Recently, most – if not all – of my blog posts and time revolves around foundation and my search to find the perfect light weight, hydrating, kind-to-skin brand that I know is out there. Among these was La Roche-Posay’s foundation, which had great reviews, wasn’t expensive and was kind to sensitive skin.
(Since the title of this is a mouthful and a half and I haven’t mastered the French accent enough to read this authentically I’m going to refer to this product as LRP’s foundation.)
I bought this online where of course colour matches are really hard to perfect but shade 13 was the one I picked. Typically, it arrived while I was on holiday in the summer so I didn’t get to use it for all its SPF 25 glory.
First thoughts: I applied this with a buffing brush from Real Techniques and was so taken aback about how flawless my skin looked, not only that but a little went a long way and it was definitely full coverage without the cake look.
However, I went back to my reflection five minutes later to see that to my horror it had oxidised majorly and my face looked orange – flawless, but orange.
Fast-forward to a few weeks ago and I decide to buy the foundation again but in shade 11 (one shade up from 13) and this time it’s too pale! Sods law that LRP don’t actually make a shade 12.
But, despite the colour problems I really like it. I use it after priming, underneath foundation. This is my SPF and concealer and above it I layer Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. The combination of the two gives the smoothest, most flawless finish.
- 30ml retails at £16.50