Apr 17, 2019
11 Inclusive Foundation Brands to Match the Trickiest of Skin Tones
Whether you're fairer than fair or deeper than deep, finding a brand that offers a match for your exact skin tone is like striking gold. But new brands like Fenty Beauty and Stellar are reigniting the conversation of inclusive beauty. Here, check out these foundation lines with color ranges that offer legit matches for the trickiest of shades.
PUR Cosmetics 4-in-1 Love Your Selfie ($36): In April 2019, the beauty brand introduced its newest foundation and concealer duo (packed with ingredients to lift, hydrate, and protect against blue light) with an impressive 100 (!) shades.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Foundation ($32): Choose from 48 shades to score a lightweight, velvety matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours of wear.
Morphe Fluidity Full-Coverage Foundation ($18): Score a lightweight, full coverage complexion that lasts with this creamy foundation that's available in a whopping 60 shades.
Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation ($16): Available in 30 shades, this non-comedogenic foundation is applauded for its clean, hydrating formula. It's made with hyaluronic acid, coconut water, and rose leaf extract, and without silicone, parabens, phthalates, talc, BHA, BHT, petroleum, or drying alcohols.
BareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($29): The OG of mineral makeup offers 30 hues in their cult-favorite loose powder. The foundation is packed with pigments that are buildable, so your ideal hue can be worn sheer or amped up for full coverage.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup ($42): Ranging from pale, ivory beige to ultra deep, this line of 38 color choices is lightweight but long lasting, so you don’t have to deal with the color shifting throughout the day.
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup ($10): Take note of your unique undertones too, so you don’t end up opting for one of the 33 options that’s too warm or too cool.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25 ($32): Hydrate and protect your skin with this medium coverage foundation that's sold in 20 shades ranging from light to dark.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation ($29): The 24-hour formula boasts 43 shades in a variety of fair, tan, golden, and deep.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34): From hues that seamlessly sync with even the most porcelain skin colors to ones that blend beautifully with very dark tones, this foundation line of 40 options has you covered.
STELLAR Limitless Foundation ($38): Offering a variety of 22 foundation colors, Stellar is focused on how it can “over deliver” to medium skin tones (a range that founder Monika Deol felt was overlooked). The super-pigmented formula creates a photo filter-like finish thanks to the undertone-specific colors.
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