Monday, 13 June 2011
W3LL People Narcissist Foundation and Concealer Review
W3LL People Universalist Multi-Use Stick that I intended to have a look at the W3LL People Narcissist Foundation/Concealer Stick. Last week I made a trip to the Being Content shop and did just this, and bought the shade #1, which is the best match for my skin. I could wear #2 in the summer, when even I get a little bit of colour.
I've been using this as a concealer on my under eye circles and on the redness around my nose. It's a fantastic texture: a bit less creamy than my rms Beauty un cover, but completely comfortable on my drier under eye skin. It doesn't require powder to set and wears well without settling into creases. I use my usual synthetic concealer brush to apply and then pat it into the skin, or if I'm in a rush I just pick up colour from the stick with a fingertip and dab on and blend with my fingers.
Swatched. It's not that easy to see, as it's quite a good match.
Compared to Bobbi Brown Porcelain Foundation Stick (W3LL on left, BB on right).
I made some notes on the colours in the range as follows (Content didn't have #6) :
#1 Fair but not porcelain, pink/peachy toned but not too strongly pink based (I am neutral/olive and I can wear this). About MAC NW20, Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory, Chantecaille Ivory.
#2 Neutral/beige, deeper than #1, about a MAC 25 depth, Bobbi Brown Sand, Chantecaille Vanilla.
#3 Yellow based medium shade, Bobbi Brown Warm Beige, MAC NC30, Chantecaille Cream.
#4 Tanned, quite pink based (more pink than #1). Would work for a tanned/medium olive skin that doesn't have strong yellow tones. MAC NW35ish, Chantecaille Hazel (no Bobbi Brown match).
#5 Slightly tanned, yellow-toned (to my eye, this was actually slightly lighter than #4, but clearly much more yellow). Bobbi Brown Warm Natural, MAC NC35ish, Chantecaille Shea.
I bought mine in person, it is also available online at www.beingcontent.com and from the www.w3llpeople.com website in the US.
Sunflower oil* infused with green tea**, reishi mushroom***, and wild harvested bayberry, castor oil, beeswax****, silica, essential oils, safflower oil, pomegranate extract, tocopherol [+/- titanium dioxide, iron oxides, mica].
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