In this post, I swatched 15 different foundations for you; I seem to have accumulated some more (mostly samples), so I have more swatches for you.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau in 31 Ambre Pale & 02 Beige Clair: As I noted in my prior foundation swatch post, I love the finish of this one and have a bottle of 02, but it’s too pinky-peachy for me (my full review is here). The 01, 02, 03 series have beige undertones, and I need a foundation with yellow undertones. I got a sample from Sephora of 31, but it’s far too light for me. I think 32 would be a good match (the 30s all have yellow undertones), but unfortunately it’s an Asia-exclusive.
MAC Studio Sculpt in NW20 and NC20: I asked for samples of both of these at the MAC store when I was looking for a good full coverage, moisturizing foundation. I was matched to NW20, but suspected that NC20 would be a better match, and I was correct. I have yellowish undertones, but surface redness, which sometimes confuses people who are trying to match me to foundation. It’s very nice foundation; once I finish my sample I may buy a full size.
Wet n Wild Cover All Cream Foundation in 616 Fair/Light & 617 Light: I was suprised that I liked this foundation as much as I did – it’s a real bargain at $4, and feels like a more expensive foundation! Definitely worth a try if you’re looking for something inexpensive and full coverage. Full review here!
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Beige Ivory: I also picked up this sample when I was looking for a full coverage moisturizing foundation (my skin was pretty unhappy for a while earlier this winter!). I like it a lot; good match, nice texture.
Holika Holika Peach Girl BB Cream in 02: I like this a lot, but it’s not as good of a match for me or as natural looking as Missha’s Perfect BB Cream, so I’ve been neglecting it lately in favor of the Missha. Full review here; and if you want to purchase, I recommend the ebay seller rubyruby76.
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in 21 & 23: I adore these; I’ve been wearing them (mixed together) almost every single day since I got them. I have the small travel sized tubes, but I’ll be purchasing the full size ones for sure! In fact, I think I might go buy them right now to allow for shipping time from Korea – I don’t want to run out! Full review here; and I recommend the same ebay seller.
Note: Both the Holika Holika and Missha BB Creams go on the skin with a greyish cast, and then in a few minutes warm up to better match my skintone. I left the swatches on my arm for a few minutes to better let them warm up to my skintone, but I don’t think that they fully changed color since they were not fully blended in.
I still have a couple foundation samples I didn’t manage to swatch, so I’m sure there will eventually be a third installment of this series!
*All products featured in this post were either purchased by me or given to me as free samples from Sephora or MAC. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.