Powder Foundation Swatches on Very Fair / Pale Skin

My latest foundation round-up is all powders! I did just recently order the Bare Minerals Original loose in the lightest shade and if I can think of it / don't have a brand new baby on my hands by the time I get it, I'll sneak in a swatch of it as well for comparison.

First grouping is the powders I consider to have more coverage or more easily built coverage.
Left to right:

  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC10
  • Laura Geller Double Take Baked Powder Foundation in Porcelain
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Soft Porcelain
  • Laura Geller Balance-N-Brighten in Porcelain
  • Lucy Minerals Original Mineral Powder Foundation in Pale Olive
  • Lancome Dual Finish Powder Foundation in Matte Porcelaine I

Second grouping I have difficulty getting much coverage out of or are not powder foundations but have some amount of color and coverage.
Left to right:

  • Sephora MicroSmooth Powder Foundation in Light 05
  • NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation in Ivory
  • L'Oreal True Match Powder in W1 Porcelain
  • MAC Next to Nothing Pressed Powder in Light
  • Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Mineral Correcting Powder in Translucent 

Here's the video for some thoughts on these powders.