9 Best Foundations for Dark Skin Tones
For African American women, the perfect foundation is an elusive prize. Experts reveal how to research, test and (finally) find your perfect match
Sand: light olive to tan
Clay: medium olive to light brown
Earth: medium brown to deep ebony
"Within these three categories, shades either range from light to deep or are in numerical order," says Giugliano.
The Iman Cream to Powder, $16, and Iman Stick Foundation, $16, both carry the most options, with 14 shades. Once you've used the categorization system to find your perfect match, Iman's website also has a nifty "Meet Your Match" section that suggests Sand, Clay and Earth tones if you wear similar shades in Black Opal, MAC, Revlon, Fashion Fair or Black Up.
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