poshified

What's your liquid/BB/CC/powder foundation shades?: 2Y07 edition :)

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Despite the Color IQ, which has helped tremendously, I (and many others) still find it slightly difficult to really get a good color selection sometimes. The Color IQ probably doesn't take into account the fact that some of us are in between foundation shades nor the fact that foundations simply oxidize sometimes.

 

I thought I'd make a list of foundations and powders that I have used and sampled that have matched me fairly well. I'll continue to update this list alphabetically if you, BTers, who have the same skin tone as I do come up with more shades from other lines, because I can only try and use so many foundations (and some brands are just difficult to access.)

 

In MAC terms, I'm between NC25-NC30. NC27 if such a thing existed :smileyhappy:

 

(*L - Liquid, P - Powder, BB and CC- self-explanatory :smileyhappy:)

-Becca Ever Matte (L): Olive

-Becca Luminous Skin (L): Camel

-Benefit Some Kinda Gorgeous (P): Light

-Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even (L): 3.5 Warm Beige

-Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (L): 3.5 Warm Beige

-Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum (L): Mix 51 and 53

-Burberry Sheer Luminous (L): 05

-Burberry Velvet (L): 203

-Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (L): B30

-Chantecaille Future Skin (L): Cream

-Chantecaille Just Skin (L): Glow

-Diorskin Airflash (Aerosol): 021

-Diorskin Forever (L): 021

-Diorskin Nude (L): 021

-Dolce and Gabbana Perfect Finish Creamy: 100

-Estee Lauder Double Wear (L): 2W1 Sand

-Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (L): 2N1 Desert Beige

-Fairydrops Candy Bar (BB): Mix of Light Ochre and Ochre

-Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk (L): Mix of 4.5 and 5.5

-Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk (L): 5.75

-Giorgio Armanin Maestro (L): Mix of 4.5 and 6.5

-Guerlain Lingerie de  Peau (BB): Mix of Light and Medium

-Guerlain Lingerie de Peau (L): Mix of 02 and 03

-Guerlain Parure de Lumiere (L): Mix of 02 and 03

-Guerlain Pressed Meteorites (P): 02

-Hourglass Immaculate (L): Nude

-Jouer luminizing tint (L): golden

-Jouer moisture matte (L): nude

-Kat Von D Lock It (P): 52

-Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo (L): 52

-Koh Gen Do Aqua (L): Mix of OC-2 and BE-1

-Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation (L): 123

-Koh Gen Do Triple Lighting (P): OC-2

-Lancome Teint Idole 24H (L): 250W

-Laura Mercier Creme Smooth: Sunny Beige

-Laura Mercier Silk Creme (L): Medium Ivory

-Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (L): Nude

-Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless (L): 5

-Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge (L): 2

-LORAC Porefection (P): PF3

-Marc Jacobs Genius Gel (L): 32

-Marc Jacobs Perfection (P): 300

-Missha Perfect Cover (BB): Mix of 21 and 27

-MUFE Face and Body (L): 32

-MUFE HD (L): 140

-MUFE Mat + Velvet (L): 40

-NARS Sheer Glow (L): Punjab

-Revlon Colorstay Whipped: 320

-Revlon Photoready (L): Nude

-Peter Thomas Roth (CC): Light-Medium

-SK II Facial Treatment Cream: 420

-Smashbox Camera Ready (BB): Light

-Smashbox Camera Ready (CC): Light

-Stila One Step (L): Tone

-Tarte Amazonian Clay (L): Light-Medium Honey (Peach/Neutral undertone) or Light-Medium Sand (Yellow undertone)

-Tarte Maracuja Miracle (L): Light-Medium

-Urban Decay Naked (L): 3.0 for warmer tones; Mix 3.5 and 4.0 for neutral tones

-YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat (L): B40

-YSL Top Secrets BB Cream (L): Mix of Light and Medium

-YSL Youth Liberator Serum (L): Mix of BR40 and B30

 

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(***Updated 12/5/2013***)

wendyomgwar

Re: What's your liquid/BB/CC/powder foundation shades?: 2Y07 edition :)

I'm natural in the Hourglass Immaculate Foundation, same color for MAC probably NC 27 as you stated. I've been matched to the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua twice and both colors are off -.- I was matched to B 40 and BR 22 I usually mix them when I want to wear them I was going through my collection and I realized I barely have foundation lol. Probably because in part I'm lazy and I always think any sort of foundation looks super fake on me! I seriously have to try some Asian BB creams and see how I like them, I just wish I could get samples before I buy them, here's to wishful thinking lol.

