Your Foundation Soul Mate Has Arrived
Can the Sephora Pantone Color IQ really pair us with our perfect shade of foundation? We tested its matchmaking skills
My shade turned out to be 2Y01 (almost the lightest shade out there). There were so many options for me to choose from -- I had no idea so many brands could match my pale skin! Still, I ended up not completely happy with my foundation. Don't get me wrong, the shade was spot on. But instead of my usual multi-step process, I decided to try a BB Cream (Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Fair), thinking I would like it if I knew it was the right shade. But, like all the BB creams I've tried before, the formula just didn't have the coverage or staying power I'm used to.
Undeterred, I decided to visit my local Sephora store on my own to see if someone who wasn't a Sephora PRO could give me an accurate reading. In short, yes! At first my reading came out a shade darker than my original, but after a few adjustments, I ended up back at 2Y01. We tried out a few foundations and, after using the filter to figure out what kind of coverage I wanted, I am happy to report that I have found my match (Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Supercharged Foundation, in 10 Ivory Light)... at least until the next foundation comes along.
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