Disclaimer: Unbiased review for your reference. I have smooth skin but I’m not spared from pores on my cheeks, redness around my nose and appearance of veins. Also, I have combination skin; I get oily on my t-zone area. For the lipstick I love wearing semi to matte formulation and with that,I have high tolerance with matte lipstick.Also,I always exfoliate my lips.Better check your skin types and preferences DO NOT put the blame if certain product doesn’t work the same.
I got this from Beauty Essentials by Eren Mckay located at 2nd level Fishermall.
Shades: It comes with 7 shades available in store which is suitable for Filipinas. I got mine in Medium Beige (NW35 in MAC)
Price: This retails for P798.00 very affordable for such kind of foundation.
Net wt: 1fl oz / 30ml
Packaging: It comes in a frosted glass with a pump, sleek and sturdy but not travel friendly. It also produce minimal amount of product that can be easily control. I was actually impressed with the pump, not the usual curve that you see in every foundation.
Lasting Power: Since I have normal to combination skin, it lasted me 6 hours before I blot. Normally, less than 2 hours my t-zone area tends to oil up but after 3-4 hours, still my face looks good without a need to blot or retouch. For those with oily skin and planning to use this during this kind of weather, I highly suggest to use a primer first. As it will help you increase the longevity of your makeup.
Coverage: Since I’m not prone to acne or pimples, and I only have redness and visible veins picking through my cheeks, I can say that this has a medium to full coverage on me. And because of its buildable ability, this can help you hide your imperfections. But do not expect that it will work magically. Also, I advised you to use one shade lighter as it oxidizes whether you’re acidic or not. (I’m not acidic but after a while it did oxidizes on me and so I have to choose one shade lighter)
Finish: Matte and waterproof
Scent: not over powering
Texture and Consistency: This has a thick formula which is common to foundations with a medium to full finish. However, what I really like the most is the lightweight feeling and how it blends effortlessly on the skin. I did not have a hard time applying the foundation. Adding another layer will not tend you to look patchy or cakey as long as you do it properly and only to the areas that are needed. Because of its matte finish it can actually emphasize dryness so I suggest you to use a moisturizer to certain areas. Not necessarily the whole face, especially if you’re oily. It has a yellow undertone and is suitable for all skin tones. I don’t feel any stickiness while applying this foundation, 2 pumps are good for the entire face.
Overall, I’m happy with this foundation with a full coverage yet lightweight feeling. That makes it more wearable.
Get this only at Beauty Essentials where different variant of authentic cosmetics are available.
2nd level Fishermall
2nd level Robinsons Metro east Pasig inside FAB