[unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] This is an interesting one! You’d think, from the name, that this is going to be a dewy, moisturising foundation when it is, in fact, almost the opposite.
The first thing to say is that if you have very dry skin, it’s not for you. Thereafter, however, if you enjoy matte coverage, it will be one of the most beautiful feeling foundations you’ve ever had on your skin. My complexion felt like satin after application – it’s a weightless formula, impressive at SPF30, that has a silkening effect on the skin while giving a velvet finish.
I prefer a pump applicator to a dropper, but it does give the impression of a serum which is how the foundation feels. Once it’s dried off, the serum feel diminishes to weightlessness. I used a primer underneath which I think was good prep for this (I don’t usually use one) so my skin felt nicely hydrated, but I did a video review on Instagram HERE and the comments were mixed. Someone felt it was drying on her combination skin, another loved it – it was the perfect foundation for her, which only goes to prove that there is no such thing as the suit-all foundation for everyone. If you are oily, it will give you shine control and I found the last to be good but you do have to remember it’s quite reliant on silicone for that incredible feel so if that’s a concern, bear it mind. I used it at a sheer level so I got a nice, fairly natural finish (as you can see on IG) and it’s not a light flattening matte – there is some allowance for radiance, but minimally.
I think the gentle matte effect is apparent in the swatch – these are shades 200N (first) and 200W. So, upshot, beautiful feeling, velvet finish, decent SPF, avoid if you have dry skin. It’s £49 which is expensive, but it actually does feel like a luxury product. You can find it HERE, non affiliate HERE and I’d advise going into store (SpaceNK) for a colour test unless you know what shade you are in By Terry.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
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