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40 Makeup Brands With The Most Inclusive Foundation Ranges

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Finding the right shade for you is one thing, but finding a product that actually sells your shade is another! Gone are the days when you have to settle for shade or undertone that’s way off your actual skin tone. Thanks to the much-needed domino effect caused by a certain Riri, we now have more and more inclusive makeup brands that cater to all.

Brands with 40+ Foundation Shade Range

40 shades are the minimum to get included in this list! One thing you can be sure of is that you’ll find a foundation here for you that matches your skin to a T! Whether you’re extremely pale or dark, and anywhere in between, I guarantee this list will reduce the time it takes you to find the right foundation shade, especially your undertone and even in your specific skin type and condition. There are drugstore brands, luxury, designer, vegan and cruelty-free that will tick and tickle all your foundation woes.

1. PÜR

Shades: 95

Product: PÜR 4-in-1 Love Your Selfie Longwear Foundation & Concealer – $36 / £32

We’re starting this list off with a BANG! 95 shades from PÜR! That’s a massive offering of pale, fair, light, olive, tan, brown and deep shades. It’s the perfect place to start looking! While PÜR has listed 100 shades to choose from, it’s currently available at 95 shades on their website.

The PÜR 4-in-1 Love Your Selfie™ Longwear Foundation & Concealer is a vegan-friendly product consisting of cool (pink), neutral, and warm (gold) undertones. It can be used as a medium-to-full coverage foundation or concealer! It’s also enriched with protective skincare ingredients like Lingonberry Extracts, Polysaccharide Film, and Ceretin® Complex. And has an anti-ageing Energy Complex consisting of Ginseng, Green Tea and Vitamin B. There’s your 4-in-1 skincare makeup! You’ll love every bit of it including the glowy and radiant finish it creates! It’s great for combination, normal, to dry skin types. And a good option for mature and sensitive skin.


2. MAC

Shades: 63 shades

Product: MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation – $31 / £27

Before Fenty, MAC was first! And you know it. Now they’re offering a modern shine-controlling foundation that provides a natural matte finish with medium-to-full buildable coverage that lasts! It has broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15/PA++ protection that’s long-wearing and comfy to wear.

The MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation comes in 4 undertones: Cool (C), Neutral-Cool (NC), Neutral-Warm (NW), and Neutral (N). This foundation comes in 67 all-inclusive shades but is currently available in 63 shades in their website. It’s oil-free, sweat- and humidity-resistant, dermatologist-tested, and non-acnegenic! It is most suitable for combination, oily and normal skin types.

They also have a 53-shade range powder foundation for the same price – the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation! It’s matte, non-acnegenic and most suitable for oily skin types.

Other shade-range inclusive product: MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation – 53 shades ($31 / £27)


3. Morphe

Shades: 60 shades

Product: Morphe Fluidity Full-Coverage Foundation – $18 / £16

A foundation throwing major shade! Morphe said exactly that. Their Morphe Fluidity Full-Coverage Foundation comes in exactly 60 shades for all the soft matte-loving ladies out there. It’s offered in 5 levels of hues with 4 undertones to choose from: Cool, neutral, olive, and warm. Their offering nicely caters medium to deep skins, but fair to light shades don’t lack either.

It’s long-wearing, sweatproof, transfer-resistant, water-resistant, and fragrance-free! This foundation is great for all skin types, most especially for normal to oily skin.


4. Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder Double Wear

Shades: 56 shades US / 61 shades UK

Product: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 Foundation – $43 / ‎£34

Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation comes in a wide range of shades that flatters all! It won’t look grey on deeper skin tones. It covers imperfections with buildable, medium-to-full coverage that feels lightweight and comfortable.

It comes in 56 shades on their US website, and 61 shades in the UK website! This foundation comes in 3 undertones: Cool (C), Neutral, (N), and Warm (W). Their shades cater to mostly those in the middle of the shade spectrum, but light and deep tones are also ever so present. It’s dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic, oil-free, fragrance-free, and waterproof! And most suitable for combination, oily to normal skin types.

They also have a 41-shade range matte powder foundation that is dermatologist-tested and non-acnegenic. The Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation comes in the same 3 undertones too!

