NC/NW 05 to 10

Welcome to FoundationVille! Here you will find foundations best suited for NC/NW 05-10. If you want to know how I categorise them plus other details head over ‘Pale foundation swatches’

For the foundation database and quick access, go to my spreadsheet 
Note: All of the pictures have 5 ‘control’ shades and the ‘reviewed shade’.
It goes like this:
1. Mac full coverage W10
2. Mac studio fix fluid NW10
3. THE REVIEWED FOUNDATION
4. Mac micronized airbrush formula NC10
5. Mac full coverage NC15
6. Mac mineralized moisturefinish NW13
Nars Firming foundation – Siberia
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 07-08
Coverage: Medium
Undertone: Neutral / Warm Yellow
Foundation Finish: Natural
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen:
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Very low
Longevity: Low to medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: Non detectable
Additional features: Contains talc
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Pupa No Transfer foundation – 11
Shade equivalency in MAC:NW 05-07
Coverage: Medium
Undertone: Neutral / Cool Pink
Foundation Finish: Natural / Dewy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: Yes / SPF15
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Very low
Longevity: Medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: yes
Additional features:
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Chantecaille Future skin Gel foundation – Porcelain

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 07-08
Coverage: Light to medium
Undertone:  Neutral / Cool yellow
Foundation Finish: Fresh matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen:
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Medium
Longevity: Medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: Non detectable
Additional features:
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Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual skin fluid foundation – SF02
Shade equivalency in MAC:NW 08-10
Coverage: Light
Undertone: Warm pink / Neutral
Foundation Finish: Natural Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: None
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to medium
Longevity: Medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: Yes
Additional features:
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Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation – 001
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 06-07
Coverage: Light
Undertone: Cool pink / Neutral
Foundation Finish: Natural
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen:
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Very low
Longevity: Medium
Comfort: Comfortable
Fragrance/Scent: No Fragrance
Additional features:
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Laura Mercier Mineral Powder – Soft porcelain
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 07-08
Coverage: Light to medium
Undertone:  Cool Yellow / Neutral
Foundation Finish:  Glowy Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: pearly +soft visible shimmer
Sunscreen: Yes / SPF15
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: 
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent:
Additional features:
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MSChic Baked Mineral foundation – Porcelain 0N
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC/NW 08
Coverage: Light to light medium
Undertone:  Neutral / Warm pink / Beige
Foundation Finish: Glowy Matte / Dimensiona matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: Pearly + very soft shimmer
Sunscreen:
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: Medium
Comfort: 
Fragrance/Scent:
Additional features:
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Make up Store Dual foundation – Berlin
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 10
Coverage: From Light to almost full
Undertone:  Warm pink / Neutral / Grey (slightly ashy)
Foundation Finish: Very matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: No
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Medium 
Longevity: High
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: No fragrance
Additional features:
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MAC Studio Fix Powder – NW 10
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 10
Coverage: From Light to almost full
Undertone:  Warm pink / Neutral 
Foundation Finish: Very matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: No
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to Medium
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: No detectable fragrance
Additional features:
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Etude House Precious Mineral BB compact

