Victoria Jackson Foundation Duo in LightThoughts: When it comes to foundation/BB Creams, I'm always looking for new products. I need anything that helps cover my imperfections, freckles and dark spots. For that reason, I was excited to try this product out! Before I talk about the quality, let me tell you more about the packaging. Product Review:
Where to purchase: vmakeup.com
Price: $26.96 (first order) for 8.6 g/ 0.30 oz per shade
Made in USA
Description from the website: Here's the secret to Victoria's "No Make Up" Make-Up®... Victoria's Foundation Duo is a Sheer, buildable formula. Two skin-perfecting shades can be used alone or blended together to exactly match your complexion. Victoria's foundation is ideal because it gives you all the coverage you need without added layers. Also ideal for concealing problem areas such as under-eye circles.
Here's how the inside looks. It comes with two shades of foundation with mirror.
A closer look of the foundation duo.
It also comes with a sponge. I was pretty impressed with the sponge. It's not one of those cheap kinds. On the other hand, I really cannot say since I did not use the sponge. When it comes to foundations, I use a brush. It's just easier for me to clean than the sponge or it might just be my laziness.
Here's a swatch of the foundation. The lighter of the duo is on the left. You can also tell the darker of the duo has more warmth. This is good for yellow skin individuals like myself.
Now for pictures of how the foundation looks on meBefore:
This is with no makeup whatsoever. You can see all my freckles and dark spots.
I used the darker of the duo all over my face, and the lighter as a concealer to cover my redness.
Overall with makeup:
Now for my overall opinion... First of all, I asked for the wrong foundation color. I should had gone for medium. I have a tendency to think I'm lighter than I really am. I've been told many times by professionals than I'm medium tone. Okay not many times but gazillion, and they all assured me I'm medium. I don't know why I'm so stubborn and keep buying things lighter than I really am. I guess it didn't help growing up having friends telling me I'm pale (I guess I am compared to them). :X Anyways, the darkest of the duo is still lighter than my skin tone not by much. For that reason, I was able to work the foundation with setting power and to blend it with my neck. Secondly, I really like the packaging. It's easy to carry and travel friendly. I think this will make a great foundation for professional makeup artists. They can own all four shades and don't need anything else since you can blend the colors. It's both concealer and foundation in one. I think it's extremely convenient! Next, I would consider the consistency from medium to heavy depending on your application. With that said, this is really easy to apply and goes on smoothly. I actually love the consistency, texture, and so on. The only thing I found is that with dryness, it doesn't look the best. There was some, not much, separation on the face. You can fix it afterwards with spray, mixing the foundation with lotion/cream and using it as a cream, and so on. It was not a big deal but noticeable while applying. Lastly, it lasted all day. It has a long lasting power.
* Sturdy, travel-friendly packaging.
* Comes with a well-made sponge that can actually be re-used.
* Comes with a duo that you can blend together.
* Can be used as a foundation and concealer.
* Medium to heavy consistency.
* Easy to apply.
* Goes on smoothly.
* Long lasting power.
* Hard to find in stores.
* Cannot test out before purchasing.
* Some separation on dry areas.
Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating: 4/5 Tobey's Paws
Here's a code you can use on any purchase on Victoria Jackson website.
Discount: 20% Off
Discount Code: BLOG2013
Expires December 31 2013
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me to review. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.