An anti-aging powder foundation? Most intriguing.
The L’Oreal Revitalift Instant Anti-ageing Duo Powder Foundation is just that. It promises a soft focus technology to “focus out stubborn signs of aging seamlessly” reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Erm… alright then. Doesn’t “soft focus” make you think of photoshop? :P
First caveat. This powder, if you are heavy handed, can actually accentuate the lines and wrinkles. Or if you slap it on with a trowel, hoping to smother your lines and wrinkles, you’d be everything L’Oreal does not want you to be. So I caution the use of a light hand.
The texture of the powder itself is surprisingly light. It also offers quite a high coverage for a powder foundation hence my caution to use a light hand. You’d still need concealer but if you aren’t fussed, you’d be alright just using this on its own.
My shade is 300 Vanilla which looks a lot darker in the pan than it does on my skin. It is actually a perfect colour match for me.
The top bit that is lighter is a highlighter which is the real secret behind this powder foundation. You see, an illuminating powder used properly, can hide a multitude of flaws. Its not super shimmery though so there’s nothing to fear. You can use it mixed together with the powder (as I do) or you can use it separately to highlight certain areas of your face, primarily the cheekbones and nose.
I however, use it mixed together because it just looks nicer and smoother that way. I use a powder brush or a flat top kabuki brush to apply this powder because I feel that the sponge applies it a bit more heavily than I like. With the brush, I can pick up the powder and buff it in without overdoing it. It doesn’t settle into lines or anything and feels nice enough on my skin, so for me, its a pretty decent enough powder foundation that you can easily get from the pharmacy/drugstore.
L’Oreal Revitalift Powder Foundation Vanilla swatch Left: Powder (300 Vanilla), Middle: Highlighter, Right (mixed)
Can you see the colours? No? Good. Then its a perfect match :P But if you squint a little, you will notice the 3 colour bands on the back of my hand. Perfect match.
Pros: Affordable, Good colour match, High coverage powder
Cons: Included sponge applies powder a little heavily
Here is the ingredient list for the powder. I belatedly realized that there was a separate ingredient list for the highlighter powder but I’ve since tossed the box so no chance of getting that ingredient list.
Packaging wise, its just like the other L’Oreal powder foundations. The case is rather bulky and could do with some slimming down, but I do like the red cover. It looks more luxurious than it feels :P
As I’ve stated, I think this is a decent enough powder foundation for something from the drugstore/pharmacy. It does a decent enough job, it has SPF30 and PA+++ which is quite high for a powder foundation (doesn’t affect me due to my regular use of a separate sunscreen) Also, despite its name, it doesn’t mean its only for those with lines or wrinkles – I reckon anyone can use it because its not quite anti-aging skincare you know :P
Do give this one a look if you are in the market for an affordable powder foundation. Just don’t expect it to actually do anything for your lines and wrinkles, other than hide them temporarily, and you’d be good :) Have you spotted this or perhaps you have it and have some thoughts to share?
L’Oreal Revitalift Instant Anti-Aging Duo Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++ retails at RM69.90 at all L’Oreal counters.