Fun fact: The world isn't comprised of only light-to-medium skin tones. And though makeup brands are starting to expand their shades to suit a wider range of ethnicities, it doesn't mean they were made with all the rich hues and pigments needed to match deep skin tones, which means a chalky, ashy-looking mess for you. So to cut through the noise, we found the best beauty products that were truly made with dark skin in mind. Find your new staples, ahead.
This light-reflecting concealer has a rollerball applicator, helping it glide over your under-eyes without tugging or pulling. And don't worry—tan is just one of the lightest shades.
Black Opal Even True Brightening Under-Eye Concealer in Tan, $8.95
BUY IT: blackopalbeauty.com.
Scribble this lightweight foundation (yes, it really is lightweight, despite its stick form) over your skin, then blend it out with a damp sponge for a sheer, natural-looking finish.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Walnut, $46
BUY IT: bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
This lightweight CC cream covers like a foundation, but feels like a tinted moisturizer, and it won't settle into fine lines by the end of the day.
CoverGirl Queen Collection CC Cream, $8
BUY IT: walmart.com.
Just one of eight hyper-pigmented shades, this strawberry-red blush blends easily across cheeks without looking harsh or splotchy.
Fashion Fair Blush in Tangelo, $18
BUY IT: fashionfair.com.
One drop of this ultra-concentrated pigment (and we mean ultra-concentrated) can turn any cream concealer, foundation, tinted moisturizer, or highlighter into a custom shade that completely matches your skin tone.
Cover Fx Custom Cover Drops, $44
BUY IT: sephora.com.
Unlike most red lipsticks, which can look milky against dark skin, this true-red hue is hyper-pigmented to pop against the deepest of skin tones.
Iman Luxury Matte Lipstick in Vice, $10
BUY IT: imancosmetics.com.
The gold flecks in this terra cotta bronzer give skin a lit-from-within vibe, rather than an after-party-at-the-disco look.
Lorac Tantalizer Baked Bronzer, $8
BUY IT: ulta.com.