I did a post earlier on my search for an HG foundation and the samples I had received at my local MAC. This post is dedicated to some other brands I have tried.
First is NARS Sheer Glow in Ceylon. This is a fairly close color match. I like that this feels lighter on my skin and offers light to medium coverage. It hasn't irritated my skin at all. Still in the running.
Next is Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme foundation in Warm Ivory. This color is a bit too yellow for my skin. It feels nice, but a bit heavy. Not really a contender.
Estée Lauder Double Wear in 2C1. This was so dark on me! Really bad color match and felt like a mask. It also dried my skin out. Not a contender.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Light in Light 1 and Light 2. I was originally matched to Light 2 and it was too dark for me, so I returned for a sample of Light 1. This wore well, felt decent, and didn't irritate my skin. I'm willing to test this one a bit more.