Over the last two years, TikTok has become one of the most popular platforms for viral cat videos, thrifting haul videos, and product recommendations, thanks to users who don’t shy away from sharing their latest discoveries.
And, as a skincare and makeup-infatuated brown skin girl who loves trying out new products – especially when the price supports my frugality, I knew I had to share some of the latest product frenzies.
One category, in particular, that I’ve become obsessed with is viral dark skin-illuminating foundations, which tend to sell out faster than Beyoncé’s Coachella tickets. Keep reading to find out the latest TikTok dark skin-friendly foundation frenzies – all vetted by your favorite beauty buffs and critics.
RCMA Liquid Foundation, $36
Scroll through the profiles of A-list makeup artists like Sir John (Beyonce’s go-to makeup guru) or world-famous beauty vlogger Kandee Johnson, and you’ll see how incredible this product is!
According to Sir John, the product offers smooth full coverage and a seamless blurring effect. The undertones are just perfect.
The RCMA Liquid Foundation comes in 36 shades, making it a heaven-sent gem for all skin tones.
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, $48
Calling all makeup enthusiasts with dry skin – Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint is designed with you in mind.
In addition to the clean tinted serum with light, dewy coverage and mineral SPF 40, the formula contains active levels of hyaluronic acid for a powerful boost of hydration and niacinamide to enhance bare skin with every application.
Plus, it’s chemical screen-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and safe for sensitive skin.
Top Tip: To apply the skin tint, use your fingers to gently melt it into your skin for a smooth, flawless finish.
CoverGirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation, $10
If you’ve set up your FYP to serve you with trendy hair, makeup, and skin hacks, there’s a solid chance you’ve come across this product.
Particularly popular among skinimalism subscribers, the CoverGirl Skin Milk Foundation was an instant hit and has become a staple in almost every ‘Get Ready With Me’ on YouTube and TikTok.
As part of CoverGirl’s Clean Fresh collection, the foundation aims to offer sheer, full coverage with a light-as-air finish that’s perfect for those long workdays and night outs.
It’s also infused with hydrating coconut milk and aloe that gives you a youthful, dewy glow.
KVD Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Balm, $38
This skin-blurring balm hit viral, sold-out status in 2021 thanks to its dewy, non-cakey, full coverage application. It also comes in 40 featherweight, buildable shades in recyclable packages – no wonder TikTok’s clean beauty buffs are in love with this formula.
And does hyperpigmentation and acne deter you from applying foundation? You can start rejoicing because the KVD Good Apple Formula features ingredients that blur out every blemish, giving you a dark spots-free, luster finish.
The best part? The apple extract-infused formula offers about eight hours of a full day’s wear.
Basma Beauty The Foundation Stick, $40
Take a scroll through #makeuptok, and you’re bound to find Basma Beauty The Foundation Stick at the top of the ‘best foundations list.’
The hydrating foundation comes in 40 jaw-dropping shades and is perfect for all skin tones and types.
It also delivers silky-smooth, buildable coverage that feels super-weightless on the skin – think of it as an instant Insta filter IRL.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $36
All hail Goddess Rihanna! (No, but seriously). I don’t think there’s any Fenty foundation that has gotten a ‘meh’ review on TikTok, YouTube, or Instagram. No wonder the products keep selling out online and in Sephora stores worldwide.
The Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation consists of a soft, matte, and buildable formula that does an impeccable job at diffusing the appearance of pores and smoothing out your skin.
Oh, btw, thanks to the climate-adaptive technology, the formula is sweat-, humidity-and heat-resistant, so you can rock it on your 10k marathon or the beach without worrying about a makeup meltdown.
But that’s not all…
In classic Rihanna fashion, this foundation comes in 50 different shades – count ’em – a winner in the best dark-skin foundations on the market.
Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation, $44
Charlotte Tilbury products are irrefutably one of TikTok’s favorite beauty brands. So, it’s no surprise that their Beautiful Skin Foundation landed a spot on this list.
A must-have for quinceañera queens, busy bees, oily skin types, and anyone looking for lasting coverage, this formula reigns in the extended-wear category – offers up to 16hrs+ day’s wear.
TikTok creators have also praised it for its ultra-smooth formula that plumps and hydrates your skin, evens out tone, and leaves you with a natural-looking, dewy finish.
Lancôme Skin Feels Good Foundation, $36
If your experience with foundation can be summed up as ‘WITAH (what in the actual hell!)’, this Lancôme formula will help make amends.
Loaded with hyaluronic acid and Moringa seed, the foundation locks in moisture and delivers a lightweight application for a velvety-smooth, radiant, all-day glow.
Oh, and did we mention it also offers SPF 23 protection?