How are you all? I am sooooo glad that the weather in Hyderabad cooled down a bit. I was watching little drizzle through my office window and longed to be outside . Why is it always a good weather day when I am buried neck deep in work? I am done with my complaining for the day and so getting all ready to review one of my favorite cream foundations – Kryolan Ultra Foundation. I was excited to spot this brand during my visit to makeup stores and made quite a haul. Believe me , it’s not easy leaving without being tempted when you set your eyes on their professional range.
Ultra foundation is a cream foundation specially formulated for the most demanding make-up expectations. As a result of its excellent covering quality, Ultra foundation is also effective as a corrective make-up. Transparent application of Ultra foundation is also suitable for photographic work. Its matt finish provides models with a naturally attractive appearance. The Ultra foundation formulation contains advanced ingredients that are recognised for particularly good skin compatibility. This formulation contains no mineral oil, to assure that the skin readily absorbs the make-up. This foundation is available in a wide range of more than 70 shades.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Kaolin, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Tocopherol, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Eugenol, Amyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Parfum (Fragrance) and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Ultramarines CI 77007, Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Red 36 CI 12085, Carmine CI 75470, Yellow 6 Lake CI 15985, Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77289, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Mica] (EU seulement/only: CI 58000, CI 74160, CI 73015, CI 77120, CI 11680) May contain carmine as a color additive.
Price: INR 900/- for 15g
This foundation comes in two package styles – stick & tub. I went for the tub variant as I find it hard to blend foundation in stick form. The tub like all Kryolan, comes in a silver and black with their logo printed on its cap. The package is not so great to look but is very travel friendly. It did not break during my travels so far and so I am happy.
My Experience with Kryolan Ultra foundation:
Kryolan Ultra Foundation is a medium to heavy coverage foundation, water proof and no SPF. I have oily skin and usually prefer light , airy foundations. But I was tempted to go for this one and I do not regret because I can work with this foundation in different ways to give a custom made coverage. When I want a sheer coverage I use a sponge . I use a damp sponge for a perfect finish. For under eye area I dab a little with my fingers. And for heavy coverage I use foundation brush in small strokes. The best thing about this foundation is whatever may be the coverage you go for, you will end up looking stunning in photographs.(Having no SPF sure helps) The foundation is moisturising and does not dry up hard on your face. Though it claims to be mattifying, it actually gives a dewy look. It is not shiny but dewy in a good way. Oily skin beauties might not like the effect but I prefer this over the powdery cold look which most matte foundations give. You can however use some powder to get a matte look. Light blemishes will not need any concealing with this foundation but it does not completely cover dark circles. The staying power is great and it scores well even in humid conditions.(Tested while in my hometown-Vizag) I need a t-zone touch up after 3 hours as it gets shiny but the coverage does not budge. It easily stays 5-6 hours on me & I think it is wonderful given the price.
Pros of Kryolan Ultra foundation:
• Moisturising and so no flaking.
• Loads of shades to choose from.
• Amazing staying power.
• covers minor blemishes
• Does not melt in humid conditions.
• Photographs well
• Affordable price
• Travel friendly
Cons of Kryolan Ultra foundation:
• Oily skin girls might not like the dewy finish(but I love it)
• Should master the art of blending it well. I did.
IMBB Rating: 4 /5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Kryolan Ultra Foundation ?
Repurchase? I might or may be will try other foundations from their range
Recommendation – I recommend it for all dry skin ladies and dewy finish loving oily skin beauties(I wonder if there are any out there!!)
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