6 Foundation Brands You Didn’t Know Were Perfect for Black Women

Beauty & Style | M. Yvette | 07/23/2014 | 04:15 PM EDT

Centric digs up products that cater to your complexion and skin issues

The truth is, many Black women still go through hell and high water to find foundation brands that cater to our complexions and skin issues. Here, we’ve dug up 6 unique brands that are focused on getting the foundation for our skin perfect.

AJ Crimson’s Dual Skin Crème Foundation
The makeup artist to the stars has created one of the best sheer to coverage foundations out there. With added benefits, such as waterproof coverage and an 8-shade range, Crimson totally understands the undertones of Black women.

Where to buy: http://ajcrimson.com($38)

BlackUp Crème to Powder Foundation
This brand is still under the radar when it comes to popularity in the states, but overseas, Black women love BlackUp! From vivid shades of highly pigmented eye shadows and lipsticks, to a full range of foundations that work for every skin type, this company has really gotten the Black woman’s diverse complexion range and skin texture down pact. Our go to product: the Crème to Powder Foundation. It has a unique texture that goes on as a crème, but then transforms into a silky, powder, leaving your skin even, glowing and non-greasy.

Where to buy: BlackUpcosmetics.com ($41)

Ashunta Sheriff’s Perfect Face Dual Foundation 
This buildable foundation offers a light to medium coverage, and is packaged in a sleek, dual end foundation stick. The makeup guru also made sure to include light and dark shades, making it easy to blend your perfect color matches (perfect for changing seasons, when our skin gets lighter in the colder months and darker in the warmer months). You’ll also get a great foundation brush that will make applying your makeup easy and convenient.

Where to buy: qvc.com ($45) 

Becca Perfect Skin Mineral Foundation and Radiant Skin Satin Foundation
This brand is making it’s way to the conversations had between many black women. We’re starting to catch on to BECCA cosmetics amazing line of foundations, which also covers many shades of our complexions. Our pick: the Mineral Foundation and the Radiant Skin Satin Foundation. The mineral offers as a great alternative for women with acne prone skin, and the satin product offers a clean finish for those who want a barely there face.

Where to buy: sephora.com ($44) 

BAREMINERALS  bareSkin Pure Brightening Foundation 
This new “liquid” foundation is all the rave of 2014. The creators of the most acclaimed mineral foundation for problem skin have hit their tipping point with this new launch. Women all over facing acne, rosacea and sensitive skin problems are in awe. The lightweight formula is silky and was created without the usage of fragrance, silicones, water, oils or parabens. It comes in a depth of color ranges (20 shades to be exact) and also has an SPF of 20.

Where to buy: sephora.com ($29) 

Lamik-Beauty Full Coverage Foundation
The longwearing mousse-like foundation is a staple to many beauty editors in the business. Its oil-free, fragrance-free formula offers a flawless finish that makes your skin appear silky smooth. One tip to know: this foundation is best applied with a beauty blender.

Where to buy: lamik-beauty.com ($32)

 (Photo:  Jason Homa/Blend Images/Corbis)

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