I had to try their 12-hour clay foundation because I love a long-wearing foundation.
At first, I was completely got put off by the foundation because I had the wrong shade and it went on so thickly on to my skin and almost looked like a mask. I hurried back to Sephora and found the foundation in the right colour. It matches exactly, but is the fourth darkest shade available, so the shade selection for the foundation isn’t very wide. Still, there are lots of colours available and they’re very skin-true with real warm/yellow undertones as well as some beige/pink colours.
Once I had the right colour, the foundation was amazing. It is medium to full coverage and can cover almost anything. Although the cream is thick in my hand, it smooths out easily and can be blended and buffed into the skin before it sets. I didn’t need to set this foundation with a powder, but it doesn’t have a matte finish. Instead if has a slightly dewy very skin-like satiny finish. It looks natural on the skin which is quite a chance from most long-wearing, full coverage foundations.
This foundation looked amazing on me for about 6 hours. I would say that at hour 6, it actually looked fresh and like I had just applied it, but shortly thereafter, it started fading and melting as it absorbed some of the oil on my skin. It did last 12 hours on me, but not as well as a matte finish foundation might.
Still, if you have dry to combination skin, and want a long-wearing foundation, then this will be the one for you. I might actually use it more in the winter when my skin is more dry and not quite so oily, but it’s not a summer foundation for me.
Have you tried this one? What did you think?
I am going to try the Dior Star foundation next!