My 4u2 BB Powder ran out so I went to our local SM city to buy a new one.However, I was so disappointed because they had no stock. I had no choice but to find an alternative since I desperately need a new powder. I went to the ELF counter and I saw this Two-way cake foundation with SPF 15.. I was skeptical at first but the lady there told me sha was wearing the foundtion on her face and I looked at her carefully. She looked okay. I kind of love the finish of the foundation on her face so I decided to buy one and I have been using it everyday for a week.
Let me tell you about the facts first:
Name: Two-way Cake Foundation SPF 15
Shade: Rosy Beige (77013)
What it says on the box:
This dual-function foundation can be used wet for a creamy sheer coverage or dry for a matte full coverage.
The SPF 15 formula combats premature aging and protects against the sun damage.
The easy to blend and lightweight formula gives a natiral looking finish for all day wear.
Directions: Apply prior to sun exposure. For a sheer coverage, dampen the sponge applicator with water to apply the powder wet.
For a fuller coverage, use the sponge applicator dry.
It comes with a mirror and a compartment for the sponge.
Ingredients: Talc, mica, titanium dioxide, hydrogenated polyisobutene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, ethylhexyl palmitate, polyisobutenem sodium dehydroacetate.
May contain (+/-): Iron oxide (CI 77891. 7789, 77899), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035).
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 15%, Titanium Dioxide 10%
skin type: normal to dry
problem areas: large pores, redness around the nose, undereye dark circles and uneven skintone
This is me with the powder applied wet.
What I like:
- It has no smell.
-It is affordable.
- It offers good coverage (in my opinion, especially when applied wet).
- Quite buildable and adheres to the skin well
-It matched my skintone and does not give me a white cast when I take pictures.
-It lasted on me for 4-6 hours without retouching (wet application); 2-4 hours (dry application)
-The sponge that came with it is also quite nice and thick.
What others may not like:
-the packaging looks cheap and may not be durable
-can be a little bulky
-girls who are on the go and need less time to get ready in the morning
-girls with oily skin since it is quite matte and can control oil
-those who are on a budget
-I find it better to use wet rather than dry because it lasts longer and gives better coverage. However, be careful to do so, use a small amount first and continue building it until you get the coverage desired. Applying too much at first may make your face cakey once the product has dried.
I love this product!! I will definitely get a new once I run out. :)