We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

43 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Your skin tone/coloring: NARS Stromboli (medium-tan/golden undertones)
Best face mask?
Best face serum? Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro serum
Best acne treatment? My GP prescribed Duac Gel which pretty much wiped out my acne.

Skin tone: Fair, neutral leaning warm. Best shade matches for reference is Burberry Velvet 201 and Luminous Silk #3.

Best Face Mask: In the summer, I like using Paula’s Choice oil control clay mask.

Face serum: Don’t use any.

Acne treatment: For hormonal cysts around the jaw – Spironolactone. For acne due to clogged pores/skin shedding issues – Tazorac.

Your skin tone/coloring: Dark/ warm (NARS Benares). Dry, sensitive, and acne prone skin type.
Best face mask?: Korres wild rose + vit c sleeping facial
Best face serum?: Ole Henrinksen truth serum vit c
Best acne treatment?: I’ve always had hormonal acne– as a teen and as an adult UGH–SO I see a dermatologist for treatment. Retin A miro, clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide 5% help me. When I’m on BC pills my skin is pretty clear, too. I’ve never found any other treatments helpful, especially many of the OTC.

Your skin tone/coloring: Dark/Deep NW48
Best face mask? Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Best face serum? Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector
Best acne treatment? Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment

Your skin tone/coloring: NW20/25
Best face mask: Lush Mask of Magnaminty
Best face serum: I haven’t found a life-changing one yet 🙁
Best acne treatment: Retin-A Gel 0.01%

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/medium, with heavy red undertones. (thanks native blood for the red skin!)
Best face mask? Avon moisturizing facemask with rose water!! It keeps all flakes at bay and calms my skin!
Best face serum? I haven’t found one that doesn’t break me out yet!
Best acne treatment? I used an over the counter one!

Your skin tone/coloring: MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15/NC20 Yellow/Olive undertones
Best face mask? I don’t use face masks a lot, but I do enjoy the My Beauty Diary Apple Polyphenol mask. It makes my skin feel hydrated and plump!
Best face serum? Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum – This has lightened my hyperpigmentation a lot.
Best acne treatment? I have acne prone skin with hormonal acne and the only products that have seemed to make a difference are the Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix used in conjunction with the Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser.

Your skin tone/colouring: Neutral Medium Deep (MAC NC44/45, Illamasqua SB 13, MUFE HD 173)

Best face mask? Haven’t tried enough to comment

Best face serum? Olay Regenerist Serum

Best acne treatment? Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA (ok, not technically a spot treatment but keeping up with this keeps my skin acne free.

Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral Cool fair.
Best face mask? Karuna is my recent favorite as sheet mask. Best mud/cleansing mask: Lush Mask of Magnimity, Glam Glow
Best face serum? Combination of Estee Lauder ANR + Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Serum
Best acne treatment? The BodyShop tea tree oil.

Skintone/Coloring: Fairly light, very neutral; dark-featured.

Mask: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.

Serum: I just use natural oils under my moisturizer. I’m currently using Shea Moisture Baby Oil Rub, which is a medley of argan, shea, & jojoba oils, among many others. I get all the benefits of the “good” skin-loving ingredients without any chemicals, which defeat the purpose…

Acne Treatment: I’ve never had an acne “problem”, but for the occasional pimple, I dab a bit of tea tree oil directly on it.

I’ve spent lots of money on “luxury” skincare over the years, but never found any to work any better than all natural products, which not only work better, and are cheaper, but never caused any adverse reactions. Plus, I benefit from applying the “good stuff” directly to my skin.

Coloring: Snow White (character)
Face Mask: Boots no7 heating mask – it’s cozy on my face!
Face Serum: Silk Naturals Oatmeal serum. Highly anti-inflamatory and moisturizing.
Acne Treatment: Paula’s Choice salicylic acid for preventing, Silk Naturals wasabi ointment for once they’ve happened.

