Hi there! I'd really love some help with formula-making (Jen, I've heard rave reviews about your matching skills!)... I've never done this before, but am both picky about colors (I paint) and have no clue where to start.
I uploaded a composite here
(natural light photos on top; evening/indoors/flash on bottom--with cropped surrounding skin tones for context). In all, I am wearing no foundation, but a little blush.
Also, any advice re: Original Ivory v. All Purpose? I'd like to have the option of mixing with my moisturizer/primer (I use Embryolisse), which suggests AP--but my skin is oily and though the Embryolisse seems to control shine well, I don't know if I should try to add shine control via Original. (I like a natural look and don't want to be "visibly wearing foundation.")
Thanks so much!
Olive or Buttery Gold...... Buttery Gold is probably the best place to start at 1 scoop color to 6 or 7 white. In Olive, you will be a 1 scoop color to about 9 -11 white. If the Buttery Gold is too yellow, you might need Olive. If it seems too dark/orangeish, you need more white in your ratio. I think once you try a mix, you will be able to see what needs changing. Olive is not particularly green, it is more neutral on the warm side.
For Original to All Purpose....I prefer Original. There is a small amount of oil control built in. As for mixing with a moisturizer, it can be done, but I recommend not premixing. Premixing usually just separates the moisturizer (especially with a larger amount of powder...small amounts of powder might work, but it might not be worth messing up a large amount of moisturizer). Just mix as you use it.
Let me know if you need more help...