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Best Shade Range per Brand: Part 1


This is far too huge a subject to condense into a single post, so consider this the first series of the site.

Finding the best foundation shade for your skin tone can be challenging, especially if your complexion doesn’t match the 3-4 shades many brands have on display in Boots. Ladies with deeper skin tones are particularly excluded when it comes to buying suitable foundations in Ireland, so I’ve compiled a list of exactly what brand have a foundation with more than a few paltry shades, and where to get them.

I’ve picked the foundations which have the best selection of shades and included the skin type most suitable for them. Your mileage may well vary though.
Also, you’ll see I’ve stated a few times that the link attached to some foundations don’t offer the same range of shades as the brand websites do. This is intentional as I may not be familiar with ordering from that brand’s website, or they might not deliver to Ireland. I’ve also arranged the list in order of ascending price, so hopefully, there will be something to suit everyone’s budget.

Ok enough rambling, on with the list!

Maybelline
Foundation with best shade range: Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation with 32 shades on their website, 18 on attached link.
Skin type: Oily/combination. Fit Me is also available for dryer skin types.
Coverage: Medium.
Cost: €4.98 – €8.39 (special offer)

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LA Girl
Foundation with best shade range: Pro Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Liquid foundation with 16 shades on their website, 13 on attached link.
Skin type: Normal/dry.
Coverage: Full.
Cost: €10.30

 

 

L’oreal
Foundation with best shade range: True Match Foundation with 28 shades.
Skin type: All.
Coverage: Medium-Full.
Cost: €14.99

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Milani 
Foundation with best shade range: Conceal and Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer with 15 shades.
Skin type: Oily/combination.
Coverage: Medium-Full.
Cost: €15.30

black Up
Foundation with best shade range: Mattifying Fluid Foundation with 17 shades.
Skin type: Oily/combination.
Coverage: Medium.
Cost: €17.70 (special offer)

Nyx
Foundation with best shade range: Total Control Drop Foundation with 24 shades.
Skin type: All.
Coverage: Light-Full (very buildable).
Cost: €18.50

Inglot
Foundation with best shade range: AMC Cream Foundation with 22 shades.
Skin type: All but especially dry skin.
Coverage: Medium-Full.
Cost: €24

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Illamasqua
Foundation with best shade range: Skin Base Foundation with 18 shades.
Skin type: All.
Coverage: Light-Medium.
Cost: €31.10 (special offer)

MAC
Foundation with best shade range: MACStudio Fix Powder Plus Foundation with 48 shades.
Skin type: Normal/Oily.
Coverage: Medium-Full.
Cost: €32

Bare Minerals
Foundation with best shade range: ‘Bareskin’ SPF 20 pure brightening serum foundation with 20 shades.
Skin type: Normal/dry.
Coverage: Medium-Full.
Cost: €32

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Too Faced
Foundation with best shade range: Born this Way Foundation with 18 shades.
Skin type: All.
Coverage: Medium-Full.
Cost: €35

Smashbox
Foundation with best shade range: Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation with 22 shades.
Skin type: All.
Coverage: Medium-Full.
Cost: €37

Cover FX
Foundation with best shade range: Total Cover Cream Foundation with 22 shades.
Skin type: Normal/dry.
Coverage: Medium-Full.
Cost: €37.10

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Lancôme
Foundation with best shade range: Teint Idole Ultra Wear  with 40 shades.
Skin type: All.
Coverage: Medium-Full.
Cost: €39

Estée Lauder
Foundation with best shade range: Double Wear Stay in Place liquid foundation with 44 shades.
Skin type: All.
Coverage: Full.
Cost: €40
 

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