Sephora Color IQ Experience

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Via Sephora.com

The other day I found myself in Sephora. Nothing new though, as I find myself in there all the time. The difference this time was I actually asked my go to girl Allie about getting me a new foundation. Now if you know me, you know I don't wear a ton of makeup, well most of the time I wear none, but there is still a makeup junkie inside me screaming to come out all the time.  

Back to the Sephora story. Allie asked me if I had ever had a Color IQ test, and surprisingly I hadn't, so she went ahead and had me sit down so we could start testing. Now I was a little hesitant when she pulled out what looked to be like a portable scanner. She went to explain to me that it takes a picture of my skin to better match the color. Now we all know that our skin can be deceiving to the camera lens, but the difference with this is that they actually place it on your skin in three different areas. She took a picture of my neck, cheek, and temple/forehead. After doing this she pulled out an iPad and let the Sephora technology go to work. 

via Sephora.com

via Sephora.com

Allie knows my skin pretty well as we've had many talks about my "problem" areas and etc. Once she had the color match she immediately grabbed the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. I've always stayed away from foundations with the words, dewy, luminous, radiant, and such because I'm scared to look like a grease ball in the middle of the day. Allie explained to me that this foundation was made as a baby hybrid of the NARS Sheer Glow and the NARS Sheer Matte foundation. Now since NARS is no longer making the Sheer Matte foundation, the Luminous has taken its place. If you want more of an indepth review and post on the NARS foundations just let me know in the comments. 

I was amazed at how quickly Allie was able to match my skin color just through the Color IQ and it wasn't wrong! My color was said to be Trinidad, and it was correct! My suggestion if you've never had the Color IQ test, go to your local Sephora and get it done! What's even better is that Allie gave me my color code, 2R13, and when I got home I put it into my profile on Sephora.com. This pulled up more foundations that matched my color and now I might go foundation crazy. 

I was in no way compensated for this post. All statements are mine and truthful.