PRODUCT SWATCHES: Sunday Riley Tinted Primer, Foundation and Concealer

The many shades of Sunday Riley!  Pictures, swatches, color comparisons and more!

I’ve reviewed many of my favorite Sunday Riley skincare and makeup products before, and if you haven’t been able to tell I’m a little bit obsessed with her entire line of modern skincare.  I’ve been  huge fan of her skincare for well over a year now, using her moisturizers and serums religiously.
In response to a few questions about the specific shades of the products used in that makeup makeover posting, I wanted supply some pictures for you.  Below are some pictures from my makeover wearing the Tinted Primer (medium) all over face, the Creme Radiance Foundation (110W) in T-zone and the Dry Touch Concealer (145W) on various red spots.

Jenni Jordan Gorman, BFF Beauty
Jenni Jordan Gorman, Kristin Houdlett, BFF Beauty

I really do love the entire Sunday Riley Modern Skincare line, and if anyone is interested in purchasing some of her products, I hope these pictures and descriptions will help you in gauging the different coverages and shades available.

OK lets get started…

Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer – $48

Available shades:
1. Light is suitable for those with fair alabaster and ivory skin tones
2. Medium is suitable for those with light to medium skin tones
3. Dark is suitable for those with tan to dark skin tones

What it is:
A sheer, lightweight primer that smooths the skin and keeps makeup fresh.

What it’s used for:
Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer prepares the skin for makeup application by effortlessly gliding onto the face to oxygenate, plump and hydrate. Makeup settles perfectly over this silky smooth primer, making it a smooth canvas for foundation, or you may wear it alone. Peptides and sodium hyaluronate leave the skin soft, youthful and incredibly radiant.

QUICK TAKE: The Tinted Primer is truly a unique product in the entire cosmetics industry.  There is nothing else like it, a must-have for people who like a natural and even-toned glow, instead of a heavy foundation look. It’s oil free, light weight and silky smooth!  Just don’t forget to store the bottle upside down or shake it before you pump some out, otherwise the natural and botanical ingredients will begin to separate. 

As you will see in the pictures below, although the Tinted Primer swatches in Light and Medium have a distinct difference in their shades, once fully blended into the skin the color differences become almost unnoticeable.  I can get away with wearing either shade all year round without it altering my skin tone.  They really just even out my color rather then change it.

Liquid Light Breathable Perfecting Foundation – $52

What it is:
A skin-perfecting foundation that’s lightweight and super breathable.

What it’s used for:
Sunday Riley Liquid Light Breathable Perfecting Foundation helps you achieve a flawless, airbrushed look using a luxurious, light-catching formula that disguises fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections. Vitamin C, bamboo and magnola bark work together to plump, smooth and repair the skin, helping it to look its best.

QUICK TAKE: Liquid Light is a great foundation that’s very buildable and offers medium to full coverage.  I love how truly light and breathable it is, and it’s also excellent for mixing with my other Sunday Riley products, such as Juno and Cashmere SPF 30.  When mixed with Juno & Cashmere, I can apply Liquid Light to my entire face with my hands, just like a tinted moisturizer. 

A little goes a very long way; as you will see in the pictures below, once the small swatch is distributed onto the skin, it covers quite a large area…

Creme Radiance Breathable Ageless Foundation – $58

What it is:
An ultra-hydrating and smoothing full-coverage foundation cream.

What it’s used for:
Sunday Riley Creme Radiance Breathable Ageless Foundation is a unique, moisture-rich, complete coverage foundation that allows the skin to breathe and actually correct itself while concealing flaws and imperfections. Infused with magnolia bark, biopeptides, tonka bean and biopeptides, this anti-aging makeup promotes cellular growth, reduces redness and prevents moisture loss.

QUICK TAKE: This is a lovely foundation, and it’s surprisingly light for being such a full coverage foundation. It’s a high quality product that’s richly moisturizing, loaded with active anti-aging ingredients and offers a beautiful and very natural finish.  I don’t wear this foundation all over my face because I prefer less coverage overall, however I do apply it to my T-zone and it blends perfectly with other makeup.

Below are the descriptions for the color shades of Creme Radiance. The same color descriptions can be applied to Liquid Light, but with one exception – I found that the Liquid Light does not have as much ‘yellow undertone’ in the 120 and 130 range. So when reading the descriptions below, replace “yellow” with “neutral” if referring to Liquid Light in the 120-130 ranges.

Sunday Riley Foundation WARM Range:
1. 100 W is an ivory for very pale skin tones with yellow undertones
2. 110 W is a fair to light beige with yellow undertones
3. 120 W is a light beige with yellow undertones
4. 130 W is a medium beige with yellow undertones
5. 140 W a big jump from the 130 W. This is for summer time golden-tan skin
6. 150 W is for dark golden-tan skin

Sunday Riley Foundation COOL Range:
1. 100 C is a pale shade with fair yellow undertones
2. 110 C is a neutral fair beige
3. 120 C is a light beige with neutral undertones
4. 130 C is a neutral medium beige
5. 140 C A huge jump from the 130 C. It’s a deep beige with neutral to rosy undertones
6. 150 C is a deep tan beige with a chocolate tone

In the following pictures you will see the Liquid Light Foundation 120W next to the Creme Radiance Foundation 110W.  I wanted to note that the reason I have a lighter shade in the Creme Radiance is because I typically only use it in the areas I need to ‘lighten’ up and more specifically cover up redness.  As we all already know ‘yellow’ covers up red, and if you notice under the color descriptions the amount of ‘yellow undertones’ become less and less the higher the number; and so 110W will have more yellow that 120W – hence the reason I use 110W on those red areas of my face.  Hopefully these pictures will better show you what I’m talking about with the ‘yellow undertones’…

Similar to the Tinted Primer, the pictures below show that when fully blended into the skin it’s hard to see much of a difference in the lighter and darker foundation shades…

I also have a few pictures of the Liquid Light Foundation in 110W to show you, but because it contains more ‘yellow undertones’ than the 120W, it doesn’t work on my skin tone. I gave it to my BFF, Kristin – whom by the way says it works perfectly on her skin tone and she tends to lead more towards ‘Cool’ and ‘Olive’ than I do.  I have more of a ‘Warm’ and ‘Pink’ tone.  Below are pictures of the Liquid Light 110W compared to Creme Radiance 110W…

Dry Touch Creme-To-Powder Concealer – $28

Available shades:
145W is ideal for dark skin with warm undertones.
145C is ideal for dark skin with cool undertones.
125W is ideal for medium-tan skin with warm undertones.
125C is ideal for medium-tan skin with cool undertones.
105W is ideal for light-fair skin with warm undertones.
105C is ideal for light-fair skin with cool undertones.

What it is:
A lightweight, long-wearing concealer that perfects the skin.

What it’s used for:
Sunday Riley Dry Touch Creme-To-Powder Concealer conceal all imperfections with using a creamy consistency that dries to a flake-free, powdery finish. Formulated to mask all redness, blemishes, acne and scars without looking heavy, this flattering concealer works quickly and lasts all day long.

QUICK TAKE:  Not the best concealer for around the eyes but excellent for covering up blemishes, red spots or random imperfections.  What’s so great about this concealer is the fact that you don’t have to apply additional powder on top of it to set it in.  Due to it’s unique cream-to-powder formula, it sets perfectly even when using it ‘on the go’ with just your fingers.


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