Getting the right foundation is tricky. So many factors need to be taken into account prior the purchase- skin type, the finish you like, current skin condition, etc. Plus I make it pretty personal- what I look for in a foundation might not necessarily be what others would like hence it can be hard choosing the right one by relying on the reviews and recommendations.
Budget foundations can be disappointing. In fact, I don't think I've ever truly liked any, with the exception of L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation (it's got a nice finish and feels more expensive than it is) and Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (which has new shades added). I prefer to splurge on my base products as skin is what I always want to look its best.
However, whenever there's a new product out, I can't help but feel curious about how it will perform.
I've always been into very luminous, light and dewy foundations but because my skin has been changing I've been more and more interested in trying out heavier, fuller in coverage textures. Plus, I have just run out of my It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream (which is great but I found myself having to constantly top it up throughout the day as it doesn't last very well) so the timing was perfect.
WHAT IS IT?
A new offering from Revlon, Youth FX Fill + Blur Foundation. Designed I believe for more mature complexions, it is meant to diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark spots and hydrate. It's high coverage, has got SPF 20 and comes in 7 shades.
It reminds me a bit of the Givenchy Teint Couture Balm foundation as it has got similar blurring properties, which in Revlon's case do work just as fine. The consistency though is a bit thicker and waxier which I like. One layer is enough for my base to look flawless, smooth and definitely more youthful. It needs a bit of a touching up after a couple of hours but generally it stays put throughout the whole day. It's shimmer-free yet its opaque forumla is far from looking flat. Although I do make sure to thoroughly prep my skin before the application so it doesn't go dry too quickly.
The only downside I can think of is that it may go patchy after a good couple of hours. It can also be tricky to apply with fingers, hence I go over it with a Real Techniques sponge to make sure the base it evenly distributed.
IS IT WORTH IT?
It really is. I dare say it might have made my favourite budget base so far. Even though the price point is a bit higher than the standard budget- it's over a tenner, I'd still happily pay for it again taking into consideration it's quite innovative.
HAVE YOU TRIED IT?
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