Other shade-range inclusive product: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation – 41 shades ($43 / £34)


5. XX Revolution

Shades: 55 shades

Product: XX Revolution Liquid Skin FauXXdation Double FiXX Foundation – $18 / £15

From Revolution Beauty’s newest sister brand comes the XX Revolution Liquid Skin Fauxxdation Double Fixx Foundation. It’s a long-wearing, silk finish foundation for those who can’t get enough of full coverage! Andis infused with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid to treat your skin.

The foundation comes in an epic 55 shades catering to a staggering 8 undertones! From yellow, olive, pink, neutral, cool, golden, orange and warm undertones. You’ll love this vegan and cruelty-free foundation for combination to oily skin types.

They also have 55-shade range foundation for those with normal to dry skin types. Or even just for those who prefer a more dewy finish and lightweight coverage. The XX Revolution Glow Skin FauXXdation Foundation! It is a lightweight buildable coverage foundation infused with illuminating pearl particles. This other foundation is formulated with hyaluronic acid, collagen and peptides.

Other shade-range inclusive product: XX Revolution Glow Skin FauXXdation Foundation – 55 shades ($18 / £15)


6. UOMA Beauty

Shades: 51 shades

Product: UOMA Beauty Say What?! Foundation – $39 / ‎£29.50

Powered by Biomimicry pigments, Uoma’s Say What?! Foundation “thinks like your skin” for a skin-like, blurring makeup finish. This is a buildable, full coverage foundation that is available in 6 custom formulas to cater to the unique needs of different skin colour groups, or what they like to call, Skin Kins! And that’s the most intriguing aspect of this foundation.

It’s made following an innovative shade identifier known as the Fitzpatrick scale, which measures the skin’s reaction to the sun. UOMA BEAUTY has identified 6 beauty categories depending on undertone, skin chemistry and common issues.

This basically means that there isn’t just one formula, but six different formulations to suit the individual needs and common concerns often associated with each skin type! Each formula comes in 3 undertones: Cool (C), Neutral (N), and Warm (W). You’ll fall in love with this truly innovative vegan and cruelty-free foundation.


7. Makeup Revolution

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation

Shades: 50 shades

Product: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation – $12 / ‎£9.99

Coming from a cult drugstore brand, this 50-shade range foundation brings you a versatile foundation designed to suit every skin type and tone.

The Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation is an oil-free yet creamy and comfortable formula that dries down to a long-lasting, demi-matte finish. Just like the shades, it also has an inclusive undertone offering of 10 hues! From cool, pink, peach, yellow, neutral, olive, orange, warm, golden, and red undertones! Shade searching has never been more fun.

This 2-in-1 concealer and foundation is vegan and cruelty-free. It’s most suitable for oily and combination skin types. They also have an alternative product for those with dry to dehydrated skin. It’s the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Foundation! It’s sheer but buildable with a satin glow finish to the skin.

Other shade-range inclusive product: Makeup Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Foundation – 50 shades ($12 / ‎£9.99)


8. Fenty Beauty

PRO FILT'R SOFT MATTE LONGWEAR FOUNDATION

Shades: 50 shades

Product: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation – $35 / £27

Were you looking for Fenty? Well, of course, she’s in this list too! No questions asked. Thanks to Fenty Beauty, I doubt we’d reach 40 brands for this article but here it is!

The Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is the revolutionary line that made it all happen, starting with 40 shades in its first release. That’s what made this such a big deal back then. Now, the shade range is currently at 50 and counting. The foundation is offered in a mix of the base cool, neutral, and warm undertones in either pink yellow olive or red tints!

It’s cruelty-free and oil-free. And just like MR, Fenty also offers an alternative formula for those with dry and dehydrated skin. It offers the same medium to full coverage, soft matte finish quirks too!

Other shade-range inclusive product: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation – 50 shades ($35 / £27)


9. Jouer

Shades: 50 shades

Product: Jouer Essential High Coverage Crème Foundation $38 / £34

Summer doesn’t have to push you towards light, medium to no coverage foundation! Jouer has the perfect airbrush finish foundation for that.

Their Essential High Coverage Crème Foundation is a lightweight but full coverage base for those who love airbrush matte finishes. It’s a non-cakey super-concentrated formula foundation. You only need a small amount for this real-life filter to work. Deep skinned ladies will enjoy the realistic undertones this foundation has. The darker shades don’t dry off to a grey colour!

