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DHC Q10 Base Makeup Foundation (For Dry-Normal Skin)

If you are someone with olive, golden or yellow undertones, have dry skin or perhaps dehydration around the nose and cheeks then you're in luck as I have found a great Foundation for you! If you think about it, most high street brands will only cater for 'oily' or 'acne prone' skin and simply ignore flaky, chapped skin girls as if that's not even a problem. I sometimes suffer from phases where my skin needs extra hydration via a Foundation so I was actually quite excited that this one's catered just for that. Also, if you're one of those who cringe and shudder looking at the fleet of pinky-grey shades on the highstreet, you need to track this down on the DHC website.

The Q10 Base Makeup by DHC comes beautifully packaged in a purpley, pink bottle which looks absolutely pretty on the vanity. If you are unaware, DHC is a Japanese brand originally specialising in skincare I believe with their cult favourite being a cleansing oil which I actually have had in my collection since a while now.

The foundation comes with a in-built pump which although should be a staple in all foundations is in actual fact still a rarity, so kudos to the brand for catering towards our convenience. Having said that, because the Foundation's texture is quite runny, think Jemma Kidd's Light As Air, it would have been better suited in a tube. Just saying, not complaining.

Besides being marketed for dry-dehydrated-normal skin, it also contains some anti-ageing goodness. How does it perform then? In my experience with it, it glides onto the skin beautifully and can be spread with fingers or brush. It doesn't leave any streaks and leaves a gorgeous dewy finish on the skin. I felt I could feel it sitting on my skin a little but then again I feel that with most foundations so it could be just me.

The coverage is light-medium. It's not buildable as it's meant to be sheer, light reflecting, moisturising and anti-ageing. The dewiness does help blur fine lines and imperfections. I could still see through some blemish marks and pigmentation so a concealer would follow but for those of you with relatively good skin, who just need decent coverage to cover redness on a daily basis, this would be your best bet. It has decent longevity, around 6 hours or so after which it might need powdering. Also, I wear this with a primer underneath to avoid it from moving as I do have combination skin.

What I LOVE about this however is their shade range. I believe it comes in 5 shades in total and I have the first three in my possession. 01 is a good NC25 match, 02 is a spot on NC30 match and 03 is lovely warm NC35. All shades have a golden undertone to them which makes me want to do a little happy dance.

If I had to compare it to certain foundations, I feel it is somewhere in the line of YSL's Touche Eclat Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin and MAC Face & Body. Oily skin ladies, I am sorry but this ain't for you. A nice one to switch up to for the Summer when you need a bit of moisture and light coverage.

Sharlynn said...

I've just started seeing this foundation being reviewed on blogs recently! I should see if this is in store here in singapore! I think the second shade would be great for me! it sounds great and the consistency looks good.




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