22.3.12

Inika Organic Liquid Foundation

Inika's classic Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation has recently been reformulated and will be available to purchase from the website as well as QVC from April 3rd.

The foundation is like a full coverage tinted moisturiser, much like the Laura Mercier kinds. It contains all Organic ingredients, anti oxidants and vitamins that are good for the skin and won’t make it break out or react in an unexpected manner. So heads up for those of you with sensitive skin out there!

It claims to stay on for long and not clog pores.

When I tried it out at first, I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by it to be honest as I am extremely picky with Foundations and knew that it either wouldn’t be my shade or I won’t like its coverage or texture.



So I pumped out a pea sized amount on the back of my hand and played around with the texture for a bit. It seemed slightly thick and with moderate coverage.

I took some of it on my fingers and plopped it on my chin immediately as that’s where I suffer from slight pigmentation. The first thing I noticed was how it spread so easily but quite like a moisturiser that needs to be melted in to the skin.

Much like MAC Face & Body, the more I rubbed it in circular motions, the better it absorbed into the skin and provided more coverage. Quite unusual no?

But then gradually, as it provided more coverage, its texture became almost nonexistent, transforming my skin from blotchy and dull to ‘just a very good skin day!’.



The shade 'beige' is a medium toned neutral shade with the right amount of yellow in it. Another big tick for me there as shades never seem to suit my NC35 skin tone EVER!

It dries to a semi-matte finish that looks just like skin and not artificial or made-up at all. For the first time in life (after Revlon Colourstay of course!), I did not have to set a Foundation with powder on my combination skin. 




Overall, its quite a good one if you are looking for a foundation with texture and consistency like a moisturiser but coverage like a foundation. 

Ditch the gimmicky BB creams I say and give this a try. 

4 comments:

Steph said...

oooooo this looks good! some bb creams are good the western versions are totally crap dont bother with them...try missha bb crea theyre really good wigth good coverage too =)

Fifi said...

Sounds fantastic!

Janet said...

You made me want to try this foundation so much!I just hope I can find this locally somewhere... The finish is really pretty and matte, really natural, me loving it ^_^~ I don't like BB cream, I've tried lots of BB creams and all of them are just blah to me -__- Thanks for sharing this product! ^_^~

Blackmentos said...

Looks and sounds good! I wish I could find something like this here! I like how it seems a bit thicker...and a semi-matte finish sounds great too.

I agree with Steph ^ BB creams in Asia are really good. Thin to heavy, light to very pigmentated and great at oil control. The versions by western brands just dont cut close.