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There has been so many mixed reviews about this foundation that made me just had to try. Oily girls have advised to stay away from this product but my curiosity was way too strong to fight i just had to run into my closest Fontana and grab a bottle.
The L.A. Girl website describes the foundation as being ideal for a flawless looking, full coverage finish. is marketed as an HD foundation which claims to be weightless, hydrating, long-wearing and illuminating. It is also paraben free and and has added anti-oxidants that helps hydrate and improve the skin’s appearance.
The variety of this foundation didn’t surprise me one bit since everybody and their mother knows that L.A. Girl doesn’t play around when it comes to shade range (i.e almost everyone’s holy grail, the L.A Girl Pro concealer). The foundation collection features a total of 15 shades plus an extra white shade that acts a lightener to mix your foundation to find the perfect shade. Now personally i think the shade range is awesome especially for us brown girls who are always on the hunt for our perfect shade match. My shade match was somewhere between coffee and rich cocoa
The foundation comes in a sleek plastic bottle that features a pump that is convenient and easy for dispensing. This makes it easy to control the amount of product you use each time. There has been a lot of comparisons to the Make Up Forever Foundation as they have a similar shape except for the silver ring around the MUFE one. The colour is easy to see through the transparent bottle. The bottle is made out of plastic but is durable and looks pretty. has 28ml worth of product inside
When you initially pump the foundation out its a little runny… Its not thick AT ALL, but the coverage! For being that runny of a foundation, the coverage is incredible. It almost covered all my dark spots in just one go so its definitely medium coverage that’s build able.
The finish leave a beautiful healthy glow to skin, almost like a glow from within type of look. They weren’t lying when they said it was illuminating, I mean i couldn’t stop looking at my face in the mirror, I was in love. Now bare in mind if you prefer a matte finish this foundation may not be for you but for the super oily girls like myself don’t freaked out over the term illuminating just set it really good with a loose powder and you’ll be fine and for my dry skin beauties you’ll live for this.