Its not unusual for a brand to launch a new foundation with only a few shades most only offer around eight options - but what if you dont fit within the narrow spectrum of colour to choose from? Thankfully for those of us with ultra pale or dark complexions, some of the biggest names in beauty are at last offering up products to suit every skin colour. Here ELLE reveals the brands that do offer foundations from alabaster through to black (and every shade in between)More
All Cosmetics a la Carte’s foundations come in 12 shades that span the gap from ivory to ‘expresso’. But, if you can’t find your perfect match, no problem - you can order a bespoke foundation designed to match your skin flawlessly. Book in with a member of the team and they will look at your skin’s texture and colour. You choose the finish you prefer (matte, dewy or sheer) and they do the hard work, blending the colours for you. You can then reorder your ‘my mix’ foundation in store or online.
Custom à la Carte Foundation £47
Despite it costing the brand more than it actually makes in sales, Becca Cosmetics founder Rebecca Morrice Williams insists on having a whopping 30 shades of Stick Foundaton, £35, and 33 shades of Compact Concealer, £30, available to her customers. The shades are so diverse we defy anyone not to find their perfect shade. With SPF 30, the Stick Foundation is a great multi-purpose product that works as a foundation to even out skintone and a concealer for any small blemishes. While the Compact Concealer contains two consistencies, extra and medium cover, for camouflaging most skin problems from dark circles to scars.BECCA Boutique, 91A Pelham Road, London Enq: 020 7225 2501