There were quite some new base additions this year and I was supper excited to find out Sunday Riley for the first time is introducing a new base. The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation (C$54 for 32 ml ) is a long-lasting foundation with a medium coverage but definitely buildable. This foundation is designed for all skin textures and targets redness, uneven skin tone and oiliness. It’s a foundation that carries skin care goodness into it while it even out the skin, I would say its pretty compare able to a BB or CC cream with a better coverage. The texture is light and comes in a satin-matte finish, offering a fresh looking skin all day long. The foundation is cruelty-free and formulated without synthetic fragrance, talc and gluten.
It comes in a very sleek-looking clear tube packaging with a pump dispense which makes it very ideal to take it with you while you’re on the go and travel friendly. While the pump dispenser really makes sure so get enough product without creating any miss.
The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation comes in 20 shades to enhance all skin tones, the shade range is not huge but I found it’s pretty much covering all tones from fairest to deepest. The lasting power is pretty good but it does fade off through out the day. I found the foundation to be a little dry for my skin since it carries a semi matte finish, although it claims to work on dry skin but I had to prep my skin with a facial oil to get the foundation set nicely without feeling dry. The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation works really good-by itself, there is no need for a primer or a setting powder. If you have an oily skin you might want to set it with a powder lightly but if you’re some one like me with dry skin I would suggest to skip the powder step since it really feels dry on skin. I did tried it different ways to see how it works the best, I found using a beautyblender works like wonders but it will sheer out the coverage, you may want to layer the foundation to get the coverage. The foundation do oxidizes, having said that you might want to go a shade lighter. I received the shades 110 and 130 for testing purposes, and 110 is a very fair shade with pink undertones yet 130 carries a fair shade with a warm undertone which was a good match to my skin at this time of the year. I might go a shade darker at the end of the summer season. For me two pump was good enough to cover my whole entire face but you still need concealer to hide dark circles and some spots for sure. I still have to test the product on those hot and humid days, I feel its going to be one of the best foundation for hot days.
Bottom line I really had high hopes with this foundation but its one of the foundations that could be hit or miss. For me its some how a hit foundation yet I have to work with it, I personally love to wear a base with a good coverage and luminous finish, my skin can’t tolerate the dryness or matte finish texture at all and that’s the only miss for me, I had to prep my skin with a nice hydrating moisturizer plus a facial oil (or mix a drop of facial oil into the foundation) or setting spray was a must for my to get that luminous finish and loosen up with foundation. The coverage is good enough for every day and it does set nicely once mixed with a drop of facial oil. It looks fresh, and natural, perfect for every day look. I would highly suggest to get a sample before purchasing to see how it works on you skin. You can find the Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation now available at Sephora.
Press samples were provided and courtesy of Sunday Riley.