I originally had a foundation post I linked as my ‘Foundation Reference’ page. I have some other foundation swatches now and thought I would group these all together for a bigger, better foundation reference page.
These all work on me and I’m around a NC 25-27 and NC 30 in summer. I’m medium with warm undertones. I’ve started to realize I need more than yellow or golden undertones. I need more depth, I almost have a bit of olive undertones so any slight neutral based or peachy based foundation works better than straight yellow or gold.
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Omorovicza Complexion Enhancer Very light coverage tinted moisturizer, not as dark applied as it looks in pump, reviewed here, one of my staples I reach for this all the time.
Urban Decay Naked One & Done Medium Light to medium coverage, not greasy for an all in one, satin finish, reviewed here.
Surratt Surreal Real Skin Foundation #5 Like skin, medium to full coverage, satin to semi matte finish, reviewed here, if this was in a pump it would be a favorite. Bit too light for summer, using #9 now which has better peachy undertones.
Zelens Youth Glow Beige Light to medium coverage, dewy finish, reviewed here, one of my favorites formula wise, wish it had a touch warmer undertone.
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder #6 Light coverage, dewy finish, a touch too olive but is my best fit, reviewed formula here. If this had a better shade fit would be a favorite.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation #6 Medium to full coverage, semi matte finish, review here.
Armani Maestro Foundation 5.5 Medium to full coverage, matte finish, thin texture I love, one of my favorites because it’s so buildable, and I can mix it with Fluid Sheers for a dewier less heavy finish.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 5.5 Medium coverage, dewy to stain finish, a touch too golden but my best shade fit, can be too greasy in summer or in Houston in general.
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Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB Medium A great non greasy BB cream, I prefer the Complexion Enhancer, has surprisingly medium coverage, dewy finish, reviewed here.
Omorovicza Complexion Enhancer See above
Zelens Youth Glow Beige See above
Eve Lom Tinted Moisturizer #7 Beige A more pigmented than usual tinted moisturizer, light to medium coverage, dewy finish, reviewed here.
By Terry Teint Delectation #4 Golden Praline Discontinued, light to medium coverage, dewy finish, moisturizing.
Armani Maestro #5.5 See above
By Terry Or de Rose Teint Supreme #1 Romantic Blonde Discontinued, medium coverage, a sheer matte finish(most are heavy or full coverage matte finishes) which is what I like about this the most. Runs dark so #1 oddly is my best fit.
Cle de Peau Beaute Silky Cream Foundation O20 Medium to full coverage, satin finish, discontinued.
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation #123 Light to medium coverage, dewy finish, a touch light for my skintone.
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder #4 See #6 above, shade 4 has the right undertones for me, light medium but ultimately too light for me, this would be great in a shade darker same undertone which doesn’t exist.
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder #5 See #6 above, shade 5 is a touch too creamy peach for me, it works well mixed with #6 to make #6 less olive.
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Urban Decay Naked One & Done Medium, See above
Surratt Surreal Real Skin Foundation #5, See post here
Surratt Surreal Real Skin Foundation #8, See above
Surratt Surreal Real Skin Foundation#9, See above
Armani Luminous Silk #5.5, See above