Greetings guys. Today we're talking about the VDL Perfect Lasting Foundation that I've been trying for a few weeks now.
Let's get straight to it.
I have shade V01. This was sent to me by Beautylish. I'm already a fan of the Lumilayer primer and cushion. I've talked about that separately in a post. Still using the Lumilayer primer in the pump as you know if you read my recent makeup favorites post.
I'll give you the claim of the product like always:
"Create a flawless, even complexion that lasts through sweat, oil, heat, and humidity with Perfect-Lasting Foundation from VDL. The weightless, breathable formula allows for build-able coverage with a velvety, irresistibly smooth finish.
The primer-foundation hybrid you’ve been waiting for.
Skip the primer. Perfect-Lasting Foundation locks into place with a velvet-matte finish and won’t smudge, fade, melt, or crease all day.
Proprietary Lumilayer Pigment™ prevents the formula from oxidizing, ensuring fresh, natural coverage that looks just-applied for hours.
Breathable and moisture-balancing.
The weightless formula uses Bio Moisture Film technology to restore the skin’s natural oil and moisture balance for skin that feels as good as it looks."
Alright, like I said I have shade V01 and there are 12 shades it's 1 oz/30 ml like most foundations and it's $32. My shade is just right for my skin tone currently but just a touch of a tan and then I'll probably adjust it some or warm it up more with my bronzer because it will be too light then. They are correct it doesn't oxidize. It it medium coverage in my mind. Especially if used with a sponge. It's a beautiful finish. It's what I like to call natural finish. I have 3 finishes in my mind I have matte (of different intensities), natural finish (not matte but also not shiny. It moves with the skin), dewy (of different intensities again but mainly a luminous/shiny finish to the skin.). Those are the 3 that are in my head for further reference so this is on the Natural front which I often compare satin finish foundations too as well.
I do think this works best with a kabuki brush but as you know that's my preferred method of application. They say to use your favorite brush or your fingertips. I never apply a base with my fingertips to be fair. I did use a sponge and it worked but the finish is better with a brush I think. It's EXTREMELY light weight, it doesn't seem to shift very much especially when putting on your cheek products. I don't set my makeup or concealer like you know, it doesn't seem to move much at all until I've had it on for a while and then I could see touching it up. That doesn't happen until around the 6 hr or 7 hr mark depending on if I've been out and about or if it's been a relatively low key day but it doesn't make THAT much of a difference and I mean that as in you don't need to worry about wearing this to work or to dinner. I just mean that, much like with all base makeup, you may want to set your makeup if you have a full day ahead of you.
I've not built this up any just because I didn't feel like it needed it. I do think you could. I still think you're going to get that healthy look and not a full mask of coverage. So if you like a super matte finish and very full coverage you might would like a different foundation, if you want the finish that looks healthy, attainable, and wearable I think you'd love this. I have been choosing this more because it is very easy to blend and it doesn't require any primer necessarily or a ton of moisturizing prior to it and it covers redness, small blemishes, and does a lot more than a tinted moisturizer or bb cream is going to do.
So I like this and I would recommend it. It's refreshing to see something that is for ease but also makes you feel adequately covered and doesn't cause your skin to suffer or look worse. There's no issue taking it off the skin. It's very very pretty. I think the price point is at a good place vs what you're getting, how it looks, and how much you need for your face (for me it was 1.5 pumps). They didn't ask me to talk about this, like I said it was sent out by Beautylish but they do not ask me to talk about anything or post anything at all. I definitely would tell you to check out some of the base products from VDL because that's what I've tried and there are several primers that look amazing, and I do like this foundation. I've not tried their other products so I can't speak for those but as far as base goes I would look to them.
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*The first picture of the makeup is from the "selfie" camera on my phone. The one below is from the front facing camera, very up close (obviously), so it's more detailed for pores and how the skin itself really looks.*
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.