Za True White Two-Way Foundation Review
My Rimmel compact got finished when I was in India which I reviewed here and it fared well in the humid climate, kept oiliness at bay for few hours and when it got finished, I started using the Za two-way foundation that I purchased in India.
₹ 550 for the Za foundation refill (9 g)
₹400 for the Za foundation case
Available at amazon.in, flipkart.com
About the Product:
This compact light-weight powdery foundation minimizes the appearance of dark spots giving a pearly, radiant finish. Its Vitamin C ingredients diminish melanin formation while the SPF 20-PA++ protect skin from UVA and UVB.
Can be used wet or dry for flawless and radiant, pearly-white finish without clogging the pores.
Available in 4 shades to suit Indian skin tones.
I brought both the case and the refill together and I like the packaging as it has two separate compartments for the powder and the sponge, the sponge is not white but is almost the shade of the powder. There are four shades available and I have this in the shade 22 which is slightly light compared to my skin tone but this is the darkest shade available with yellow undertones and they have one shade with pink undertone. I have used it only in the dry form on top of my BB cream or moisturizer. The powder is very finely milled, does not feel chalky and gives a satin matt finish to the skin which I like as I am not a fan of the dry matt finish. I moisturize my face and apply it on top of moisturizer or sunscreen, then it looks good giving a soft matte finish. But, when I use it on top of certain matt finish BB creams like the Pond’s BB cream which I reviewed here or foundations then it just enhances the pores as it settles inside them instead of blurring them which does not look good. So, I have to be careful when I pair it with my base and usually use it on top of moisturizer/sunscreen or on top of BB creams that are slightly moisturizing. I use it with a real technique brush or The Body Shop brush if I am applying it over foundation/BB cream or on top of my moisturizer/sunscreen as the sponge provided is better when used for wet application. I tried using it in the wet form but as the shade range was lighter than my skin tone it looked ashy and as it is a matt one, the application did not look good, so I prefer to use it as a setting powder. It controls oil decently for 3-4 hours and for more hours in a cool climate. It is is a highly matt compact and hence it is better to apply on top of moisturizer, but people with very oily skin can apply it without moisturizer especially in humid conditions. People with dry skin might find it more drying as it enhances all dry flakes and pores if the skin is not well moisturized.
Nice packaging that comes with a mirror and applicator with separate compartments
Powder is finely milled and does not feel chalky
Blends and disappears well into the skin if moisturized properly
Keeps the skin oil free for few hours depending on the climate
Gives a satin matt finish
Accentuates dry flakes on non-moisturized skin or even in slightly moisturized skin
Shade selection is really limited as people with wheatish or dusky skin tones will not find a match
The powder enhances tiny pores on face when to set matt finish BB creams/foundation (even if the BB cream/foundation is applied on well-moisturized skin)
Costly when you buy the case and the refill together
If you do not like the powder and do not repurchase it, then the case is not going to be very useful anymore
Prettykooll rating: 3/5 (You will like this compact a lot if you have oily skin)
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