Saturdays are for swatching! I wanted to share swatches of some of my Foundations and Concealers for Fair Skin with you. Right now I’m wearing makeup daily for my never ending Zoom meetings (4 to 6 hours of meetings a week). Because I have rosacea, I wear a minimum of foundation, lip oil or lip tint, and my brows right now. Otherwise I feel like all you see on zoom is a very pink face. On days when I’m feeling good and have more energy, I put on eyeshadow and do a full face of makeup.
The Urban Decay products were sent as PR samples. Everything else purchased by me. All opinions, as always, are my own.
Foundations and Concealers for Fair Skin Swatches
I applied the center swatches and waited 10 minutes, then added a dot of each product to the outside to try to show you how the products might oxidize.
I took the above photo of foundations and concealers for fair skin outside in direct afternoon sun.
This photo of foundations and concealers for fair skin was taken indoors in indirect sunlight in my bedroom.
- Milk Makeup Flex Stick Foundation in Porcelain (v)
- Em Cosmetics Daydream Cushion Foundation in Cloud Dream (v)
- *Urban Decay Stay Naked Correcting Concealer in 10NN (v)
- Kim Chi Chic Beauty the Most Concealer in TMC 01 Ivory
- *Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator in 10 Ultra-Fair Neutral (v)
- Supergoop! CC Screen SPF 50 in 105N (v)
- Exa High Fidelity Foundation in 530 Terese (v)
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly (not cruelty-free, used as a reference shade)
- XX Revolution Glow Skin FauXXdation Foundation in FX0.05
- Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Stick in Angel Food
- Nyx Born to Glow! Naturally Radiant Foundation in Pale (v)
- Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer in Pale (v)
- Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation Stick in Porcelain (v)
- Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint in 110 Pink (v)
- Milani Soft Focus Glow Complexion Enhancer in Nude Glow (v)
- Danessa Myricks Vision Cream Cover Adjustable Foundation & Concealer in N01 (v)
- Juvia’s Place 3-in-1 Shade Stick Foundation in Tokyo (v)
- Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer in 24 (v)
- Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer in Tone 01 (v)
- The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.0 NS (v)
* denotes PR sample.
Milk Makeup Flex Stick Foundation in Porcelain
Milk Makeup Flex Foundation Stick in Porcelain is an amazing stick foundation, which is why I included it in my foundations and concealers for fair skin. The shade Porcelain, a very fair with neutral undertones, works well with my skin tone. It has buildable coverage, which I love. It blends in seamlessly and lasts all day on Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer. I prefer to apply it with the Urban Decay Optical Blurring brush. This has been my favorite foundation for about 2 years now because of the amazing shade match and formula. See my Milk Makeup Skin Care and Makeup Review for more Milk Makeup love.
Porcelain is a very fair neutral that blends seamlessly with my very fair neutral to cool yellow under tone.
Milk Makeup is a large indie brand that is 100% cruelty-free and 100% vegan.
Em Cosmetics Daydream Cushion Foundation in Cloud Dream
Em Cosmetics Daydream Cushion Foundation in Cloud Dream is touted as a multi-use formula that can be used as a primer under foundation, worn alone as a tinted SPF topper, or paired with concealer. I love the environmentally friendly, refillable compact packaging and that it comes with a refill when you buy it. The serum-infused formula is easy to apply and wear. The packaging recommends you apply every 2 hours if you’re going to be outside. They also state that this is a cosmetic product and not intended to replace your normal sunscreen. This is a great foundation if you love light coverage like I do and you’re looking for a cruelty-free cushion foundation for fair skin.
Cloud Dream is a fair neutral hue.
Em Cosmetics is a cruelty-free indie beauty brand.
Urban Decay Stay Naked Correcting Concealer in 10NN
The Urban Decay Stay Naked Concealer is a nice, lightweight concealer for covering dark spots and blemishes. UD recommends it for concealing around the face, as well as for shaping the face by highlighting with a lighter shade. You can contour with a concealer a few shades deeper than your skin tone.
10NN is a very fair neutral concealer.
Urban Decay is a cruelty-free beauty brand owned by L’Oreal. They are part of the Responsible Mica Initiative, which means they are child labor free.
The Kim Chic Chic Beauty The Most Concealer in TMC 01 Ivory
The Kim Chic Chic Beauty The Most Concealer is pretty amazing. It’s a very dry, heavily pigmented formula that is somehow not drying. It’s also a multi-tasking wonder since it has a buildable full coverage and water resistant formula, can hide blemishes, dark circles, and other skin imperfections.
