Updated Very Fair / Pale Foundation Swatches on NC5 to NC10 Skin

I made a new video with a bunch of foundation swatches, since I last recorded one of these I have found quite a few better options for my NC5-NC10 skin. My arm is similar to my neck in that it's likely lighter than NC5. My best color matches are NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia (unfortunately it doesn't wear very well on me), the Missha BB creams, the Buxom Show Some Skin, Kevyn Aucoin SSE, Charlotte Tilbury and Lancôme.

My favorite formula is the Lancôme but the color is a bit dark and peach. But it wears twice amazingly well and isn't super unflattering to my dry cheeks. My t-zone goes from slightly oily in the winter while pregnant, to very oily while not pregnant in the summer. :) My cheeks are always dry to very dry.

Here's all the swatches that were in the video. Also the full names of the products are below in case my abbreviations didn't make sense. I went slightly out of order in the video from the swatches on my arm.

  1. MAC Face and Body in C1
  2. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15
  3. NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia
  4. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in 1 Fair
  5. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra in 90 Ivoire N
  6. L'Oréal True Match in W1 Porcelain
  7. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in shade #13
  8. Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream in shade #13
  9. Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation in Tickle the Ivory
  10. Rachel K CC Cream in Fair (discontinued)
  11. CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous in 105 Classic Ivory
  12. CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in 805 Ivory
  13. Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX01
  14. Josie Maran Vibrancy Foundation in Dynamic RG5
  15. Paula's Choice Barely There Sheer Matte Tint (tinted moisturizer SPF 30) in Level 1
  16. Laura Mercier Crème Smooth foundation in Porcelain Ivory
Let me know if you'd like swatches of my powder foundations, concealers or a suggestion for a cool yellow liquid foundation! I'm still on the lookout for the perfect color and formula combo. :D


  1. Hi! So I think Im about your same shade. Siberia fits me well, but like you I dont love the formula. What do you currently wear? Everything I try seems to be too peachy/orange for me. Thanks


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