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My first ever “balm” foundation 🖤

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Mallory
I’ve used liquid, powder, and stick foundations but never a balm before. Kevyn Aucoin Beauty gifted me their foundation balm. This unique foundation retails for $52 for .07 oz. It comes in 20 shades which I personally find really lacking. I really like the slim packaging as it’s really easy to store in my collection and it does come with its own buffing brush. I’m personally a sponge kind of person so I use a sponge to apply this to my face. I was shocked at how lightweight and natural it looks when applied. I was expecting it to feel really heavy because it is a balm but it feels and looks like skin. It’s full coverage but I still have a few spots that peek through (which is expected and happens for me with any foundation). I just take a little bit more on my sponge and I can easily build up in areas I need without it looking cakey. I personally think this foundation looks better without setting it with a powder. That being said with or without a powder this does transfer on me. If anything slightly touches my face it does rub off. I personally have oily skin and it does break apart the tiniest bit on me because it doesn’t “dry down” like other foundations I own but that’s also to be expected with the formula. I think this would be a fabulous winter foundation or a really amazing option for someone with more dry skin. It does have hyaluronic acid and avocado oil so if you need a foundation that has a little bit more to it for hydration this would be it. I have the shade Light 02 and I find it matches me pretty well and I don’t notice any oxidizing. All in all this isn’t my absolute favorite foundation but I do like it under certain conditions. I do think it’s over priced and I don’t like the fact you don’t get a full fluid ounce but if it’s something you’ve been interested in I think it’s definitely worth a try.
Jun. 9, 2020
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kati0427I've used this kind once but it was too hard to pick up. Maybe I should use a sponge like you did
Jun. 9, 2020·1 like
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MalloryThe sponge was a little bit as well but I was really able to swirl it in there and it picked it up. It does gunk up your sponge though 😂 if you try it let me know how it goes! 🖤
Jun. 9, 2020
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Trying out a foundation balm...
I was so excited to try out this KEVYN AUCOIN - KEVYN AUCOIN Foundation Balm because first, I haven’t put makeup on in a minute, and second, I had never heard of a foundation balm before! ⁣⁣I found this product to have a medium but buildable coverage. ⁣⁣ The texture of this balm was smooth and soft and was really easy to transfer onto my face. It came with a little brush but I personally found it easier to blend with a beauty blender. The one thing about this balm was I either need a really dewy or hydrating base, or I need to mix in something hydrating to the product itself because it was a little dry. But if you have naturally oily skin I think this would be a great option for you! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Overall, I ended up enjoying how this product looked on my skin. For $52, I don’t know if I would repurchase as it isn’t my favorite foundation I’ve used, but it is a fun new way to use a foundation! ⁣
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girlfluent
❤️ LOVE IT!
When I first heard about this product I had no idea what “foundation balm” meant or if it would be the right fit for my large pores and oily skin, but I am so so glad I tried it! I have medium skin with yellow undertones Large pores and oily skin that’s sensitive It comes in a wide variety of color options so you can get your match just right The coverage is AMAZING! A couple of taps and you get this wonderful blur and a couple more taps of the brush into the balm and you get a more full coverage. Light or full coverage it doesn’t matter both are flawless. It doesn’t dry or crack or make my oily skin more oily. I get a nice matte-type finish that doesn’t settle into my pores. I finish with either a setting powder or spray and it doesn’t budge even on hot and humid days. I haven’t experienced any balling up with this as I have with other foundations I’ve tried as it plays nice with my skincare routine and other makeup products. A little goes a long way so even though the price may be higher than some it is going to last you a long time. Note: HSN carries a limited selection of color options on their website and app
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