LimeLife perfect foundation comes in 22 shades so there's a color for everyone. But if you're wondering how to figure out which shade is right for you, we have a LimeLife Foundation quiz to help.
You can visit my original color match post to take a look at some pictures of people wearing different shades. But, I find that the best way to figure out the right shade is to take our quiz. The number of shades has increased over the years as LimeLife by Alcone always works to provide colors and products that work with all skin tones.
LimeLife Foundation Shades
The picture above shows all 22 shades of the foundation. From the lightest shade called Porcelain, to DM6 and 20 shades in between. The beauty of LimeLife by Alcone's perfect foundation is that you can blend colors. This is particularly helpful during the summer when your skin may be a little darker than winter months. For instance, you could be Shinto 1 during the winter and then during the summer add a little Shinto 2 to blend with it.
Foundation Shade Name Change
In 2021 LimeLife foundation will go through a name change. Rather than use the names outlined above, LimeLife has decided to go with a numbering system instead. Don't worry, it's still the same great foundation, the company is just trying to make it as easy as possible for people to understand the shades and sometimes names can be misleading. Here is how the old names translate into the new numbering system.
Porcelain will be “01”
Gena Beige= 03
Olive 1= 04
Olive 2= 05
Olive 3= 14
Olive 4= 06
Shinto 0= 15
Shinto 1= 07
Shinto 2= 08
Shinto 3= 13
Shinto 4= 09
Shinto 6= 16
DM 1= 17
DM 2= 18
DM 3= 19
Foundation Color Matching
This picture gives you a look at the colors and the categories they fall into. It doesn't include all 22 shades, but it does give you the “shade families” as I like to call them.
How to Match LimeLife Foundation
The first group is for those who have pink undertones. How do you know if you have pink undertones? Well, people with this skin tone tend to burn more easily. If this sounds like you, then Ivory, Gena Beige, MB5 or MB6 would be right for you.
The next category is for people with peach undertones in their skin. You fall into this category if your skin burns, but then quickly turns to a tan. Our foundation shades for peach tones are the Olive shades or MB8. Now if you're like me you may think that that an olive tone is more of a yellow tone, but for LimeLife our Olives shades are for peach undertones. I think this is a good example of why the company probably chose to go with numbers instead.
The last group of colors are for those who have yellow undertones. Skin with yellow undertones tans easily. All of the Shinto shades fall into this category.
This is one of my favorite pictures for giving you a visual for which LimeLife Foundation shade is right for you. Not only does it let you see which color match is right for you. But, it also let's you know the correct concealer, bronzer, and powder color too. LimeLife Quiz
LimeLife Shade Examples
This picture gives you an idea of which LimeLife color would be best for each celebrity. These celebrities are not wearing LimeLife in these pictures, but their skin tones are good examples for each color.
A=Porcelein, B= Ivory, C=Gena Beige, D=Olive 1, E=Olive 2, F=Olive 4, G=Shinto 1, H=Shinto 2, I=Shinto 4, J=MB5, K=MB6 and L=MB8
This collage doesn't give you every skin tone and LimeLife color, but it gives you an idea of the color families and you can simply go up or down a shade. But again, the best way to find the right shade is with our LimeLife foundation quiz.
How to Apply LimeLife Foundation
LimeLife perfect foundation is a paraben-free foundation that has been used by professional makeup artists and celebrities for years. As a highly pigmented foundation, a little bit goes a long way. You can build up the layers of the foundation for full coverage, or if you prefer a more natural look you can mix it with your moisturizer for a more sheer look.
My favorite way to apply the foundation is with a big brush. This pictures shows the foundation paired with our buffer brush #5, but I actually prefer our larger classified diffuser brush #17. I use circular motions when I dip the brush in the foundation to pick-up some color. Then I begin swirling the brush lightly over my face to apply the foundation. Light circular motions is the key as you want to apply with a light touch. Need more coverage? No problem, just repeat and add another layer for more coverage.
How to Apply LimeLife Foundation With Blenderful
Another great way to apply our foundation is with a makeup sponge. Our blenderful is a non-latex reusable sponge that has an angled edge for precise application. Whether you choose to use a dry sponge, or one that is slightly damp, the blenderful is another great way to apply and blend the foundation. Use the wide end for your cheeks and the pointy end for around your nose and eyes when you need to cover finer areas.
If you like tutorials, here's a quick video that shows you both ways for how you can apply LimeLife foundation.
Once you've applied your foundation, it's best to set it with our translucent powder. LimeLife's perfect translucent powder is so light that it literally just disappears into your skin when you apply it. This powder does not cake, or crease. And, it will not settle into fine lines. Instead, this powder gives you a professional finish. I admit that when I first starting using our foundation I skipped this step. I thought that I could do without it, but the truth is that it gives a much better finish. But if you don't want to use it, you can certainly skip this step.
Foundation That Lasts All Day
While I may be willing to skip our translucent powder, one thing I don't skip is our setting spray. We have two different options for setting sprays. The first is oil-strike. This is an oil-free spray that is great for controlling oil buildup throughout the day. The second option is our time setter spray. This is designed for people who don't want their makeup to settle into fine lines. This spray gives you a more youthful and professional look. Plus, it's a refreshing way to end your makeup routine. Simply spray a couple squirts on your face and your makeup will stay put for 16-hours. In my mind, this is the magic that turns our LimeLife foundation into a smudge-proof, budge-proof makeup that lasts all day. I get ready in the morning and I never touch my makeup again all day. I literally set it and forget it.
LimeLife Foundation Quiz
Hopefully you now have a good idea about why LimeLife foundation is so popular. And, why it can work for anyone. It's super easy to use, lasts all day, and gives you a complexion ready for any HD camera. It all starts with the LimeLife foundation quiz, so take a look and see which foundation shade is right for you.
Remember, LimeLife by Alcone has a 30-day Money Back Guarantee, so you never have to worry about shopping online. You can exchange the color if it ends up not working out for you.