Lol. Rather than using a sponge or traditional foundation brush, I buff it on with a fluffy concealer brush only in the spots I really need it (a little trick I picked up from makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes). We recommend shade Shade 3 for light medium skin tones with neutral undertones. Sound too good to be true? I’m not sure if I should try Nc20 in case it’s gonna end up being too light for me.. ? On the first trial, I applied the foundation around 4pm for a dinner date with a friend. Maybelline gives Bobbi … Thank you SO much for posting this! I update my nc25 foundation shade list regularly since I review both high end and drugstore foundations regularly and report on top foundations pretty often. Thanks so much! I hope this helped in some way. You’ve saved us so much time and cash! I've been looking at the liquid foundation in Physicians Formula currently. Because i heard reviews that the foundation REALLY oxidizes so I wanted to make sure I’m ordering the right shade. its a wonderful post and i would like to again compliment u that u ate so well organised ?? If you’re an NC25 (or NC30 in the summer) or basically have light to medium skin tone with warm, yellow undertones, this should be a good start to helping you find your foundation shade equivalents. Hi darling, could you please confirm which is the match for Fenty Foundation? Benefit’s Hello Happy Foundation a possible dupe for Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk? Enter Benefit Cosmetics' foundation, Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation. But once applied, the shades meld into the skin and are wonderful matches. Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation 5 Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW Foundation Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation 3. I have heard it has wonderful coverage. Benefit. It is very helpful. I’m currently closest to NC30. Foundations that are high-coverage and mattifying (or don't simulate a skin texture look) will not be a perfect dupe for how the Benefit foundation works. It’s so nice that there’s finally someone who has gone through the trouble of testing and listing al these NC25 matches. I have looked all over her website and can’t even find shade names or color descriptions. I won't call it a perfect dupe now here because I'm still testing it. My only slight qualm is that my skin does sometimes look a little shiny by midday, but I have naturally oily skin, so this isn't out of the norm for me and nothing a quick touch-up with blotting papers won't fix. Until we go to the beach for the day and i come home deep dark brown and my friends are all burnt. It’s the only one I’ve found that does not accentuate my pores. I’m not sure. In MAC terms, Cool refers to yellow or golden. I love that I’ll have this list at my fingertips! Fit me tends to oxidize..which might be the reason it appears darker.. Hey Steph, not a critic indeed I am thankful for your work. The formula is light and serum-y, kind of like a summer version of whatever medium- to full-coverage product you're using now. 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I tried LS before I started my YouTube channel/blog and it slid off my skin. All of the foundations I’ve tried thus far are listed here. Like Faith, I did experience some midday shine, but also like Faith, I have naturally oily skin, so this is to be expected. I saw the post about a month ago, but figured I’d ask again just in case someone has found something between now and then! Has anyone found a dupe/alternative to the Hello Happy liquid foundation? I'm Stephanie, a 44-year old Beauty Influencer, YouTuber, Social Media Consultant and mom of two. This medium coverage liquid foundation feels lightweight, looks natural and is virtually undetectable on skin. Thank you for your help. That’s why I have those videos linked here on the blog post next to the foundation where applicable. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. It’s either too dark, too grey or to orangey. These two videos will probably help you the most. It can be a headache searching for the right shade. I go by what these foundations look like once they’ve settled onto the skin. I’m so glad it helps you! Do you have a dupe for the discontinued Urban Decay Naked Skin? I did this blog post as a helpful, free resource and guide for people wanting to know possible equivalent shade matches and for those that request my shades in various foundations. This is great…thank you! Hi for nc25 Mac which Huda beauty foundation thanks, Believe it or not, I haven’t tried it (for various reasons). They’ve discontinued it and I’m so bummed cos I just found it right before they did so. Love your videos! But the 'blurring' aspect of this formula really sold me, along with the fact that it packs SPF 15—kind of an ideal summer wear, no? Thank you so much! The L’Oreal might be a tad bit deeper once it’s blended out but not enough to notice. I hope that helps! Because of my YouTube channel, I review a ton of foundations. (C = Cool) I am light to medium Caucasian female over 40. Try the fit me in 118. Just remember, its just makeup, it washes off. Not sure why they don’t have a neutral in the 4’s… 3.25 was too light for me. Oh, and that's before we mention that it's smartly infused with SPF 15 and features better-than-Facetune blurring technology. I feel matte finesse foundations match my skin better but are not meant for my skin. Btw are you using the hudabauty faux filter foundation? Hi Stephanie, your foundation color match list is my go to chart. I need to know your thoughts since we have the same foundation shade and skin type❤️❤️❤️ Btw i love all your reviews!! Here’s a video from two years ago when I have the Maybelline M&P in 128 on my skin, in wintertime when I’m at my palest, also when I’m MAC NC25: I happen to be wearing MAC Studiofix powder foundation in my Instagram Story today. I’m so bummed it’s discontinued. I have been searching high and low for a page like this that would break down all the matches in all the different brands. We'd love to hear from you: info[at] You want to look for light to medium/buildable coverage and Demi-matte/satin/hydrating. Benefit Cosmetics may be known for bulking up your brows and lashes, but now it's looking to seduce you in the coverage department. Love your YT videos! I haven’t tested it yet. Hi Stephanie, thanks for this list. Keep up the good work!! I have the sheer glow in Punjab so was going to buy the same colour for the radiant longwear.