poshified

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I hear you! When I first started getting into BB creams, I would buy the smaller travel tube either in sets or individually to see how they would work. Usually Imomoko and P&C provide BB cream samples if you request them (and they're definitely more generous with orders more than $50+, I've come to learn. Oh well.) I must say they color changing beads in the CC creams are quite amazing! :smileyhappy:

kimchikween

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Oh - and a lot of bloggers have some nice discount codes for p & c.  When I was first venturing out, I went to frmheadtotoe's "HUGE BB Cream Overview" for reference because she close to me in coloration and skin type.  I'm sure there are a bunch others who have done reviews.

poshified

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She's one of the few people I blame for getting me into BB creams! lol.

kimchikween

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Pretty & Cute has a 3pc sample that you can get for $3 and you get to pick your 3. A bunch of the brands have sample options.  Unfortunately, Missha does not offer any I can see.

 

I have used:

  • Lioele Beyond the Solution and it gives a more matte finish.  Mini 5ml avail for $4.98.
  • Skin79 Hot Pink Super Plus Bebelsh balm - more like your traditional BB cream (You can get a sample of 4 Skin79's BB creams for $17).  I actually bought this to find out which one I wanted.

 

 

poshified

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Missha sells sample packets on their Misshaus website. My friend gave me two of the Skin79 travel size set of four, but I think Skin 79 is more suited for cooler skin tones :smileyhappy:. Same with Lioele.

wendyomgwar

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Thank you so much!!! I haven't looked into P&C enough to have found these things! I'm going to use up some of my stuff but I can't wait to try these :smileyhappy: oh boy oh boy!

poshified

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I was just on the New Arrivals site last night and I see a new shipment of travel BB creams. I'm going to have to hide my credit cards today! haha

magrat22

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NC27 does exist :smileyhappy:

poshified

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In studio tech terms, right? haha :smileyhappy:

Spyski

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Great job on the shade matches! I've fallen under this number as well in a few foundations. I got to ask, what is your favorite out of all of these and why? :smileyvery-happy:

poshified

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Thank you! I'm such a foundation junkie (amongst eyeshadows but let's pretend it's just foundations at the moment :smileywink:), that I feel the need to try as many as I possibly can when new ones come out.

 

My all-time favorite foundation would have to be the YSL Teint Resist, which has been discontinued. These days, I use mostly Missha Perfect Cover and Fairydrops BB creams. The Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation is quickly becoming my new go-to foundation (if it weren't so expensive and I wasn't in between shades! lol)

kimchikween

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Did you see that they are coming out with the next gen version of the aqua foundation - launching 8/30?

poshified

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I heard! I wonder if it's new packaging (and that's why they went on Hautelook a while ago?) Also, YSL and Guerlain both have new foundations, as well as Lancome. Can't. Keep. Up.

Spyski

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Welcome :smileyhappy: I'm going to have to research the Missha bb cream once again. I forgot about that one! What is your skin type?

poshified

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Oily-combo... more on the side of oily! :smileyhappy:

viviene23

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How odd...I was matched to 2Y05 but we're right about the same shade. I have more olive undertones but my face is neutral for some reason. Marc Jacobs 32 light beige is my closest match. I use a different vitalumiere shade from you though...I'm using BR20 and its a match for me. Have you ever tried Jouer? One of my favorite tinted moisturizer brand...if you ever wanna try it, here's my shade match for reference:

Jouer luminizing tint - golden

Jouer moisture matte - nude

 

poshified

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Updated! Thank you, Viviene23! :smileyhappy:

kimchikween

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I got a sample of the matte tinted moisturizer in one of my beauty boxes.  I hemmed and hawed about getting it but I have so many foundation/tinted/BB creams that I waiting until I get to some empties.  The Nude shade looked like it might be too pinky?  I feel like I need a shade between Linen and Nude.

poshified

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I wish Jouer would expand their color range!

kimchikween

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How do you all apply your foundation?  Brush or sponge or fingers?  I've tried everything - fingers, dab with fingers and buff with brush, brush, sponge...

 

Danger..Danger...going to Nordies today...testing my will power...only going to try out some different foundations.

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