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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Luscious Cosmetics HD Mineral Liquid Foundation – Review & Guide


Luscious HD Mineral Foundation was my first choice in foundations when I began using makeup. I had tried their Studio Secret Concealer before and I wanted something good quality but readily available in Pakistan.



Product Claims

Luscious HD Mineral Foundation has a silky, lightweight formulawhich is made from pure minerals, vitamins and deep sea water. Glides onto the skin for perfect coverage, and evens out the complexion while allowing the skin to breathe. Contains 0% Oil and 0% Talc. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

What Do We Think?

The product comes in a clear 30mL plastic bottle with pump and a cap that clicks well in place and doesn’t fall off on its own hence it is travel-friendly. The packaging doesn’t look cheap and is not very breakable. The product does not have a strong odour and definitely fades once it sets. The formula is oil-free, lightweight and neither too thick nor too thin which is buildable too hence gives a choice over coverage: light, medium or full if layered up (does not look cake-y). The texture is smooth, blends easily without accentuating dry patches so it feels hydrating and gives a natural dewy finish. The foundation lasts through daylight hours without a primer in pleasant weather (7 - 8 hrs) on combination skin. You don’t even need to set it unless you have combination skin (only T-zone) or oily skin. For summers, apply a primer underneath and set it with a loose powder or compact to sustain it or if you have large pores. Since the foundation is oil-free, it works equally good in summers too, does not feel heavy at all and stays intact when set with powder or compact as the dewy finish might be too much to handle in summers for people with oily skin. I have combination skin which becomes very oily in summers and I have noticed this foundation makes my T-zone oily rather quickly in that season and I need to retouch it with my compact powder. You will be disappointed if you wish to conceal major blemishes or dark spots with it, you will need a concealer for that. We feel that the price is right for the formula because most other good drugstore foundations are in the PKR 2000 range. One among us who uses this foundation has large pores and she has not experienced any clogging of pores and breakouts. The foundation contains SPF 15 along with deep sea water minerals and vitamins so it does not oxidize. Despite containing SPF it photographs well and does not give a white cast which is usually the case with foundations containing SPF.The shade range is narrow but excellent for desi skin tones and lacks a pick for neutral tones as demonstrated by the swatches.


All the swatches are taken on respective skin tones.

Pink Porcelain 00: A fairly light shade with pink undertones.





This is perfect for cool toned fair ladies with pink undertones. It is not light enough for super pale people like many red heads and will not work for neutral toned ladies because it will look like you have a white cast on your face.

Ivory 0: It has yellow undertones only but it is considerably lighter than the next shade Natural 1.






This is only for warm toned ladies and is perfect for fair skinned women but not medium skinned ladies. Neutral toned women will look very yellow if they apply this to their face therefore Sadaf has to mix Ivory 0 and Porcelain 00 to create her neutral shade.


Natural 1: It is a medium shade – not too light or too dark and looks very natural when blended onto the skin although it has quite strong yellow undertones.




You may choose this shade if you have a warm complexion with yellow undertones. It will suit Medium (NOT dark) complexion with warm yellow undertones.

Note:

Dusky beauties, who find Natural 1 too light for them, should try the next shade in this range. All of the rest (Sand 1.5, Medium Beige 2 and Golden Beige 2.5) steadily increase in depth and have yellow undertones for warm toned ladies. Also, warm toned people have strong yellow undertone so it is okay if your foundation looks yellow. It will match your skin perfectly. Just focus on getting the right shade (i.e., how light or dark you are) in your yellow undertone foundation category.

Understanding Your Skin Tone:

Warm – Gold jewellery suits you more and the veins on your wrist are green
Cool – Silver jewellery suits you more and the veins on your wrist are blue
Neutral – Gold and silver jewellery both suit you and the veins on your wrist are purple or not clearly green/ blue

Price

PKR 1425 (US $14.49)

Availability

At all major superstoreswith Luscious Cosmetics kiosk and online from Luscious Cosmetics.

Pros

Oil-Free
Lightweight
Buildable
Does not Accentuate Dryness
Light/Medium/Full Coverage
Good Wear Time
Suitable for all skin types
Contains SPF15
Contains deep sea minerals

Cons

Narrow shade range
Makes skin oily in summers

Our Rating

4/5

Have you tried a foundation from this range? How was your experience?

Love,
Fizzah and Sadaf


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45 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great foundation especially for winters. Nicely reviewed :)

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    1. Have you tried it Huda? It was the first one I got and I love it!! I use this in all my looks I do :D

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  2. I love this foundation. This is one of the first products I got from the brand and since then there is no looking back. Nice review, I agree to almost all points. xx

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    1. Yep same here :D But their eye shadow trios have disappointed me.. I have two and one is so bad at pigmentation...

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  3. Love your hard work in this review and you have nicely reviewed it and this one looks good espacially for winters :D
    annmakeupblog.blogspot.com

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    1. It's actually very good for all year round.. because it is oil-free. I have used it in summers too and it works equally good

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  4. Nice review. I have got it on my list now! :)

    Momina Haseeb | ๑ Divine Smudge ๑

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    1. Thank you for reading. Yeah I have been using it ever since I bought it.. Works great :)

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  5. such a nice & detailed review!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and dropping in your lovely comment :)

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  6. I haven't used any foundation from Luscious yet but this one seems worth a try. Great review :)

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    1. This was our first try too from this brand :)

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  7. Nice review. You went so deep in it.

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    1. Yes actually we own three shades from the range and thought to put it altogether for people's ease :)

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  8. Great review, looks like a good foundation :)
    GlamupGirls

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  9. Seems like a great foundation especially for winters. Great review! x

    http://ohmymascara.blogspot.com/

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  10. looks like a good foundation for winters :)

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  11. I had it in 02 medium beige. It is a decent product but i didnt go back to it after onw bottle.

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    1. We are also using the first bottle. And I want to explore more foundations from other brands too so yeah probably I too won't re-purchase :)

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  12. Great review... It is really annoying that every foundation whether drugstore or high end tends to get oliy/shiny in Pakistan's humid weather.

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    1. Well dewy is good but oily is a big No. Try a good setting powder like Catrice, Rimmel etc

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  13. I'm glad to see that you guys provided details of multiple shades! I feel skeptical about trying out foundations from local drugstores but this sounds good, besides Luscious has been upping their game! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. We struggle ourselves with local brands but this one really impressed us :)

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  14. this looks more like a foundation we can use on daily basis ... its a great pick in a given price :)

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    1. Yes Shumaila. It's a great daily wear better than the Garnier BB Cream.. This is what I have concluded after using both..

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  15. wow what a nice review.thanks for sharing

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  16. I have never tried this foundation... But after reading your review I am inclined towards it :P I have large pores on my skin and clogged pores are a nightmare so I always stay at safe side :)
    flarefashionista.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes that is a major issue. One of us has large pores and this helps give a finer texture but we would recommend using a good face primer underneath :)

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  17. luscious is surely a great brand ... love ur swatches and honest review .. thanks for sharing .. n u r pretty :)
    do visit my blog dear
    Makeupoholics

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  18. I was never intrigued by this foundation but after this review I might give it a try next time I'm at a luscious counter.
    Great review
    Much love xx

    bbeautymayhem.blogspot.com

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  19. It provides good coverage. :) x

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    1. Yes but not too heavy :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. loved your review and swatches ! thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Was looking for a good foundation and seems like i found one! Thanks for the awesome review x

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  22. Hello i have warm undertones. But i dont know which shade is suitable for me. Can u suggest me shade i will send u my pic

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  23. Too good a review, and yes same can we show you picture to have the right foundation color suggestion?

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