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OK! So as I was saying yesterday, Arden haven’t quite cracked it with the snappy product names yet! That aside, they are well and truly going to the matte side and in a very good way indeed. If you missed the matte lipsticks, make sure you check them out HERE, but today meet matte foundation. This is Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup SPF15.
So to start, this isn’t a completely matte foundation. In fact, the clue is in the name – it has a satin finish. The idea is that it mattifies enough to take away the appearance of oiliness, but still has a light and natural looking finish.
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin Features
- 24 hour wear – clinically tested
- Modern matte finish – controls unwanted shine but allows natural luminosity
- Plankton Extract control sebum
- Time released encapsulated spheres absorb excess oil
- Soft focus pigments including mineral crystal Mica blur imperfections
- Full coverage in a light texture
- Skincare ingredients including Vitamin E
- 10 Shades
It is a really lovely foundation. I always prefer glowy to matte but this is a brilliant compromise because, as promised, it tackles shine but still allows the skin’s radiance to shine through. Obviously, I haven’t tested it for 24 hours, but it lasted really well for a day with minimal powder applied towards the end. I was impressed.
I went along to the Elizabeth Arden counter in Debenhams Oxford Street and was matched the shade 04 Sunbeige by the gorgeous girls there.
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin Swatch – 04 Sunbeige
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin Before & After Photos
The finish is very flattering. It covers redness, evens out tone and minimises the appearance of pores, all in a very softly matte manner. There is definitely still some glow going on.
Here it is with the rest of my makeup:
Definitely like this! The only downside is that there are only 10 shades, compared to the previous 20 shades in the Perfectly Nude foundation which I also really like. It’s a good price at £29 and certainly fits the bill for anyone hunting out a soft matte natural looking base.
Find it HERE at Debenhams and (funnily enough) it is HERE at Boots for £28. I am wondering if that’s a mistake as the previous foundation was that price. The Elizabeth Arden press release definitely states £29. Also, Boots have a 3 for 2 on Elizabeth Arden right now too!
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