For African American women, one of the hardest aspects of makeup shopping is finding the right face makeup–ie, foundation, powder, concealer and tinted moisturizer–to perfectly match their skin tone. Look no further! Here, we’ve compiled the best complexion-perfecting makeup on the shelves for brown skin, whether you’re Alek Wek mahogany or Paula Patton cafe au lait.
Bare Minerals SPF 15 Foundation
Applied with an oversized face brush, Bare Minerals SPF 15 Original Foundation ($25) buffs skin to an airbrushed, unbelievably perfect sheen. Plus, it comes in a zillion shades for brown skin—a must-have before an important event, like a wedding, first date, or job interview.
Becca Luminous Skin Color
If you want a “polished” look without heavy coverage, Becca Luminous Skin Colour ($21) is the answer! This tinted moisturizer goes on sheer, leaving your skin with just a hint of glowy, radiant color. The last six shades in the collection, from nut to walnut, are formulated to flatter the fairest to the darkest brown skin.
Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Concealer, Dark
Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Concealer, Dark ($25) comes with three creamy concealers you can custom-blend to create the perfect shade for you. This palette gives amazing coverage—under eye circles, blemishes and hyperpigmentation don’t stand a chance!
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
Bobbi Brown Foundation Sticks ($40) come in fabulous shades for brown skin, and they’re super-easy to apply. Simply swipe over cheekbones, forehead, bridge of nose and chin, and blend with a sponge. The creamy formula leaves skin looking natural and dewy.
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