October 14, 2017

REVIEW | Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum Foundation


PHYTO-PIGMENTS Serum Foundation


Juice Beauty has several foundations in their range. I picked up their PHYTO-PIGMENTS Serum Foundation ($42, 1 fl oz), which is available at Ulta Beauty, select Anthropologie locations, and the Juice Beauty Website.


Juice Beauty formulates without parabens, petroleum, pesticides, propylene or butylene glycols, silicones, talc, carbon black, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, GMO, silicones, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances and is certified Vegan and Cruelty-Free!


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     Juice Beauty Claims     


Skin perfecting foundation and age-defying serum in one. Concentrated in plant-derived Phyto-Pigments, this buildable to full-coverage formula blends seamlessly for a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably smoother, more youthful appearance. Formulated without silicones, its hydrating, antioxidant-rich technology provides cushion and comfort, as well as leaving skin looking radiant.
  
Age Defy Serum Technology with resveratrol rich grapeseed and fruit stem cells 
Medium to full coverage 
Reduces the appearance of lines & wrinkles 
Does not settle into fine lines 
Weightless texture for comfortable, long-wear 
Antioxidant protection with vitamin C & E





     Packaging     


The Flawless Serum Foundation is packaged in a beautiful frosted glass bottle with a pump. I love this packaging for storage and for travel. It is not too heavy, bulky, or manufactured with cheap materials where I have to question it's ability to hold up while traveling.





     Product     


The foundation is available in 10 shades. I wear the lightest shade, 05 "Buff", a fair ivory with a neutral to yellow undertone. This shade would be ideal for those with a fair complexion with neutral undertones. As someone with more a yellow/olive undertone, it leans just a bit too neutral to be my perfect shade.


This shade is about half a shade darker than the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in "Porcelain".


The formula is on the runnier side and thinner in consistency. It will drip if you apply too much product to your foundation brush or sponge. The natural formulation of the ingredients does cause the foundation to separate in the bottle, so it is recommended to shake the bottle right before application.


The foundation has a satin finish that can be mattified with a loose setting powder.





     Performance     


When applied with a foundation sponge, the Serum Foundation applied fairly easily. It did not cling to any dry patches, rough texture, acne, and did not sink into any fine lines or wrinkles throughout the day. One layer of foundation evened out my skin tone but was not able to cover my acne or acne scars. I was able to build up the coverage to a solid light-medium coverage with two layers.


However, when applied with a buffing foundation brush, the foundation applies much faster, more even and achieved higher coverage. One layer was light-medium coverage and two layers was a solid medium to medium-high coverage. I needed some concealer to cover up the acne spots, but less than when applied with a sponge.


There is a very faint foundation-like smell. It's not herbal, natural, nor does it smell like paint. The smell dissipates once the foundation dries. 


The foundation is not the most natural looking foundation I have ever worn. It does leave my skin looking the teeniest bit textured. 


When applied with a brush, after 7 hours I noticed the oil starting to break through and becoming a little too shiny for my liking. After wearing the foundation for around 9 hours, it began to break down around my nose and chin area. The foundation definitely wears longer when applied with a foundation brush and set with a powder.



PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum Foundation 





     Ingredients     


Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice)*, Carthamnus Tinctorius (Organic Safflower Oil)*, Organic Glycerin*, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Coconut Alkanes, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate (Plant Derived), Gluconolactone (Plant Derived), Cetearyl Olivate (Plant Derived), Sorbitan Olivate (Plant Derived), Sodium Benzoate, Decyl Glucoside (Plant Derived), Silica, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citrus Limonum Leaf Cell Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil), Vitis Vinifera (Organic Grape Seed Oil)*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Argania Spinosa (Argan Shell Powder), Rosa Gallica (Rose Flower Powder). May Contan: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

*Certified organic ingredient





     Overall     


The Flawless Serum Foundation has it's good and bad attributes. The shade selection is actually pretty good, particularly for those of us with fair skin. The formula is going to be great for those with normal, combo, or aging skin types that do not have a lot of added texture. If you prefer a full coverage foundation, this is not the foundation for you. If you require a long wearing foundation, this is also not for you. I get about 9 hours of wear, and for someone who needs at least 10 hours, I reserve this for days where I know I will be taking my makeup off as soon as I get home from work. Definitely a good foundation, but not ideal for my skin type.




★★★★☆ | NEED IT





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