I must say definitely no, these 'All-Over Face colors' should not be used in place of the mineral foundation. The more multi-purpose nature of foundation is meant to conceal any flaws or blemishes in the skin, while providing a nice, even, and neutral canvas for colors and enhancers to be applied. These face colors are simply brighteners and highlighters for the skin. I disagree with the reviewer being a makeup artist, to suggest 'Warmth or Warm Radiance' be or can be substituted for foundation with darker complexions. I have medium skin, yet warmth appears to 'fake-bake' on me, as it is also only designed to add accentuation and glow, not provide an all over face concealer, nor a cohesive, natural-finish look to skin. Same goes true for lighter tones. I suggest you experiement with the more 'Rosey'er' shades that appear somewhat pink in hue if you wish to match an actual color for all-over face that will best compliment your skin. Such examples would be Clear or Rose Radiance (which ARE radiances that have shine, but also some color enhancing), or even 'True'. Using a very light hand and a minimal amount on the brush, sweep only along the sides of the hairline and temples, the eyes, and especially (my favorite trick), on the round, apples of the cheeks, then sliding upwards to blend with cheek bones. This will give you a dewy, naturally radiant glow. If you wish for something more subtle and apparent yet undetectable, try either applying even more lightly than if placing over skin, and just highlight in very small, precise areas and amounts on the face such as cheeks and corners of eyes. When you then apply foundation, you should be able to see a slight glow or irridescence coming from within as the shimmer shines through the minerals. If you are not at all experienced with (and are apprehensive) about the face colors, try adding just a touch of the color to your foundation and apply. If you like your results, you may choose to continue using this method, or you may just see how your skin individually responds to the light and the color, and modify your regimen then based off of your initial results. Good Luck!
answered 6 years ago
This is arguable. While lighter skintones will benefit from using the All Over Face Colors just to enhance features, as a makeup arftist I find that the Warmth works fantastic as a foundation for darker skintones with a golden undertone. Primarily, I would recommend applying these shades anywhere the sun would naturally hit (i.e. forehead, nose, forehead, cheeks, chin).
answered 6 years, 4 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)
my goodness no! please don't use this as a foundation. it is only meant to enhance your features. Use these all over face colors under, over or mixed with foundation. Great for highlighting or for softening blush. Flawless is the perfect color for anyone. The others have a slight tint to them. The ones that say "radiance" have a bit of shimmer for a subtle glow. It's very subtle when you buff it. The ones like warmth, glee, true, and a little sun are used only in small amounts because they are much bolder than the sheer radiances.
answered 6 years, 4 months ago