-Nice shade selection
-Good yellow-baased shades
-Reasonably good coverage which is quite buildable
-Oxidizes and colour turns orangey!
-Can cake up a bit
-A bit on the dry side
i had this a couple of months ago when deciding to try cheap drugstore brands.. mind you that i dont really opt for ds brands, as i believe that expensive products will always deliver me better results. but i just dont mind to try this as it is dirt cheap i bought in indo for only like US$11 include the case. i like the blue compact case and the huge mirror in it, but as far as the powder goes.. it didnt perform like what i expected. the coverage was pretty sheer, doesnt last all day and this powder foundie only give me the powder look without foundation in it. i prefer my revlon, chanel, and shiseido whita and UVwhite much better than this as they are more expensive and well-known. anyway i like the colour shade as mine is the palest one, but for the quality.. prefer not repurchasing though.
The price is attractive. The quality is good for its price. I bought colour 22, blends with my skin perfectly. Light Coverage. Fair oil-control. But it does even out my complextion.
Hoorah! New HG product for me. I've always loved powder foundations, but found that they just melt away in hot Malaysian weather. Za's 2-way foundation lasts all day with blotting though.
I still use my HG concealer, Revlon Colorstay Foundation, dust loose powder over to set, and then swipe on Za's foundation in shade 21 (a perfect match).
The coverage is high, and you can layer it on for higher coverage. On initial application, it's very matte and powdery, but after a few minutes it settles down and gives me a beautiful air-brushed glow. Very nice.
It's oil control is average... but then nothing has ever worked anyways. It doesn't break me out and it's very easily touched up. Blot, and pat it on, it doesn't look cakey.
I'll definitely buy again, and I love the LE case I got. It's smaller than the usual (the puff and foundation lie vertically instead of horizontally, and it's white with lovely pale green butterflies stenciled on. Adorable!
This is the worse product i ever try for a drugstore brand....maybe not yet... i heard alot of raves and goodies about this product and that one of my friend wore this so i thought i give it a try. The colour i choose doesn't go evenly on my face and though the powder is fine, it is too chalky, powdery and cakey. I hate the look i see in my mirror, i remove the 2way foundation as soon as i put it on and hence had already dump it into the rubbish bin.
i purchase this after reading the reviews in alley.the coverage is medium and smooth. but does not really control for the whole day but the package is cool to carry around and sleek too...so u can touch up easily.......great pdt at this price..
edit:pretty good coverage when used wet
Have stopped using ZA 2-way foundation for a long while (say a year or two) because I started experimenting with liquid foundations & mineral make-up until today, when I stepped in my local drugstore and got tempted to purchase a brand-new ZA compact for God knows why, and guess what, I don't know if I like it quite like before. I still love the coverage, but it made my skin flake and oxidixed pretty horribly on my skin. I would much rather be using liquid foundation + loose powder or mineral make-up. I do miss the convenience that comes with using a 2-way foundation though - just swipe and you're good to go! :)
Excellent coverage! I love this - and its one of the best-selling drugstore foundations in sg.
Coverage is moderate, shade 22 fits me perfectly, its very very reasonable. And its about as good as the Chanel compact i was using previously. Also controls oil quite well. I recommend using with a damp sponge.
ZA breaks down their colors like this: the 20s are the yellow-based colors, and the 30s are the pink-based foundations. Within these catagories are about 4 choices each. Yellow comes in 20-23 I think, so there's not a wide range of colors. The #22 was a good match for my C3 complexion (I just got back from a week in the desert), but 21 will work in the dead of winter.
Applied wet, this foundation gives a light-medium coverage with a really smooth, even, and matte finish. When applied dry, it's a little powdery and you should use a lighter hand. Overall, a pretty good choice for the price.