I am fairly happy with my skin.
It tells a story. It tells of too many happy days in the sun. It tells of acne in my youth that was devastating. It tells of my body going through hormone changes: puberty and early onset of menopause through chemotherapy.
But all in all it is a good skin and it has served me well.
But the uneven pigmentation is driving me nuts. So I am always on the lookout for a good, full cover foundation that hides all the hyper pigmentation, the broken capillaries and more.
My skin at the moment, is dry to normal on the cheeks and forehead but will get oily on the nose area during the day
Some of the full cover foundations I use are Estee Lauder Double Wear Camouflage Foundation and the Kat von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation . They are quite thick and a little drying. Estee Lauder DW is my favourite because of the lasting power and because it has very little transfer. The other full coverage product I love is the Era Spray Foundation, but I go through that too quickly!.
But the beauty world is abuzz with a new full cover foundation:
The Marc Jacobs RE(Marc)able Full Cover foundation Concentrate.
This is what it says on the Sephora Website:
Finally: foundation coverage that lasts all day long. Get 24-hour wear and flawless coverage in an instant with this ultra-lightweight foundation concentrate. Featuring a revolutionary oil-free formula that contains twice as much pigment as a leading full-coverage foundation, it’s infused with innovative ingredients that completely cover with spot-on perfection. It’s enriched with Marc Jacobs’ patented golden pigments that are wrapped in lecithin—an ingredient that’s biochemically similar to skin—for immediate, effortless blending and a smooth, soft matte finish. This foundation has a one-of-a-kind dot applicator that allows for custom coverage. Just shake, dot, and blend for perfectly-matte coverage.
So what did I think?
The packaging is just gorgeous and the applicator is a little different. The texture is quite liquid and the product is extremely pigmented – a little goes a long way.
It definitely needs a good primer. It tends to move a little on my Tzone during the day. I tried a little sample of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Coconut Face Primer, but it didn’t really work for my skin. It tended to leave my cheeks a little dry. My Hourglass Mineral Veil primer works perfectly with it though!
So here is how I rate it:
- Packaging: 9 out of 10
- Texture/blendability: 9 out of 10. I use a flat top brush, in the video I use the Zoeva 104 flat top Buffer Brush and it works beautifully. A Beauty Blender will work too, but will make the foundation less full coverage.
- Coverage: 9 out of 10. No need for a concealer, I just layer on the area that needs a little more with a smaller brush.
- Longevity: 7 out of 10 . I had to reapply after about 4 hours. This doesn’t worry me, but the transfer on my phone did a little. I had better results when I set it with a powder.
- Value for money: 8 out of 10. $79 is not cheap, but I will have trouble finishing this in about a year if I use it every day!
I am very happy with this foundation.
It is available from Sephora online, or in stores
Here is a little demo, because actions speak louder than words! (and I know you will be singing along to the music!) 4 minutes is all it will take x
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pore minimiser
Hourgass Mineral Veil Primer
Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able foundation in beige Taupe
Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush
ELF Concealer stipple brush
Hourglass Ambient Light Palette
Nars One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette
Nars Kabuki Ita Brush
Nars Kabuki Yachiyo Brush
Napoleon Perdis Harmonia lipstick
What do you look for in a foundation? Do you wear a full coverage or something a little more sheer?
Linking up over at Monday Make Up Madness!
Til next time,