The Best Foundations for Darker Skin

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  • Pick from an edit of the best foundations and makeup for darker skin, including Mac, Bobbi Brown, Becca and more...

    Shopping for the right foundation is a little like shopping for the right pair of jeans; a bit of a slog, but entirely worth it once you discover a good, snug fit. We’re taking some of the work out of looking for a base for darker skin tones, by rounding up our favourite, fail-safe brands that have harnessed broader shade ranges or impressive formulas that adapt to every tone.

    From BB creams to CC cushions to mattifying powder foundations, there’s a base for every skin type – no matter if your t-zone is oily or pores are parched. Once you’ve jotted these down, head to beauty counters to hunt down the hue for you, applying testers to the jaw line to find the most accurate match.

    Help is also at hand on our sister beauty site Powder, which delivers product recommendations based on your skin type, budget and preferences. It takes mere moments to set up and fill in what you look for in your mascara, cleanser and more, before you’re matched to a regimen that’s tailored to your individual wants and needs. Products have been trialled and edited by beauty editors from your favourite magazines, all with the aim of aiding you in making savvier skincare, hair and makeup choices.

    Click to find the perfect foundation match for your skin tone and type…