Where I got it: I got this from an Elizabeth Arden counter in Farmers for $110. I have previously used the Elizabeth Arden Prevage serum but that was only a small sample size that lasted about 4-5 uses and it was ages ago so I didn’t remember if there were any amazing changes or benefits.
What I got: This is the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging Foundation in shade 2. Infused with Idebenone, this exclusive anti-ageing complex continuously repairs skin’s appearance day after day for the ultimate in youth renewal. Instantly, skin looks perfected – smooth, firm and naturally radiant. Vitamin C and key anti-ageing ingredients correct skin’s appearance for a firmer, clearer look. Moisture-rich hydra-pigments flawlessly even skin tone for luminous skin perfection that lasts all day. Oil-free. Suitable for normal to dry skin with light to medium coverage and luminous finish.
How I find it: This foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump under the silver lid. You can see the foundation shade from the bottle and the shade name at the bottom of the bottle. The texture of the foundation is a medium thickness liquid and feels quite easy to blend out. It does have light to medium coverage and feels moisturising. It’s not greasy or thick, but it does take a while for the foundation to dry down and I would always powder to set it. I like to use my fingertips to apply the foundation onto my skin, then use either a damp beauty sponge or a dense synthetic brush to blend it out.
Overall: Honestly I did not have high hopes for this foundation despite the high price. I knew it had skincare benefits in the long term, but since I don’t use foundation on a daily basis, and I have not seen much reviews on this foundation, I wasn’t so sure how this would go. Surprisingly this foundation is quite good, texture-wise and finish-wise. The foundation is on the hydration side with a satin finish. It looks natural and not too dewy. It feels nice on the skin but it will need setting with a translucent powder for my combination skin. The shade stays true without oxidizing. However I would definitely need a good primer and setting powder to get this foundation to last without melting with my excess sebum.