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Sunday, 5 June 2016

OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation- Review, Live Swatching & Application

OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation Review Swatches

Hey girls! Right now we are in the middle of the scorching summer in Pakistan so if you have an event to attend, I can sympathize with you. We all look for that one foundation that can withstand the summer heat and constant sweating this close to the equator. Read out to find out if Ofra foundation stood up to the occasion.

Product Claims

Our oil-free and long-lasting makeup is easy to apply and provides healthy looking skin. It consists of 50 different ingredients, such as silk peptides and antioxidants for anti-aging results. Absolute Cover provides incredible coverage and will not come off the skin until a cleanser is used. The super fine texture makes it one of the leading items in our makeup line.

Ingredients

Pure H20, Organic Andean Q Ultra, Silk Peptide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone Copolyol, Mica, Ribehenin, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Chloroxylenol, Xantham Gum, Bht. May Contain: Iron & Titanium Oxides.

What Do I Think?

I did not pick this shade #2 for myself. It was kindly sent to us by the lovely Sumbul of Makeup 4 U, which is exclusively selling Ofra Cosmetics Lab in Pakistan online. Unlike other Ofra products, the packaging is pretty decent. I do feel the text fading off it though. It comes in a glass bottle so it’s not travel friendly. However, the pump prevents wastage and works quite well dispensing the right amount of product. You get 36 mL for $39.95 USD, which is generous for a foundation since most come in 30 mL packaging.

Looking at the shade range (Total 13), I am happy to see a good transition from fair-medium-dark in depth. There is only one shade each for cool toned and neutral toned ladies (#1 and #4) in my opinion from online swatches. I have #2, which is for fair, warm toned people. Since I fall in the fair neutral toned category, the yellow pigment shows through a bit making me look “brighter”. I was surprised that I could actually carry off this shade. A great thing about their shade range is that none of them is extreme toned meaning #2 is not very yellow. I would say online shopping for this particular foundation will not be a chore especially since there are good options for South Asian skin tones.

The coverage is quite high and I believe it could be medium to full with no problem building it up. I easily obtained high coverage with a wet Real Techniques Miracle Sponge even though most people use a brush for that. The finish is a flat matte and it sets pretty quickly. The texture is nice and the consistency is relatively thin. I don’t think it presents any problem with blending but it’s best to apply it in sections and blend fast.

Coming to the lasting power, I am impressed. See for yourself. All photos were taken by my camera phone and remain untouched.
OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2 Swatches

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

The first time I used a wet Real Techniques Miracle Sponge but pumped out more than I needed so here it is in daylight.

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

The second time, I used the same sponge but less foundation and the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Orange under my eyes and around my mouth. This was taken in daylight.

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

Fast forward nine hours later after I had made two batches of fries and ate one by myself. Everything was in place except for my under eye because I had runny eyes that day and constantly wiped that area. The before (left) and after (right) were taken in bathroom lighting.

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

I was getting ready for a family wedding and thought I’d skip concealer in a hurry so I put two layers of foundation under the eyes and a thin layer all over my face and neck using a Real Techniques Expert Face brush. These were taken indoors at night after I returned from the event 5-6 hours later.

All my experiences were in the summer so you can see how well this foundation performed on my sensitive combination skin. I use ELF Face primer in Clear, Catrice Prime and Fine Translucent Powder and Ofra Setting Spray in my foundation routine.

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

Do check out the video below to see live swatching of this foundation and observe how it looked indoors and in direct sunlight that day.



I hope you found this review and video useful in deciding whether Ofra Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation is worth a try. I think this delivers and is worth the price tag especially since Ofra often offers 30% discount codes through its affiliates.

P.S. This reviews is for the older Ofra foundation formula. They have re-launched the product with a new and improved formula and some more shades added to the range.

Price

$39.95 USD (for 36mL of product)
Note: Please refer to the page mentioned below for price in PKR

Availability 


Pros

Medium to high coverage
Long lasting
Comfortable wear
Handy pump
Doesn’t oxidize

Cons

Bit pricey
Sets fast needs quick blending
Glass bottle prone to breakage

My Rating 

4.5/5

What is your favourite foundation this summer?

Love,
Sadaf

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11 comments:

  1. Impressive result but quite pricey. Girls are all hush hush over their liquid lipsticks.

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    1. Actually I think it's fairly priced. Inglot's 35mL HD Foundation bottle is for 3700 and that too does not oxidize and bears heat. What I have observed is good foundations do cost a bit but they are worth it if they perform. And yeah girls anew to makeup do that. Their liquid lipsticks have an amazing formula. We love those.
      -Fizzah

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  2. Firstly I LOVEEDDDD how you put various events in which you used this foundation to make us understand better,i mean who does that? Kudos to you sadaf 💞. As far i know you have dryish skin so its something that makes it more interesting for me,as i am also in that dry skin group. Loved the review. All the best

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  3. Firstly I LOVEEDDDD how you put various events in which you used this foundation to make us understand better,i mean who does that? Kudos to you sadaf 💞. As far i know you have dryish skin so its something that makes it more interesting for me,as i am also in that dry skin group. Loved the review. All the best

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation. It's readers like you who make our day and make the effort we put into everything worth something :)

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  4. Glad to know its comfortable to wear and doesn't oxidize. Price is a bit steep though and I think there are better options available in this price range. Nice review :)

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    1. Actually I think it's fairly priced. Inglot's 35mL HD Foundation bottle is for 3700 and that too does not oxidize and bears heat. What I have observed is good foundations do cost a bit but they are worth it if they perform.
      -Fizzah

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  5. This was so thoroughly reviewed!!! Love it so much, the foundations looks quite good. Please tell me which lipstick you are wearing in the last picture, it's beautifulllllllllll *_*

    www.gulezehrasblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks :) It's the Bourjois rouge edition velvet lipstick in Pink Pong

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  6. Just loved the looks you created and this foundation sounds good!

    www.salmashaheensblog.com

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  7. Hi I wanna ask I have oily acne prone reddish sensitive skin .so what would u suggest since I have been searching for good foundation .I have purchased loreal infallible promatte its good but I don't think it will hold in summers and I need high coverage as well and the foundation doesn't break out also

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