Even though I like to think of myself as youthful (hello, I like all things teenagery, a la The Hills and Us Weekly!), finding a scary white hair on my left eyebrow a few weeks ago gently reminded me of my age, EEK!
DuWop bills oil-free Foundation of Youth as an “anti-aging” product, one they claim will noticeably reduce the appearance of fine lines and help restore firmness to skin.
It comes in six shades, and the one I have is called Beige.
Unlike most foundations, it comes with an attached brush applicator. You squeeze the tube, which moistens the attached brush with foundation, and then sweep the brush over your face to distribute and blend.
Right off the bat I could see a difference in the texture of my skin. My pores looked smaller, and fine lines appeared softer.
You know how some foundations can actually appear to exaggerate imperfections in your skin as the day wears on? Not DuWop. It maintained a smooth, consistent texture even after a full day of wear.
This stuff feels weightless on my skin, and half the time I forget I’m wearing it at all. Coverage is sheer to medium, and Beige looks like it just melts into my skin. As if that weren’t enough, it photographs well and hasn’t broken me out so far (*crosses fingers*).
While great, it could have gone down in my personal makeup history book as fantastic had it been packaged differently and had it not come attached to that $38 price tag (ouch).
It’s a little less expensive than my beloved Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation (which runs $42 for a 1 oz. bottle), but it’s still ex-pen-sive.
And I wish I could trade the attached brush for a regular ole’ pump dispenser. I like the brush okay for distributing foundation, but it doesn’t blend very well and leaves a lot of streaks. I usually use my fingers to blend the product instead.
The squeeze tube doesn’t help, either, making it difficult to deposit the right the amount of product. If I’m not super careful with it (e.g. if I get squeeze happy), I end up with too much foundation on the brush head.
DuWop Foundation of Youth
Use: A lightweight, sheer-to-medium coverage foundation that softens the appearance of pores and fine lines
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
If you’re dexterous enough to use the brush applicator and don’t mind spending $38 for a lightweight foundation with sheer-to-medium coverage, DuWop Foundation of Youth makes an excellent choice.
You might like Foundation of Youth if…
- You typically purchase foundations in the $40 price range
- You are concerned about large pores and fine lines on your skin
- You desire sheer-to-medium coverage
- You have combo dry/acne-prone skin
- You like scented products, as it smells strongly of honeysuckle
- You like brush applicators
- You prefer cruelty-free makeup
- You want an oil-free foundation
Staring at the blank page before you
Okay, who else is counting down the hours until The Hills premiere tonight?
I really want to believe that Heidi will grow a brain this season and ditch Spencer! That boy’s just bad news.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,