Holy Grail Foundation
I tried this foundation after reading about it on "A Model Recommends." I personally deal with redness and wanted something with a full coverage but a non-cakey look. I certainly found it with this product. I use a stippling brush when applying (found this gives a much better look than a beauty blender) and it covers most of my imperfections - still need concealer for big blemishes though. It looks like healthy skin - it should be noted though that for me (dry/normal skin) there is no dewiness. It certainly has become a great option for me and I think out of all the foundations I own this has the most natural finish. I'm certainly hooked and will continue to purchase despite the hefty price. I would say though that I wish the color range was wider - for fairer people there will be no issue but I am currently an 11 and I would not consider myself to have even medium colored skin.
07 September 2014
MY HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION!
Although I have pretty good skin, for my age, I never EVER leave the house without foundation. If I did then I would scare small children and animals as I look so ill, ha ha.
For the past thirty or so years I have spent a smal fortune on high end foundations, in search of the perfect colour match. Over the years I have found a couple that I really liked, but both were discontinued, and although I was reasonably happy with another one I had started using, I felt that I just couldn't get the shade right. I am very pale, with highlighted blonde hair, but anything TOO pale makes me look incredibly washed out.
Anyway, after doing loads of research on line, I kept coming back to this brand and although it was the most money I'd ever spent on a foundation, I decided to give it a go.
Initially I was undecided. I wanted to love it straight away, but I didn't. So I've used it every day for around four months now and I would never switch back.
The colour choice is baffling and the colours never look like the pictures, so I asked Space NK for a sample of two of the colours. The Rosy Beige matches my skin tone so well, that I actually look like I'm really not wearing foundation. My skin just looks good!
It's taken a bit of getting used to. I apply it with the By Terry foundation brush and initially I thought it was a bit powdery on me. But as I have got used to applying the correct amount for me, most of the time it looks dewy and flawless. The coverage is much lighter than I am used to, so much so that I can still see my freckles under it - which shows how natural it looks - but it's buildable. I set it with the By Terry powder and never have to retouch my face. It feels lightweight, as if I'm not wearing makeup and I love the superlight tube, much better for travelling than glass jars. I used to favour a 'made up' look. But using this and having a much more natural effect has made me realise how much more flattering it is my my skin tone and age.
07 August 2014
Lovely texture, hoped for better coverage though
This foundation has a lovely texture and smell, it has a weightlesss feel, and as someone with sensitive skin I find it doesn't make my skin itchy. It does give the skin a subtle glow and smooth finish, my only gripe is that it's coverage is quite light and putting more on doesn't seem to build up the coverage, and its also very expensive! It does look very natural though.
Its tricky getting the right shade so I would recommend going in store to try a few shades on. My previous foundation was Touch Eclat in B20, I am pale with freckles so went for shade 3 in cream beige.
25 July 2014