Artistry Balancing Foundation Review + FOTD
When I took up a professional make-up artistry course at HD Studio, I got several different types of foundation in light to dark shades so I could mix and match depending on my model's skin type and tone.
One of the brands I'd tote along to school was Artistry. I had Artistry Balancing Foundation and Artistry Hydrating Foundation. I had two shades each. For the purposes of this product review, I will talk about Artistry Balancing Foundation only. My skin is on the oily side so using a hydrating foundation is a bad idea for me.
The problem was, all my Artistry shades were too light for all the models week after week. I swear, it's soooo difficult to buy foundation if you're dark-skinned here in the Philippines which is really ironic because the natural Filipina skin color is on the tan side. I bought the darkest and lightest shades of at least 3 different brands and the darkest was always too light for my models in make-up school! These models were average Filipina females aged 14 to 50+. Anyhow I got the shades Vanilla and Brulee for Artistry Balancing Foundation.
Given that I was unable to use the Artistry foundations in make-up school, I ended up using them on myself instead since the shades were just right for me. Artistry Balancing Foundation is in liquid form and is dispensed via a pump on top of the glass bottle. It's for normal to oily combination skin and it's formulated to give you a uniform matte finish. It's supposed to keep the shine away too.
Because I don't want to risk looking like a floating head for the wedding I was attending, I dared not the Vanilla shade alone. I mixed a little bit of Brulee with a lot of Vanilla. I think next time though I'll try using just Vanilla as I think I can get away with it.
I'm really amazed by the coverage and the flawless finish Artistry Balancing Foundation provides. Obvious veins on my cheeks and small blemishes disappear when I brush this foundation all over my face. I'm impressed! It doesn't feel heavy or cakey too.
- Artistry Balancing Foundation in Vanilla and Brulee
- Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer
- Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil
- Sanford Extra Smooth Pencil in Jet Black (for eyebrows)
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Beige
- Catwalk Cosmetics Runway Palette eyeshadows in Copper and Cocoa Brown
- Fanny Serrano by F21 Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in Black
- L'oreal Curl Impact Collagene Curl-Fixing Mascara in Black
- Elianto Touch On Blush in 02 Tea Rose
- Cover Girl Continuous Color Lipstick in 545 Parisian Pink
- Freshlook Colorblends in Honey
So yeah, Artistry Balancing Foundation gets two thumbs up from me... if you have combination oily skin like I do, it's perfect! It has SPF 20 PA+++ too so you don't need a separate facial sunscreen when you use it in the daytime.
Artistry Balancing Foundation costs P1,400. You can purchase it from the following Amway Distributor Centers:
Amway (Head Office)
G/F Feliza Building
108 V. A. Rufino Street (formerly Herrera)
Legaspi Village, Makati City
Level 1, EDSA Central
Pavilion Annex, Mandaluyong City
Are you in the province? Check this link http://amway.conveyads.com/contactus.html for a complete list of Amway Distributor Centers.
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A skincare-obsessed 40-something mom who refuses to look it. I eat, I shop, I conquer! Game on!