11 Black-0wned Cosmetic Companies That Make Foundation For Dark Skin

I don’t know about you, but I am beyond excited and inspired by the number of black-owned cosmetics companies making their mark. From Juvia’s place to Fenty Beaty, I swear 2018 is slated to be the year for black girls and beauty.  Even though Fenty Beauty wasn’t a match for my skin type (read my review HERE and technically isn’t black owned ), we still have to give credit where credit is due: Rihanna launched a makeup collection with the specific intention of including ALL women of color. While Fenty is not the first line to have 40+ shades of foundation, it’s the first in recent years to make those shades available both online and in store on the release date.  There are, however, a growing list of black-owned cosmetics companies who may not have the Fenty budget, but are still creating makeup for us. And since I’m all about keeping it in the family, I’ve compiled a list of black-owned Cosmetics companies that make foundation for deeper skin tones.

While I haven’t tried foundation from all of the brands listed, I can personally vouch for the quality of these three:

Danessa Myricks Vision Cover Cream


The PERFECT full coverage foundation, especially for videos and pictures. In the picture below, I’m wearing Vision Cover Cream in W06.  I used one pump and covered my entire face. Word to the wise: This isn’t a mattifying foundation, so if you have oily skin double up on the primer and setting power. Buy my favorite mattifying primers HERE or HERE , and my favorite mattifying Setting powder in the color “Caramel” HERE. no body came to my party5

Jacque Mgido Cosmetics


best-foundation-for-dark-skinI just tried this foundation last week, and it is a KEEPER for oily skin. I mixed two colors to get my perfect skin match. DC5 and DC3. She even has samples you can order to find your perfect shade.

Fashion Fair Cosmetics

In the picture below I’m wearing the Cream to Powder foundation (see my review and watch me apply it HERE), and it’s also well suited for oily and combo skin types. You do, however, have to set it with a mattifying powder like the one I mentioned above. fashion-fair-cosmetics-review-felicity-rhapsody-collection

Now, without further ado, I give you a listing of 10 10 Black-0wned Cosmetic Companies That Make Foundation For Dark Skin

Jacque Mgido Cosmetics







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Laws of Nature Cosmetics

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Plain Jane Beauty 

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While you’re here, check out this list of black owned cosmetics companies HERE, and this list of Black owned skincare companies HERE.

Feel free to add additional listings in the comment section!

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  1. Hi can my daughter model for all those 11 make up owner she is a model nut we are in tbe caribbean!!!please let me know so she can send you her pictures and informations thank you

    1. Hi, there. I think you are confused. My name is lisa and this is my blog, Lisa a la mode. You have commented on my blog post featuring 11 black owned cosmetics brands that make foundation for dark skin. I do not own any of these companies. If she’d like to model she should contact a modeling agency, or perhaps you can contact one of these companies and inquire about their modeling needs. I am a writer, not a talent agent. I wish you the best of luck! xo

  2. Hi Lisa. Great list. Not sure if your followers have used PABA Cosmetics but they are dope. Founders and owned by a mother-daughter team.

    Thanks for always keeping us informed!

  3. Hi Lisa, I am trying to find a black owned cosmetics Co that was around in the 80’s and 90’s. They had a body butter which I can’t find anymore. It wasn’t fashion Fair, and you had to have a home showing or go to one to purchase their products. I think it started with an F, but for the life of me I cannot remember. Would you please find the name of this Country. for me. Thank you.

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