Which of these long lastings, transfer proof, wear resistant, tenacious yet breathable foundations will get the ultimate seal of approval by LPB?
Clinique Acne Solution /Anti-Blemish Solution – contains salicylic acid to rid pimples, also claims to soothe redness & calm the skin, fragrance free, dermatologist tested; very clinical sounding.
Unfortunately, it’s not really oil controlling, definitely not transfer proof, medium coverage, needs setting with loose powder for an ultimate matte finish, average blendability, poor shades selection & will cakes, clogs & creases. The average wear time before it breaks down to slicks is about 4 hours.
NARS Sheer Matte – armed with complexion brightening formula, promises to control oil & shine, with buildable coverage; This NARS newest foundation is dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic & fragrance free, developed to improves skin brightness, radiance and texture.
Well, this NARS creation doesn’t comes with a pump dispenser, smell funky, feels rubbery upon application, enhances every single little flaw on my complexion, turns greasy and melts virtually within 2 hours after application.
Despite a great selection of colours ( the best amongst the contestants ), sheer yet buildable coverage and some skin enhancing formula, it’s just not my cup of tea.
Lancome Silky Mat – marketed as a refining, enduring foundation that lasts up to 18 hours, with a breathable fresh texture & soft matte finish. The high-performance Colour Keeper™ Mineral Complex™ is composed of mineral pigments encapsulated within an adherent translucent film. These pigments are in perfect affinity with the skin: visible pores and imperfections are erased, without creating a mask-like effect; While Mineral Siliceum™ controls shine and regulates excess sebum.
This high water content foundation comes in a tube, has average shades selection, feels really cool & refreshing upon application. Silky Mat will not disappoint in terms of texture, blendability, coverage & finish.
I still prefer to set this with a layer of loose powder for a soft matte finish. The biggest problem I have with Lancome is the exaggerated durability of this liquid foundation. It merely last up to 8 hours ( set with powder ) or the best 6 hours ( without powder ) before it starts to smear & disappear on my skin. Also, it’s not oil controlling at all, and I had not noticed any refining effect of this on my pores.
To be continued……