Sunday, February 24, 2013

Essence My Base Illuminating Makeup Base

I feel like it's been ages since I found any product I really love.  I've tried illuminating bases before, but not for quite a while.

IT HAS A PUMP!!! Was so happy about that for some reason :D

I took a lot of swatches to make it easier to see how it is in different lighting and with/without the foundation.  

Straight from the tube 

Blended out 

Under foundation 

I honestly thought it was going to be too sparkly for me, but it's not.  Over the past couple of years my age plus living conditions have made my skin go from normal, to dry, to super dry.  I simply cannot wear matte face products anymore.  I cannot sufficiently express how much I really love this product.  It makes my skin look and feel glowy without being glittery, and the texture is so light and refreshing.  It's like a light lotion, without being greasy or heavy.  The only small negative I noticed was it doesn't smell great, but it's definitely not noticeable enough to be a dealbreaker.  It lasted on me, as long as the foundation did, so I was very pleased.  I don't know how this would fare on more oily skin types, but I wholeheartedly recommend it otherwise.  

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this looks amazing on you! Your skin is glowing and looks so dewy & lovely. I really think I need this! I wish I had essence in my town -.-