Anddd the quest for my perfect everyday foundation continues. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a bad foundation, it’s just not for me. But if you’ve been eyeballing it and wondering if it’s worth the $42, keep on reading my dear because it just might be!
This long-wearing medium coverage foundation features a unique microfine powder that absorbs oil so your complexion remains fresh and shine free throughout the day. Created for combination to oily skin, this foundation minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines, and creates a lasting soft-focus effect. This product has been dermatologist tested and is formulated without oil, alcohol, and fragrance.
I tested this foundation out over a varity of primers and for several different periods of time. This foundation managed to outlast 12 hour work days and playing outside with my todler. Therefore I can confirm that this foundation not only helps you to remain shine free, it’s also longwearing. I was also quite impressed to find that this foundation did in fact help to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines thereby creating a soft-focus effect, especially considering how light the coverage is.
However, I don’t recomend this fundation for combo skin. This foundation is MATTEEEEE. Like, you don’t know matte until you’ve applied this foundation. It’s so matte (I feel like I’m about to insert a yo mama joke), you have to apply it on small sections of your face at a time or it will dry in little patches that you won’t be able to buff out. Also, it doesn’t matter how well you exfoliate, this foundation will cling to every dry patch you have (even the ones you didn’t realize you have).
SEE FOR YOURSELF
So that you can get a good idea of the texture/color/coverage, I’ve taken a few photographs of this foundation over my tattoo. As you can see from the first picture, this is not a thin or wattery textured foundation. Also, dispite being marketed towards fair skin with pink undertones, Porcelain (which is the shade I purchased) is quite yellow and blending does not resolve this. Lastly, you will notice that while this foundation does proved some coverage, it isn’t much.
The coverage of this foundation is light at best, therefore despite running warm, if you have fair, cool-toned skin with pink undertones, this foundation can work for you… it just won’t be a perfect match. There are 20 shades in this range, though, so pretty much everyone else should be covered (no pun intended).
Also, if you have normal to dry skin, this foundation is most likely too matte for you as it clings to dry patches you might not even know you had. One way to combat this is to use a moisturizing primer, however, the coverage of this foundation is so light that by using a moisturizing primer you are causing the foundation to break down faster… which (in my opinion) kind of defeats the purpose of buying a long wearing, matte foundation.
I think this foundation is great, it’s just not for me.
Have you tried this foundation? Do you think high end foundation are even worth the money?