Fusion of Color Cosmetics Foundation – Swatches, Pics, Review

The wonderful Kathy at Fusion of Color Cosmetics offered to send me some samples of her mineral foundation is an assortment of fair shades. Girls if you are uber pale like me then you will be delighted with Fusion of Color’s shade selection. There were such a variety of very fair shades in such a wide range of tones. I was really happy with this foundation. It has a lovely finish that is neither flat nor shiny. Just beautifully natural. Coverage could be built up without looking cakey or artificial. I was able to find matches with several of these shades. I’m sure you can as well!
Here are some swatches of the samples she sent me. Keep in mind these are heavy swatches of a loose powder foundation so they look lighter than they would on application when blended in but it was the best way to show you the subtle differences in nuances of tone. 
Descriptions of the different shade categories:
  • Rose – Soft pink beige cool
  • Cool Beige – Beige cool
  • Barely Beige – Beige, yellow undertone
  • Plush Beige – Beige, cool undertone. Cooler than Barely Beige
  • Buff – Neutral beige, a bit more cool than Tender Beige
  • Tender Beige – Beige (yellow)
  • Honey – Creamy beige (yellow)
  • Carmel – Golden beige (yellow)
  • Bare Buff – Beige yellow undertone

On NW10 skin. Click to enlarge:
Rose .10 ~ Cool Beige .1 ~ Barely Beige 1 ~ Plush Beige 1 ~ Buff ~ Tender Beige 1 ~ Honey .50 ~ Carmel .50 ~ Bare buff 1
Rose .15 ~ Cool Beige .50 ~ Barely Beige 2 ~ Plush Beige 2 ~ Buff 2 ~ Tender Beige 2 ~ Honey 1 ~ Carmel 1

Rose .10 ~ Cool Beige .1 ~ Barely Beige 1 ~ Plush Beige 1 ~ Buff ~ Tender Beige 1 ~ Honey .50 ~ Carmel .50 ~ Bare buff 1
Rose .15 ~ Cool Beige .50 ~ Barely Beige 2 ~ Plush Beige 2 ~ Buff 2 ~ Tender Beige 2 ~ Honey 1 ~ Carmel 1

Rose .10 ~ Cool Beige .1 ~ Barely Beige 1 ~ Plush Beige 1 ~ Buff ~ Tender Beige 1 ~ Honey .50 ~ Carmel .50 ~ Bare buff 1
Rose .15 ~ Cool Beige .50 ~ Barely Beige 2 ~ Plush Beige 2 ~ Buff 2 ~ Tender Beige 2 ~ Honey 1 ~ Carmel 1
Stay tuned for some truly beautiful blush swatches for Fusion of Color Cosmetics as well as a Face of the Day post featuring the products!
The full size 8 gram foundations retail for $28, half size 4 grams for $15 and samples for $2.50 and can be found on the Fusion of Color Cosmetics website.
* Product sent by the company for my consideration. All reviews are my own honest, unbiased opinion.

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  • Lsia

    So to test lightest and next-to-lightest in a range of neutral to cool I’d be spending, like, $20. To test. On a site that doesn’t seem to have detailed descriptions of which color suits whom.

    Gotta say I’m missing the charm here.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01537581644373625979 PerilouslyPale

    Lsia I wouldn’t think you would need to sample that many to find a match. I was sent these samples and I found several matches. The shades are not hugely different just subtly. You wouldn’t be hunting through ten samples to find a perfect match as several would work well. Selecting a few to try would give you a good idea. The samples are also generous. Enough for probably a couple weeks of testing.

  • Lsia

    Thanks for your response, PP. Point taken.

    Still, FWIW and I realize it’s not your company to fix, the huge range of colors without a detailed image-based way to distinguish among them is a turn-off, not a feature for me. I assume they’re reading this, and that’s why I’m taking the time to note it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01537581644373625979 PerilouslyPale

    Thanks Lsia! I’m sure they will appreciate the feedback and hopefully take note. ;-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08752384739481752763 Kathleen Duncan

    Hi Lisa
    Yes we have read your comments and we take all comments into consideration! Thanks

  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone)

    I find powder foundation like that is pretty forgiving. Find the undertone that you think suits you and try a few different samples from that.