this week I bring you a review on a foundation that, according to Stephanie Nicole, is extremely close in formula (over 95%) to the new Fenty Beauty Foundation, and may have possibly even been made in the same factory — without a proprietary formula. because Portugal was AGAIN left out of the worldwide launch of the hype brand of the month and its foundation has had high reviews, I had to at least give its alleged cousin a try.
it finally arrived, and I spend a whole day with it on my face to show you how it performs on combo, acne prone, ageing skin.
please keep in mind that this was *my* personal experience with it, and sort of a first impressions.
for more information on how to choose your shade, please read my post on the Serum Foundation.
This is nothing less than a phenomenon. Due to its very low price (under 7 €) and to the amazing array of colours, the foundations from The Ordinary have been constantly sold out. If you want one, you really have to want it and wait for quite a while…
The Ordinary foundations come in two finishes: Serum (Lower coverage, dewier finish) and Coverage (higher coverage and demi-matte finish). They have no frills nor high claims, and it’s almost a relief to know that. It’s just a foundation.
I managed to get my hands on the Serum version, and that’s what I’m going to talk to you about.
I finally got my hands on it, so here comes the in-depth review!
If you’re in the U.S. and Canada (or in a country that is enabled to shop from those online stores), Sephora carries this foundation.
If you’re in the E.U., it depends if there’s an Hourglass counter on your local beauty store. I’ve found that you can order online through SpaceNK.
So, here are the claims: “(…) a flawless, full coverage base that lasts up to 24 hours. The zero compromise, camouflage formula covers everything from blemishes, redness and tattoos without the overload, while the matte finish leaves you with an even, shine-free base. No compromise. No transfer. No overload”
This sounds perfect for my hyper pigmentation and my blemish and all-over un-evenness.
You can trust me to shove my face on your screen to show you how it all went down, warts and all…
You can find this foundation in your local drugstores, and online at Feelunique. The shade range varies depending on the country/shop you buy it from.
how much do you want to see a foundation behaving on my skin? you really have to want it a lot, because there are close-close-ups on this video. this gal is rubbing her flaws in your face in the name of subjective-makeup-pseudo-science.
I had briefly heard about this foundation on a video, but it was one of those paid-for advertorial product-placement kind of things, and, ever since, the beauty blogger/youtuber in question never mentioned this product again. that usually makes me weary, but… there was something about the footage that kept me intrigued.
so I went to Sephora and, as a poor never-heard-of-by-PR girl, I asked for a sample of it.
textured skin is a bummer… people with smooth skin can walk out the door with nothing, a rub-a-dub of tinted moisturiser or more layers than a wedding cake and they always get away with it. then, there’s the rest of us mere mortals, with acne, dry patches, textured scarring, fine lines and full lived-in wrinkles. for those, like me, who deal with the temptation of piling on coverage in a vain attempt to cover up (and almost fill in) all those ridges and bumps, who end up looking cake-faced, patchy or just with nothing on after a few hours, I’m posting this tutorial on how we can also achieve the so coveted no-makeup makeup look. it just takes more time and patience… it figured, right?
being such a perfecting base routine, it’s not actually a no-makeup makeup, but the best-makeup makeup for any occasion, and you can use it with a bold eye or lip, or both. it is just heart-warming that one can wear it as is and look quite fresh-faced.
that being said, if you don’t feel like it or don’t have the time to spare, rock your perfect imperfections loud and proud. I love you all the same!
I promise it´s the last time I talk about a cushion foundation in a while, but since this is a big launch from a very known brand, I had to tell you what I thought about it.
this is an in-depth video on the three cushion foundations currently available here in Portugal.
so I decided to start a new series about the basics of makeup and techniques you may be curious about.
of course I have to start with the beginning, so here we go with foundation!