Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Liquid Foundation Review/Photos

Hey guys, I want to share a liquid foundation I've been enjoying lately. Actually, I've been testing quite a few foundations and this one is my current fave. It even made the ALL You magazine list of Best Beauty Buys under $10 in 2012. Read about it HERE. It's the Perfecting Luminous Foundation by Sonia Kashuk! If you have dry skin and in desperate need of a foundation that moisturizes and will give your face a nice healthy glow, then this foundation is for you!

Read on for my review...

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Taken from the Target website ( It claims, 
"Brighten dull skin and even out skin tone for a naturally flawless finish with this creamy foundation. Hydrating formula is infused with a moisturizing complex that replenishes the skin and illuminates the complexion."

On the Target website, there are only 6 shades available from light to medium and no dark at all. I don't like it when companies do this. It doesn't hurt to make another bottle or two of darker shades, right? What about women with dark complexion? The shade I got is 06 Camel, which is the darkest shade. It has a warm and yellow undertone that matches my skin perfectly. At first, I thought it was going to be too dark on my medium/tan skin tone, but it looks greaton me.

I love the texture and finish. The texture is creamy and quite thick yet easy to blend. I can apply it with my fingers, beauty blender sponge or foundation brush. It has a nice dewy finish that gave my face a healthy glow. You will love it if you have dry skin. I've gotten compliments whenever I wear it. 

Medium yet buildable. For me, a little bit goes a long way. It was able to even out my skin tone with just a little bit. But I still had to use concealer under my eyes to cover slight dark circles.

I noticed that this foundation doesn't last very long. For me, it lasted about 6 hours before I noticed a little fading. But I only applied a little bit, so maybe that's why it faded. I touched up a bit, but it wasn't too bad. 

It's a hard plastic container/bottle with a pump. It's so convenient to have the pump. The pump allows me to dispense as little or as much product as I want.

At any Target stores and

Only $9.99! It's an awesome bargain for what it does!

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Swatch of 06 Camel

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Here's what it looks like on me...

I love a freshly applied foundation using my fingers. I also have concealer under my eyes. and a little powder to set it. I love how it looks!
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After 7 hours...
You can see my natural oils seeped through and a little bit of the foundation faded. It needs touch ups, but not too bad.
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This has been one of my favorite foundation at the moment. Even though, it fades a little it at the end of the day, it makes up for the smooth and creamy texture, medium coverage and the dewy and healthy glow that it gives my face. I definitely recommend it to people with dry skin.

Have you tried the Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Liquid Foundation??

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  1. Wow you look absolutely gorgeous and glowing! The illuminating liquid foundation is a perfect match and I love the fresh, healthy look it gives your skin :) Your eyebrows look good too, what brow products do you use?

    1. Thank you, Karen! It really is a great foundation and $10 is a good price. I use Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit in Brunette. It's one of my fav brow products.

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    1. Hello Khalia, it sucks they don't have darker shades. I don't understand why :(

  3. Amazing finish! Your skin looks gorgeous :)

  4. Looks so pretty! I have never heard about this before! Thanks for sharing:)

  5. Totally expected this to be just a squeeze tube haha. But it definitely looks great :) Gonna check it out when I finish my current bottle or if my current one doesn't match me anymore :P

    1. Hi Melli. I hope you check it out. The packaging is a hard plastic with pump. Pretty easy to dispense the foundation.

  6. wow same here, ive never heard of this product.

    cant wait to read more reviews and try it out :D