Finding quality face products at the drugstore that won’t break me out has been a challenge. A challenge I happily accepted because I wanted to find a more affordable alternative. I keep hearing that drugstore brands are stepping up their game and I had to see it for myself. Up first are three face products from Wet ’N Wild’s new PhotoFocus collection.
The new collection claims to make your skin camera ready! It was tested under seven light conditions with top smartphone models, and with and without flash. That means that no matter what light your under: clear blue sunlit sky, outdoors, indoors, electronic flash, or under fluorescent, bathroom, and nightclub light, your face is going to look flawless in photos.
The three products I picked up were the Foundation Fond De Teint in Soft Beige, the concealer in Light Ivory, and the Pressed Powder in Natural Beige.
Let’s start with the concealer ($3.99). It was a teeny tiny bit too dark, but it still really worked for me. I used this strictly for under my eyes so I can brighten it up a little bit. At least that was the intent when I purchased it. It did a nice job covering up my dark under eye area, but it creased on my within an hour or so. My under eye area is crazy dry, but I do use an eye cream so that shouldn’t have been an issue. I was disappointed because it covered the area nicely, and didn’t irritate my eyes like a lot of concealers do. I still recommend checking it out incase you have better luck with it.
After the concealer I apply my foundation ($5.99). I used my real techniques stopping blush to apply the foundation. Unfortunately this was too dark. Since I work from home, I still wanted to test out this foundation. I’m on the hunt for an affordable foundation! The coverage is really nice, in fact it looked the most natural on me. I don’t have that many imperfections on my face so I didn’t apply any concealer to my face. Under the foundation I did use my Smashbox primer, I always use a primer. The foundation sits nicely on my face, not caky, and doesn’t have an obnoxious scent. I have extremely sensitive skin, and it didn’t react badly at all to the foundation. Without the primer, it doesn’t last as long on my skin. This happens no matter what foundation I wear.
Lastly, comes the powder ($4.99). This is a finely milled powder that applies nicely to the skin. I apply it on top of the foundation to set everything. It kind of reminds of the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. The only difference is this is a finishing powder and the MAC MSF could be used as a light coverage foundation. This was great at keeping the shine off my face and setting the foundation. For the price, it was amazing! this is definitely worth getting, especially at the price point.