I am super excited to start doing a new series of posts for you guys which will focus only on foundation reviews! The new #foundationfix posts will give you in depth reviews of foundations that i try out which will include information like: the finish, the wear, the price, the colours etc etc. I cant wait to start this journey with you all and i hope you enjoy! Dont forget to give this post a like if you enjoy this sort of thing so i can keep bringing you content that you love!
Lets get into it then!
So for our first #foundationfix feature i am reviewing the Chi Chi Cosmetics ‘Fabulous & Flawless Foundation’ you can purchase this foundation straight from chichicosmetics.com or they also sell it at Target and Myers. It retails for $29.95AU and they have 16 colours to choose from ranging from Ivory to Tanned.
The website claims this foundation is “ultra light weight with medium coverage, long wearing and smudge proof while being super moisturising and hydrating.”
I picked up the colour No. 2 ‘Fair’. One thing i did notice straight away was that i had to pick up a much lighter colour then i would normally reach for, i normally fall into the nude-neutral category, not fair! So the colours are quite dark and i feel like our pale beauties would struggle to find a shade to suit their skintone as the Fair shade would match my normal foundation tone. The foundation has a pump bottle which is great to keep your foundation clean and free from germs. I do find the pump a little tricky to use at times as it is not your standard pump. The product is in a frosted glass looking bottle which adds a little elegance to the appearance.
I applied this over the top of smashbox photo finish primer and it applied quite smoothly, it is definitely a moustirising foundation you can feel it hydrating your skin as you apply it. This foundation also has a light floral scent which is not too overpowering but if you dont like scents thats one thing to look out for. I found with this foundation i got a medium coverage, which could also be worked up to a high-medium coverage. I still had some freckles/scarring showing through but nothing dramatic. See below for my before and afters.
Before applying Fabulous & Flawless:
I found this product applied best with a flat top Kabuki brush. I did also apply one side with a beauty blender but it didnt give enough coverage and i felt like i wasted product doing it this way so brush is best!
The foundation sat really nicely on my skin (i have large pores and oily skin with the occasional break outs) it did not make my pores look bigger or sink into them which is a must for any foundation i use. I would say this foundation has a satin type finish, i notoced a dewy glow to my skin while wesring this one. It did feel a little heavier on my skin then what i like due to the moisturising components and my skin also got oiler a lot quicker throughout the day but apart from that the coverage and the product held up for a full 10hrs. It did not become patchy even though my skin is more oily with this product which is good – nothing worse then patchy foundation!
One big highlight for this product is that it looks super flattering in photos, my skin looked absolutely flawless in a photo i uploaded on Instagram featuring this foundation. It also does not have any flashback which is another plus.
Overall im pretty impressed with this foundation, it gives great coverage and lives up to its word by hydrating the skin as well as giving medium coverage. It wont be one i reach for on a daily basis only because my skin is far too oily to wear something like this everyday but for the occasional day where i feel like having a nice glowing look, it will work perfectly! I am not the biggest fan of the pump they have used on the foundation and i also feel like the colour range could be improved but apart from those few things, for $30 its worth giving it a go!
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