I received this kit for Christmas from my best friend Shroomy! If you want to see a haul video with myself, Shroomy, and my sister Ryann, click here! You can also watch my weekend vlog that includes our girls day shopping trip here.
The brushes are both super soft and great sizes. The kabuki is not too big or too small, it is great for blending and creating a seamless finish to the face makeup. The concealer brush is fluffy enough to work well for a powder concealer or under-eye setting powder, but still stiff enough to actually get the product placement correct and efficient.
The foundation is too dark for me here in the wintertime, but it may suit my summer skin when I get a little bit of sun. However, that has not stopped me from trying it out! The kabuki brush that comes with the products is perfect for blending the foundation lightly across the neck and chest, making it great for blending and transitioning so it appears to suit me better. (I for one have a much paler neck and face than my chest or shoulders, which prompts me to wear lighter foundations)
So I must make one complaint right off the bat. This is NOT "fair," this would be more suited to be called "light," if you ask me.
Even though the color match is not good for me, the foundation itself is actually pretty nice. I often forget that I'm wearing it and accidentally touch my face a lot. It does transfer when I touch my face, this is not a long-wearing heavy-duty special foundation.
These products do leave me with a bit of a sheen. They are not completely matte, but this almost shimmer in the minerals gives the face a very natural and lit-from-within glow. However, in direct sunlight, you can really tell that there is shimmer on the face.
It does take awhile to apply and blend out, but it looks just like my natural skin. You can still see my freckles, but it evens out the skin tone.
- "fair" is not an accurate description of this foundation shade
- not long-wearing or heavy-duty longevity
- not a matte finish, has shimmers in the minerals
- takes a while to apply
- feels like I'm wearing nothing, literally, even with my oily skin
- looks very natural, freckles still peak through
The contour can be a little patchy at times and I also do not think the color is catered toward fair skinned girls, it can be a little intense on my skin tone.
The highlighter seems to be a tad lighter than the foundation, but more than that, it seems to be more pinky-toned than golden. This is probably meant to help conceal dark circles under the eyes.
Overall, I am on the fence about this foundation kit. What are your thoughts?
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What are your thoughts?