Thursday Thoughts – @ABHcosmetics Luminous Foundation

January 21, 2021

I absolutely love trying out new foundations, so when I get a sample of one I’ve never tried before, I get real excited to test it out and that was the case with the @anastasiabeverlyhills Luminous Foundation ($38 for 1.01 ounces –!

What it claims:

🔘 Water-resistant and long-wearing, Luminous Foundation applies seamlessly and creates a perfected complexion look

🔘 Available in 50 shades, the lightweight, easy-to-blend formula looks ultra-fresh and blurs any imperfection—including discoloration and unevenness—for a natural radiant finish

🔘 Free of parabens and mineral oil

🔘 This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free

My experience:

👍🏻👎🏻 I used shade 150W and it worked, but wasn’t ideal. However, I never blame a poor match on the foundation when I get a sample because I am limited to choosing one of the few shades they include.

🔘 I applied this on top of my normal primers and on one side of my face with a damp beauty sponge and the other side with a dense foundation brush.

👎🏻 I went into the application thinking it would be a breeze because it’s touted as being luminous and normally those blend onto my skin very easily. Unfortunately, that was not my experience. It felt like I was using a matte foundation with how difficult it was to spread and work in.

👎🏻 As a result of the issues I had, it ended up looking patchy and really dry in some spots and no other foundation I had worn in the past month had made my skin look that dry.

My verdict?

No. Just no. Nothing about this foundation worked for my skin and I am just glad I didn’t invest in a full-size! I don’t often return makeup, but if I had purchased this, I would have brought it right back to the store.

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