Review| The Ordinary Coverage Foundation.

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This is what it says on TheOrdinary.com

Coverage Foundations are full-coverage formulations available in a comprehensive shade range across 21 shades. These foundations contain higher pigment levels than our Serum Foundations but still offer a smooth finish that avoids the heavy makeup look that can make skin appear more aged. The texture is that of a lightweight, non-oily cream.

The pigments used in these formulations are treated for a rich, highly-saturated effect. These pigments are suspended in our proprietary spreadability system that allows pigments to look natural on the skin, resist collecting within fine lines and stay on for longer. The foundations offer a semi-matte finish and are compatible with most primers and are designed to work exceptionally well with the primers offering from The Ordinary.

So, I’ve been using, and loving, some of the skincare products from TheOrdinary for a while now, and I’ve been curious to try some of their makeup products as well.
And I do really like the claims this one have on having full coverage without the heavy makeup look, and the claim that it’s supposed to offer a smooth finish.
But I have to say that I’m a bit disappointed with this one.

Now, when it comes to coverage, I do find it to be a high medium, buildable coverage, so it does hold up to that claim.
However, it just looks too heavy on me. It clings to my dry pathes, it almost makes my skin look more textured than it is, and it settles in my fine lines.
So I almost feel like I need to have a beautysponge with me at all times so I can try to fix that.
And I don’t want to have to constantly be thinking about how my makeup looks.
And I also have to touch up my t-zone every couple of hours when I’m wearing this, because it gets very greasy. And that’s just not for me.

So, overall I don’t like it. It provides a good coverage, but that’s about it, in my oppinion.
But I’m curious to hear what you guys think about it?

It’s available on theordinary.com for 6.90EUR.

Review | Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick

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This is what it says on the Makeup Revolution website:

Foundation just got faster! Launching in 18 shades and a range of undertones, Fast Base Foundation quickly perfects, contours and highlights your complexion. The easy-to-apply stick formula melts into skin, blending seamlessly to leave a fresh and dewy finish.
Twist up, swipe on and blend out with fingers, a beauty sponge or your favourite foundation brush.

So, I’ve always been very curious about stick foundations, because I feel like they don’t take as much work as liquid once does. So I ordered a few of these from Makeup Revolution, but I’m really not impressed with them.

Now, the first thing I noticed is that they feel very waxy on the skin, and they did also feel a bit too heavy/cakey for my liking. But I thought they might look better once they’d warmed up to my skin a little, because I have tried a lot of foundations that just need a little time before they look amazing.
Sadly these are not one of those.

Now, the other thing I didn’t like about this foundation, is that it emphasized dry patches I didn’t even know I had.
It actually looked like I never exfoliate my skin, and I exfoliate weekly, both with a physical scrub(once a week), and with a chemcial exfoliator (2-3 times a week). So I was very surprised when I saw that.

However, when it comes to coverage I’m not that disappointed.
It does provide a medium+ coverage, and I could also build it up a little on the parts where I needed a little bit more. However, if you build it up too much it will look a lot heavyer than it does from the beginning, so that is something to keep in mind.
But, other than that the only thing I like about this foundation is that it does last all day, without too much fading. So there are a few positives to it.

But, overall it didn’t really hold up to any of the claims I say, and it’s just way too heavy-feeling (and looking) for my liking.
So I can’t recommend this foundation.

However, if you’ve tried it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it down in the comment section. 🙂

It’s available on revolutionbeaty.com £5.00

Review | NEW Zoeva Authentik Skin Foundation

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This is what it says on the Zoeva website:

Positively Beautiful. Authentically You.

Enriched with the nourishing power of Rose Hip Oil, the ZOEVA Authentik Skin Natural Luminous Foundation glides on to deliver a buildable, silky smooth, and all-day-long finish. Available in 44 inclusive shades with a variety of warm, cool, or neutral undertones, the radiant foundation has an innovative lightweight formula designed to maintain the skin’s natural protective barrier while evening out complexion and allowing your skin’s natural luminosity to shine through. Each shade is named with a positive affirmation meant to inspire and champion your true authentic self.

Pair with ZOEVA 104 Buffer brush for an easy and flawless application.

Available in 44 shades

Formulated with:
• Lightweight ingredients for a silky smooth comfortable feel with an all-day-long finish
• Olive Oil Derivative that contributes to the skin’s protective abilities while improving suppleness and flexibility
• An innovative, flexible buffer layer to help shield and perfect the skin
• Microsphere Powders with soft focus properties to help create a flawless, airbrushed effect
• Infused with Rose Hip Oil which is well-known to boost the skin’s overall wellness for a radiant result

Made in Italy.

So, I’ve tried several different powder products from Zoeva in the past, and it’s been a few hits and misses, but when I saw that they’d released a foundation, I got really curious to try it, but this didn’t answer to my expectetions.

Now, the first thing I noticed when I tried this was that it felt a little heavy, and it did look a little drying on my skin, but I’ve tried foundations that do that in the past, and most of the time they look a lot better once I’ve applied the rest of makeup, and it did for a few hours, but then it got very greasy, and when I tried to touch it up it looked very heavy and cakey, and that’s not something I want my foundation to do.
Now, that might be because I have more combination skin, but since it claims to be a natural-luminous finish, and my skin get’s a little drier in the colder months, I didn’t think it would matter all that much, so it’s definitely something to keep in mind if you’re interested in trying it.

However, when it comes to the longevity and coverage on this, I will say that it holds up to it’s claims, because it is a very buildable medium-full coverage, and, even though it started to fade a little after 6-ish hours, it did last all day, so I was very pleased with that.
And it didn’t emphasize my pores, or any dry patches that I have, so I can’t say that it’s a bad product, it just didn’t work for me personally.

So, overall I think that it’s an OK foundation, and I love that in comes in such a wide shaderange, but I don’t think that it’s anything special, and, unless you have more of a normal-dry skintype, I don’t think it would be the best choice.

It’s available on zoevacosmetics.com for €26.00