Any THEFACESHOP fans here??? 😀
I enjoy browsing at my local store and use a few of their products. Some I’ve tried have been excellent, others less so. The thing I enjoy most about this brand is that the sales assistants always give you samples of other products to try! (Which I guess from a business perspective makes good sense too – makes it more likely people will return to buy more of your products!)
Anyway, I was lucky to get a sample of this foundation recently. Here are my thoughts:
Price range: at the moment it’s $39.99 AUD for a 35ml bottle.
Where can I buy it? Exclusive to THEFACESHOP.
I decided to try this out on a day I wasn’t due to go anywhere. Just as well, as the shade was not specified on the packet… I looked a bit like an oompa loompa (orange to those who have not seen Charlie & The Chocolate Factory)! You can see the shade relative to my skin tone here:
That aside, it was easy and smooth to apply, with good coverage. At the same time, you only needed a little bit to do a lot! (The sample was 1ml and there was a little bit left over when I’d finished applying it.) It also has SPF protection, but a rating of 20 (so don’t forget a moisturiser with SPF 30+ underneath). Due to the SPF content it does leave a slightly dewy or shiny finish. I thought it looked really nice, aside from the slightly too orange shade!
It also contains other interesting ingredients, which is typical for this brand, such as green tea extract, honey extract, gingko biloba leaf extract, and kaki leaf extract. It would be interesting to do some research on these! What do people think about the addition of such ingredients? Does it really improve the efficacy of the product?
It’s marketed as a “long wearing full coverage foundation”, so I left it on all day whilst I went about things, which included a 10k bike ride (on an exercise bike indoors ;)) and gardening outside. Unfortunately it did not seem to last any longer than my usual foundation, which is not from this brand. If wanting to keep your face looking fresh all day with this foundation I’d recommend packing a pressed powder in your bag for touch ups.
When it came time to remove it, it came off easily with liquid face wash and water.
I’d be willing to try this again in a colour closer to my skin tone, but not sure if it’s worth the money given it’s average staying power.
Beautiful rating: quality 2/5, value 2/5