The packaging is beautiful and very princessy, and it has almost become a permanent fixture on my dressing table.
Here is how it performs for me:
SPF 18, PA +++, 30ml, 5 shades
(Mine is 103 Nude, a neutral light-to-medium beige. Ethanol is seventh on ingredient list, but this foundation doesn’t irritate my skin.)
Texture & Consistency
It has a light-cream consistency. The very smooth texture largely comes from talc, and the richness of the consistency is mainly down to squalene (which is a very effective moisturizing ingredient used in many moisturizers). The foundation is not very liquid-y and the bottle has to be tapped against the back of my hand to slowly dispense the foundation.
Slip & Blendability
The foundation has a good slip and blends relatively easily. It dries a little fast so swift blending is ideal.
The finish is smooth and satiny (neither matte or luminous), and it has a pleasing soft-focus look to it.
This foundation gives a natural medium-to-full coverage. The level of coverage is a lot higher than Paul & Joe’s Light Cream Foundation reviewed earlier.
For me, among non-powder foundations (which almost always cover pores less effectively than powder foundations), the pore coverage is fairly good.
The lasting power is relatively satisfactory. It doesn’t have an optimal lasting power for me only because it is quite emollient for my oily skin for most part of the year. Other than that, the color does stay true and does not darken overtime.
Overall, liquid foundations are more suitable for me in winter no matter whether they are spring/summer or fall/winter releases.This one is no exception. In colder days and when I need more coverage than what Paul & Joe’s Light Cream Foundation can give me, this is definitely the one I’d go for.
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Jill Stuart Powder Foundation Compact S
(the latest member of my foundation case collection)