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* Brands that offer a wide shade selection
* Regardless of your skin tone, these foundations have a shade match for you
* Drugstore and high-end options
There has been some controversy as of late due to the lack of foundation shade ranges in some beauty brands offerings. Whether they are new product launches or older options, this is not a new issue and it is a hot one.
Fenty Beauty’s foray into the cosmetic market was groundbreaking in that their goal was to create the best range of shades for all women and thus came up with 40 to chose from. This progressive move basically laid the groundwork for future cosmetic launches.
While Fenty is by no means the first to launch this many shades, the immense popularity of the launch sparked the conversation. There are in fact a few tried and true brands that offer and have offered foundations in large shade ranges and we have highlighted a few of our favorites below, both drugstore and high-end.
1. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation is one of the more popular drugstore foundation options out there. An ultra-lightweight formula with micro-powders that control shine and blur pores, Fit Me is also designed for normal to oily skin. With over 38 colors, you will not have a problem finding your perfect match.
L’Oreal True Match Foundation
Another drugstore superstar, the L’Oreal Paris True Match foundation line has 33 shades that will precisely match your skin tone and undertone utilizing their patented color technology. This technology will provide the most natural coverage to reveal nothing but radiant, flawless skin and its super blendable formula makes it easy to apply.
3. MAC Studio Fix Foundation
MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 is a medium to full coverage matte foundation with SPF 15 made to last for a full 24 hours. Great for all skin types, this foundation applies, builds and blends easily and evenly while controlling shine. Over 40 shade options are available.
4. Fenty Beauty Foundation
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna’s Pro Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is the whole package. Soft matte finish, long-wearability with medium-to-full coverage, the Fenty Beauty foundation is available in 40 distinct shades to give you an instantly smooth, pore-diffused finish regardless of your skin tone. Made with climate-adaptive technology, this foundation is also resistant to sweat and humidity, yet won’t clog pores so you can wear it in any weather.
5. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
One of the mainstays and best sellers of the Estee Lauder brand, their Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Makeup is a medium-coverage foundation that dries down to a semi-matte finish. This lightweight, comfortable formula will continue looking flawless and natural through heat, humidity and nonstop activity. Another foundation option with 40+ shades, you should have no trouble finding your true color and know that it will provide you with the ultimate coverage and staying power.