Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Review: Ultimate Fix Compact Foundation in Ivory

I bought this because I had a good experience with Cover Girl Cream Foundation. In search for an affordable version I bought Ultimate Fix Compact Foundation. The lightest shade is ivory and I chose it because I am acidic and foundation oxidizes on me if its dark.

This will mostly be text, as this is a draft way back. This is ready for sharing, but not published. The pictures meant for this post was stolen along with my old mobile phone last year.

Ultimate Fix Compact Foundation in Ivory Review

What is it?
Cream foundation that is supposed to act as a 3-in 1 product. It's foundation, concealer and powder in one.
Lightweight solid to liquid formulation which provides the coverage of a liquid foundation with a powder finish. Creates the perfect base in one easy application. SPF15.
It contains oxybenzone
[An active chemical sunscreen ingredient]
Ultimate Fix Compact Foundation in Ivory
How to use it:
1. After selecting your shade, prepare skin by thoroughly cleansing and follow with a moisturizer to prep the skin
2. Using the sponge applicator sweep the product over your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin
3. Blend together with a clean foundation brush ensuring to blend lightly into the hairline and neck for a natural finish
4. Build coverage as desired

Ingredients:
Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hytdrogemated Polycyclopentadiene, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77891

Packaging
Round plastic see through packaging wherein you can see the foundation inside. It also comes with a mirror and sponge. I actually broke my compact when it fell off once from my bag, it should be handled with care.

Experience
Experience british invasion by Collection! 
This product from UK and it has been with me for a while. I apply this using the provided sponge. The finish is matte but dewy, its a little sticky so I need to set it with loose powder. It feels heavy given that its cream foundation so I didn't dare to use additional products underneath (no sunblock err~).

Ultimate Fix Compact is indeed a multi-purpose product. I must say the coverage is awesome, its concealer and foundation in one and with one layer my dark spots are gone. It borders medium to heavy coverage, it depends on how you apply it. It doesn't highlight my pores but it doesn't cover it either. After commute though it surely made me oily. Yes there is a very thin line between dewiness and oiliness.

Inside the office and despite picking the light shade it still oxidized on me! :(
My workmate literally asked if I burned my face because it is very obvious that my face looks darker than it should. Oh my~

[Oxidation is apparently common with mineral make-up and other types of foundation. Oxidization occurs when the minerals and fats in the foundation react with pigments in the skin causing the skin and foundation to look darker, yellow or orange as the day progresses. Credits]

How much and where to buy?
Its P250 for the 10 grams compact. I got mine from Landmark Trinoma.

What I love
  • Medium to heavy coverage which means no need for concealer
  • Doubles up as sunscreen
  • Dewy matter finish
  • Affordable
What I don't
  • Oxidized on me despite being in an air conditioned environment
  • Sticky
  • Made me oily
  • Feels heavy on the face
TIPS


Will I repurchase?
No, its long since I bought a compact from them and I wonder if they still sell them...

Overall~
As long as I love cream foundations I won't give up on them. Right now it was a let down that Ultimate Fix Compact Foundation didn't work on me, I really don't like foundations that oxidizes on me. I might just repurchase Covergirl instead.


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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

 

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