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makeup for dark skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for makeup for dark skin.

The right makeup can make all the difference in your look, whether you're trying to look like a movie star or just want to feel like you're getting ready for a night on the town. Here are some great options for dark skin tone that will help you achieve any look you want.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

Size: 0.07 oz/ 2 g·ITEM: 1916659

Color: Translucent - for light to medium skin tones

59 Reviews

$23.00

It doesn't make my sensitive skin break out. I love that it's available in a translucent shade to even out my skin tone without looking cakey....Perfect shade I would highly recommend this for medium to tan skin tone. Results are great underneath any lighting professional or soft. 5 stars

What it is:
A finishing powder that is ultra-blurring and light-diffusing to impart unfiltered perfection on all skintones—in every light.

What it does:
The last step in your makeup routine, this pressed powder blurs, smooths, and reduces shine with the even, naturally matte coverage of ULTRA HD Pressed Powder.

Laura MercierTranslucent Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2107852

Color: Medium Deep

70 Reviews

$39.00

I feel like this powder made my skin look flawless. This powder is not translucent so for those with skin tones darker than the powder it will look fine. ...Great match to many skin tones...This powder goes on very easily and is a perfect match to many skin tones. (I tan very dark in the summer, can use it during summer and in winter when not tan.)

What it is:
A high-performance translucent powder that sets makeup for lasting wear without weight or texture, in a convenient, portable compact that's perfect for touch-ups on the go.

What it does:
Prolong the wear of your makeup while staying color-true throughout the day with this high-performance, translucent powder. This lightweight formula sets and perfects makeup with a shine-free, natural-matte, velvety finish for up to 12 hours. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to smooth away the look of fine lines and imperfections. It’s available in two shades designed to look and feel natural on all skin tones.

DiorDreamskin Fresh & Perfect Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Refill

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 g·ITEM: 2154649

Color: 000 Non-Tinted

40 Reviews

$42.00

Darkest color (030) is perfect for my winter skin tone. Decent coverage and gorgeous dewey finish. ...Amazing, natural look on skin....I tried the comparable, more affordable cushion foundations....found this worth the price. Beautiful, natural tone and glow that lasts and photographs.

What it is: A skincare compact that blurs the look of imperfections and helps minimize visible signs of aging, leaving skin looking flawless.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Pores, and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Longoza Flower: Renowned for its exceptional, visibly age-defying effectiveness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban.

What Else You Need to Know: The formula visibly corrects an uneven complexion, dark spots, pores, redn

tarteMini babassu foundcealer™ skincare foundation SPF 20

Size: 0.33 oz/ 10 mL·ITEM: 2309235

Color: 52N deep neutral - deep skin with neutral undertones

18 Reviews

$15.00

i would select a shade that you think may be too light fro you because the shades run dark...honestly, the only foundation that actually matched my skin tone, seeing as how I'm pale and have acne it was able to cover up my redness without feeling/looking cakey.

What it is: A vegan makeup and skincare hybrid that’s an everyday foundation for achieving an ultra-comfortable, natural-radiant finish and custom coverage.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 20

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Babassu: Nourishes, moisturizes, and soothes.
- Sunflower Seed: Rich in vitamins A and E to help hydrate, regenerate, and condition skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Retains moisture for optimal hydration and a refreshed appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan.

MAKEUP BY MARIOMaster Secret Glow® Highlighter

Size: 0.05 oz/ 1.5 g·ITEM: 2389708

Color: Expensive - translucent

168 Reviews

$22.00

Some comments are discouraging but once I bought it I was INLOVE. For fair/medium skin tones like mine, use it as a highlight topper!! ...Listen ladies want the best glow on your face and look like glass skin ?? Go buy Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream. It’s a jelly like consistency but amazing !!

