You may remember I bought this foundation back at the end of November in this haul.. I was enticed by the promise of a lightweight but full coverage finish that would give me the skin of my dreams this Winter.
I've had - give or take - around a month to try it out and, unfortunately, I'm not impressed. I've used it basically every day that I've put on make up and given it numerous chances. I've willed it to work. I've used it in so many ways that I can't even count...
But my general view?
I just don't like it...
And here is why:
Availability: Maybe its best point - it is available in chemists everywhere so Boots, Superdrug etc. It has an RRP of around £10 which is pretty standard for a low end foundation but I did get in of offer for £6.99 so can be picked up for less.
Colour: From what I can see from the website, it has only 6 shades. Classic 'drugstore' foundation. It also oxidises like crazy so it is near impossible to find a good colour match.
Consistency and Application: To give it its due, it does live up to its weightless promise and almost feels air-whipped and mousse like when you apply it. It glides over the skin nicely but can settle in dry areas.
Coverage: It is no way in hell full coverage; not at all. I'd say primarily light-medium..it can be built up due to its light consistency but since it oxidises and settles in dry areas, it is not a good look.
Finish: This is where the major issue lies. The product is just not consistent. One day I will be in love with the finish - all semi matte and nicely dewy on my cheeks - and another day it will be cakey and fully matte.
Lasting Power: I hate to be so negative but it is truly horrendous. I was out shopping one particularly cold day and when I looked in a shop mirror, I wanted to hide... The foundation had worn off in patches and my red nose was very, very visible.. Even on a normal day, I think it lasts for four or five hours at most..
Overall: I think my overall view on this foundation that is is just isn't consistent. One day it will look nice and the next it will be awful. I acknowledge that my skin is changing over the winter but I want to know I can put a foundation on and be aware of how it will wear - not constantly wondering how I look by lunchtime. This is where Double Wear comes in...
It I had to recommend this to anyone, it would be to a oily/combination skin in a warm environment who want a medium matte coverage for a few hours at a time. It just does not stand the test of time for a long day or night out.
Repurchase? Unfortunately not.
Have you tried this foundation? Have you got on better than me with it?!