I've been trying out my Pure Anada samples today trying to find my match. Unfortunately I couldn't get a perfect one. Also, I forgot to order Golden Harvest (Vely's shade) coz my online friends at our local forum say this is what must be mixed to Mountain Sunset to get our medium, yellow-toned shade.
Swatches of Pure Anada Foundations (please click again to see labels):
A series of FOTD's with different foundation shades on, all with flash:
Too brown but with the right depth.
A bit too olive and dark in person.
Right depth but still a bit off-- too olive.
FF + NF
Right depth but lacks yellow. This is the closest I got to a match.
SW + MS
I forgot to take a photo of Pacific Tan on me but I only did a half face and it was too orange!
I like the feel of the foundation on the skin. They aren't cakey and I didn't itch. I applied 2 layers for all the samples with the 1st layer wet and the 2nd layer dry. I had to do the wet application bec. I didn't tone nor moisturise after washing my face for each of the samples I tried and the minerals streaked.
It's medium to heavy coverage and after melding with my skin it looks so much better. No concealer needed (and I am breaking out at the moment - hormonal problem).
The blush I tried in Apricot is very pigmented. I used only a tiny amount which was enough for both cheeks.
My face is oily now after 5 hours from application but that's bec. I didn't put anything on my face, no oil control toner, no primer. Maybe the Oil control MV isn't as effective as other FP's I love. Or maybe not since it really is very hot & humid right now that's it's just impossible to control my oilies. I'll still test this another day so we'll see.
Pure Anada FOTD:
50-50 mix of Soft Wheat and Mountain Sunset, topped w/ Lavender corrector
Translucent Oil-Control MV