Skin tone/coloring: NC45
Best face mask: Manuka honey, olive oil, brown sugar, lemon
Best face serum: MUAC Gly-luronic serum for day/NIA24 Rapid Exfoliating Serum at night
Best acne treatment: Image Clear Cell Medicated Acne Lotion

Your skin tone/coloring: light/fair, warm
Best face mask? dermalogical multivitamin recovery mask. hands down. although I’m always up for new ideas.
Best face serum? liked ole henrikson truth serum when I used it but it went out the door when I tried to simplify my skincare. still looking for a good, reasonably priced retinol.
Best acne treatment? don’t get acne much but I use kate somerville when I do.

Your skin tone/colouring: laura mercier porcelain
Best face mask? Queen Helene mint julep
Best face serum? Still looking
Best acne treatment? Dermalogica overnight clearing gel

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair neutral; auburn hair, hazel/green eyes

Best face mask? NuSkin Epoch Glacial Marine Mud

Best face serum? I don’t know. I’ve tried all kinds of samples, and some others longer-term, but I’ve not noticed that they do anything.

Best acne treatment? Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Best face mask? Borghese Fango or Pur Minerals but I’m also liking the Clinique Moisture Surge “sleeping mask” (though it’s not really my idea of a “mask”)
Best face serum? I’m enjoying the one I recently purchased from Marcelle – 8-in-1
Best acne treatment? Don’t use ’em and haven’t needed them ever.

skin tone/coloring: light-medium NC 30ish
best face Masks: Omorovicza deep cleansing mask and PTR Camu Camu vit c sleeping mask
Best face serum:Omorovicza Gold night drops
Best acne treatment: Acne.org AHA+ I don’t have acne now. But I had a pretty bad flare up in my early 30’s of adult acne. i used their entire line which was great. i use that for spot treatment still!

Your skin tone/coloring: light to light-medium with yellow undertones (except I feel like I’m having a bit of a tone crisis now – am I actually neutral?! I don’t know!)
Best face mask? Any mask by GLAMGLOW (I love them all), the NUDE Skincare Miracle Mask & Aveda Intensive Hydrating mask.
Best face serum? Indeed Lab’s Hydraluron, REN Radiance Perfection Serum & I’ve just started using Sunday Riley Good Genes treatment & I’m loving it.
Best acne treatment? I like La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo, it seems to be the only thing that’s really effective for me. I haven’t found a spot treatment that I really like, even though I’ve used Mario Badescu & others.

◾Your skin tone/coloring: NC25-30
◾Best face mask? Too many to list, but I’ll try: Kate Sommerville Exfolikate, PTR Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, Perricone MD Chloro Plasma, and Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask.
◾Best face serum? Skincueticals Blemish + Age Defense and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
◾Best acne treatment? Skincueticals Blemish + Age Defense and Clean and Clear Persa-Gel

– Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium with warm undertones (NC25), combination skin.
– Best face mask? Korres Pomegranate.
– Best face serum? For day: REN Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil & for night: Estee Lauder ANR.
– Best acne treatment? Accutane. So thankful it worked wonders on my skin 15 years ago.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with yellow undertone and redness
Best face mask? i’ve tried shiseido eye masks & nature republic & they are good
Best face serum? right now using body shop vitamin E serum – good!
Best acne treatment? spot treat with tea tree oil but its not the best smelling thing so close to my face

Skin tone: medium chanel beige 30, dry & sensitive
Face mask: skii sheet mask for hydrating, lamer lifting and firming mask for tightening
Face serum: la mer the concentrate & shiseido ultimune
Acne treatment: I have very sensitive dry skin and haven’t used a daily acne treatment however when I started using the radical exfoliating pads a couple times a week my acne really cleared up!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-light, peachy (MAC NW15). Very oily, somewhat acne prone, lots blackheads and clogged pores.

Best face mask? Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask and Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque

Best face serum? Cellex-C Advanced-C Serum and Jan Marini Age Intervention Retinol Plus.

Best acne treatment? Salicylic acid works very well for me. Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion has completely changed my skin! I also like Paula’s Choice Weekly Retexturizing Foaming Treatment 4% BHA. Pure tea tree oil directly on the breakout makes it dry out and heal so much faster.

