The color scheme is in French.
First digit: beige (0), rose (1), amber (3). I imagine these are undertones: beige is neutral, rose is pink, amber is yellow.
Second digit: pale (1), clair (2), natural (3), moyen (4), fonce (5). This is a scale of light to dark, with pale being the lightest and fonce being the darkest they offer.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)
Through 'net searching and sampling at the store, have discovered that Guerlain numbers their foundations much like Dior ie) the first digit denotes the undertone and the second digit denotes how light/dark it is. Shades starting with "0" are neutral/beige tones, shades starting with "1" are pink toned, shade starting with "3" are yellow-toned. So "01" is the lightest neutral beige colour, "02" is slightly darker neutral beige and so on. Unfortunately, for us yellow-based users, the Sephora stores don't carry any "3" shades and the only one available online is "31" which would be very light. For reference, I am a lightish asian and wear NC20 and Dior 021 (linen). I originally bought 03 but just exchanged it for 02. I'm tempted to buy "31" online (since I can't try it at the store) to see if that might be the best fit. Hope that helps.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
No they aren't. I think the "0" ones are more yellow toned and the "1" shades (like 12, which I have and I'm quite fair) are more pink toned. It is confusing but if you can find a good shade, I can tell you that this is a fabulous foundation - I've never been so happy with a foundation as I am with this!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago