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Finally, The Best Non-Chalky, Non-Milky Makeup for Dark Skin Tones

Because "taupe" doesn't mean dark.


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.

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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.

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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

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CC Cream

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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