5 Foundation Lines I Promise* Have Your Shade
Friends, the state of makeup has improved beautifully over the past decade. There are more product types than ever (jelly makeup, anyone?), more shelf space devoted to skincare, and more colors and shades that actually compliment the skin tones that don’t fall under “Light”, “Medium”, or “Dark”. Still, if you're a makeup newbie, or just someone that doesn’t keep up with the latest and greatest in makeup news, it can be hard knowing exactly where to go when looking for the perfect base shade.
Rihanna shocked the beauty world last year with the release of her Fenty Beauty line, which included a foundation line with 40 shades. Now, a year later, the Pro Filt’r line is up to 50 shades, with even more planned for release soon.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation ($7.99 at Most Drugstores) - Avail. in 44 Shades
MAC Foundations (Price Varies) - Avail. in 35 Shades
You may have mixed feelings about MAC, but one thing’s for certain: they’re one of the OGs when it comes to inclusive shade ranges. Plus, with over a dozen different formulas for different skin types, there’s bound to be one that looks and feels amazing on you.
L’Oréal True Match ($8 at Most Drugstores) - Avail. in 33 Shades
This sweet little brand formulated its foundation from dark to light, ensuring that people of color won’t be left out of finding their perfect match.
Still can’t find what you’re looking for? There may be hope yet. A few beauty brands, like NYX Cosmetics, offer foundation mixers that can help you lighten, darken, or change the undertone of your foundation to fit your preference.
You can find these helpful mixers at NYX.com for $10 each. Good luck!