I’m a bit of a makeup junkie, so while I technically don’t need to purchase any more for at least a year, I still keep my eyes (and wallet) open for new products to try. I recently received Oxygenetix’s Breathable Foundation to test out, which is always fun for me.
Originally developed as a post procedure foundation that covers + helps heal and eliminates social downtime following aesthetic procedures, it safely covers dry skin, acne scars, rosacea and other skin conditions. It contains Ceravitae™, which proliferates collagen cell and connective tissue growth.
Celebrity MUAs for Kate Bosworth, Poppy Delevigne and Gal Gadot like to use it for red carpet looks because it has a dewy, natural finish while being water-resistant, long-lasting, doesn’t smear, and is oil + fragrance free. I’m not standing on anyone’s red carpet but I do have oily/combination skin that can “eat” makeup, so I always look for foundation that will last.
It comes in 14 shades (7 for cool undertones + 7 for warm): I received Almond because I fell in between 3 shades. My undertones are neutral, so it can get a little tricky matching foundations.
Almond will work better once I lose my Summer tan, but the Honey shade would have been just right. The formula is lightweight, kind of like a BB Cream. It says that it is full coverage, but IMO, it’s more medium to high. The natural, satiny finish is achieved when you only apply 1-2 layers; when you go over that, the consistency changes a little bit. I didn’t have any issues with patchiness, but I just prefer the way that it looked when I used a lighter hand.
I only have slight issues with my pores and dark undereye circles, so I didn’t have anything major to cover, but I like the fact that it lasts long and doesn’t transfer-that’s HUGE for me. I saw an old friend while I was wearing it and was terrified that my chin wiped off on their shoulder when we hugged but nope, nothing was there! I was also impressed that I didn’t have to use a primer with it. I had my normal break-through shine, but that’s it. This photo was taken about 5 hours after application (I used a sponge and only set under my eyes). It does oxidate a little, but I’ve yet to use a foundation that doesn’t so that’s not a big deal for me.
Overall, it would be a good buy for me. It’s on the pricier end of foundation ($66), but if you’re someone that’s constantly buying foundation that you’ll never use because you don’t like the shade or finish, it makes more sense just to invest in one that works.
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This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own.