When I set out to try some new drugstore foundations, a brand I wanted to try was Eveline Cosmetics. This Polish drugstore brand is known to do some good products and after trying their Wonder Match foundation, I knew I wanted to try more.
Since most of the brands information is only available in Polish I took a gamble on their Tea Tree foundation. It says it is mattifying, protective and antibacterial. Not necessarily claims I look for in a foundation, but I thought I could give it a whirl. This is my review.
Review: Eveline Cosmetics Tea Tree foundation review 01 Porcelain
In case you were wondering how affordable this brand is, know that this foundation retails for €6, but you can find it for even cheaper. I got it through Notino, but the brand is also available via other EU online retailers. In case you are in Poland I believe you can pick up this brand from most drugstore.
What does this foundation have to offer?
Since I can’t find much information about this brand that is in English, it is difficult to get the basics. There are different shades listed on several websites, but the shade range doesn’t seem to be great. All I know is that Porcelain, shown here, is the lightest shade available. There seem to be no undertones other than yellow tones in this foundation and the most I have seen being available is 6 shades, but not all shades are available everywhere.
What is the coverage like?
Now the premise on this, mattifying and antibacterial do not necessarily appeal to me. However, I did find this is great for all skin types, but I couldn’t find much other information. For my dry skin, it was perhaps not the best.
In terms of coverage, I felt this was a bit more than I would go for. It’s more of a medium buildable coverage. I mean it virtually makes my redness disappear without the need for additional concealing. However, I prefer my natural skin texture to come through and this looked a bit too much like a mask for my taste.
What is the shade match like?
The shade porcelain was quite right for me. It’s perhaps more yellow toned than I’d like, but it is definitely light enough. Due to the thicker texture I struggled to make this look 100% evened out and you can still see brush strokes no matter what you do.
Another downside to this is the scent. This foundation contains fragrance, but there is also quite a bit of tea tree oil in the product as well. So this smells strong. Now I quite like the scent of tea tree, but if you are not into fragrance, or you don’t like that you may not love this.
Moreover, this can be quite drying on the skin as it contains denatured alcohol which might explain the matte claims. While this looks very pretty when it first goes on, I feel that on my dry skin it starts to look dry and cakey after a few hours of wear.
Should you buy the Eveline Cosmetics Tea Tree foundation?
This is a good foundation and I think that if you’re in your 20s and you have oily/ blemish prone skin that you will love this. For my late 30s dry/ dehydrated skin it is too drying and has far too much coverage.
However, I appreciate I got to try this. While this product may not be for me, I can see this working out for loads of people. If you can find your shade and you want that medium coverage look at a bargain price point then this is a great one.
So while this won’t go into my top favorite foundations of all time, I am rather pleased to say that while not for me, this is a good, solid offering at the EU drugstore. I would highly recommend if you like medium coverage foundation with a matte finish.