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Ardency Inn AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate

What it is: A breakthrough innovation in complexion that adds a natural flesh tone to your daily moisturizer, turning it into your own custom liquid foundation, tinted moisturizer, or concealer. What it does: Get a naturally flawless-looking complexion every day. While traditional foundations only offer one level of coverage, even when layering, Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate provides the exact amount of coverage you need only where you need it. Mix a drop of with any water-based moisturizer to create your custom tinted foundation, tinted moisturizer, or concealer. Adjust the amount of concentrate based on your desired level of coverage. The more concentrate, the more coverage. What else you need to know: One bottle of this highly-concentrated formula can last as long as two bottles of standard liquid foundation. Made in USA.
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Questions & Answers for Ardency Inn AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate

Question
Can I mix this with a primer?
Would I be able to mix this product with my favorite silicone like primer and use it that way or is it recommended that I mix it with a moisturizer?
asked 2 years ago
lyss13
(Phoenix, AZ)
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I mixed mine (Fair Pink) with Miracle Skin Transformer in Medium and it worked great. I have combination skin and I am afraid mixing with moisturizer would be messy. And Fair Pink is a TINY bit light on me...but very close. Medium primer helped get the right color.
answered 6 months ago
hday
(Portland, OR)
answer 2
It would take alot of the primer to cover your face. And I don't know that the coverage would be even. I recommend using the primer first.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
ccm1
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 3
Yes, you can.
I mixed mine with Paula's Choice moisturizer and Becca matte primer and it worked better than I thought. I think you want to make sure you apply some on your face, still, as the concentrate (mine for this matter) did dry up pretty fast.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
monicaliz
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
I found that this worked better with a primer than a moisturizer (too greasy) for me. The foundation becomes very buttery and blends well onto the skin.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Grey22
answer 5
Can u tell me what primer do u use? Thanks!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
mybabyrocks
(Kapolei, HI)
Question
Does this sink into pores?
I have large pores (along with oily/acne skin), will this clog pores?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
annafalla
(Virginia)
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
4 answers
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answer 1
it will definitely NOT clog your pores ;) trust me i have the same skin problems as you.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ILUVeyeliner96
(Ottawa,Ontario)
answer 2
I think it depends on what you mix it with. I've tried to wear it with different moisturizers and with a fdtn. Everything seems to make my pores look huge. I did have some luck with Clinique Pore Refining Solutions though. I use it only over the areas with visible pores and without moisturizer on the area. Let it set and then do makeup. I did still have to blot but it was SO much better than the oil slick I had been.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
ccm1
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 3
It shouldn't, but it will definitely accentuate them. Beware
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
pvalitova
(pittsburgh pa)
answer 4
For me, it covers my pores just fine. I don't have huge pores but there're enlarged pores on nose and cheeks, and they're all concealed. I think it depends on which moisturizer you use to mix it with.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
vananhdoll
Question
Best color for light skin with neutral undertones?
Not sure which color to purchase, I wear a 1 in urban decay Naked foundation, if that helps at all.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
mnm91
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
4 answers
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answer 1
I am the same and I was told light beige or light pink beige even tho I'm neutral toned I might buy both hope this helped a little
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
brittybaby88
answer 2
I wear light pink beige, and I'm between a 2.0 and 3.5 in naked skin foundation (I have cool to neutral undertones). So, definitely go lighter than that.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
mdnd
answer 3
I have but even the sephora associate told me it wasn't accurate, because I am very fair but have redness that results in the recommended foundation shades to be to dark for me :-/
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
mnm91
answer 4
We recommend using the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ to help you find your perfect match! > http://www.sephora.com/color-iq
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Please recommend some water based moisturizers
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
jennnnn
(Brooklyn, NY)
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
4 answers
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answer 1
this may not be super helpful to you as it is not sold through sephora, but I have tried many different moisturizers and primers with this and keep going back to Arbonne FC5 oil-absorbing day lotion with spf. The finish is fantastic. Light coverage, sunscreen, and my skin is glowing and dewy but not oily. I love it!
answered 8 months ago
kimber0013
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
I could not make this look right with any moisturizer. I finally just started mixing it with my foundation.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
ccm1
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 3
Olay Age Defying *Classic* Protective Renewal lotion with sunscreen (broad spectrum spf 15). First ingredient is water. Just make sure you wash morning of makeup application and exfoliate really well once every 1-2 weeks. Hope this works, Ciao
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Chrissy723
(Milton, Wisconsin)
answer 4
Paula's Choice line of moisturizers blends well and it's also very cheap. I love it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
monicaliz
(Boston, MA)
Question
what am I doing wrong?
I want to love this, but I've tried it three times with two different oil-free moisturizers and got the same results. It streaks and doesn't look even and I'm not even done applying. If I try to go back and smooth it out, I get bare patches with clumped up, cakey spots around it. What am I doing that I can't get a decent result?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
ccm1
(Kansas City, MO)
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
4 answers
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answer 1
Honestly, I think it's just the product. I had bad results as well and my face broke out. The ingredients are pretty bad too. (polyurethane is plastic)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, Ca)
answer 2
i had the same problem. i could never get it right. i returned
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
angelacsf
(san francisco)
answer 3
In addition to using a primer, you may want to try applying with a damp makeup sponge or Beautyblender. I often get bad results applying foundation with a brush or my fingers, but a damp sponge usually works for me. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
leopardprint
(SF Bay Area, NorCal)
answer 4
We recommend applying the ARDENCY INN AMERICANA Ultra Lightweight Skin Perfecting Primer before the foundation to help your makeup go on smoothly and last longer. http://bit.ly/1lw6XTF
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does this product contain ingredients tested on animals?
I couldn't find the info on Peta or Sephora.
asked 2 years ago
brocaknows
(Brooklyn, NY)
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't think so, but I am not sure.
But you can surely contact them at contact@ardencyinn.com
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
monicaliz
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
I checked with Ardency Inn and none of their products are tested on animals, nor do they work with any suppliers who test on animals. They are 100% cruelty free!
answered 2 years ago
LaniBear
answer 3
We suggest reaching out directly to Ardency Inn for more information on their animal testing policies> http://www.ardencyinn.com/.
answered 2 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
What shade tint would you recommend?
I am blonde, blue eyed with pink/ cool undertone with fair to light skin but not porcelain.
asked 2 years ago
kim4simpsons
(Houston, TX)
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
3 answers
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answer 1
I think you would like the Fair Pink.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
ccm1
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 2
The best thing to do is hit a Sephora store in your local area and get a Color IQ match! It's fast and easy!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
monicaliz
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
You would be either fair pink or light pink beige. It's difficult to know for sure without seeing you in person. If you say you are fair to light, I would try fair pink first. If anything you want your foundation to brighten the center of your face where most people normally want more coverage. Then you could always warm up your complexion with bronzer. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years ago
MakeUpJunkieNYC
(New York, NY)
Question
Does this product cause breakouts?
I easily breakout and need something to cover up my dark spots as well as help fade them. Since its silicone based, will that cause breakouts?
asked 2 years ago
jaeleigh
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I looked up the ingredients on COSDNA.COM and there are a lot of ingredients in this that that can cause acne and clog pores.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
carolsag
(New York)
answer 2
"The molecules in Dimethicone are too large to penetrate into the skin layers and only sit on top of the skin. By having this silicone layer on top of the skin, the skin moisture is prevented from escaping, thus helping keep the skin moisturized. Silicone in skincare is also supposed to be better for those with sensitive skin due to this occlusive nature and it does not irritate the skin nor does it cause acne."

