Unlisted Brand • Une Skin-glow foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The hint's in the name - Skin *Glow* Foundation - so basically if you don't like a completely natural-looking 'I've had a brisk walk' look, don't, don't, don't go for this! Okay - to the product itself: I have this in G08, a fair-to-medium toned neutral shade, compatible with Laura Mercier's tinted moisturiser in Nude and Bobbi Brown foundations in 3.0 or Beige. Shade-wise, this was a good match for me. It seemed to disappear into the skin with minimal blending, and had the feel of a balm or moisturiser than foundation. My first impressions immediately after application were not good: the product was slightly sticky, there appeared to be no coverage to speak of, and my face shone - in the way that it does after moisturising. It also had a scent which whilst not unpleasant, was slightly odd. Still, it didn't last long, so no permanent damage... After a bit of 'trial and error' (I tried setting with powder, blotting, not applying moisturiser...), I discovered quite by chance (the phone rang), that the trick seemed to be to leave it for a few minutes after application - almost to allow to dry. The end result is a very (very) natural sheen (the said 'skin-glow') minus pores and over-shininess. It isn't flawless - but imperfections are softened and the overall effect is a soft, subtle improvement. I found it did not need to be set with powder (doing so produces a rather distressing chalky effect), and lasted for a good 4-5 hours, after which a little judicious blotting was required, but very little more.
In short - undoubtedly one of the best, if you're looking for an easy day-time look with slightly more cover than a tinted moisturiser, but less than a full foundation. It's also pretty fool-proof - I reckon you could apply this in the dark and there'd be no blotching. And skin feels fresh and hydrated - another bonus. But if you don't want to look practically bare of all make-up, don't bother with this. I will be repurchasing because at £12, it is quite significantly cheaper than the Laura Mercier I've just finished and for me, answers just as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was looking around for a replacement for my LM tinted moisturiser which although I love, it is far too expensive to be using daily at £42 a pop! Anyway there's a new brand at Boots/Superdrug called Une which boasts some nice eco/organic credentials. Over 90% of their ingredients are from natural origin and they aim for a light coverage natural look so I figured although their liquid foundation wasn't specifically a tinted moisturiser, I would give it a try. I really like their colour matches, they go right from pale to dark and it was easy to find a nice non-orange shade (my LM is complimentary but tad tan for me). The texture and application is nice and as "skin-glow" suggests it is a illuminating type of foundation. I think it created the glowy effect rather well but I'm used to matt so I didn't favour it that well, not the products fault, more a personal preference. They are bringing out a new matt foundation soon which isn't in stores yet so I'm going to try that. Worth mentioning that packaging is recyclable too which is nice, is only £9.99 I believe.