|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this in OY-2 and it is a superb foundation. I really didn't know what to expect from a powder foundation anymore since the last one I dabbled with was a very below average Avon powder-to-cream formula.
Colouring - it is one of the few Japanese brands to make shades with yellow undertones, most luxury brands only cater for ochre-beige at the most "yellow" and many other formulas are simply beige at best. I have nc30 skin with prominent yellow undertones, OY-2 is a shade lighter than my natural colouring and it does stand out against my skin, but not in a very awkward way like a peach foundation would. By the end of a long day, the colour does not oxidise and blends in more naturally with my skin, although it is still not a 100% match. I don;t think I would try the OY-3 as it may just be a tad darker and look even worse by the end of the day.
Finish - this product applies so beautifully, very little blending is needed and you do not need superb application skills or tools like you might with the Kevyn Aucoin SSE. I simply use the small sponge it came with and the foundation applied beautifully. The finish is semi-matte, not that bone-dry Mac blot powder matte, and it gives the skin a wonderful glow without being overly heavy in coverage. My natural skintone and texture shows through, so when close up it does not look like I have makeup on at all - only the tone differences between face and neck give it away. From far away my skin looks very natural, not overly airbrushed or mask like. It does a good job of neutralising my mild redness.
Overall - I wear this with a good primer base as I have very oily skin, I prime with oc8 gel and sofina very very pore control powder. I also dust a layer of rice/silk dust on top, although my skin does better with powder straight against the epidermis rather than with several product layers in between. After a 10 hour day my skin did look slightly greasy, but again no colouring oxidation and no running so the foundation still looked good.
The sample alone lasts many uses and although the compact is very pricey it is worth the investment if you want a natural finish.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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I am an LL, normal to dry, Shu Uemura 574, Bobbi Brown Sand, Shiseido OC-00/OC-10 and bought this powder foundation in OC-1.
It turns out to be the perfect colour for my skin tone, as I expected. The texture is very fine and smooth. I use it over a primer, or primer + foundation when I want more coverage.
As it happens with all Japanese Kanebo lines, this one is just amazing and now, more than ever, I am absolutely addicted to the Lunasol line!
The price is a bit steep, but worth every penny. The package is chic and sleek, a metallic bronze case which is a trademark of Lunasol products. Love it!
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Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I also got a sample of this foundation. Very good coverage, without being thick. Natural finish. My sample was OC-02, which was slightly too pale for my NC25 - 30 skin tone. I think one shade darker would have been perfect !
Update: I am now using shade OC-03 and I have repurchased 3 times already! Holy grail for me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I received a sample of this in OC02 from the Lunasol SA. It is a new powder foundation due to be released in February 2007. I have a love-hate affair with powder foundations as I love their convenience but the finish is usually not as natural as what you get from liquid foundations. Skinfusing Powder Foundation is one of the best powder foundations that I've tried (and I've tried many!). It has excellent coverage (which is important for me as I have enlarged pores and acne scars), applies very smoothly with an almost creamy texture, and the colour match for my MAC NC20 skin was near perfect. It is not too dry and powdery like some other brands. The finish is natural and lasts quite well throughout the day. I need to blot a few times but this happens with any foundation I use due to my super-oily skin. I would purchase this but the price is a bit too high for me. Nevertheless, if you're looking for a powder foundation, I would highly recommend checking this out. Lunasol is currently sold in Japan, Hong Kong and China.