Sephora 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation Review

I have not used many foundations to proclaim that this one in particular beats out the rest. I detail my experience using this product in hopes that it will help another make an informed decision.

The Sephora brand itself has a wide range of products but never really talked about or raved about. This comes as a surprise to me because their price range is lower than most brands available and their products are very inclusive of a wide range of skin tones.

Here I review the Sephora 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation.

The product. I love the frosted glass bottle!

Description at the side of the bottle.

Clear sticker at bottom of the bottle with shade name and code.

A pump! YES! Much appreciated!

The pump actually dispenses product very nicely. No wastage!

Blended. It has a very skin-like finish. It’s not matte nor is it too dewy. The yellow undertone works very well on my face.

Description: Liquid foundation that comes in 25 ml or 0.84 fl. oz. Very darker skin friendly range of shades (if you are Indian, you are sure to find a shade for you in this range!). Medium to full coverage with a skin-like dewy finish.

Price: MYR 78

Where to buy: Sephora stores nationwide and Sephora website online (https://www.sephora.my/).

You can see it being used on my face in this video. Although it seems like a lighter shade, it sinks and blends well into my skin and I typically use a bronzer so that ties in with the whole thing as well.

Pros:

Medium coverage foundation that can be built to full coverage.

Natural looking finish.

Doesn’t settle into fine lines.

Setting with powder removes dewy finish.

Doesn’t cake up even when layered.

Feels light on the skin.

Long lasting (10 hours is a bit of a stretch but depending on your skin type, a good 6 to 7 hours of wear and it doesn’t just break down leaving patches, rather it fades off pretty evenly).

Wide and very darker skin friendly range!

Pump! YES!

Not too expensive for a product from Sephora.

 

Cons:

Not even a full ounce of product.

May not work for oily skin because of its dewy finish.

Tends to make the skin oil up because of the dewy finish. Setting with powder helps.

 

Rating: 9.1/10

I have only ever used one other liquid foundation (for every day use) that I have reviewed here (link here). But this one, I LOVE! Highly rated on the Sephora website.

Everyone is BEAUTIFUL! Believe that YOU are too!

This is a beauty related post that has got nothing to do with products. I would just like to bring to attention the recent Facebook hype in Malaysia among the Indian community. The recent Miss Malaysia Indian Global competition crowned a beautiful dark skinned Indian girl and I couldn’t be more elated! Her name is Moganasundari Mahalingam and she is a LLB final year student!

Disclaimer; I don’t own the pictures below and they were taken from the winner’s official Facebook page (here).

And here she is.

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If you have ever read through my “About Me” page;

#1 THANK YOU! I applaud you because I wrote a book chapter worthy post there!!!
#2 You should have read something along the lines of

“I am especially excited to try my best to help deeper toned people (Indians to be specific) to work their way around drugstore products in Malaysia because, let’s be honest, drugstore makeup brands here carry very little complimentary colours, shades, and tones for deeper and warmer skin complexions.”

I obviously feel very strongly about discrimination of dark skinned people. I am not very dark skinned but I do have a darker complexion. Out of all the drugstore makeup foundations, I can safely say that Revlon is the only brand that carries a shade close enough for me to use. I do understand market selection and the tendency for Malaysian drugstores that import foreign makeup brands to cater for their biggest customers, the mid-tone range skin shades. However, that obviously leads to the fact that extremities are left out and I am in that extremity!

Well, leaving the frustrations of not being able to find budget friendly makeup that fit darker skin shades, we enter other aspects of market selection. Trends. Reach for your nearest makeup brochure, turn on the TV and wait for the first cosmetic brand advertisement, look at magazines covers, latest beauty products and makeup trends; I am not going to be redundant and state the obvious. The funny thing is, even Indians, who are made up of much more dark skinned people, tend to favour looking at fair skinned people and accept that as a standard for beauty!

Frankly, I am sick of it!

Which is why, when I saw Moganasundari, I thought to myself, here comes a revolution for beauty in Malaysia, especially among the Indian community! A chance for people to look up to someone who is a pageant winner, a lawyer in the making, a strong female from an aspect of beauty and by that association, connect beauty to dark skin!

EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

Believe that YOU ARE TOO!!!