Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: Elizabeth Arden Intervene Foundation

Happy Monday ladies! After going through a lot of BB creams, foundations, powders, etc. I can definitely say that I am a true blue foundation kind of girl. Not that I don't like using BB creams but for me, I think BB creams do not do it for me in terms of coverage and getting the right skin shade. Of course, the Fairydrops BB Cream is the "only exception". Not to mention the hideous white cast that I get whenever I photograph myself (yeah, I'm such a cam addict).

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.
  • Color-true shades.
  • A soft, natural finish.
  • Visibly delays the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it gives skin a firmer look.
  • Oil-free.
  • 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. 
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).

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.

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