Would like to share my most recent find. I had my good friend accompany me to Rustan's to find the "perfect" foundation as I am running low on my Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Stick (almost hitting the bottom now). At that time, I was looking for a full coverage, matte finish foundie. I was raving about the Stila Stay All Day baby but to my disappointment, they dont have the available shade that matches my skintone. So, I went to other counters like NARS and tried their sheer matte line, tested it on my left cheek but wasnt satisfied. I did also try the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation - this one I almost bought because the shade was perfect for me. Also tried T.LeClerc's but this baby has won me over ---> Elizabeth Arden's Intervene Makeup.
This baby costs around 2,100Php but I got it on sale (1600), not bad huh? It says on their website:
Liquid makeup with Biodormin skin care benefits helps put a pause on the main signs of aging. Micro-mineral pigment technology smoothes away imperfections for brighter, even-toned skin as it delivers all-day coverage.I am in my 30's so I really have to take care of this face since I am putting so much make-up on this one. This baby also had good reviews on MakeupAlley (3.9).
- Color-true shades.
- A soft, natural finish.
- Visibly delays the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it gives skin a firmer look.
- Medium - full coverage.
- Ideal for normal skin.
- Vitamins C and E provide anti-oxidant protection, shielding the skin from environmental aggressors.
- Offers a wearable, skin-enhancing shade range created with Elizabeth Arden's exclusive custom color system.
- Provides SPF 15 sun protection.
- Non-acnegenic and non-comedogenic.
With Intervene Makeup Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 15, every woman can hit the pause button so skin stays younger-looking longer.
What I love about this is it doesn't feel heavy and it really does keep those oilies at bay for a good 4-5 hours when set with powder. I only get to apply this once during the day and I don't feel the need to retouch and it does not oxidize on me. I don't mind that it only has SPF15 because I work during the night, so SPF factor doesn't really help me here. The consistency is creamy and very blendable, eventhough it's matte finish -- it doesn't make your skin look really dry, just make sure that you moisturize first before slapping this on as it will accentuate your dry patches :) I also like the bottle, Elizabeth Arden is one of those who has really classic, elegantly packaged items which I love, love, love.
In a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, I give this a 4.5.