The beauty sweet spot: review: thefaceshop air cotton makeup base spf 30 pa++ in 01 mint

It"s another first for me. It"s true I"ve reviewed other products that could act as a primer as a secondary use, lượt thích the cushions, powder, creams, but never a hàng hóa whose sole use was a primer. It is a product which already made a guest appearance in one my previous posts (See HOLIDAYS SERIES: Hitting the Beach-What"s in my makeup pouch?).

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It"s THEFACESHOP Air cốt tông Makeup Base SPF 30 PA++, which I bought for Rs 195, which is very affordable. It was available in two types only 01 Mint and 02 Lavender. The 01 Mint is to lớn neutralise redness & for acne prone skin, while 02 lavender is lớn brighten the skin tone. That"s what the sales rep told me.

Before actually going lớn the store, I already knew I would over up buying the 01 Mint as I knew green based makeup neutralises redness & hell, I have redness, blemishes và acne on my face. Also, it has SPF 30 ++ (Bring it on Scorching Mauritian Sun!!!), which is reasonable but maybe not enough. Always better than nothing.The package is really simple, white and a tint of mint green. It looks pretty much like pharmaceutical stuffs rather than packaging for a makeup base. I"ve seen other packaging for primers and they are usually minimalist in that area. (I wonder why?). It doesn"t come in a packaging box & is sealed in a plastic film like most THEFACESHOP tube-like products. What it does
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It"s supposed to lớn be used after right after skincare & as the first step while applying makeup.
When I first squirted the sản phẩm in my hand, I thought it looked like toothpaste or mint froyo. Too much hàng hóa came out which was quite a bother since a lot of product is not required for the whole face. It was mint green & I apprehended the fact that my face might looked like I had one of those green clay face masks on. It has a very subtle mint smell.

Blended in, my skin looks paler
This one is my hand taken with flash photography. Ok, it might look that there isn"t much difference. But the primer does make my skin more glowy and dewy, less matte if you prefer. I"m a ghost with flash photography whichever way :P On my face it looks worse.

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However, the hàng hóa is magic. Don"t be fooled by the packaging. My face wasn"t mint green lượt thích Jim Carrey in The Mask. Lol It blended well into my skin và was absorbed like real quick, leaving it moisturised, dewy và glowy. It is not sticky at all & I don"t really feel any thickness on my skin. Regarding redness, my skin tone was uniform và even. The primer stays on for a long time & makes my makeup lasts as well. Wore it to a whole-day event at work today :) Did a pretty good job. Moreover, it doesn"t break me out later on.
My main qualm, however, is that it does leave a trắng cast on my face. Under standard lighting or sunlight, it"s alright to lớn wear it. My face looks even và normal, maybe a little whiter than usual. Khổng lồ be honest, I"d look like a Chinese tourist in Mauritius and I"m very often mistaken with one. However, even with layers of makeup, my face looks like I got a flour bomb on my face in dim light or lượt thích a ghost with flash photography.I"d rather not use cushion makeup or địa chỉ cửa hàng sunscreen with that. It would accentuate the trắng cast, unless you wanna go all out with the K-pop look (LOL). In any case, be careful when you take pictures with that primer on your face.
Texture-wise, it is a good primer but appearance-wise, I had khổng lồ learn to lớn tame it (haha). To lớn really blend it well, I use one of my air puffs và use a little amount only. In Mauritius, having white & pale skin is not that trendy, among Mauritian Chinese. They prefer tanned skin. But this is changing gradually among K-drama & K-pop fans. I never managed lớn get tanned easily anyways.
I surely won"t recommend it for darker complexions. It is sad that there no primers that could suit all complexions in that line. It is most suitable for paler complexions (like real pale), unfortunately. But I guess it"s made on purpose. Do Koreans love having a white cast on their face? But they bởi prefer their face looking really white. For an effective use of that product, bởi use an air puff or blender instead of your fingers.