9 foundations that come in 30+ shades
Your perfect foundation match is just around the corner
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / June 13 2018
It might be 2018, but a spotlight has only recently been shone on the importance of beauty inclusivity, with the movement being championed by none other than Rihanna with the launch of her own beauty brand, Fenty Beauty. One of the reasons Fenty Beauty has become so popular across the world is because of its focus on ensuring products, specifically their foundation, have a vast selection of shades so everyone can find their best colour match.
And while we’re big fans of Fenty Beauty, it’s not the only brand that has released a foundation that’s available in a wide shade range. And we’re not talking 10 or 20 shades. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite foundations that are available in 30 or more shades.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
This foundation in Rihanna’s makeup brand is constantly sold out, and considering it comes in 40 different shades, that’s a lot of foundation flying off the shelves! The positives of this full-coverage foundation don’t stop there. The oil-free formula works to instantly smooth and even the skin’s tone, while protecting it from the effects of sweat and humidity. Impressive.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
Available in a whopping 43 shades, MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 was one of the first foundations to be available in such an extensive shade range. As an added bonus, the base works to control oil production while offering a natural matte finish with medium coverage that can be built up to full coverage.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation
In addition to being Lancôme’s best-selling foundation – it provides long-lasting, full coverage without becoming cakey – Teint Idole Ultra Wear is now available in 40 shades, making it easier than ever to find your perfect shade match.
Our Review Crew® members love this foundation just as much as we do, awarding it a 4.5 star rating.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF10
If you’re after a full-coverage foundation that Will. Not. Budge. then Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation is for you. Promising to last for up to 24 hours, this foundation (which is available in a staggering 53 shades) is made for a long workday, big night out and everything in between.
Huda Beauty #fauxfilter Foundation
Beauty vlogger and influencer Huda Kattan has become a force to be reckoned with in the beauty world. She listens to her fans (all 25 million of them on Instagram plus another 2.3 million on YouTube) and always delivers the goods. Which is why we aren’t surprised her own brand, Huda Beauty, has a foundation available in 30 shades to suit her diverse following.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
If you’re someone who tends to apply their makeup on their morning commute, or simply steers clear of liquid foundation formulas because of their potential to create a mess, the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick is right up your alley. Available in 32 shades, this foundation (which offers coverage that’s comparable to a concealer) melts seamlessly into the skin for an undetectable finish. The other great thing about the stick packaging and its vast shade range is that the foundation can be used to conceal, sculpt and bronze the skin depending on which shade you choose!
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
Many people often avoid full-coverage foundation formulas because of their tendency to leave you feeling like you’re wearing a mask. The NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, however, creates a flawless and radiant finish without leaving skin feeling heavy. And with 33 shades in the range, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular choice.
Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation
When a foundation promises to soothe and protect the skin while providing buildable and comfortable coverage, you can bet your bottom dollar we’re going to love it. And the Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation does just that. Available in 36 shades, the base product has been formulated with vitamins C and E to soothe inflammation and reduce redness while protecting against premature ageing and creating a natural-looking, soft focus finish.
BareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation
Composed of 90 per cent vitamins and minerals, the BareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation is a top pick for any natural beauty lover. With a shade range of 30, this full-coverage powder foundation has been clinically proven to improve skin clarity, minimise the appearance of pores and reduce shine.
Now you’re stocked up on foundation recommendations, check out our top picks for concealers that effectively cover dark circles.
Have you tried any of these foundations before? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.
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Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.