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New Matte and Semi-matte Base Names

Big news! We are super excited to let you know that now, it's easier than ever to find your perfect base - in a flash! We've revolutionized the concept of effortlessly identifying which base shade is your absolute ideal match, with our newly developed naming system for our foundation colors. With this advanced color system, you can easily locate your true match quickly and easily.

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Already know your perfect shade? Don't worry, our previous foundation shade names will be listed next to the new ones until you get accustomed to the switch!

In addition to the new color system, we're going back to our roots. You loved the original formulation of our Matte and Semi-matte bases, and we've heard you! These "Real Simple" award-winning new shades incorporate everything that you love about our range of bases, and offer the same coverage you love, with fewer ingredients. Plus, they are now available at Whole Foods! We've taken what you've told us you loved most about our classic formula, such as the tones and pigment qualities, and revitalized them in a fresh and new way. The bases are now organized in a way that you can clearly differentiate between warm and cool tones and the level of depth (lightness or darkness) you need. There are seven levels of tones organized from 0-7 based on your corresponding user on our newbie page.

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Order of tones from lightest to darkest: Fair (0), Ivory (1), Light (2), Beige (3), Medium (4), Tan (5), Almond (6), Bronze (7)

They are also organized based on undertones: Golden (W), Rosy (C) and Neutral. Need help finding your undertones?

We hope that you find this new system incredibly helpful in identifying your perfect base, and that you enjoy the new Matte and Semi-Matte Bases as much as we do!

Here's a list of the new and old shade names.

Neutral Tones

fair_neutral_3_10N- Fair  (formerly Fair Neutral)

linen_1_4_11N- Ivory  (formerly Linen)

fairly_light_neutral_6_12N- Light  (formerly Fairly Light Neutral)

fairly_light_2_2_13N- Beige  (formerly Fairly Light)

beige_neutral_4_14N- Medium  (formerly Beige Neutral)

tan_1_1_15N- Tan  (formerly Medium Beige)

6N- Almond  (coming soon)

bronze_matte7N- Bronze  (new shade)

Golden Tones

golden_fair_1_2_10W- Golden Fair  (no Golden Fair)

light_olive_1_21W- Golden Ivory  (formerly Light Olive)

light_neutral_1_4_12W- Golden Light  (formerly Light Neutral)

buttered_tan_3_13W- Golden Beige  (formerly Buttered Tan)

light_medium_1_2_14W- Golden Medium  (formerly Light Medium)

medium_tan_1_2_15W- Golden Tan  (formerly Medium Tan)

tan_1_1_16W- Golden Almond (formerly Tan)

7W- Golden Bronze  (coming soon)

Cool Tones

fair_9_10C- Rosy Fair  (formerly Fair)

sunkissed_fair_1_2_11C- Rosy Ivory  (formerly Sunkissed Fair)

multi_tasking_neutral_1_2_12C- Rosy Light  (formerly Multi-tasking Neutral)

fair_medium_6_13C- Rosy Beige  (formerly Fair Medium)

medium_1_3_14C- Rosy Medium  (formerly Medium)

light_tan_1_2_15C- Rosy Tan  (formerly Light Tan)

6C- Rosy Almond  (coming soon)

7C- Rosy Bronze  (coming soon)

 

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64 thoughts on “New Matte and Semi-matte Base Names”

  • Massiel

    What happened to Olive Medium? That was my perfect shade! Formally Medium Tan is too dark for me, while formally Buttered Tan is too light. Ive never tried the formally Light Medium but it looks pink undertoned in the picture. I hope you guys bring back Olive Medium.

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    • em

      Hello! Olive Medium is being replaced by Light Medium. It has golden undertones to it, the swatch is just a little off. That shade is very close to Olive Medium. You can try it in a sample kit before you buy to make sure it's the right match :)

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    • Sofia Thuresson
      Sofia Thuresson October 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      I just wanned to say that I am one of those women that found Olive Medium to be my absolute perfect match and don't know how to manage without it. Please take it back. I have ordered a 7 Piece Sample Kit but nothing could be better than Olive Medium.

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      • em

        Hi Sofia,

        Our colorist recommended the Golden Beige and Golden Tan together with a hint of Mint Color Corrector added would be the closest match to Olive Medium. Mineral makeup is ideal for mixing colors, thus creating custom colors, we even sell an empty mixing jar for this popular purpose. Thank You!

