What do I do when I see something that I think is a positively silly invention? I buy it! Ta-Da!
When this foundation first came out (I think Evangeline Lily and Eva Longoria are in the advert) how we sniffed. How we laughed. Rolling on a foundation? Ludicrous.
God, I want to strangle Eva Longoria. I think Evangeline is quite beautiful but she reminds me of the sister in law so *makes a stabbing noise*
Anyway, I got it. Choosing a foundation from a drugstore counter is so-so hard. In the end I had to use my nose and pick a random one up – I got R3 Beige Rose –
Read on to see what I thought!When you actually think about it, the roll on applicator is just a sponge but…like a roller. Plenty of us use sponges to apply our base, right?
Its a small plastic thing with a beige sponge attached. Lightweight, rolls smoothly.
There’s a problem when you try and get the product on the sponge – you have to press down pretty hard to get anything on your sponge. The pan with the foundation in is perfectly shaped for the roll on, but nevertheless, it takes a good few rolls to get product on it.
There seems to be more product on the edges that the centre of the roller – can’t seem to avoid this. As saturated as I can get it:
Rolling this on was actually ok. Almost fun. It didn’t take much product at all to get a decent coverage, and it was quite a light application – nothing heavy or cakey about it.
Yep – its true. As much as I wanted to tell you this was a terrible product, its not. The sponge actually gives quite an even, soft finish without too much product. There is the issue of the line it leaves but you can roll this out, or roll over it:
Rolled on my hand. You can see the edge:
Yes yes, I like the applicator. Its still gimmicky, but its not bad at all. I wouldn’t get it out on the bus and start rolling my face though – that would look odd.
**UPDATE** – yes it is a bugger to apply around the nose, you have to just use your finger or a brush there!
As for the foundation itself – well the shade didn’t match me *boo hiss* it was too light and a tad too pink. I also felt that the base didn’t last as long as I would’ve liked – I got the oilies. Better for dry skins I think.
Before (my skin is very spotty and rashy at the moment):
After one roll:
You can buy L’oreal in Boots, Superdrug etc. etc.