Finding a foundation for darker skin tones can be challenging. No one wants to look ashy or gray and sometimes the colors are just not deep enough to match our Alek Wek or Ajak Deng type beauties. Don’t worry, #TeamBeautiful has you covered. We have 11 foundations (many which we have tried!) that are perfect for women with deeper melanin. Let us know your personal favorites in the comment section!

 

2. AJ CRIMSON BEAUTY

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3. AJ CRIMSON BEAUTY

AJCrimson.com

12. BLACK OPAL

Black Opal carries deep tones for foundation at an affordable price. This is definitely a #TeamBeautiful favorite. The foundation stick makes it so easy to apply! True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF15, BlackOpalBeauty.com, $9.95.

13. BLACK OPAL

Black Opal True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF15 in Hazelnut. BlackOpalBeauty.com, $9.95.

14. BLACK OPAL

Black Opal True Color Skin Perfecting Skin Foundation SPF15 in Nutmeg, Hazelnut, and Rich Caramel. BlackOpalBeauty.com, $9.95.

15. BLACK OPAL

Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation comes in 12 colors and is a perfect lightweight foundation good for minimizing pores. However, if you are prone to oily skin, this foundation is not for you. WalMart.com, $8.45.

16. BLACK OPAL

Black Opal True Color Skin Perfecting Skin Foundation SPF15 in Black Walnut. BlackOpalBeauty.com, $9.95.

17. MAKEUP FOREVER

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation is perfect full coverage foundation that includes darker skin tones. The foundation is perfect for covering up acne and blemishes (use their primer first!). Singer and model Demi Grace was their 2016 ambassador! Sephora, $43.00.

19. MAKEUP FOREVER

Makeup Forever Waterblend is 80% water and enriched with Vitamin B-5. This is both a face and body foundation that will give you a natural, dewy glow. Sephora, $43.00.

20. WILLIAM TUTTLE FOUNDATION

This is professional makeup artists personal favorite and a longtime industry favorite. William Tuttle is known for making great foundations that are great for drier skin. He goes very deep into skin tones and his colors have not been duplicated. MakeupMania.com, $19.95.

22. SACHA COSMETICS

Sacha Cosmetics is a brand made in Trinidad and Tobago, a country known for multitudes of melanin. Their Cream to Powder Foundation provides full coverage for very dark skin women. SachaCosmetics.com, $20.00

25. SACHA COSMETICS

Sacha Cosmetics Cream Foundation. SachaCosmetics.com, $20.00.

26. SACHA COSMETICS

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Sacha Cosmetics’ Second Skin Liquid Foundation is lightweight and flash friendly so you won’t look ashy in photos. SachaCosmetics.com, $20.00.

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