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3 Foundations praised by women with dark skin tones

Beauty brands have definitely upped their game of late when it comes to supplying a full spectrum of foundation shades.

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But it’s not just the colour-selection they need to get right, undertones are also extremely important, as is product performance.

We pulled together a panel of dark-skinned beauties to get the lowdown on which brands they think have nailed their formulas and these were overall winners…


Bobbi Brown Dark Skin Foundation

Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15, R635 at Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown has always had a wide selection of shades, but the latest formula has really rivalled the competition. Extremely long-wear with the added bonus of SPF, it’s an excellent everyday choice. Best for those with skin on the drier-side.

Avon Dark Skin Foundation

True Colour Flawless Foundation, R154.90 at Avon

Don’t let the cost fool you, this is one hardworking, full coverage foundation. The shade range is seriously impressive for the price, with a variety of undertones so you can truly find a tailored match for your skin.

Fenty Foundation Dark Skin

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, R451.10 ($34) at
This foundation has by far been the most loved product in Rihanna‘s incredible new beauty range, Fenty Beauty. The formula has been praised for not only its flawless finish and coverage, but it’s impressive 40 option shade range. Rihanna has created plenty of colour options for darker skin tones as well as light shades and fans and beauty bloggers alike have not stopped raving about it.

Adapted from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original here.

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