The Best Makeup And Skincare For Deeper Skin Tones

makeup for dark skin tones

We’re kick-starting Black History Month with this useful post detailing some of the best skincare and makeup for dark skin tones available right now at Revolution Beauty. From a skin true foundation match to a perfectly warming bronzer, we have all bases covered…

The Best Makeup for Dark Skin Tones

1. Foundation for Dark Skin Tones

The Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation is an oil-free, creamy and comfortable formula that dries down demi-matte, stays in place and doesn’t settle into fine lines or cling to dry patches… that’s what I call true allyship from a foundation!

An OG in the Conceal & Define family, Conceal & Define Full Coverage Foundation has been loved by so many of us since it launched! A lightweight and buildable formula available in 50 skin-true shades. Perfect for all skin types and skin tones!

What I love about this foundation for dark skin tones is that the undertones have also been taken into consideration for deeper skin. Too often we find brick red [huh, who…] undertones in foundation ranges. With the Conceal & Define Foundation range, we see olive, neutral, cool & warm undertones throughout the deeper shades.

It doesn’t stop there with Conceal & Define. Once you’ve discovered your perfect match in the Conceal & Define Foundation range check out the full Conceal & Define family to find a full base that works for deeper skin tones too. From Conceal & Define Concealer to highlight to contour… there’s a shade for you!

Vegan. Cruelty-free. Paraben-free. Oil-free.

2. Bronzer for Dark Skin Tones

If you don’t know… get to know! The Makeup Revolution Glow Splendour Bronzers were a hit for the Black beauty community! Why? Because here at Revolution, we listened. This drop really broke Beyonce’s internet. So many Black beauty content creators praised the warmth and the depth of the shade range. Don’t just take our word for it, google ‘Glow Splendor Bronzer’ to see what the Black beauty community had to say!

Available in 6 ultra-matte shades including; Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark, Deep and Deep Dark.

Cruelty-free and Vegan.

3. Blush for Dark Skin Tones

As some of you may have seen, this year we launched a very exciting new brand called XX Revolution – and with XX Revolution came a new take on the beauty world and an extended shade range of base products including a diverse range of blush shades. The XXcess blush range is incredible. There are so many beautiful shades that will work on deeper skin tones but I really wanted to call out the shades ‘Nerve’ & ‘Crank’.

Nerve is a matte blusher in a warm cocoa shade. The perfect everyday blush for a deep dark skin tone. Crank is a matte blusher in a dark berry shade. Amazing for creating a gentle flushed look or exaggerate blush on deep dark skin tones. I don’t know about you but I love having a solid blush collection! Be sure to check out the full collection… it’s a must for deeper skin tones.

Cruelty-Free & Vegan.

4. Face Palettes for Dark Skin Tones

We have to STAN the full Revolution x Tammi Tropical Twilight collection! When developing this collection Revolution & Tammi took the time to cater to deep & deep dark skin!

The Makeup Revolution X Tammi Tropical Twilight Eyeshadow Palette, Golden Hour Deep Dark Face Palette, and Paradise Glow Medium Deep Face Palette each contain 4 pans to create the perfect contour, bronze, blush & glow on deep & deep dark skin tones.

I personally use the Medium Deep Face Palette and it’s become my daily go-to especially for contouring and highlight. It’s a dream owning a face palette where I can use all the shades, not just 1 or 2. I also don’t have to ‘make it work’ it was designed to work for me. A very refreshing feeling.

5. Eyeshadow Palette for Dark Skin Tones

The Revolution x Patricia Bright Rich in Life Eyeshadow Palette is my favorite piece from the capsule collection. This beautiful palette was designed by a Black woman with a deeper skin tone so naturally, it’s ideal for deep and deep dark skin tones.

Boasting 28 super pigmented shades – a range of neutral shades for your everyday look (and zoom calls) alongside incredible pops of color – a mixture of mattes, shimmers and foils. The poppin’ matte yellow shade ‘NEVER SAY NEVER’ & shimmer ocean vibe blue shade ‘EXTRA AF’ are my personal faves from the palette!

Cruelty-free and vegan.

6. Eye Primer

The Makeup Revolution Ultimate Eye Base Eye Primer is an absolute essential for getting pigments to really SLAP in your eye looks! I have been loving this product in all my eye looks recently. I’ve finally found a way to really make a true yellow eyeshadow come to life on my skin tone.

It’s available in 3 shades; light, medium and dark. I personally use the shade light to make sure pigments really come out as they appear in the pan. I also use dark to create warmer neutral eyeshadow looks and it works beautifully with warmer tones.

7. Lipstick for Dark Skin Tones

I love a red lip! The contrast of red on deeper skin tones is so beautiful. I love the I Heart Revolution Vinyl Cherry Liquid Lipstick collection because it features so many beautiful red-toned shades that I feel work well on deeper skin tones.

My personal favorites from the collection are; Cherry Bomb – classic red, Black Forrest – deep burgundy & Morello – soft plum

Skincare Products for Deeper Skin Tones

1. Revolution Skincare Caffeine Essence Spray

Good makeup starts with good skincare! A common skin concern for deeper skin tones is dull skin, especially if we’re not catching enough vitamin D! The Revolution Caffeine Essence Spray is a must-have in your skincare collection for tackling dull skin in need of invigoration!

This essence spray is infused with citrus lemon oil which is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. This energizing formula is a morning must! It instantly awakens and brightens sleepy skin in just a few spritzes.

Cruelty-Free and Vegan.

2. Revolution Skincare Combination Skin Intense Peeling Solution

So, why is the Combination Skin Intense Peeling Solution in my top 10 list? This incredible peel offers targeted chemicals that exfoliate skin and treats skin concerns that I feel are more common with deeper skin tones.

Not only does this peeling solution help with hyperpigmentation it contains ingredients that help maintain your skin’s natural balance. It helps to remove dead skin cells and trapped dirt to ease congestion. It can even help to even and brighten skin tone and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.


About Black History Month

2020 will go down in history as a very memorable year in regards to the Black Lives Matter movement. Black History Month 2020 isn’t the beginning and end of our commitment to authentically supporting the Black beauty community, as we have always aimed to, instead this is what we hope to be a very strong beginning.

Make sure you’re following us @makeuprevolution to see some incredible content from some very talented Black creators throughout Black History Month and beyond.

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