My Colour Matches

These are my foundation matches (colour matched by myself or by an associate at a cosmetics store). Some are very light while others have the wrong undertones, but these are shades that are similar enough that they match my face/jaw when I’m in a store under the fluorescent lighting.

I usually match neutral or yellow undertones and most descriptions that I match have the words ‘nude’ or ‘beige.’

The foundations and concealers are alphabetized by brand:

A

  • Almay Clear Complexion Make Myself Clear Foundation
    • 400 Neutral (received free from Topbox, so another shade probably matches better – it matches when I do a quick swatch and blend, but when I do a full face, it looks a bit orange)

B

  • Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($37 CAD)
    • Vanilla 02 (for light skin with neutral tones)
  • Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer
    • Warm Ivory 3
  • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
    • Ivory 0.75 (too light, could probably go to Warm Ivory 1 or Sand 2)
  • Burberry Fresh Glow Fluid Foundation OR Burberry Cashmere Foundation Fluid
    • Porcelain No. 11 or Ochre Nude No. 12
  • Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Foundation
    • 1025 Natural Beige (a bit light)

C

  • Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation
    • No. 22

D

  • Dior Airflash Spray Foundation
    • 200 Light Beige
  • Dior BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation
    • 2 N (a bit orange on me)
  • Dior Forever Nude Skin Glow
    • 2 N (not quite right, a bit orange like the Backstage one)
  • Diorskin Star Studio Makeup Spectacular Brightening Weightless Perfection Long Wear Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Foundation
    • 020 Light Beige

E


F


G

  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
    • 5 (not the right undertone)

H

  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
    • Ivory (light medium, cool undertone)

I

  • Inglot x Jennifer Lopez Boogie Down Bronzing Powder
    • J217 Safari

J


K

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
    • Sombre (great shade for contouring for me)

L

  • Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation
    • 025 Beige Naturel
  • Lancôme Skin Feels Good Skin Nourishing Foundation
    • 01N Nude Vanilla (could probably mix with a darker shade to match better)
  • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick
    • 260 Bisque N
  • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation
    • 260 Bisque N
  • Lancome Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation
    • 02 Lys Rose
  • Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance SPF 50
    • No. 23 Sand (a bit light, but No. 33 would be too dark)
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen
    • 2W2 Nude

M

  • MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
    • NC20 (a bit light)
  • MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation
    • NC20 (a bit light)
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
    • 120 = Y245 Soft Sand (a bit yellow)
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer
    • 21 Cinnamon (for under eyes)
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer
    • Light
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
    • 010 Light
  • Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder
    • 15 Light
  • Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Stick Foundation
    • 130 Buff Beige (closest shade that would match, others are too light or dark)
  • Maybelline Hydrate + Smooth Fit Me Foundation
    • 130 Buff Beige (undertones are a bit too pink/orange for my skintone- the fit me stick is a better match in 130 Buff Beige)
  • Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector
    • I use Light/Medium (30). The coverage is pretty good, but I don’t love the smell.
  • Milani Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer
    • 01 Creamy Vanilla (too yellow)

N

  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
    • Groenland – Light 3
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
    • Custard (yellow tone for light to medium complexion)
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
    • maybe Fiji
  • NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer
    • Custard (yellow tone for light to medium complexion – I use this for spot concealing not under the eyes)

O


P


Q


R

  • Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector SPF 30
    • 020 Light/Medium (can look a bit orange). I think it was either discontinued or revamped with a new formula, I haven’t seen it in any stores lately.
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
    • 030 Classic Beige (under eyes)

S

  • Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Foundation Face Powder
    • 25 Beige
  • Shiseido Sheer + Perfect Foundation
    • I20 Natural Light Ivory
  • Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation
    • Golden 3
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35
    • Light
  • Stellar Limitless Foundation
    • S03 (fair with light peach undertones)

T

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation
    • Light-Neutral (a bit dark during winter months)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer
    • Light-Medium
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation
    • Fair-Light Neutral (fair to light skin with yellow and pink undertones)
  • The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream- Colour Adapting Tinted Cream
    • 01 (Lighter Skin Tones)
  • The Ordinary Serum Foundation
    • 2.0 N (Light Medium Neutral)

U

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
    • Light Warm

V


W

  • Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation
    • Buff Bisque (matches when I do a quick swatch and blend, but when I do a full face, it looks too orange). I could probably go down a shade or two.

X


Y

  • Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiance Awakening Foundation
    • BD25 Warm Beige

Z


Love,

jen

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