Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 15
Great for oily skins and those who want heavier coverage.
Yes! Finally, Elizabeth Arden has created a foundation for us oily skin sisters! My skin type is oily and am always looking for a really good foundation that lasts. I gave this foundation a go and was pleasantly surprised! Usually I blot my skin throughout the day cuz it gets really shiny. But I didn't have to with this foundation. I think I only had to blot once. The formula is top-notch and I would love to see Elizabeth Arden create a PRIMER to complement this foundation!
Also, please note. If you have dry/mature skin, this might not be suitable for you.
Getting used to it... slowly...
Like others, I am SOOO upset about losing Intervene! My local counter recommended this as a replacement. Sadly it was impossible to find any color match to Soft Sunbeige. I got matched to a different color (creamy nude - it works ok for me, but is more pinky/peachy - probably won't work in winter at all#.
The good: I now realize that with Intervene there was none left on my skin by the end of the day. This foundation lasts really well. Also it does not rub off at all - had a white shirt that rubbed against my cheek almost immediately after putting it on and I was so surprised - no transfer!
The bad: WHY don't you give us color matches when you change foundations?? ARGH!!! Beyond that, this foundation is... gluey? ...it doesn't feel like glue to the touch at all, but it sticks to itself #probably what lends to the "good" qualities above#. It doesn't spread flat when you pump it out on your hand. And using a beauty blender with it alone results in spongy dots on my face! When I blend it with Intervene Serum #also discontinued - argh!!# or with my remaining Intervene foundation, it spreads much better.
Overall - I will keep trying #maybe a different color# - the benefits are great if you can blend it with something that makes it spread out more evenly and thinly.
At the same time, I'll also be looking for a new brand. By the time I find the right shade and application method, this will probably be discontinued too!
Not For me
I was quite disappointed with the Flawless Finish make up.
I was thinking it would be as light in texture as the solid make up with the sponge applicator which I have used for years.
It was too heavy and clogged on my skin, showing the pores and every wrinkle. I wish I could send it back as I would in a department store
Love The Coverage
One firm squirt of Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24 hour makeup is all it takes, but first I apply a small amount of Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30. I realize the makeup has sun screen, but the makeup blends in a little easier over the day cream. After a little Day Cream, I squirt one firm amount of makeup in the palm of my left hand and then dab with my fingers makeup on forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and rub lightly and blend in quickly and most of my flaws disappear. Then I take a fluffy large makeup brush and apply just a very little powder; very light translucent powder then a little blush. The makeup stays on all day in the Florida weather. I think the key is just to use a little makeup on top of a little day cream. I love the new makeup so much I bought a bottle for my daughter. The Arden representative helped me pick out the color of the makeup by applying some to my inner arm near my wrist. I am 69 years old, and have used Elizabeth Arden since my twenties, and I get many compliments on my skin and makeup. I use Arden makeup and several of their skin care products. I like to keep my routine of applying makeup in the morning as simple and quick as possible and a little makeup goes a long way. I am a fan of Elizabeth Arden. I believe in their motto that all women deserve the right to be beautiful.