Beauty brands used to make products that catered to a narrow margin of skin tones and colors. Luckily, since more than half of the country doesnt fall into the fair-medium camp, that’s slowly starting to change. Much-loved luxe lines are expanding their shade ranges to include deeper tones and are releasing new products with a more diverse customer base in mind (to which we say it’s about time). Now, women with darker complexions have a wider variety of concealers and foundations to choose from, as well as high-pigment lipsticks and creamy blushes that pop against their skin tones.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled 10 makeup brands that are totally killing it in the color, pigment, and finish department, specifically for women with darker skin. These brands have been vouched for by Hollywood makeup artists (e.g. Lupita Nyongo’s go-to guy, Nick Barose) and raved about by real women. In other words, if you’re sick of trying and ditching makeup that doesn’t work for your skin tone, this might be a good place to start anew. Keep scrolling for the 10 best makeup brands for dark skin tones.


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