this is an Up Close and Poresonal, my friends! where I do a thorough wear test, show you how the complexion product performs on my face with regular check-ins and no filters (should go without saying, but ’tis what ’tis), and at the end of the day compare the product’s performance against its claims.
I’m the only test subject, so it’s as subjective as it comes, but if you have tastes and concerns similar to mine, maybe you can infer some useful conclusions.
so hop on the video and enjoy a day spent with the Iconic London Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint.
I have shade Neutral Light – I always advise doing some swatches and tests in store whenever possible and, better yet, getting a sample and try before committing.
At the time of this post, it retails for 30-34€ and you can find it at Feelunique, Cult Beauty and Beauty Bay (always compare prices!)
for reference: my skin is combination/oily, smooth in texture bar the pores, with occasional hormonal breakouts (which have been under control), hyperpigmentation (which I like to cover) and worn like a 43 year old skin can be – so yes, some wrinklage.
I prefer a natural/satin/luminous finish but without feeling too sticky or slide-y, a versatile medium coverage that can be sheered down or built up without caking, and, being an analog human who lives life in the non-digital world, I crave for long-wearing power (10 hours is my gold standard) and fading with dignity instead of a frazzled meltdown. I don’t mind a learning curve nor adjusting some steps to make it perfect, but at the end of the day it has to be worth my time and money, and, more importantly, if it’s not compatible with my sunscreen, it’s the end of the road for us.