BY: LBL Team

The 10 Best Beauty Products for Dark Skin Tones

Check out these beauty products for dark skin tones

Sometimes browsing department and drug store makeup aisles, you’d think that the world is only comprised of light-to-medium skin tones. And while cosmetic brands are expanding their shades to suit a broader range of ethnicities, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they were made with the ingredients needed to match deep skin tones. This translates into gross chalkiness and ashiness. Fear not, though. Here are ten buzzed-about beauty products for dark skin tones:

1. Black Opal Even True Brightening Under-Eye Concealer

This concealer provides medium-to-full coverage in a matte finish. Its unique formula and cooling metal tip roller ball depuff and deflate under-eye bags. True Brightening Under-Eye Concealer is made with tetrapeptide-5 and vitamin E to provide antioxidants and reduce dark circles. It’s available in six shades.

2. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

Want to avoid ashiness for good? This foundation stick is made with a transparent base and is calibrated to each and every undertone to even out and correct the complexion all at once. It also moisturizes skin with ingredients like olive extract and shea butter.

3. Fashion Fair Blush

Fashion Fair blushes are hyperpigmented, which means they really stand out against darker skin tones. The mineral-based formula blends easily across cheeks without looking harsh or splotchy.

4. Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops

This ultra-concentrated pigment turns any cream concealer, foundation, and highlighter into a custom shade that matches your skin tone. Plus, it features jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower complex to hydrate and nourish the skin.

5. Iman Luxury Matte Lipstick

This lipstick line is designed to pop against the deepest of skin tones. And with over 30 shades to choose from, it’s easy to find a few that suit you. Formulated with vitamin C and other moisturizing ingredients, Iman’s lipstick line nourishes and hydrates lips.

6. Lorac Tantalizer Baked Bronzer

Lorac’s baked bronzer line looks totally fabulous on darker skin tones. Choose between high shimmer finishes and soft matte ones. Whichever color you choose, the buildable bronzing powders are long-lasting and look natural.

7. Morphe Artistry Eye Shadow Palettes

Morphe has a variety of long-lasting and intensely pigmented hues featuring matte, metallic, and shimmer finishes that create statement looks, especially on darker skin tones.

8. Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner

For darker skin, shimmery metallics and bright, vibrant shades work wonders. Tarte’s Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner, in particular, is a gel eyeliner that doubles as a creamy eyeshadow and features rose gold, cobalt, and metallic copper shades.

9. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

This mascara dramatically lengthens eyelashes while providing extreme volume and conditioning. And it features a carbon black color that complements dark skin tones nicely for a dramatic look.

10. Mented High Brow Pencil

Mented’s mission is to create cosmetics to serve a wide array of skin tones, including darker ones. Their eyebrow pencil features shades to complement darker skin tones, providing definition while staying put all day. Plus, Mented’s High Brow Pencil is waterproof and precision-tipped.

  1. “11 Essential Beauty Products Every Black Girl Should Use,” Cosmopolitan, May 1, 2015.
  2. “Finally, the Best Non-Chalky, Non-Milky Makeup for Dark Skin Tones, Marie Claire, July 20, 2017.
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