[productsample/affiliatelink] Usually, I would never suggest that you can buy foundation on-line successfully unless you are absolutely sure of your shade, but I’ve spent some time going through the slider system that shows exact skin tones with suggested shades and think Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation is the exception to the rule.

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation

I put my sample to the test on Wednesday, one of the hottest days we’ve had so far, and that was a good test day as it turned out because it felt completely weightless on my skin – exactly what was needed. Despite the fact I sweated through the day, when it came to removal there was still a fair amount left and showing up on the cotton square I used. You can build this formula from a light covering to a medium weight.

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation

You can see from the gloss on the texture that it’s a serum formulation – a very great deal of thought has gone into this recipe making it appropriate for every age skin as well as offering 35 tones. As soon as I put the foundation on, I knew it was a skin care/make up hybrid just from the texture, prior to researching the ingredients. The serum complex boosts hydration using hyaluronic acid and ceramides – definitely a comfort wear. It’s also oil-free, and talc free.  

The sample shade I have is Light Medium 14 – it’s not quite the right shade for me (entirely my own fault for not using the slider and just random guessing) but it’s not so wrong that it couldn’t be put to the test for the day (yes, I’m going to order the right shade). The finish is natural, so neither glowy nor matte, and gives the perfecting coverage that you’d expect.

I’ve got a magnifying mirror and always check foundation for how well it sits on the skin without dropping into pores. It’s almost imperceptible with most foundations unless you’re staring hard into a magnifier, but once you get in close you can very often see that a formula is sitting on the surface and sinking wherever it gets the chance. That’s not the case with Skin Fetish. It’s £60- that’s a very considered purchase for most people, so do think about whether you can take a chance on a colour match (if you have colour adjust drops from another brand, that does give you a bit of leeway). Otherwise, I can’t not recommend it even at the price. You can find Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation HERE. For speed, use the slider system on the Pat McGrath Labs website HERE, and order from Selfridges when you’ve found your shade.


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