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Foundation Matrix for NC 42

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Buying foundation online can be a daunting task, especially when it's a high-end foundation. I have put together a shade suggestion list which you can refer if you are looking to place an online order.

Skin Type: Combination-Oily [Requires blotting in 4 hours]
Skin Concerns: Pigmentation around the mouth area
Skin Undertone: Yellow-Golden
What do I look in a Foundation: Matte, long-wearing, humidity-proof (Coastal-area problems)

 Notes


  • All foundations contain 30 ml product unless mentioned.
  • Products marked in YELLOW are what I have tried out either as sample or in-store. I do not own these, with an exception of MUFE Ultra HD which is still with my relatives in Canada.
  • Brands that are not available in India, I have purchased from Sephora US or Nordstrom US.

FOUNDATION
SHADE
FINISH
COST
COMMENTS
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
NC42
Matte
INR 2290
Good oil control, Medium-Full coverage, Nice colour match, Cakey, Needs an applicator to apply
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
NC43.5
Flat-Matte
INR 2290
Very orange, Full-coverage, Sits funny on my skin, Long-wearing, Extremely plasticky smell, Oxidises
MAC Face and Body
C5
Dewy
INR
Nice colour, Very dewy, Tacky on touch, Transferable on clothes
Estee Lauder Double Wear
4N2 Spiced Sand
Matte
INR 2790
Long-wearing, Sweat-proof, Good colour, Heavy coverage
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light
4.5
Matte
INR 3000
A shade dark, Long-wearing, Light on skin
Inglot YSM
52
Demi-Matte
INR 1100
Spot on colour match
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless
Syracuse
Demi-Matte
$ 48
Accentuates dry patches, Long-wearing, Good colour match, Sits funny on textured skin (around the mouth)
Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless
322 Golden Honey
Demi-Matte
INR 475
A tad ashy around the mouth, Long-wearing, Skin like finish
Chanel VitaLumiere Aqua
B50
Dewy
$ 47
Becomes ashy as the day progresses, Pink undertone which makes the color look off
L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte (US)
108 Caramel Beige
Demi-Matte
$13
Long-Wearing, Skin like finish
L'oreal True Match
W5
Demi Matte
 INR 1025
Minute shine (glitter), Ghostly white cast
L'oreal Infallible (India)
322
Matte
INR 1126
Leaning towards pink undertone, Dulls the face
MUFE Ultra HD
153 (Y405)
Satin
CAD 50
Spot on color match. Makes me oily within 2 hours!
MUFE Mat Velvet +
65
Matte
$39
A tad darker
Dior Forever Perfect
Honey Beige 040
Demi-Matte
$50
Ashy around the mouth area
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow
Hazelnut
Dewy
 $36
A tad bit dark
WISHLIST
FOUNDATION
PROBABLE SHADES             
COST
Becca Ever-Matte Shine-Proof
Bamboo
$42
Too Faced Born This Way
Sand [Too neutral]
$39
NARS Sheer Glow
Syracuse
$45
UD Naked Skin
6/7
$40
L'oreal Infallible Pro Glow
209 Caramel Beige [One shade dark]
$13

Swatches

                                      

Different Lighting: From L-R, L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte, Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless, Inglot YSM, MAC Studio Fix, MAC Face&Body, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Chanel VitaLuniere Aqua, NARS All Day Luminous Weightless, Estee Lauder Double Wear Light

Note: My arms are way lighter than my face, so the foundations may appear way dark on my arm.

1 comment:

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