It is formulated with skincare ingredients like Chamomile Extracts, Cucumber Extracts, Hyaluronic Acid, and Tripeptide Complex. This foundation is also vegan and cruelty-free. It is most suitable for combination to normal skin types.


10. Anastasia Beverly Hills

Shades: 50 shades

Product: Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation – $38 / £43

50 shades of grey? Nuh-uh. It’s 50 shades of true to skin foundation from Anastasia Beverly Hills! This waterproof liquid foundation has a satin, skin-like finish that won’t sink into your skin. It is clinically tested, dermatologist-tested, ophthalmologist-tested and non-comedogenic! A wonder for all skin types including sensitive ones.

This foundation is formulated without the common allergenic compounds like talc, gluten, parabens and mineral oils. It’s also alcohol and oil-free! It’s a complete vegan and cruelty-free makeup treat available in 50 shades and 3 undertones: Cool (C), Neutral (N), and Warm (W). The Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation has a medium coverage formula that doesn’t oxidize giving you the most realistic makeup base.


11. Tarte

Tarte Face Tape Foundation

Shades: 50 shades

Product: Tarte Face Tape Foundation – $39 / £31

Tarte’s Face Tape Foundation comes in 50 shades. While their range is more for those with fair to light-skinned ladies who can’t do with the orangey look, of course, they still have shades for tanned and deeper skin tones. 

This foundation is inspired by Tarte’s iconic Shape Tape Concealer! It is vegan, hypoallergenic, waterproof, and full-coverage. This foundation is infused with skin invigorating ingredients like Snow Mushroom Extracts, Apple Fruit Extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid. The Tarte Face Tape™ Foundation comes in five undertones: Pink, yellow, peach, neutral, and golden/olive. And it is most suitable for oily, combination, normal, and dry skin.

They also have a 40-shade range foundation with SPF! The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15. It’s a vegan-friendly full-coverage base with some sunscreen action to give. This foundation is dermatologist-tested, oil-free, and waterproof. It has Amazonian Clay, Vitamin E, and Mineral Pigments for a skin-safe and skin-soothing foundation. It’s also offered in the same 5 undertones.

Other shade-range inclusive product: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 – 40 shades ($39 / £31)


12. Urban Decay Cosmetics

stay naked foundation swatches
Image: Urban Decay

Shades: 50 shades

Product: Urban Decay Cosmetics Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation – $39 / £31

Urban Decay Cosmetics have one of the best foundations around, it’s the Stay Naked Weightless Foundation. It is a vegan, long-wear liquid foundation with buildable medium coverage and a real-skin matte finish that lasts!

This cruelty-free foundation is designed with 9 shade intensities, 3 mastertones and 7 undertones in mind. You can choose from rosy, neutral, golden, olive, peach, plum, and “rich” undertones! It is most suitable for oily, combination, normal, and dry skin types.

Read my full review on the Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation here.


13. Makeup For Ever

Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

Shades: 50 shades

Product: Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Foundation – $43 / £34

The artistry makeup brand Makeup For Ever currently has its iconic foundation offered in 50 skin-like shades. The Ultra HD Foundation is lightweight, with medium buildable coverage and natural finish.

Its amazing formula is attributed to a mix of 3D Polymer Gel, Hyaluronic Acid, Plant-derived Lysine Powder, and Soft Focus Pigments. All to give you a non-oxidising blurred foundation look that stays true to your actual skin tone. Majority of the shades are geared towards those in the middle of the skin colour spectrum although their pale and deeper shades have one of the best mixes of undertones in the market! Choose from a perfect blend of cool, neutral and warm undertones with yellow or red tints!

Now don’t get too disappointed, the also have a 40-shade range foundation that mostly caters olive to deeper skin tones! It’s the Makeup For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Liquid Full Coverage Foundation. This is a creamy, blendable, full-coverage matte foundation that is most suitable for oily to combination skin types.

Other shade-range inclusive product: Makeup For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Liquid Full Coverage Foundation – 40 shades ($38 / £31)


14. Il Makiage

Shades: 50 shades

Product: Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Flawless Base Foundation – $44 / £35

Coming from a “Clean AF” makeup brand, Il Makiage has a 50-shade range foundation formulated for all skin types with buildable coverage and a fresh, radiant finish. It is a non-comedogenic, cruelty-free, silicone-free, and fragrance-free full-coverage foundation!

This foundation has shades for all skin tones with 4 undertones to choose from: Neutral, pink, yellow, and olive.