Skin tone: fair, neutral leaning yellow; blend of Dior 011 and 021
Mask: Fresh Rose mask
Serum: Tsubaki oil from Boscia; O12 Rose oil from Ren
Blemish: Peter Thomas Roth anything.

I love Boscia’s Tsubaki oil – it’s such a great product but I didn’t list it because I’m never sure if an oil counts as a serum. But it is such a lovely product.

fair – nw10-15ish

Best facial mask – right now I am absolutely loving Glamglow Thirstymud as an overnight hydration mask. I wake up with plump clear glowing skin. I have not found the results to be long lasting, but when I want to guarantee great looking skin the next day this would be my go to.

I also love full fat natural yogurt and honey with fresh strawberries. It sounds odd, but it immediately fixes any dullness and I find that does last. I do this mask twice a week.

Serum – I’ve tried so many it’s sad to think of the money spent (and wasted). I haven’t found one yet that made me shout “holy grail”.

Acne – no acne / I find if i get one or anything that might be red or rash like my moisturizer zaps it overnight.

Your skin tone/coloring: Deep, MAC NW45

Best face mask?: I really like Freeman Feeling Beautiful’s Dead Sea Mineral mask. Really calms my skin down, absorbs excess oil and leaves my skin feeling soft.

Best face serum? I don’t use any so I can’t make any recommendations!

Best acne treatment?: I really like Clean and Clear’s Persa-Gel 5 acne spot treatment. It dries up my acne in addition to shortening the duration of various acne spots.

Skin tone: very fair, neutral, freckly, prone to redness
Best face mask: Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti Aging Sheet mask
Best serum: CeraVe Skin Renewing Cream Serum
Best acne treatment: over the counter hydrocortisone cream

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-dark (NARS Sheer Glow in Tahoe)
Best face mask? Really digging Boscia’s Luminizing Black Mask
Best face serum? Tarte’s Maracuja Bronzing Serum keeps my skin happy during the winter!
Best acne treatment? I use one of Biore’s exfoliators and Cetaphil’s face wash for normal to oily skin with my Clarisonic Mia, and that keeps my skin very clear. When I do get a pimple, oddly enough, the only thing that kills it is white toothpaste. I’ve tried products from all price ranges, yet toothpaste out of all things does it for me.

Your skin tone/coloring: Dark neutral
◾Best face mask? Queen Helene’s Mint Julep mask
◾Best face serum? Aveda tourmaline serum
◾Best acne treatment? I don’t use acne treatment.

Your skin tone/coloring: light med/yellow
Best face mask?: Ren Invisible Pores Detox mask
Best face serum?: Estee Lauder Clear Difference Blamish serum,I loved Estee Lauder seru,it’s work well for my skin!
Best acne treatment?: Mario Badescu drying lotion

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-deep to deep with yellow undertones
Best face mask?: Clinique Acne Solutions. I’ve tried many masks, and they honestly have never done much for me, but this is the best of my limited expectations of simply refreshing my face and temporarily reducing oil.
Best face serum?: Any one from Paula’s Choice!
Best acne treatment?: The best treatment for me has simply been to get a proper routine. No fragrance, irritating ingredients, or denatured alcohol in any of my products. Cleanse, exfoliate with a BHA, moisturise, and SPF daily! Benzoyl peroxide to spot treat. This has cleared ALL of my very bad acne except for hormonal bouts.

Skin tone: Medium Deep with Golden Undertones.

Best Face Mask: Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment. This is perfect for breakouts, spot treating, clearing pores, the best!!

Best Face serum: Time In A Bottle from Philosophy. Perfect for evening skin tone, minimizing the appearance of pores, resurfacing.

Acne treatment: Murad Clarifying Cleanser partnered with the Acne Clearing Solution. The cleanser will clear up breakouts in just a few days, shorter time if they’re not that bad. The Clearing Solution is great for after washing to treat the trouble spots (Cheeks where blush is applied, forehead, etc.).

