24 June 2015

All About The Base: Liz Earle Signature

Liz Earle is a brand not all that well known for it's cosmetic, but rather it's extensive range of naturally active skincare. So, when i was on my rampage for foundations, i stumbled across this one and wasn't really sure what to expect from it. I love the skincare they offer, i use the Cleanse & Polish in my everyday skincare routine and also the Gentle Exfoliator & Deep Cleansing Mask as and when my skin needs it. So i thought why not give their make up a shot.

The Signature Foundation is Liz Earle's only traditional liquid foundation, but they do offer a Perfect Finish Powder Foundation and a Sheer Skin Tint. This one is targeted at all skin types and contains a natural source of Vitamin E. Similar to the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, it's supposed to have a natural finish but i would say this is dewy-er than the Bobbi Brown. It claims to have buildable coverage, offering a light to medium cover, and is also supposed to be easily blendable. It's supposed to be long lasting and a radiant finish, giving you the skin you've always wanted.

I found that this foundation is very limited when it comes to it's shade range, and there is quite a large colour difference between shade 01 Porcelain and 02 Ivory, 02 is quite a fair bit darker. 

Here we are again, another naked face below.

As you can see, i think it really does stake it's radiant claim and does come across rather glowy, but honestly? There's nothing special about this foundation. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad. It lasts well enough, it's got good enough coverage but it's just nothing special. It's not got any great claims, but what it does do well is even skintone - don't all the other foundations i've tried do that? It does look very natural, i'll give it that. However, when applying like i do all of my foundations - with my fingers, and then a buffing brush - it did take some extra buffing and it did get a little streaky.

So, if you're looking for an easy to wear, natural foundation then this is a good one to start with. This is probably something i'll wear in the Summer months but i feel like perhaps Liz Earle should stick to their kick-ass skincare.

Liz Earle's Signature Foundation can be found on JohnLewis.com for £21, in a glass, 25ml bottle with a pump.


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