15. Lancôme

lancome teint idole foundation

Shades: 50 shades

Product: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Long Wear Foundation – $47.00 / £34

The incredible Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Long Wear Foundation comes in a huge 50-shade range offering. If you are unfamiliar with this best-selling product, it is a full coverage foundation with a flawless, natural matte finish, and lightweight, breathable feel.

The foundation is dermatologically tested, fragrance-free,  non-comedogenic, oil-free, and transfer- and humidity-resistant! It’s one of the best foundations out there and it has an equal range of shade for all skin tones. It comes in 3 general undertones: Cool (C), Neutral (N), and Warm (W). It’s great for all skin types, and most suitable for oily, combination, and normal skins.

Read my full review on the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Long Wear Foundation here


16. NYX Professional Makeup

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow! Naturally Radiant Foundation

Shades: 45 shades

Product: NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow! Naturally Radiant Foundation – $10 / £10

Join the Glow Up trend without using any filters- only with makeup. NYX has this awesome, super affordable foundation in 45 flattering shades! It is a buildable, medium coverage formula with a radiant finish. It’s vegan. It’s cruelty-free. And best of all, it’s beauty without pain (in your wallet).

This foundation comes in 3 undertones: Cool, Neutral, and Warm. The shade range caters to olive and deep skinned ladies. While their NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation caters to light and medium toned skins. Yes, that’s their second inclusive foundation product. And it’s also offered in 45 full-coverage vegan shades. This one’s non comedogenic and suitable for normal, oily, combination, and sensitive skin types.

Other shade-range inclusive product: NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation – 45 shades ($15 / ‎£15)


17. L’Oréal

 L'Oréal True Match Super Blendable Makeup

Shades: 45 shades

Product: L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Makeup – $10.95 / ‎£9.99

The L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Makeup is not only one of the most beautifully packaged foundations I’ve ever seen, but it’s just as great on the inside.

This 45-shade range foundation has been around for a long time! Almost 15 years and it’s still here offering makeup lovers true-to-skin results. It’s non-cakey, oil-free and hydration medium coverage formula has been a makeup pop culture icon for more than a decade. It is formulated with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E.

This fragrance-free and non-comedogenic foundation has a natural soft matte finish. And it comes in cool, neutral, and warm undertones. 

They also have another iconic cult foundation. It’s the  L’Oréal Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation that comes in 40 shades. It has waterproof SPF 25PA +++ with medium-to-full buildable coverage formula. It’s an ultra-thin non comedogenic foundation for long wear makeup looks. It also comes in the same 3 undertones that is suitable for all skin types.

Other shade-range inclusive product: L’Oréal Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation – 40 shades ($14.99 / ‎£10.99)


18. Milani

Shades: 45 shades

Product: Milani Screen Queen Foundation – $13.99 / £16.50

Milani’s innovative foundation is made with Digital Bluelight Filter Technology, this first-of-its-kind formula. It helps fight the signs of digital damage – dullness, discolouration and hyper-pigmentation, to keep your skin on point no matter how much screen time you clock. Now that’s skincare in makeup.

What’s even better is this formula is available in 45 shades with a mix and match of warm, neutral, cool, golden, peach, olive, red, yellow, and pink undertones! This vegan and cruelty-free foundation wears like a $50 foundation but gives all the benefits for a fraction of the price. 

Read my full review on the Milani Screen Queen Foundation here.


19. Zoeva

Shades: 44 shades

Product: Zoeva Authentik Skin Foundation – $28 / £25

Enriched with the nourishing power of Rose Hip Oil, the ZOEVA Authentik Skin Natural Luminous Foundation is a silky smooth finish base that beautifies in and out.

It is formulated with Olive Oil Derivatives and Microsphere Powders to create a flawless, airbrushed effect. This foundation is available in 44 inclusive shades with a variety of warm, cool, or neutral undertones. It’s suitable for all skin types and can be mixed with your favourite liquid highlighter for a radiant finish.


20. Kat Von D Beauty

Kat Von D Beauty Lock-it Foundation

Shades: 44 Shades

Product: Kat Von D Beauty Lock-it Foundation – $37 / £29

Transfer-resistant wear means you can trust Lock-It Foundation to stay on your face, not on your clothes or anyone else. This is KVD Beauty’s 44-shade range foundation for you.

