Graftobian

Graftobian


Overall rating
4.2
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79%
would repurchase
4.2
Created with Sketch.
Overall rating
79%
would repurchase

Recent Graftobian Reviews

Pro Setting Powder
5.0
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a year ago

This powder takes some time getting used to. Graftobian is one of those brands that is mainly used by the "industry" heads rather than your general makeup lover. With that being said, this does have talc which I can imagine holds up better under the heat of bright lights, but the tradoff is that it does have a "powdered" look. However, it is superior as far as oil control is concerned. This powder definitely contains talc though! I have NC47 skin and bought the Translucent but be careful because this powder is super thick and applying too much at a time can make it heavy. It's also tricky to blend and it can clump up. It isn't finely milled per se.The trick is to use very thin layers and do NOT use this as a baking powder. You won't have to bake for oil control with this powder! With that being said, I think I may get the brown skin tone and mix it with the translucent. I haven't tested the flash but although the powder DOES look natural in daylight, I wouldn't be surprised if it showed up under flash. However...the finish itself is beautiful! I use this along with my Revlon Colorstay C/O 400 and my skin looks flawless! It lasts a very long time and even as my skin starts to get dewy, I notice it holds my foundation together enough that my skin still has a smooth look and my pores never show through. Instead of a dewy look it gives me a nice matte porcelain doll effect. I love it! The only downside of the packaging of the tub. It literally is a tub. Be sure to have a replacement sifter jar available as using this tub alone is super messy and wastes product.

Pro Setting Powder
5.0
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from

a year ago

This powder takes some time getting used to. Graftobian is one of those brands that is mainly used by the "industry" heads rather than your general makeup lover. With that being said, this does have talc which I can imagine holds up better under the heat of bright lights, but the tradoff is that it does have a "powdered" look. However, it is superior as far as oil control is concerned. This powder definitely contains talc though! I have NC47 skin and bought the Translucent but be careful because this powder is super thick and applying too much at a time can make it heavy. It's also tricky to blend and it can clump up. It isn't finely milled per se.The trick is to use very thin layers and do NOT use this as a baking powder. You won't have to bake for oil control with this powder! With that being said, I think I may get the brown skin tone and mix it with the translucent. I haven't tested the flash but although the powder DOES look natural in daylight, I wouldn't be surprised if it showed up under flash. However...the finish itself is beautiful! I use this along with my Revlon Colorstay C/O 400 and my skin looks flawless! It lasts a very long time and even as my skin starts to get dewy, I notice it holds my foundation together enough that my skin still has a smooth look and my pores never show through. Instead of a dewy look it gives me a nice matte porcelain doll effect. I love it! The only downside of the packaging of the tub. It literally is a tub. Be sure to have a replacement sifter jar available as using this tub alone is super messy and wastes product.


HD CREME FOUNDATIONS, 64 SHADES
3.0
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2 years ago

My shade is Lady Fair (for reference Phyrrah the beauty blogger also wears that shade, and I find if it matches her it matches me) I can also wear Ivory, but Lady fair (neutral vs ivory's warm) is far better. I tried the "Ultra-Lites" Pallette. I was surprised to find Silk Sprite, porcelain and Nymph too light to use except for concealer. It's rare I find something to pale for me. There is a great color range here. I had high hopes for this but could not get it to work. With a beauty blender, brush or fingers. Wet or dry, even stippled and blended. I have dry skin but a few areas I want a little coverage on. I have used stick foundations before but this just didn't want to blend well on me. I don't know if it wasn't playing well with my primer, etc...but I just couldn't make it work with any technique. Maybe it's just me since others love it. Even as a concealer only I found it hard to blend and cakey. When it goes "off" or bad, it starts to smell really rancid and eventually I had to throw it away but I never mastered using it, sadly. It may be just me, my skin or my technique though. It is the thickest, most pigmented foundation I've ever seen. I just couldn't get it to blend well on me.

HD CREME FOUNDATIONS, 64 SHADES
3.0
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2 years ago

My shade is Lady Fair (for reference Phyrrah the beauty blogger also wears that shade, and I find if it matches her it matches me) I can also wear Ivory, but Lady fair (neutral vs ivory's warm) is far better. I tried the "Ultra-Lites" Pallette. I was surprised to find Silk Sprite, porcelain and Nymph too light to use except for concealer. It's rare I find something to pale for me. There is a great color range here. I had high hopes for this but could not get it to work. With a beauty blender, brush or fingers. Wet or dry, even stippled and blended. I have dry skin but a few areas I want a little coverage on. I have used stick foundations before but this just didn't want to blend well on me. I don't know if it wasn't playing well with my primer, etc...but I just couldn't make it work with any technique. Maybe it's just me since others love it. Even as a concealer only I found it hard to blend and cakey. When it goes "off" or bad, it starts to smell really rancid and eventually I had to throw it away but I never mastered using it, sadly. It may be just me, my skin or my technique though. It is the thickest, most pigmented foundation I've ever seen. I just couldn't get it to blend well on me.

