There’s no denying I’m a DECIEM product whore and The Ordinary has taken centre stage with my skincare routine but now make-up? When I hear a primary skincare brand is then going into make-up, I think hmm? but with their affordable prices and how well their skincare is, it's worth a try?
1 for fair to lighter tones.
2 for medium tones.
3 for darker tones.
Each category is then categories with a second digit from 0 to 3 to indicate depth.
A letter is added to the shade code to identify the undertone:
P (Pink) R (Red) indicate cool undertones for lighter and darker shades.
N indicates a Neutral tone; Y indicates a Yellow undertone.
Example, 1.2P is Light with Pink Undertones & 3.0Y is Medium Dark with Yellow Undertones.
They have a foundation guide here, that can help you out.
30ml transparent plastic bottles with a lock pump, which you turn to the left to lock and right to open. I like that the bottle is transparent as I've got some foundation that don't have transparent packaging making knowing when you're running out a nightmare but thankfully it's not something I encounter often. The design is travel friendly
‘Lightweight medium-coverage…that offer moderate coverage that look natural with a lightweight serum feel’
Dare I say, it’s going to be me summer favourite foundation – or just a foundation for those days when I want something light and still offers me a smooth foundation. I don’t mind full coverage but I don’t feel my skin needs full coverage to begin with. I’ve worn this now about 3-4x and can never fault it, the colour match is amazing for me right now as I’m tanned so I’m thinking if this tan doesn’t keep up I may have to think about getting the 1.2 Y – as my tan begins to fade and I start to transition back into dull life in A/W. The fluid is light; you can hear how much more fluidity it has just when the bottle is being shaken, we all hear how tinted moisturiser, BB & CC creams are good alternatives but I think those are a thing of the past for me; I apply with a beauty blender and it seamlessly goes onto the skin, now I don’t know what I was really expecting, I read serum, hear how light it is but it gives quite a good coverage that feels moisturising at the same time. It looks & feels like second skin and gives me good wear time. I tried it with and without primer but I found either way worked okay. The one thing is though it says medium coverage don't expect it to conceal any blemishes or dark circles - those I still had to tend too but that's not a problem.
‘Higher pigment levels than the serum foundations but still offer a smooth finish that avoids the heavy makeup look’
First time I tried this I was overwhelmed with the colour, I sat and said to my friend 'erm this is looks a little dark for me!' - was having a real eek moment and even in the bottle it looks darker than the serum which it should as it's more pigmented and gives a higher coverage. But after it had time to settle it didn't oxidise but seemed to settle into the skin better although I feel I'd go down a shade in this regardless. I don't feel caked and I didn't have anything settle in pores if I primed. In regards to coverage, my dark circles were concealed okay but I still did a little correcting/concealing for a brightness so I didn't look so flat. Dark spots also still needed spot correcting but not as much but there's something that isn't making me love it like the serum at this moment. Little on the fence but it may change as I wear it more....
- Note: I paired these with either The Ordinary High-Adherence Blurring Surface Smoother and Primer or High-Spreadability Fluid Primer.
I also have to point out within the ingredients it has Bismuth Oxychloride which for some is an issue as it can cause reactions to their skin so do please read the ingredient list. Besides all that it is cruelty free and vegan - whoop whoop!
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