For the girl with oily skin. 1
MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation ($27) doesn’t just keep oil at bay, leaving your face with a matte and polished finish, but it also comes in 35 different shades. I repeat 35 different shades.
For the girl who wants smooth coverage. 2
Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation ($36) provides 12-hour, natural-looking coverage that never looks cakey on the skin, even if you apply a few layers. It comes in 16 different shades that cater to various undertones, making it that much easier to find your match.
For the girl who wants that glow-from-within-look. 3
Available in 12 different shades, the Clé de peau Beauté Radiant Fluid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 24 ($125) provides full coverage, while leaving skin with a luminous glow that even J.Lo would envy. It’s totally worth the splurge.
For the girl who wants to fake perfect skin. 5
For fresh-faced looking skin, try Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($30). It comes in 18 different shades that address your specific undertones. The smooth, light-weight coverage evens out skin and covers imperfections, while still leaving you with natural-looking results--score!
For the girl who breaks out. 6
There’s a reason why so many makeup artists still swear by L’Oréal’s True Match Super Blendable Makeup ($10). For starters it comes in 32 shades. Trust me, there is a color here for you. Plus, the oil-free, easily blendable formula is perfect for the girl who’s not trying to wake up the morning after with a new zit.
For the girl looking for all day coverage 7
CoverGirl’s Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation ($12) is fused with powder, concealer, and foundation--all in one formula--to help keep your makeup on all day. Did I mention this line was speficially designed for brown girls?
For the girl who wants a velvet matte. 8
Finally, a tinted moisturizer that doesn’t just come in fair, light, and medium. Known for its shade varieties, NAR’s Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum ($44) covers, controls shine, and leaves your face with a smooth, matte finish.
For the girl who needs moisture 9
If you’re looking for an oil-free formula that keeps skin hydrated, try Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 ($50). The medium to full coverage doesn’t just look incredibly natural, but it lasts all day.