a month ago
ETA: dropped this to 3.5 lippies, after buying two bottles (need to mix two shades) and finding the consistency of the fdtn from the bottles is more dry on my skin than the samples I tested. I still like this because its hard to find yellow/golden undertones that work for me, and the coverage is good (and no irritation) but I do think a good primer and/or moisturizer is needed under this foundation. Because of the price, and having to mix two shades, and now the different consistency performing on my skin, I would not repurchase. ———————- I have combo skin that seems to get dried out, no matter what type of foundation I put on. By the end of the day, I have flakey, patchy, cracked foundation. I have reactive skin, not many breakouts unless something agitates it, but lots of melasma and hyperpigmentation. I got 2 sample cards of this foundation, shades Y110 and Y200. I’m a mix between NC15/20 with strong golden undertones. I found shade Y110 a tad too light (which doesnt work well over melasma, it turns ashy), and Y200 is perfect but dries a hair too dark overall compared to my neck, because of my melasma. I purchased Y200 since it has the right golden tones, and just add a dab of white mixer, or my NC15 foundations to it (like NARS Gobi, or NYX Total Control drop nude). Y200 is such a close match, I only need a dab. A little goes such a long way with this foundation, for the price, I consider it a steal. I’m still using my samples, only a swipe of a q-tip amount on the back of my hand applied with my damp sponge, and it covers perfectly. My melasma disappears, I have even nice skin. I use a sponge, as I do not like heavy coverage, but I’m sure a brush would give you that coverage. Its very pigmented. It sinks into my skin and looks like skin. It has glycerin in it, so it can get glowy, but its a nice fresh look not oily or dry. Very happy. It does blur my pores, doesnt settle into my large forehead lines, its very natural. Even with alcohol in the formulation, it doesnt seem to bother my skin, and the ingredients are good compared to others. It reminds me of Estee Lauder Double Wear, but without the bad ingredients. It also comes off with a couple of makeup wipes and lasts. I did find that Y110 seemed to apply differently than Y200, so different shades may act differently. Odd but it happened for me when testing both. This does have a scent, not perfumy, but an odd masculine sort of scent. I noticed it the first time applying, now I dont even notice it. It dries down nicely, not sticky or heavy on the skin. I apply it in sections. It stays put once applied, and i dont see much come off when i blot, or even when i pull turtlenecks over my head. I do set with pressed powder, but just a little, as this looks best with some glow. It doesnt get overly shiny but I do blot once in the morning and afternoon in my t-zone, which is normal for me. Either way, i love how it meshes into my skin. You dont see foundation. I’m amazed this foundation doesnt have more reviews online, I think its great and looks so natural! Highly recommend trying a sample! If it wasnt for the jump in shades trying to fit my melasma, I’d rate this 5 lippies.
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SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBrunette, Straight, Fine