It’s vegan and cruelty-free with a full, matte coverage finish. This comes in 3 undertones, cool, neutral and warm. It’s suitable for all skin types, especially oily ones.

And if you’re not a fan of full-coverage, KVD also has a medium coverage foundation. The Kat Von D Beauty True Portrait Medium Coverage Shake Foundation has an innovative liquid-to-powder formula, which features the Elastic Essence Effect to flex with all of your expressions, for a perfect-skin look that moves with your skin!

It’s also vegan and cruelty-free, of course! And most ideal for normal to oily skin types.

Other shade-range inclusive product: Kat Von D Beauty True Portrait Medium Coverage Shake Foundation – 40 shades ($37 / £28)


21. Charlotte Tilbury

Shades: 44 shades

Product: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation – $44 / £34

Charlotte Tilbury’s 44-shade range foundation is formulated with a ground-breaking Magic Replexium that significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles by up to 22% after 8 weeks of use! And the brand’s MossCellTec No. 1 helps boost hydration. Also made with AirCool technology for an instant fresh feel on the skin, and has a unique C.T. DEFENCE that is designed to limit exposure of the skin to everyday pollutants! In a nutshell- lots of good stuff!

Now that’s what you call a designer product! The shade range equally covers pale, fair, light, tan, olive, and deep skin tones. This foundation is sweat proof, humidity-proof, waterproof and transfer-resistant. It’s also cruelty-free and vegan friendly.


22. Revlon

Shades: 43 shades

Product: Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin SPF 15 – $14.49 / ‎£12.99

This oil-free foundation from Revlon delivers a flawless matte finish for oily and combination skin.

The Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin SPF 15 provides medium-to-full, buildable coverage. And no matter what life throws at you, it stays for up to 24 hours— that’s why they call it “life-tested”. Plus, it’s got SPF!

It is offered in 43 shades with cool, neutral and warm undertones to choose from.


23. Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-wear Weightless Foundation

Shades: 43 shades

Product: Bobbi Brown Skin Long-wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 – $47 / £32

From the queen of nude and neutrals, the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 has 43 shades that look exactly like your skin when applied. No obvious lines between makeup and your skin. Just flawless beauty.

Truthful sweet talk aside, it provides a nice medium to full matte coverage. It is formulated with a lightweight formula that’s designed to look as good as it feels. It delivers a multidimensional matte finish that’s comfortable, breathable, and weightless!

This foundation is infused with humectants and marine sugarcane algae extract. And visibly minimises pores and strengthens skin’s barrier. The naturally derived mineral powders help keep excess oil and shine in check, while a moisture-binding glycerin and shea butter deliver refreshing hydration to your skin.

The brand also offers a 43-shade range foundation in a cream stick formula! The Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick delivers medium to full coverage and is water-, sweat- and humidity-resistant. It is vegan and suitable for all skin types especially oily and combination. It is formulated with a blend of emollients like Olive Extract and Shea Butter, the formula moisturizes wherever your skin is dry. Not a fan of cream stick foundations? You can always use it as matte bronzer or contour!

Other shade-range inclusive product: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick – 43 shades ($47 / £32)


24. ColourPop

ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation

Shades: 42 Shades

Product: ColourPop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation – $12 / £10

Filter your selfies with ColourPop’s No Filter Natural Matte Foundation. It is offered in 42 shades of natural matte, buildable full coverage for a flawless, selfie-ready skin. The oil-free, lightweight formula blends smoothly and is easily customizable to create the coverage you want. You can build it up or sheer it out since it was developed with innovative soft-blurring pigments to deliver true color while looking and feeling natural. And as you can expect from ColourPop, this foundation is 100% cruelty-free and vegan.

If your skin is a bit on the dry side, then you might also be interested to know that they have the same formula offered for dry and dehydrated skin. The ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation (or Tinted Moisturizer) is a hydrating, oil-free tinted moisturizer with lightweight coverage that evens skin tone and leaves your skin looking fresh and healthy. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid and coconut water to support skin hydration without adding oil. This tinted moisturizer works for all skin types and makeup styles! And is offered in 42 shades as well.

Other shade-range inclusive product: ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation – 42 Shades ($16 / £13)


25. Juvia’s Place

Shades: 42 shades

Product: Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Velvety Matte Foundation – $20 / £29.95

The I Am Magic Velvety Matte Foundation from Juvia’s Place is a flawless full coverage foundation! It comes in 42 shades for ladies with medium to deep skin. But they also have a good amount of shades for those with light to pale skin tones.

