More and more beauty brands are offering inclusive and diverse foundation ranges. Here are our favourites.
For me, finding the right foundation has always been a struggle. During my teen years, I more often than not found myself furiously dapping shades across my jawline in Boots, only to be left looking griege or incredibly orange (undertones: it’s a thing, people).
Sadly, there are still some beauty brands that make it difficult for anybody to pop into a shop and pick up a foundation. However, a lot of brands are finally starting to brush up their offering with inclusive and diverse shade ranges.
Here, we run through some of the foundations on the market that have a wide range of shades, as well as impressive formulas that will keep your skin looking flawless all day…
Pür 4-in-1 Love Your Selfie Foundation: 100 shades
Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance Perfecting Foundation: 30 shades
NYX Cosmetics Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation: 45 shades
NYX Cosmetics is shaking up the budget beauty game with its Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation. The £14 product promises to give you flawless matte coverage that’s transfer-proof. But the most exciting part is that it will be available in 45 shades – a rare thing to come by with drugstore foundations.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation: 40 shades
When Rihanna released her Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r foundation to the masses, it became an instant hit. As well as delivering full coverage that doesn’t look cakey, the product is available in a staggering 40 shades (something that was rare to come by at the time of its launch). It was praised by various women and men for its inclusivity and various shades quickly sold out.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10: 50 shades
beautyblender Bounce Foundation: 40 shades
Cult beauty tool beautyblender has found its perfect match. Bounce Foundation is a mousse-like formula that dries into a semi-matte finish. But it’s the clever packaging that caught the eye of beauty fans. Squeeze foundation into the bottle’s ‘well’ and dip your sponge into it to pick up product.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation: 35 shades
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15: 25 shades
Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation does just what it says on the tin; it provides a natural skin-like finish that can be built up for more coverage. There are 25 shades available that cover “extra light” to “deep” skin tones.
MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 Foundation: 64 shades
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation: 40 shades
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation: 40 shades
Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF15: 34 shades
Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful Look 24 Hour Foundation: 29 shades
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation: 30 shades
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick: 32 shades
Cover FX Power Play Foundation: 40 shades
Main image: Fenty Beauty