This will be long but hopefully help someone else trying to figure out which color may be best suited to them and whether they even want to bother purchasing.
For reference I was colormatched to MAC Matchmaster in 2.0 which, according to MAC's foundation chart, is equivalent to MAC Studio Fix NW 20 (light-medium)
My skin is: neutral beige with pink undertones
NW = neutral warm (80% pink, 20% yellow)
The debate as to what constitutes "warm" and "cool" rages all over the internet. What I discerned (and of course I may be wrong) is this:
For MAC ONLY:
warm undertones - are pink/red
cool undertones - are yellow/golden
APART FROM MAC it goes the opposite:
warm undertones - are yellow/golden
cool undertones - are pink/red
Reason being (purportedly), MAC uses the color wheel to allocate colors a "tonal" quality and evidently on a color wheel pink/red is considered "warm"? I.E. a fire (hot) glows red.
COLOR: Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Nude, Light 4 matches my skin on 10.1.12 perfectly. Nude Beige, Light 3.5 gives the tiniest of whitish tints to my skin. Perhaps if deeper in to winter the #4 begins looking “orange-y” on me I’ll need to use that color. Sandy Beige, Medum 1 is too orange-y: perhaps when my face is tan?
LOOKS ON SKIN: It says "airbrushed finish" on the bottle and I have to say it really does do a wonderful job of blurring my pores and evening out my skin tone without looking or it feeling like I have a mask on my face. When I say the color matches my skin perfectly, boy do I mean it. You truly cannot tell I have makeup on and I tested it in front of a large window on a bright, sunny day.
OIL CONTROL?: I have oily skin and this wears very well. I set with e.l.f. HD Powder as well as a tinted pressed powder but only a light dusting of each. I don't have gobs of makeup on nor does it look or feel that way. I wore this for a full day when the humidity was throuh the roof and I didn't get that "shiny" look (hate that).
YMMV. It works for me and I'm happy dancing to have finally found a foundation that I can call my own!
MY OTHER FOUNDATION CHOICES/COLORS:
Revlon Colorstay ("CS") LIQUID Combination/Oily Skin (not with Soft Flex!) – 180 - Sand Beige (just a wee bit too light)
Revlon CS LIQUID Combination/Oily Skin (WITH Soft Flex) – 220 - Natural Beige (matches my skin if not 100% very, very close)
Revlon CS LIQUID Combination/Oily Skin (WITH Soft Flex) – 240 - Medium Beige (seems to match the Mac Matchmaster 2.0 best)
Revlon CS WHIPPED - 200 - Sand Beige
Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching Makeup – 220 - Light-Medium
L'Oreal True Match Super-blendable, Oil-free Natural Beige, W4 matches my skin 10.1.12 perfectly. Sand Beige, W5 gives the tiniest of whitish tints to my skin. Perhaps if deeper in to winter the W4 begins looking “orange-y” on me I’ll need to use that color.
Happy Hunting - good luck to all! :)
Full coverage and baby skin.i love this foundation ,cover everythink,from huge ormonal spot to redness.
I absolutely love this foundation! it's a perfect mixture of not too heavy and not too light that it doesn't cover any blemishes or imperfections. The shades are very good as well, and i love the colour of the foundation on my skin and it lasts me throughout the whole entire day, without smudging or fading off. Although one thing i don't like about this foundation is that it often gives me breakouts. My skin is usually clear and i don't get very many breakouts but i feel whenever i use this foundation i breakout a lot more than usual. Overall, one of the best foundations i have ever bought andy recommend anybody to try it! it is also a pretty decent price compared to other foundations..
I've repurchased this many times, it's the only foundation I use. It's creamy and gives full coverage for my dry skin it lasts a long time and it even has a pump!
I read some of the negative reviews on this foundation after I had already picked it up on a whim at my local drugstore, and I was worried I'd wasted my money. I have combination skin (dry flakes on my nose and an oily T-zone). I moisturized and then put on my ProActiv Daily Oil Control before I put on this foundation. At first I didn't think I liked it, as it didn't blend very well and looked somewhat splotchy. However, about 15 minutes after I'd set it, it looked lovely. It really does give my skin an airbrushed look (although if you get extremely close to my face, it does seem to settle a bit in the very fine lines I have around my mouth). This is by no means my HG foundation, but it is worth a try for the very reasonable price.
Great drug store foundation, I have found in awhile! Really creamy, great for my dry skin, and blended like a dream! Love the fact that there is NO smell at all, and no sunscreen. Looks flawless in pics. The pump works great, you get only what you need. I applied this with just my finger tips, and blend with a sponge. Finished with a power on top, and looks flawless! Will be purchasing agin!
I wanted to like this but since I have acne-prone skin it broke me out! Also, the lightest shade was still a bit dark for my porcelain skin so if you're very light-skinned like me it could be a problem. I liked how it glides on so easily, more easy than most liquid foundations.
It gives good coverage but boy is it thick. It's not very blend able either. It easily looks streaky on your face and changes color through out the day
This is the worst foundation I have ever used. 1. It is very thick, so it ends up looking very cakey. 2. it oxidizes throughout the day. I end up looking like an oompa-loompa! The only reason why I didn't give this product a 1 is because of the packaging. I love the pump, but hate everything else.
I like the pump top for foundation. I tried 3 different shades to try to find the right one, and I think I got pretty close finally, but then started to pay attention to the rest of the quality of the foundation. I decided it didn't last all day the way others do on me. Also, I found that my skin felt icky for the first few hours after applying, like too thick and dewy. I've had better so moving on.