These foundations have been praised by those with dark skin tones
True Colour Flawless Foundation, £12, Avon
Don’t let the cost fool you, this is one hardworking, full coverage foundation. The shade range is seriously impressive for the price, with a variety of undertones so you can truly find a tailored match for you skin. P.S. It’s often on sale for half the price!
Classic Flawless Finish Foundation, £71, La Métier De Beauté
A little bit luxe, but totally worth it. This formula is flawless and has a great number of shades to choose from. Snap one up at Space NK while you can.
Re(Marc)Able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate, £37, Marc Jacobs
This bottle of full coverage goodness gets a 10/10 for quality and finish.
Flawless Base Foundation, £10 for 25mL, MDM Flow
Our only qualm with this crazy comfortable, affordable foundation is that you can’t go and buy it RIGHT NOW. It’s currently only available for pre-order, with a campaign running to help boost production. We’ve tried it and it’s 100 per cent worth the support. A shade match foundation for only a tenner? Magic!
Luminous Silk Foundation, £42, Giorgio Armani
A favourite from the lightest to the darkest shade, Mr Armani has done a stellar job with this just-like-silk foundation.
Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15, £31, Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown has always had a wide selection of shades, but the latest formula has really rivalled the competition. Extremely long-wear with the added bonus of SPF, it’s an excellent everyday choice. Best for those with skin on the drier-side.
The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation, £47, Kevyn Aucoin
Skin looking dull and lifeless? Whack this baby on with its partner in crime (the concealer is LIFE) and watch your skin transform into a flawless, luminous canvas. No exaggeration (OK… maybe a tad).
All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, £34, NARS
Depending on what you’re looking for in a foundation, Nars will have you covered. Choose ‘All Day Luminous’ for a more mattifying, full coverage long-wear or ‘Sheer Glow’ for a lighter, dewier, perfect-for-dry-skin base.
Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, £26, Fenty Beauty
This foundation has by far been the most loved product in Rihanna’s incredible mew beauty range, Fenty Beauty. The formula has been praised for not only its flawless finish and coverage, but it’s impressive 40 option shade range. Rihanna has created plenty of colour options for darker skin tones as well as light shades and fans and beauty bloggers alike have not stopped raving about it.
Ultra HD Foundation, £29, Make Up Up Forever
It would be impossible not to find a colour that suits as Make Up Forever’s foundation comes in 40 shades. This foundation is best suited for those who want a medium to full, flawless coverage as it was created for HD TV. It’s also great for hiding any imperfections such as acne scaring or uneven skin tones. For the best finish, apply to the centre of the face and blend outwards towards your hairline.
Shade Adjusting Drops, £10, The Body Shop
If you’ve been in the sunshine, or simply picked up a foundation that was too light, this is the product you need. Mix a couple of drops with your foundation on your hand, or even add a couple to your foundation bottle, depending on the colour that suits you.
BarePro Performance Wear Foundation, £27, Bare Minerals
This long lasting powder foundation is light on the skin and allows your skin to breathe. It comes in 18 different shades but if you still aren’t sure on the right colour or if you want a powder foundation, there is a foundation finder on their website.
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder in Dark, £24, MAC
MAC is known for it’s vast variety of shades. Even it’s motto is all ages, all races, all sexes. We love the lasting finish that this powder gives. Wear on it’s own, as a contour powder, or to set your foundation; there’s no right or wrong way.