IMAN Cosmetics Luxury Concealing Foundation
IMAN Cosmetics describes their Luxury Concealing Foundation as a long-wear buildable to full coverage formula, that gives a radiant flawless complexion, for this 2 in 1 foundation. The first thing you'll notice about this foundation is the size, it’s half the size of a traditional foundation at 15ml. I honestly thought I'd received a sample to begin with. Considering it claims to fill two purposes in your makeup bag, you may get through it quite quickly if you're using it for both, especially if you want to wear it at full coverage, however it costs a reasonable £16.50.
Size aside, the IMAN Foundation comes in 11 shades, it gives a nice medium coverage, I haven’t attempted to build it up to full coverage as I personally prefer light to medium coverage. It lasts well with the right amount of prep and finish on my combination oily skin, and it does give a lovely glow to the skin.
I think this foundation will suit dry-normal skin types best, and combination to oily skin with the right prep or in the cooler months. That's not to say I didn't get a lot of wear from it this summer, just that I had to prep my skin accordingly and set the foundation quite well with powder and a setting spray and then I was left with a nice dewy finish for most of day.
I can vouch for IMAN’s claims that the foundation conceals unevenness, spots and blemishes, with versatile coverage and is long lasting (see above re: prep for oily combination skin). IMAN have also chosen shades that naturally complement and is match made for ‘all’ skin tones of colour, I can’t vouch for it matching every Woman of Colour, but I wear Clay 5 and it’s a pretty good match for my skin tone.
IMAN also state that it contains skin tone enhancing liquorice, grape seed and pomegranate antioxidant extracts plus vitamin A,C & E, which is a nice added bonus to makeup, but difficult to say what benefits it has as a skincare product.
The foundation is housed in a sturdy clear plastic foundation bottle with a gold lid and pump. One pump dispenses quite a lot of product personally, so I only use about half to achieve light to medium coverage. All in all I really like this foundation, it’s easy to apply, blends well and is reasonably priced.
IMAN Cosmetics Luxury Concealing Foundation is priced at £16.50.
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