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 06-08
Coverage: Light to light medium
Undertone:  Neutral
Foundation Finish: Glowy Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: Glowy + very soft shimmer
Sunscreen: Yes / SPF 30
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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Giorgio Armani Lasting silk UV foundation – 2
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 07
Coverage: Medium to full
Undertone: Cool Yellow / Neutral
Foundation Finish: Fresh Matte / Natural
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: Yes / SPF20
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Medium
Longevity: Medium to high
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: yes
Additional features:
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Sekkisei Supreme Whitening liquid foundation – BO 300
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 07
Coverage: Almost full
Undertone: Neutral / Cool yellow
Foundation Finish: Fresh Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: Yes / SPF30
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: Medium to high
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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Marc Jacobs Genius Gel foundation – 10 Ivory
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 07
Coverage: Medium
Undertone: Warm Pink / Peachy / Neutral
Foundation Finish: Fresh Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low 
Longevity: Low to medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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CHANEL VITALUMIERE LOOSE POWDER FOUNDATION – SHADE 10
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW / NC 07-08
Coverage:
Undertone: Neutral / Cool pink
Foundation Finish: Glowy matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: Some iridescent qualities that can’t be seen once applied on the skin
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC FOUNDATION – 1 FAIR
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 07-08
Coverage: MEDIUM TO MEDIUM FULL
Undertone: Neutral / Cool yellow
Foundation Finish: Fresh Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: SPF 15
Sunscreen ingredient: Titanium Dioxide / Zinc Oxide
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: High
Comfort: +
Fragrance/Scent: Faint
Additional features: Very good for combination / Oily skin. Has a slight powdery finish but still offers a natural matte look. Fills in the pores. Might not be the best option for mature/dry skin as it can settle on fine lines.
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CHANEL LE BLANC LIGHT MASTERING WHITENING FOUNDATION – BR10 PASTEL
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW / NC 07-08
Coverage: Medium Full
Undertone: Neutral pink / Neutral yellow
Foundation Finish: Glowy Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: Medium
Comfort: +
Fragrance/Scent: Slight
Additional features: It has a very peculiar finish; it is matte yet it does not feel like it fully sets due to the high hydration this foundation offers. It may not be the best for combo/oily skin (it may melt off).
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JOSIE MARAN VIBRANCY ARGAN OIL FOUNDATION FLUID RG5
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 05-07
Coverage: Medium / Medium Full
Undertone: Neutral / Cool Yellow
Foundation Finish: Natural / Slight Dewy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: None
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: Medium
Comfort: +
Fragrance/Scent: None
Additional features: Very good for irritated skin / skin with rosacea / skin with scarring and inflammation. 
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ESTEE LAUDER THE ESTEE EDIT SKIN GLOWING BALM 001 VANILLA
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC / NW 09-10
Coverage: Light
Undertone: Cool Peachy / Cool Pink
Foundation Finish: Glowy / Dewy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: None
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low – Medium
Longevity: 
Comfort: 
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features: 
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BY TERRY DENSILISS – 2 CREAM IVORY
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW / NC 07-08
Coverage: Medium to Medium Full
Undertone: Neutral / Cool pink
Foundation Finish: Glowy matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: Some iridescent qualities that can’t be seen once applied on the skin
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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BOBBI BROWN ILLUMINATING POWDER FOUNDATION – 00 ALABASTER 
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 08-10
Coverage: Light to Medium
Undertone: Neutral / Cool pink
Foundation Finish: Glowy matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: Some iridescent qualities that can’t be seen once applied on the skin
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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DAINTY DOLL BY NICOLA ROBERTS (JELLY PONG PONG) FOUNDATION – IVORY
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 05-06
Coverage: Light / Sheer
Undertone: Neutral / Cool pink
Foundation Finish: Matte – Silicone type
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: Low to medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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GIORGIO ARMANI DESIGNER LIFT SHAPING CREAM FOUNDATION 2
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 08-10
Coverage: Medium to Full
Undertone: Cool Yellow / Neutral
Foundation Finish: Glowy / Satin 
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: Medium to High
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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GIVENCHY SKIN TONIC FOUNDATION – DRAGEE 501
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 09-10
Coverage: medium
Undertone: Cool Pink
Foundation Finish: Satin / dewy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to Low Medium
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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ILLUMINARE FANTASTIC FINISH FOUNDATION – AMALFI ALABASTER

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 06-08
Coverage: Medium to Full
Undertone: Cool Yellow 
Foundation Finish: Satin
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: 
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:

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JUICE BEAUTY CC CREAM – NATURAL GLOW
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 06-07 (But can fit from NC/NW 05 to 12-13 due to being so sheer)
Coverage: Very sheery
Undertone: Neutral / Pink / Off white
Foundation Finish: Dewy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: 
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:

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LANCOME TEINT IDOLE FRESH WEAR – 1C IVOIRE
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 06-07
Coverage: Medium
Undertone: Neutral / Cool
Foundation Finish: Fresh Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: 
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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L’OREAL TRUE MATCH LIQUID FOUNDATION – W1
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 06-07
Coverage: Medium
Undertone: Neutral / Warm
Foundation Finish: Dewy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: 
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low 
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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MAYBELLINE AGE REWIND – PORCELAIN IVORY
Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 08-10
Coverage: Medium
Undertone: Cool Pink
Foundation Finish: Dewy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: 
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low 
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD FOUNDATION Y205

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 06-07
Coverage: Medium to Medium Full
Undertone: Neutral / Neutral cool yellow
Foundation Finish: Natural 
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low 
Longevity: High
Comfort:++
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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RACHEL K CC CREAM MINERAL CONTROL

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 08-10

Coverage: Sheer to medium
Undertone: Strong cool pink
Foundation Finish: Natural matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: Yes
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low 
Longevity: High
Comfort:++
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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 STENDHAL TEINT MULTI AGE 005 OPALINEShade equivalency in MAC: NW 07-08

Coverage: Sheer to medium
Undertone: Cool Pink
Foundation Finish: Dewy 
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low 
Longevity: Medium
Comfort:++
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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RIMMEL MATCH PERFECTION FOUNDATION 010

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 08-10

Coverage: Medium
Undertone: Cool Pink
Foundation Finish: Dewy 
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to medium
Longevity: Low
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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RIMMEL LASTING FINISH NUDE 25 HRS FOUNDATION 090

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC/NW 09-10

Coverage: Medium
Undertone: Neutral / Neutral Pink
Foundation Finish: Natural / Satin
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Medium
Longevity: Medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:
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LAURA MERCIER CREME SMOOTH FOUNDATION PORCELAIN IVORY

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 08-10

Coverage: Medium to Medium Full
Undertone: Cool to Warm Yellow
Foundation Finish: Dewy / Glowy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to Medium
Longevity: Medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:

