This was the exact shade and tone I was looking for. This is 2 coats of Avery. I usually have a tough time when applying creams in light shades, but this one was a breeze. It's a very cool nude which I love. I think the warmer tones make my skin look funny. The site describes it as a "blond-beige". I can see that little bit of yellow.
I knew when I opened the bottle it looked a little too much like Minka.
L: Minka R: Avery
My pinky and middle fingers are 2 coats of Minka and my ring and pointer fingers are Avery. Now I see a huge difference. Minka is lighter due to the pearl shimmer and also has a bit of a yellow undertone (according to the site). Avery is exactly what I was looking for, but I will continue to use Minka in my more feminine or romantic manis.
Have a great Monday...if that's possible.