I have always wanted to try some of Natasha Denona's eye shadows as they look so incredible and people rave about them and I watched a You Tube video the other month where someone was really impressed with the Natasha Denona Transformatte Pore Vanishing Matte Foundation (quite the name!), and so I decided to save up for it, as it does cost £39.00 for 28ml, which isn't crazy expensive, but it is obviously on the higher end of the price scale.
If you read my blog often you may know I struggle with my pores and to keep them concealed, and so when I saw the 'Pore Vanishing' part of this foundation I was really looking forward to giving it a go. There are around 35 shades, so the shade range is pretty great, and the foundation comes in cool white, black and nude packaging. The foundation features a pump applicator so that the product is easy to get out, and there is no waste.
The Transformatte is marketed as a long-wearing medium to high coverage matte foundation which visibly transforms uneven skin textures and minimise the appearance of large pores. Sounds great so far! For a quick skin history, I have dry cheeks and an oily T-Zone with large pores between my cheeks and my nose area and I have redness on my cheeks, so this sounded perfect for me. I firstly decided to try the Transformatte without a primer, just to get a good understanding of how it works for my skin on its own. I really was astounded at how I had wasted £39.00 of my hard-earned money.
Do I sound harsh? Yes, but this foundation grabbed my pores like no other foundation has before, and sunk into every single one of them, making them look bigger than before. I did actually feel pretty upset as sad as that sounds. I opted for the shade 5N Fair Neutral after using the Temptalia Foundation Matrix and it works pretty well colour-wise and there was no oxidising either. Please remember that what doesn't work for me, may work for you and vice-versa, and to me, this foundation felt so thick to apply and slightly oily to be honest, which I found strange for a matte foundation.
I stuck it out and tried it with a primer, which didn't make too much of a difference, as well as testing its longevity. I found within a couple of hours, if that, that the foundation started breaking apart, especially on my T-Zone, which again for a matte foundation, it should be able to prevent that from happening. This was my first Natasha Denona product, and yes for me, it didn't go well, however that wouldn't stop me from trying other products and one day when I can afford one of the eye shadow palettes, I'm sure it will be love at first use.
You can find the Natasha Denona Transformatte Pore Vanishing Matte Foundation online at Feel Unique here.
All the Loves,