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The Contenders
I tried out foundation from four different brands: Sephora, Iman, Kat Von D and Urban Decay.
According to The Beauty Department, your neck is the best place to test foundation because the skin isn't exposed to as much sunlight as your face, making it closer to your natural skin tone.
Hiding my fear of what was to comeā€”foundation can smell fear, right?

Fear conquered! If someone had told me my skin could look that good, I would have tried this a long time ago.

Left: Sephora; Top to Bottom: Iman, Kat Von D, Urban Decay