Shell Foundation

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Foundation is a liquid makeup that is used to create a smooth, even appearance on the face. It can be used as all-over face makeup or as a foundation for specific areas of the face, such as the nose, cheeks, and lips. Here are some great options for shell foundations.

CLINIQUEBeyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2166833

Color: CN 0.5 Shell - fairest shade; with a cool neutral undertone

2.6K Reviews


Love using it to mix with my other foundations as well!...This is definitely my foundation of choice....favorite foundation...Favorite foundation

What it is: A 24-hour wear, oil-free foundation and concealer in one that is lightweight and moisturizing—offering full-coverage without clogging pores.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Trehalose
- Lechitin
- Sodium Hyaluronate

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Liquid Foundation has a natural matte finish with full coverage.

Estée LauderDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Refillable Powder Foundation

Size: 0.42 oz/ 12 g·ITEM: 2515526

Color: 4N1 Shell Beige - medium tan with neutral undertones

78 Reviews


If I use 1C0 shell, the cool bone helps tone it from being too light. ...AMAZING!! This powder foundation is PERFECTION!! I wear 4N1 Shell Beige all over, and I use 2N1 Desert Beige to highlight.

What it is: A multi-use, refillable powder foundation with flawless custom coverage, up to 12-hour wear, and a matte finish.

Coverage: Full


Pressed Powder

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reduces the look of pores, stays color true, is waterproof, and is sweat- and humidity-resistant.

Cool (C) undertones: For bare skin that has a rosy tone and burns easily.
Neutral (N) undertones: For bare skin that is more even toned, not too pink or golden.
Warm (W) undertones: For bare skin that has a golden or olive tone and tans easily.

MAKE UP FOR EVERHD Skin Hydra Glow Hydrating Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2738359

Color: 1Y00 - Warm Shell - for very fair skin with olive undertones

474 Reviews


That being said, MUFE makes some of the best liquid foundations I've tried before! This HD Skin Hydra Glow Foundation is amazing is you love a weightless feeling foundation that gives your skin a "your skin, but better" look. ...One of the best foundations ever!...This foundation is one of the best foundations I’ve ever tried, my skin looks brighter and healthier, it has medium coverage and gives such an amazing glowy, radiant finish, it’s perfect for dry, normal skin because it’s very hydrating and has skincare benefits, the texture is so easy to blend, and feels very lightweight.

What it is: An 86% skincare-based foundation with medium coverage and a naturally luminous finish that hydrates, smooths, and visibly plumps and brightens skin. 

Coverage: Medium

Natural and Radiant


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hydra-Skin Booster Complex™: Mimics the hydrating effect of a sheet mask.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

ShiseidoSynchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 ml·ITEM: 2292860

Color: 430 - Cedar - Balanced tone for rich tan skin. Neutral undertone.

51 Reviews


My Only Go-to Foundation...This was so worth the money to shell. I've never used a foundation like this one....I loved this foundation! I have oily skin and most foundations give me a really slick feeling to my skin.

What it is: A weightless foundation that synchronizes with skin and self-refreshes nonstop for a just-applied look and flawless finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF Under 15

Highlighted Ingredients:
- ActiveForce™ Technology: Protects finish from the effects of sweat, oil, and facial movement.
- Responsive Sensory Technology: Adapts to skin's condition, tone, and texture for truer illumination.
- Smart Correcting Powder: Enhances skin's surface texture and tone.

Estée LauderFuturist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Foundation SPF 45

Size: 1.2 fl oz/ 35 mL·ITEM: 2324432

Color: 4N1 Shell Beige - medium tan with neutral undertones

628 Reviews


The consistency is more liquid than other foundations. Very picky about foundations and this one is seriously in the top five!...Having used matte foundations my entire makeup wearing life, I started to realize those foundations aren’t the best fit for my skin now.

What it is: A flawless foundation with breathable coverage and a radiant finish—powered with Estée Lauder skincare to hydrate, soothe, and protect.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Chia Seed Extract: Nourishes.
- Probiotic Technology: Soothes.
- IonCharged Water: Hydrates.


For the price, I really only suggest this for those who are also using the PatMcgrath foundations (I tried others primers with PatMcgrath foundation, and they dont compliment the foundation as well). ...Use it with her foundation and you'll truly see a difference.

What It Is: A silicone-free primer that preps the skin for long-lasting makeup, minimizes pores and creates a soft-focus, natural matte finish. 

Coverage: Light 

Finish: Matte 

Formulation: Liquid 

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, talc, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also cruelty-free.

Estée LauderFuturist Skin Tint Serum Foundation SPF 20

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2708790

Color: 4N1 Shell Beige - medium tan with neutral undertones

850 Reviews


This foundation is converting me to a more natural look girl! ...Great foundation for your skin!!...I am really pleased with this serum foundation! The soothing ingredients are great so my skin feels good under it, while some foundations I’ve used in the past feel drying.

What it is: A silky serum foundation with 85% skincaring ingredients that visibly evens, smooths, moisturizes so you glow with soft radiance.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

SPF: 20

Estée LauderDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2052827

Color: 1C0 Shell - very light with cool pink undertones

7.4K Reviews


Hands down, the greatest foundation in existence!...This is hands down the greatest foundation in existence. I’ve been wearing it for over 10 years but had to stop for a while because they stopped selling 1C0 Shell at the Estee makeup counters in the United States... that is until Sephora started selling Estee. ...Good Foundation...I love this foundation; the only really good foundation for summer, except makeup forever.

What it is: A 24-hour liquid foundation with a flawless, natural, matte finish that unifies uneven skin tone and covers imperfections with buildable coverage.
Coverage: Full
Finish: Matte
Formulation: Liquid
Skin Type: Combination and Oily
Ingredient Callouts: Free of fragrance.
What Else You Need to Know: Double Wear is available in over 55 shades—including cool, neutral, and warm undertones—to suit all skin tones. It’s makeup that keeps up with your busy life. Oil-free and oil-controlling, Double Wear lasts in hot and humid weather, and feels lightweight and comfortable.

HourglassVanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Size: 0.25 oz/ 7 g·ITEM: 1827252

Color: 5 Shell - light, neutral undertones

6.6K Reviews


I received a sample swatch set of Shell, Nude, and Beige. The last is a decent contouring shade, and Shell better matches my skin than Nude. ...Received a sample in my Sephora Play, in what turns out to be my perfect shade, Shell. I have dry sometimes patchy skin and I have tried Alot of foundations over the yrs.

What it is: A weightless, waterproof foundation with long-wearing, concentrated coverage in a custom, triangular component for fast and easy full coverage on-the-go.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, and triclosan, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

SaieGlowy Super Skin Tint Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2637445

Color: 4 - very light skin tones with cool undertones

769 Reviews


12 is good if you wear 160 in kosas, 3.5 in the slip tint, 7 in makeup by Mario, shell in hourglass, Light in L’Oréal HA serum foundation. ...Beautiful Silky Serum Foundation!...I saw mixed reviews and I’d say if you lean more combo/oily, this foundation may not work well as it is very dewy. I have dry skin and this foundation looks incredible, I was not expecting to love this foundation as much as I did!

What it is: A lightweight skin tint foundation with medium coverage that brightens skin for a dewy, luminous finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients: 

- Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts and binds moisture to smooth and hydrate skin

- Rice Bran Peptides: Reduces the appearance of fine lines, pore, helps fade dark spots brightening skin tone.

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