A fashion journalist from Harper's Bazaar Singapore asked me to be a beauty judge for their upcoming Beauty Awards. I was assigned to test out face products, mainly foundations and pressed powders. There was a total of fourteen products to try out and to my surprise I personally liked a couple of the finishing results.
HITS: My favorite pressed powder was the Revlon's PhotoReady Two Way Powder Foundation in 006 Medium Beige. I was pleasantly surprised at this drugstore product as it is inexpensive, has a clean sleek packaging and a great finish. The powder contains a certain amount of coverage and mattifies the skin without leaving it flakey or cakey.
Lancôme's Paris Maqui Blanc Miracle in O-02 is also a good mattifying pressed powder.
The drugstore products in this batch of products continue to astonish me. The L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-blendable Foundation in G3 Golden Beige presents a very flawless finish, medium coverage and for a great price. The finishing is smooth and it lives up to its 'super-blendable' name. This foundation is a considerable alternative for a more inexpensive product.
Other great items I stumbled upon were the RMK's Smoothing Polish Base, great for a base and to fill-in any pores, especially around the nose area. This is an excellent product to use before applying any foundation.
For those with naturally amazing skin, the Benefit's some kind-a gorgeous in lite and Clinique's Supermoisture Cream Compact Makeup is ideal for a sheer, light coverage and natural finish. These bases are extremely creamy, creating an easy glide-on against the skin.
MISS: The most disappointing products I found were Vichy's Laboratoires Aera Teint Pure Skin Breathing Fluid Foundation in 20 Light Ocre and Kate's Mineral Liquid Foundation in OC-B. These products claim to have a lighter feel and a sheer, natural coverage and finish. However, they seem to apply less flawlessly and rather thicker than they claim to be. The texture was quite heavy and concentrated - thus, prone to cakey, heavy and uncomfortable results.
Revlon PhotoReady Two way Powder Foundation in 006 Medium Beige
L'Oréal Paris True Match super-blendable foundation in G3 Golden Beige
L'Oréal Paris White Perfect Pearl Duo Powder Foundation in G7 Golden Caramel
L'Oréal Paris True Match Two Way Powder Foundation in N7 Nude Amber
Vichy Laboratoires Aera Teint Pure - Skin breathing fluid foundation in 20 Light Ocre
Faceshop Face it - 4D Perfection Two-way Cake in NB23
Lancôme Paris Maqui Blanc Miracle in O-02
RMK Smoothing Polish Base
Benefit some kind-a gorgeous lite
Shiseido White Lucent Spot Control Foundation
DHC Platinum White Base Makeup
Clinique Supermoisture Cream Compact Makeup in 02 Rose Beige
Maybelline New York Pure.Pact Mineral Two-way Cake Foundation in OC1
Kate Mineral Liquid Foundation in OC-B