With that being said if youre not washing your face just about everyday and exfoliating once a week youre also keeping dirt, dead skin cells, ect all on your skin and in your pores which will obviously cause BREAKOUTS. I like the Clinique emergency intensif gel if that happens. Also Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System (once a month, but scrubbing with the device and a black head wash once a week). hope this helps. Take Care. Ciao
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Chrissy723
(Milton, Wisconsin)
answer 3
I haven't gotten many breakouts, I'm not sure it does. Check the ingredients and search them up on a search engine. It's the best way to know for sure, but since this is a water based concentrate, I don't think it will cause breakouts.
Make sure, though, when buying a moisturizer that it is a water-based one as oil-based moisturizers will definitely cause breakouts.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
monicaliz
(Boston, MA)
Question
color match
Hi, my color IQ # is 2Y01. Would you please tell me which Ardency Inn Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate color will be the closest match?

Thank you
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
miath
(Austin,Tx)
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think you may like the Light Golden. Unless you are pink. Then go next one lighter.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
ccm1
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 2
I'm pretty sure you can add your color IQ to your profile and it will match you up with foundations!
I'd say stick with your color because it's the exact match, don't go lighter like I did xo
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
monicaliz
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
Go to the color IQ page on sephora.com and enter in your shade. It should list what you need.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
majmommy
(Fort Meade, MD)
Question
Safety of Ingredients
I see that this states it is not to be used alone or with products that have glycol or salicylic acid. Is this all glycols? I use Josie Maran's moisturizer (from Sephora) and it has Caprylyl and Hexylene glycol. Is this safe to use or not? Thank you.
asked 2 years ago
brob
(Seattle)
on AMERICANA Custom Coverage Concentrate
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use Josie as well and it works fine.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
ccm1
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 2
The foundation concentrate could interfere with any treatment in your moisturizer, especially if it is time-release or anything. You can, however, use your favorite treatment moisturizer and then mix the concentrate with a light basic moisturizer or primer or tinted moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
poprockz
(California)
answer 3
I am not sure, but i looked up the ingredients on COSDNA.COM and there are a lot of ingredients in this that that can cause acne.
answered 2 years ago
carolsag
(New York)
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