I have the exact same coloring as you and had this exact same issue. The 205 was ok, but just a little too orange/yellow for me and maybe a touch too dark. The 199 looked like it would be about the same shade but with pink undertones instead of yellow, so I finally ordered it instead of the 205 I had been using. It as ok, it's a good bit lighter than the 205 (but not super light), but the coverage is definitely not the same. The 205 always gave me full coverge while the 199 is almost sheer and looks a little chalky. It might be because it's just too light, but I could adjust the color with a little bronzer if the coverage was the same. I wish they had more color choices with pinkish undertones instead of yellow. For reference, I'm #145 in the HD foundation, #45 in the Mat Velvet.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
We seem to have the same coloring auburn hair, brown eyes, and our skin tans easily. I wear 202... 199 will be really light on you. Good Luck!
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
Hello! Im my opinion, I would go with a shade 1/2 or 1 full shade lighter. The reason why it seems to go orange is because your skin tends to sweat through out the day and if you have a color that is a tad-bit darker for your skin, it tends to look more orange. It can also be that you need to moisturize, it may have been the complete opposite, your skin looks more orange when its moisturizes then when you just wash it an is free of oil. Just try out different color around your color base. Thats the great thing about sephora, you can try out and return/ exchange what ever you are not satisfied with, no questions asked ;)
Hope it helped a little!!
answered 6 years, 5 months ago
(Chula Vista CA)