My Foundation and Concealer Shades – Olive Skin Tone

My Foundation and Concealer Shades - Olive Skin Tones

I often get emails and messages asking me ‘what shade are you in Mac, Giorgio Armani, Nars, L’Oreal…?’, and I try to reply to as many of these as possible, because I know that making sure you have the right shade of foundation or concealer to match your skin tone and undertone is, sometimes, the most important decision for people looking to buy new makeup base products – especially if it’s from a High End brand.

So, instead of searching through my hundreds of foundations and concealers reviews, now you have a place to come and easily find what shade I am in all the foundations and concealers I have tried so far. I saw this post on Lily Pebbles’ blog and I thought it was such a great idea that I decided to do one here on my blog as well – check out Lily’s post to see her foundation and concealer shades.

Do bear in mind that my skin tone varies depending on how tanned I am – I’ll make sure to mention if I have a Summer and Winter shade of a particular product, but most of them will suit my skin tone all year round. Let’s dive right in!

About my skin tone and undertone

Medium Olive with Neutral Undertones (not tanned)
Medium-Dark Olive with Neutral Undertones (tanned)


– Winter shade: best suits my skin when it’s not tanned.
– Summer shade: best suits my skin when it’s tanned.
– No mention: suits my skin tone all year round.


– Face: best for hiding blemishes and dark spots on my face.
– Eyes: best for under-eye dark circles.
– No mention: suits both my blemishes and dark circles.

My Foundation and Concealer Shades - Foundations Shades for Olive Skin Tones

High End Foundations

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation more info || buy
5.5 (Summer) and 3.5 (Winter)
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation more info || buy
Medium 2 Santa Fe (Winter)
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundationmore info || buy
7 Golden Beige
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundationmore info || buy
B40 Beige
Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundationmore info || buy
6.5 (Summer)
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundationmore info || buy
BD50 (Summer shade)
The Body Shop All-In-One BB Creammore info || buy
Shade 3
Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundationmore info || buy
Shade 300
MAC Face and Body Foundationmore info || buy
C4 (Summer) and C3 (Winter)
Supergoop Daily Correct CC Creammore info || buy
Light to Medium
Vichy Dermablend Stick Foundationmore info || buy
15 Opal (Winter)
Benefit Hello Flawless Foundationmore info || buy
Toasted Beige (Summer)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundationmore info || buy
Softan (Summer)
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundationmore info || buy
NC35 (Summer) and NC25 (Winter)

Drugstore Foundations

L’Oreal True Match Foundationmore info || buy
N4 and N5 (Winter)
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundationmore info || buy
Shade 400 (Summer)
L’Oreal Nutri Lift Gold Anti-Ageing Serum Foundationmore info || buy
160 Rose Beige and 170 Beige Glow (Winter)
MaxFactor Skin Luminizer Foundationmore info || buy
50 Natural (Winter)
Olay BB Cream Complete Caremore info || buy
Elf HD Mattifying Cream Foundationmore info || buy
Buff (Summer)
L’Oreal Eau de Teint Foundationmore info || buy
140 Pure Beige (Winter)
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundationmore info || buy
53 Light Beige (Winter)
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundationmore info || buy
53 Light Beige (Winter)
Smashbox Studio Finish Foundationmore info || buy
Shade 2.1
L’Oreal Lumi Magique Foundationmore info || buy
N4 Pure Beige (Winter) and N5 Gold Sand (Summer)
Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation – more info || buy
6 Golden (Summer)
Barbara Daly Moisture Foundation – more info || buy
Honey (Summer)
Revlon Photoready Airbursh Mousse Foundation – more info || buy
40 Natural Beige (Winter)

My Foundation and Concealer Shades - Concealer Shades for Olive Skin Tones

High End Concealers

Mac Pro Longwear Concealermore info || buy
NW20 (eyes) and NC25 (face)
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealermore info || buy
Medium 1 Custard
Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser Anti Dark Circle Concealer – more info || buy
Shade 4
YSL Touch Eclat Concealermore info || buy
Shades 1 (eyes) and 3 (face)
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer – more info || buy
Dark Beige
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer – more info || buy
Beige (eyes)
Bobbi Brown Corrector – more info || buy
Peach Bisque (face)
Mac Studio Finish Concealer – more info || buy
NC35 (face)
Benefit Erase Paste Concealer – more info || buy
2 Medium (eyes)
Mac Prep + Prime Highlighter – more info || buy
Light Boost (eyes)
Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal – more info || buy

Drugstore Concealers

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Crayon Concealermore info || buy
Garnier Roll-on Anti Dark Circles Concealermore info || buy
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealermore info || buy
3 Medium (eyes) and 4 Deep (face)
Maybelline The Eraser Concealermore info || buy
Light (eyes)
Elf Tone Correcting Concealermore info || buy
Light Beige (eyes)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealermore info || buy
Shade 20
Avon Age Transforming Concealermore info || buy
Fair (eyes)
L’Oreal True Match Concealermore info || buy
5 Sand
L’Oreal True Match Touche Magique Concealermore info || buy
Rose Beige (eyes)
Smashbox High Definition Concealermore info || buy
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealermore info || buy
Classic Beige

I hope this was helpful! I will try to update this post as often as I try new foundations and concealers, and if you have any requests for foundations and concealers you want me to review, please leave them on the comments below.

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