Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Aallexxy's Foundation Files; Fashion Fair True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation

Foundation Files; This is where I test out different base products, from concealer to powder, tinted moisturiser and foundation etc, over a period of 7-14 days and post my findings. (Follow me on Instagram,Twitter and Bloglovin so you don't miss a post) So let’s get started!!!

First off some information about me; Skintype: Combination (leaning dry in winter and Oily in Summer). Shade Reference:in between MAC NC45-50/NW43. Undertones: Yellow/Neutral (I usually prefer neutral toned foundations).
Fashion Fair True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation
 Brand: Fashion Fair

Name: True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation*

Coverage: Medium
Shade: Alluring Cocoa

Fashion Fair True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation Swatch
What The brand says: Illuminate your skin with this color adapting foundation. HUE HARMONY technology is enriched with malachite, a mineral rich in antioxidants, to immediately smooth and adjust to your complexion. Available in 18 shades.

  • HUE HARMONY Technology
  • Enriched with Malachite
  • Lightweight Luminous Finish
  • Oil Free
  • Fragrance Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Goes on smoothly and feels lightweight
  • Hydrates skin without adding oil
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • No harmful preservatives
 Wear time (with/without primer): This has great wear time with and without primer and lasts all day, before needing a touch-up.

Price (ml): £23 for 30ml
Pros: 18 Shades
Not as expensive as other Foundations sold in the same stores
Lasts all day on my skin
Good colour match
Cons: Not as easily accessible as I would like (only stocked in select Debenhams and Boots stores or online)
Ingredients are not liste don the website

Suitable Skin Types: Best suited to Normal, Dry, and Combination skin types.

Fashion Fair True Finish Refinning Mineral Foundation Ingredients list
Oxidation: Adapts to your skin tone in a good way

Any Other Information: When I look at the bottle, it looks like it's got shimmer particles, so I thought this would be too luminous for my Combo skin in summer, however that does not translate on the skin and after powdering I'm left with a gorgeous demi-matte finish.

Conclusion: My first foray into Fashion Fair, like most, is from seeing it on my mum's dressing table in the little pink compacts and from time to time being allowed/sneakily using it. I think for this reason it has a nostalgic notion for me in a good and bad way, but Fashion Fair have truly brought the brand up-to-date, while holding onto the ethos of the brand. I was truly spoilt for choice when I went to get colour matched, almost overwhelmed even, can't remember the last time that happened. If you struggle/are tired of struggling to find your shade, I cannot recommend this brand enough, high quality good performing make-up that caters to brownbeauties.
**Rating: Lust 
*PR Sample
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