Today I decided to give a review on the PearlFX: HD Creme Liquid Foundation which is currently on sale on the Eve Pearl website for $38 when it usually is $42 for 1oz of product. I’ve been trying it this week and I now feel I have a better idea as to how I feel about this foundation. Keep reading to learn more!
The product comes in a squeeze tube, which I have to admit, isn’t my favorite way of delivering foundation for any brand drugstore or high end. I am in the second lightest color, fair. I think the color range really needs to be expanded, though. She only has five shades, only one (maybe two) I would consider for darker skin tones. Below is a picture of me wearing the foundation.
I would definitely consider this a light coverage foundation that can be built up to a light medium coverage. I will probably use this for those ‘no makeup’ makeup days or when I want a ‘my skin but better’ look. Today I put this on at 10AM and checked in at 8:30PM right before I took it off and I believe it held up pretty well. I have oily/combination skin so, even with primer before and powder and setting mist after, I was pretty shiny by the end. I wouldn’t say I was ‘oil slick’ shiny but I was definitely shiny. I was impressed that the only real breakdown I had was on the chin right below my lip and in my T-Zone and even then it wasn’t too bad at all. If you have blemishes or dark circles that you want to cover you definitely need to use a concealer because this alone won’t do the trick. It felt really nice on my skin, it wasn’t sticky after application and it didn’t feel heavy throughout the day which I really appreciated.
This is the brush that came in the kind of gift set box when I was generously gifted this at IMATS last year. It is the Eve Pearl 201 MicroSilk Dual Contour Blender Brush and costs $54. I used the Contour Brush, the flat paddle one, to get the product from the back on my hand to my face and then I used the other side, the blender brush, to buff the foundation into my skin. I really love the blender brush because I don’t have anything like it. I have angled brushes and I have dense buffing brushes, but never together. This made the application feel seamless without tugging on my skin like many buffing brushes do to me. I like the whole idea of a dual brush, especially when it comes to traveling and space in your suitcase and carry on are precious property. Less brushes means more room for makeup and shoes… Right?
I am really glad that I gave this foundation a true test drive this week and I really liked the ‘my skin but better’ look since I usually prefer my foundation to be full coverage for fancy dress and everyday because of spots on my skin. I adored the brush! I was worried that I wouldn’t like it because I don’t exactly have the best track record with applying foundation well with a brush. I will definitely be using this brush more, and I really want to try it with other foundations that I own.
Have you tried any Eve Pearl foundations or brushes or other products for that matter? What are your opinions on her products?
And to end this post, here’s a picture of a much heavier me and Eve Pearl at my third IMATS and the second time I met her.