Once upon a time — not too long ago, actually — beauty brands created products that marginalized and excluded women of deeper, darker skin tones. At one point, there existed only five variations of brown that required mixing different brands together to create the perfect shade. Luckily, that is slowly starting to change. Major brands have expanded their shade ranges to cater to a diverse customer base for once, and thanks to black-owned beauty companies, the concealer, foundation and creamy blush options these days are virtually endless.
Nonetheless, not all products are created equal. As a dark-skinned black woman, I am here to provide you with the best foundations for brown skin in all its wonderful, varying shades. If you are absolutely sick of mixing and matching and trying on makeup that doesn’t blend well into your skin, then this is the perfect place to start. I have tried all of these foundations, and I can say, these are the best.
Writers note: I am a deep brown with red undertones, so I look for reddish-brown shades that highlight that.
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