The Eve Lom Radiance Lift Foundation was launched back in February. I was sent some to review, and I am finally getting round to trialling this foundation. The price tag of £50 a bottle put me off a bit – although it’s not the most expensive foundation I have ever used, that accolade goes to Sisley, remember this?
Still, at £50, its a real beauty investment – but I do think if you are going to splash out, then do it on skincare or base products. So, is this worth it?
This foundation is really a multi-tasking skincare product, let’s be honest.It’s anti-ageing, containing potent plant extracts with Rose Flower Wax, along with Vitamins C and E to help lift, firm and repair the skin. Elasticity is restored and skin is hydrated from deep down.
It also has SPF15 UVA/UBV protection, which is always good. It contains agents to boost the luminosity in your skin, brightening it, and giving you that smooth, even complexion, with the radiance we all want.
It feels absolutely feather-light to the touch, and although this is a full coverage foundation it’s not heavy, doesn’t clog, and doesn’t feel like a thick foundation. It illuminates and perfects weightlessly. It really does help to cover redness, pores, fine lines and imperfections. I have found absolutely minimal need for concealer with this foundation.
I am not a big fan of full coverage foundations generally, particularly in the summer months, but this works brilliantly in the sunshine and humidity, keeping your skin matte and shine free. It lasts as well – it doesn’t slide off your face.
I have found that mixing it with a little of a skin illuminator just gives it that extra summer dimension you might want. However, you can see in the swatch, that when the light hits this foundation, there is a lot of luminosity in it.
I would say that in the summer months, a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream works the best, but sometimes we want that little bit extra coverage, in the evening say, or longer-lasting look, at a summer wedding, and this definitely comes into its own then.
It’s available in an excellent range of 15 shades. I’ve been using Alabaster 1, the lightest shade, and if I take on a bit of a summer glow, I’ll be mixing it with a tinted illuminator in a light bronze, just to ,move it on a shade. Is it worth £50?
If you have £50 to spend, and you want a base that gives you a bit more than just a base, and is flexible in how you use it, then yes. If you change your base a lot, or you are more concerned about just coverage than any other benefits, then it’s probably not for you.