I'm trying to bring back Foundation Friday which I started earlier this year and we're bringing it back with DHC's q10 moisture care liquid foundation. I was sent 2 shades as we weren't sure which one would match. This foundation comes in 4 shades from light to medium skin tones and I have the 2 darker shades in 02 and 03. This foundation retails for £25 for 40g of product which you can buy from the DHC website.
|Top - 03|
Bottom - 02
02 is definitely too light and I could use it to lighten up foundations that are too dark for me. 03 like I said is also a little too light for me but I can make it work. My cheeks are lighter than my forehead and chin so the foundation matches that area. Elsewhere I have to make sure I blend, blend, blend. While we're on the subject, the runny texture makes it pretty effortless to blend over the skin. I have used both brushes and my hands (the latter of which I rarely do with foundation).
The reason I was excited to try this foundation is because it was described as ultra-moisturising with dewy coverage. Now, when I pumped it on my hands, the swatch as you can see above looked really promising. Lightweight and dewy looking. However, I have really dry skin and I don't think this foundation is particularly moisturising. For normal skin, it might be, but on me it was neither noticeably moisturising nor drying. In terms of a dewy finish, I get more of a glow from the YSL touche eclat foundation. I would describe this as something in between dewy and matte, I believe they call that satin?
That aside, it gives good coverage and if you are fairer skinned, looking for a foundation of this price range and have normal/combination skin, I would recommend you keep this in mind.
Till next time...Toodles! :)