Oh, this controversial foundation, now I know you!
It comes in a black box:
The box was sealed with stickers so you can be sure no one opened it before.
On the box you can find the number of the shade:
Also, there is some information on how many drops you need to achieve the desired coverage.
I own two colors:
02 Alabaster, which is pretty fair with a pink undertone
065 Nude - contrary to its name, this one is visibly reddish, but its blendability is great and therefore it can adjust to your skin tone.
I like these bottles with droppers, because when using them, I feel like an alchemist with an elixir.
The foundation is runny like water, although it can be easily measured out with the dropper. The only minus of such a formula is that it can dribble and stain your clothes. It happened to me once or twice.
Just a drop, and the foundation is on the face.
After blending, the coverage seems pretty good
About my skin: combination, sensitive and problematic. My skin is pink and I want to hide it.
Well, will the Total Control Foundation do that:
I love the result I get right after application! The skin is even and matte, acne scars are well-hidden. But after literally 10 minutes something goes wrong. The foundation seems to “drain” from my skin, and it becomes a lot of tiny wrinkles which were never visible before. I don’t like the look of my skin at all, it seems ill. The foundation crumbles in the nose area, no matter how hard I try to blend it out. Also, the foundation makes the dry spots stand out which even a face powder couldn’t emphasize. By the way, I apply the foundation within 15 minutes after my moisturizer so I think my skin is moisturized enough.
These imperfections are really eye-catching especially by daylight.
When I looked into a mirror after an hour, I saw how reddish my cheeks were and that the foundation came off. It looked patchy and settled into the pores. My nose looked ridiculous, as though my skin in that area just couldn’t take it anymore and tried to get rid of the foundation by itself. I’d never seen my skin so uneven before. All the imperfections were emphasized.
All the tiny wrinkles are visible and the foundation looks messy and it looks as though I’d gotten a mustache.
After an hour, face shine appears. The skin feels oily. It makes me want to use a pile of mattifying wipes. I doubt they would help, though.
The only thing I’m happy about is that the foundation isn’t comedogenic.
I did my best to tame this foundation. I tried to apply it with fingers or makeup sponge or brush, I tried to wear it in summer and winter, but the result was always the same. It’s patchy, it dries my skin out and worsens the look in general.
My old foundations work well on me, which proves that the problem is in this one.
That’s a shame. I use the foundations only for photo shoots, when I try to create different looks. For example, the shade 02 makes my skin porcelain. But we don't go further than photo shoots, because the foundation isn’t suitable for everyday wear.