I know it can be very helpful to see side-by-side comparisons of a foundation that you know matches, and a foundation you’d like to try, so today I have swatches of all the foundations I have, including foundation samples.
The first six foundations I swatched were:
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 115 & 120: 120 is a good match most of the year, but during the depths of winter I mix both shades together to get an appropriate match.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau in 02 Beige Clair & 03 Beige Natural: – I love the finish of this one, and have a bottle of 02, but have recently decided it’s a little too pinky-peachy for me. My full review is here. (I have a sample of 03 because it seemed close enough in the store that I wanted to try both 02 and 03 at home; I guess Sephora store lighting really is that bad.)
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Bisque: This looks very dark and olive in the swatch, but is actually a great match when I’m at my darkest in summer (I do wear sunscreen, I promise!).
Becca Luminous Skin Colour in Camel: I just got a sample of this yesterday, but it seems like a good match, and I’m excited to try it!
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat in Beige 30: I also just picked up this sample – review coming soonish!
Illamasqua Skin Base in 6.5: This is a nice foundation, but I think this might have broken me out, so I’m a bit scared of trying it again. I’ve heard many good things about it though! 6 might be a better match for me.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Sand Beige: I bought this because I’ve heard it’s such a great drugstore foundation, but I’ve never really given it a chance – I really should!
Armani Luminous Silk in 7: I got a small mini tube of this as part of a GWP, and unfortunately it is too dark for me to use – really a pity, because I’ve heard great things about this foundation!
MAC Face & Body C3 & N3: I’ve also heard great things about Face & Body, so I went to MAC to get a sample. I was matched as needing to mix C3 & N3, so I came home with samples of both. The foundation is nice, but a bit too sheer for my tastes – I prefer something with a little more coverage, since it’s easier to sheer out a foundation with moisturizer than to build it up.
I hope this post was helpful for those of you with skintones similar to mine! I’m thinking about swatching all of my concealers too; let me know if you’d be interested in that!