Not too long ago I reviewed and loved the Lasting Perfection Concealer and still continue to use it pretty much everyday. So on the back of that success I decided to get the Foundation from the line as well! I picked up the one in 2 - Ivory assuming it was the same shade I have in the Concealer. But I actually have the concealer in 1 - Fair. I (maybe) stupidly thought Ivory would be lighter than Fair, but that's not the case! The shade match is still pretty good, a slight touch too dark, but perfectly fine to wear once powdered.
As always I've included a summary at the end :)
This foundation costs a pretty cheap £5.99 for 30ml of product. It actually comes in a glass pump bottle which makes it feel a bit more expensive, but doesn't make it very practical for travel - imagine the mess that would make if it smashed! It is oil free and contains a pretty good SPF20 in it. I'm all for sun protection in my foundation! This is available in 6 shades, going fairly pale, but not much on the more tanned range of the scale.
The Claims - My Thoughts
All claims have come straight from the back of the bottle :)
'Fresh appearance for upto 16 hours' - This has a matte finish to it, which I don't usually associate with fresh, but actually this will last on the skin for the day (with primer/powder) but you will get some loss of coverage and a bit of oiliness showing through.
'Flawless Coverage' - It's not 100% flawless on my skin, but I can imagine it is on a lot of peoples. It has the best coverage I've had in a foundation!
'Anti-Transfer' - Not gonna lie, I don't agree with this! If I rub my face with my sleeve lightly, I get a pale foundation mark rubbing off! Only a layer seems to transfer though and what's sunk in stays.
My Overall Thoughts
I do really like the coverage of this foundation and that it still looks pretty reasonable by the end of the day without touch-ups. I do find that it is very easy to apply too much and give a cakey finish. But for me using just under a pumps worth on an ELF Studio Powder Brush works well. It does take a while to sink in though, so you'll probably want to do you're eyes before putting anything else on your face. I also find that it works a lot better when set with a powder. But overall for £5.99 I really like it for when I want a lot of coverage.
Below I am wearing this foundation, powdered with the ELF Mineral Foundation (pretty sheer).
The Good - SPF20, pump bottle, 30ml product, really really good coverage, will last a full day at work (coverage wise, I will get a slight bit of oiliness).
The Not so Good - Glass bottle makes it unpractical for travel, isn't anti-transfer like it claims, takes a while to sink in, can look cakey sometimes.
Would I repurchase? Yes, this is my foundation with the best coverage, something that's definitely handy to have!
Who might like it? Those that are looking for a high coverage matte foundation - I have covered pretty much anything I needed to with this and it's matching concealer.
The Bottom Line - Great coverage, can be a little tricky to work with, but tends to look a bit better later in the day.
All in all I do really like this foundations coverage but the finish isn't my favourite, I prefer something a bit more dewy. I get the feeling that some people will agree with me that a matte finish isn't the most flattering on them, but oilier people might like them a bit more. But anyway if you have any further questions/comments then don't hesitate to contact me.
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