Canmake UV Silky Fit Foundation
Today I'm going to be talking about the Canmake UV Silky Fit Foundation! I picked this up for my full face of Canmake because the packaging looked beautiful, I haven't used a powder foundation as an actual foundation in years, so I was really excited to try a new one out.
SPF30/PA++ formulation blocks the sun's rays throughout the year. Prevents freckles and spots caused by tanning and sunburn, keeping your skin looking pale and translucent. Contains a powder that effectively disperses UV rays, blocking both UVA and UVB rays. Has superb light transparency, for a natural finish, without the whiteness that often occurs when applying sun-block products. Oil-absorbing powder absorbs sweat and sebum, preventing shininess and stickiness, and keeping your make-up firmly in place. The powder clings tightly to your skin, forming a long-lasting protective membrane that is strongly resistant to water and sweat and which will stop your make-up wearing off. Contains plant-derived squalene to keep your skin moist and protect it from dryness. Even though it is a powder, the individual grains are moist, giving your skin a silky feel. When you apply it to your skin with the soft, fluffy sponge, you will immediately feel how it slips gently onto your skin. Light-controlling effect covers imperfections beautifully. The soft-focus effect covers worrying skin imperfections, such as pores, dullness, fine lines and uneven texture.
This powder comes housed in an absolutely gorgeous compact, it has a massive mirror, a space for the powder itself and a little sponge. The powder itself has a cute little pressed pattern which I think is really cute. The included sponge does not work well with my skin as it really accentuates the texture of my skin.
I have the lightest shade of the two and I find it a little too dark and a little too orange or beige toned. I compared it to my other pressed foundation which is the Laura Mercier Powder Foundation in 01 which is about 6 years old which is insanely disgusting, don't judge me, but does show the difference between what I would normally wear, and what this shade looks like.
I find the best way to apply this powder is with a big fluffy brush. I find that using sponges really emphasises the texture on my skin and also just looks quite chunky. Using a brush definitely blends the powder better over the texture on my skin and creates a really lovely smooth finish. This powder does really cling to dry patches of my skin, so it's important to moisturise well before using this powder. I find the coverage of this powder to be quite light, it doesn't cover my freckles around my eyes, let alone any of my scars.
It's hard to accurately show the colour of the foundation through photos or videos because the camera tends to adjust the brightness and everything looks the same. But when I was taking close ups of the lack of coverage on my scars and finally found a photo that clearly showed the difference between my neck and face. This is definitely not the shade for me!
After 8 hours wear this foundation isn't looking the best. My skin has produced a lot of oil which is unusual since my skin type is now more normal than it is oily.
Along with the oil there are also some dry patches where the lines on my skin are really accentuated like around my mouth and eyes where there are normally fine lines, but these are usually not as noticeable. The oil I can deal with because oil botting papers are a godsend, but the lines make me look older than I am and I'm just not here for that.
Although the packaging of this product is right up my alley, almost everything else is not. I also found that this foundation did almost the exact opposite to the product claims on my skin which is quite bizarre. I think this foundation is best for princesses with "normal", non wrinkled skin, so I guess for teenagers. Sadly, as cute as this foundation is, it's just not for me.