HD CREME FOUNDATIONS, 64 SHADES
5.0
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2 years ago

I have tried them all, from drugstore to highend, and for a long time I stayed with Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX06, thinned and mixed with a silicone-based face complex, for my oily, dehydrated, sensitive, acne-prone complexion...oh what fun! Recently, I had a terrible acne flare-up which left me with flaky skin and horrible scars which I am treating with Retin A. I find that I really need to raise the bar as the Kevyn Aucoin, though opaque and heavy, still couldn't cover the scars and the flakiness is very visible and horrible with the KA SSE. I decided I need a heavy-duty makeup, like a stage/theater makeup, and read the reviews on Graftobian and bought one for myself. It is very affordable at USD25 for a 20g pot. The KA SSE is twice the price for a 18g pot. The color in between Ingenue/Vixen suits me well. First, I am surprised by the texture - it is opaque but fine, creamy and powdery, with a primer-like texture, without any silicones. It is very different from the sticky creamy texture of the KA SSE, and I doubted if it would last for hours but it did. I also applied in very thin layers, patting with my fingers, more where I needed them to cover the scars, and very little where I didn't. Although it looks a bit flat, I must say it gives a nearly perfect, smooth, matte, even finish. I didn't have to powder at all even in hot summer weather, but I applied highlighting powder, blush and a primer to achieve a more natural finish. The Graftobian foundation also helps to hide the flakiness with the right method. The skin needs to be exfoliated (I used fine cinnamon powder, which fights bacteria, to exfoliate gently and naturally), moisturized with sunscreen, left to absorb and normalize, and the foundation must be applied by pressing and patting in very thin layers over the scarring, flaking skin. This is amazing as I couldn't achieve this almost flawless finish with the KA SSE which simply wouldn't stay put on the flaky skin. So this is now my HG concealer and foundation, at a drugstore product price! I won't go back to the KA SSE - if I use the Graftobian as a concealer and apply tinted moisturizer/sunscreen over the areas where less coverage is needed, I achieve the same, more dewy finish as the KA SSE.

HD CREME FOUNDATIONS, 64 SHADES
5.0
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2 years ago

I have tried them all, from drugstore to highend, and for a long time I stayed with Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX06, thinned and mixed with a silicone-based face complex, for my oily, dehydrated, sensitive, acne-prone complexion...oh what fun! Recently, I had a terrible acne flare-up which left me with flaky skin and horrible scars which I am treating with Retin A. I find that I really need to raise the bar as the Kevyn Aucoin, though opaque and heavy, still couldn't cover the scars and the flakiness is very visible and horrible with the KA SSE. I decided I need a heavy-duty makeup, like a stage/theater makeup, and read the reviews on Graftobian and bought one for myself. It is very affordable at USD25 for a 20g pot. The KA SSE is twice the price for a 18g pot. The color in between Ingenue/Vixen suits me well. First, I am surprised by the texture - it is opaque but fine, creamy and powdery, with a primer-like texture, without any silicones. It is very different from the sticky creamy texture of the KA SSE, and I doubted if it would last for hours but it did. I also applied in very thin layers, patting with my fingers, more where I needed them to cover the scars, and very little where I didn't. Although it looks a bit flat, I must say it gives a nearly perfect, smooth, matte, even finish. I didn't have to powder at all even in hot summer weather, but I applied highlighting powder, blush and a primer to achieve a more natural finish. The Graftobian foundation also helps to hide the flakiness with the right method. The skin needs to be exfoliated (I used fine cinnamon powder, which fights bacteria, to exfoliate gently and naturally), moisturized with sunscreen, left to absorb and normalize, and the foundation must be applied by pressing and patting in very thin layers over the scarring, flaking skin. This is amazing as I couldn't achieve this almost flawless finish with the KA SSE which simply wouldn't stay put on the flaky skin. So this is now my HG concealer and foundation, at a drugstore product price! I won't go back to the KA SSE - if I use the Graftobian as a concealer and apply tinted moisturizer/sunscreen over the areas where less coverage is needed, I achieve the same, more dewy finish as the KA SSE.