Before I started blogging I had no idea about finding foundation for my skin tone. I struggled to find ranges that catered to my colouring and a base is such an important part of my makeup routine. The right foundation can do wonders. Especially in my case as like a lot of mixed raced females I suffer from an uneven skin tone and foundations help correct the problem. Luckily through blogging I’ve managed to discover which brands provide a good choice of shades especially for those of us with a darker skin tone. So in this post I’ll share my discoveries and hopefully help out those of you struggling to find a brand that caters to your darker skin tone. Illamasqua Skin Base Illamasqua Skin Base is one of my favorite foundations and a fairly recent discovery. It provides me with the coverage I need and it is long lasting. A little goes a long way and it comes in 19 shades. It goes all the way from a very light pink neutral shade to a very deep dark shade. £25 from Illamasqua Sleek Creme to Powder Foundation This one is the cheapest of the bunch at £7.30 and they even do tester kits to help you select the right shade. If you thought 18 shades was alot this product comes in a whopping 30 shades. Colour choices range from a very pale tone all the way to a deep chocolate colour. £7.30 from Sleek Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation Bobbi Brown is well known for providing a wide selection of colours and this product is no different. Colours range from the very pale alabaster to the very dark espresso and it comes in 20 different shades. Like the name suggests it is very moisturising and contains anti aging properties. Not suitable for oily skin though. £29 from Bobbi Brown So there you have it, those are my top 3 foundations for darker skin tones (or very light ones). I’d love to hear your recommendations for foundations for very light or very dark skin tones. One Response Wildthyme May 10th, 2012 Illamasqua will be introducing another 6 shades soon. I can’t remember the exact date though. Will find out over the weekend. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.