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17 Products You Need To Know About If You're A Person Of Colour Who Loves Makeup

Including concealers, foundations, contour kits, and nude lipsticks.

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Affordable concealer that actually has more than five shades can be hard to come by sometimes, which is why this concealer is so great, coming in numerous shades for olive to dark skin. To top it off, they do amazing correctors too.

2. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, £5.99.

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This doesn't come in such a wide variety of shades as some of the other concealers, only six, but the medium, deep and cafe shades available do a great job of concealing under-eye circles.

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This concealer comes in a good range of shades and provides great coverage. It also has a really light texture that can go for a long while without creasing.

4. Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, £19.34.

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This is a dense, pigmented concealer that comes in a variety of shades. Unfortunately there's no UK specific stockist but you can order it from Sephora, which do UK delivery.

5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, £22.50.

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Creamy and lightweight but still providing fantastic coverage, this concealer is great, although admittedly quite pricey.

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This is long-lasting with great coverage and best of all, it's under £10. While there aren't loads of shades available, amongst the 14 they have, they've done well to cover a range of skin tones.

7. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24Hr Foundation, £30.

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This foundation comes in 35 different shades, and includes a whole variety of undertones within that. It blends well into skin and has good enough coverage that you don't have to apply very much for it to go a long way.

8. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, £29.

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This was included in AnchalMUA's video on foundations for Indian / olive skin, but it does come in 40 different shades so also works well for darker skin tones.

9. NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, £30.

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As you can probably deduce from the name, it gives a lovely matte finish, but it still looks natural and has SPF30. Because of the finish it might not be for you if you tend to have dry skin.

10. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, £37.

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This foundation is great when it comes to choice of shades and gives a dewy, luminous finish, but that does mean if you have oily skin it might not be for you.

11. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, £31.

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This foundation comes in such a wide variety of shades, provides medium coverage, and will literally stay in place pretty much all day without feeling too heavy on your face.

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This contour kit comes in four different options, each with six shades in them so you can really see what works best for you when it comes to contouring.

13. Sleek MakeUp Face Contour Kit, £6.99.

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For a powder contour, Sleek is such a good choice. Their three options for this kit all provide pigmented shades. It's not super long-lasting and might require a touch up but it's damn good value for its price.

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14. YSL Lip & Cheek Duo in Kiss and Blush, £28.50.

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It looks really vibrant and not nude at all in the packaging, but a light application of it creates the perfect nude lip for medium / olive skin tones.

15. MAC lipstick in Taupe, £15.50.

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This matte finish lipstick looks so damn good and is a great nude option for olive / tan skin.

16. MAC lipstick in Touch, £15.50.

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This is lustre lipstick that has a sheen to it and isn't hugely pigmented, but it looks so damn good, especially on darker skin tones.

17. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Mink, £7.99.

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This lipstick is another amazing nude for deep skin tones, and it's just over half the cost of a MAC lipstick.