Oriflame Says :- Kiss harsh, unforgiving lighting goodbye forever! Light-diffusing Illuma Flair™ Complex blurs imperfections, evening out skin tone and giving a natural, yet flawless result wherever you are. Its weightless formula feels wonderful on the skin, and leaves it feeling moisturised, looking luminous and free from shine. SPF 15
Ingrdients :- Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-9 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caprylyl Methicone, Sodium Chloride, Nylon-12, Silica, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminium Hydroxide, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium EDTA, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane
Available in 5 Shades:
* Fair Nude
* Olive Beige
* Natural Beige
* Tanned beige
My Opinion :- The last foundation I tried was Oriflame Everlasting Foundation, then I got lost in the crowd of BB Creams and man let me tell you I have them all. But today I have another foundation from Oriflame and that too in two different shades- Fair Nude & Olive Beige. Luckily for me both shades suited my skin tone pretty well. Oriflame has a vast range of foundations and I have not tried much from them, the first one I think is the Everlasting one which I loved a lot for its long staying power. Since these are the second ones, I was very excited about them as well. To know my experience with these foundations read on girlies.....
Oriflame Beauty Studio Artist Foundation tube comes boxed in a black cardboard box which carries all the necessary information like the ingredient list, product details, manufacturing and expiry dates respectively. The actual foundation comes in a translucent plastic tube which corresponds to the shade of foundation inside the tube, with black fonts and a black screw-on cap. This tube packaging is classy, hygienic as well as travel-friendly. The neck of the tube (nozzle) is blunt like medicated ointments and gets messy, so once in a while I need to clean off the nozzle and the cap with a tissue.
|SWATCH- OLIVE BEIGE|
|SWATCH- FAIR NUDE|
Now let's come to the shades but before that I shall tell you a little about my skin tone and type. I have fair to medium skin tone with yellow undertones and my skin is generally oily but as the days are getting colder, my skin has become more of a combination type. The shade Olive Beige suits me very well as it comes with yellow undertones but surprisingly the shade Fair Nude is for fair but suits me too as it has neutral undertones. Both the shades look a little whiter when applied and gradually they adapt to the skin tone, that happens within a few minutes. Both these shades as you can see from the swatch pics don't differ much from each other, they are a tad bit different. These foundations do not leave behind the much hated whitish cast inspite of containing SPF 15 and surprisingly photographs well.
|SWATCH SPREAD- OLIVE BEIGE (L) FAIR NUDE (R)|
The texture of these foundations is runny but not watery though they are buttery soft to the touch and looks creamy. The fragrance is very mild and negligible, nothing overpowering or medicinal like the Everlasting Foundation. Only a pea-sized amount is required to cover the entire face and neck. I don't apply a moisturiser underneath this foundation as it is moisturizing enough in itself but if you have dry skin you would need to moisturize properly before slathering on the Studio Artist Foundations. The coverage however might not be liked by all, it's sheer to light and layer only causes a build-up of product.
It evens out the skin tone and gives the feeling of My Skin But Better (if there exist such a term...lol). These ones would definitely hide minor skin flaws, little bit of redness and slight skin discolorations but ladies with major blemishes,flaws, heavy under-eye circles and lot of redness would undoubtedly need the help of a concealer.These foundations give a dewy glow to the skin which we all love to flaunt during the cold days. But then sadly it makes my T-zone shiny within a couple of hours even in an air-conditioned environment. Nothing that a good translucent powder/compact powder can't fix.
The staying power is a little low considering the price, the foundation starts to fade off after 5 hours max after which it evaporates, I mean it totally disappears suddenly and you are left with a stark naked face. But a quality primer definitely increases its longevity, say upto 7 hours max after that it fades off evenly. Fortunately I am working for 6 hours these days and I am using one these two Studio Artist Foundations on a daily basis depending on my mood. I have tried applying the foundation with my two most beloved brushes- Real Techniques Buffing Brush & Sigma F80, both gave good results but I felt my fingertips worked the best for me with these foundations. These comes with SPF 15 but photographs well, which is great quality in foundations that comes with added sun protection. Another plus point I forgot to mention above is that these foundations do not oxidize on my skin.
* Light-weight foundation * Blends easily with fingertips
* Sheer to minimum coverage, good for everyday wear
* Evens out the skin tone
* SPF 15, but does not leave behind a whitish cast
* Photographs wells
* Hides minor flaws
* Does not oxidize, stays color true
* 5 shades will cover all Indian Skin Tones I suppose
* Oriflame consultants are difficult to come by
* Expensive for a minimum coverage foundation
* Staying power is not good
Hope you enjoyed my review, do leave behind your precious comments and share with us your experience with Oriflame Foundations. Thank you and have a wonderful Tuesday :)
**Product sent by Brand for review purpose**