I recently ordered the new Banila Co The Secret No.V Foundation from my usual crack dealer (erm Korean makeup seller) on whom I rely for getting stuff I can't find on Gmarket (thanks to a reader I have now a Gmarket seller selling Banila Co on my list...check my Gmarket sellers post!)...
Anyways, the lovely lady picked up the wrong foundation (I don't blame her, she usually gets lists from me that are longer than what's healthy hehe).
She picked up The Secret Liquid Foundation SPF30 PA++ for me.
-The Secret Liquid Foundation SPF30 PA++:
The foundation comes in a heavy 30ml glass bottle with a pump dispenser. Hygienic and easy to use and I personally prefer pump-bottles for anything liquid.
The formula of this is quite runny, thin and lightweight. The coverage is very sheer and not really buildable. If you prefer more coverage (like I do) then this is not the perfect product for you.
The foundation gives me nice soft skin and an orange face. Yes, orange. My main problem with this is actually the color. I got 01 Light Beige and while it's a pale enough color it has very strong peachy undertones that just don't work for me. They grayish pinkish tone of most BB Creams works far better for me. The finish of the foundation is lightly shimmery.
So the foundation gets a nay from me =( I think it costs somewhere around 12000 Won or so (I paid a bit more).
The foundation has a light scent like all the other Banila Co stuff.
-The Mineral Surprise Baking Pact:
I actually got this about 2 months or so ago but haven't reviewed it yet.
This is a baked powder that comes in a smooth shiny silver compact (fingerprint galore!). It's hard and finely milled (like many of those baked powders) and offers sheer-medium coverage.
It's pale enough and quite neutral-toned so it works for me. However it does oxidize a bit after some time turning it slightly orangey (but not terrible so).
There is only one color that supposedly should work for all. I think it will only work for any light-medium skin-tones though.
The powder carries the typical Banila Co fragrance.
It's definitely not my favorite powder but it's good enough to keep it and use it from time to time.
RRP is 12000 Won. The compact comes with a puff, too.
While Banila Co is really one of my favorite brands the powder and foundation are a disappointment. The Secret No. V foundation is on the way to me finally so I hope it will be nicer.
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4 years ago