Fashion 21 Two Way Cake with Tea Tree Oil Review
A lot of my makeup are recommendations from my college friends. Since most of us can’t afford MAC, Clinique or NARS we frequent the local makeup stalls and we are happy in our discoveries. This is one of the makeups my friend Zel found out about…and we instantly loved it! Why?
- Light and gentle foundation with Tea Tree oil. Comes in refills.
- Tea- Tree oil (fade blemishes)
- Oil control
- Mild on skin
- Long lasting
- Can be applied wet or dry
I got this from my recent trip to the mall. I read a lot of feedbacks about this and since I was bored with my usual loose powder I didn’t hesitate to get one. Though I only availed of the refill since I find the compact bulky and I rarely use sponges in applying powder foundation (I use makeup brushes ^_^) I placed it on my empty Maybelline powder foundation case and fits just right. Thank God for double adhesive tape!
Fashion 21 Two-Way Cake with Tea Tree Oil comes in 4 shades, with #1 being the lightest with pink undertones and #4 darkest. I got #3 which I think is the lightest for yellow undertones. The powder has a mild scent.
For the first few days of trying it on, I found that the coverage is quite heavy. I looked made up even though I only applied it very lightly. Though I was impressed that my face looked smooth, it covered mild redness & blemishes, and evened my skin tone.
This can be applied wet or dry but I never dared to apply it wet. Since applying it damp would give even heavier coverage. I usually apply it over my Bourjois Foundation on days or nights that I need extra coverage. While the rest of the day I only apply it alone, it would fade after 6 hours (in air-conditioning). I love that it would only oil up and I would just blot it and voila skin looks fresh.
I actually wear a N95 mask at work since I work at an infectious hospital and it transfers on my mask though I still find that my foundation looks the same. By mid-day it would be completely faded. No patches experienced once it fades.
I can’t confirm that it would fade blemishes since I haven’t used it for over a month. Tea Tree is supposed to help prevent blemishes but I don’t believe that it would really fade blemishes with this alone.
Another thing I noticed is looks nice in photographs. Even though it has UV protection, I don’t notice any white cast.
The refill costs P130 while the compact I think is around P185.
Where To Buy
Available in department stores and even at selected Watson’s outlets.
Direction for Use:
Fashion 21 Two Way Cake with Tea-Tree oil can be applied after liquid foundation or alone. Apply with dry or slightly dampened sponge for smoother coverage. Apply in even strokes working towards the hairline and jaw line. Use sponge or fluffy brush to lightly brush off excess powder.
What I Like About the Fashion 21 Two Way Cake with Tea Tree Oil
- Smooth velvety texture
- Good oil control
- Finely-milled powder
- Good coverage
- Gives nice photographs
- UV protection
- Readily available
- Refills are offered
- Can be applied wet or dry
What I Don’t Like About the Fashion 21 Two Way Cake with Tea Tree Oil
- Bulky packaging
- Not buildable; tends to be cakey
Will I Repurchase?
This is a very affordable powder foundation that delivers well! I love that it gives good coverage and also photographs well. I highly recommend it to those looking for an affordable powder foundation.
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