Monday, February 2, 2015

IsaDora Nude Sensation Fluid Foundation review, before & after photos

As someone who's life mission is to try all the foundations out there, and I do mean all, I currently have a drawer full of them in my stash, I love coming across little gems that surprise me.  Like this one today.  IsaDora's Nude Sensation Fluid Foundation is a water based, highly pigmented liquid foundation that promises to give you a nude perfect finish while feeling lightweight on the skin.

It comes in a glass bottle with a pipette dispenser and so far, it only comes in six shades.  Hopefully if it does well, they'll bring it out more shades.  I was given the lightest colour, 10 Nude Porcelain, to test out and it's the perfect colour for me.  I don't even need to blend it down my neck or anything, bonus!

Now they say to apply it with your fingers but I'm not a fan of that as I'm so messy at the best of times.  So I've been applying it with a Beauty Blender when I want a fuller coverage and a flawless finish and for those of you who aren't a fan of the sponges, I've also applied it using a buffing brush too.  This gives a still flawless, yet slightly sheerer finish, so it's one that'll work with all tools.

But how does it look on the face?  Like this!

As I mentioned above, it's really pigmented, so a little goes a long way.  You can build up the layers if certain parts of your mush needs a bit more coverage.  For me, that's my schnoz and cheeks but in these photos, you're seeing one layer applied with a Beauty Blender.  In terms of texture, it's runny but blends easily into the skin and after I apply it, I generally take a minute to fully appreciate how it evens out my complexion while looking invisible on the skin!  This is what life is all about - pretending I have naturally flawless skin. 

On my skin, it leaves the softest hint of radiance which makes me look more alive.  Always a good thing.  I had some dry patches on my nose the other day after I stopped using my Pixi Glow Tonic to see if it made any difference in my skin.  It totally did so I'm back on it again.  But I found that this clung to dry patches, so dry patched folks be aware.

Like I do with all foundations, I like to set it with my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder which helps keep it in place for the work day which is as long as I need makeup to last without touching up.

Up until quite recently, we could only get IsaDora in selected chemists in Ireland, but it's now in Debenhams too.  So while you might think €23.25 might be on the slightly spendy end of the scale for a chemist brand, it performs really well on my skin and is definitely one to check out if you're on the hunt for something new, fluid, that feels lightweight yet covers up all your business on your face while leaving you with natural looking skin.

And this is the clincher for me.  This foundation is the one that's been making me not use Estee Lauder's Double Wear every day... That's huge... Nothing else was getting close to Double Wear but the Nude Sensation fluid foundation has made a great impression on me over the last couple of weeks!  Head over to the IsaDora Ireland Facebook page for more information and if you're looking for stockists, ask them there and they'll let you know.

Think you'll be trying this?


  1. It is spendy for a chemist brand but if it's as good as something €15-€20 more, then it's definitely a winner! Looks fab x

  2. karen this looks beautiful on you! there used to be an isadora stand in the debenhams near me, but it's gone now :(

  3. Great review and this foundation looks beautiful on you!
    I'm doing some research into IsaDora and happened to come across your review, which I really enjoyed and I like your blog as well!

    Check out my blog?
    Krystal @ Little Beauty Bug | Bloglovin'


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