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Neutral Friendly Foundations Over €30
We have already talked about the best foundations to suit cool and warm skin tones. That leaves neutral, which surprisingly isn't that easy to come by without mixing a warm and cool tone. Luckily, I have done the hard work for you and have compiled a list to help you along the way.
Remember to comment in the box below if there is one you swear by that I have left out.
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MAC NW and NC Uneven Numbers
When MAC started out, they were designed to be more of a make up artist brand. To this day in NYC, they still custom mix your foundation using an NC and NW tone, as the NCs are extremely yellow based, and the NWs are extremely pink based.
The numbers in both NC and NW have always gone up in fives. For example NC 15, NC 20, NC 25, NW 15, NW 20, NW 25 and so on.
Recently, MAC has introduced uneven numbers, NW18, NW19, NC37 etc. These colours have already been mixed to suit a more neutral tone and to suit the market.
So, if you have a neutral skin tone, look out for uneven numbers in MAC. If you are unsure of your skin tine, here is a previous article that explains how to tell.
Nars Sheer Glow is possibly my favorite foundation of all time, as I mentioned in my top five foundations for yellow tones. The foundation has a satin
The foundation has a satin finish and is buildable from a light coverage right up to a full one. I love the versatility of this foundation, and your skin will be looking flawless on a daily basis.
The first make up counter I ever worked on was Chanel and the one thing I always loved was their foundations. The price point is slightly high, but it's worth it if your main focus is perfecting your skin.
You only have one skin after all. Mind it well.
Make Up Forever
Make Up Forever has a huge range of colours to suit every skin tone. Their neutral pallet is particularly good balancing warm and cool tones well.
HD foundation is buildable with a satin finish, and true to its name, it photographs very well.
Estee Lauder Double Wear
A classic, but a great one. It has stood the test of time for a reason.
If you are looking for a full coverage, this is definitely an apply- it-in-the-morning-and-have-to-wash-your-face-three-times-to-get-it-off-at-night type of foundation. I have to say, it's one of my favorites for if you want to wear a full face of make up, but you don't want to have to check your face in the mirror throughout the day.