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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Prestige Skin Nude Foundation

Hi all, :-h  back again with one of the trial products that Tammerly aka Pink Diva from Spolit sent me to test drive and review for her, dynamic and extremely resourceful, beauty website.  This post is based on my original review that documents my personal experience test driving the (soon to be released) Prestige Skin Nude Foundation .  ;)

Prestige Cosmetics is currently due to introduce this liquid foundation, infused with additional ‘skin-loving’ ingredients such as Ginseng, Aloe, Vitamin E, along with Sun Filters to maintain hydration and help achieve optimal skin health.  I received the Skin Nude Foundation in 02 Nude Natural, which is a perfect match for my light/medium skin tone.  :D

The Prestige Skin Nude Foundation is presented in a 25ml squeezy tube with a screw-top lid.  It claims to be fragrance free, but I noticed it’s very lightly scented with a subtle fragrance that reminds me more of a delightful moisturiser than of a foundation.  ;;)  The formula has a thick, smooth, ultra creamy consistency, somewhat like a rich dessert, so just a pea-sized amount on my foundation brush was ample to perfectly even out my complexion and hide my flaws.  It provides a medium to full coverage that works so well I don’t need to use a separate concealer, yet it’s also buildable with the ability to camouflage those more prominent, unsightly imperfections.  #:-S   The lightweight texture, despite having exceptional coverage, means it doesn’t look caked-on or mask-like; instead the natural, dewy finish is streak-free, appearing flawlessly fresh with a healthy, radiant glow.  I like how this foundation instantly transforms my skin from drab to fab!  \:D/

I have naturally oily skin and despite setting the foundation with a translucent powder, I noticed that after a couple of hours, my face began to take on a slightly shiny appearance; therefore I had to rely on blotting papers or a touch-up of powder to keep any excess oil under control.  :-S   Unfortunately though, whilst it stayed on quite well in terms of coverage, I couldn’t ignore that as the hours ticked by, my skin just got oilier and oilier and I frequently had to blot or powder my face to eliminate the oil slick that kept forming.  :-O  I dare say this foundation was also the contributing factor to a few new spots that I discovered afterward, because generally when my skin gets that oily breakouts soon follow.  #-o

Initially, I really liked the results of this foundation, but after seeing how oily it made my skin, I would suggest it’s definitely a better option for those with normal to dry skin types.  I loved that it was easy to wear and felt nice on, but a more matte formulation is more suitable for my skin.  :-<  I would recommend it to anyone who wants a foundation with decent coverage that perfectly evens out the skin tone, but oily-skinned beauties beware, the finish is dewy and luminous and it requires constant attention to keep the shine at bay.  /:)  Based on my experience, I rate the Prestige Skin Nude Foundation with 3.5 Stars out of 5  (*)  (*)  (*)  ½  (*).

For those who use liquid foundations, which is your favourite?  Do you have problems with certain foundations making your skin greasy?  Please share any tips on how you best deal with the midday shine.  :-*

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