundation that won’t fall short of expectation, this is lightweight, long-wearing, and as it delivers an airbrushed matte finish it will keep you in check all day. Infused with chamomile extract to moisturise the skin, hyaluronic acid for hydration, and a tri-peptide complex to support your collagen production, your skin will be left vibrant, hydrated, and soft.

THE ORDINARY COVERAGE FOUNDATION SPF 15

Definitely the thickest of the bunch, this formula packs a serious punch, rich and creamy in texture and full in terms of coverage – it conceals and disguises any blemishes. Featuring undertone derivatives to define the perfect shade, this foundation is formulated to deliver a ‘real skin’ effect.