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  • Charlie

    Where is the equivalent for the original golden medium? This is a pretty bad move on your behalf. The reason people bought this product is the diversity of shades! Leaving shades out is going to create some seriously unhappy people, not to mention a loss of business.

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  • Kati

    If only you would bring back the Original Glo bases.... Very hard to find a sheer, glowing but not stupidly shiny mineral base. I'm sure there are other fans missing them, too!

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  • Steph

    Thanks for renaming! This will make picking shades so much easier, especially when picking for friends. I used to have to click on each individual one and read the descriptions! Now it's all in the name.

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  • Sandra

    Please, bring back olive medium... :-(

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    • em

      Hello Sandra,
      The closest shade to the former Olive Medium is the 5W Golden Tan. This is for medium to dark skin with golden undertones. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Marnie

    Where's HONEY BEIGE?
    Where's "Honey Beige"?

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  • Robin

    Is there anywhere we can see the ingredients in the new (vintage) formulations? I would like to know what is in the product. Thanks.

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    • em

      Hello Robin,
      Just contact me at thanks@everydayminerals.com and tell me which which product you would like info on :) Thank You!

      Reply
  • Tine

    I like the change you made by using numbers and letters to indicate the shade and undertone of the product. However, so many shades seem to have been discontinued! Almost all of the olive shades seem gone, and what I personally regret the most is that I can't find my shade 'light' any more. What should I do?

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    • em

      Hello Tine,
      For light, I would recommend: Golden Ivory 1W (which is comparable to light olive) or Golden Light 2W (which is comparable to light neutral). Thank You!

      Reply
  • Kris

    What happened to the original golden medium?

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    • em

      We have a completely new Matte and Semi-Matte line with a unique and easy name system. You can learn more about it on our Blog. 3W Golden Beige is the closest match in comparison to the Golden Medium. We also offer the 7 Piece Sample Kit so that you can try out a variety of Base shades as well.

      Reply
  • Michelle

    I have a sample called "Intensive Fair." Is that the same as 0C Rosy Fair now? Or 0N Fair? Thank you!

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    • em

      Hello Michelle,

      We don't offer any shade/formula similar to the Intensive Fair. But you can try those shades that you mentioned through our 7 Piece Sample Kit to see if the shade is your perfect match. This kit lets you pick up to 5 sample products; including foundations, some face and cheek products and you only pay for shipping You will automatically get 2 free cheek colors (Primrose and Tea Rose) when you order this kit. You can select your kit here:
      http://www.everydayminerals. com/store/productkit/ mineralmakeup/free/

      Reply
  • Michelle

    I have a follow-up question! Is "Original Glow" equivalent to the Matte finish? Or Semi-Matte Finish? Or something else? Thanks!

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    • em

      Hello Michelle,

      At this time, we are not offering a similar formula to the Original Glo. I would suggest trying the Semi-Matte formula. This provides a subtle glow appearance and is formulated for normal to combination skin. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Amanda

    Yes, please bring back Sandy Fair. I have been a loyal customer since 2008. It is very hard to find a foundation that is gluten free, good for sensitive skin, and matches my skin. Sandy Fair is the reason why I am such a loyal customer, because I had such a hard time finding a good match. I realize as a company you need to revise, but I am in a bit of pickle here.

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    • em

      Hello Amanda,

      You may want to try the 1N Ivory, it is the closest match in comparison to the Sandy Fair. You can try the shade through the 7 Piece Sample kit. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Cheryl

    Did you get rid of the rose creme concealer? I notice you only have peach.

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  • Cris Gibbons

    I find the new system confusing and frustrating. I also wore the olive shades and now it's harder for find one that closely matches. The number/letter codes are weird. I liked the old system you had where the names were simple and you gave a little written description of each. I've been buying your products for a long time now and enjoy them, but this system is just hard to get into....

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    • em

      Hello Cris,

      You can learn more about the unique and easy name system of our new Matte and Semi Matte line on our Blog. Here's the link to it: http://www.everydayminerals.com/store/stories/new-matte-and-semi-matte-base-names/

      To sum it up, our new base shades were named with a number and a letter combination. 0 is the palest shade and 7 is the darkest shade, as the number gets higher, the darker the shade gets. And letters C, N and W represents Cool, Neutral and Warm undertones.

