As a gal with oily skin, I typically use a matte foundation. However, on days when I want to look glowy without having the oils peak through my base, I like to use a dewy foundation with my mattifying setting powder so that the luminosity can peak through the layer of powder. I've been on the hunt for a good luminous foundation for years now, and finally, I have found my perfect match with the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation!
The Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation* (US $5.99) is said to look like your skin, but better. The unique formulation was tested under seven various lighting conditions to give your skin a flawless camera-ready finish. The formula also contains a light-adjusting complex to prevent white-cast in photos. Finally, a matte, light-diffusing complex is used to create the perfect skin-like complexion.
This foundation is both cruelty-free and vegan and has a wide range of shades for all skin tones.
The Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation comes in a square glass bottle that allows you to see the shade of the foundation through the bottle. To apply the foundation, you simply twist the lid open and use the flat spatula wand to dab the foundation all over your face. I'm a huge fan of this packaging because my hands don't need to contact the product during the application process.
This foundation contains 1.0 fl oz of product.
In the intro to this post, I had briefly mentioned that the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation has a luminous finish and that I have oily skin. Well how in the world does that work out?!
When applied to the skin, this foundation doesn't settle into any fine lines nor does it emphasize any texture or pores like some dewy foundations do. It immediately gives the skin a slight dewy finish without the company of a sticky finish that again, many glowy foundations tend to have. Now, if I skip setting the face with a mattifying powder, I will get oily after about 2-3 hours of wear. However, if I do set the face, I am left with oil-free and dewy skin for a good 5 hours before I start to notice any oils peak through.
Through many trial and errors, I've noticed that the key to achieving a glowy complexion when you have oily skin is to make sure your dewy foundation dries and sets to a powder finish - the tacky finish I mentioned before is what makes the product slip and slide all over your face. If your foundation dries down to a powder finish, it is less likely to shift around throughout the day. Second tip is to always use a light or translucent mattifying setting powder* and press the powder into the skin with a damp beauty sponge. This way, the powder is sheered out by the dampness of the sponge, allowing the luminosity of the foundation to peak through, but it still retains its mattifying properties to keep the oils at bay.
The Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation offers a very natural coverage to the skin. If I'm looking for a more sheered out look, I would use a damp beauty sponge* to press the foundation into the skin. A damp beauty sponge helps soak up the excess product, leaving a very natural finish to the skin.
If I'm wanting a fuller coverage, I use a denser foundation brush* to buff the product into the skin. The density of the brush helps spread and pack on more product. However, I still do recommend running over your entire complexion with a slightly damp sponge afterwards to soak up any additional product left on the skin to avoid cake-face.
The Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation has got to be my favourite dewy-finish foundation of all-time. It performs so well with my combo-oily skin AND it's super affordable and can be found at your local drugstore. I can't wait to see how this performs during the cooler seasons when my skin is slightly less oily.
Now it's your turn to let me know your thoughts on this foundation! Is this a product you have on your makeup wish list?
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way. A huge thank you to Wet n Wild and Duet PR for sending this foundation my way. All thoughts and opinions in this post are 100% honest and based on my own experiences. Links marked with an * are affiliate links. All other links are provided for information purposes only!
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