Saturday, 23 August 2014

Review + Swatches: Autograph Smooth Matte Mousse Foundation - Ivory

If you have pale skin, you're going to want to check this out! Being a Beauty Blogger I find that my friends often ask my advice on products or just want some general recommendations. Of course I don't mind giving some opinions, but I love it when my friends tell me about products that they love too. Especially when they're not ones talked about much in the blogging world! Todays review is of a foundation that one of my bestest friends (since we were 4!) shared with me a few weeks ago whilst shopping in Cardiff. I have to say, she was right, it's really rather good! PS I now have Instagram!

As always I've included a summary at the end :)






The Basics
This gem of a foundation comes in a cute little glass jar, the packaging infront of me says it has 25ml of product, whereas the website says it has 20ml. Either way it's slightly less than the standard 30ml a foundation usually has - I think I can let that go though! It claims to be mattifying, light and to reduce the appearance of pores. It also contains SPF15 and is made right here in Britain! In total there are 6 shades available (I have the lightest - Ivory), each priced at £9.50 and available from Marks & Spencers






What did I Think?
If you have pale skin, then you're going to love this. The shade is paler than most of the lightest foundation shades I've tried, it also doesn't have an obvious yellow tone to it - perfect for true ivory skin. I've also been really impressed with the formula, it really reminds me of the Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation. It also has the same soft whipped, creamy feel to it. It applies really well with an almost silicone feel to it - helps to blend and also makes the skin texture more even. At first it has a matte (but not flat!) finish to it, but it turns more dewy towards the end of the day. So to me I'd class this as a long wearing foundation, although it does break down a little around the nose! As for coverage I'd say it gives a medium to full coverage without being heavy of cakey.





The Good - Very pale shade, applies and wears well, medium to full coverage, not cakey, SPF15, even skins texture, BUAV approved (not tested on animals)

The Not so Good - I hope I don't break the glass jar!

Price & Availability - £9.50, Marks & Spencers

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10 comments:

  1. This does look really good for us paler skinned girls and I like the fact that it's long wearing too. Nice to see a product that could so easily be overlooked getting some well deserved attention :)

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    1. Gotta love an underdog, pleased you enjoyed :)

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  2. your hair color!!!♥ looks so pretty

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  3. I used to use mousse based foundations all the time but after prolonged use I found they dried out my skin. Have you found that at all with this one?

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    1. Hi Kerri :) I haven't found that with this one, it has quite a wet mousse formula to it. Saying that, my skin isn't that prone to drying out, hope that helps!

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  4. Ooh definitely want to try this! I have a couple of foundations from this brand and they're good so this is one I'll be buying soon!

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    1. Ooo I haven't tried any of the other ones, good to know they're good'uns too!

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    2. They are good but I have to mix them with a white foundation to lighten them up abit, I bought the mousse one today and it's perfect! So glad you posted this on your blog :)

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    3. You're welcome - pleased you like the foundation!

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