Top 10 Foundations for Brown Skin

  • hair + beauty
  • March 18, 2015
  • Ashley

5a63cf0a4b259110ed6beea9af92de0aLet’s face it, women of color haven’t always had many options when it comes to foundation. Lucky for us that is changing! We’ve tried many foundations for brown skin, and are bringing you the best of the best! Here is our list of the top foundations for brown skin!

1. Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation


Bobbi Brown’s stick foundation is perfect for brown skin beauties! This foundation is both creamy and lightweight, and offers full seamless coverage perfect for the girl on the go.

Price: $40

Where to Buy: Sephora

2. MAC Studio Fix Fluid


Mac was one of the first well known cosmetics companies to offer an extensive selection for women of color. Mac’s Studio Fix Fluid provides full but natural looking coverage and comes in many different shades of brown!

Price: $27

Where to buy: MAC

3. Nars


Nars has every day women as well as makeup artist raving about their extensive options for darker skin tones! Women of color are sure to find the foundation that matches them perfectly! We are loving their radiant cream compact foundation.

Where to Buy: Sephora

Price: $38

4. Cover FX


Cover Fx’s Total Cover Cream Foundation offers an all day radiant finish with medium to full, coverage you can build. This gorgeous foundation is great for any season!

Where to Buy:  Sephora

Price: $42

5. Cover Girl Queen Collection

5209_CoverGirl_queen ntrl bronzer-1Cover Queen Collection offers long lasting coverage that complements darker skin tones. Color range from rich sand, to true ebony. Ladies every where are swooning over this affordable yet high quality foundation.

Where to Buy: Local convenient stores, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS

Price: $7.74

6. Fashion Fair 

It’s hard to choose just one product from fashion fair, they have so much to offer women of color! We have found a favorite though, we adore True Fix Foundation! Many women of color have different undertones, and uneven complexions. This foundation makes blending effortless, and lasts all day! True Fix also comes in 30 shades!

Where to Buy:  Macys

Price: $29

7. Black Opal 

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Black Opal is another long time favorite! Black Opal foundation stick provides full coverage, provides a velvet smooth finish, and is perfect for all skin types!

Where to Buy: Walmart

Price: $9.95

8. Iman 


Iman has been offering beautiful cosmetics for women of color for years! We are loving their Luminous Foundation! The soft shimmer adds a beautiful natural glow to the skin, while providing a flawless finish!

Where to Buy: Target, Walmart

Price: $12.99

9. Urban Decay 


Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup is another to look out for. This foundation offers a virtually invisible demi-matte finish. There are absolutely no parabens, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances involved in the making of this product, and it is filled with tons of nourishing ingredients.

Where to Buy: Sephora

Price: $25

10. L’oreal True Match


Never to be left out, L’oreal’s True Match Foundation is oil free, and offers all day wear! This incredibly blendable foundation is packed with vitamin A, with light to medium coverage. You will fall in love with this super affordable light weight foundation!

Where to Buy: Target, Walmart, CVS

Price: $10.95

Have you tried any of these gorgeous foundations?

Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician, Mac makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago, follow her on Instagram @Ashleyvsrenee!

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