Welcome to my second Foundation Friday Review. This time it is the turn of Australian, vegan friendly brand: INNOXA. I review the HydroBoost Foundation for you today. Read on to see what I thought.
Innoxa HydroBoost Foundation*
RRP $36.95 at selected Priceline, pharmacies nationally and online. Check, there may be a special offer!)
What they say:
An intensely hydrating foundation formulated with active ingredient Aqualance™ and botanical extracts for a radiant glow.
Provides a medium to full coverage whilst increasing skin hydration by up to 40% in 6 hours
For all skin types including Sensitive, Hypoallergenic skin.
- Shade: Sand
- Consistency: Two PartThin liquid, shake well to mix with the serum
- Coverage: light to medium
- Finish: dewy
- Applied with: Flat top foundation buffing brush, I use the one by Velvet Concepts*
- Primer used: BECCA Ever Matte Poreless Primer
- Set with: none
- Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind in Medium
- Setting Spray: Maybelline Fix me
I had tried it a few months ago and had put it to aside because it oxidised orange on my skin when I was a bit paler. The thing is, Rae Morris raved on about this foundation when I interviewed her (read it HERE ) and she knows what she is talking about, right? I felt I had to give it another go. So this time I applied a mattifying primer first and I think it worked better with this type of primer and the colour worked better because I am slightly more tanned than the first time I tried this foundation.
The foundation applies very easily to a smooth, even glowy finish.
However, even with the setting spray it didn’t last very long: by lunch time it really became patchy. Due to the dewy nature it got very shiny and I lost a lot of product on my phone and hands. (please note that is also Summer and hot. Makes reviewing a little bit harder!)
It needs re applying at lunchtime, and I mean not just touching up – but nearly the whole face. In below photos, you can see after 9 hours wear my foundation was barely noticeable and uneven.
In short, I do like the finish, it didn’t oxidise on my this time, but it does need a FULL touch up after 4 hours. Best suited for a DRY skin, not so much for my combination skin. I will give it another go in colder weather.
As a side note, this is actually a very nice product, but does not suit my skin type. This is a personal review, trialled on my own skin. My skin type is a little dehydrated but with an oily T zone that develops during the day.
DRY SKIN GIRLS, THIS IS YOURS!
So here is how I rate it:
- Packaging: 7 out of 10 (the dropper can be a bit messy)
- Texture/blendability: 9 out of 10.
- Coverage: 5 out of 10. I prefer more coverage, this one offers medium at the most
- Longevity: 5 out of 10 .
- Value for money: 6 out of 10. Full price of $36.95 but can be found on special in some pharmacies
Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?
Products denoted with an asterisk* have been provided as PR samples for reviewing purposes, but this does not affect my opinions and reviews.
Til next time,