Friday, September 27, 2013

NW40 Color Matches!



It can be a real pain finding a matching foundation color, and I'm no stranger to hunting through department stores in search of that HG foundation.  My criteria:

* Must match my skintone, obviously
*Has a natural looking finish
*Long lasting
*Cruelty free. ***
I haven't found my perfect match yet, but here are some swatches of the process thus far.




Top row, from left to right: Revlon Nearly Naked in 240 Toast, Revlon Colorstay in 360 Golden Caramel, MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation in NW40, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation in Tan-Deep, NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Groenland. Bottom Row: Dior Hydra Life BB Creme (unknown color), Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream in W15, Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Medium, Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in 5.5 Warm Honey, Tarte Amazonian Clay pressed mineral powder in Honey.



From top to bottom: Revlon Nearly Naked in 240 Toast, Revlon Colorstay in 360 Golden Caramel, MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation in NW40, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation in Tan-Deep, NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Groenland.



Top to bottom: Dior Hydra Life BB Creme (unknown color), Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream in W15, Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Medium, Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in 5.5 Warm Honey, Tarte Amazonian Clay pressed mineral powder in Honey.

*** Several of these brands have changed their cruelty free status recently.  The only two on this list that remain cruelty free as of today are NARS and Tarte!  Thus, I won't be repurchasing any of the others.

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