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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I would say Talent Pool and maybe Star By Night. Lotusland is beautiful, but at a quick glance looks just like Stars and Rockets, which I just bought…

Hi C-dub,

I think you’ll like Talent Pool, then! It is definitely a great teal when you don’t have 20 already!

hi christine,
what is your description of flat top?

I kind of confused because in some swatches flat top looks like dark purple, but in ur swatches it’s more blue with some purple in it…


I stumbled onto your site through listening to the ladies of youtube, and i so GLAD i did. You are so helpful and nice, I never really paid attention to MAC collections, i would just go there whenever i had extra money….anyway Im thrilled for the starflash and CoC collection.. do you think that orphues and dream maker would go good together on my dark skin,id say im an nw45 or nw50 thanks alot

Hi Megan,

I’m glad you found us! That’s so great 🙂

Yes, I think they would. Dream Maker would stand out and be STUNNING as a lid color on you (make sure to use a good base).

Great swatches!! I have a question… how similar is ‘Go!’ to ‘All that Glitters’?? On first glance they look alike but I could be way off…

Hi Nosh,

Hm… They might be close, but I don’t think so. I don’t own AtG, though, which has never appealed to me that much either. I’ll see if I can remember to check at the store.

hey christine i really wanted to get star by night and talent pool but when i went to MAC star by night looked a lot like deep truth and talent pool looked a lot like tilt. please help cause i really wanna get them but i’m having trouble getting myself to buy something i think i already have.

thnx =]

Hi MinSue,

Star By Night is really just like Deep Truth and any of Deep Truth’s latest LE dupes. Talent Pool isn’t like Tilt, IMO, it’s much more teal. Closer to Shimmermoss than any other permanent shadow.

Hi Christine, just kinna wondering, how would you compare Smoke&Diamonds to Silver Ring? Are they 2 really identical twin? Thanks

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