August 30, 2010

Swatch Fest 02 - Face

So much for the notion that I don't like liquid base makeup because I actually have quite a lot more than I expected.  Here are the swatches of the items I'd consider "liquid foundations."

For clarity's sake, from left to right:
1.  Skin Food Peach Sake Pore BB Cream SPF 20 PA+ 
2.  Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ No. 23 
3.  Lioele Water Drop BB [Lioele Aqua Makeup] SPF 27 PA++
4.  Rimmel London Stay Matte + Skinpure Complex #103 True Ivory
5.  MAC Select SPF 15 Foundation NC30

*Items 1-3 are from SueLynn76

  no flash

  with flash

From left to right is the same as the first picture.  Below the dotted swatches of the foundations/bb creams, I have tried to blend them out to get a true feel for how they'd look on my skin.  I've been watching some Korean dramas (Dandelion Family) and noticed that many actresses' face colors do not match their neck colors even though the skin on their face looks beautifully natural.  So, is that what bb cream will do as a foundation?  Provide a beautifully natural look but also running the risk of not having matching skin color?  O_o

The following is not a review of MAC.  These are just my thoughts:

I have noticed that on my skin and some YT gurus' skin, MAC, when applied, has decent coverage but also makes skin look a little bit yellow.  For this reason, I'm not a huge MAC fan.  However, the coloring and numbering system that in synonymous with MAC is pure genius.  It is so universal that when I mentioned to Sue Lynn that I'm NC30, she was able to help pick out a couple of products she thought would match my skin tone.  As a business major, I give my respects to MAC.  

I think the colors that best matches the skin tone on my inner forearm are the Lioele Water Drop BB cream and Rimmel Stay Matte foundation.  Because my face is a little tanner and yellower than my inner forearm I believe these 2 colors would do well in both artificial and natural light.  

The Skin Food Peach Sake Pore looks like it's a little too pink for my skin but I think if I mix a little with Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, I can have an almost perfect shade.  I don't have my makeup terminology right when I say Missha looks a little flat.  I think it's too brown/gray/taupe for my skin, so if I were to pair it with Skin Food which looks a little too pink, I think I could pull it off.  I can't wait to try it!

I think I could pair MAC and Skin Food together too, but I hope I don't end up looking orange because MAC is so yellow on my skin.  LOL.  

But anyways, I will try out the liquid foundations when the weather turns cooler.  This interminable Texas heat is just causing my skin to be greasy and uncomfortable.  

1 comment:

Firewater_Tigerlily said...

Can you please let me know If you find any BB Creams that don't whiten...I Love my freckles and don't want them to get bleached away....write back with response to :


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