      Please email us at thanks@everydayminerals.com so that we could further assist you on your base shade selection. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Carly

    Hi there - no more IT base? :-(

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    • em

      Hello Carly,

      The IT Bases will be moving to a new line called, Vintage. The Vintage products will be made in small batches and only a couple of times a year. So the IT shades may not be available for another 6 months from now. But, you can always check in our Vintage page to see if Fair IT is available for purchase. Here's the link:
      http://www.everydayminerals.com/store/base-it.html Thank You!

      Reply
  • Carly

    It would be great if you could sign up for an automatic email alert when a particular product came back in stock. I miss the IT base in Fair! :-(

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  • Martyna

    Where is my Fair Olive in Semi-matte? I unhappy about that new system, it's confusing and I don't know which shade is my old one.. As I see in the other comments, I'm not the only one that is missing the old system. So frustrating.

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    • em

      Hello Martyna,

      I would say that the 0W Golden Fair is the closest match in comparison to the Olive Fair. You can email us at thanks@everydayminerals.com should you have any questions or need further assistance. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Cintia Allsup
    Cintia Allsup May 13, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    How do I find my correspondent semi-matte shade in the jojoba base formula. (Mine is 2W or 2N)

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    • em

      Hello Cintia,

      I would say that Shell Blanc is the closest shade of the 2N and Sand is the closest shade to 2W. You can try the shades first through our 7 Piece Sample Kit before you decide to purchase a big size. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Lexica

    I'm matching up the new color names to my notes about the old ones and have noticed that some of the colors now listed under Neutral were previously (under their former names) listed under either Warm or Cool. Examples: 3N-Beige, formerly Fairly Light (which was listed under Cool back in November 2012) and 5N-Tan, formerly Medium Beige (which was listed under Warm in November 2012).

    Are these corrections of previous miscategorizations? It's making it hard to figure out what color each shade actually is...

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    • em

      Hello Lexica,

      The old product names as well as many of the names were organized by a group of women who wore our products on a regular basis and the new named products were organized by makeup artists and artists who create colors. We have a foundation blog about the different shades here that is rather informative: http://www.everydayminerals.com/store/stories/newbies/
      We also have the 7 piece samples and you can order as often as you'd like. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Nastena

    What a change in the new product this product Everyday Minerals, Matte Base, Light Neutral? I have a light beige leather mixed.

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  • Amy

    I just tried the sample kit of all the original shades and loved the olive medium. It is the only time I have ever found a makeup that matches my skin perfectly. I do hair and make up and this system seems closer to hair color formulation rather than makeup. I actually really liked the last system and Especially for the everyday woman I think it was ten times easier for them. I've also seen two different suggestions to which color is most similar to olive medium.

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    • em

      Hello Amy,

      5W Golden Tan is the closest match in comparison to the Olive Medium. We also offer the 7 Piece Sample Kit so that you can try out a variety of Base shades as well. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Julia

    Hello! Find out, that my favourite Semi-matte Base Ivory is Discontinued, but which tone should I take now?

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    • em

      Hello Julia,

      We currently offer the Ivory Semi Matte, in a limited time and supply, through our Vintage Sale page. Here's the link to it: http://www.everydayminerals.com/store/sale/vintage.html. 0N Fair is the closest shade in comparison to the Ivory base. Thank You!

      Reply
  • sakkia

    sorry, i don't understand: olive medium has been replaced by 5W golden tan or 4n medium? what is light medium?

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    • em

      Hello Sakkia,

      The 5W Golden Tan is the closest match in comparison to the Olive Medium and the Light Medium base has been renamed as 4W Golden Medium. We also offer the 7 Piece Sample Kit so that you can try out a variety of base shades as well. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Isabel

    Good Evening1 What did you add to new formula? My blemishes came and seems like it is closing my pores :(

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    • em

      Hello Isabel,

      The current formula that we use is actually our original formula and we have updated the base shade names with an easy to use numbering system. You can read about it here on this link:

      http://www.everydayminerals.com/store/stories/new-matte-and-semi-matte-base-names/ Thank You!

