Friday, October 21, 2011

Sponsored - Vasanti Liquid Cover Up - Foundation and Concealer in 1

When Indy from Vasanti attended our blogger meet up, she very kindly bought some samples along with her. One of them was the Vasanti Liquid Cover Up - Foundation and Concealer in 1.


Damage:
$23 from Vasanticosmetics.com, select Rexalls Pharmacies and Shoppers Drug Marts.
Promises:
"Incredible coverage, featherlight finish and radiant glow in a one-of-a-kind liquid foundation. Providing coverage only where you need it for the most natural looking finish, this advanced formulation blends into skin without a trace. Evens out skintone while disguising undereye circles and camouflaging blemishes, a concealer and foundation in one! Hydrates and brightens for flawless looking skin. Works on all skin types and tones."
Review:

I was pretty excited to try this foundation out, I'm a big fan of Vasanti's lip products, and Indy told me that the Liquid Cover Up is their best selling base product!
From their website, it appears to be available in 11 shades, the lightest being V0 and the darkest being V15. I got the colour V1 which was a pretty good match for me, I'd say it's around a NC25-30. I like that it's yellow based and not weirdly beige.
Formulated without parabens or mineral oil, the Vasanti Liquid Cover Up promises to be both concealer and foundation. Being recently hit with the ugly stick gave me the perfect opportunity to test the claims of this foundation.

Pretty hideous no? Courtesy of Aunt Flo.
 Vasanti Liquid Cover Up alone:
 Set with Guerlain Meteorites:
As you can see, the Vasanti Liquid Cover Up provides some pretty heavy duty coverage. It managed to neutralise all my redness and cover up most of my blemishes. 
The formula is rather thick, it's easy to over-do and end up with pancake face, so definitely start light and add more as needed. I dot dabs of the foundation on my face, and then blend out like crazy with my flat top brush. Even then it can sometimes end up looking cakey. 
The finish is semi-matte and I did not notice any oxidising. 
The lasting power of this foundation is pretty insane, it lasted through an entire 11 hour work day plus an hour of pole dancing. I think I only needed to blot once in the entire 12 hour period which is quite amazing for my usual oil slick face. 
There was only 1 thing I disliked about this foundation, and that was the packaging. It's packaged like a lipgloss; a squeeze tube with a brush under the lid. I find the brush pretty useless and I can hear the germaphobes scream bloody murder if they were made to touch their face with the brush then put it back into the tube. A plain squeeze tube would have been much nicer.
$23 for 16mls worth of product is also a tad pricey but since you only need a tiny bit each time, it should last for a while.
After 12hrs of wear:

4 comments:

  1. That is pretty amazing in the before and after! I think it does look a bit pancakey though.. I prefer a more sheer/dewy finish.

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  2. Great coverage! Sounds a tad expensive for such a small looking tube? (unless it's like 30mL of product shoved into a small-looking tube). It does look a bit cakey alone.. >.<

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  3. foundation and concealer at once ! sounds like a holy grail product to me !

    xxx Vee

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