best makeup for black women

In this post, we will review the best makeup for black women, best makeup for dark skin, best makeup for african american dry skin, best makeup for african american sensitive skin, and the best makeup for african american light skin choices.  When you’re looking for a foundation, you want a formula with a flattering finish that combats your [insert frustrating skin type here] while providing you with a certain level of coverage for as long as possible. Often, women with darker skin tones have the added hurdle of finding a shade that won’t turn them into an extra from the “Thriller” video. But these 14 brands have made it their mission to provide women of color with shades spanning from Zendaya to Lupita. Now your foundation can be as personalized as your Starbucks order.

Finding the right foundation for darker skin tones is one of the biggest beauty challenges when it comes to makeup — especially because so many companies only offer a handful of shades, and their deepest options often don’t match the darkest skin tones. Thankfully, that’s slowly (but surely!) changing, now that more brands are expanding their ranges there are foundations that make you matte and some that make you glow, but this one makes your skin look like, well, like skin. And the range of 40 shades provides a perfect match for nearly all skin tones.

Best makeup for black women

L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup

Number of shades: 32

This seven-time (!) Readers’ Choice winner is an oil-free liquid formula that lives up to its name. It blends in better than a basic chick at a Kanye concert.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup

Covergirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation

Covergirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation

Number of shades: 14

The matte finish covers imperfections while also keeping shine at bay, making it a great pick for oily skin.

CoverGirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation,

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Iman Cosmetics Second to None Stick Foundation

Number of shades: 14

Infused with jojoba esters, this stick helps regulate your natural production of oil, hydrating without clogging pores.

Iman Cosmetics Second to None Stick Foundation,

M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Number of shades: 46

This two-in-one powder and foundation is quite the overachiever: It covers, controls shine, and comes in more shades than Baskin Robbins has flavors. It’s like they went to Home Depot and stole all the brown swatches. Now you, too, can be Rococo Gold.

M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation,

Make Up for Ever Mat Velvet Matifying Foundation

Make Up for Ever Mat Velvet Matifying Foundation

Number of shades: 21

Makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff often finds that matte finishes look best on her dark-skinned clients with oily skin, and she relies on this brand the most for that effect. The formula provides impressive lightweight coverage and works well for people with warm, yellow undertones. (Think Kerry Washington and Jennifer Lopez, not Big Bird.)

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

Ashunta Sheriff Beauty Perfect Blend Dual Blend Foundation

Ashunta Sheriff Beauty Perfect Blend Dual Blend Foundation

Number of shades: 6

If, by some turn of fate, you still can’t find a shade that complements your undertone among these brands, you can always Bob Ross it yourself. Sheriff designed this formula to supply women of color with more options for blending, constructing a stick with two shades at opposite ends. “It’s a problem solver. A lot of women end up using two shades anyway, so when they have my stick, they’re able to customize [their color].”

Ashunta Sheriff Beauty Perfect Blend Dual Blend Foundation,

Black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation

Black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation

Number of shades: 18

The liquid matte formula serves as makeup artist Janice Kinjo’s go-to for those very deep tones that are often difficult to match. This range includes some of the darkest shades on the market, making sure all the Violas, Uzos, and Gaboureys are properly represented.

Black Up Matifying Fluid Foundation

Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation

Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation

Number of shades: 20

Adorably packaged in a tiny tube, this liquid contains a microfine powder that helps extend its wear. Now if you find yourself in a Netflix-and-chill situation that turns out to involve actually watching Netflix, you’ll be able to make it through most of this season’s Orange Is the New Black without a single touch-up.

Becca Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation,

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick

Number of shades: 20

With buildable coverage, this stick starts sheer but can be layered for more opacity, meaning even the worst blemishes will no longer tempt you to waste a sick day and “call in ugly.” (Don’t act like that’s never happened.)

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick, $42 (Shop Now).

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Number of shades: 12

If you’re looking for a sheer, tinted moisturizer, makeup artist Nick Barose recommends this creamy one that comes in a whopping 12 shades, each named after a faraway place, like Cuzco and Polynesia. Consider it travel inspo.

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint,

ElcíE Micro Silque Foundation

Number of shades: 12

Makeup artist Lilit Caradanian created this line of foundations because she had trouble finding shades that possessed the undertones of real, human skin. That means it’s based on shades from neutral to olive to yellow. (We put it to the test on six editors with a wide variety of skin tones with almost entirely spot-on results.)

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