Sephora Collection

Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation

0.67 fl. oz. for $ 24.00
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Housed in a frosted glass bottle with a dropper-type applicator is this exceptionally fluid silicones-based liquid foundation that, if you're willing to put up with its slickness, eventually sets to a long-wearing finish that nicely blurs imperfections and creates the illusion of smoother skin and smaller pores.

The slickness means blending takes extra time and effort, but you may find the results worth it, and just a tiny amount provides considerable coverage that you can layer if needed without causing this to feel heavy (though if you opt to layer we advise doing so before the initial application sets, as it'll be easier this way).

Best for normal to oily or breakout-prone skin, Teint Infusion comes in nearly 20 shades, all of which set warmer than they look in the bottle. So, for example, a shade that looks neutral in the bottle dries to a warmer, more golden version of that color. This isn't bad, it's just something to keep in mind when you're selecting the best shade for you. This is absolutely a foundation that demands careful testing with results checked in natural light, not just the in-store lighting Sephora provides.

One more impressive element of the shades is that all of them are good! Not a single shade is worth avoiding, though if you have a decidedly cool (pink) skin tone you'll likely find the entire range unworkable. There are options for fair (but not very light) to dark skin tones.

This fragrance-free foundation contains alcohol, the kind that can irritate skin, but the amount is likely less than 2%, so we're not concerned about it posing a risk of harming skin.

  • Concentrated formula provides considerable coverage.
  • Softly blurs imperfections and smoothes large pores.
  • Very good shade range.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Slick textures takes longer to blend and to set than most liquid foundations.
  • Thin fluid can be harder to control, and if the bottle gets knocked over without the cap onyikes!
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes
Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isododecane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Alcohol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Water, Viola Tricolor Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Sephora's first foray into skin care was back in 1994, when they offered a colorful, artfully packaged selection of bath gels. Their facial skin-care came on the scene a few years later, but for the most part wasn't worth waiting for. Sephora must not have been too pleased with these earlier versions, because lots of retooling has been done, although, sad to say, that hasn't improved on the ordinary, mundane status their products have consistently shared. Makeup is what Sephora's house brand does best. The only reason to shop this inexpensive skin-care selection is for everyday basics or the occasional impulse buy you may or may not enjoy adding to your routine. Otherwise, most of the skin-careproducts can't compete with the other brands sold in Sephora boutiques worldwide.

Note: Sephora is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Sephora may not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brands state that they dont test on animals unless required by law. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Beautypedia Research Team.

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Sephora Makeup

Once an incomplete line lacking such basics as foundation and concealer, Sephora's color collection has blossomed into a comprehensive group of products, most of which are priced considerably lower than products from the many other lines sold intheir boutiques. Although the low price and the selection may draw you in, not everything is worth exploring; for example, some of the products (for example the inexpensive pencils, which are not worth considering) demonstrate the old adage that sometimes you really do get what you pay for. That's not to say you have to spend a lot of money for quality makeup, but it does seem that many of Sephora's potential bargains are below average in terms of performance.

What you really should pay attention to are the pressed-powder foundation, one of the concealers, the powder blush, the liquid shimmer, and a few of the mascaras. Of course, the hallmark of this line has always been an extensive selection of makeup brushes. That still holds true, and you'll find that in this case the prices are more than fair.

More than most other makeup lines, Sephora excels with their accessory offerings. From makeup bags to train cases and on to all manner of beauty tools (from tweezers to nail clippers and manicure aids), the selection means you will assuredly find something that meets your needs. It's easy to get caught up in the variety and scope of Sephora's makeup, and testers are readily available so you can play all you want. That's great, but it doesnt compensate for a line with more than its share of average to poor products (and they change frequently, often not for the better). However, if you pay attention to the favorably rated products, you're more than likely to be very pleased.

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