I’ve been back on the hunt for the perfect cruelty-free foundation. So much so that I bought 3 foundations in 3 weeks (yikes). The three I picked up were the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation, the Smashbox Studio Skin foundation and the Bare Minerals Barepro foundation. If you enjoy this post let me know if you would like to see a review on the other 2 also.
- Perfect Coverage – When it comes to coverage I think that this foundation is lacking a bit. The coverage is definitely light and even though it is buildable, you don’t really get much added coverage from building it up. The light coverage evens out my skin tone, but the redness in my cheeks still peaks through a good amount.
- Light as air – The foundation is very light with the consistency of a moisturizer or a bb cream. The foundation is viscous and very easy to move around on the face. You don’t really feel like you’re wearing anything at all, which I really enjoy because there is nothing worse than a heavy feeling foundation.
- Breathable Formula – I think this claim pairs with the light as air claim, both of which I think to be pretty bang on. When is comes to lightness, airiness and ease, this foundation has all three.
- Formula – I would say that this foundation is so light that it is pushing on a bb cream or a tinted moisturizer. The formula has a liquid, movable consistency and it is very easy to apply. There are beautiful light-reflecting particles in the foundation that give you a glow from within look which is perfect for everyday use or for during the summer.
- Longevity – Unfortunately, this is one of the places where the foundation let me down. When first applied, the foundation is pretty and light reflecting, it really is like a good skin day in a bottle, but after 3 hours it fades quite a bit and by the end of the day I found that its completely gone or else it leaves a kind of white cast over the skin.
- Price – The foundation is €42, which is pretty pricey. I think if this foundation had a pinch more coverage just to cover a bit more redness and lasted longer it would definitely be worth it. I do think it is a high price for pretty light coverage however. To be fair though you get 40ml in this foundation than the usual 30ml so this does help in justifying the price.
If you are looking for something that gives you a ‘your skin but better’ look this is for you. This is the first thing I thought the first time I applied the foundation. Concealers and powders sit really nicely on top of this foundation also. If a light coverage everyday summer foundation is what you’re looking for this one is very pretty, but it does also come with that luxury price tag.
This would be great for the girl who loves light coverage and I think it would look really nice on mature skin also.
What is your holy grail foundation? Also, let me know if you want reviews of the other 2 foundations I mentioned at the beginning.