I got matched by an SA, and in store the shade looked quite yellow for my skin tone, but I convinced myself it was probably the lighting and that this gentleman knew what he is doing, I mean he does work there and does this all the time! Sadly, as soon as I got home and tried it all on my face, it was way too much of a cool tone for me. So I had to return the next day to exchange it, and funny enough it seems this employee has a tendency to match people wrongly since the lady straight away asked if I had been served by the male employee. Lesson learned ladies: trust your gut and don't be scared to tell a professional if you think a product or shade is off or not right for you!
I was first matched to 2C1 Pure Beige, but my correct shade is in fact 1N1 Ivory Nude, and I have been using this foundation this past winter season since my skin is at its palest right now and this is the lightest shade in the neutral range. I have a lot of redness and hyper pigmentation and after using it for over four months now all I can say is that it is the perfect liquid foundation for me. It is full coverage, isn't too thick nor too thin, blends effortlessly, and keeps me 100% shine-free all day long. It feels very smooth once applied, doesn't cake up on me, and feels like second skin. This is now my go-to foundation when I have 8+ hour days since my makeup does not budge - seriously, my makeup looks as good when I get home as it does when I am leaving in the morning! The only other foundation that keeps me shine-free is the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation (reviewed here), so if you are looking for a cheaper alternative I would highly recommend you try that one out too.
Slightly yellow on my arm but perfect on my face - does anyone else have darker skin on their face?
The Estée Lauder Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation is the most I have ever payed for a foundation, priced at CA$44.00, and that is definitely what made me wait so long before trying it, but after a while I deemed it worthy enough of getting. Was it worth the investment? Without a doubt, yes!
Have you tried this foundation? Do you like it as much as I do?