What it is: A translucent balm that gives a dewy glass-like glow for the eyes and face in a nourishing, emollient formula.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: With a balmy, hydrating texture, Master Secret Glow gives eyes, cheeks, and lips an alluring, glass-like effect. Apply to bare skin or tap over makeup as the final touch to your look. The lustrous formula melts onto the skin for a stunning, super dewy look that stays in place.

LYS BeautyTriple Fix Setting Powder

Size: 0.23 oz/ 6.5 g·ITEM: 2437507

Color: Resilience - translucent - for fair to medium dark skin tones

67 Reviews

$18.00

It's a great match for my skin tone. It doesn't leave your face powdery at all. ...bye bye shine, hello even skin tone...This product doesn’t clog my pores, feels light and does a great job at evening out skin tone. A.quick note- the colour is a little lighter than what is pictured but with that being said it is a translucent powder.

What it is: A translucent, pressed setting powder that blurs the skin and locks complexion products in place while absorbing excess oil for a natural-matte finish.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Reduces the appearance of pores and addresses excess shine.
- Green Tea Extract: Provides antioxidant benefits that soothe and replenish skin.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Retains skin moisture and visibly plumps fine lines.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This clean, talc-free, finely milled pressed setting powder buffs beautifully into skin as it blurs and locks makeup in place for all-day perfection and no white cast.

Armani BeautyLuminous Silk Glow Setting Powder

ITEM: 2439099

Color: 6.5 - medium to tan with a neutral undertone

413 Reviews

$64.00

The color itself matched my skin tone perfectly and went on so smoothly. I got a flawless face look in half the time it usually takes me to apply my makeup. ...Many companies do not consider dark skin tones and only have one translucent powered that leads to horrible flash black.

What it is: A long-wearing setting powder that provides a flawless radiant finish.

What Else You Need to Know: The translucent, lightweight pressed powder transforms into a skin-matching veil of sheer coverage that eliminates flash-back and doesn’t cake or settle into fine lines. The lightweight finishing powder layers on effortlessly while blurring imperfections, locks in makeup, and leaves your skin with a long-lasting glow and natural finish.

Artist CoutureMulti Use Beauty Setting Powder

Size: 0.24 oz/ 7g·ITEM: 2462836

Color: Honey Suede - medium, golden undertone

13 Reviews

$34.00

The only reason I'm giving it a five is I wish the color range was better and sadly the lightest is too dark on me but I still use it because its so good...Then for beautiful darker skin tones, it really doesn’t go THAT dark! Although this isn’t something that needs 50 shades by any means…an extra 5-6 (one being translucent in the same formulation) would be FANTASTIC!

What it is: A multitasking beauty powder with light-to-medium coverage and a natural satin finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, oxybenzone, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Achieve the perfect, flawless finish with this multiuse beauty powder. This silky-smooth powder offers buildable coverage and prevents creasing while keeping your makeup in place.

Iconic LondonRadiance Complexion Booster

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2463636

Color: Honey Glow - neutral nude

57 Reviews

$39.00

Love how it feels on my skin! There are several colors to match to my skin tone....Matches my skin tone very well and leaves me with a nice radiant look without looking greasy.

What it is: A multifunctional, sheer, full-face base that gives skin a luminous under-glow or a subtle highlight.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The Radiance Complexion Booster is Iconic London’s first-ever full-face base glow-giver that combines filter-like properties for ​selfie-worthy skin.

SmashboxMini Halo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25 with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: .41 oz / 12 mL·ITEM: 2570075

Color: Dark - Dark to deep with a neutral undertone

4 Reviews

$16.00

The color is definitely not neutral; it is closer to a warm tone which left a peachy glow that settle in all the wrong places. ...I have dry skin and live in a dry climate, so oil-free options just don't do it for me.

What it is: An all-in-one, SPF primer-infused tinted moisturizer with lightweight, natural-looking, dewy coverage that hydrates skin for up to 24 hours.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- SPF 25: Helps protects against environmental aggressors and sun damage.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes for up to 24 hours to help visibly plump and promote supple skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

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