3 years ago
I’ve purchased 3 of these compacts: the first compact was too dark (Honey), the second was just OK (Sand) – shade was alright, the undertone was a bit off, it looks a bit grey/pinkish when I take pictures, but I think that’s just the SPF. I really like the texture of this product, it feels very velvety and smooth. It has decent coverage and it’s somewhat buildable (enough for me, as I prefer medium coverage foundations anyway). It wears amazing, more and more natural as the day goes on. And if I wear a pore minimizing primer, it doesn’t accentuate them (otherwise, it definitely will). No foundation will last more than 10 hours on me – at least not looking good – as my skin is very oily and I tend not to touch up throughout the day unless I have something to do after work and I’m conscious of it, so I’m comfortable with the wear power of this (some 7 to 9 hours looking good). It rubs off the sides of my nose like almost every other foundation I’ve tried, so that’s not too bad either. Now the problem I have with this product is that it started breaking me out on my cheeks: I was experiencing a new breakout every 3-4 days, all very close together, and I also noticed tiny little bumps started appearing on my forehead and temples along with smaller breakouts. I have very intense combination skin (very oily t-zone and flaky/dehydrated bits on my chin, sometimes my forehead can look dehydrated too) and it’s also acne prone. Other than the occasional breakout, it’s usually under control and very manageable, and I do take extra steps in making sure my makeup is completely off at night before I go to bed (I double cleanse using micellar water and the clarisonic along with the cetaphil cleansing bar) to ensure my pores are not clogged and my skin is prepped for moisturizer and spot treatment if I need to use it. This was the only new product I was using consistently, so I’m pretty sure one or some of the ingredients in this was causing this reaction on my skin. I wasn't trying any other product, and I always stick to my regulars. I had used this product before (think winter 2015) and I didn’t really notice any weird reactions, but I was using it more as a setting powder over a lightweight foundation and not as an actual powder foundation, so that might be it, or my skin simply changed and now it doesn’t tolerate it anymore? I have no idea. But I definitely won’t be repurchasing. It's top bad as I really do enjoy the finish and the wear of this. I think the quality of the product is very good, so it’s just a case by case sort of a thing. Although it's very expensive to just "test it out". If you have sensitive skin (and mine is not that sensitive really) I'd recommend going for a more natural "good for your skin" type of powder foundation.
About reviewer (5 reviews)
SkinVery Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBrown, Wavy, Fine