Since my recent skin issues I mentioned in my last skin care update post, especially throughout 2016, I haven’t been wearing much makeup and at one point spent 3 months without wearing any makeup at all, nothing, not even mascara. Since getting my skin under control these past few weeks, I began wearing makeup on occasion, (mostly for work) and trying out new things little by little making sure I don’t irritate my skin.
I really liked how it covered some of the redness/irritation around my nose area and balanced out my skin tone providing full coverage without being heavy or drying as some foundations (especially full coverage) tend to be.
What I like about this foundation
Although my skin is a little dry, I can get a little oily especially around my T zone. This foundation provides a really nice matte coverage for those oily instances and has a wand application tip which made it even more useful and easier to apply, especially around my nose area.
This is a multi purpose foundation that provides moisture for dry skin while at the same time absorbing any excess oil my skin may produce, making it ideal for any skin type, especially combination skin types.
Coverage & Application
It claims to have a 12 hour coverage stay which in my case seems pretty accurate as I wear it for work on 8-10 hour days and it does not budge by end of day. I normally don’t use any primer underneath, but when I do, I use Juice Beauty’s primer which leaves my skin dewy or oily depending on the foundation. With Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting foundation I noticed that is not a problem since this foundation works well to curb excess oil, balancing out my skin perfectly.
I don’t need to powder my face with this foundation. I only set my under eyes with Laura Mercier’s setting powder and finish off my makeup with MAC’s fix plus.
Formulation & Shades
I really like the finish with this foundation and how it blends with my skin tone. It has a very creamy consistency and just thick enough for the right coverage. I use a foundation brush to blend it in and have’t used it with a beauty Blender sponge, but feel it would give a very nice finish just as with any brush.
I wear the shade (9) Neutral which I think is a bit too pink for my warm/golden skin tone. I can also get away with using it under my eyes as it conceals my dark circles, but prefer to use an actual concealer to give my face more dimension.
I honestly have no dislikes for this foundation and seems to be ideal for all skin types. The color range and skin type range seems to be wide, providing a color match for any skin tone.