25 hour foundation wear?
Bold claim indeed, huh?
Let's see how it measures up!
I've been using this foundation for work mainly for the past 3 weeks so I think I can pass judgement on it now,
I have dry skin so my review is from that perspective, although if you have oily skin you can read Shivvy's review and comparison to Revlon colourstay foundation *here*
The colour range in my local store (city centre!) is compiled of just 4 shades, the one I had to go for was the darkest as the next shade down was really White against my skin!
Although shade 4 seems too warm toned for me, I was mixing it with Bourjois healthy mix 54 to lighten it up a bit but I'm too tan for that now really.
I like the bottle and the packaging seems appropriate for a £6 foundation
I used the elf powder brush today and will probably continue with that now I've tried it, I was using a traditional foundation brush and have also used a sponge with it but the powder brush seems to have given the smoothest finish
On me it has a waxy texture and medium coverage, it sustains its 'shine' throughout the day so I suppose it has a dewy finish on me.
ignore Quasimodo in the before photo- let's look at the slightly redeeming finished face!
It certainly lasts 8 hours well, after about 12-15 hours I can start to see flaking and it fades unevenly. Like, I can still see my blusher colour on my cheeks but I can see the skin underneath it?
I don't know if my face absorbs the foundation or if it rubs off but it still looks better than nothing from a distance anyway
After 25 hours there are traces of it present which you can see on a remover wipe but I wouldn't call that 25 hour foundation- the name implies it looks good after 25 hours which it does not!
To be honest if I'm awake after 25 hours then I guarantee there would have been sweating and or partying involved so not the ideal testing ground.
What normal circumstances would you require 25 hours of foundation wear anyway? ;)