The I Am Magic formula equates to a lightweight, lasting coverage for all-day wearability. It has a velvety finish that never looks cakey. Their 42 expertly formulated shades are globally-inspired ALL skin tones, from the deepest dark to the fairest fair.

This foundation is suitable for all skin types including sensitive and oily skin.


26. Smith & Cult

Smith & Cult Veiled Threat Weightless Micro-Blurring Foundation

Shades: 42 shades

Product: Smith & Cult Veiled Threat Weightless Micro-Blurring Foundation – $10.50 / £8

With a good 42 shades to boast, the Smith & Cult Veiled Threat Weightless Micro-Blurring Foundation is a velvety formula foundation with hydrating aloe vera & brightening chlorophyll. 

This foundation is cake-resistant, with medium coverage liquid foundation that delivers a soft-focus effect. It is transfer-resistant and remains true-to-tone. This formula starts from a melting mousse-to-cream foundation that applies quickly and easily creates a moisture matte finish. It’s also vegan!


27. Dose Of Colors

Dose Of Colors Meet Your Hue Foundation

Shades: 42 shades

Product: Dose Of Colors Meet Your Hue Foundation – $36 / £28

Dose Of Colors Meet Your Hue Foundation has 42 beautiful shades of light colours and deep colours. Tanned ladies may feel left out but this foundation’s super lightweight buildable formula may push you to mix and match, creating your own custom shade!

This foundation has a natural matte finish, with medium to full buildable coverage, and skin-like feel. It is talc, paraben, fragrance, and alcohol-free. It’s oil-free too so it is suitable for oily to combination skin types. And yes, this product is vegan and cruelty-free!


28. BECCA

BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

Shades: 42 shades

Product: BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation – $44 / £32

BECCA Cosmetics has a 42 shade range foundation you’ll love. It’s a non-acnegenic, lightweight, full-coverage foundation that lasts for a 24-hour wear. It is formulated with a breathable, natural finish.

It comes in the three major undertones with tints of pink, red, yellow, and olive hues.

This foundation is dermatologically tested and helps camouflage acne, redness, hyperpigmentation and discolouration! You’ll love that it is a PETA-certified vegan and cruelty-free too.


29. e.l.f. Cosmetics

Shades: 40 shades

Product: e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation – $6 / £7.50

e.l.f.’s 40-shade range foundation is a treat for medium to deep skinned women. It offers incredible true-to-skin shades suitable for all skin types.

The lightweight, oil-free formula of the foundation blends naturally into skin for a beautiful semi-matte finish that lasts all day long. The liquid formula also helps restore uneven skin textures and tones for visibly brighter skin.

This foundation is cruelty-free and vegan. And comes in golden, peach, pink, neutral, red and rosy undertones!


30. Maybelline

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Shades: 40 shades

Product: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation – $7.99 / £5.99

A modern pop culture foundation, Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation now comes in 40 shades for true top quality yet affordable makeup for everyone. 

This is a lightweight foundation that mattifies and refines pores that leaves a natural, seamless finish. Ideal for normal to oily skin, their exclusive matte foundation formula features micro-powders to control shine and blur pores. It is dermatologist tested, allergy tested, and non-comedogenic!


31. Covergirl

Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation

Shades: 40 shades

Product: Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation – $7.68 / £14.99

The Covergirl foundation line offers a matte formula that isn’t drying or cakey! The cruelty-free TruBlend Matte Made’s formula is developed with flexi-hold technology that creates a strong, yet flexible film on skin for durability and comfort. At the same time, the mattifying powders absorb oil and minimize pores for a soft matte, flawless finish.

Choose from 40 realistic shades with light coverage. It is most suitable for oily, combination and normal skin types who want matte all the way!


32. flesh

flesh Pure Flesh Liquid Foundation

Shades: 40 shades

Product: flesh Pure Flesh Liquid Foundation – $32 / £25

Pure Flesh Liquid Foundation by flesh Beauty is a lush liquid foundation that comes in 40 shades covering 7 different undertones. Their shade range is impressive but geared more for darker skin tones rather than lighter ones. If you have a darker skin tone, you’ll def find the right shade for your skin here!

