We all know about my love for the Lisa Eldridge lipstick lines, but did you know she has come out with different products since then? I haven’t tried everything yet, but one product high on my list of things to try was The Foundation. This foundation promises a seamless skin look, but after trying a few sample card, I was not sure I would be loving this. Now that I have found my shade and figured out how to use it, I have found this is a great foundation for me.
‘Wow your skin looks amazing!’ ‘Your skin looks great in today’s video.’ ‘Can you show me your skincare routine because your skin looks so great.’ These are some of the comments I have received on some of my recent videos. And I agree my skin has been living its best life lately, but that isn’t just down to a consistent skincare routine. Part of the reason? This Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin foundation, but it’s been a journey so let me take you along for the ride and review this product for you.
Review: Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin foundation Shade 5
The Seamless Skin foundation is not a cheap one. Lisa Eldridge as a brand falls more in the high end luxury range to begin with, which is why I like the fact you can buy or receive sample cards of this product with your other Lisa Eldridge purchases. The main downside to the brand is that it is mainly sold online, which might make it difficult to figure out your shade and with a €53 price tag, it is an expensive mistake to make if you were to get it wrong. And it would be easy to get your shade match wrong, which I will explain more below. I ended up being lucky and traveling to London this summer when there was a pop up shop in Covent Garden. I visited and was matched to my shade there. That was a lot more helpful.
Why did I not fall in love with this foundation instantly?
The Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin foundation has been trial and error for me. I received some sample cards with a few lipstick orders to see what shade may be right for me. Since I am used to often needing one of the lightest shades in the range, I completely got it wrong when I got the lightest sample card featuring shades 1 – 4. As this foundation comes in 50 shades it is not just super inclusive, but this also means the lightest shades are truly truly light. There is a range of undertones here as well which makes it even more difficult to match yourself online. After trying shades 1 – 4 with my sample card, I just didn’t love this. The shades weren’t right and the texture looks way off on my dry skin. I could see dry patches being accentuated and so I felt a bit apprehensive about trying a full size. That said, I love the brand enough that I was curious and when I found out about the pop up store, I decided to give it a whirl anyway.
How does this foundation perform?
After trying the sample cards, I had figured I might be a Shade 5 or a Shade 7. Both are described as light shades with neutral undertones. I ended up choosing Shade 5 and it works really well now that I have tried it. There was still a steep learning curve to make this look right, but when you get it there, this is a beautiful foundation. It isn’t quite matte, yet it is. It isn’t quite satin, yet it is. And while it isn’t overly dewy this still adds a nice bit of glow. It lasted on my skin all day without fail and there is zero to no patchiness, accentuating dryness or this breaking up visibly on my skin. I will explain below my steps with how I achieve that, because this is a foundation that requires a different technique from my usual foundation application. But let’s look at coverage and shade match as well.
What is the coverage like?
The Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin foundation is a buildable light to medium coverage foundation. The main tip I have for you if you want to try this: do not overapply! If you have too much of this on, you will end up looking streaky, cakey and it will accentuate dry patches. That was my first mistake when trying the samples. The sample cards contain a generous amount of product and I was using up the whole bubble at a time. Turns out: that is way too much product for my dry skin. This can be build up, but I have found that the pump on the full size gives me exactly how much I need with just 2 small pumps. (The pump only pumps out a sparing amount of product precisely for that reason). You can really control how much you use and you won’t have to waste product with this one if you are careful.
What is the shade match like?
Perfect shade match? Almost! This is the closest I’ll get to a perfect match. There is just a touch too much yellow in this for it to be a 100% match but blending this down my neck and adding the rest of my makeup makes this one of the most seamless foundation matches I have ever tried. The only other shade that could work for me in the range is shade 7 but that was a touch too dark. The only other shade that is neutral in the light range is shade 1 but that was far too light for me. The pinky toned one Shade 2 was far too pink and too light and the rest of the shades I tried were far too yellow or orange for me.
How did I make this foundation work?
First of all, with this foundation I have found out yet again how important it is to find your shade to truly be able to tell whether a foundation works for you. If it is too light or too dark the product simply will not perform the way it is intended to. Secondly, using too much product with this if you have dry skin is the devil. It will simply settle in all of your lines and accentuated dry patches. Not a good look. The key is to go in with a thin of a layer as you can.
Thirdly, I have found that the tools you use is important here too. For most foundations I just slap them on and be done with it. Here you have to be more careful. I like to pump 2 small pumps on the back of my hand, then use my fingers to spread it all over my face. I then use a foundation brush (yes a brush not a sponge, it will not work) to buff the foundation into my face. I will film a short to show you how I do this soonish. Finally, I have found that you also need a well-moisturized base before you go in with this.
Would I recommend the Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin foundation?
I think this is a great foundation. Especially if you need something that can see you through everything: day to night from work to a date night, this foundation will see your through anything. It wears all day and looks great with so many makeup products too. The packaging design is a bit questionable (I wish it was easier to store) but the product itself is different from any foundation I have ever tried. The formula is truly where this product shines.
Should you buy the Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin foundation?
If you want a foundation that you can wear each and every day no matter the circumstances, I would say yes you should. However, I don’t think this foundation will appeal to everyone. If you love full coverage I don’t think you’ll love this. I also think you have to be careful if you have oilier skin and as I already mentioned it took me some time to get the hang of this one and make it look right. So you have to be prepared to figure out how to make this work for you when you decide to buy it.
2 responses to “Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin foundation review”
Great in-depth review! I’ve not seen this foundation around so will have to go check it out! Thanks for reviewing!
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