Happy Monday everyone! Today I wanted to do a review of a product that is a powder foundation type, since I haven’t discussed that on my blog before. A few months ago during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty event, I picked this product up half price as I was in the market for a new powder foundation.
This product is marketed as a “sheer to full coverage finishing veil” and says it can be worn as a powder foundation. That being said, I think if you are looking for a new pressed powder foundation, I would go with It’s Celebration Foundation instead and leave this one as a finishing veil.
I like that this is customizable to the coverage that you are looking for. Whether you just want to use this as a finishing veil or are trying to get full coverage, it’s nice that you can get that with one product.
I also really like that this has SPF in it. That fact that used as a finishing veil or powder foundation means I will be protected from the sun is great. Even if I am headed outside to run errands or do yard work, I know my skin will have extra protection.
I do think that the packaging on this product is very sleek. I like the silver with black lettering and the fact that you get a nice mirror with the compact. The product does come with a sponge underneath the powder, but I definitely would not recommend using that to apply. Stick with a powder brush for this product.
Although it says it can be full coverage, I think it only gets to medium coverage at most. If you are looking to cover any discoloration or blemishes, you will need to apply a concealer beforehand. I think that’s a little off as it’s marketed as a CC or color correcting product, so you should be able to get some coverage from this.
This powder also goes on very unevenly and clings to certain patches of skin. I used it today and every time I would look in the mirror I noticed that some areas looked very thick while others seemed to have no product on them.
It is also very difficult to blend. For my powder foundations I typically use my Tarte Airbuki Powder Foundation Brush, which is amazing by the way, and this powder will not blend out. I really have to pack it on for any coverage and once it’s on it will not blend around.
Finally, as someone with dry skin, I am always concerned that I will look dry or cakey with powder foundations. However, this powder actually makes me oily! My t-zone will be so oily by the end of the day that this foundation just melts off. If you’re oily, stay away from this one!
If you’re looking for a more full coverage powder foundation, go another route or try one of It’s other powder foundations. I am a huge fan of their Celebration Illumination powder. This one just doesn’t fit my needs and it is too hard to work with.
I am still a big fan of the brand, but this one was just kind of a miss for me. Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,
Tarte brush image is sourced from Ulta’s website.