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Foundation Names Are Not All Equal – Comparing Alabaster, Ivory, and Porcelain Shades


FoundationsI struggled quite a bit with coming up with a name for this post. Basically I got a bunch of drugstore foundations and a few mid-range that I already had in my collection that all share the same shade name but from a bunch of different cruelty free brands just to see how similar they really are. I wore each of these foundations for a day regardless if they matched my skin tone so you can see how they differ. As well as some brief first impressions on each of the formulas but each of these foundations will have their own in depth review coming in the future. I’m comparing different shades I have named Alabaster, Ivory, and Porcelain; to just see exactly how similar or un-similar shades of the same name are to each other.

Not of all of the formulas are the same, meaning some are liquid while others are stick foundations. But we’re not comparing the formulas to determine which one is the best, rather just how the shades vary from each other though they have the same name. Not all of these formulas I’m a massive fan of and almost all of them were new foundations to me. Which is why you’re going to be seeing a lot of testing out foundation videos on YouTube from when I was testing each of these.

Alabaster Foundation Shades

For this shade name, I’m comparing Hourglass Vanish Foundation in Alabaster to the e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 15 in Alabaster.

Ivory Foundation Shades

I have a lot of foundations that all came in this shade name, including: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Shell Ivory and Nude Ivory, BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation Naturally Flawless in Ivory, and NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation in Ivory.

Porcelain Foundation Shades

I have a few porcelains that I’m tested out against each other. The foundations are: e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 15 in Porcelain, Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Porcelain and Flower Beauty Light Illusion Liquid Foundation in Porcelain.

Love ya,

Mae Polzine

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  1. CosmeticChaos – I am a 32 year old woman, looking for some direction in this beauty related world. My skin is changing and I am dealing with different cosmetic challenges. I have a pretty intense interest and knowledge of the cosmetic industry and I would like to help myself and others in finding out more information about certain products and making sure there is a safe and honest place to go when looking for unsponsored information.
    March 7, 2018 / 4:51 PM

    With all the foundation drama lately this is actually a brilliant post!

    • Mae Polzine
      March 7, 2018 / 4:55 PM

      I thought it would be fun, because I’ve never had the fairest shade of any foundation all be the same. So I thought it would be fun to compare them all.
      ♥ Mae

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