Choosing the right foundation shade is a crucial part of getting any makeup look right. Whether you're looking for something natural for every day or full coverage for glam special occassion, getting your base right it always step #1. Browse our top picks for best foundations for yellow undertones available at Sephora and get the perfect match for you.
Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2031060
Color: Stromboli - Medium 3 - M3 - medium with warm undertones, and a yellow tone
I have olive skin and Punjab has a soft yellow undertone that works great for me. I also have oily/combination skin and my foundation still looks even at the end of a long work day....After having a mini consultation and trying a dozen foundations, this was the only one that had a good undertone for me (I'm olive/yellow undertone).
What it is: A buildable, full-coverage foundation with up to 16 hours of lightweight, natural, fade-resistant wear.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination
- Blend of Fruit Extracts (Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon): Helps support skin’s elastic fibers to smooth the look of skin’s texture over time for optimal radiance.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, and fragrance. This product is also gluten-free.
Size: 1.08 oz/ 32 mL·ITEM: 1925338
Color: 310 - for medium to tan skin with warm yellow undertones
Exactly the color of yellow undertone foundation I have been looking for forever!! ...Foundation fabulousness...My skin looks fabulous with this foundation. The color match is excellent. When one has a yellow undertone , it is hard to find a match.
What it is: A soft-matte, long-wearing foundation with climate-adaptive technology to fight heat, sweat, and shine—available in a wide range of shades.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This buildable, medium-to-full-coverage foundation gives skin a visibly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish. After doing extensive consumer testing and rigorous research, the brand refreshed its shade range to bring you the most inclusive formulation yet.
Size: 0.84 oz/ 25 mL·ITEM: 2326791
Color: 12 Y - for light skin with yellow undertones
This has become my go to foundation. Matches my yellow undertone light skin so well. ...Perfect yellow undertone...The shade match for me is great. I have a super yellow undertone, and 16Y matches me perfectly. It has a yellow undertone with the foundation looking yellow.
What it is: A medium-coverage, natural-finish foundation with a long-wearing, anti-pollution formula that hydrates skin for up to 12 hours and is infused with skincare benefits.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates.
- Red Algae Extract: Hydrates.
- Brown Algae Extract: Provides an anti-pollution protective shield.
What Else You Need to Know: Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation delivers a second-skin effect and provides lasting hydration, while covering imperfections. Its formula is clinically shown to reduce signs of stress/fatigue, and usage over time is proven to make skin smoother, more even, and more radiant.
Size: 1.08 oz/ 32 mL·ITEM: 2431989
Color: 18 - medium deep with warm yellow undertones
I’m a Fenty fan so when I saw she was dropping this I had to have it! For foundation I use shade 240 in Fenty Pro Filter matte foundation (yellow undertone) I bought shade 9. ...Has Fragrance; Yellow Undertones...Everything seems to have a yellow undertone. And I've noticed my eyes water when I get too close to them, as this product has a faint fragrance.
What it is: A lightweight, buildable light-to-medium coverage skin tint that leaves skin looking blurred and smoothed – in flexible shades for all.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know:This is a an easy-to-apply, flexible skin tint Rihanna wanted to create. It quickly and visibly evens out your complexion with a blurred effect. The HydraBlend complex and humidity-, sweat-, and transfer-resistant formula has a smooth texture that layers well with primer and skincare.
Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 ml·ITEM: 2514230
Color: 1Y04 Warm Alabaster - for fair skin tones with yellow undertones
It was useful to use with my fingers as well as the foundation brush. The yellow undertone was a bit overwhelming but it lasted long without looking cakey! ...One downside is shade match sadly, yellow undertone is not for me.
What it is: An undetectable liquid foundation that blurs and covers imperfections for up to 24 hours, powered by a micro-skin system that syncs with the skin for true-to-skin finish.
Size: 0.264 oz/ 7.5 g·ITEM: 1787779
Color: 42 Warm Tan
The golden fawn was the best match for my yellow undertone olive complexion. It seems lighter, but it blends without much effort. ...I am fair skin but with a yellow undertone. I have oily skin and I love that this never turns greasy on my chin.
What it is: A creamy, medium coverage powder foundation with a lightweight, buildable formula and a natural, matte finish.
Formulation: Pressed Powder
What Else You Need to Know: The FlexMatte technology in this formula creates medium buildable, weightless coverage that moves with your skin and doesn't crack, cake, or clog your pores. Not tested on animals and complies with international product safety requirements.
Size: 1.08 oz/ 32 mL·ITEM: 1954759
Color: Rich - golden brown shade with warm undertones
You can layer it for more blemished spots or areas in place of concealer, but there is too much of a yellow undertone, I wish they had a slightly more pink undertone....Covers well, good match with my fair to medium yellow undertone skin (color:medium tan). Goes on easily, nice smell.
What it is: A color-correcting, full-coverage foundation with SPF 50 physical mineral sunscreen that delivers a flawless, natural finish.
SPF: SPF over 30
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
- Collagen: Enhances visible elasticity for a youthful, smooth appearance.
- Peptides: Help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support natural collagen for smoother, firmer-looking skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Locks in moisture, supports visible elasticity, and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates parabens and phthalates.
Size: 1 fl oz/ 30 ml·ITEM: 2333698
Color: Tulum ST2 - Very light with warm undertones
The color was a perfect match for my light olive / yellow undertone skin. Even on the nights I forgot to wash my face ( #girlbuysomemakeupwipes) my skin never felt disgusting in the morning. ...I originally got shade 16 but the undertone was too red for me. I have more of a yellow undertone.
What it is: An award-winning tinted serum with light, dewy coverage, mineral SPF, and active levels of skincare ingredients.
- Plant-Based Squalane: Hydrates and tightens the look of skin without clogging pores.
- Niacinamide: Visibly smooths skin texture and refines uneven tone.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Makes skin look plumper and replenishes moisture levels.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
Size: 0.282 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2701779
Color: Yellow - soft, warm yellow
I have a pale olive undertone so the yellow did work for me but I worry about those with pink undertones shade 2 is too dark for. ...There are not enough shades that fit too everyone’s undertones. They are too yellow or too pink. I would purchase again if they have a better shade range.
What it is: A multitasking finishing powder that hydrates, visibly refines skin tone, and absorbs oil all day for a balanced complexion with a fresh, healthy, and even-toned look.
What Else You Need to Know: Powered by vitamin B5 and Hydro-Soft Powder Technology, this setting powder locks in moisture, boosting hydration over time, while delivering blurring benefits and all-day oil absorption with a silky-soft finish. It also visibly refines skin tone and flexes to suit a range of skin tones.
Clinical Results: In clinical testing on 25 women:
- The formula boosted hydration in 7 days
Size: 0.44 oz/ 12.5 g·ITEM: 1911411
Color: Y215 - Yellow Alabaster - for fair skin with golden undertones
I'm like NC25 with a yellow undertone. It has nice coverage, it's great to travel or throw in your purse, and I'm enjoying it....This is a medium to heavy coverage foundation stick. The color ranges tend to be pink or yellow undertone.
What it is: A creamy, blendable foundation stick with long-lasting, buildable coverage that glides on like a second skin.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
What Else You Need to Know: Boasting all the benefits of the award-winning Ultra HD Liquid Foundation, the Ultra HD stick is a medium-to-full-coverage foundation that provides a natural, satin finish. Available in 20 shades, this comfortable, long-wearing foundation is best suited for normal to dry skin types.