It’s sweltering in Trinidad, 90 plus degrees with a touch of menopause and you have a cocktail from humidity hell. I start like this for you to understand that I am beyond hot, I feel like my body has rebelled and the environment is participating but in spite of this I did a foundation test.
I have had the Anastasia Beverly Hills Foundation since it’s launch day as I was lucky to find it at Ulta in my shade and with my dry skin and climate, I figured a dewy foundation should be right up my alley. The claims sounded like my dream combo, a luminous foundation with no requirement to set with powder and medium coverage? Sign me up.
My shade (315N) is quite possibly the best foundation match I have ever had in my life. It’s truly neutral undertone does not pull grey at all and compliments my skin. I tried both application with a brush and a sponge but lean heavily in favor of the sponge because of the finish being more even. I ended using the Juno sponge (I love the pink one) and found a power couple.
Primers were tough, I felt like a gripping primer under this foundation did it no favors. It’s a thin formula and for it to really shine it needed a lighter base. My best combo thus far is the Farsali Skin Tune Blur with a little Elf Poreless Putty Primer in the T Zone. With that done I achieved flawless medium coverage with no streaking that lasted ALL day in the unceasing tropical heat.
I almost found that as the day wore on, the foundation became more luminous but in a pretty way, almost like I had touched up with a highlighter and was flattering without being shiny. I experienced no breakup over time, even around the mouth and nose and loved how I still felt like it looked like skin rather than a mask.
All in all, I haven’t experimented too much with ABH yet, I own the legendary Amrezy highlighter but this is my first dip into the other products and I am impressed. This may become my go to day to day foundation as I feel it’s pretty enough to wear all the time. Who knows? One day when I’m famous enough maybe I can be next to have my own collab, one can dream.
All products have been purchased with my own money, this review is not sponsored and Norvina and I are not personal friends (Though that really needs to happen)