I don't really like wearing foundations on normal days, but when I do decide to put something on, I have Revlon Colorstay in 310 Warm Golden, which is a near-perfect match. On the downside, most of the times I go out with foundation on, it's dark, there's flash photography going on, and I look really pale and ghostly and creepy in pictures. So I thought that maybe I'd go for a foundation without the SPF and see how that would go.
My shade in Rimmel's Lasting Finish foundation is 300 Sand. I'm an NC35 in MAC.
time; 5pm Pacific, sunset
place; hallway :: direct sunlight
time; 5pm Pacific, sunset.
place; bathroom :: indirect sunlight
time; ~5pm Pacific, sunset.
place; dim room :: with flash
The colour match is pretty spot-on, and though I still get a pale cast in flash photos, it's not as bad as when I wear the Colorstay. Rimmel smells nicer, too. :/ I haven't worn it enough to test longevity, but that no-transfer claim? Lie. I wiped my mouth on a napkin and the foundation around the area came off with my spaghetti sauce. On the bright side part two, I haven't broken out yet.
Jumping to skincare -- yeah, this isn't an obvious segue at all -- look what I got as a present from my dad!
DARPHIN, Paris: gentle, plant-based skincare that's super-expensive! I checked out one of the products on that photo -- the "Niaouli Aromatic Care," which is a facial oil -- and that bottle (15mL/0.5oz) is $70US. Now multiply that by seven, which is the amount of full-sized products I've got going on...if this stuff doesn't work, I quit.