Perfect Skin in a Jar: Purple Lab's Silk Sheets FoundationMonday, October 11, 2010
I've been on a bit of a foundation kick lately, I seem to just want to review foundations. I think I've bought 3 and had 2 sent to me to trial, and I admit that I've had variable success with the products. Of the new foundations I've been trying out, this is by far the best one, and I couldn't wait to share it!
I'm not sure if I should describe this foundation as light or medium coverage. Somehow it is both. The foundation is in a little jar and feels a bit mouse-like in consistency. The key to this foundation truly is that less is more.** I use a very small amount (about the size of a large pea) and apply it with my fingers starting in the center of my face and spreading outwards. After using my fingers to blend in the foundation, I may need to do a touch up blending around my nose with a makeup sponge, but that's about it. I apply concealer, powder, etc. as usual over the foundation.
On me, the small amount of foundation gives about a medium coverage in terms of covering up any splotches on my skin or uneven tone issues. However, I love that I can still see my skin through it, rather than looking like I have a mask on. So, it covers like a medium coverage, but lets my skin shine through like a light foundation. The coverage lasts all day without any settling into lines/pores or oxidation issues and the foundation does not feel heavy.
Currently the range of colors is fairly limited (though, they did just release a new "fair" option). I'm between the light and fair, though I tried out light for my review. The color was only one or two shades off and blending it did work well and the non-perfect match was not an issue. I'm hoping that Purple Lab will continue to add in new shades, because I'm sure the darker complected girls will have a hard time finding a good match with this foundation.
** A quick note about the amount of foundation to use with Silk Sheets. I read some reviews on-line of this foundation that were negative, a lot of discussion about how heavy it felt and covered up too much. I tend to always start with a very small amount of foundation and layer if needed for more coverage. I wondered if perhaps these women had simply used a lot of the product? I did try using a larger amount of foundation (about a dime size, similar to what I use with other foundations) and I encountered many of the issues they discussed. The foundation becomes hard to blend, feels heavy and the wear time went down to about 8 hours instead of 12-15 hours. Moral of the story: Use less foundation! With a smaller amount Silk Sheets worked like a dream foundation.
Purple Lab Silk Sheets