Finding a foundation match is one of makeup’s most difficult challenges. Not only do you need to find a formula you like, the right level of coverage, something that doesn’t upset your skin or clog your pores, but there’s the whole issue of finding a color match — which gets increasingly difficult for the very pale and somewhat-to-very dark. Though various brands have tried to create ways for people to describe their skincolor, I don’t think there’s any really universal system — a Pantone swatch book of skin tones. I think MAC’s is the closest so far, click here to read about it.
I’ve previously swatched MUFE’s Face and Body Foundation and HD Foundation — I also asked as many women as I could find (1) what their shade was in MUFE, and (2) what their shade was in MAC, to try to create a rudimentary cross-referencing guide. Believe me, I know this is not enough.
I do have one more resource. The MUFE boutique in New York City is staffed by talented, knowledgeable makeup artists, intimately familiar with every shade of MUFE’s foundations, as well as the colors of other major brands. If you call them, describe yourself, list some shade matches from other brands, they will be able to help you find your color. Good luck!
Make Up For Ever Boutique
8 East 12th Street New York
New York, NY 10003
(And this doesn’t mean I’m going to stop swatching foundation.)