8.2.09

Sound Foundation

I am back! I got what I thought was food poisoning last Sunday, until I realised that there were people getting sick the same way I did - a stomach virus. It's just that mine was severe. Thanks for all your messages!

Meanwhile, my consolation was a free Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals in the mail, thanks to a distributor in Pavia. "Natural" turned out to be an almost perfect match so here it is.


It has hyaluronic acid, Q10 enzyme, vitamin C, chamomile extract, sweet almond seed extract, aloe extract, etc. The only drawback is there's no SPF, but my Shu Uemura UV Base has that.

It comes in a 30ml (1 fl. oz) pump. $46 on janeiredaledirect.com, but the markup is much higher in Italy.

Just to show you the colour match without concealer, without contouring or anything.


The first few pumps are not the colour, just the aloe vera gel that you can use on your hands or discard.


After a few pumps, a mix of colour and clear gel comes out. The trick is to work the product with your finger first. Then, apply with a foundation brush.


A word of caution: it does smell like aloe vera, but it disappears.
I've been using this for a week and it feels amazing: fresh, weightless. It feels so good knowing I'm doing something nice for my skin!
One day I had it on from 8am until 10pm, and the colour stayed true all the way. I could really, really feel the difference from regular foundations.
I've ordered a mascara and concealer so we'll see.

The truth is I've never been a big fan of liquid foundations. I've only used it for a few years in my life. In the very beginning, I used Lancome Teint Idole for a year, then I switched to Shu Uemura compact foundations for a few years, before switching to loose powder completely.

Before there was Teint Idole "Ultra", it was simply "Teint Idole".

Try this on Poladroid :-P



13 comments:

DSKNguyen said...

Cheryl! I am so glad you feel better. I'm glad you have the "follow" box now, so I can "follow you" hehe

The heart crystal is purdy isn't it? =P

<3 Steph

ilovewendydarling said...

I'm so glad you made recovery! You were so ill for the longest time:( I know how that goes though.

Wow, that bottle/pump looks really nice! I wouldn't mind the aloe vera scent either:)

Thanks for the review!

Take care then and talk to you soon!

angie519 said...

I might play around with that Polaroid program!

Ooh like the stomach flu right? There's also a virus that causes either non-stop diarrhea or vomitting haha. It sucks! I'm glad you're better now.

Oh that foundation sounds wonderful! It looks like such a great match on you! Your skin looks radiant and flawless as usual!

Hahaha, you don't want your skin to get use to the shu it stops working huh?

Buddy Wash is pretty awesome! You should try the Kiehls on them if you ever get the chance. It does wonderful things to the coat =)

Haha they say that pets are reflections of their owners haha.

Aw thanks sweetie!

yumyumsushi said...

wow i missed so much
i'm sorry you got sick but i'm glad to hear that you're doing better

that foundation looks very nice. i think i seriously need to start thinking about getting more stuff like that or something idk.
i've been so lazy with make up & what not :( & it doesn't help that my skin is being retarded. i guess i'll focus on that first. lskdfjalksf ahha
anyway, you look wonderful!

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

Glad your better Cheryl! the foundtion looks awesome on you. im still trying to cut down on foundations, its working!

fuzkittie said...

Wow it looks amazing! It sounds amazing too... mm I definitely like the skincare part of this!

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

glad u are better
omg i loooove that packaging

i wanna try it to heehee

Mrs.Zeus said...

Thank goodness you're okay!

Eeli said...

Hey Cheryl,

Looking as gorgeous as ever. Boo to that sickness of yours but yaya to the wee freebie. Sound like a really good product from what i've read and it looks really retty too. I have a habit of buying products just for their aesthetic appeal haha.

I'm sending you some cyber hugs and kisses dear.

Luv Eeli xoxo

birkinbagbeauty said...

It is so good to know you recovered!

I love mineral brands of makeup, and I have been dying to read a good review of the Jane Iredale fluid. It sounds like a product I would like.

Olive said...

I am very happy hear you are doing well now! I know the stomach flu is a nasty things to have :(

That foundation looks amazing on you and it sounds interesting too. But you have such flawless skin I dunno why you even need it!

And thanks so much for the kind words you left on my post. I appreciate it it a lot.

Eeli said...

Yeah i really like hearing from you too!

I know nithing about weather jargon but i assume from the way you mentioned the cold front that its not a good thing :( But doesn't milan get pretty hotduring Summer, so Winter isn't so so cold? Or you're just annoyingly climatised to the weather lol.

I've always wondered what do you do in Milan? If its too nosy a question its totally fine to not answer lol. I've just wondered since Milan is a so-called fashion ^_^

Long comment over.

Luv Eeli :P xoxoxooxo

iamgrape1119 said...

YAY for feeling better! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair! It's so airy and soft looking!

Your skin looks so perfect! It's so glowy and natural looking! That foundation looks very luxurious. Thanks for the rec!