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Top 5 Black Girl Friendly Foundations

Hey Ladies! Trying to find the right foundation is not always easy. There are just some makeup brands out there who don’t consider black women and how we come in many shades. You’ll find some foundations that only go up to shades like “honey” or “warm tan.” But times are changing. With the ever-evolving beauty industry, there are more brands now that are waking and expanding their foundation products to accommodate every shade of melanin in this world. Want to know which foundations are worth checking out? Here are our top 5 foundations that are black girl friendly:

5.) Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Foundation

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Available in 12 shades, Black Opal’s foundation line is a sister’s best friend. The coverage is light but can build up to medium coverage. Best of all, it’s shea butter formula gives the skin extra moisture which makes it perfect for every skin type.

4.) Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

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What makes Nars’ foundation a must have on this list is not only do they have shades perfect for medium-deep dark black girls but that the line centers its attention to skin undertones. With every shade, there’s a different undertone and, of course, not every black girl has the same one. Also, this product is not heavy on the skin. Plus this product contains healthy ingredients that help reduce redness and discoloration on the skin. What’s not to love about this foundation? Give it a shot!

3.) Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation


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This makeup classic is known to be a favorite among black women and rightfully so. Bobbi Brown’s water-based foundation hydrates the skin and increases your skin’s natural glow. There is nothing better than a product that brings out the best of melanin skin. So this earns a spot on our list!

2.) Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation

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If you are looking for a foundation that is both affordable and effective, then Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation one of the best options around. It is super lightweight and minimizes pores to help make the skin look and feel smooth. Consisting of 40 shades, the line offers just enough shades for every black girl to choose from.

1.) Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation

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Rihanna is coming through for black women with her Fenty Beauty line and her Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation is top notch. It’s lightweight, leaves the skin looking soft, and is long lasting. If you are looking for something that gives you medium to full coverage without making your face look cakey, this product is perfect. Best of all, this line goes up to 50 shades! So there’s a perfect match for every black woman out there.

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