What kind of dark active ingredients do you have? Basically, are they water or oil soluble?
Montanovs might not be the best choice because they are lamellar network forming emulsifiers. Try one which results in very small uniform droplets (of the coloured phase within an uncoloured continuous outer phase). These emulsions tend to be whiter. As an example, should you have a coloured water phase, switching to a w/o emulsion.
Play with pigments (ZnO, TiO2, boron nitride, aluminium oxide aka synthetic sapphire etc.) which are dispersed in the outer phase (might require surface modified ones) and/or try nano powders or the like to reduce whitening after application.
Adsorb the actives onto a powder (this might even help to get a water soluble one into the oil phase and vice versa, just make sure it goes into the inner phase and also make sure that you have an inner phase).
Pearlisers might help as well (IIRC especially together with pigments).
Bleach/refine/charcoal-strip the extracts of switch to purified constituents.