Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin Foundation, Review
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Lisa Eldridge, aka one of the best makeup artists in the World, is expanding her beauty line. The newest addition is her Seamless Skin Foundation (internally screaming with joy). Although it is not available for purchase yet, unless you were lucky enough to visit her Pop Up Studio in London, sample cards of the foundation are up for sale (or come free with orders) on the brand’s website. After playing with the sample card for some time, I am finally ready to share my thoughts with you guys!
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My Skin: dry/sensitive; light-neutral complexion
My Matches: 1.5 Cream Tom Ford, 150 Fenty Beauty, 1.5 Dior, 02 Guerlain, L30 Bite Beauty, Cashew Laura Mercier, 1N-2N MAC Face & Body
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About the Product
Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin Foundation (£44; Made in Italy) – is described as an “intelligently formulated”, skin-friendly, self-setting formula that offers medium coverage with a soft-focus effect.
Packaging: this might be a bit odd, considering I don’t currently have an actual product with me (only samples), but! From what I can tell, this foundation is housed in an oval-shaped, mattified glass bottle and has a large golden cap. The outer packaging reminds me of those luxurious mid 70s perfume boxes, where you lift the top thus revealing a beautiful bottle sitting on its miniature pedestal. Knowing Lisa’s love for all things vintage, I am not at all surprised by this glamorous look! You do get 30 ml/ 1 fl. oz. worth of product.
Shades: this is truly an inclusive launch with 40 shades available from the get-go. They are then split into five groups: light, light/medium, medium, medium/deep, deep and various undertones (neutral, rosy, golden etc.). There is an even distribution of shades per group. With my shade number 7 I did not notice any oxidization or shift in undertone/color.
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Formula: looking at the ingredients, I can tell that this is a water and silicone rich mix. You do get some skin loving plant extracts, as well as Glycerin (known for its hydrating purposes). Thankfully this product is paraben-, essential oils- and alcohol-free, which makes it that extra bit suitable for people with sensitive and drier skin types.
Texture: Seamless Skin Foundation has got a very light feel to it. The liquid itself is neither runny nor thick, a lovely in-between. The product gives you just enough of playtime before it self-sets.
Application: Lisa herself applies this foundation with a flat brush, however, a rounded buffing brush or even your fingertips can do a lovely job here. My favorite tool to apply this product with is Zoeva 110 Face Shape Brush. I would say that little goes a long way with Seamless Skin Foundation, which means that you can easily build it up or sheer it out when needed. The coverage is pretty customizable.
This formula was created in a way that it would suit most skin types: since it is neither matte nor dewy, with a proper skin prep according to your skin type, you can alter the finish of your foundation. In other words make it more satin or radiant depending on what you like or what works best for your needs.
Finish: once you blend it out, it will set relatively fast and depending on your skin type, you might not even need to use powder on top of it. This foundation has a true skin-line, natural finish. On me it did not accentuate pores, but did grab onto some fine dry texture I have around my nose (which is something that happens with most concealers/foundations). If you have dry skin, make sure to exfoliate beforehand to get best results.
Wear: as for me, with my dry skin, I prefer a sheer coverage. I would normally blend out my shade match number 7 (described as light-neutral) from the center of the face moving outwards using an amount equal to less than one pump. You can see the result in the photo above, which was shot in natural daylight, without filters or any other kind of color alteration. I found that I did not need to set Seamless Skin Foundation with powder; granted it did get dewier during the day, but in a very elegant way. Even with a face mask on (there was a little transfer), the product did not disappear from certain parts of my face and it did not turn into a blotchy or patchy mess. It lasted for up to 10 hours, which was quite impressive.
Who is going to like it
Seamless Skin Foundation is best for those of you on a hunt for a skin-like, medium coverage foundation that wears gracefully for a long period of time, without ever feeling dry or uncomfortable.
Once you find the right match, this product will practically become one with your skin.
I would say it will work best for people with normal, combination and dry skin types. If you have oily or very dry skin, you will need to pay attention to how you prep and set your complexion to adjust the finish.
It is a dream of mine to get my makeup done by Lisa one wonderful day and while I am impatiently envisioning that in my head, I can play with some of her magical products at home. Friends to the blog know already just how much I loved her previous lip and complexion collections, Seamless Skin Foundation being no exception. This is exactly what I would expect from her brand (natural-looking, effortless in application, long-lasting, pretty much flawless in both photography and real life). I am also amazed by how well my shade matched my complexion, almost as if someone did some Ctrl+C magic. If you want a luxurious foundation experience, look this way. The product will officially launch online in November (according to social media). A stellar A+ rating from me!
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