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Review: Anna Sui Moisture Rich Powder Foundation

Posted Oct 04 2009 11:14pm
My yearning for foundations that complement my dry skin doesn’t stop just so I’ll know what are the options I have. Despite the let down from Anna Sui Moisture Rich Fluid Foundation for being too moisturizing, I was more optimistic about the Powder Foundation version being more suitable for Malaysian climate.

As if the stunning black rose casing hasn’t already induced infatuation, read on to see if it’s everlasting love with this one.

I received the Anna Sui Powder Foundation from Tongue in Chic (partnered with Anna Sui ) to give it a test drive. Instead of B03, which is my color for the Fluid, I chose shade P04. Albeit a shade fairer than my skin tone, the slight pinkish hue neutralizes my complexion. Having tested the powder foundation in B03, I found the beige undertones to be quite distinct thus, making my skin look sallow.

While I cannot oppose that the powder’s texture is luxuriously fine and easy to blend, it was fairly sheer for a foundation. The coverage is enough to tone down redness and minor imperfections but it generally gives a no-makeup look. Even though it’s called “Moisture Rich” it wouldn’t be unsuitable for oilier complexions since it does blot off shine and keep the skin looking matte but without drying it out. Touch-ups would be necessary every few hours as the foundation isn’t very long lasting as expected from most powder foundations. In case you’re wondering, the signature Anna Sui rose scent is there but not too heavy.

So, quite obviously, I’m not in love with this foundation but it’s not because it is a bad product. Hey, Paris B likes this foundation! If you’re into sheer and matte finishes, I don’t see what you wouldn’t like this. However, if you prefer a heavier coverage and glowing finish like I do, you may find this foundation a tad lacking.

Retails at RM108 for the refill and RM52 for the casing

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