With medium, natural-looking coverage, it’s never cakey, lasts all day, and cares for your skin as much as you do with its skin-loving ingredients like aloe vera, glycerin, squalane, sodium hyaluronate, and pomegranate extracts.

It’s suitable for all skin types from dry to oily. This foundation is water-based, clean, fragrance-free, vegan and cruelty-free! They also have the same incredible formula in stick form. Their flesh Firm Flesh Stick Foundation has all the same benefits and quirks, even the same 40 shades you’ll love.

Other shade-range inclusive product: flesh Firm Flesh Stick Foundation – 40 shades $18


33. bareMinerals

bareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Shades: 40 shades

Product: bareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – $34.00 / ‎£31

Quality clean beauty keeps up! So far, a large percentage of our list is clean, vegan and cruelty-free products and bareMinerals is no different. 

Their barePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 is a full coverage matte foundation and so much more. This is a heat, humidity, water and sweat-resistant makeup base that provides broad-spectrum non-chemical SPF 20 / PA++ sun protection, which is essential in preventing premature ageing of the skin.

It is non-acnegenic, oil-free, non-acnegenic, hypoallergenic, and dermatologist-tested!


34. Smashbox

Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

Shades: 40 shades

Product: Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation – $36 / £29.50

For those with really oily skin who thinks they’ll never have the pleasure of wearing a matte foundation that really stays, Smashbox has your IT product!

The cruelty-free Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation comes in 40 full-coverage matte shades. It is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E, and creates a soft blurring effect. The waterproof foundation formula is sweat and humidity-resistant, controls oil and shine, and won’t look cakey, nor cause acne!

Smashbox has an alternative formula for those with dry, dehydrated skin and it is the Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydra Foundation. It also comes in 40 shades! It is an oil-free, high-performing liquid foundation powered by Hyaluronic Acid. The formula easily builds from medium to full coverage, giving you a fresh, natural matte finish that never settles into pores or lines.

Other shade-range inclusive product: Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydra Foundation – 40 shades ($36 / £29.50)


35. IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Shades: 40 shades

Product: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare – $39.50 / ‎£32

This buildable, medium coverage foundation minimises the look of pores and imperfections while delivering all-day hydration leaving your skin with a natural radiant finish. It is infused with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, plus vitamins E and B5.

IT Cosmetics’ Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare comes in 40 shades that is suitable for all skin types!


36. Dior

Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation

Shades: 40 shades

Product: Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation – $40

40 shades of professional-grade, the cat-walk-ready foundation is what Dior has in store. Their Backstage Face & Body Foundation has an ultra-buildable coverage, from a natural nude glow to high-coverage perfection.

It is enriched with beauty-enhancing pigments. And the formula fuses with skin that glows for a perfect, natural complexion in real life and through the camera’s lens.

It has a waterproof formula that creates an invisible mesh on the skin and resists extreme conditions: workout sessions, water, extreme temperatures and humid environments, you name it.


37. COVER FX

COVER FX Natural Finish Foundation

Shades: 40 shades

Product: COVER FX Natural Finish Foundation – $42 / £36

Cover Fx’s Natural Finish Foundation is the perfect foundation for the hot summer days. It has 40 shades of red and golden undertones (on top of the usual cool, neutral, and warm) that really brings out your summer skin colour.

It is a water-based, oil-free foundation that delivers 12-hour coverage and a natural, second-skin finish along with powerful antioxidant protection. The formula is enriched with emollients for hydration and enriched with Vitamins C, E and F to moisturize your complexion and help protect against environmental stressors. This foundation is vegan and cruelty-free! 

It’s not just this foundation that has 40 shades to offer, they have three other foundations with 40 shades each. Impressive!

The COVER FX Total Cover Cream Foundation is an oil-free cream foundation and concealer in one that provides full coverage and powerful antioxidant protection! It comes in a handy mirrored compact case.

The COVER FX Power Play Foundation on the other hand, is a liquid foundation for combination, oily and normal skin types.  It’s a cult-favorite liquid foundation that provides all-day waterproof, sweat-proof, transfer-proof coverage, and a weightless matte finish and powerful pollution defense. The formula is made with an ultra-fine powder trio to blur the appearance of pores and a fermented algae extract to protect against free radicals. It’s oil-free and non-comedogenic too.

Lastly, the COVER FX Pressed Mineral Foundation to set off your makeup. It’s not always that you get to see a pressed powder foundation offered in shades just as much as its liquid variant. So this product pretty much makes the day!

