Hey all! So today I'm bringing you my foundation collection including swatches. First, just a little background on my skin. I am approximately an NC/NW10 with dry to combo skin. I tend to get moderately oily on my forehead throughout the day but nothing crazy. Dry patches around my nose/upper lip and occasionally around my jawline. I am very pale with slight yellow undertones. My foundation journey has been a struggle to say the least. I find that the palest shades in almost all foundations are either too orange or too pink on my skin. Out of this batch, the fourth swatch, Fit Me Matte+Poreless in 110 Porcelain is the best match that I have. It is every so slightly too pink, like so slight, but I make it work.
The last two foundations here are not really "pale skin" foundation but I did include them because I was tan for a brief while and it gives you something to kind of gauge the light foundations against. These swatches are kind of thick, so in the images you can see that they are mostly dried with some wet spots so keep that in mind it might change the color somewhat. The oxidation is also apparent.
These swatches are also helpful if you're looking into the Fit Me line by Maybelline. Its so important to keep in mind that all of their formulas are different, even if it says the same shade. For example, the fourth and fifth swatches are both 110 but you can see the dewy+smooth foundation is really a full shade darker. Also, both six and seven are both 120 but the stick foundation is much much more pink undertoned. I know this logic applies to a lot of foundation brands with different formulations so make sure to test things out first when you can or keep your receipts so you can return what doesn't work for you.
The next post will be a haul of all my asian foundations and bb creams that I've purchased recently and some impressions. I'm so excited to get my shipment so stay tuned for that!
Foundations from left to right.
- NYX HD Concealer in 01
- Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation in Ivory
- Wet N Wild BB Cream in Light
- Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless in 110 Porcelain
- Maybelline Fit Me Dewy+Smooth in 110 Porcelain
- Maybelline Fit Me Stick in 120 Classic Ivory
- Maybelline Fit Me Dewy+Smooth in 120 Classic Ivory
- Rimmel Lasting Finish in 200 Soft Beige
- Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless in 228 Soft Tan
In natural lighting, late day.
In front of ring light.