Thursday, 10 November 2016
The Best Deep Foundations For Top Skincare Concerns
For women of color, finding the right foundation for a deeper skin tone can be a big challenge. Now, also add to the equation – skin type or specific skincare concerns. So the challenge of finding the right shade is further compounded with skincare issues like: acne, oily skin, dry skin, rough texture, and enlarged pores. Whoa, we need a foundation-plus-unicorn situation, stat!
Read on as i share the best foundations for women of color with various skincare concerns…
My Pores Are Huge
Correct and conceal in one step with Bare Minerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($30). The serum plus foundation cocktail provides seamless coverage while it works to improve the appearance of skin’s tone and texture. This one kills two birds with one stone. Genius-status!
I Have Dark Spots Everywhere
For skin with hyperpigmentation, a maximum coverage foundation is key. And this category has the widest range of options because lots of brands do a great job of formulating full coverage foundations for deeper skin tones. We’re big fans of Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation ($25), if you prefer a solid formula. If you love liquid, you’ll have success with Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup Broad Spectrum 35 ($50). Looking for an option under $20? NYX Invincible Fullest Coverage Foundation ($12) is our go-to!
My Skin Is Super Oily
Try a matte complexion perfector like Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation ($40). Not only does it come in a wide range of shades for deeper skin tones, it also stays perfectly in place all day and all night…never showing a single speck of oil breakthrough. Party on!
I’m As Dry As The Sahara
For dry to very dry skin types, Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation ($44) hydrates in an instant. Made of 32% water, the weightless fluid flawlessly melts onto skin, immediately delivering moisture and skin-illuminating pigments. The medium coverage foundation leaves a soft, natural finish and is virtually undetectable.
My Skin Is Starting To Sag. Yay!
While an anti-aging focused foundation might not sound sexy, now is the time to rethink everything and incorporate an antioxidant-rich foundation into your routine. Shea Moisture Weightless Shea Serum Foundation ($15) is packed with vitamins C and E to protect and shea butter to nourish. The lightweight formula glides onto skin and never settles into fine lines or creases. And with 20 richly pigmented shades to choose from, you’re bound to meet your match!
NOTHING Matches My Complexion Or Works For My Skin Type
The holy grail of foundation has arrived and her name is Lancome Le Teint Particuluer ($70). The custom-made makeup is the answer to every foundation prayer you’ve ever prayed. After a Lancome Beauty Advisor maps your face with a high-tech facial scanner and asks a few questions about your formulation preferences, pigments are blended (right before your eyes) in a fancy futuristic contraption and pumped into a bottle with your name and special code for refills…because YES, you will be refilling this bad boy once it runs out. You’ll be hooked, we swear! (Currently available in select Nordstrom locations throughout the U.S.)