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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: FLOWER About Face Foundation

Flower About Face Foundation

Yes, I am about to review another foundation. This one was very surprising to me. Not only did I like it, it has become one I like very much. The About Face foundation is one many will like, if they give it a try.

The FLOWER line was created by actress Drew Barrymore and is carried at Wal-Mart. I only go to Wal-Mart for a few reasons, to get Dramamine in 100 count bottles, as they are the only ones who carry it and for the Hard Candy makeup line. But, now that this line is carried there, I have another reason to go there! The only problem is that the makeup section is so messy and you have to make sure you go to the cleaner Wal-Marts. Last time I was there, I loaded up on a lot of things from the FLOWER line and my Dramamine (I use it for my vertigo attacks). I will try and do a review those items too some day. The lipsticks are amazing, the eye shadows are very pigmented and the cream blushes are very nice sublime. Over all I am so impressed with this line in general.

Now, about the About Face foundation. I purchased the lightest color, LF1. It comes in 14 shades and the suggested  retail price is $13.98. It has a pump that gets the right amount of foundation out for you (one or two pumps at the most). Apply by using a sponge or with a brush. Also, I immediately noticed how thick it is. This foundation is very creamy in nature, which means it is likely also pigmented. And after I used it I found out that it is pigmented. The coverage is medium to heavy, depending on how much you want to apply. Its definitely not sheer. It goes on beautifully, I stipple with my Beautyblender sponge and then get just the right amount of coverage I want. Poof! It’s like heaven. Also, it wears extremely well. It pretty much lasts all day long without budging much. That was a surprise that I was not expecting. The FLOWER About Face foundation would get 4 1/2 out of 5 stars from me. The only thing missing is color is just slightly off. What else is new?

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(No.1. Dollop of About Face Foundation, you can see how thick and creamy it is. No.2. See the foundation spread out some and see how pigmented it is. No.3. Foundation is blended into skin and coverage is pretty good.

This foundation has the following benefits:

  • It is moisturizing.
  • It has seamless coverage.
  • Covers imperfections and evens the skin tone.
  • It has anti-oxidants Vitamins C & E to combat free radicals.
  • Is fragrance free and paraben free.

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(Two photos of me wearing FLOWER About Face Foundation LF1)

What type of people could use FLOWER About Face Foundation? This foundation is not the kind that I would recommend for oilier skins. It is pretty moisturizing and I think it would bring out the shine on the T-Zone (at least, if not more) after a couple of hours. It is more suitable for normal to drier skins. And I really wouldn’t recommend it for acneic skins. Even though it is has great coverage, this would be a no-no with the amount sebum production that these skins have going on, not to mention inflammation and eruptions. You don’t want to accentuate oily skins with a product that is so creamy. I found that it covers so well I can even use it as concealer!!!! That being said, it’s on those days when I don’t have really bad dark circles under my eyes. For the money this is a great product.

 

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