Beauty gurus - please help me colour-match my foundation!
February 3, 2014 8:31 PM Subscribe
I use MAC Studio Fix. I want to switch to Nars Sheer Glow. I would much prefer to buy online (not
at a makeup counter), but colour-matching is a problem. Any advice?
posted by Salamander to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I asked a question about choosing a new foundation, months back, and got some extremely helpful responses. I've finally run out of my current foundation, which is MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 in NW25. Based on your recommendations, I want to replace it with Nars Sheer Glow. However, I don't know which Nars shade to purchase.
I have tried three different makeup-matching websites. Based on my current MAC foundation (which really is a perfect colour match with my skin), they returned the following suggestions:
- matchmymakeup.com - Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Medium 2 Santa Fe
- findation.com - Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Medium 1 Punjab
- temptalia.com - no result :(
Since I have always thought I had pinkish (rather than golden) undertones to my skin, I'm a bit surprised by the Punjab recommendation ('medium, with golden, peachy undertones'). I'm inclined to go with the Santa Fe, but I don't want to make an expensive mistake.
Are there any makeup experts on here that can weight in? Any suggestions for other matching sites? (Please assume for the purposes of this question that I live in darkest Siberia and cannot go to a makeup counter to get matched ;) - thanks.)