Lately, I'm in search of good base makeup items, and purchasing this is actually a part of that adventure. Just like my previous post about VDL foundation, I'm probably gonna post more about base makeups. So, yeah, let's see what I think about this product.
THE PACKAGING is awesome. Comes in a skinny transparent pump bottle and gunmetal cap, and also some copper-colored box. It looks like something you'd be proud of having because of its expensive looking exterior. The pump also work well to dispense the product. It also comes with something like a ball inside the bottle for mixing purpose. Yes, you have to shake the product well before use, something that I often forgot.
Aqua (Water/Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tribehenin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
All shades may contain:
CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides).
THE CLAIMS. One thing that attracts me most to buy this is because they claim to be a lightweight foundation which not only cover your imperfection, but also improve your skin condition, as if you were born with naturally flawless skin. I feel like the need to have that kind of foundation, something that I would not hesitate to wear everyday.
THE TONE. They launch this product in 24 different shades, ranging from the fairest to the darkest. I think this would be a great benefit for people with rare skin tones. The shade names don't have a certain name, they just number it. My shade is No. 2 which is the fourth fairest shade. There is no yellow or pink undertone, this one is a true light beige which perfectly match my NC25 skin tone.
THE TEXTURE itself is surprisingly very liquid. Once I pump it out onto my hand, it will drip right away if I twist my hand. Judging from this, I immediately doubt its ability in coverage. It also has some funny chemical smell, like spray paint smell. Maybe some of you remember the smell of LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss, or Revlon Colorstay Foundation. Well, they all smell similar. I don't know if this is a good thing or not. Maybe a product with funky smell doesn't have so many fragrance, which is also a benefit for people with sensitive skin. Is that right? CMIIW.
THE COVERAGE. As I said earlier, I just can't expect too much coverage from a foundation that has 'weightless' word on its name. On the picture above was me wearing three coats of the product and it still can't cover the imperfections on my normal-oily skin. This foundation was meant to be worn on people with minimum skin problem, and as for me, this low-medium coverage is enough. I just need something to balance my tone. It really feels and looks lightweight on my skin.
THE LONGEVITY. Despite its low coverage, I just can't describe how much I was mesmerized by its longevity. My days usually start at 5 AM to 1 PM outdoor in a very hot and humid city. During that time I don't even need touch up, and my face doesn't look more greasy even if I don't coat this with face powder. This foundation just sit there, sweat proof, and waterproof.
Overall, I must say I really love this foundation since it feels lightweight. It doesn't cover much but I don't have too many skin problems, so I'm fine with that. For the sake of higher coverage, I can use my other foundations or simply mix this with some more thicker products. This cost for about USD 40 on original website. I bought this for about SGD 65 at Sephora. Some online stores in Indonesia sold this for IDR 400K to 450K. Unfortunately, you can only buy this thru' online in Indonesia, at least for the time being.