[productsample/affiliate] I’m honestly in two minds about the Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Balm. It’s intensely pigmented which means a little goes a very long way which eases the £42 sting, but I didn’t find it particularly balmy.
While you can’t consider a foundation balm in texture on a par with a cleansing balm, I think I expected a softer, more pliable texture to this product, which has coverage that feels like a stick formula. I mean, compact foundations aren’t new, but it’s drier than I expected.
The included brush is exactly the right thing for application because it needs a buffing action to get it seamless. My skin is a little bit dry at the moment so perhaps that skewed things for me – I used it once and wasn’t impressed that the coverage seemed to stick on patches, but a second application, after exfoliation, went on like a dream so the state of your complexion in the first place is key. Bearing in mind that the formula contains hyaluronic, vitamin E and avocado oil, perhaps I thought it would be more moisture-feeling than it actually is, but coverage is good and leaves a velvety feeling over the skin.
When it comes to the shade range, there are 20 tones but I’d strongly advise being colour matched in store rather than risk it over the internet. The colours I thought I’d be (from the on-line swatches) aren’t quite right – I think they come up lighter on skin than they look in the swatches.
The shades above are Light FB04 and Light FB05. It’s HERE, but do get a proper match at your nearest store.
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