Sunday, February 5, 2012
Sunday Riley Liquid Light Breathable Perfecting Foundation REVIEW
Sunday Riley employs a proprietary state of the art emulsifying system that holds the key to this unique formula that delivers an unprecedented silky smooth finish, and the highly sought after "second skin"appearance that few foundations achieve. Unlike many of the medium to full coverage luxury foundations on the market, this one never settles into fine lines. For me, there is nothing worse than wearing a foundation that makes you look as though you are wearing foundation. Liquid Light Breathable Perfecting Foundation creates the "My Skin But Better" appearance that is unquestionably flattering, comfortable to wear, and natural looking.
Liquid Light Breathable Perfecting Foundation combines anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, skin-brightening botanicals, and other highly active ingredients that are more commonly found in treatment products rather than in finishing products. Therefore, this foundation is actually a good treatment product in addition to being a spectacular finishing product.
1) Stable Vitamin C: Brightens the skin, builds collagen levels, and repairs damaged tissue.
2) Bamboo: Is an anti-irritant that helps to improve the texture of the skin. It is also a natural alternative to silicone, and like silicone it gives the formula a luxurious silky smooth consistency.
3) Magnolia Bark: A powerhouse anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that reduces redness and skin irritation.
4) Teprenone (Nobel Prize winning breakthrough ingredient): Is a very high tech anti-aging ingredient that improves moisture levels, decreases redness and pore size, minimizes fine lines, and improves the texture of the skin by reducing roughness. This very active ingredient works hard to reverse the ravages of time by combating dehydration which can lead to the appearance of lackluster prematurely aged skin. Teprenone also increases the resistance to harmful UV rays, and helps improve sun spots (but you still need to use a sunscreen to protect your skin). Teprenone also has the unique property of being able to "supercharge" antioxidants thereby increasing their efficacy.
This foundation is good for all skin types, and perfect for those who prefer the feeling of a lightweight liquid foundation. If you are anything like me, and have long preferred the feeling of a tinted moisturizer to that of a heavier foundation then say hello to your new favorite makeup! I have been wearing one of the medium cool shades (130 C) which is a perfect shade for me- I have cool leaning light to medium olive skin.
For help in determining which Sunday Riley foundation shade is right for you refer to this chart:
COOL SKIN TONES
Light Skin Tones use 100 C to 110 C
Medium Skin Tones use 120 C to 130 C
Deep Skin Tones use 140 C to 150 C
WARM SKIN TONES
Light Skin Tones use 100 W to 110 W
Medium Skin Tones use 120 W to 130 W
Deep Skin Tones use 140 W to 150 W
Click here for a breakdown on how to choose the right shade for all of Sunday Riley's finishing products (Primer, concealer, loose powder & pressed powder).
Overall assessment: I AM IN LOVE! This is the perfect lightweight foundation! Like the name suggests, it is light and breathable. It gives a flawless airbrushed finish, and it looks and feels great on. It does not require touch-ups, and does not make you look as though you are wearing makeup. It is Paraben Free!
$52.00 at Barneys New York