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The Best Makeup To Use For Deeper Skin Tones  

Jessica L. Yarbrough
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Let’s be honest: All makeup is not created equal, especially when it comes to makeup products for deep skin tones. Dark skin comes with its own set of makeup needs many traditional beauty brands aren’t addressing, making it difficult for women of color to find the right products. 

That’s where this list comes in. It covers the best makeup for deep skin tones, including everything from the best foundation for women of color, blushes that will add a rosy glow to dark skin, lipsticks that pop, and eyeshadows that won’t fade. Scroll through to discover the best makeup for dark skin and support the beauty brands that are doing it right!

Second to None Cream To Powder Foundation By Iman Cosmetics

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The creamy consistency of Iman Cosmetics Second To None Cream To Powder Foundation makes it super easy to blend onto your skin. It dries with a silky powder finish for light-as-air coverage and comes in 12 shades from medium to deep. 

Mattifying Fluid Foundation By Black Up


Black Up is a Paris-based makeup company dedicated to women of color. Their Mattifying Fluid Foundation is oil-free and lasts up to eight hours - plus it comes in 18 hard-to-find shades. 

All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation By NARS

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This foundation from NARS uses Tone Correcting Technology to neutralize redness, dullness, and discoloration, leaving your skin even and glowing. A little goes a long way, too - just a drop or two will give you 16-hour coverage!

You're A Gem Lip Trio By ColourPop


This trio of jewel-toned lipsticks from ColourPop features three highly pigmented shades that look amazing against dark skin: Catching Feels, a brick red; Misbehaving, a bright violet-fuchsia; and Lips Charming, a glittering golden pink gloss.