Welcome to another instalment of the ‘Things I don’t Love’ series 🙂 It is time for a chat about foundation.
I purchased this Mix it: Colour Correcting Foundation during a site wide 50% off sale that Australis held towards the end of last year. I was drawn to this product as it claimed to colour correct the complexion as well as nourish and hydrate the skin with Argan oil, pomegranate, vitamin E and pink grapefruit essential oil as well as helping to clear acne with Licorice Root. Plus, it has SPF 25 sunscreen!
I wish this product worked for me. Really, I do, because it sounds like a dream. It smells really nice (faintly of sweet citrus) and is quite a good colour match but this is one of the worst foundations I have ever used.
I find that this foundation is SUPER greasy on my skin. It sits on my skin and immediately looks cakey because it falls into all the pores and creases – any of the texture of my skin is amplified. I would describe the coverage of this foundation as light to medium at best. It can be layered but when I have attempted that it turns into an oil slick. I think the part about this foundation that I really don’t love is that it stays very tacky. It doesn’t set. Even when I try to set it with a powder it stays kind of wet and if you touch your face it comes away on your hand.
So. When all those powers combine this foundation breaks down really quickly on me. Like, really quickly. When I applied this, this morning, by the time I finished leisurely applying my makeup it had already started to break down around my nose and around my chin! (N.B. it is summer here and it was warm this morning).
I always use a face primer and I have tried to apply this with various brushes, a beauty blender and my fingers and it really doesn’t make any difference to the look and wear of this foundation. My personal experience is that this sits on the face unnaturally and then melts off 😦
I would not purchase this foundation again, but, I can say that Australis also makes one of my favourite foundations (the Stayput 16hr foundation), so the fact that this foundation hasn’t worked for me is not a reflection on the brand as a whole. And just because the Mix it – Colour Correcting Foundation didn’t work for me, doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t work for you.
Have a fantastic day!