5 Make-Up Brands That Cater For All Skin Tones

by | Jul 9, 2018 | Make-up

Thanks to Rihanna and Fenty Beauty (pity we don’t have it in SA yet), other beauty brands finally got woke. After the longest wait, shades that cater for WOC are now easily available on all store shelves.

The exercise of mixing two different shades to achieve the perfect hue for you can now be laid to peaceful rest – as well as the frustration women of colour go through as they wander up and down beauty aisles in search if their ideal shade, especially when it comes to foundation.


Here’s an amazing oil-free foundation that will stay looking fresh and matte all day long. But wait – that’s not all it’s great for. It also comes in 40 medium to full-coverage buildable shades.

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Lancōme Teint Idole Ultra Wear, R550, available at RedSquare


This foundation has all the properties you need: SPF 15, anti-ageing and a serum. It’s also smooth and blends into your skin like silk, leaving you looking flawless. PS: It comes in about 28 different shades.

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Sorbet Face First SPF 15 Anti-Ageing Foundation + Serum, R290, available at Clicks


This foundation promises to leave your skin flawless, fully covered and with a matte finish that stays fast for up to 24 hours. It also comes in 32 different shades… yup, 32. Plus there’s a perfect one for specific skin types – from oily to dry.

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Revlon Colorstay Makeup Fond De Teint, R325, available at RedSquare

NYX Professional Makeup

Yup, this foundation is also made to accommodate a wider range of skin tones. With a total of 30 different shades to choose from, it provides sheer to full coverage with a soft matte finish.

NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation, R230, available at Clicks

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Looking for a perfect foundation that seems like it was created just for you? This is it – and it’s all about matching skin tone and texture. Ideal for normal to oily skin, it comes in 40 different shades, making it impossible for you not to find your exact shade.

Maybelline Fit Me Poreless And Matte Foundation, R110.92, available at Fochini

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