Hot on the heels of I Nuovi’s Gelbase foundation comes yet another light sheer foundation to tempt me into the realms of liquid foundation. I swear I’ve never been exposed to as much liquid foundation as I have been in these 2 months and you know what? I’m learning that I can wear liquid foundation!
But I need ones that are very light with sheer coverage.
Lancome has one making an appearance at counters soon that might be worth taking a look at if:-
a) You have oily skin
b) You like light formula in liquid foundation
c) You don’t mind sheer coverage
Already available in Japan and possibly Taiwan, the Lancome Maquiliquide UV Perfect Everlasting Liquid Foundation is a very light textured water based liquid foundation with quite sheer coverage and SPF20 PA++.
I recently tried it and I liked how it felt for the few hours I wore it. No masky feel! Yay! I saw from the packaging and labels that there is a lot of Japanese writing on it which tells me that it might be targeted at the Asian market. I’m not quite sure also but it might be exclusive to Asia. This is also borne out by the fact that the color selection is quite limited and tending towards the lighter end of the spectrum.
Here are some color swatches I managed to take – pardon the poor lighting – they are rough estimates of the shades available and you can see how sheer it is on my skin – imperfections are not covered much. I like it though – I don’t like thick foundations.
I was color matched to O-02. I realized that the naming system follows the Japanese style so BO – Beige Ochre (yellow tones), O-Ochre (neutral) and PO-Pink Ochre (pink tones). For reference O-02 is really quite quite light. I could wear BO-02 as well but there is obvious yellow tone which could make me look like a jaundiced monster 😛
The coverage is sheer as I said, but if you dust powder over it it ups the ante a little. There is a down side – it costs RM130 a 30ml bottle. Ouchies! 🙁 I might spring for it though once it hits the counters in early May 2009, in which case you will see it being featured here … but I may get distracted by something else then I won’t get it – I’m woman, I’m fickle! 😉
Tell me: Does sheer coverage in liquid foundation put you off? Do you think that foundations should afford some coverage at least?
I like sheer coverage because it usually means the formula is lighter. Anything heavier that offers more coverage makes me feel suffocated. I do use concealer for imperfections and I’m happy with some imperfections showing e.g. pigmentation, acne scars etc – I’m not perfect and I don’t try to be 🙂