The Light Analyzing Foundation* has been developed to recognise and reflect colour, delivering a smooth, natural looking complexion no matter what time of day.
The foundation comes in a pump dispenser bottle, in the signature red of Astalift products. The product is a medium coverage, liquid foundation and one pump is about enough to cover your face. I apply mine using my Real Techniques buffing brush, using soft up and down strokes, for a completely flawless finish.
I've found the product to give a beautiful finish to skin, making it look like it's glowing. It covers up imperfections well, but doesn't look like you're wearing tons of makeup. If you have combination skin like me, I would recommend using a small amount of powder in the t-zone to set it, and it will easily stay in place all day. Even without a primer, this is very long wearing, and when combined with my current favourite primer (Dermalogica Skin Perfect), I get a good 12 hours wear.
It also includes collagen, to help retain moisture and firmness in the skin, SPF 25 and Astaxanthin, an antioxidant that helps to support the skin's natural repair process.
At the moment, the foundation is only available in 6 shades, and due to the brand's Japanese heritage, these do tend to be on the lighter scale of the spectrum. I'm shade Ivory, which is the lightest, but the darkest shade only goes down to around a MAC NC35, so for anyone darker than that you probably won't find a fit at the moment. Astalift have promised that they are looking into creating darker shades, so hopefully there will be an increase in the range very soon.
The foundation is priced at £29 and will be avialbe from Selfridges, Debenhams and selected Boots, as well as online from Astalift.
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