The Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation was released quite a while ago, and I had wanted to try it at the time, but at £43.00 for a 30ml bottle, I wanted to wait and see others’ opinions first. Especially considering they have only released one other foundation previously, which is the Stick Foundation at £27.00. However, I did my research and watched some You Tube videos and decided to try it whilst one of the beauty websites had a discount code.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation is available in 50 shades, and as I was buying it online, I checked out the Foundation Matrix and entered a foundation I already knew suited my skin tone and was recommended to be shade 200W in this foundation. 200W is for light skin with a neutral golden undertone, and whilst I do have more of a red undertone, I still find this works pretty well for my skin tone, especially given there was 50 shades to choose from and otherwise I could have gotten it very wrong!
Firstly, this is a medium-coverage foundation which gives the skin a luminous finish, and therefore if you have super oily skin, I would not recommend this for you. The foundation comes in a rectangular glass bottle with a black lid and a pump applicator. The formula is quite creamy but still lightweight and helps the complexion to look fresher. With this being a medium coverage formula, I do find that it manages to conceal the redness I get on my cheeks without it looking cakey on the skin. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this being a luminous foundation, for example, if it would have any shimmer in it, but it doesn’t and I don’t know how it does it, but it does give a fresh, healthy glow to the skin and I do love how this looks.
I find it lasts all day, and I do get a small amount of oiliness on my T-Zone towards the end of the day, but I get that with nearly all foundations, other than matte formulas. I tend not to wear matte foundations all that much because I do prefer a more luminous look, and I just apply a little bit of powder late afternoon if I am going anywhere other than home that day. I really do like this foundation, but I don’t know if I would repurchase simply due to the price and there being so many other new foundations to try all the time. But, if you are looking for a luminous, healthy-looking foundation, then I would definitely give this a try.
All the Loves,