Long wear foundation for me is essential. I don’t like to glorify being busy but my life is pretty active and on the faster side of steady paced. I have zero interest in nude or barely there foundation.
Working in the industry , especially in a clinic means that my skin is in relatively good condition. Genetics dictate that as well as regular skincare and injectables. But I digress.
To me a long wear situation needs to be comfortable and offer coverage. I’m not interested in a matte look either as its both ageing and not good for drier skins.
Here it is above just after applying . You can see my freckles but the skin tone overall looks even.
The foundation itself is more of a cream than a fluid in texture , it comes in a really handy glass bottle with a wand that makes it easy to apply. I’d suggest using a nice big densely packed foundation brush to apply this similar to the Real Techniques Buffing brush or the Blank Canvas F20, this means that you won’t waste the product and it will last longer. I’m not nor will I ever be a fan of beauty blenders. They harbour bacteria and promote disgusting application of germs.
The coverage is medium buildable and the finish is quite luminous and satiny, it lasted the working day which is a good feat in the warmer days of a muggy Irish summer. Priced at €16 it’s around the same as the Revlon Colourstay or Loreal Nudes. The rice powder which I used on my TZone would be perfect for finishing an oily skin or baking your concealer.
The photos above are taken in natural light and without filters. I think super oily skin could do with a primer underneath this foundation but Normal dry or combination skins will be ok without.
Paese is available in pharmacies nationwide.