All these foundations from Cover FX are vegan, cruelty-free and just pure clean (mineral-,oil-,talc-, fragrance-, gluten-, sulfate-, phthalate-, and fragrance-free!!!).

Other shade-range inclusive products: COVER FX Total Cover Cream Foundation – 40 shades ($42 / £35)

COVER FX Power Play Foundation – 40 shades ($44 / £38)

COVER FX Pressed Mineral Foundation – 40 shades ($38 / £32)


38. NARS

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

Shades: 40 shades

Product: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – $47 / £33.50

A sheer, buildable foundation with a natural-looking finish that immaculately evens skin tone. The NARS Complexion Brightening Formula leaves skin hydrated, softer, and smoother. This foundation is essential for creating a natural finish!

It’s infused with skinfood ingredients like Glycerin. Vitamin C, antioxidants, and Turmeric Extracts.

When used daily, the Sheer Glow Foundation improves your skin’s brightness and texture. It is available in a global shade range of 40 shades, for all skin tones. It is paraben, alcohol, oil and fragrance-free!

This foundation is also dermatologist-tested, ophthalmologist-tested, and non-comedogenic.


39. Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation

Shades: 40 shades

Product: Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation – $54 / £36

If you are after couture beauty, then you need to check out the Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation SPF20!

It is a full-coverage matte foundation that provides uninterrupted flawless wear. It is made with the finest pigments and ingredients that respect and care for the skin and provide the perfect natural matte finish so that your makeup never looks too matte, nor too shiny. It gives you a naturally flawless look! All Hours Foundation is oil-free, non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested.

They now offer a range of 40 shades, with a sizable range for medium-toned girls. It’s got SPF 20 sun protection and suitable for all skin types.

This foundation is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist-tested!


40. Tom Ford

Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation SPF 50

Shades: 40 shades

Product: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation SPF 50 – $150 / £112.00

Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation has one of the highest SPF counts I’ve ever come across in foundation. SPF 50 in a foundation is amazing!

However, it’s more like a full-coverage tinted chemical sunscreen than a full-on foundation. Nevertheless, its 40 shades won’t disappoint. It leaves zero white casts, in its places is just pure skin-like nude finishes. The SPF 50/PA++++  helps to protect from the harmful effects of sun damage.

This foundation has medium to full buildable coverage. It’s infused with hyaluronic acid, plenty of natural oils, and light-diffusing powders to create the perfect radiant surface that reflects soft light.

And just a bit of a reminder, Tom Ford has just  released another 40-shade range foundation! The new Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation is the most awaited pair to their beloved Traceless Foundation Stick. The product is a hydrating, longwear, medium-coverage matte foundation. It combines soft focus microsphere powders that blur-imperfections. It is humidity- and sweat resistant. It is also non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested. Suitable for all skin types!

Other shade-range inclusive product: Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation – 40 shades ($88 / £68) (just dropped June 26)


Final Thoughts

Whew, that was a long list, congrats on making it to the end of these 40 Makeup Brands With The Most Inclusive Foundation Ranges. While there are billions of people in our lovely home planet, makeup brands have come a long way to getting their shades ranges more inclusive. Many are still on the way, and of course, there’s always room for improvement, in terms of colour, tone, finish and longevity. However, judging from this list, I would say we live in a pretty awesome world where we have so much of everything at almost the snap of the fingers. A far cry from only a couple of generations ago! We have a lot to be grateful for and these makeup brands with all of their foundations prove this!

Let me know in the comment section below what your favourite foundation is and why! If I’ve missed out a foundation that you think belongs in this list please drop me a line!

Hollie xx



Anastasia Beverly Hills Bare Minerals Barry M Bobbi Brown Chantecaille Charlotte Tilbury Clarins ColourPop Cover FX Dermalogica Dior ELEMIS Estée Lauder Fenty Beauty First Aid Beauty Hourglass Huda Beauty Iconic London Jane Iredale Kat Von D L'Oreal lancome Laura Mercier MAC Makeup Revolution Maybelline Molton Brown Morphe Murad Nars Neutrogena NYX Origins Peter Thomas Roth Pixi Revlon Rimmel Sigma Beauty Smashbox Stila Tarte Cosmetics Too Faced Urban Decay YSL Zoeva


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