01 May 2016

What Shade Are You?

I was inspired to do this post from Lily Pebbles — she had posted a while ago a list of all the shades she was in each base product within her collection. I find these types of posts are really helpful because I am always constantly looking up shades online and especially if I know I am similar shade to someone else, this can help a lot to know which shade to get in a particular product. I know for me, Hello October (Suzie) is very similar shading to me, so I always go to her for reference. Sometimes you may be curious what shade someone is, this too can be useful for that.

Throughout summer and winter my skin shade changes and I am usually in between shades. I know I am due for an update with a few brands in terms of colour matching — especially at MAC. The last time I was coloured match was in my teens, and I was a lot more tanned back then due to being the biggest beach bum during those days. I am a lot more paler and I have always went with the shade NC30 I was match to then, but I know that shade doesn't always work for me especially during winter. Therefore I just assume I would be a few shades lighter — NC20-25, which has worked fine as of late. But, I do want to make sure so a colour match is due soon.

My collection has changed rapidly throughout the years, I have tried and owned many different base products. Since these last few years I have detoxed and narrowed down which products I use regularly on rotation and which product I don't (which I had gifted or binned). The listing below are products currently within my collection or products I have used before. I have quite a few bases I have on my wish list once I have finished the current bases within my collection. Some of these are the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (though, I am in a strut of what shade to get), Burberry BB Cream OR Chanel CC Cream, Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint and much more (the list pretty much never ends).

  • Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide ⎯ Macadamia
  • *Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturising Photo Edition Foundation ⎯ Medium Ivory
  • Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation ⎯ #4 Fair / #6 Medium
  • NARS Sheer Glow Foundation ⎯ Light #5 Fiji / Medium #3 Stromboli
  • Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet ⎯ #20 Beige
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua ⎯ B20 Beige / B30 Beige Sable
  • YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation ⎯ B30
  • Makeup Forever HD Foundation ⎯ N123 / N127
  • MAC Sculpt Foundation ⎯ NC25
  • Chantecaille Future Skin Oil Free Gel Foundation ⎯ Camomile
  • *BareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation ⎯ Medium Beige N20
  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser ⎯ Light #2 Alaska
  • Laura Mercier Light Weight Flawless Coverage Tinted Moisturiser ⎯ Nude
  • *Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream ⎯ #32 Light Beige
  • Clarins Instant Concealer ⎯ #01
  • YSL Touche Eclat ⎯ #2 / #3
  • MAC Select Cover-Up ⎯ NC20 / NC 25 / NC30
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ⎯ NC20 / NC25 / NC30
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ⎯ Vanilla / Custard
  • Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen ⎯ #2 Wake-Up Call
  • Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer ⎯ #10 / #20
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ⎯ Light Warm
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer ⎯ Beige / Warm Beige
  • Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ⎯ SC-3
  • Josie Maran Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon ⎯ Light #1
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer ⎯ CJ04 Beige

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