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10 Foundation Lines Besides Fenty Beauty With Stellar Foundation Ranges For Black Women

Best Foundations for Black Women
By Alexis Webb · February 7, 2018

By now, we’ve all heard the stellar reviews and success stories about Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty. Though, sometimes having more than one option is necessary. While we celebrate the Rih for breaking barriers and representing brown girls of every hue, there are other companies with stellar foundation ranges.

The reasons for choosing another foundation line might simply be due to skin care challenges, or texture and finish preferences. Or maybe you just want to switch it up. Luckily there are a few brands out there that offer the color and versatility you’ve been searching for.

Want an amazing complexion? Want another option besides Fenty? Then check out the 10 cosmetic companies below. 


Anastasia’s stick foundation is perfect for the girl on the go. With more than 30 colors to choose from, you're bound to find that fits you.Tip: For best application just start from the center of your face and spread outwards with a sponge or brush.

$25 available at Sephora

bareMinerals has offered powders for years but the launch of the Glam Pro compact powder foundation took their shade range from mediocre to mega. Oftentimes women with darker complexions are left with options that appear grey. bareMinerals solves that problem with a complete line of 35 travel-ready powders

$30 available at Ulta

With a name like Black Up you have to deliver for the brown girls, right? Black Up does just that. While the line does not have 30+ shades of foundations like some competitors, the range of caramel to mocha inspired makeup is perfect for brown girls.

$41.50 available at Sephora

Clinique has been around for decades, so why don’t most people know they offer foundations in a variety of shades? Their hypoallergenic line created their Even Better blemish control foundation that ranges from very fair to deep chocolate.

$29 available at Sephora

Want your makeup to be free from all the chemicals and fillers? Look no further than Cover FX. The vegan, paraben-free and fragrance-free line offers cream and powder products with nearly 50 shades.

$44 available at Sephora

Lancome offers a diverse range of foundation colors, especially in the Teint Idole collection. The 24-hour wear also offers long-lasting coverage for those days that extend into late nights.

$47 available at Sephora

Make Up Forever doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to color selection. So naturally the complexion products are no exception. Find your perfect match in the Ultra HD collection and reap the skincare benefits of hyaluronic acid (hydration) being time-released onto your skin with each wear!

$43 available at Sephora

Want to stay beautiful on a budget? Try NYX’s total cover foundation. The $14 pick is great for those with normal skin types, and the shade range offers more than 25 complexion colors.

$14 available at NYX

Glam on a budget with Maybelline's Fit Me foundation. The $7.99 steal ranges from fair to deep and will leave you with an extra couple dollars in your pocket for a lipstick or two.

$7.99 available at Ulta

Whether you prefer a radiant or matte finish NARS has more than six collections of complexion products from lightweight tinted moisturizers to full-coverage foundations.

$49 available at Sephora