I’m not the one to go for high-end foundations. I’m not really the one to go for foundations at all. If people were to get tattoos of products they use the most, I would have a giant BB written all over my face. But then I thought – everyone & their dog loves foundations & seems to be on a constant quest for the perfect one, so why not me, huh?! Well, now I’m on it, and it’s tragically frustrating – I used to like my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum & was pretty content with it. Then I got Revlon Colorstay & hmmm, it’s a bit poo to be honest. Then I got Bourjois Healthy Mix (the original one) & that’s even a bigger poo to tell the truth. But then, the internet seems to believe that high-end foundations are the ones that work the best, so I dived into them.
Daniel Sandler’s Invisible Radiance is not only a foundation, it comes as a combo of a fluid foundation & a creamy concealer. The packaging is so deluxe it makes my heart skip! I’ve read before that someone finds it a bit tricky to use the foundation, as you have to unscrew the top with the concealer in it (comes with a little handy mirror for emergency), and then you scoop out the foundation with a little spatula attached to it. Personally, it works fine for me – I unscrew the top, scoop out a few blobs of the foundation on my face, screw it back on, buff it in with Real Techniques face brush & then apply concealer from the lid with my fingers. I think it’s a very travel friendly packaging, as I’ve been carrying it around in my handbag & doin on my make-up on the train while commuting to work (oh, how glamorous!). It’s also pretty light to be fair, and I’ve dropped it a few times and it’s still goin more than strong!
The Invisible Radiance comes only in 4 shades, which to be fair, made me a bit panicky when picking the right shade. The shades are: Porcelain, Beige, Honey & Deep sand. Porcelain is super pale shade with pinkish undertone, Beige is a sort of fair medium, Honey & Deep sand are much deeper darker yellow toned shades. I was hesitant whether to pick Porcelain or Beige, because online swatches for Porcelain seemed about right to me, but then, there are only 4 shades and I surely wouldn’t be the lightest one?! So I went for Beige thinking if it’s too dark, I might just fake tan my face a little. When I first saw the bottle I immediately thought it was going to be too dark. Alas – it’s such a sheer foundation that sinks into your skin better than a BB cream, that there probably really isn’t need for more shade variations. I can use Beige when I’m totally washed out but I can also use it when I’m tanned!