Hey lovelies! I’m SO sorry that I haven’t posted all week but I’ve been crazy busy, it’s been a really important week at work so I didn’t get anytime to write and I didn’t have anything scheduled (I know I’m so unorganised). It’s getting nearer to Blogmas now and although I thought I was really prepared I’m getting more stressed each time I think about how many posts I still have to write so fingers crossed I won’t fail at it!
Anyway, if you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that last weekend I received a parcel from Beauty Bay full of Wet N Wild products I’d purchased to review. Most of you wanted to hear my thoughts on the Photo Focus Foundation so that’s what I’ll be reviewing first for you! Let’s get into it…
I’ll be honest, I absolutely HATE the applicator on this foundation! It’s like a spatula, you know those things you use in the kitchen? Yeah, how are you meant to apply foundation with a flat spatula seriously?!
I really wish this foundation had a pump because it would be so much easier to apply, with this applicator it’s hard to control how much product you’re actually putting on your face and some people would also complain that it’s ‘unhygienic’ similar to the doe foot applicator of the Revolution Conceal and Define Foundation.
‘High performing matte foundation’ – I agree this foundation gives a matte finish but it’s a nice finish rather than making your skin look dry and cakey like some matte foundations do!
‘Skin Perfecting’ – The foundation definitely made my skin look nice but I wouldn’t say it made it look perfect! It’s not completely full coverage, rather medium-high coverage so I could still see a few blemishes through the product!
‘Delivers flawless, camera ready makeup’ – I’m quite pale anyway so in most pictures I look like I’ve got ‘flashback’ purely because of how light my skin is but this foundation actually looked quite nice in pictures (although I do have a new phone with a 24MP front camera which may have something to do with it) so I’ll say I agree to some extent with this claim.
The first thing that stood out to me about this foundation when I started applying it was the smell, it was quite strong and not very pleasant so this put me off quite a lot considering I’m not usually sensitive to smells!
There isn’t a great shade range in this foundation but I went for the lightest shade ‘Soft Ivory’ and it was a decent match for my pale skin. I’ve already mentioned that I didn’t like the applicator but once on my face it blended pretty nicely with my usual Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
I had this foundation on for around 10 hours and after around 7 I did notice that it had started to fade on my nose area but this happens with most foundations I wear, other than that it was all fine so I’d say this has good longevity!
At £6 a bottle for this foundation it is worth it if you want to try something new that would work for a long day where you want a medium-full coverage look but once I’ve finished this bottle I can’t see myself buying another one unfortunately. I’d give it around a 6.5/10, the applicator and the smell are just too much for me to get over.
Pros and Cons
√ Colour match
√ ‘Photo ready’ makeup
× Product scent
× Not full coverage
Have you tried this foundation?! Let me know what you think of it in the comments!