PRODUCTThis is marketed as an HD foundation which claims to be weightless, hydrating, long-wearing, illuminating and has medium to full coverage. It is also paraben free and has 28ml worth of product inside. It can only be used for 6 months after opening.
PACKAGINGThis foundation has been compared to the Make Up Forever Foundation as they have a similar shape except for the silver ring around the MUFE one. The colour is easy to see through the transparent bottle and comes with a pump. The bottle is made out of plastic but is durable and looks pretty.
There are 15 shades in the collection and also a White which is a lightener to mix your foundation to find the perfect shade. I don't think the shade selection is amazing but if lightening some of the original shade will help, I do recommend purchasing it. I am normally a W3 in Loreal Pairs True Match Foundation and NC25 in Mac but I am very pale right now so probably an NC20.
I have combination skin, that being an oily t-zone especially forehead and around the nose area but my skin can also be dry due to weather changes. I break out easily and have heavy pigmentation from scars.
This has been my most reached for the foundation since it arrived on my doorstep. It is an 'illuminating' foundation, therefore, it is dewy and you need to set it with a powder no matter your skin type as it is sticky when you finish applying the foundation onto your skin. If you are an oily skin girl like me you need a mattifying cream/primer as a base to help control the 'dewiness'. The foundation is has a runny formula and has an 'herbal/plastic' scent to it which wears off.
The best application method is by pumping the product on the back of your hand and dab the product onto your face with your fingers. I find that I only need one and a half pump of product which is enough for my entire face and spot concealing certain areas especially my cheek and chin area to give it more coverage. I tend to use a beauty blender rather than a brush since my skin is feeling quite sensitive especially with the cold and it seems to be more flawless.
I wouldn't say this a full coverage foundation and is only medium at max since I don't think it's very buildable when I try to spot conceal, there is only so much foundation you want to apply onto your face before it feels cakey - so I recommend using a concealer to cover blemishes.
The colour is spot on for my skin right now which tells you how pale I am considering this is the second shade in the range (fair). It is suitable for people who have a yellow undertone like me as it is not too orange or too pink which I find in other foundations.
The longevity of the foundation is great but I do need to blot around my t-zone area especially if I don't apply a mattifying primer/cream after 5/6 hours. I have noticed that it starts to separate on my forehead and around the nose area after 9 hours of wear since those are my problem areas - it is not noticeable unless you are at an extreme close up with somebody or the mirror. At the end of a working day, my face noticeably looks dewy and healthy but not greasy.
Overall I really enjoy this foundation, I think it's great for this cold weather, I will continue to purchase this in the future since I really like the finish. I might pick up the shade White to use as a lightener for future foundations but it only last for 6 months which I think is due to the antioxidants to keep your skin hydrated so there is some disadvantage. If you are in two minds about this foundation, go ahead and try it, it's only £9.