This isn't a detailed post on the merits of Chantecaille's Future Skin Foundation. I already posted that some time ago (here). I liked it when it was warmer, but now that's it's gotten cold, I really truly love it. It was one of my recent makeup repurchases. I repurchased the color Chamomile, which is the palest of the yellow toned shades. But I found that it oxidized a small bit after a few hours of wear and also noticed my skin getting a bit paler from lack of sun exposure. Future Skin doesn't come in a yellow shade paler than Chamomile, but I was able to score a few samples at the counter in the other undertones to see if I can do some color concocting.
Do you experience the same dilemma when you are trying to find the right foundation for you? The formula might be perfect, but the shade range is too limited to match your skin tone. Maybe the undertones don't perfectly match your skin. As I have a fair bit of pigmented areas on my chin and get red from outside exposure, I tend to get matched at the counter to shades too dark and too pink for my skin. I often have to argue to be able to sample yellower and paler shades.
I also have a darker and more pinker face than I do my neck and chest. Matching to one or the other areas looks a bit off as well. Today, my Compare and Contrast exercise is some foundation matching and playing around with depth and undertone to see if small tweaks would yield a more pleasing foundation match.
This exciting picture below will gain many excited readers to this post! *rubs hands in glee* *cough*
I'm going to be monkeying around with Chantecaille Future Skin in Vanilla which is a neutral undertone light/medium shade. Chamomile is my regular shade of foundation. I've included MAC Pro Longwear in NC20 as a shade reference.
Here's my face bare and free of makeup except some brows defined with Suqqu brow pen in Moss Green. I have some pink in my face compared to the more pale and yellow neck and chest.
So up next is the yellow Chamomile freshly applied. Once settled, it oxidizes a touch darker than this. I like that it matches my neck very nicely. But it's still quite yellow and I'm also trying to correct for the oxidation.
I was able to score a very generous sample pot of Porcelain which is the palest of the shades offered by Chantecaille in Future skin and a neutral undertone shade. You can see Porcelain below. I've also mixed into Chamomile to adjust for a slightly paler (to adjust for oxidation) and to slightly neutralize the yellow.
Anyway, a montage of my face. For comparison purposes:
Am I yellow? What are you? How do you match for a foundation when you consider all of your body parts?