The texture was light, thin, and very pliable at first, but felt more powdery and drier once it came in contact with my skin (including my fingertip, making brushes more forgiving and giving me a little more time to work). If it goes well from the start, the effect will be exactly as described – a color wash that looks skin-like – but I didn’t feel like there was much wiggle room if it wasn’t applied evenly to begin with.
There was a short working window and outside of that the product tended to push away from the skin rather than blend better. Fortunately, most of the time I had no problem using it properly. This hue lasted well for seven and a half hours before visibly fading.
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$ 21.00 / 0.17 oz. – – $ 123.53 per ounce
The formula is said to be a “liquid-like cream” that “melts” on the skin for a “second skin” look with a “soft focus wash” that is “water resistant” and “satin finish”. “” It appeared to be water resistant when I tested it on the back of my hand and certainly didn’t move easily after it was faded and dried.
The texture was thin, emollient, and more like a traditional pan cream, but when it was initially picked up with a fingertip or brush, it dried quickly and turned into a more powdery finish that was satin-like. – not completely matt, but not at all moist – if it came into contact with the skin. Because of this, a dab brush was a little easier to work with and more forgiving than a fingertip.
The pigmentation was as marketed; It was plain or semi-sheer with some ability to build up coverage, but the more silicone-heavy formula was better built with a layer or two than stronger as it tended to pill and lift when too busy. I don’t know I’d consider it a hassle-free formula, but once you figure out the best technique, the results themselves are more foolproof because the coverage is sharper.
The formula worked better on bare skin and lighter-colored foundations that were matte to more natural but not overly moist / shiny. The formula was mixable, but unless I got a decent mix quickly it was harder to correct myself. It was easier to fade out the edges with my primer brush (and whatever was left on it) to soften unmixed edges. They lasted between seven and eight hours before visibly fading.
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Isodecylsononanoat, silica, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, isodecyl neopentanoate, Octyldodecylstearoylstearat, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) -Samenöl, polyethylene, synthetic fluorphlogopite, dicalcium phosphate-tocopheryl tocopheryl tocopheryl tocopheryl tocopheryl Tetrocet, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 6 (CI 15850)].
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