Thursday, February 2, 2012
Foundation swatches - NARS, Chanel, and MUFE
I decided to post a set of liquid foundation comparison swatches and brief reviews using the foundations and samples I currently have in my collection. I hope that this will be helpful for someone looking for comparison swatches for NARS, Chanel, or Make Up Forever foundations. Keep in mind that the finish of each is different, so even if the swatch may appear similar, the wear may different. I've used fairly thick layers of each and given each time to become mostly dry.
NARS Sheer Glow foundation
Notes: The finish is medium-full and absorbs oil pretty well. The NARS range foundations all have a yellow base.. The finish is glowy and looks good in photographs. There is no sunscreen. See my past review here.
04 Deauville -peach undertones
05 Fiji - orange-yellow undertones
06 Ceylan - yellow undertones
Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation
Notes: The coverage is medium-full and the finish is more matte. See my review here. Note that the colors don't match up well with the corresponding shades in Vitalumiere Aqua.
B10 - clean yellow undertones
B20 - orange undertones
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation
Notes: This has slightly more coverage than a tinted moisturizer. I don't like to wear this when my skin is blemished since it doesn't hide much. It's very comfortable and lightweight. See my past review here.
B10 - peach undertones
B20 - beige undertones
Make Up Forever HD foundation
Notes: This is full coverage. It can accentuate dry skin. It does look good in photographs, as promised. The trick is finding the right shade. Flesh (118) is quite beige. The next shade down 117 Marble was a significantly lighter clean yellow when I swatched it in-store.
118 Flesh - beige undertones
Thanks for reading!