• Sharin Hussain

My Foundation Shades

How to figure out your shade?

  • Swatch it on your neck or cheek to find the right shade.

  • Unfortunately, with lockdown, there are no testers available to see what you shade best suits you instore and I am unsure if they are able to give you a sample (only available at luxury brands) to try out at this current time.

  • Use Findation.com and input your favourite or best-matched foundations into their system and it will show you all the foundation shades you are in various foundations from various brands. It's a tool that I personally have used and have found it useful.

  • Don't forget to search swatches online as well to make a judgment call on which suits you better.

  • You could also find a beauty blogger who has a similar skin tone to you to help you find the right shade.


Here are my foundation shades, by brand:

MAC Cosmetics: Studio Fix Powder, NC40 (not swatched)

Nars: Sheer Glow, Stromboli

YSL: All Hours, BD50

Estee Lauder: Double Wear, 3W1.5 Fawn

Huda Beauty: Faux Filter, Dulce De Leche

Fenty Beauty: Pro Filt'r, 290

Too Faced: Born this Way, Natural Beige

Makeup Forever: HD Foundation Stick, 160=R410 (discontinued)

L'oreal: Fresh Wear, 150 Radiant Beige

NYX: Can't Stop Won't Stop, CSWSF09 Medium Olive. (not swatched, it's clogged up)

Maybelline: Fit Me, 220. Super Stay, 51 Caramel Beige

Makeup Revolution: Conceal & Define, F10.5. Fast Base Foundation Stick, F10.

Revolution Pro: Foundation Drops, F10.

MUA: Pro Base, #154

The Ordinary: Serum, 3.0R. Coverage 2.1Y


Swatches: Please note that a lot of the shades that I am using have worked out for me based on reusing findation or seeing the shade used on a beauty blogger however, they do vary in undertones. Some of these shades would be better in 1 shade darker or lighter than the shade I've got but because I wear my scarf, you can't really tell the difference as you can't see my neck. I'm also able to manipulate the shade with powder or bronzer. Follow my Instagram to see more pictures.


Images are taken with a Canon G7X and an iPhone 7 Plus.










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