Maybe it’s just me as this foundation is raved by so many people online but I have mixed feelings about the new Wet n Wild photo focus foundation. Yes it’s a good quality foundation that is extremely affordable (only $6), but it’s by no means my favorite foundation and I will not be reaching for it on days that I need reliable coverage. Below you can find my detailed review.
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My skin condition: Combination (oily around t-zone, dry on the rest of the face in winter). I have some acne scars and struggle with pores around the t zone.
What I like about it:
- Light weight. It doesn’t feel heavy at all and is very easy to blend out with a beauty blender or any sponge. I haven’t tried it with a brush yet but I heard it also works well with a brush.
- It has a pretty finish between matte and dewy when you first apply it and the look lasts about 4 hours on me before I have to touch up with blotting paper.
What I don’t like about it:
- If you have pores, acne scars or skin texture issues, this will not cover these imperfection with 1-2 layers. It does not have high coverage and it no longer gives a pretty finish if you layer it up too much. This is not a big concern as I can always pair it with concealers but just thought you might want to know about its coverage level.
- It is not long lasting on my combination skin. My cheeks still look very good at the end of the day but my t zone looks shiny and oily after 4-5 hours and I did try several powders with it (high-end and drugstore) but none really helped. I can stand the shine as I keep blotting papers around but the main issue is that the foundation enlarges my pores around my T-zone when the oil comes through, which is not flattering at all, and is something I haven’t experienced in a long time.
I think it could be a great foundation for normal skin with few flaws but people with that skin condition can probably pull off any kind of foundation, no? It’s a good foundation but I will only be reaching for it on days that I only need to wear makeup for less than 4 hours.
Have you tried out this foundation? What do you think?