If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve used this foundation in past and loved it. There’s quite a lot of buzz around it owing to it’s extremely high coverage; in fact the foundation was originally formulated for burn victims and can also cover up rosacea, dark spots, dark circles, tattoos and- my personal reason for purchasing this product in the past- acne. I haven’t used the setting powder before but I’ve always been eager to try it. In conjunction with the foundation it can offer up to 16 hours of flawless wear and I’ve heard it can even make your foundation semi-waterproof.
I’ve been using this foundation and powder together for a while now and so far I’m impressed. The foundation is geared more towards oily skin, which I was worried about as my skin tends to be quite dry, but after religiously applying moisturiser and a good primer I had no trouble with it at all. The coverage was excellent; as you can see in the pictures below, I only needed a tiny amount to cover my entire face. It lasted really well, and although I had MAC’s Fix + on hand to combat cakiness, I was pleasantly surprised to find I didn’t need it.
I had a bumpy start with the setting powder, but I’ve come round to it. At first, I noticed it creating ghost-like veil and sinking into my pores after a few hours and I couldn’t work out why. However, after I started using a much smaller amount of product I found the powder goes unnoticed on the skin and makes my face look so healthy, and almost airbrushed. I spent an incredibly hot and sweaty weekend in Brighton last week and my foundation not only stayed in place, but also looked really fresh and natural as well. An added bonus- the foundation contains SPF so I didn’t have to worry about sunscreen. The powder comes with a powder puff for application but I found it easier to use a brush.
I still love this foundation as much as I did a few years ago, and I'll be using this powder anytime I need added longevity. Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried this foundation or powder and what you thought of it! Next week, my Uni is doing an awards ceremony-type thing so look out for a post on what makeup I'm planning to wear for it.