And I saw my face and now I’m a believer.
Lancome Oscillation Powder, you needs it!
Ok, so when I first heard about Lancome Oscillation Powder Foundation I was a wee skeptical.
What is it?
It’s a vibrating foundation. Yes, yes I know it sounds a tad absurd and yes, yes I know gimmicky too.
How does it work?
Well, it’s basically a sponge buff design that’s attached to a small wand which has a tiny button, hold down the button, and the wand begins to vibrate. As it vibrates you buff foundation onto your skin much as you would a mineral powder.
The system is made up of a few parts. It comes in a barrel style container with an outer twist lid. You twist it open and set the lid aside, this will give you access to the stem of the applicator which you’ll pull out. Now you’ll have access to the sponge. The barrel which holds the powder makes for easy mess-free application since you shake it when the sponge is still inside to release a little of the powder onto the sponge.
After your sponge is loaded up you’ll hold down the button which starts the vibration, you’ll have to hold it down the entire time as it doesn’t turn on at a constant vibration. Begin buffing in slow circles taking time out to add more powder to the sponge.
What you’ll get?
FLAWLESS, fabulous skin. It’s produces incredible results. It’s an airbrushed finish that’s simply stunning. I think it works because the vibration somehow breaks up the foundation, polishing it into skin and creating a smooth appearance on skin. You can easily polish or buff on foundation with a kabuki but I find the vibrating breaks the powder up into a finer, silkier form, which in turn glides on all buttery and smooth. The results on my face speak for themselves. My skin is guilty of being dull and lifeless at times and this just picked it up and created a beautiful canvas for my makeup.
In order to perform my test I tried to keep my makeup very basic. Concealer, a tiny bit of blush, and some gloss. As you can see from my photos below my skin just looks incredible or at least I think it does. Check out this post and you can see what a dull skin day looks like.
I’m a little oily at the moment (forehead) and a little dry (cheeks, between brows). Since powder scares me when it comes to dryness I’m happy to report that this didn’t seem to cause any problems. The vibration seems to smooth the foundation into the skin without causing flakiness.
It deserves to be mentioned that I think the foundation would be best used on smoother skin as in no acne or acne scarring. I also felt like the coverage is a tiny bit sheer…..actually I was talking to Christine (Temptalia) yesterday and she was saying the current foundation she uses is MSBB, my skin but better, in this case that would be the best way to describe Lancome Oscillation Powder Foundation. It takes my own skin but makes it better. I heard on a few reviews that people get heavier coverage when layered so you can try that and see what happens but I did feel it was around medium coverage and not heavy.
Who might like it?
I think it could easily become a love for anyone with oily skin, larger pores, uneven skin, or dullness.
Overall, I must say it will easily become an HG (holy grail) foundation for me. I’m not one for powder foundation unless I’m just running errands, I’m more of a cream user, but I can easily see myself using this daily. I was skeptical but I saw my face and now I’m a believer.
You need it.
Total Muse Approval for purchase.
Now available from www.lancome-usa.com at your Lancome counter for $48.
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