By Contributor: Vaidehee
Hey you guys! So for my first ever review here on VNA , I’ll be typing up a review on one of my favorite not-so-popular drugstore brands, Coloressence. They have an entire range dedicated to HD Makeup base products that I convinced myself i “NEEDED to buy” (ever have those shopaholic days?) and spoiler alert! It is amaze beans! I am talking of the High Definition Foundation by Coloressence which I will review and swatch today in shade HDF 5.
Price: The Coloressence HD Foudation retails at Rs.590, which i admit is on the higher end of the spectrum of drugstore brands. Ah! my gujju self just had an Angina when i got the reciept!
Packaging: The foundation comes in a really lovely bottle, all equipped with a fancy pump. This was a relief after the disastrous packaging that street wear did with their foundation! It sounds and looks slightly like the youtube-guru favorite Makeup Forever HD Foundation.
Fragrance : It smells slightly citrus-ey , and a whole lot like the typical lakme scent . So if you have a sensitive sniffer, this might not be your thing since the fragrance is quite strong. After a while though, it’ll subside . Hallelujah!
Pigmentation: Since this is an HD Foundation, the pigmentation is expected to be bang-on dense , and thank the foundation gods! It really does have a lovely rich pigmentation to it, and doesn’t oxidise on your skin (like the street wear colour rich foundation , such a bummer that was!). They have this available in a wide range of colours , from extremely fair to deeply dusky, they also thankfully have both pink and yellow undertoned varieties, unlike the pink-ghastly lakme foundations at the drugstore! The shade I picked out was HDf- 5
Consistency : The consistency of the foundation is slightly whipped , and not very runny. It’s very easily blendable with a sponge , and goes on really well with a brush as well. I have noticed though, that with a stipling brush, it does have a LOT more coverage to it.
Coverage : The coverage is somewhere between medium to full, depending on how much you use, and how you blend it out. Fair warning though chicas! It will look a little cakey if you layer it on, and pastry isn’t really a good look for anyone! So Beware! Although, if you give it some time to set though, it balances itself out. Nothing to worry about there.
Finish: The finish is very very matte , once it sets. So this isn’t something people with dry skin would really prefer. Since , when you put it on chapped dry skin, it does tend to flake. (That’s how it is with most matte finish foundations. So moisturize and prime!) I personally love using this sheered out with the garnier BB Cream , about half a pump of each, so that the finish is dewy and the coverage is medium.
Longevity: This is a very very long wear foundation. If you have moisturizer on when you apply it , and you set it with translucent powder once it’s settled, It does stay on for pretty much the whole day. But you might have to powder your T-zone , because i have noticed that getting shiny in the bloody hot indian weather. (Seriously, where’s my winter after 10 AM?)
VNA Rating: 4/5
VERDICT? Abolutely amazing stuff. Worth a try. I would pick this over the Lakme Absolute range any day, which FYI, was pricier!
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