The Sephora Collection Skin tint. Where do I begin? This was something I bought because a: it was on sale and b: I love anything that says tint in it so naturally, I purchased it. This is the fifth installation of foundation week and let me tell you, this one is going in the declutter bin.
The claims: A Skin Tint that smooths skin and improves its overall appearance, creating a fresh and healthy-looking glow. This lightweight formula blended with lemon extract helps improve complexion’s luminosity and with rice peptides to let the skin breathe. Vitamin E and Shea extract are known for their powerful antioxidant properties. The formula offers long-lasting moisture.
I really wanted to love this product. But. It’s just not there for me. I found it to be a bit cakey, and not easy to spread with your fingers.The claims of the lightweight formula don’t really ring true to me for this product. Sure, there is some long lasting moisture but the skin tint itself doesn’t look good on the skin all day.
The application: When I tried spreading this on my face with my fingers it was super streaky which is how I like to use something marketed as a skin tint or tinted moisturizer. I found with a sponge this did look nice but it just didn’t do anything significant for my skin.
Overall rating: 3/5 stars. I think that this product could have been good but it just doesn’t do that. While it is supposed to be a tint, I just find that it doesn’t give me the tint look I have found in other products.
I love a good lightweight foundation. The benefit foundation was one I had heard about before but never tried. When I had some shoppers points I picked this bad boy up and fell in love. I am so excited to review it in this little foundation review week
The claims: Benefit’s new Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation evens out the look of skin tone and blurs imperfections with soft-focus optical blurring spheres. The lightweight, buildable formula is easy to apply and flashback free, plus it contains shea extract, an ingredient known to smooth the look of skin and help protect it*. With a natural matte finish and light-to-medium coverage, Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation looks like skin and feels like nothing at all. It’s available in 12 easy-to-choose shades that let a range of skin tones put on a happy face”.
This is a very natural-looking foundation with a matte finish. I think that the claim is extremely accurate. This foundation feels like nothing on the skin, isn’t dewy but isn’t too matte and does not cling onto dry patches. This does dry down quickly, but not so quickly that you can’t blend it out. This is also a foundation that is the perfect light coverage, you can use it with your fingers, a sponge and a brush and it would feel heavy in any instance.
The application: I do prefer to apply this with a sponge however if I’m having a lazy day, I still think this works well with fingers.
The prices: this is $40 CAD for 1 fluid ounce of product. I think this is a pretty fair price for a high-end foundation. While this is expensive, it is also in my opinion worth the money. If you are are like me and prefer a sheer – medium coverage with a very skin-like effect. This is the product for you!
Overall rating: 4.5/5 stars. I have to say, this is one of my first high-end foundations and its so lovely. It had cute packaging but the only gripe i have is the shade range. Benefit Cosmetics is notorious for smalls shade ranges and I think this range needs to be expanded.
The Body Shop Fresh Nude foundation is one of the best foundations I’ve worn to date. I wanted to do a dedicated review on this foundation since I wear it all the time, but have never done a review. First, my skin type if normal – dry and not acne prone. It stays pretty balanced and my preferred finished is generally natural to a radiant finish.
Let’s start with the foundation claims: “Make every day a good skin day with The Body Shop’s Fresh Nude Foundation. Enriched with English rose water and aloe vera, this hydrating formula leaves skin feeling beautifully fresh and comfortable all day. With a semi-matte finish, each of these 16 nature-inspired shades mimics the look of fresh-faced natural skin with a nude glow”. The other bullet point claims are: “Up to 24H moisturization, Light to medium coverage, Semi-matte, fresh-faced finish, Suitable for sensitive skin & dermatologically tested, Pair with The Body Shop’s new Shade Adjusting Drops”
The claims of the foundation are pretty accurate – except I wouldn’t even say this has a matte finish what so ever, it is more of a satin finish. I find that this does have a solid light to medium coverage, but you know me I like to sheer this out for light coverage. I also find this is one of the most skinlike foundations in my collection. It is best applied for me with a sponge as it really sheers it out and blends it into the skin seamlessly. This product has 14 shades that are basically all shades of beige. While shade range is never a problem for me personally, it would be nice to see them add a few more shades.
The application: this foundation applies easily with a brush and a sponge. If you want more of a medium coverage look, I’d use a brush, but if you want a more light coverage look I’d use a sponge. As someone with sensitive skin, this does not irritate me at all. I use this foundation on the daily (or at least a few days a week) because it is a favourite but also it is a year old and is in my project pan right now. I enjoy using this and it’s always a joy to put on each day!
The Price: This foundation is $25 CAD which is actually close to a lot of drugstore foundations. Further, the Body Shop also always has amazing deals that include makeup.
Overall rating: This foundation gets 5/5 stars from me. I love this so much. I’ve had it for a year and continue to use it 3 – 4 times a week, both to use it up and because I love it. It gives that fresh-faced look it claims and gives you a natural glow. It also wears well throughout the day and wears well under powders. I don’t set this foundation but if you have an oily skin type I could see people steering away but since it has a nice true satin finish then you may like it.
Welcome to day four folks! We are talking a matte foundation. Matte foundations are something I always want to love, then try and they end up feeling quite dry. However, I have had the Sephora collection matte foundation in my collection for a while after my mom gave it to me because it didn’t suit her skin. I do think it’s on its last leg simply because I found it did break me out around my chin after one wear so I don’t know how accurate this foundation review will be.
The claims: A weightless foundation with buildable coverage that blurs imperfections and conceals blemishes for a smooth and natural finish. Did I metion that this also comes in 60 shades???? Who knew!
Okay so let’s start with the weightless claim. 100% this is a weightless foundation and I find that it’s actually not too matte. It really has more a satin finish with a medium coverage. I find that because this is so old (I think my mom bought this about 2 years ago) that it is not good for my skin anymore. I have heard Mariah Leonard talk about this and how it’s a wonderful combination of matte and satin. It truly is, for me, however, I think because of the whole expiry thing it’s irritated my skin.
Application: My preferred application method for this foundation is a sponge. I like to sheer it out so it isn’t detectable but this conceals like a champ. While this might have caused my breakouts on my chin, it also covered them quite well so who’s the real champion here. This also wears extremely well. I work quite long hours and this foundation holds up during a long day with minimal wearing off. Then again, I don’t tend to apply the foundation to my jawline but I do apply it to my chin so it wears well on their too.
The Price: $26.50 CAD for 25ml of product. This is a good price for a foundation. This is on par with drugstore foundations so I think that it’s definitely worth a go if you are looking for a long wear foundation for any occassion this is a good option.
Overall rating: 5/5 stars. I cannot fault this foundation for possibly being expired because that would be my own blunder of putting it on my skin because who knows a new one might cause the same reaction. In terms of wear time, it is lovely. I took a before and after photo ( i didn’t do this for any other one) because of the title of this foundation and wore extremely well.