Your skin tone/coloring: medium to medium-tan with orange/yellow undertones.
Best face mask: cucumber/green tea sheet mask at the face shop, peter thomas roth cucumber gel mask
Best face serum: don’t use one…… I use clinique toner/moisturizer haha
Best acne treatment: anything works regardless of price/brand for me

Skin tone/coloring: neutral leaning to warm undertone/pale skin
Best face mask: Glam glow clearing mud mask
Best face serum: Advanced night repair synchronized recovery complex II
Best acne treatment: Avene TriAcneal

Your skin tone/coloring: light warm

Best face mask? the new Caudalie Hydrating Mask is great!

Best face serum? Paula’s Choice does fab serums

Best acne treatment? Roaccutane is the only thing that ever REALLY worked for me…

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-Light/Neutral
Best face mask? Avene Soothing Moisture Mask
Best face serum? Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum
Best acne treatment? Tea Tree Oil

Your skin tone/coloring: NC20 (acne-prone skin)
Btw, I’m Dutch and I’m not sure if all products listed are available elsewhere.

Best face mask? Freeman facial peel-off mask, Cucumber.
gentle, hydrating and when you peel it off, all the flakiness gets peeled right off your skin!

Best face serum? Natura Siberica, Sophora Japonica face serum
Moisturising, oil controling, pore minimising!

Best acne treatment? Avene eau thermale, Triacneal
Night treatment that took away all the painful big ones. I only have small pimples now, lasting no longer than three days.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/neutral
Best face mask? Origins Clear Improvement (the charcoal one) or the GlamGlow one that exfoliates
Best face serum? Derma-E firming serum w/DMAE
Best acne treatment? Prescription spironolactone. Have also had luck with Duac topical and antibiotics. I don’t mess around with OTC products if I break out anymore.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral undertones, but lots of redness. Best shade matches are Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combo in Ivory.

Best face mask? Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask made with raw apple cider vinegar. Paula’s Choice moisturizing mask for overnight when my skin is feeling dehydrated (almost every night in fall/winter)
Best face serum? At the moment I use Derm E’s Evenly Bright Vitamin C serum every night. I really want to try Laneige’s water bank serum
Best acne treatment? The clay mask above or the Vit C serum works well to reduce the size of pimples that pop up during the day. If it’s a really nasty breakout I use Neutrogena’s 2.5% benzyl peroxide cream.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair (neutral)
Best face mask? I haven’t found any face masks (marketed as such) that haven’t broken out my sensitive skin. If I need a little extra glow, I just pack on a thick cream (like Cetaphil’s or Cerave) and let it sit for awhile.
Best face serum? Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum–it’s lightweight, cheap, and gets rave reviews from Paula’s Choice. I hope they never discontinue it.
Best acne treatment? Differin + Tazorac + Epiduo + Clindamycin + Spironolactone (in various combinations) helped kick my moderate teenage acne to the curb. I can stay relatively spot-free now with Clean & Clear’s Sensitive Foaming Cleanser + Paula’s Choice BHA 2% + preventative care (restricted dairy intake–it’s a huge acne trigger for me). Clearasil’s 10% benzoyl peroxide cream works well for spot treatments, though it does make me awfully flaky.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium cool toned
Best face mask? My Beauty Diary’s black pearl face mask
Best face serum? Mizon’s snail repair intensive ampoule
Best acne treatment? Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid

Your skin tone/coloring: NC20
Best face mask? La Praire Cellurar Hydrating mask which is VERY expensive but it literally changes your life.
Best face serum? Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
Best acne treatment? I’ve had acne and no treatment cured it. If I could give advice to girls who are dealing with acne it would be:
1) cleanse your face morning and night (don’t just remove your makeup, use a cleansing balm afterwards)
2) Hydrate your skin and don’t be afraid of oils.
3) Use clay masks
4) Do NOT use aggressive treatments targeted for acne
5) Pay attention to what you are eating, there might be something you’re intolerant to (for me it’s lactose)
Hope this helps somebody.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!