Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Make up
What they say
Elizabeth Arden introduces a new and improved version of the beloved Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup. With radiance-boosting benefits and improved complexion-perfecting ingredients, this skin- balancing foundation leverages the brand’s skincare technology and color expertise to offer women a beautiful, luminous finish.
The reformulated Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup has a creamy texture that glides effortlessly over skin for a flawless, radiant finish. Infused with micronized diamond powder, this light-reflecting foundation manipulates and scatters light to diffuse the look of imperfections. Immediately, the look of fine lines, pores, blemishes, scars and dark spots are diminished. Skin appears smoother and more even in tone, as luminosity and radiance are boosted. This moisturizing formula offers medium to full coverage that feels comfortable and lasts all day. The result? Skin appears naturally youthful for a look that’s simply flawless.
|The beautiful compact comes with a mirror under the lid and a sponge in the bottom deck for on-the go touch-ups|
What I say
In Australia this foundation is available in 6 shades: Beige, Gentle Beige, Perfect Beige, Softly Beige, Toasty Beige and Vanilla. Below are swatches of Vanilla, Beige (my current shade) and Softly Beige as compared to MAC NC25 foundation.
This is a medium to full coverage foundation, though you can get a much more sheer coverage if you apply it with a damp sponge. I prefer medium/full coverage so I normally apply it with a dry sponge and then buff it with my Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush to make sure I've blended all in. Below is a photo of my skin without any makeup on, and with only this foundation on (no concealer or powder).
This foundation lasts about 12hours on me, but I do set it with a powder (MAC MSFN in Medium). It's a semi-matte finish which helps it last so long. Also being semi-matte, it's not as flat as other matte foundations can be.
The bottom line
This is a great foundation for those that love a medium to full cover. It's long lasting but not as flat as some matte foundations can be. It would suit those with normal to dry skin as those with oilier skins might find the foundation a tad heavy. This will be the foundation I wear when I return to work next month as it gives a polished appearance without the need for touch ups.
Price - AUD $50
Available now from Myer and David Jones and wherever Elizabeth Arden is stocked.
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