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The best makeup for darker skin tones

The best makeup for darker skin tones
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert3 years ago
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Black beauty brands have made a powerful statement within the industry over the past few years. With big names such as Beauty Bakerie and Camille Rose becoming staples for many, it is now more important than ever to highlight inclusivity and diversity within the market. To continue the celebrations of Black History Month we’ve put together some of the best makeup products for darker skin, you’ll only wish you found them sooner! 

Black owned brands makeup tutorial

If you're looking to create a full glam face using only black beauty brands, check out @medeaij's tutorial using products from Beauty Bakerie and UOMA to create this gorgeous colourful look.

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Makeup for darker skin tones we love


If you’re a beauty lover you have more than likely seen the hype around the Beauty BakerieInstaBake Aqua Glass Foundation. Available in an extensive range of shades, the foundation creates a flawless, dewy complexion leaving skin with an enviable glass finish. Boasting full coverage and long-lasting wear, the product works to conceal the appearance of blemishes, imperfections and uneven skin tone. Encouraging hydrating benefits that prevent over-drying the skin, the smudge-proof formula dries down to a comfortable, radiant finish. 


When it comes to concealer both Beauty Bakerie and UOMA Beauty are killing it again. Beauty Bakeries InstaBake 3-in-1 Hydrating Concealer helps to mask blemishes and imperfections creating a smoothing solution. Highlyblendable and buildable, the concealer leaves a hydrating finish whilst helping to define and contour the face. Available in an extensive range of shades, the product leaves a seamless finish that’s effortless to create, tapping into the Italian philosophy that beauty should not be stressful


If you want to pack a punch with a bold red lip try the NYX Professional Makeup Shout Loud Hydrating Satin Lipstick in shade Red Haute. The creamy lipstick boasts intense colour pay-off in just one swipe, delivering long-lasting wear and an outstanding pop of vibrancy to effortlessly upgrade your pout.Featuring a custom-designed heart-stamped bullet, the lip colour provides up to four hours of hydration in addition to pigment-rich coverage, helping to preserve the product’s staying power while ensuring even, non-drying wear. The lipstick is also infused with Mango and Shea Butter to keep the lips nourished and conditioned as they radiate striking colour. 

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Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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