Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pale People Foundation Swatches

As a very pale (glow in the dark) person, I have a really hard time finding foundation matches.  FWIW, I tend to have better luck at the drugstore than with high end foundations.

In the last year, I did just break down and buy white mixers.  I picked up both MAC Face and Body's white mixer and Face Atilier's Zero Minus, so I can use them to lighten up pretty much any foundation I own.

That said, I decided to swatch all of my foundations in the hopes that it will be helpful to other pale people looking for color matches. Please note that these are very heavy swatches. Obviously, if you blend them out they will look different, especially with the asian BBs.  Also, some of the foundation have pretty pronounced SPF, which is why I swatched them both with flash and in direct sunlight.

Batch 1:

Inside, with flash:

Outside, direct sun:

Swatches L-R
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish in 00Alabaster
Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich in 0Porcelain
Maybelline Fit Me in 110
MAC ProLongwear in NC15
L'Oreal True Match in W1
L'Oreal True Match Lumi in W1-2
Revlon Nearly Naked in 110 Ivory
Revlon ColorStay for Normal/Dry Skin in 110 Ivory
MAC Face and Body in N1
Boots No. 7 Lift & Luminate in Calico

Batch 2:

Inside, with flash:

Outside, direct sun:

Swatches L-R
L'Oreal Infallible in 602 Soft Ivory
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte in 101 classic Ivory
Holika Holika Peach Girl #01 BB Cream
Holika Holika Moisture Petit #02 BB
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover in 11 Very Light
CoverGirl Clean Whipped Creme in 305 Ivory
Wet n' Wild Coverall in 816 Fair/Light
CoverGirl 3in1 in 805 Ivory
NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Light 1 Finland
L'Oreal True Match in W1
Physicians Formula Argan Wear BB Cream in Light
Neutrogina Healthy Skin in 10 Classic Ivory

Hope that helps!!