Foundation with Pink Undertones : Ask IMBB

by Rati on November 5, 2011 · 35 comments

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Neha S Asks :

pink based foundation

i have pale fair skin. after a lot of trials and errors i have realised i am not warm toned.. but i may be a neutral. i think my undertonesare cool/pink and overtone is warm yellowish.
for a lot of time i have been using yellow based foundations only to realise it was making my face horrendously yellow. like i have literal yellow skin! i was confused why that was happening because from what i can see my colour looks pretty much warm like most indian beauties.


after reading and reearching a lot , i realised that sometimes your overtones differ your undertones. but a foundation should NEVER be matched to your overtones and u should ALWAYS make sure that u match it with the undertone of your skin.

it made a whole lot sense to me because.
a) yellow based ones wernt making me look right but overtly yellow,

b) neutral beige ones worked very well.( as beige and neutral tones are like chameleon , they adapt and take shades of ur under and over tones)
e.g. iv been using bourjois foundations which work well for my oily skin, plus they are mostly beige based.. but STILL their beiges are more on the yellow side. so although iv been most satisfactory with this particular brand. it still makes me look a ‘bit’ yellow
c) i was extremely happy with pink based compact that maybelline used to make in dark blue packaging.before they started making those whitestay uv compacts.
i had another pink based foundation from a german brand (i think) from ‘makeup factory’.
the former is discontinued and the latter i cant get hold of in bombay anymore

these pink based ones didnt make my skin look neither pink nor yellow. they looked just right and brought out the inner radiance of my skin. and looked like a perfect match for my colour.

pheww i know its a long post but my question is i just cant find pink based foundations here. not that i have tried many but whenever i went on a search swatching foundations almost every company had yellow based.

can anyone suggest me a good pink based foundation if they know about any? which company makes it.? as url know how desperate i am to get one, price is not an issue.
please help.

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zeeba November 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm

i have the same issues, my skin has pink undertones, and till date…..bourjois healthy mix worked for me….i use the shade clair blair that is #52 i guess……….. ๐Ÿ™‚ also bourjois foundations I think have more of the pink undertones. ๐Ÿ™‚


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

ya zeeba healthy mix some shades have pink undertones. but i dont know which… iv used a sample of shade 53 beige claire. was quite nice.. but id like to explore more and ask everyone 1t . hehe
i was using bio detox. bio detox has yellow tones.


dollar November 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Hie neha… well the foundation i use recently is from max factor… and it had pinkish undertone… and its works great for indian tones i guess ๐Ÿ˜‰ . i got it as a gift but m so hooked to it now :woot: and also my frnds hav picked it up coz its feature light… its max factor xperience weightless foundation.. i use dark gypsum shahde 80… they have like 6 to 8 shade…do check it before buyin max factor is very easy to find … u get them at shoppers stop .. lifestyle etc….hope this helped :puchhi:


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm

really..!! thanks dollar.. ill swatch and check them out .. ๐Ÿ˜€
does it uit oily skin though?


Divya November 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Hi dollar… Could you please share the Max Factor – Pinkinsh tone name.. with the shade for wheatish skin tone


Rati November 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

neha nw range from mac has pinkish undertones. you’d find such undertones in chanel and lancome foundations too. and yeah maxfactor also has shades with pinky undertones. ๐Ÿ˜€


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm

ill check lancome and mac rati… chanel toh thoda yellow hi laga… but i cudnt judge properly as i told u before the sa was acting sooper kanjoos… to let me try :reallyangry: :reallyangry:

ill check again ..thanks :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

pata hai one i went to mac and said i want pink undertone wala the sa gave me warm shade and it was three shades darker

and that time i wasnt reading imbb . so i never knew the trick of getting out ,seeing how the foundation works for skin and pick it up later..

it looked normal to me in the mac store lighting. i picked it up..
and ghar pe aake… :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

i literally use it as a bronzer now :silly: :silly: :silly:


Rati November 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm

na dyou have MUFE in bombay na.. check that. they toh put skintone color in bottle. ๐Ÿ˜› yesterday only i discarded my MUFE hd foundation and primer. they got expired. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ


Nupur November 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

rati iv never seen mufe in bombay ever..i dont think we have the brand here :(( :(( :(( :((


Nupur November 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm

oh le, hai naa, teinu pta hi ni ๐Ÿ˜›
its very much thr.. heer se puch ushko pta hai kahan hai.. i think inorbit mall mei hai ๐Ÿ™‚


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

ohhh sachiiiii …. i dint know..

inorbt is very far for me iv gone there only once or twice in my life ..probably thats why maine kabhi dekha nahi hoga :silly: :silly: :silly: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb:


Parita November 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Neha we have MUFE store in bombay Inorbit Mall malad..waha pe MAC bhi hai :))


jomol November 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Neha…..i have no idea :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: I am also waiting to hear the answers :woot: :woot:


Nupur November 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

mera bhi shame to shame jomol :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


sugisoni November 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

me too no idea… me still in class 1st for all this :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

hahahah u guyss :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:


jomol November 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Nupurrrrrrrrrrrr…you toh don’t even tell……..I don’t want to hear from any angrezen :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:


Arja November 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

some chambor foundations – like the silver compact shade RR1 had intense pink undertones ๐Ÿ˜› so it was absloutely unsuitable for me ,and i think even revlon has foundations with pink undertones


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

haan revlon hi bach gaya tha swatch karne.. meko bhi thoda shak hai k revlon might have foundations on pink side :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: … me will pakka se check it out now…
u thnk it will suit oily skin though?


Arja November 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

i have the other alternate ques regarding foundations ๐Ÿ˜› does shisheido foundations have yellow undertones? the irony is lakme has the shade which suits me to the t,but the less i talk about lakme foundations the better – as you all know the reasons ๐Ÿ˜› gets greasy, or fades .or breaks me out. so anyone who knows about a good yellow based foundation for oily skin do let me know…


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

yellow based and oily skin then u can go for bourjois bi detox
if price is not an issue then clarins makes nice yellow based ones.
lancome ka some foundations are also yellow based.


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

even body hopemakes yellow based… but i dont like them for my oily skin..even if they claim oil free.. so i advise u to sample it 1st :)) :))


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm

body shop* i mean


akshita November 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

i use mac pro long wear in nw25. It works for me and i have pink undertones too!


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm

thanks akhita i will check the NW range :)) :)) :))


Arja November 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

okay great ๐Ÿ˜› for a foundation i guess high end is preferable .thank you for the recommendations :thanks:


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm

hehe then do check out clarins :)) :))


Arja November 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm

i will allright ๐Ÿ˜› clarins owns herbal essences too dont they ๐Ÿ˜› most people in our swimming team are gaga about those shampoos – tousle me pretty and all ๐Ÿ˜€


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

nono thats clairol that owns herbal essence
clarins is a luxury brand like clinique , elazabeth arden, lancome..EL etc


Arja November 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm

how about the revlon colorstay? i mean i needed full coverage and somethng that would stick to my face without getting oxidised ..and it seems to have a separate range for combo-oily skin and has a decent range of shades to choose from ?:)


Arja November 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm

i am aware revlon isnt high-end,it is infact a drugstore brand – but it isnt altogether disappointing as per reviews


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm

hmm im surely checkin revlon arja :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Shweta November 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Nehaaa :teddy: :love: I suffer from d same problem..first I thot It was me nt blending d foundation well thn I realised tat I have pinkish undertones :stars: And i am ever so grateful to u for posting this query Neha ๐Ÿ™‚ And i ill try out d suggestions given by others :woot:


Neha S. November 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

i used to think the same..coz yellow ones look like a mask on my face.. :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:


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