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When it comes to face makeup, I prefer BB creams over foundations for daily use. I restrict myself from using foundations on a daily basis, but I was really intrigued by the water-based formula of Za OC30 Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation that I instantly got it on behalf of IMBB. Let us get straight to the review.
700 INR for 30ml
Claims and Directions:
My Take on Za OC30 Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation:
At first, I was very disappointed about the fact that it’s expensive for the tiny quantity provided. The foundation comes in a little beige-colored bottle with a silver mirror screw cap. The plastic bottle came inside a plastic outer pack that contained all the details about the product. The bottle is simple and travel friendly.
There are only 6 shades to choose from and I chose OC30, which is supposedly the darkest shade in the range. I have fair skin, for reference. This shade is a perfect match for my fair skin and sits comfortably. I think most of you would not find your match owing to the limited shade selection. All of them are very light and too pink for Indian skin tones.
I have been having issues of oily skin from a few months now and so water based formulas has been working well. The foundation is very liquid-y but not too runny. You can easily make out that the formula is water based. It is very easy to blend into skin. A foundation brush is barely required if you are looking for sheer coverage.
Normally, I like sheer to medium coverage so I tend to use my finger tips. It does not feel cakey, patchy or heavy even if it is layered. But, it tends to highlight the dry flakes area, so a moisturizer is required prior to application. The added bonus is that it comes with an SPF of 17 PA++. It does not creases once it sets and it easily gets settled onto the skin. I like that it does not clog my pores and gives my face a luminance and radiant look.
One thing, I did not like is the dewy finish it gives because I already have an oily skin so I would have preferred a matte look. Although, the dewy finish looks good and it is not too much. However, the sebum secretion starts after about 2-3 hours of wear. Also, my skin sweats when I step out in the sun. I am in a sort of a love-hate relationship with Za OC30 Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation. I guess Lakme does have some water-based foundations too at the lower price range. I would recommend giving it a thought before deciding to invest some big bucks on this one.
Pros of Za Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation:
- Simple and convenient packaging.
- Travel friendly.
- Water based formula.
- Comes with an SPF 17 PA++.
- Gives a dewy finish, which is not over the top(except when it makes me sweat).
- Seeps into skin easily and is blendable.
- Does not clog pores.
- Does not look cakey or patchy.
- Gives a luminance look.
Cons of Za Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation:
- Makes my skin sweat, when I step out in the sun.
- I would have preferred complete matte finish since I have oily skin.
- Sebum secretion returns after 2-3 hours.
- Shade range is very poor, for Indian skin tones.
- Price is steep for such a tiny quantity.
Would I Recommend/Re-purchase Za OC30 Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation
I would recommend this to all oily-skinned beauties who would want a change from the regular Lakme ones. I do not think, I would get it again considering the steep price.
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