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5 Foundations Every Woman of Color Should Try

5 Foundations Every Woman of Color Should Try

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Beauty Chat: 5 Foundations Every Woman of Color Should Try

Finding the right foundation shade as a woman of color, used to be such a daunting task. Mixing shades and brands to try and get the right match is something that I remember very vividly; it was not that long ago! Even still, brands have room to evolve and grow in terms of inclusivity for all skin tones within the beauty industry.

Today on the blog, I’ve rounded up the top 5 foundations that I think every woman of color should try. After completing this roundup, it got me thinking about tinted moisturizers and bb/cc creams that I love as well. Perhaps this will be future blog post down the road. Until then, let’s dive it!

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1. Foundation Every Woman of Color Should Try

Too Faced Born This Way offers a very wide range of shades and is a great option for women of color. This was one of the first foundations that I tried and didn’t have to modify to match my skin. I love a matte primer with this product, however, depending on the finish you are looking for, it is really adaptable to whatever you like. I recently learned that they are coming out with a Matte version of the original Born This Way foundation and I CAN.NOT.WAIT to try it out. I’ll keep you posted once it launches officially. My shade is Chestnut.

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2. Foundation Every Woman of Color Should Try

NARS Radiant Foundation has such an amazing application. I love the shades and tones that this line offers. This foundation offers a very natural finish. I use this brand frequently when I want to achieve a “no make-up,” make-up look. My shade is New Caledonia.

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3. Foundation Every Woman of Color Should Try

The Lancome Ultra Wear Foundation was a pleasant surprise. My older sister, who has a darker complexion than I do, uses this brand and loves it. I knew I wouldn’t have a problem finding the right shade, but I didn’t know that I would enjoy it as much as I have. This is another great option for a very smooth, natural finish. I rotate between a matte primer and regular, every day primer. Both of the finished results are SO good! My shade is 500 Suede W.

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4. Foundation Every Woman of Color Should Try

Tarte Face Tape is currently my most used foundation. I was skeptical of Tarte being a brand with makeup for black women because it took me a while to find the right shade. However, when I finally got it right … OMG! WOW! Face Tape has been in heavy rotation for me. It is extremely comparable to Born This Way in application and finish. My shade is 53S for reference. Shop my favorite combination below.

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5. Foundation Every Woman of Color Should Try

Last but certainly not least (this list is in no particular order by the way), Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation. This foundation is a game changer. I fell in love with the original, but quickly fell out of love because it was to dry for my skin. The hydrating formula was perfect for me. I wear this foundation when I really want to get glam. It offers great coverage and an amazing finish. My shade is 370.

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A Brand I love But Had To Let Go:

Estee Lauder Long Wear Foundation. Man I love this foundation, it is so good and would be in my top 5 choices for makeup for black women, but I don’t love their strong political affiliations. I made a personal decision to stop supporting this brand until changes are made. #sorrynotsorry lol.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup! You can shop my favorites throughout this post or via my shop pages! For any products from Tarte, use my discount code STEPHTAYLOR15 to save 15% off! I recently did a round up of the best lipsticks for summer, you can read it here to complete your look!

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As always, thank you for reading! XO – Steph

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