11 makeup brands like KoyVoca with shades for dark skin

Mia Steiber 9 February 2017 NEWS

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This week we were introduced to beauty brand KoyVoca. Although the company has a relatively small following now, it's about to blow up in a big way thanks to its inclusive range of colours. KoyVoca's foundations offer 21 shades with a range of undertones, so there's something to suit just about everyone.

The diverse range of colours extends beyond foundations. KoyVoca also sells concealers, contours and setting powders in a range darker shades often neglected by other, more popular cosmetic brands.

It's no surprise then, that there's so much buzz around this brand!

For anyone that's ever had trouble finding a shade that suits them, KoyVoca comes as a welcome breath of fresh air. In many countries around the world it's tough to find makeup which suits darker skin tones. A quick look around the cosmetics section of many major department stores reveals most brands only cater for fairer skin. Brands like KoyVoca are not only more inclusive, they're revolutionary - bucking a trend which prevents consumers purchasing cosmetics.

If you're on the hunt for inclusive brands that cater for everyone, we've put together a list of companies like KoyVoca that offer a full range of makeup colours. Scroll through to see which brands made the list.

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KoyVoca

In addition to 21 shades of cream and powder foundations, KoyVoca has lots of other makeup products for dark skin, including contour kits, setting powders, nude lipsticks and highlighters.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills

ABH's famous stick foundation comes in 27 different shades for all skin tones. They are designed to be mixed so everyone can create their own perfect shade.

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Charlotte Tilbury

If you're looking for foundations, Charlotte Tilbury has a 15 shade range of mixable foundation. Where this brand really shines though, is its lipsticks. Every single shade of lipstick sold on the website has pictures of the colour trialled on 10 different skin tones - it's a total lifesaver.

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NARS

NARS is a great brand for darker skin tones, especially if you want options. Some brands may only have one type of foundation with loads of shades, whereas NARS offers a full range of colours in all six of its foundation products. Whether you prefer a bb cream, heavy coverage or sheer, NARS has options for you.

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Cover FX

Do you prefer sheer coverage but find that the only foundations in your colour are really heavy? Cover FX developed the ultimate solution to this problem. Custom Cover Drops are pure pigment drops that come in 24 colours and are designed to be mixed into your moisturiser or existing foundation. Add one or two drops for lighter coverage or more for fuller coverage.

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Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever's Ultra HD Foundation comes in a whopping 30 different shades. The brand's powder products include highlighters, sculpt and contour kits and bronzers which come in shades for darker skin tones.

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NYX

NYX offers foundations and concealers in a range of shades at affordable prices. The brand's standout product is its foundation mixer. It comes in five shades, from white to dark brown, and is designed to lighten or darken an existing foundation. This is ideal if you have a preferred foundation that doesn't come in your colour or your skin tone changes from summer to winter.

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Iman Cosmetics

Supermodel and pioneer Iman created this swoon-worthy range of colour cosmetics. The foundations, concealers and powders all come in an array of colours but what really sets this brand apart is its eyeshadows. Both the eyeshadow powders and the sticks come in bold jewel tones that make darker skin really pop.

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Black Opal

Black Opal is a great brand to look to if you have darker skin as this is the particular focus of the brand. Every single cosmetic product created by Black Opal is designed to work for caramel and chocolate skin tones. So you can't really go wrong.

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Black Up

Black Up is an experts and makeup artist cosmetics brand for people of colour. One of the brand's most popular products is its contouring powder - a product normally tricky to find if your skin is dark.

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Australis

Australis isn't typically considered a diverse brand but they recently released match maker shade adjusting drops - a more affordable version of shade adjusting pigments from Cover FX. They come in two shades: white and dark chocolate. Take any foundation you like and add the darkening drops until you have the colour that suits you. At $20 a pop, you can't really go wrong.

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