% would repurchase
on 12/31/2012 10:38:00 PM
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Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
This foundation has a very watery, thin texture, but has buildable light-to-heavy coverage. It glides on smoothly and is also very natural looking and controls oil quite decently. If you're a fair-med asian girl like me that has always had trouble finding the PERFECT shade of foundation (Always too pink or orange...) then 3.0 is the ABSOLUTE DREAM shade for you. The color is just spot on- a tiny bit brightening but not in an ashy or pink way at all... just glowing and better-than-skin kind of effect. But don't get me wrong, it's not oily or shimmery at all, and dries quite matte as well. I have totally oily skin, and this gives me a non-shiny, natural finish. However, it WILL emphasize every flake and dry patch on your face, even if it's super minimal. Also, the foundation smells REALLY chemically... At first, when i got the sample to try it out, I thought I had perhaps gotten a bad batch or maybe that the sample was really old. However, when I bought it I realized that the foundation just naturally smells suuuper chemically. I'm not usually that sensitive with smells or anything (quite tolerant/ don't care) but this really has a very strong smell that I quite deteste.. Luckily, because the foundation is in a pump and only dispenses a little bit at a time, it doesn't smell TOO bad every time you use it. But it may really annoy those with sensitive noses!-Breakdown-Pros: - Pump is hygienic- Sleek, modern packaging <3- PERFECT shade (asian 3.0)- Great semi-matte finish- Doesn't get too oily- Glides on beautifully & smoothly- Buildable light-med-heavy coverageCons:- Smells SUPER chemically :(- Expensive- Emphasizes dryness & flakesEDIT: I went through 2.5 bottles of this and realized it's just way too drying, at least for anytime other than summer. my mom, who has dry skin, tried it once in fall and said it messed up her skin- and i can definitely see that her face is drier. so use with caution!
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