Ah, yes, yet another foundation that I’ve been experimenting with as of late. Notice that by the title given to this post, I’ve been dabbling in using the moisturizing formula rather than the matte. The reason for this is because the matte formula felt like plastic, and it was barely able to blend because of the “hard” formula; strangely, when I applied it to my hand, the foundation was hard to “move around” because the formula was for a matte finish. When I tried the moisturizing one, surprisingly, I liked the outcome much better. This is my first moisturizing, line-minimizing, anti-aging foundation. So far, I like it; and, even though I don’t have visible lines quite yet, the finish is extremely smooth, light, and NOT greasy (despite its claim to cater to drier skin types).
I’m using the shade “porcelain ivory,” which is the lightest shade in the range. And, despite “ivory” being a part of its name, there are no pink tones whatsoever in the shade. It is quite yellow and matches my fair skin well. Unfortunately, I must admit that for many, finding a shade may be difficult because of the shade range’s inconsistencies. When researching this product, half of all consumer complaints came from those who were loyal to a previous formulation of the moisturizing foundation. Apparently since the re-formualtion, shades and consistency of the formula changed. I, for one, like this foundation very much; and, having said that, I have no previous experience with any particular formulations prior to this purchase.
Notice the yellow and beige-y undertones. Also notices its watery, yet creamy texture. I have quite normal skin under regular conditions, but I am prone to having an oily t-zone (especially during the summer). For now, the foundation holds up quite well. I will say, however, that I believe that this can be for all skin types, and not just for those with drier skins. This product held up just as well as my other products that actually claim to be “oil-free.”
Also, when researching, women who used this foundation were between the ages 18 to mid-50’s. Normally, anti-aging, line-minimizing, moisturizing foundations are catered towards women with more mature skin. So, in my opinion, I think it’s safe to say that this will be okay for pretty much any one, unless you have oily to really oily skin. If foundations regularly slip off of your skin because of excess oil production, this may not be the right product for you.
I applied this foundation with a buffing synthetic brush. I’m curious to see how this product will perform in the summer, but my expectations are not high because it never claims to be “long wearing” or “oil free,” so I can only assume that this is a foundation to wear under quite regular, non-special occasion circumstances.
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