Dark Skin Makeup: A Guide

Best Foundation

Every makeup artist has a Make Up For Ever product.. Swatch at least three foundation shades on your chest and jawline to evaluate if the undertones suit your skin. After it dries, choose the best match.

Best Concealer

The brand's foundations are appealing to women with darker skin tones because they offer golden, neutral, olive, and deep undertones, They offer silky satin and matte textures.

Best Setting Powder

Iman Cosmetics is on this list because we trust her and the products are great. They're designed for medium to dark complexion tones, but it doesn't limit your selections.

Best Contouring Stick

Sephora officially approved Black Up, the first upscale cosmetics brand for women of color. Black Up products boost dark skin tones instead than matching them.

Best Eyeshadow

MAC, was one of the first makeup firms to offer more shades. Most of its products are for darker skin tones, although its Mineralize Skinfinish face powder and six-color Paint Pot eyeshadow are popular.

Best Lipstick

Black Opal was the first technologically advanced, doctor-recommended mass-market skincare line for women of color. The brand introduced makeup after its success. Black Opal foundation sticks have great consistency and shade range!

Best Highlighter

Becca Cosmetics' primers, foundations, and highlighters are perfect for dark skin. Deep-skinned women should use highlighters with a dash of warm gold. Dale recommends powder highlighters for oily face and cream highlighters for dry skin.

Best Customizable

Cover FX was designed to seem natural on all skin tones. The Contour Kit's two quads for medium to deep skin tones—one for golden undertones and one for neutral—are popular. The Natural Finish Foundation now has 40 tones.

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