Chantecaille’s Real Skin Foundation is the most unbelievably blendable cream foundation, available in SPF 15 ($58) and SPF 30 ($62).
Because the product is so blendable, it can be difficult to determine your shade. On first application (with a sponge, under indoor lighting), it looked like I might match more than one shade. In sunlight, the differences between the shades became more obvious, and more or less came down to undertone. This is definitely a product for fair skinned people — I wonder if, blended well, I could use Vibrant as a bronzer.
The blendability also presented a swatching conundrum: should I apply thickly to best show color, or blend to show you how well the product melts into your skin? In the end, I applied the left arm (SPF 15) a little more lightly (but not blended), to show how close the shades can be, and the left arm (SPF 30) a little more heavily to better show the differences in undertone. “Warm” should look the same, regardless whether you choose SPF 15 or 30.
Fresh (only available in SPF 30, is slightly warmer than Aura, only available in SPF 15) is my perfect match. I also match MAC Face and Body in N1, MAC MSF Natural in Light, Giorgio Armani Face Fabric in shade 2, Smashbox Sheer Focus TM in Luminous.