Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fair-to-Light Foundation Swatch Fest

It's been a while since I've done one of these "look at all of the foundations yaaaay!" posts, probably because I haven't had enough foundation samples and have been distracted by other things. But I managed to get many, many sample packs in the past few days, and I wanted to highlight two products in particular: Buxom Show Some Skin and CoverFX Total Cover Cream.

I swatched these up against two staples in my collection: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly and Paula's Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint in Level 1 Fair Light, which are roughly N5 and NW15 respectively. The back of my hand is around N10-15, depending on the time of year; I'd say it's closer to N10 right now.

Please note that the Buxom and CoverFX sample packs came with two darker shades suitable for medium to ebony skintones, but I decided not to include those because I have nothing even remotely comparable to swatch them against.

Direct sunlight on top, flash on the bottom. From left to right: NARS Chantilly, Buxom Tickle the Ivory, CoverFX N20, Paula's Choice Level 1, Buxom Fair Game, CoverFX N40.


  1. This is one of the very few post that has covered fair to light foundations - well done!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your post! :)

    Layla xx


    1. I'm on a bit of a quest to compile quite the pale swatch database. :) I hope the "foundation" and "swatches" tags help you out even more!