Not good for dry skin
I love the smell of this foundation and the texture is very soft, it doesn't feel like you are wearing anything when you have this on. The coverage is very good and it doesn't seem to clog my pores or do anything nasty to make my skin breakout.
However, I do have some issues with this foundation. When I am putting it on my face, it feels like an oily powder before it dries. It is easily blendable as it doesn't dry for a long time. When it does, It dries on my skin as a matte powder, my face looks powdery without even putting powder on. It also clings to any dry bits on my face - I didn't think I had dry skin on my forehead before I used this foundation! My face looks flat and lifeless with this on and it shouldn't when I'm only 21. As for eradicating signs of ageing, this foundation sits in the creases under my eyes and clumps around the corners of my nose, so not sure how this would work.
Eventually after around 3 hours + of wear, it seems to work with my skin better and looks a lot less cakey and a even a tiny little 'glowy'. But for those first three hours I don't feel like my skin looks nice at all, rather it looks unhealthy and over-makeup-ed (despite only using a small pea sized amount to do my entire face).
Packaging is awful and leaky. When you unscrew the lid it is full of foundation that drips. When the lid is screwed on, the foundation just seeps out regardless...
March 31, 2013
Pricey but worth the extra
I've been using a common high street brand of foundation for decades but as I approach 40 I've noticed it's started to look a bit 'cakey' round the fine lines around my eyes. I tried this really as an experiment and because a few months ago I bought the hyalauronic primer which is brilliant. It's very light, melts in to the skin really easily and you don't need to use a powder over the top as it leaves you with an even but non-shiny finish. It's not heavy duty enough to disguise everything (get a good concealer) but if you're after a subtle barely-there foundation which gives a lovely pearlescent glow I don't think you'll find a better one.
May 6, 2013
good coverage with light texture. effortless to apply. and the finish is a little bit dewy instead of totally matte, which is more nature.
really love this foundation.
April 26, 2013