November 22, 2011

Foundation Review: L'Oreal Visible Lift

I was trying to record a haul video but it wasn't going so well so I just decided to snap a few photos for the blog instead. I bought L'Oreal's Visible Lift foundation for normal to dry skin about two months ago and have been trying it out so I thought it was time to do a quick little review. 

I believe this foundation is meant for someone more mature. The words on the front of the bottle are a dead giveaway: serum inside, line minimizing, visible lift. Of course I'm not trying to minimize any lines but I purchased it because it's supposed to be suitable for dry skin. 

The coverage is a bit too heavy for my liking; it's a medium to full coverage foundation. You can definitely sheer it out if you apply an oil to your face beforehand (I use Josie Maran's argan oil). I've tried a regular flat foundation brush, a duo fibre stippling brush and a flat top powder brush, but I find it looks best when applied using my fingers. 

What I do really like about this foundation is the finish. Many foundations meant for dry skin are really dewy and don't seem to ever dry. I used to love a dewy finish but I've come to realize a matte finish (or at least a satin finish) look a lot better on blemished skin. A dewy finish can really show uneven skin.

Here are some more pros and cons I've found:

- good coverage
- photographs well
- lasts over 8 hours

- doesn't sink into skin
- oxidizes after 3 hours
- there is no pump
- shade selection isn't great (I bought 107 Natural Beige but probably should have gone down a shade since it oxidizes)

Cost/Size: $20 for 36 ml

This foundation isn't really a staple in my collection. I use it probably once every week and a half. It isn't terrible but I definitely have others that I would pick over this one. If it didn't oxidize, I would say give it a try but the fact that it does oxidize after 3 hours is a bit of a deal breaker. Unfortunately, I think this is one product you can probably afford to pass on. 

Hope you girls found this useful!

x Elise