Ever since Fenty Beauty dropped (boasting 40 different shades of foundation) other makeup brands felt the pressure and started scrambling to show that they too have darker shades and are able to cater to everyone.
However, there are other brands which have been holding down the fort for black women before the Fenty era - some of which a lot of us have been very loyal to.
But before you go on your next beauty haul, see what Cynthia Gwebu has to say about the top five foundations for women of colour and what makes them worth spending your cash on.
Time to shop:
Estée Lauder Double Wear stay-in-place foundation, R585.
NARS All Day weightless luminous silk foundation, R656 on Sephora
Giorgio Armani power fabric foundation, R870 on Sephora.
Black Opal True Color creme stick foundation, R265.
conceal imperfections and achieve natural looking skin with this crème stick foundation. Perfect for highlighting, contouring, touch-ups and seamless full coverage applications, this best- selling formula delivers moisturized, even-toned flawless complexion. Found at our selected Clicks,Red Square,Foschini, Edgars and Truworths stores for your Perfect shade. For more information or to find your nearest stockist, call +27 11 462 5321
Lancôme teint idole ultra cushion foundation, R499.
And an extra recommendation from us:
MAC Studio Fix fluid foundation, R460.