TMC 01 Ivory is for fair skin with a neutral undertone.
KimChi Chic Beauty is by the fabulous drag queen, KimChi Chic. They’re a 100% cruelty-free indie beauty brand.
Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator in 10 Ultra Fair Neutral
The Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator foundation is the best foundation for my skin type that Urban Decay has released in a decade. I LOVE this lightweight formula. It has buildable, medium coverage, which is more than enough for my taste. I adore the glow it gives, especially when I wear it with Danessa Myricks Prism FX Hydrating Lotion. I feel radiant in this foundation. The coverage from Hydromaniac is perfect for me for daily wear. See more Urban Decay Features.
The shade 10 Ultra-Fair Neutral is a fair neutral foundation.
Supergoop CC Screen SPF 50 in 105N
The Supergoop CC Screen SPF 50 in 105N is another product that I’ve been loving and wearing the hell out of. I do still wear another SPF underneath it, my Supergoop Unseen SPF 40. One of the best things about this CC Screen is that it is reef-safe, environmentally friendly packaging, and made without oxybenzone. Supergoop says if you want to wear only the CC Screen that they recommend you apply it, let it set, and then apply a second layer. This product is the perfect amount of coverage for my taste for daily wear, which is why I included it in my foundations and concealers for fair skin. You may want to check out should I use moisturizer and sunscreen.
105N is for very fair neutral skin tones.
Supergoop! is owned by Holly Thaggard. They’re a cruelty-free indie skin care brand
Exa High Fidelity Foundation in Terese
My beautiful friend Justina from Justina’s Gems told me I NEEDED to try the Exa High Fidelity Foundation. It has a flexible formula that can be worn sheer or built up to full luminous coverage. It’s gluten free and vegan. It contains soothing ingredients like aloe vera and maqui berry, as well as microalgae. The High Fidelity foundation comes in 43 shades. The foundation is a lovely, buildable formula and it has a beautiful finish.
530 Terese is fair with neutral undertones.
Exa is a private label makeup brand owned by Credo Beauty. They’re a clean beauty brand.
XX Revolution Glow Skin FauXXdation Foundation FX0.05
The XX Revolution Glow Skin FauXXdation Foundation in FX0.05 is a foundation I found on Beauty Bay. It’s a lightweight buildable coverage foundation that gives you medium to full coverage with a glow. It comes in 55 shades catering to yellow, olive, pink, neutral, cool, golden, orange and warm undertones. If you have dry skin and you need medium to full coverage, this is definitely a foundation to check out, which is why I included it in this foundations and concealers for fair skin swatch fest.
FX0.05 is for the fairest skin with yellow undertone.
Revolution Beauty is a cruelty free beauty brand.
Huda Beauty FauxFilter Skin Finish Foundation Stick in 110N Angel Food
I am in love with the Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Stick. It’s fragrance-free, which is a big deal to me, because I hate added fragrance in foundations. It’s transfer-proof, waterproof, humidity and sweat resistant. Because it’s a stick, it’s easy to build up the coverage to full if you want, but you know me. I prefer light to light-medium coverage. The finish on this foundation is beautiful.
110N Angel Food is a very fair with neutral undertone. I feel it’s a neutral to cool yellow.
Huda Beauty is a cruelty-free beauty brand.
Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Foundation in Pale
Nyx Born to Glow! Naturally Radiant Foundation in Pale is a beautiful glowy drugstore foundation perfect for dry skin like mine. It’s got buildable medium coverage and comes in 45 shades. Not to mention it’s $10, which is hard to beat! That’s why I included it in this foundations and concealers for fair skin roundup.
Pale is described as a white ivory with warm undertone.
Nyx is a cruelty-free beauty brand.
Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer in Pale
The Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer is lovely! It does a great job at brightening and blurring imperfections. It’s very blendable and easy to work with, but not a full coverage product.
The concealer shade Pale is described as a white ivory with warm undertone.
Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation Stick in Porcelain
This is the first Milani foundation that I found I could wear because they finally made a shade light enough to work with my skin tone. Unfortunately, it looks like they may be discontinuing this foundation because it’s on sale for $6.99 with limited shades available. See why I call this the best cruelty-free drugstore foundation for under $10.
My shade, Porcelain, is a fair neutral.
Milani is a cruelty-free beauty brand.
Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint in 110 Pink
Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint in 110 Pink is my biggest disappointment that I’ve purchased recently. I find this shade is too pink to actually brighten my under eyes, but it may be perfect for someone with very fair cool pink undertones.