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BECCA ULTIMATE COVERAGE FOUNDATION – PORCELAIN

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 09-10

Coverage: Medium to Full
Undertone: Cool Pink / Cool Peachy
Foundation Finish: Satin
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to Medium
Longevity: Low to Medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:

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LANCOME TEINT IDOLE ULTRA 24H – 090

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW / NC 08-10

Coverage: Medium to Medium Full
Undertone: Neutral
Foundation Finish: Fresh Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low 
Longevity: 
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:

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MAKE UP FOR EVER MAT VELVET – 15

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 06-07

Coverage: Medium to Medium Full
Undertone: Cool Pink / Neutral
Foundation Finish: Fresh Matte to matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low medium to medium
Longevity: Medium to High
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:

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MISSHA COMPLEXION COORDINATING BB CREAM – WHITE JAR

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 05-07

Coverage: Light to Light Medium
Undertone: Cool Yellow / Neutral
Foundation Finish: Dewy 
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Changes from a white to a very pale skin tone, oxidation rate is low afterwards
Longevity: Medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:

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NARS ALL DAY LUMINOUS FOUNDATION – SIBERIA

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 06-09

Coverage: Medium Full to Full
Undertone: Very strong cool yellow to slight olive yellow
Foundation Finish: Fresh Matte / Fresh glowy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Can vary from low to medium high
Longevity: Low to Medium
Comfort:
Fragrance/Scent: 
Additional features:

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BOBBI BROWN – EXTRA REPAIR INTENSIVE SKIN SERUM FOUNDATION SPF40 – 00 ALABASTER

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 09-11

Coverage: Light to Light Medium
Undertone: Warm Pink / Neutral pink
Foundation Finish: Fresh Glowy / Plump
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: Yes
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to Low medium
Longevity: Medium
Comfort: High
Fragrance/Scent: Yes

Additional features:


BOBBI BROWN EXTRA REPAIR BALM SPF 25 – 00 ALABASTER

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 09-11

Coverage: Light
Undertone: Warm Pink / Cool peachy
Foundation Finish: Dewy / Plump
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: Yes
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to Low medium
Longevity: Low to Low medium
Comfort: High
Fragrance/Scent: Yes – same as the Extra Repair balm cream

Additional features:


CHANEL CC CREAM  SPF 50 – 10 BEIGE

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC / NW 07-09

Coverage: Medium to Medium Full
Undertone: Neutral Yellow / Cool peachy
Foundation Finish: Fresh Dewy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: Yes
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to Low medium
Longevity: Medium to high
Comfort: High
Fragrance/Scent: Yes

Additional features:


 

JANE IREDALE GLOW TIME BB CREAM – BB1

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC/NW 05-07

Coverage: Medium Full
Undertone: Grey Pink / Neutral Ashy / Hints of cool yellow
Foundation Finish: Dewy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: Yes
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low
Longevity: Low
Comfort: Medium
Fragrance/Scent: Yes

Additional features:

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MAKE UP STORE WONDER POWDER SINAI

MAKE UP STORE WONDER POWDER – SINAI

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 05-10 (CAN SUIT FROM THAT RANGE)

Coverage: Light to Medium
Undertone: Cool peachiness / Neutral Yellow
Foundation Finish: Glowy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: Pearly
Sunscreen: Unknown 
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Very low
Longevity: High
Comfort: High
Fragrance/Scent: No

Additional features:


 

MARC JACOBS REMARCABLE FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION – 10

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 08-10

Coverage: Medium full to Full
Undertone: Cool Pink / Ashy-Chalky Undertone
Foundation Finish: Natural to Slight Natural Matte
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: ?
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to Low medium
Longevity: Low to High (depending on skintype)
Comfort: High
Fragrance/Scent: 

Additional features:


 

PAUL AND JOE LIGHT CREAM FOUNDATION S – 00

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 05-07

Coverage: Light to Light Medium
Undertone: Cool Yellow
Foundation Finish: Fresh Glowy 
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: Yes
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Low to Low medium
Longevity: Medium
Comfort: High
Fragrance/Scent: 

Additional features:


 

GIORGIO ARMANI CREMA NUDA – 00 PORCELAIN GLOW (WINTER 2016 HOLIDAY LE)

Shade equivalency in MAC: NW 05-07

Coverage: Light to Light Medium
Undertone: Cool Pink / Neutral
Foundation Finish: Glowy
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: No
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: Very Low
Longevity: High
Comfort: High
Fragrance/Scent: Yes

Additional features:


GIORGIO ARMANI MAESTRO GLOW – 0 WHITE

Shade equivalency in MAC: WHITE

Coverage: Light to Medium
Undertone: 
Foundation Finish: Fresh Glowy 
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: No
Sunscreen: Yes
Sunscreen ingredient:
Oxidation Rate: None
Longevity: Very High
Comfort: High
Fragrance/Scent: 

Additional features:

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