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The Best Foundation For Asian Skin

By Finlay Ferdinand and Rebecca Jenkinson - 3 years ago | Updated
Top foundations for asian skin

Finding the right foundation and concealer shade is never easy and those with a darker complexion know the struggle all too well.

There are a vast range of shades within the Asian community, something that beauty brands previously didn’t take into consideration. The result was often an unnatural orange finish or an ashy complexion. Luckily, things are thankfully changing (and about time to) and brands are finally starting to get it right by catering to all skin tones.

That's why we’re happy to be sharing a diverse selection of foundations for Asian skin that will make you look and feel phenomenal, no matter the occasion.

bareMinerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation - 25-Cinnamon

bareMinerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation

£21.75 £29.00 (25% off)

Struggle with oily skin? Don’t worry. This mattifying compact powder foundation is a great option for medium to full coverage makeup looks. Brush over your complexion to control shine and blur any imperfections. It offers a long-wearing solution that is great whether it’s in the office or on the dancefloor. And with 20 shades, it’s never been easier to find the perfect colour match.

Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer - Golden 10

Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer

£30.42

If you're looking to invest in a high quality foundation, then we 100% recommend the Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer. This is a great option for those that are constantly on-the-go, travelling or lazy with their makeup routine, as it serves up both a foundation and concealer. Conveniently hidden inside the lid is a creamy concealer that effortlessly covers dark under-eye circles. Expect lightweight, HD, buildable coverage and an oil-free, matte finish from both formulas.

Bobbi Brown Skin Long Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 - Warm Sand

Bobbi Brown Skin Long Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15

£29.60 £37.50 (22% off)

Makeup favourite Bobbi Brown offers a range of complementary shades for brown complexions, like this incredible full coverage, mattifying, 16-hour foundation. Skin Long Wear Weightless Foundation is waterproof, sweat-proof and contains nourishing, skin-loving ingredients for weightless and comfortable wear. You'll be left looking picture-perfect – this complexion saviour is an absolute must-have.

bareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Foundation SPF 20 - Warm Tan 22

bareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Foundation SPF 20

£24.80 £31.00 (20% off)

A feel-good option to add to your makeup bag is this bareMinerals must-have. It feels weightless on the skin, while still providing 24hour coverage. It’s also free from chemical nasties and is dermatologically tested, so is perfect for sensitive, acne prone skin types.

Inika Certified Organic Liquid Foundation - Tan

Inika Certified Organic Liquid Foundation

£23.44 £33.00 (29% off)

Inika Certified Organic Liquid Foundation has earned a place on our list of the best foundations for Asian skin through its lightweight, liquid consistency that blurs and hydrates skin. The super blendable formula is infused with hyaluronic acid for a seamless finish that’s buildable yet breathable, and the result is a dreamlike, luminous complexion. Oh, not to mention it's certified organic, vegan, cruelty-free and halal.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation - 3.0R-Medium Dark

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

£6.62 £6.95 (5% off)

Shop the iconic Ordinary Coverage Foundation at Cosmetify. This liquid foundation has over 20 shades to choose from, all of which offer different undertones to choose from, so you can truly find your perfect match. Once you’ve found your shade apply with your favourite foundation brush to achieve a natural matte finish. The lightweight formula feels comfortable on your skin, while still covering blemishes and imperfections.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation - 3.1Y-Dark

The Ordinary Serum Foundation

£6.25 £6.50 (4% off)

Another entry from The Ordinary. This cult-favourite foundation is a hit with beauty bloggers and editors not only because it has a wide array of shades in multiple undertones, but it also has a purse-friendly price tag. It’s super affordable foundation option for all skin tones, and the serum texture provides a natural-looking, fresh and luminous finish.

L.A. Girl Pro.Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Liquid Foundation - Warm Beige

L.A. Girl Pro.Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Liquid Foundation

£9.12

This all-time fave from L.A Girl gives an incredible smudge-proof coverage that lasts from A.M to P.M. The water-based foundation is ideal for creating camera-ready makeup looks as it seamlessly applies to skin, blurring imperfections along the way. The best part? It's totally affordable and arrives in plenty of true-tone shades.

SOSU by SJ Dripping Gold CC Me In Foundation SPF 45 - 9-Warm

SOSU by SJ Dripping Gold CC Me In Foundation SPF 45

£20.79 £21.95 (6% off)

Jam packed with nourishing ingredients, this formula feels weightless on your skin while also providing a sun-kissed glow. Although it's technically a CC cream, it provides a natural medium coverage of a foundation, giving it a well-deserved spot in your makeup bag.

Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Balm

Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Balm

£39.12

To say we’re impressed with the Kevyn Aucoin shade range would be an understatement. They have a huge variety to choose from that vary from fair to deep, all with a lightweight, matte finish. This is a great choice for oily skin types who want a refreshing foundation option. Oh, and it’s filled with hydrating oils and vitamins that truly nourish the skin!

Milani Conceal & Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation & Concealer - Golden Tan

Milani Conceal & Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation & Concealer

£13.96 £14.50 (4% off)

With more focus on diversity, it’s great to see more brands widening their shade range. Thankfully, another brand that stocks a vast range is Milani. Their Conceal & Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation & Concealer has built cult status as it stays put all day - beating heat, humidity and smudging. The intelligent combination of ingredients provides a buildable semi-matte finish.

Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation

Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation

£37.95 £55.57 (32% off)

Fed up of your foundation fading, creasing and melting throughout the day? Jane Iredale has you covered with this ingenious formula. Featuring foundation beads and spheres, this state-of-the-art formula allows actives to time release into the skin. It lessens the effects of humidity and oils for a long-lasting airbrushed finish, so you can rest assured your foundation is going to look glam from desk to dance floor.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick - Honey

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

£29.25 £35.50 (18% off)

This one is perfect for the beauty lovers who want a quick and easy-to-use foundation option. Simply swipe the stick over the specific areas you want to cover and buff into the skin with your favourite foundation brush or beauty sponge.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation - 14

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

£29.12

In order to achieve a flawless finish, get your mitts on the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation. This is a super popular choice in the beauty world, thanks to the wide shade range, as well as the hydrating and nourishing formula. Simply buff, blend and bounce over the skin to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, blemishes and uneven skin tone.

Inglot Cosmetics HD Perfect Cover Up Foundation - 77

Inglot Cosmetics HD Perfect Cover Up Foundation

£25.00 £28.00 (11% off)

Get party ready with this full coverage, long-wearing foundation, which comes in a range of versatile shades. It’s the perfect formula to keep excess oil and shine at bay all night long. It also blurs any imperfections and ensures you look flawless no matter how many hours you spend on the dancefloor.

Dr Hauschka Foundation

Dr Hauschka Foundation

£19.48 £30.00 (36% off)

Last but not least, is this beautiful product from Dr Hauschka. Again, this nourishing foundation has a semi-matte finish that seamlessly blurs pores, uneven texture and blemishes. It also comes in nine skin tones to balance every complexion.

This beautiful range of foundations is the answer to all your makeup prayers. You now have plenty of incredible options to help you slay every day or at any special occasion.

If you're looking for more answers and inspiration, why not check out our articles on the best foundation for dry skin, the best foundation for pale skin and the best foundation for dark skin tones?

Rebecca is a content writer with over three years’ experience and a keen interest in cosmetics. Cosmetify allows her to combine her blogging skills with her passion for beauty.

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