The Foundation Files

From time to time, I'm asked about the shades of foundation and concealers I use so I thought it'd make sense to create a page to keep you all up to date with the shades that I'm matched to. Getting the right shade can be tough for ladies with darker skin tones, given the number of skintones far outnumber the shades available to us, and indeed getting it right was one of the original reasons for setting up this blog in the first place!

I always use MAC NC37 - NC40 as my reference point, however the complete list of foundation equivalents is:

FOUNDATIONS

MAC Studiofix Fluid - NC37
MAC Studiosculpt - NC37
MAC Studiofix Fluid - NC40
MAC Studiosculpt - NC40
NARS Sheer Glow - Barcelona
NARS Sheer Matte - Barcelona
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser - St. Moritz
Bobbi Brown Natural Finish - 4.25 Natural Tan
Make Up Forever HD - #153
Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + -55 'Natural Beige'
Yves St Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat - BD50
RMK Creamy Foundation - 103
Bourjois Paris Happy Light -No 54 Beige
Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix Serum Foundation - No 55 Dark Beige
Barry M Flawless Matte Finish Oil Free - Sand 4
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Make Up - 6.0
Illamasqua Skin Base - 10
Illamasqua Skin Base - 12
Revlon Colourstay Makeup - Natural Tan
Revlon Photoready Makeup - Golden Beige
Rimmel Lasting Finish - 303 True Nude
L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Anti-Fatique CC Cream
EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation - F300
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation - Tan

POWDERS

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Plus
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
NARS Powder Foundation - Barcelona
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder - Classic Beige
Make Up Forever HD Powder
Rimmel Stay Matte - 006 Warm Beige
BEN NYE Banana Luxury Powder (For Highlighting)

CONCEALERS

MAC Select Cover Up - NC35 (For Highlighting)
MAC Studiofinish - NW35 (For Pigmentation Cover Up)
Illamasqua Concealer - CC130 (For Highlighting)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Custard
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Ginger
Make Up Forever Full Cover Camouflage Cream - #8 Beige
Collection Lasting Perfection - Dark
Sleek Corrector & Concealer Palette - 03

Each new product I try that matches up to my skintone will be added as and when I find them. If you have any questions or requests just drop me a comment or email! :)