[unpaid/purchase] I think I had a spooky psychic moment because I thought Lisa already had a foundation – in fact I even checked in with her team a couple of months ago with a request to review it and yet it hasn’t even fully launched still and there was no advance publicity! What Lisa has done with her new Seamless Skin Foundation is release sample cards that you can order in advance of the proper Seamless Skin Foundation so that when it does release, you know exactly what shade to get. How absolutely sensible!
This is a screen grab of the shade that I eventually settled on that’s right for me – I did a video on Instagram HERE if you want to see a ‘live’ try on. However, what I was really struck by is how light the foundation shades go. I’m usually pretty good at judging my shade, but I was way off on several occasions. So, I’m going through the sample cards I ordered – they’re not my best swatches but will give you a good guideline across this particular spectrum of shades (there are more cards). The cards, by the way, are £2 each,
This is Light Set 1 – From bottom to top: Light 1 01, 02, 03, 04.
This is Light Set 2 (not M/L as labelled in the picture). From bottom to top: Light 2 06, 07, 08, 09.
I finally found my shade in Light/Medium 1. From Bottom to top Light/Medium 1 09, 10, 11 and 12. 12 is my shade. In fact, Lisa confirmed on-line that I’d got the right shade for me and she thought I’d be 12 in winter and 13 in summer.
The finish is designed to be a ‘real skin’ finish, so not matte and not dewy but that sweet spot just in between. However, in my view Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin Foundation veers just a bit matte so if you like a glow finish, it’s not for you. If you do decided to get some of the swatch cards, when you try the foundation on, apply with a brush and leave it a moment or two to ‘set’ before you decide which is the right shade. The colours seem to go on very light but settle themselves after a minute or so and there is enough in each sample bubble to apply a full coat or two lighter applications. So, I’d go lightly, wait and then go lightly again so can see both application finishes. I love the attention to detail of the affordable try-before-you-buy – I wish all brands did this. Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin Foundation Swatch cards are available HERE.
I’ve had a couple of feedback comments from people who have found the finish not suiting their dry skin – it’s a beautiful foundation but I do see that point and if that’s the case, add a drop of any serum you have available and see how that works. It’s my guess that Lisa might well bring out another texture finish next year in which case, us dewy finish fans will be happy as Larry. I’ve also had feedback that the stay is remarkable which was also my finding.
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