Tuesday, June 4, 2013

B.liv Got me Covered Foundation

I was contacted by B.liv to test a number of their skincare products out. Being a beauty blogger, I was initially most interested in their foundation, Got me covered and promptly replied with a 'yes!'. I have been trialing their products (see a review on their incredible blackhead clearing gel here)and I have fallen in love - they are so good.

This foundation comes in a simple yet effective pump bottle. The labelling is simple and appealing and claims to contain both suncreen and foundation, targeting blackheads and oil control. Sounds like my kind of product!

In terms of the shade range, I may be mistaken but I am under the impression that there is only one shade. I absolutely hate it when brands do that so I am quite disappointed, considering that this costs $32. If it had not matched my skin tone and I had paid for it I would have been really annoyed.

An entire pump of this product is enough to cover my face adequately, though the coverage is at best as much as a tinted moisturiser offers. At first I thought this was intended as a full on foundation but now I am more inclined to think that perhaps they meant to market it as a tinted sunscreen, especially as upon further research I discovered that it has SPF 35! I don't think I've seen a foundation with such a high SPF before, so that is really wonderful!

This product is slightly greasy at first (due to the sunscreen in it, I imagine), and can be quite difficult to work with as it is thick and resistant to settle into the skin. In time it eventually does though, until it can't be felt at all. I could have gotten away with not applying a powder on top but I added just a touch to my T-zone to ensure I didn't get too shiny throughout the day. It has a nice fragrance that is fresh and almost a little fruity, though certainly not noticeable after application.

It was difficult to determine the lasting power of this product due to the fact that it was so light and had such little coverage, but I don't think that it lasted the duration of the entire day. Having said that, it was pretty good and nothing to really complain about.

This is definitely a product that I liked using however I will keep it for the days where my skin is looking pretty much perfect, and only a bit of this and a hint of concealer is required. It is ideal for summer when you don't want to load on the makeup but still want to look fresh and presentable and you can use this in place of sunscreen due to the high SPF factor.

This foundation, as mentioned, is $32 and can be bought from B.liv's website, here.

I give this product 6 out of 10.


10 comments:

  1. I had no idea they did makeup as well!
    This seems like an interesting product, I agree, definitely more of a summer foundation because wow high spf there xD
    And I'm looking for something for more coverage but it's great that they also offer a foundation.

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    1. I think it is really great that they include a foundation in their makeup line. It is quite a decent level of SPF, wouldn't want to wear it when flash photography is around the place or you would end up looking like a ghost!
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  2. *sigh* I was extremely intrigued by this product, until I read about the SPF. I'm allergic to products with SPF :(

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    1. Aw :( That's disappointing. That must be SO hard to find products!
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  3. It seems as though their skincare is definitely the winning products by Cellnique! Such a shame that the foundation turned out to be quite 'meh'. :(

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    1. Absolutely...if only their foundation was like their blackhead gel!
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  4. This sounds great for the summer :) I neeeeed SPF in my products, I burn so easily!

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    1. Ahhh, life as a pale lady, eh? I burn with ease too, it's so frustrating.
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  5. this one is gr8 for summers :) like it.. Following you :)

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    1. I do imagine it would be. Thank you! :)
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