Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday Riley Creme Radiance Breathable Ageless Foundation Swatches



Foundation is one of the most difficult items to procure online...finding the right shade is essential, and we all know how inaccurate website swatches can be. To help you with your quest, behold the true life swatches of the Sunday Riley Creme Radiance Breathable Ageless Foundation, which retails for $58.00 at Barneys. While I haven't used this foundation regularly enough to weigh in with a thorough review, the generous sample I received allows me to attest to the fact it is medium coverage with a natural finish and skincare benefits.

Like her pressed powders, the foundation comes in two undertone families: warm, indicated by a "W" and cool, signaled by a "C."

The six shades in each undertone family are evenly graduated, enabling a match for most women!


As seen above and below in artificial and natural light, the WARM range is as follows:

1. 100 W is an ivory for very fair skin tones with yellow undertones (equivalent to a MAC NC 15 or lighter)

2. 110 W is a fair to light beige with yellow undertones (equivalent to a MAC NC 15-20)

3. 120 W is a light beige with yellow undertones (this is the shade to which I was matched...equivalent to a MAC NC 20-25)

4. 130 W is a medium beige with yellow undertones (equivalent to a MAC NC 30 or so)

5. 140 W is a big jump from the 130 W. This is definitely for golden tan skin (equivalent to a MAC NC 40-45)

6. 150 W is for dark golden tan skin (equivalent to a MAC NC 50 or so)


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As seen above and below in artificial and natural light, the COOL range is as follows:

1. 100 C is a very fair alabaster shade (equivalent to a much lighter version of MAC NW 15)

2. 110 C is a neutral fair beige (equivalent to a MAC NW 15-20)

3. 120 C is a light beige with neutral undertones (equivalent to a MAC NW 20-25)

4. 130 C is a neutral medium beige (equivalent to a MAC NW 30)

5. 140 C is, like its warm counterpart, a big jump from the 130 C. It is a deep beige with neutral to rosy undertones (equivalent to a MAC NW 40 or so)

6. 150 C is a deep tan beige with a chocolate tone (equivalent to a MAC NW 50 plus)


I didn't end up swatching the Liquid Light Breathable Perfecting Foundation because, while lovely, it is much sheerer than the Creme Radiance and wouldn't visually translate as effectively online.

If you are looking for a medium coverage cream foundation with skincare benefits, then the SR Creme Radiance Breathable Ageless Foundation is a viable option with a respectable array of shades!


6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the amazing swatches!!! I was looking to order this online and as usual the swatches they had were so hard to work with!! Def have a new follower=)

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  2. Hello Yessie...so glad that you found the swatches useful! Ordering foundation online can feel like an impossible task without some true-to-life images : ) Let me know how you like the foundation if you end up ordering it...the Sunday Riley line is so special.

    Thanks for reading and following...have a wonderful Southern California weekend (we're so lucky, right?)!

    --The Beauty Professor

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  3. I will def let you know how I like it if I end up ordering it!
    We are lucky! I'm headed to LBC and it's already gorgeous out! Have a great weekend too! Thanks!

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  4. Please do! Hope you had fun in Long Beach...I just got back from the Seal Beach Car Show--the weather could not have been lovelier!

    Best regards,

    --The Beauty Professor

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  5. Hi .
    i would like to buy sunday riley liquid light foundation or by terry cover expert but i do not know which color to choose.I am nw15 in mac and chanel vitalumiere aqua 10.I do not like yellow foundations.Can you help me? thanks.Happy new year!!

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    1. Hello Tzeni,

      I recommend the By Terry Cover Expert in #2 or #4...both are fair to light neutral shades and the formula is beautiful!

      Hope that helps,

      --The Beauty Professor

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