|Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Face Foundation in #7 and #9.|
Beauté’s GUIDE to Find “THE ONE”
is the building block for the rest of your makeup. Get it right and your skin glows, the line
between skin and foundation is, well, lineless. Get it wrong and it doesn’t matter what
follows, it’s all you can see – lines of demarcation, a skin tone that looks “off,”
Castillo, Le Métier de Beauté Director of Color, has a color theory: your
foundation shade should not match your skin – well, not exactly. In other
words, foundation is not applied on a white background, so shades of foundation
need to take our skin tone into
consideration. We are not simply warm and cool; we have undertones and skin
types that scream for complimentary coverage. The Le Métier de Beauté Classic
Flawless Finish Foundation range works with skin with complementary tones for minimizing
redness, maximizing warmth and allowing skin to breathe with buildable
Castillo brings us through the range with a step-by-step guide to each shade
and what skin tone, hue and undertone it was designed for.
shades are recommended for fair to dark skin types that appear to have a golden
undertone. This skin type tends to tan easily with minimal to no redness. This
skin type is also referred to as “Warm.”
but warm in tone. For very pale skin that reveals no pink or redness.
skin that appears gold or yellow in tone. Though fair, this is suitable for a
light complexion that is able to tan without burning.
year-round tan-color. Golden, but not burned.
naturally dark skin with a warm, golden undertone.
fair or dark, this skin tone is considered “Cool,” and tends not to
reveal any pink or red in the skin.
light, porcelain complexion with a cool undertone.
complexion (light tan) with no redness.
tan complexion that does not burn or reveal redness in the skin.
the name implies, this range is neither warm nor cool, but rather, a balance of
both. This range is the easiest to fall into if you cannot decide between gold
or pink. This skin type contains both hues, “warm” and “cool,” and is generally
known to reveal pink or red in the skin when exposed to sun.
to medium complexion, with a slight rosy hue.
“medium,” this hue is perfect for a wide variety of actual skin colors. Anyone
with a light to medium, medium, or medium to dark complexion can wear this
color. If you are fair, it will reveal a naturally looking tan, if you are a
slightly darker medium, than it will brighten the complexion. It contains both
cool and warm tones.
medium tan. Cool toned, with a warm glow. A perfect blend of gold and pink, with
a light tan. The hue appears
peachy-apricot in tone, and again, a wide variety of skin colors can wear this
peach and Rose complexion is generally comprised of amber, rose and deep orange
hues. Shades 10 and 12 are most suitable for very tanned, or naturally deep
complexioned skin types.
medium-dark complexion. Example: Mediterranean skin that has been tanned exposing
a slight redness in tone. It invokes the legendary tans of Saint Tropez and the
Cote d’ Azur.
the darkest skin tones. This hue contains a slightly red to orange undertone.
Classic Flawless Finish Foundation
tone and imperfections for a luminous, natural look. Hydrating emollients and age-defying
ingredients create a creamy formula that glides on effortlessly and blends in
quickly for flawless coverage that lasts all day. Soft finish leaves skin
looking natural and refreshed.
Vitamins A & E for a healthy, hydrated complexion
rays with SPF 8 (Mr. Castillo recommends
using a daily moisturizer with a minimum SPF value of 15)
|The foundation guide above states that #7 is a medium tan and I think it translates as a bit lighter than that…definitely suitable for NC 25-27 skin.|
|#9 is a golden tan that mixes well with lighter foundations to create greater depth. I love that it doesn’t have the obvious orange cast that can accompany “tan” toned foundations.|
|**All swatches in direct sunlight…I included the Illamasqua Skin Base in 6.5 (about NC 25) for reference.|
|**In direct sunlight…this is my perfect summer skin shade!|
|**In the shade|
|Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Face Foundation in #7 and #9 (combined), Rouge Bunny Rouge bronzer in Netherway Cove (reviewed HERE), Makeup Forever Aqua Cream Shadow in Taupe and Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in