vanja's review of Illuminare Extra Coverage Foundation/ Concealer


86 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$


Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide-5% & Titanium Dioxide-4.4% Ingredients: C-12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Deionized Water, Iron Oxides, Glycerin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Panthenol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Parabens


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I was a bit hesitant to try this foundation since it seems like it's one of these YMMV products - either you love it or hate it!

Personally, I looove this! I'm used to foundations with a lot less coverage (MAC face and body is another favourite) but just a small dab of this - blend blend blend! - and viola! perfect skin (or at least it looks that way...)!

It doesn't have much slip to it but I don't find it too difficult to blend. It takes maybe two minutes more to apply this than it takes to apply my other foundations but to me it's worth it. If you apply too much (and it's very easy to overdo it since it's so concentrated) it will look unnatural and mask-like. You'll only need approximately 1/4 of what you think you'll need. Maybe even less.

For reference: my skin is combination and somewhat breakout-prone. No breakouts with this foundation, but it's not the very best for oil control (but to me it's not a problem to blot once or - in hot and humid weather - twice a day to keep the shine away). continued >>

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