Almost a month ago, I bought several items from the Jazzy Collection. You can say I hoarded. Haha! things that happen when the mall is on sale!
Ever since I tried Ever Bilena's matte lipsticks earlier this year, I've been curious non-stop if there are still other local brands that are of good quality. Every time I go to the beauty section of SM Department Store, I always swatch Jazzy Collection's liquid blush. It has a pretty good range of color, I tell you. So, when it went on sale, I decided it was time to get one. But boo, the shade I wanted was out of stock.
Then I saw their cream foundation. I've never tried cream foundation before. I've always had reservations about cream foundation because well, it's cream. How do you expect it to adhere to your skin when it adheres perfectly to your brushes? That's what I though then. I almost didn't buy thing foundation because I still have my MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation and Revlon Photoready to finish. But yeh, I bought it anyway!
good for 12 months from first use
shade that I got is CF04
the shade looks similar to my MAC NC30 concealer
bruised by a flat top brush
notice the side of the container
CF04 on me
- affordable even if it isn't on sale
- 6 shades to choose from (ok, this pro is relative. it's also a con)
- no weird scent
- unique packaging for a foundation
- creamy enough
- compact enough
- available at leading department stores
- does not oxidize on my skin
- 20grams for the price, wow!
- 6 shades look almost the same (sadly and strangely)
- shade is name from 01-06 but it does not mean from light to darkest
- a bit difficult to blend (but hey, I'm a newbie at cream foundation)
- if you don't apply properly, it will be obvious that you have foundation on
- unhygienic cos you end up double dipping!
- no mirror included
I have a love-hate relationship with this cream foundation. I love how it's compact and light weight. But I still can not master how to apply it on my face. If you take a closer look at my forehead on the photo above, it's obvious that I have foundation on. And even on my eyebags, it started to cake a bit and I didn't even apply concealer that day. But there are days when I love it. I mean, it's compact so I don't have to worry about putting some foundation at the back of my palm to apply the foundation. But gah, I have to double dip! Ergo, I can not use this on clients unless I scrape the top part which is a waste of product :( I also had difficulty finding the right shade because the six shades look almost the same. I tried 06 on my jawline and it disappeared on my face so I thought it was my shade. But since I had my hesitation, I told Lawrence to take a photo of me and gah, it looked white on photo! My skin is weird cos I'm really acidic so finding the right shade for me is such a challenge. One thing I really like about this product though is that it doesn't oxidize on my skin after application. It didn't turn dark nor light which is a total plus cos I'm acidic. I got CF-04 which is the shade of my concealer. If this were MAC foundation, my face would have turned lighter after 30 minutes.
So, yes, love-hate relationship with this foundation :)
As I've said, my skin is weird cos I'm acidic. If you want to try this product and you know you're not acidic, this might work perfectly on you - as in 24/7. If you're acidic like me, then you might want to re-think. Although it's not that bad for the price. This can last you a long time!
Let me know if you've tried this :)
Happy Tuesday, loves!
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