Hey, I'm Chelsea!
I'm 25 and I live in San Francisco.
Reference points to understand fit or coloring:
- I am 5'4, can range from 105-115 lbs, and wear anywhere from a XS-M in most items -- sometimes L if I want a flowy fit.
- My pant sizes range from 0-2 and 24-26, depending on the brand (Topshop sizing is so off, sometimes I'm a 4 there).
- For shoes, I wear a size 7-7.5 (or 37-38).
- I have oily/combination skin, large pores around my t-zone, and my acne prone/sensitive area is my chin. Lately, my skin type is changing and I think I'm becoming more dry (but not any less acne prone on the chin.. just great!)
- I have red/pink/cool undertones to my skin.
- I generally am the lightest non-yellow (neutral preferred) shade available from any brand... that is, if the lightest is even light enough.
- I don't wear MAC foundations because they are typically too dark for me, but in Studio Fix Powder I am "NW15." I really love that product over low coverage foundations and tinted moisturizers.
- For Bobbi Brown foundations, I wear the shade "00 - Alabaster." Probably the best color match I've found as of yet straight out of a bottle (no white mixing foundation needed). LOVE the Skin Foundation SPF 15.
- For Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, I bought "Beige Rosé - BR12." I use it VERY lightly, as it can get quite orange -- not the best match.
- For Tarte BB Tinted Moisturizer, I wear the shade "Agent 00/Fair."
- For Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, I wear the shade "110 - Pink Porcelain." I find it gives me the best finish when applied mixed with a light moisturizer. Can look pretty flawless sometimes and is a great flash photography and up close foundation choise.
- My Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++ is one-shade-fits-all and works okay for my skin tone, though oxidizes dark on my skin when I'm at my palest and gives an orange/pink cast that can look stark compared to my pale skin on my arms, neck etc... But I really like it. Wish it was lighter.
- For Laura Mercier Mineral Powder, I wear the shade "Soft Porcelain." This is a pretty good on match in winter -- and often requires NO blending down the neck! But, it can make me look a little dead. Not sure that's what I'm going for. I find it looks best when mixed with the next shade up, "Tender Rose." Alone, "Tender Rose" is too pink for my taste and requires a lot of blending. However, it's great when I fake tan.
- For Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, I wear the shade "Rose Ivory." It is too dark for my regualar skintone but if I blend it down my neck it can work. Generally best if I have fake tanned a little with the Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning. Word on the street is that "Cream Ivory" might suit me better.