This is one of the samples that came with the foundation I ordered a few months ago. I left it in my beauty draw and ended up completely forgetting about it until I had a mini clear out recently. I hadn’t heard much about this at the time but it does keep popping up on Instagram etc. now.
It claims to be
“a customisable complexion booster with the versatility of a primer, the mega-watt glow of a highlighter, and the perfecting properties of your favourite digital filter. Ingredients help to soft-focus, illuminate skin and makes lines and pores appear smoother.”
Essentially, it claims to do a bit of everything.
So, I decided to try this out under my work makeup and see how it held up all day and this is how I found it. I think you can also wear it over your foundation, however, for me I decided to try it under the foundation especially as I was at work. The foundation I used was Revolution Pro Foundation Drops.
N.B: I do my makeup for work at 6:15am and I don’t get home from work until 6:30pm so this is about 12 hours of standard wear.
My sample came in the shade ‘2/light’ which is the shade that I would pick if I was buying and the full size costs £30.00, which means that it has to be amazing for that price for me to consider buying it.
Okay, so I really didn’t know what to expect but it was a bit like applying a tinted moisturizer. It definitely improved the skin tone and removed any redness that my skin had. A little also went a long way and I found that I didn’t actually need much of the sample to go under my makeup. I think that you could use more on holiday etc. without any other face products. I may try this at the weekend, if I have enough left.
I then applied my foundation, which I don’t think I applied as much as I usually do, given that there was already a layer of something on my skin however, my foundation applied well and I upped the coverage with concealer. I didn’t notice that the foundation had the WOW factor in applying as normal but I think that this was because I had already evened out the skin tone.
My pores definitely appeared smoother and my makeup looked more ‘finished’ and glowy but my skin could still breathe. It didn’t seem like I had applied an extra layer of foundation or anything like that. The difference wasn’t too noticable and no one mentioned anything. I work in an office where makeup changes are noticed quickly.
Lunch time – 1pm
By this point I am not sure I like how my face looks close up but I do like it from a distance. It looks refreshed and glowy. My makeup has stayed on all day so no complaints so far.
Home time – 6:30pm
My make up still looked okay and I probably could have carried on wearing it with a small touch up. It wasn’t as glowy as lunch time but my skin did look refreshed still.
Overall, I prefer my makeup without this underneath. I am interested to see if this makes a difference on top of my makeup and I think it would be good for holidays when you I don’t usually wear makeup but need something to even out my skin tone etc. I do not think I will rush to buy the full size version but will maybe look at this again before my next holiday.
Have you tried this product?
Love, Minnie xoxo