Another foundation review today! 🙂
I have never heard of this foundation or brand until my boyfriends sister recommended it to me. She said that the NOTE Mattifying Extreme Wear Foundation is a dupe for the Inglot HD Cover up Foundation, with an incredible price difference of €20 I couldn’t resist. ( all products are linked at the end )
♥ Shade Matching ♥
I went into Sam McCauley’s in Wexford Town to Shade Match myself to a foundation, it was a horrible experience for me. There is only 7 shades in the whole range and only 3 of them were available on the stand so I didn’t really have much to play with. I am usually the lightest shade that brands have available, so I tried the shade 1 on my jaw line and it wasn’t my shade but it wasn’t too dark that I couldn’t work with it either. I knew that I had to walk outside and see what the foundation looked like in the natural sun light and it seemed okay. I really wanted to try this foundation out so I bought the lightest shad even if it was too dark. I didn’t want to buy the Mattifying one as my skin is mostly dry, especially my forehead and between my eyebrows.
Instead I got the Luminous Mosturizing Foundation, which retails for €9.95. I couldn’t wait to get home and try on the foundation. On the car ride home I noticed the foundation had oxidized at least 2 shades darker. The foundation that was already dark on me is now even darker, I started to panic.
♥ The Foundation ♥
The brand states that the Luminous Moisturizing Foundation protects and balances your skin tone with a natural coverage that lasts all day long. It highly moisturizes your skin thanks to Sweet Almond Oil with antioxidant features and Macadamia Oil that contains essential acids and has SPF 15.
I applied this foundation like I would with any foundation I have.
- E45 Moisturizing Lotion
- Primers – Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser & Primark Ps Pro Mattifying Primer.
- Apply foundation with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
- Concealer – Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer
- Set with Primark Pressed Powder
This foundation did not apply well at all, usually my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush gives me a flawless finish with every other foundation I have used. With this foundation it was streaky and sat on top of my skin, didn’t blend in effortlessly with my skin. The consistency and wear reminds me of Primark PS Pro Long Wear Foundation. The coverage was there as you would want from a thick foundation. The shade started off a bit yellow and then turned orange. My skin is not as dry as it used to be because of the E45 cream but this foundation found every bit of my dry skin and clung to my peach fuzz. It showed off my blackheads on my nose like a face mask would. I could feel this foundation on my face the entire time I wore it, it was heavy and I could feel it moving.
I would not say it lasts long as after and hour or two the oil on my nose is showing and because the product is moving around so much it irritates me and I have to take it off.
There is 35ml of foundation but it won’t last long because the amount of product I need to use to get it to blend down my neck.
I do not recommend this foundation and will not be repurchasing.
♥ Products Used ♥
NOTE – Luminous Moisturizing Foundation https://www.sammccauley.com/note-luminous-moisturizing-foundation-tube
NOTE – Mattifying Extreme Wear Foundation https://www.sammccauley.com/note-mattifying-extreme-wear-foundation-pump
Inglot Cosmetics HD Perfect Cover Up Foundation https://inglot.ie/makeup/face-body/foundation/hd-perfect-cover-up-foundation.html
E45 Moisturizing Lotion(33% off) https://www.tesco.ie/groceries/Product/Details/?id=258120819
Primark PS Pro Mattifying Primer https://www.primark.com/en/product/ps-pro-mattifying-primer,R35397119154911
Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Lightweight Primer http://www.boots.ie/maybelline-new-york-baby-skin-instant-pore-eraser-lightweight-primer-10166771
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush https://realtechniques.com/expert-face-brush/p/1411
Liquid Camouflage – High Coverage Concealer http://www.catrice.eu/ie/complexion/concealer/coverstick/catrice-cosmetics/liquid-camouflage-010.html
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