Swatches of Current Foundations & Concealers In My Stash

Top: Kevyn Aucoin SSE SX03, bareMinerals Complexion Rescue (Birch), L’Oreal Pro Glow #202, IT Cosmetics CC Cream (Fair Light), IT Cosmetics CC Illumination Cream (Light), Missha Perfect Cover #21
Bottom: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness (Light Beige), IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumiantion (Medium), NYX Gotcha Covered (Light), Amazing Cosmetics Hydrate (Light Golden), The Face Shop Dual Veil #109 

I’m doing some Spring cleaning of my makeup stash. I hauled quite a bit over the past couple of months but I’m still trying to keep my collection quite small. As such, I thought a bit of swatching would be helpful to me (and to you all) in determining which items get to stay and which need to go.

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Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 (Cream Ivory) Swatches

Physicians Formula LW2, Physicians Formula LN3, Wet n Wild Light Ivory, Wet n Wild Cream Ivory

So I went back to CVS as I said I would and picked up the second lightest shade of the Wet n Wild cushion foundation, Cream Ivory, as Light Ivory’s undertone didn’t look quite right on me. The shade itself is okay and I can make it work but I felt that a slightly warmer undertone would flatter my skin tone more. FYI: Light Ivory is described as Light Neutral and Cream Ivory is described as Light/Medium Warm.

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Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 (Light Ivory) Swatches

Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 (Light Ivory)

While I was still mulling over which shade, if any, of the Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundations I’d keep, I decided to give Wet n Wild’s new MegaCushion Foundation SPF15 ($8.99) a try. I normally would’ve passed on it because all of the Wet n Wild foundations and concealers I’ve tried before seem better suited for oilier skin types and have either run very pink or very dark. However, CVS was running an ExtraBucks promotion on Wet n Wild and I noticed a $1 off coupon on the display.

There are 8 shades in the MegaCushion Foundation range. I usually go with the second or third lightest shade in most drugstore foundations but based on past experience I know that Wet n Wild base products tend to run dark so I went with the lightest shade, Light Ivory.

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Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF20 – LW2 & LN3

Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation LW2 & LN3

So literally the minute after I posted about my makeup purge I decided to swatch the new Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation which up to that point was still unopened. When I did swatch it I realized that, although I really liked the undertone, the shade I had gotten (LN3) was a smidgen too dark, so went back to CVS and got LW2 ($15.29).

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CVS Haul

My local CVS reset several of their drugstore makeup displays last week just in time for the Physicians Formula, e.l.f. and Wet n Wild CVS ExtraBuck promos. I tossed my receipt but I’ll try to list all the prices I remember.

I bought:

  • The new Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SFP 20 in LN3 ($15.29). There are 16 shades available on Physicians Formula’s website divided into 4 subcategories: Light, Medium, Dark and Deep. The 3 lightest shades in the display were Light Cool 1 (LC1), Light Warm 2 (LW2) and Light Neutral 3 (LN3).
  • I went kind of crazy and purchased 4 Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipsticks ($8.19 each): 2 more tubes of Berry Healthy, 1 more tube of Bare With Me, and 1 tube of Vitamin Beet. I’ll probably put a couple of my backups on my blog sale page soon, so look out for those in case you’re interested.
  • e.l.f. Blushing ($3). It’s been ages since I owned any e.l.f. makeup but this color really caught my eye.
  • e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush.
  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow ($4.99). I believe this is the shade that tarababyz says is a dupe of her favorite Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder.
  • Wet n Wild Nutty eye shadow. Honestly, I only bought this to reach the ExtraBucks threshold. I hardly ever wear eye shadow these days, so this is definitely going to wind up on the blog sale.
  • Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer in Light/Med Beige ($3.99). The color range sucks. The lightest shade, Light Ivory, is a little lighter than my skin tone but very pink. The second lightest shade, Light/Med Beige is a little darker than my skin tone but warmer. I decided to go with the slightly darker concealer because the undertone’s right and if I blend it enough I’m sure I can make it work. Whenever I use a too pale, too pink concealer to spot conceal, it’s always too conspicuous.