      Reply
  • Sheila

    Like many people, I am also upset at the fact my perfect shade was discontinued. It was the sole reason I would repurchase from this company. I have had trouble finding a mineral makeup shade that matches me in the past. I was planning on reordering because I'm just about to run out. Please bring back winged butter. Not sure I'd repurchase otherwise.

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    • em

      Hi Sheila,

      We have a completely new Matte and Semi-Matte line with a unique and easy name system. You can learn more about it on our Blog. Here's the link to it: http://www.everydayminerals.com/store/stories/new-matte-and-semi-matte-base-names/
      The 3W Golden Beige is the closest match in comparison to the Winged Butter. We also offer the 7 Piece Sample Kit so that you can try out a variety of base shades as well. Thank You!

      Reply
  • angela

    Hello, I'd love to try your products, you can get free samples?
    Thank you, best regards.

    Angela Cinti
    v. Nottolini 787/D
    55100 LUCCA
    ITALIA

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    • em

      Hi Angela,

      We are not shipping to Italy at this time. However, you can still purchase our products through our following distributor:
      http://www.ecco-verde.it/everyday-minerals

      Our distributors do carry a good number of our products, however, not all products will be available through them. Unfortunately, I don't believe that ecco verde carries samples. But I would suggest contacting them to see if you can place a request for some samples. Thank You!

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  • Heather

    So disappointed that there are no longer true Olive shades, which were the only ones that matched my complexion. I have not yet ordered the new shades. If it is any help to someone else who is missing the olive shades, it was advised to my mom via email from Everyday Minerals that mixing in a little Green Color Corrector would make the new 1W Golden Ivory to look more like Light Olive, and mixing the Green Color Corrector with the new 0W Golden Fair brings it closer to Olive Fair. Everyday Minerals seems to have plenty of people who like the original Olive colors to warrant them offering those original Olive colors again, and I'm adding my request here to please do so!!!

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  • Jacdami Minaya

    Hi!!! Which is "Sandy medium" that one was my perfect match, i can't live without that product, I can't believe is discontinued!! :'(

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  • ruen

    hi! i have fair and olive skin (asian skin tone, but more light), i think the ivory or fairy light neutral or golden ivory will fit to me. but i'm not sure about which is more lighter and which is more darker.
    please recommend to me which is fit and if there is another solution, tell me!!

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    • em

      Hi Ruen,

      With our new base naming system, we have assigned numbers and letters in the base name such that 0 would represent the lightest shade and 7 is the darkest shade. Letters C, N and W represents the undertones, C for Cool, N for Neutral and W for Warm. You can email us at thanks@everydayminerals.com so that we can assist you better in your base shade selection. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Racheal

    I have just receive the samples. I tried them.But the semi-mate of the color 4N and 1W, so similar?

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    • em

      Hi Racheal,

      On the jars, both shades look very similar but all neutral shades are lighter than their Warm and Rosy counterparts. Thank You!

      Reply
  • eyln

    which one is close to formerly semi matte golden fair?

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  • Jessica Robles

    Please bring back Olive tones, so hard to find my match, I loved the Olive Medium during summer and the original Golden Medium during winter.

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    • em

      Hi Jessica,

      We have a completely new Matte and Semi-Matte line with a unique and easy name system. You can learn more about it on our Blog. Here's the link to it: http://www.everydayminerals.com/store/stories/new-matte-and-semi-matte-base-names/

      The new shades are based on the old shades, but each shade will be comparable, but slightly different from the previous old shades.

      Our colorist recommended the Golden Beige and Golden Tan together with a hint of Mint Color Corrector added would be the closest match to Olive Medium. The 3W Golden Beige is the closest shade in comparison to the Golden Medium. Mineral makeup is ideal for mixing colors, thus creating custom colors, we even sell an empty mixing jar for this popular purpose.

      Olive shades need green added, so we would recommend that you add the Mint Color Corrector to your base shade that matches closest to your complexion.

      We also offer the 7 Piece Sample Kit so that you can try out a variety of Base shades as well. Thank You!

      Reply
  • VI JACOBS-NHAN

    Yes, please bring back the olive range. I love Olive Medium during summer and the Golden Medium during winter.

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  • April

    Please, please, please bring original glow back!! There is nothing out there like it:((

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  • Marisa

    Could you please bring back the Original Glo Base? It was and is my all time favourite and there are many more others who also miss the formula. It's a real pity that it has been discontinued. :-(

    Reply
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