Saturday, 10 March 2012
W3LL People Narcissist Foundation & Concealer #01
I've had the W3LL People Narcissist Foundation for a little while now and feel like I've played about enough with it to give it a thorough review. It doesn't look anywhere as pretty and pristine now as it does in these pictures!
Having got on well with the Universalist colour in #5 and the Universalist Highlighter, I was keen to give the Narcissist stick a try. It can be used as both a foundation and concealer and I've used it as both. If I don't want to wear a full face of foundation, I will apply this to redness around the nose and on my undereye area.
When I use this as a foundation I will apply in Adam Ant style stripes on my face, directly from the stick. Then I use a flat topped foundation brush to buff it in like the one I showed in this post. Buffing it in like this provides a really natural sheer coverage and when it is sheered out like this it has quite a luminous finish.
The consistency is creamy but not so creamy that it feels like it moves around on the skin. I do find I sometimes need to touch it up during the day but this is quite easy to do with the stick format. Although I don't tend to be out and about much, I think this would be a handy product to carry around in your handbag.
I do like to cover up the redness around my nose but I find this often causes rash like blemishes in this area. I had hoped that the W3LL People Narcissist wouldn't do this with it's a 'free-from' formulation but unfortunately the red bumps still appear if I use everyday. I've reached the conclusion that it's probably not an ingredient at fault, more the act of covering the area. So, I have returned to my usual habit of not concealing this area everyday.
Shade #01 is the lightest shade and although it looks a little dark in the swatches, it blends in well on my skin. I consider myself to be fair but not pale and I suspect that those fairer than MAC NC20 might struggle to find a match.
The W3LL People Narcissist foundation & concealer sticks cost £28 and I bought this from www.beingcontent.com. W3LL People is also available from Mise Beauty and for those of you in the States, you can find stockists on the W3LL People website.