Today I have another foundation I’ve been working on. I sat down the other day to pull out all of my recent base purchases to make sure they’d all been featured and was almost ashamed of how many I’d picked up. This one was actually totally the fault of Avia from The Sparklelicious – she was wearing it when we went to IMATS and told me I would love it.. so I obviously NEEDED it. The consistency is much thicker than I’m used to, almost concealer like rather than a foundation and initially I hated it. It settled in to all of my fine lines and pores, felt dry and didn’t blend. I couldn’t understand why she loved it so much or how it could be so different on her skin.
I’m not sure how Avia applied it but I’ve found the only way it works for me is wth my fingers, the heat of my hands helps to blend and I really have to work it in to ensure that it smooths over my niggly areas and doesn’t settles. It’s not the easiest foundation to work with and it doesn’t give the most perfect finish but it does last and on my oily skin (Avia is the same) it’s pretty good at oily control too. It’s one of the most full coverage foundations I’ve tried at it’s price point (it’s fairly high to begin with but it’s buildable – above pictures are just one layer) and once you get over the odd texture it’s definitely worth sticking with to find your optimum application. The packaging is pretty substantial too, for a budget brand. It’s plastic but there’s a built in pump and said pump can be twisted and locked for travel or just so it doesn’t get everywhere in your makeup drawer/bag. It’s little details like that I really appreciate regardless of the cost.
I feel like Seventeen has been a bit of a neglected brand for me so although this isn’t the worlds greatest foundation, it’s good enough to make me wonder what else they might have that could impress me. I would recommend this for those of you with oily skin looking to cover up imperfections/breakouts etc.