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AVON ideal white essence foundation SPF50/PA+++

on February 2, 2017

It is past midnight here in the Philippines, and everybody’s sleeping except for me. I am due to go to work on Saturday, so my boss exchanged my work off tomorrow, because my boss is awesome like that 😄

I have been addicted to foundations right now mainly because of Rhayzelof Youtube. While she does vlogs about all kinds of make-ups, I prefer to write mine down. Here we go on our review for AVON’s new foundation.

1. Packaging : The product comes in a glass bottle with pump on top. I like how it made the product appear premium and feel top of the line when you start handling the product. We all know AVON produce affordable products, but this one really has an air of luxury in it.

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2. Product: The product looks like your typical foundation or BB cream. It has a thick consistency that is not runny when applied at the back of the hand. Because of this texture it does not drip off and makes it easier to apply on the face and neck.

3. Ingredients: From the individual box housing the glass bottle, here are the ingredients

water, homosalate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, titanium dioxide, propanediol, butyloctyl salicylate, benzophenone-3, cyclopentasiloxane, silica, dimethicone, dilauryl thiodipropionate, octocrylene, ceteareth-20, glycerin, peg-8 octyldodecanol, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, phenoxyethanol, cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose, hydrogenated lecithin, stearoxytrimethylsilane, ceteth-2,kaolin, stearyl alcohol, caprylyl glycol, hydroxyethyl acrylate/ sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, disodium edta, ethylene brassylate, isohexadecane, polymethyl methacrylate, nylon-12, polysorbate-60, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, yeast extract/ extrait de levure, glutathione, butylene glycol, fragaria chiloensis (strawberry) fruit juice, ascorbyl glucoside, perilla ocymoides leaf extract, colorants

Nothing extra ordinary here.

4. Performance: Here’a series of photos showcasing the actual performace of the product

Photo at the top left is my bare face at 5am. I applied the foundation using my Ever Bilena retractable brush. I must say I was shocked because the coverage is very very sheer and very shiny. I was disappointed in the beginning because I thought it would be an oily kind of foundation. And since it claimed to be a foundation, I expected full coverage, not a BB cream type of coverage.

As you can see from the bottom left photo, my skin was a bit oilier and darker than the bare faced one. I was really ready to crush this product UNTIL I applied my loose powder to set the look. After application, my skin looked flawless! It felt a little sticky but this was later replaced by a powdery finish. I was quite delighted that this foundation made my concealer glide over smoothly. So off to work I go.

After just half of my day, the powdery flawless look I got at home disappeared into a very dry, lackluster barefaced one. So disappointed in this product. 🤔😐😒

5. Overall rating: 5/10

I haven’t tried building up this foundation’s coverage, but I am pretty displeased by the initial performance. Good thing about it is that it gives a flawless look for a couple of hours. It may be good for dry skinned people, but it definitely did not work for me. It’s just likea tinted primer for me, and after this one bottle I may not repurchase. But who knows, it might work for you.

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