I was recently sent a lovely package from Maison Jacynthe of some of their new product launches. I’ve previously reviewed products from Maison Jacynthe (here and here) and really loved them, so I was super excited to open my package!
I received three products – a Fluid Foundation, an Illuminator / Highlighter, and a Nail Polish. Today I’m reviewing the Fluid Foundation.
Information in italics is taken from the Maison Jacynthe website:
This liquid foundation is easy to apply. Provides a perfect camouflage with an ultra natural finish. Its light texture gives you a more even tone and its formula, made with borage oil and coffee extracts, will keep your skin moisturized and protected. Soft texture and delicate perfume from argan. This fluid cream is a staple for daily makeup. Available in 5 colors: Porcelain, Sand, Cream, Golden Beige and Hazelnut.
The Fluid Foundation comes in a glass bottle, with a pump – which is always a nice touch. A foundation should always come with either a pump or a dropper.
This is light coverage foundation has a dewy finish, but can be mattified slightly with powder. Shade-wise, I chose the lightest shade – Porcelain, and when I first swatched it on my arm, it looked very yellow toned on my skin – but when blended, it works well with my colouring.
(BENEFITS AND ACTIVE INGREDIENTS): COFFEE: High in chlorogenic acid, a family of esters acting as antioxidants. Helps with collagen production and improves elasticity. BORAGE OIL: This oil nourishes the skin thanks to its high concentration of linoleic and gamma-linolenic acids which are high in omega-6. It plays an important role when it comes to hydration and elasticity, especially when used on dry, irritated and more mature skin. Age-defying due to its strong regenerating power. Has also calming and soothing properties. OCTYLDODECANOL: Derived from plant. It is a fatty alcohol acting as an emollient when good spreading is required. It brings to the skin a soft and smooth appearance. TOCOPHEROL: Derived from plant. Tocopherol is most commonly known as Vitamin E.
As you can see from the above listed active ingredients, this foundation is geared more for dry, sensitive and / or mature skins. I don’t think that this would work for oily skins as the finish is quite hydrating and dewy. I think that this will be my go to foundation for the colder months when my skin starts to get dry.
I’ve worn this foundation on its own, with concealer, with concealer and powder – both with primer and with suncreen. It works really well with my The Ordinary primer, and just ok with my suncreen. On the day that I tested this foundation with sunscreen, it was a super humid day, and I don’t think that any foundation would have worked well! I need further wear tests with the various facial sunscreens in my collection.
Below are comparison swatches with two foundations in my collection – the Nyx Total Control and The Ordinary Serum Foundation:
Swatches – Nyx / Maison Jacynthe / The Ordinary (2nd photo is only lightly blended)
Nyx – Porcelain shade is better for me in winter, currently a bit too light for me right now, very liquid consistency, lightweight, buildable coverage from light to medium, velvet matte finish (not flat matte).
Maison Jacynthe – Porcelain is yellow toned but workable for my fair pink toned skin, consistency is similar to The Ordinary, lightweight, light coverage, dewy finish, very natural looking.
The Ordinary – 1.2P Light with Pink Undertones, great shade match for me, consistency is liquidy, but not as runny as Nyx, lightweight, and light coverage but slightly higher coverage than Maison Jacynthe, very natural looking.
What is your favourite foundation? Do you prefer matte or dewy finish? Light, medium or heavy coverage?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤
Disclosure: PR sample, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience in using this product.