Hi Lovelies. How are we all? I’ve been doing a lot of baking content on the blog as of late, but this weeks it’s all about the Elf Flawless Finish Foundation. Superdrug is relatively new to the Island, it opened last year and of course over that time I’ve bought quite a bit. After my roaccutane journey I’ve been keen to try out lots of new options. I’ve started the search in the more affordable realm, but I’ll defiantly be trying out some luxes ones too.
How are we all? I know you haven’t heard from me in a while on here, but hopefully you’ve been stalking me on instagram. I have also been trying to get better at Facebook… thats not going great ha ha.
It’s been a hot minute (as the cool kids say) since I’ve done a good old fashioned foundation review.
It’s been a tricky subject for me as being on the roaccutane has really changed my skin.
When I first started using the L’Oreal Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation my skin was blemish riddled and very oily. I hadn’t heard any of the hype I was just trying so hard to find a whiter than white colour match because I knew tan wouldn’t be an option for me in the coming months.
If you guys can believe it, NO. 15 Porcelaine is the perfect match shade for me. I know WTF right.
Pale like a ghost like me and struggle to find your perfect foundation shade? This product might be the answer!
I’ve always struggled to find the perfect colour match when it came to foundation, but over the years I nailed it! Unfortunately since starting a new round of acne medication things have changed. For reasons beyond my control my skin has decided it wants to oxidize. My skin has always done this, but since being on the medication its on another level!
My ride or die foundation is the Revlon Colourstay, and my colour (when I’ve no tan on) is 150 Buff. This was always a tiny bit too dark, but it was the right tone and I could always make it work by bringing the foundation down my neck and blending everything out really well!
Since being on the medication this oxidizes a lot and unless I wear some tan, it is quite obvious that it does not match me. I’ve been heart broken, so when I heard of these shade adjusting drops I was soooo excited. There are a good few on the market, but the one I found was The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops (they have darkening ones too).
How they work is you pump out your foundation as normal onto the back of your hand or onto a palette and then add one drop. Mix well and check the colour, if needed, more drops can be added. This stuff is fantastic if you only need to adjust the shade with a drop or two, any more and it changes the foundation coverage. Mine became more of a medium coverage and didn’t last as long throughout the day. If I needed to add more than two drops of the Shade Adjusting Drops it can also affects the SPF, so do bare that in mind.
I liked the packaging of these drops. It has a lovely glass bottle with a dropper, but my dropper was shite!!! It didn’t do its job very well, I could only get about one drop at a time because the pump didn’t work well all the time.
The thing I think I like most about this product is that is mixes we’ll with all the foundations I’ve used it with. I’ve found when mixing different foundations together, they don’t always work well. I’ve tried this out with a number of foundations and these drops are a great, they mix in so well, flawless even. The only con I would say it that it can effect the coverage.
I’ve used this product a lot over the past year and would highly recommend it to people like me who have the perfect foundation, but need to adjust the colour slightly. They are for sure one of my current Ride Or Die products and I can’t wait to try other brands!
Foundation is a key part of my make-up routine. I think anyone with acne will agree. Sometimes I find it very difficult to find a nice foundation tha has good colour, amazing coverage, and that lasts all day.
I have found it with my Holy Grail foundation revlon colorstay! I love love love Revlon Colourstay Foundation oily/combination skin, not only is it a good price (about €18) but it is the best foundation I have ever used. I like and feel I need a full coverage foundation and this one does exactly that! The coverage is amazing straight away but this does mean that it’s a bit heavier than other foundations but with full coverage this usually happens.