Everything You Need to Know About Makeup for Dark Skin

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Hey party people! I figured now would be a great time to link you to some makeup for dark skin posts I’ve done in the past that are still very helpful today. I’ve been writing about beauty for a long time and have accumulated some new followers who may not have seen these posts and also some long-timers who might have missed them. So let’s go—here are the posts you need to read about makeup for dark skin!


foundation makeup for dark skin

Are You Wearing the Wrong Foundation?

Foundation 101: How to Find Your Foundation (Dark Skin)

Dark MAC Foundation Swatches (NC50–NW58, etc) + Why MAC Foundation Isn’t a Guide

How to Get Your Foundation to Do the Most

Demo (Dark Skin): NYX Pro Foundation Mixer Might Change Your Foundation Stash Forever

My Updated Foundation Routine {Dark Skin}

Why ONE Foundation May Not Cut It for Women of Color

How to Stay Beat in the Heat (How to Keep Your Makeup On During Summer)

sleek makeup lifeproof foundation vitality foundation


Covering Bases: My Foundation Stash + Equivalents for NW45/47 Skin

Fenty Beauty Soft Matte Pro Filt’r Foundation Review & Demo (also discusses undertone)

Summer Foundations for Dark Skin

Full Coverage Foundations

Stick Foundations

Powders and Powder Foundations

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (includes new darker shades)

Drugstore Foundation Reviews

Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation NEW DEEPER SHADES {Swatches + Review}

Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation NEW DEEPER Shades {Swatches}

Review + Demo: Anastasia Stick Foundation (w/ Swatches on Dark Skin of Almost All the Deep Shades)

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick Darker Shades

TWELVE New Cover FX Total Cover Cream DEEPER Foundation Shades: MORE Foundations for Dark Skin {Swatches}

TSABD Edit: A.P.D.G. Longwear Liquid Pigments (Medium/Dark) Review, Swatches & Demo

TSABD Edit: A.P.D.G. Longwear Liquid Pigments Dark (Very Deep) Swatches

All foundation reviews (includes a ton of brands and formulas, i.e. liquid)


Concealer reviews and swatches on dark skin

The Moisturizer Switch-Up: How it Can Help Your Skin & Makeup
Quick Reminder: Don’t Forget Balance in Your Makeup Looks

How to Shop Drugstore Makeup When You Have Dark Skin


contouring makeup for dark skin

A Refresher on Contouring for Dark Skin

Because We’re Not All Banana: A Few Highlight Setting Powders for Dark Skin

Smashbox Shaping Foundation

Sleek MakeUP Cream Contour Kit in Extra Dark on Dark Skin

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Medium & Deep)

Black Radiance Creme Contour Palette + Blushing Bronze Palette on Dark Skin

LA Girl Pro Contour Cream & Powder + LA Girl Just Blushing on Dark Skin

An $8 Contour Kit for Deep Dark Skin?!?!

NYX Cream Highlight & Contour Palette in Deep

Black Radiance Contour Palette (Powder)

Cover FX Contour Palette in N-Deep

Lip Colors

lip color makeup for dark skin

Nude lips for dark skin
50 Shades of Lipstick series

All lip color reviews and swatches on dark skin


eye makeup for dark skin

Best Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes for Dark Skin

All eyeshadow reviews and swatches on dark skin

All eyebrows reviews and swatches on dark skin


blush makeup for dark skin

Blush for Dark Skin
50 Shades of Blush

All blush reviews and swatches on dark skin


bronzer highlighter makeup for dark skin

Bronzers for Dark Skin

All bronzer reviews and swatches on dark skin

All highlighter reviews and swatches on dark skin


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EVERYTHING you need to know about makeup for dark skin

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Allure.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.

2 Responses to Everything You Need to Know About Makeup for Dark Skin

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this. Over the years (particularly the past couple of months alone) you’ve done a lot of reviews, swatches and offered an abundance of tips and tricks for making products work on dark skin. Super thankful and happy to find everything all in one place…

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