Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation
This foundation (C$7.99) is very similar in consistency to the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation, the Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch foundation and the L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder foundation. All these foundations are very liquidy and need to be shaken before they are applied. They are very buildable and once they set, they feel a little powdery.
I LOVE this foundation. The Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation is very thin, and you can barely feel it on your face throughout the day. Right after application, it makes your skin look flawless and airbrushed, so if you have dry to normal skin, it will retain it’s flawless appearance all day long. I’ve heard that it works well on dry skin, however, I have noticed it accentuating my dry patches so if you have normal to dry skin, make sure you moisturize well. I have the shade Buff Bisque.
Surprisingly, it lasts for a very long time on my oily skin. I tried it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer on one side of my face and no primer on the other side, and it worked equally well on both sides. On my oily skin, it will begin to look oily after five hours so I need to blot and touch up with a powder. It looks very natural and flawless applied with a brush or a beauty blender, but the beauty blender soaks up more product than I would like. This Wet n Wild foundation is very buildable and can be built up to be a full coverage foundation.
The shade range is VERY good – much better than most drugstore foundation ranges. There were about 12 shades at my local Walmart. Even then, the range doesn’t extend to very dark colours. The many shades in the line differ very slightly and have various undertones to them. So if you are somewhere within the lightest and darkest shade, you will most likely find a shade that will suit you.
The Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation lives in a sturdy glass bottle with a screw on lid that clicks closed so you don’t need to worry about spilling it. It comes with a spatula that you use to apply onto your face, or onto the back of your hand, so it is not as hygienic as a pump. You also need to be careful when you’re closing it, or the foundation will gather around the edges of the bottle.
Overall, I would recommend this to everyone who doesn’t suffer from severely dry skin, because the Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation is unforgiving on dry patches. If you are very oily and use this foundation by itself, you may need to touch up once during the day unless you use a mattifying primer and powder.