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Probably better suited to younger skin
on 19 February 2013
For the price, this is a pretty good product. It comes in a compact which feels quite solid and well made, with a good size mirror and a sponge to apply the foundation with.
I would describe my colouring as "English rose" - very pale with pink tones, so I chose what as far as I could tell was the lightest colour in the range, Porcelain. When it arrived, I was surprised how dark it looked in the compact - I have uploaded a photo of it. When I tried it on my skin, the texture was a lot more chalky than I was expecting and the colour was slightly darker than I hoped, but perhaps it will be a better match in the summer. It's not so dark that I can't use it, but I have to be careful to blend it in. It gives good coverage, I found it very effective at concealing dark circles around my eyes.
The biggest downside with this product is that even after moisturising my face and applying eye cream, after applying the product, my skin looked a little dry and very matt. I also found it seems to emphasise any wrinkles, particularly around the eye area. Had I discovered this product in my twenties, I probably would have given it four stars as the dry texture would have been a good thing on oilier skin. Now I'm in my thirties and no longer find my skin gets greasy, I would prefer a creamier texture. Since you can't really return make up once you've opened it, I will probably continue to use it but once it's finished I don't think I will buy it again.