Most of us have a separate foundation for summers and winters specially if you live in a region where the weather is way too hot in summers and way too cold in winters.
Dealing with a skin like me, oily in summers & dry in winters, keeping one foundation for the whole year is quite difficult. Besides that, the unexpected acne breakouts at certain times & their left overs, give me a hard time deciding whether I want a light, medium or high coverage.
I have used Kryolan Tv Paint Stick back in my college days when I had little sense of make up & my skin type. The stick lasted so long I eventually threw it in the bin. The basic problem i faced with TV paint stick is that it got too flaky in winters. I mean my skin got flaky & I looked like a ghost.
In uni I switched to SheerCover mineral foundation mainly because my acne started disappearing & I did not need full/heavy coverage anymore (Teee haaaa).
Now for over a year I have switched to Garnier BB cream for light-medium coverage & This is going to be my winters foundation for a long time. I have written a review for it on my blog too.
However, Garnier has not been a big help since I have had my event breakout due to eating the wrong stuff in the wrong weather. I will discuss the details later, for now, I need a medium-Full coverage foundation which won’t clog the pores & won’t melt with the oils on the face.
Kryolan has a whole range of foundations to offer but the main ones in market are:
Kryolan Tv Paint stick (I used in college)
Kryolan cake base
Aquacolour cake base.
In term of price, Tv paint stick is the cheapest one, professionally used around the world, I have seen every salon in Pakistan using it for bridal & party make up. Most MUAs use it for their brides too.
Kryolan compact is second & the most expensive is the aquacolor one.
My fashion designer friend recommended the 3rd one by Aquacolour. Aquacolour is one of the MOST popular wet colour range for face & body painting. I already use the wet colour eyeliner by Aquacolour.
The packaging is crap. I’m not sure how this foundation is going to survive with me with this packaging. The container is hard to open. That was the first thing I knew about it.
Now my favourite part; the shade is an exact match to my skin tone. Im already using:
Garnier BB cream : light & medium both
SheerCover mineral foundation: almond
Neutrogena skin clear compact foundation: natural buff colour
The shade I got is one shade lighter than all of above mainly because my skin tone has improved a lot since I last bought my foundation. My shade for Aquacolour cake foundation is F1.
It blends so well, so well, you are left amazed by the results. The colour is so smooth, the contouring & the blush on or whatever you put on your face just pops up. You just take a moist sponge & apply in small quantity & blend. Let it dry, if you need more coverage, add another layer. Keep building & make sure you let it dry before putting on more. One really important point here: use the wide pores sponge. If you use a narrow pores sponge, it won’t blend AT ALL. i tried both sponges & I got the right blending using the sponge on left. The right one just won’t blend. So if you have problem with putting the foundation on, change the sponge. Try moist brush if you still can’t get it right. Just use very little foundation at a time.
The blending is amazing. The camera results are amazing. It definitely provides that dewy glow you need to look fresh on camera/photographs.
I will write later about the time it stays on my face & how it goes in hot sun/sweat.