Sunday, July 17, 2011
Two weeks ago, I went to the mall to look for a foundation good for photo shoots. Meaning, something with no SPFs but with bu...
Two weeks ago, I went to the mall to look for a foundation good for photo shoots. Meaning, something with no SPFs but with buildable coverage. I then remembered my sister, Pauline, who just had her graduation photoshoot. I remember her coming home from her grad picture taking with a very flawless face. She raved about the foundation that the makeup artist used on her - James Cooper Jazzy Collection's Cream Foundation. I've been checking out James Copper's counter ever since I heard about this but I never thought about buying it because I found it to be too pricey.. I've also read some reviews about this saying that the coverage is really amazing but (the big BUT) - you have to touch up once in a while because your face will tend to get oily afterwards. I have oily skin so I'm always confused whether to buy it or not. Sooooo anyway, I finally decided to get it for a photo shoot that I was going to cover. Now for the review...
There's no product info on the packaging, nor in the web because they don't have a website. Only the ingredients are shown.
Costs Php550.00 for 20g. Not bad.
I got two shades: 04 and 05. 04 is much lighter than 05, although it looks the same in the picture. Can you see the oil? It freaked me out the first time I saw it. Haha
See the big difference between the two? 04 is a lighter color with a pinkish tone while 05 is a darker yellowish tone.
I used this foundation on my clients and it turned out great! I just had to mix and mix and mix to get the right color for them. I used a spatula and a fiber glass palette to mix the color for hygienic purposes. Here's a photo of Mariel's (one of my clients) before and after look using James Cooper's Cream Foundation:
I don't know if this is the perfect example to show how good the foundation's coverage is because obviously, from the before pic, her skin is really clear. She has a few breakouts but her skin is still clear. I hope I was still able to give justice to James Cooper's foundation. It really gives a flawless finish. It's also perfect for photo shoots since it doesn't have any trace of SPFs. It is also very buildable.
One more thing that I really like about this foundation is that you can double it up as a concealer. That's how great the coverage is. :)
I tried this on myself but sadly neither of these two matched my skin tone because both of these have a pinkish tone to it. I am as yellow as Maybelline's Aqua Gel Foundation in Natural Beige. (I am very particular with my foundation matching my neck) I tried to mix the two to achieve my color but I still didn't get my shade. But cause I'm acidic, it started to blend with my skin tone after a few hours.
At first I thought I would do constant touch ups because of my oily face, but I didn't! I touched up only once throughout the day! It wasn't humid that day though. It was rainy.. I have yet to try this on a hot day. *fingers crossed*
This is a picture of me when I used the foundation. I like the coverage but it seemed too heavy for me.. I don't really need that much coverage. It's perfect for photo shoots, night outs and for special events but I wouldn't recommend this for daily use.
*I mixed this with a primer. I only used a tiny tiny bit for my entire face.
Now for the summary.. Let me give the pros and cons of this product.
- medium to heavy coverage
- very buildable
- does not cake
- can double up as a concealer
- does not contribute to my oiliness
- perfect for photo shoots
- flawless finish
- 20g (can last you a long time)
- a bit pricey
- did not match my skin tone :(
- unhygienic (needs a spatula and palette to pick up and mix)
OVERALL RATING: 4/5
What's your favorite foundation? Have you tried this one yet? Tell me what you think about it! :)