A couple of folks have pinged yours truly on Facebook and some have posted questions on the blog- What foundation shades do I use? Since I don’t really put up any pictures, I never thought it would matter to you ladies. I obviously thought wrong! Apologies.
Now that you folks have asked, I do see the point of it. Foundation purchases can be worse than buying real estate. You are never quite sure, and things can go wrong even after we’ve bought them. They sometimes oxidize, some exacerbate dry patches, some get super shiny in a couple of hours and others just don’t last. Color matching is a whole another story and every suggestion, reference and review matters. Sales assistants at the counters cannot always be relied upon either. So henceforth I shall mention the shade names/ numbers of all the foundations/ powders and concealers I feature on the blog.
For starters, here are a few that I have used recently.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream– 02 (Decent match)
MAC Face and Body Foundation C3 (Excellent match)
MAC Matchmaster 4.0 (Darker/ more yellow- best after a good tan, beach vacation or marathon)
Chanel Vitalumiere 30 Cendre (Good match. I’m not sure this is available anymore though)
Chanel Perfection Lumiere 40 Beige (The counter was badly stocked :-(, hence could not try 30)
NARS Sheer Glow Stromboli (A tad too yellow perhaps, might go for a different shade next time)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealor Medium 2 Ginger
I used Revlon ColorStay for the longest time. Excellent foundation, but sadly I don’t remember the shade. Will update this page as we go along.
Till next time.