I received a free sample in my weekly magazine which I was overjoyed about since my current foundation is running low and I haven’t yet decided which one to choose. It promises to help control the oil breakthrough for women suffering oily or combination skin, leaving a matt and flawless finish all day long.
The shade was ‘Neutral’ which I automatically knew would be too dark for my skin – looking at the 20 different shades this foundation has to offer I’d be more suited to ‘Linen’. Aside from that fact I wanted to see if the description was right and the foundation would protect from the embarrassment of a shiny face!
At first it gave great coverage, felt really light on the skin as well as to the touch, is paraben free and smelt really good. After 8 hours of wear; three small itchy bumps had appeared on my t-zone, the foundation had gathered around my eyebrows, it had turned into an uneven coverage and worst of all I had my usual shine :-( Another positive though is that it was very easy to remove, leaving my skin very soft.
I think maybe as a liquid foundation is does not provide full protection for women with oily skin but could possibly be improved with an oily skin specific face powder (which I plan to test out tomorrow with the other half of the sample).