I think this is a really, really good looking foundation. I’d grab it off a shelf without thinking twice on looks alone. I’ve already seen that many people are drawing comparisons with MAC Face & Body Foundation and it does look very similar – it’s even got a similar shade coding and is also called a ‘face & body’ product. Unless you’re a pro make up artist, it’s unlikely you’re going to lavish this on your body (I can’t really think of a time when I’ve applied foundation to my body) but it does add the weight of the ‘backstage’ claim. I’m not going to compare the two because – full disclosure – it’s so long since I used the MAC version, I can’t remember it well enough.
I’ve got three shades from 40 that were sent specifically for my skin tone, 2N, 2WO and 2.5N with 2N being my best match. I like the finish – it’s a complete finish look without a heavy feel and lies more to matte than dewy without knocking out radiance. It’s sectioned into undertones (warm, cool, neutral, cool rosy, peach, and warm peach) and one of its claims is durability. It’s said that it was used on Megan Markle on her wedding day so that is certainly putting it through it’s paces. I like its weightlessness, the finish that can be built to any intensity you want and I felt it had very good last… it’s waterproof but I didn’t put that bit to the test! You can find it HERE but I’d suggest you go in store for a match first.
I also got sent this brow palette and contour palette which I assume are also new – they’re also very good looking products with so much attention to detail.
The contour palette in particular is a beauty – split into four graduating shades (one is shimmery) so you can shape, bronze, blush or highlight. I don’t do shaping (or draping or baking come to that!) but I can see myself using this as a bronze/blush hybrid because my tone is quite warm at the moment. It doesn’t even seem too unreasonable at £34 or perhaps I’ve been looking at luxury make up for too long today. It’s HERE.
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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