Topshop Is Adding Darker Skin Tones Its Foundation Range

Finally, Topshop has incorporated more skin tones into its beauty range, which is fronted by Victoria's Secret model Leomie Anderson.

Topshop’s beauty range is home to some of our favourite lipstick shades, highlighters and nail varnishes of all time. Period.

You simply can’t argue with the brand’s affordable prices but high-end, quality products. Seriously, we’ve tried and tested basically everything and we can’t get enough.

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While Topshop undoubtedly delivers one of our favourite high street beauty ranges, it definitely had some catching up to do on the foundation shade front.

High street beauty brands have a bit of a reputation when it comes to catering to all skin tones, and Topshop’s original foundation was only released in four shades.

Thankfully, the new Aircushion Skin Perfector has landed and with it, a colourful new shade range.

The new foundation has 6 shades to its name, which isn’t a monumental addition, but it is definitely moving Topshop’s makeup in the right direction.

The British label has recruited Victoria’s Secret model Leomie Anderson as an ambassador to the range, who has previously spoken out about the lack of makeup for black skin.

“Why is it that the black makeup artists are busy with blonde, white girls and slaying their makeup, and I have to supply my own foundation?” Anderson tweeted.

This season- thankfully- she’s become one of six faces for Topshop’s latest Air Cushion Skin Perfector 6.0 foundation collection. “I love the formulation of Air Cushion,” says Anderson. “The colour range is really good and it’s got great touch-up, on-the-go vibes.”.

Whilst there is still a way to go in the beauty industry before we reach full equality- and we can’t believe we’re still having to say that in 2016- this year has seen some positive steps forward.

Brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills and L’Oreal Paris have lead the way, with the former releasing its first ever foundation in 24 shades and L’Oreal updating its True Match range to now cater to 23 shades.

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We’re SO pleased to see Topshop among the brands working to combat inequality in the cosmetics industry. Makeup should be for everyone, after all.

By Catherine Delves