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Beauty Notes: ADDICTION by Ayako Dewy Glow Foundation & Tinted Moisturizer
by Dain

Here I must make a confession: my eye for foundation sucks. Sometimes I'll fall under the spell of one, only to realize some months later that the match is off or its texture much too cakey. It is lucky I can do without, or I'd run around orange in hue, a proverbial warning against makeup. But now, like so many others before me, I've discovered the Beauty Blender. It's magic, I tell you. Whole new territories of have opened before me. So, with this newfound skill at hand, here are some Addiction bases (from samples), which my friend so thoughtfully included. I also got some of the primer, but I'm even more of a dunce there; I always wonder how the silicones in a primer are so appreciably different from the silicones in my sunscreen.

They were photographed under the same conditions: flash photography, applied with damp Beauty Blender, no other makeup but lipstick.

TINTED MOISTURIZER
Contrary to its name, the Tinted Moisturizer is neither sheer (light to medium coverage) nor moisturizing (obvious alcohol): really, it is closer to a BB cream. It goes on very flat-matte, even without powdering, a finish that seems to obscure pores for a flawless effect, so is ideally suited to oilier types that are self-conscious about skin texture. It lasts well, picking up some dewiness over the course of a few hours without sliding off, but I'd guess oil-control is not really one of its features. On dehydrated skin, I'd be careful with this, not only because of the alcohol but because it doesn't have a lot of slip, so you do have work quickly.

#3 is a bit too dark for me. Under flash, perhaps in combination with the SPF, it tends to show up quite yellow rather than too dark. According to my friend, the shade range for the Tinted Moisturizer, from lightest to darkest, goes #1, #4, #3, then #2. You got me...

DEWY GLOW FOUNDATION
If you prefer a satin-finish foundation, the Dewy Glow Foundation is perhaps more your speed. It sits on my skin somewhat better, mainly because the match is much closer (#3 Biscuit), but also because this resembles the natural texture of my skin, with nothing other than moisturizer. In fact, it offers slightly more coverage than the Tinted Moisturizer. It does not blur over pores like the Tinted Moisturizer, so you'll need to rely on powder for that, but it feels quite hydrating—almost soothing—on the skin, with much more slip that glides across dry skin well.

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