April 14, 2009

the basics {foundation}

I finished my beloved Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation & contemplated, "do I buy it again or try something else?". Now a few of my friends have also become Chanel Vitalumiere users because of me, they loved it that much too! But as any beauty junkie knows the temptation to cheat on your beloved beauty products always arises once you've come to the end of the bottle or hit pan. Back in January I broke off my relationship with my dear HG foundation & looked elsewhere. I stumbled across Emani FlexLiquid Minerals Foundation, now I wouldn't label it a HG but it is high up there in meeting my standards.
My standards: medium coverage, creamy, skin looks hydrated & not powdery dry/flaky.
Review: shade-210 Natural (for reference I wear Cendre(shell)30 in Chanel, NC30 in MAC, MUFE HD in 118 or 120)
This is a thick & creamy, medium coverage foundation, and all you really need is about a pea size amount for your whole face as it spreads quite well & evenly. I just use my fingers as means of application. It lasts all day which is important for me, especially when working on flights longer than 10 hours:) (if you haven't read my past posts I'm a Flight Attendant) Also, I have combo/dehydrated skin so I wouldn't recommend this for oily gals as it leaves my skin moisturized & glowy.
Product dispenser: Plastic, hygienic pump. With each pump the product diminishes (obviously) but because the bottle is clear you can actually see how much product you have left because the pumping mechanism goes up with usage.
What Emani's website claims: "Entirely talc-free, Paraban-free, non-comedogenic, pore-friendly, vegan-friendly", "Treatment & color in one, a mineral-based liquid foundation infused with a luxurious blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin A and jojoba oils that balance & maintain the moisture of your skin."
Rating:9/10 I would repurchase again because I like the finish & that its paraban-free (although not all my makeup is paraban-free if I can get a product that is I'd prefer it)
Available at Pharma Plus/Rexall. Price $30+ (aprox.)

Applied to the back of my hand

(for more info check out Emani.com)


1 comment

  1. you have similar skin tone as me judging from the foundation lot you listed. this looks like a good match for you! :)


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