Background: Sephora's Color IQ belongs to Sephora. I am not an affiliate of the company or brand. This information was archived by Autumn Bryant in November of 2020 as a resource for herself and others in the tan shade range. The impetus was Sephora moving their Color IQ shade finder from their website and app but retaining the ability to search by Color IQ. The Sephora Color IQ provides an alphanumeric categorization of skin tones where "y" represents yellow/warm undertones and "r" represents red/cool undertones. The number in front of the "y" or "r" indicates the degree of warmth or coolness with higher numbers being to either extreme and 1 representing neutral tones. The two digits after the "y" or "r" represent the depth of the skin tone from light to dark where 01 is lightest and 15 is deepest. For instance, a Sephora Color IQ of 4y11 indicates skin that is medium deep in depth and very yellow/warm in undertone. For the purposes of this site, only depths of 09-11 will be archived. This is a work in progress and only 3y11 and 4y11 are available on this site at this time.
Instructions: You can use the table below to search by Color IQ, use the Color IQ drop down menu or browse by brand, line, or shade.
I'm Autumn, a makeup hobbyist who values efficiency and fairness. I have a husband, a day job, and a Sephora Rouge account!
Color IQs: 1y11, 2y11, 3y11, 4y11