Questions & Answers for ATOPALM ATOPALM BB Cream SPF 20 - Medium
How would you describe the shade of medium?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
- Lansing mi
on ATOPALM BB Cream SPF 20 - Medium
I am Caucasian and the medium works well for me. It does have quite a bit of color but looks natural. I do tissue off a little around my hairline & forehead. I do not sun tan but my skin does have some olive undertones.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
I have medium-olive skin (Mediterranean tones?) that tans easily, and most BBs are scary on me. In MAC I'm around NC5/NC37. Atopalm BB isn't a perfect shade match for me, but it doesn't turn white or gray, and it blends with my own coloring enough that you can't really see it on my skin. When I put a drop of it on my hand I thought it looked like it might have pink undertones, but when it's spread out on my skin there is no pink whatsoever. If you've ever tried Miracle Skin Transformer, Atopalm's Medium is similar to MST's Tan, but less pink. It works in my skin better than MST's Medium-Tan, which is too pale. I think Atopalm's has some of the "self-adjusting" thing that most BBs have, but it has additional bronzey pigment added to better compliment darker skin tones. For skin darker than NC40 or skin usually considered Deep, I think Boscia's Bronze BB Cream would be a better choice.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
- Phoenix, AZ
From my experience trying different tinted products, and specifically with medium shades of tinted moisturizers and sunscreens, those designated as "medium" seem to have more yellow/golden tones in the product then the ones described as "fair", which seem to have more peachy pink tones in the product. I have an olive complexion which gets tan in the sun. The medium shades generally work for me, though some of them have tended to have too much of the golden tint making them appear almost orange-ish on my skin. I wish more brands would provide shades that go from fair, fair to medium, medium, medium to dark, and dark. Having just fair, medium, and dark categories seems rather simplistic and limited for the realities of human beings, many of which are truly blends of different ethnicities. Someday some brand will address this reality and will ultimately attract a lot of customers.