110 Pink is for fair to light skin.
Milani Soft Focus Glow in Nude Glow
Milani Soft Focus Glow in Nude Glow is a light golden beige complexion perfection product. In the photo above I’m wearing it mixed with an iridescent glowy product and a bit of Milani’s Porcelain stick. If you’re looking for something to slightly warm up your complexion and blur imperfections for Zoom, this is a great choice, which is why I included it in this set of foundations and concealers for fair skin swatches.
I describe Nude Glow as a light golden beige pearl.
I’m really interested in seeing swatches or trying Milani’s Glow Hydrating Skin Tint, too. I really love most of Milani’s glowy products. Their After Glow Liquid Strobe Light is stunning.
Danessa Myricks Vision Cream Cover Adjustable Foundation & Concealer in N01
Danessa Myricks Vision Cream Cover Adjustable Foundation & Concealer in N01 is a fantastic product! I’m so happy to see Danessa Myricks Beauty available at Sephora now. Danessa is such a talented makeup artist and her all vegan makeup line is amazing! This product works well with oil, wax, and silicone-based products. A little goes a long way on me, but I prefer light to medium coverage. It is very easy to get full coverage with this product. I use shade N01 as foundation or concealer. N04 works as a contour for me. I love that this formula is very easy to turn into a glowy tinted moisturizer with the Danessa Myricks Prism FX Hydrating Lotion. See more of my Danessa Myricks features. See N01 & N04 swatched together here.
N01 is for very fair skin with a neutral undertone.
Danessa Myricks is a black-owned cruelty-free and vegan beauty brand.
Juvia’s Place 3-in-1 Shade Stick Foundation in Tokyo
I find the Juvia’s Place 3-in-1 Shade Stick Foundation in Tokyo to have an ultra creamy formula. It’s extremely comfortable for dry skin like mine to wear. Read more Juvia’s Place features.
Tokyo is for very light skin with a neutral undertone.
Juvia’s Place is a black-owned cruelty-free indie beauty brand.
Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer in 24
Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Concealer is an amazing full coverage concealer.
24 is for the fairest skin with a neutral cool undertone.
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer in Tone 01
Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer in Tone 01 is a very creamy concealer. It’s not a favorite of mine but I included it here so you could see how it compares to the other.
Tone 01 N is described as a light with neutral peach undertones.
Kosas is a cruelty-free clean beauty brand.
The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.0 NS
The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.0 NS has a pretty, skinlike finish.
1.0 NS is described as very fair with neutral undertones with silver highlights.
The Ordinary is a cruelty-free and vegan skin care company.
Foundations and Concealers for Fair Skin Final Thoughts
Out of the concealer products I’ve featured today, my favorite concealers are the Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer in Pale, KimChi Chic Beauty the Most Concealer in TMC 01 Ivory, and Danessa Myricks Vision Cream Cover Adjustable Foundation & Concealer in N01. I really appreciate the pigmentation of the KimChi Chic and the Danessa Myricks. I love the brightening effect from the Nyx.
Out of the foundations I’ve featured today, my favorites are the Urban Decay Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator in 10 Ultra-Fair Neutral, Supergoop! CC Screen SPF 50 in 105N, Milk Makeup Flex Stick Foundation in Porcelain, Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Stick in Angel Food, Nyx Born to Glow! Naturally Radiant Foundation in Pale, Milani Soft Focus Glow Complexion Enhancer in Nude Glow, Juvia’s Place 3-in-1 Shade Stick Foundation in Tokyo, and Em Cosmetics Daydream Cushion Foundation in Cloud Dream.
I’m hooked on foundation sticks and still feel like they’re great for daily wear when I’m running out and about, which I haven’t done for a year because of the pandemic. UD’s Hydromaniac, Supergoop’s CC Screen and Milani’s Soft Focus Glow are all three so easy to slap on with finger tips if you don’t want to bother with a brush and they’re perfect for my five minute face routine. I don’t need a ton of coverage, just something to help hide my redness.
What are you wearing on your face lately? Are there any foundations or complexion perfection products you’re excited for?
I’m glad you said that Huda’s foundation is fragrance free since I’ve had a problem with fragrance in one of her products. This comparison is so helpful. While I’m not wearing foundation now I will in the future and I’ll look into Huda, Danessa Myer and the new UD. Kosas unfortunately just sits on my skin so after a while it doesn’t look right. I loved The Ordinary when I first started using it but throughout the day it separates and I see pores galore.