Hallo lovelies! I'm back with not one, but two foundation reviews for you today ^^
A lot of you expressed interest in the newly released Innisfree mini-foundations in my April Beauty Haul, so sorry for this somewhat lateish review.
Now I don't know about you, but I'm forever buying new foundations and bb creams, even if I already found one I like, because some sick, twisted part of me is always thinking 'oh, I bet there's something even better out there!'
And then I end up with like 10 different opened bb creams/foundations, that I need to use up before it expires...
Well, Innisfree decided to release 4 'smart' foundations in mini sizes, so that it's not only easy to use up, and cheap, but also easy to mix the foundations to customise any particular skin needs for that day!
I ended up buying two of the range - the Perfect Cover, because I was on the lookout for a fuller coverage product, and the Super Moisture, because of my dryer skin type, and because I like a dewy look. I bought them for about USD$8 each online.
Packaging wise, it's quite plain. The 15ml foundation comes in cute, travel friendly squeeze tubes, with a plastic twist cap. The only differences between the packaging for the range is a slight colour variation of the tubes, as well as the titles on the packaging.
I feel like there's enough foundation for about 3 weeks max if you wear foundation several times a week - on the upside it means you can easily finish it and not waste the money you spent on it, but the downside is that if you love it, you'll need to buy it in bulk!
Claims to be a moisturising foundation, that makes skin look glossy and feel hydrated.
The Super Moisture foundie is light and creamy in texture (it's not really like a runny Western foundation, but more similar to Asian bb cream), and has that signature Innisfree herbal scent.
It can be applied however you like, so I just apply with fingers. It spreads easily, and works best by patting it after you spread it onto the skin.
I find it to be a light coverage product - it doesn't cover blemishes or really bad redness, but it does brighten the skin so that blemishes and other skin issues aren't so obvious.
It does have a glossy finish, though it's not a very obvious effect - which is good because it won't look like greasy skin. Skin just looks healthy and bright, and a little glossy. I wouldn't recommend it for oily skin types though, or anyone who likes a matte finish.
I didn't find it to feel heavy or greasy on the skin - it does feel a little hydrating but not very obviously so. Lasting power is a little lacking - without primer there's fading of the foundation on my forehead and jawline within 5 hours.
I like this foundation, but it's not overly amazing. If I want a lighter coverage, glossy look I tend to stick with my bb creams, so unfortunately there's not a huge need for this in my collection.
|Applied with fingers, over primer|
|Applied without primer/concealer, no highlighter used |
You can see it doesn't really cover the blemishes around my mouth
Innisfree Perfect Cover (SPF 33 PA++)
Claims to be a hydrating, high cover foundation that covers blemishes.
Again though this is a foundation, the consistency is very much like an Asian bb cream, slightly thick and creamy, but which thins out as you apply it. To apply this I squeeze a bit onto the back of my hand, thin it out by 'mixing' it with my finger and then dotting spots onto my face, before spreading it all over.
I like the coverage this foundation gives me - it doesn't cover active blemishes, dark circles, or bad redness very well, but it's got great coverage for uneven skin tone/pigmentation, slight redness, and fading acne scars.
The Perfect Cover doesn't feel heavy on the skin - I only apply the one layer, just like I would with bb cream, and although it does have a more 'makeup look' finish, it doesn't look or feel cakey or thick.
The finish is semi-matte on the skin, and really brightens my skin tone. It can look a little 'flat' on my face without blush/highlighting contouring because of the higher coverage, but a bit of blush fixes that.
The foundation feels a bit velvety on the skin, but is fairly smudge-proof as long as you aren't rubbing at your face. Lasting power is quite good, didn't have any complaints there.
This is one foundation that I really liked, however there are a lot of negative reviews of this out there, and I can understand why. This claims to have perfect coverage, but it doesn't cover all imperfections. I'd recommend this if you're after coverage for uneven skin tone and faded blemishes, but if you're currently dealing with acne or bad redness/acne scarring it won't meet your coverage expectations. I've read it's not long lasting on oily skin either - I've dryer skin so I didn't have any issues with that.
|No primer, concealer, powder|
Only blush as contouring
|Didn't quite cover redness around nose, or active pimples next to mouth, but I only applied one layer and didn't build up|
|Perfect Cover Shade 21 vs Super Moisture Shade 21|
All in all, the Super Moisture is an ok foundation, but lacks coverage and long-lasting wear time, so I won't be repurchasing it.
As for the Perfect Cover, I'm kind of torn - I like how it looks on my skin, yet it didn't deliver perfect cover for my active blemishes. I guess for the price, it's quite a good deal, and it does give slightly better coverage than other foundations I use at the moment, but I still prefer something with flawless coverage. I think I'll keep looking, but this will stay on my backup list for now.
If you have any perfect cover foundation recs, do let me know!
Thanks for reading ^^