Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday's Rave: Sonia Kashuk's Perfecting Luminous Foundation

Regular readers may recall that I've raved about this product before - five years ago, to be exact. But I've recently re-discovered it, so I felt it deserved another shout-out.

I'm not sure why I strayed from this product in the first place, except that I used to be big fan of Sonia Kashuk's Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, which I've also raved about before. At some point I started using the Tinted Moisturizer as my regular foundation, and everything was peachy until SK changed her formulation a little over a year ago which completely changed the product. Since then I've been using my my "stash" of the older formula and been on the hunt for a new replacement. I've tried countless products - foundations and tinted moisturizers as well as BB creams - from the likes of Maybelline, Revlon, L'Oreal, Boots, Dr. Lewinn, Aveeno, etc., but with no luck. Almost everything I tried made me break out horribly.

Then I realized that the common denominator in the re-formulized SK Tinted Moisturizer and all the other products I had tried were the sunscreen ingredients: Octinoxate, Titanium Dioxide, and Zinc Oxide. Once I zeroed in on those, I knew I needed a product that didn't contain them. Which led me back to Sonia Kashuk's Perfecting Luminous Foundation, which I've been using for a couple of weeks now with great results. This product only comes in six shades, but luckily one of them (Cream) is a perfect match for my skintone. As the name suggests, it gives you a "perfectly luminous" finish, and best of all, it hasn't caused any irritation or breakouts.

My one complaint is the fragrance: it's a bit strong, and I'm a bit puzzled as to why Sonia felt compelled to add a scent to this in the first place. It also doesn't contain any SPF, but considering that SK now uses irritating sunscreen ingredients in her Tinted Moisturizer, I'm glad she left them out of this product.


Cotton Candy said...

Awhile back I bought the "Chic Luminosity Highlighter" by Sonia and I did not care for the scent either.

Karen said...

very good review of this product -- thank you :)

cookies said...

Do you apply loose/pressed powder on top of the foundation, or can you wear it on its own?