Thursday, January 24, 2013

NYC Skin Matching Foundation review - photos, swatches

Last week I showed you NYC's Natural Matte foundation and this week it's the turn of their Skin Matching Foundation (€3.99).  I often wonder how products like this match your skin tone and it's thanks to the tone-to-tone shade adjusting technology that adapts to the skin's colour and texture.

It has Vitamin A, C and E and promises to nourish and hydrate the skin all day long.  It's a thick foundation so again, like the Natural Matte foundation, I thought it was going to sit on my skin.

Instead, it buffed beautifully into my skin, giving me medium coverage but still allowed my skin to show through.  Despite it's thick texture, it felt lovely and light on my face.  It dried to a matte finish but didn't cake on the usual spots like around my schnozz.  I was sent shade 685 Fair which is the perfect colour for me.  I think thicker foundations like this one go on better with a buffing brush over a flat foundation brush, so I used my Real Techniques buffing brush and it gave the ideal level of coverage for me where it just looked like my skin looked so much even and not that I was wearing foundation.

Towards the end of the day, it starts to fade but I get a good six hours of wear before that starts to happen.  But a little buffing action with a bit more product tops it up easily.

This is one of the best, if not the best budget foundations I've tried to date.  And for under a fiver?  Get in!

You can find NYC products in chemists nationwide and in Penneys.  Definitely worth checking this one out!

1 comment

  1. I really like it too! I have to say I was surprised how well it matched to my skin!



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