Za True White Two-Way Foundation Review

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Hi everyone,

    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.

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Price:

     ₹ 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.

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     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.


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Pros:

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

Cons:

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)

22 comments

  • Khushi@NOtOnlyMakeup 2 years ago

    i Love the electrifying packaging. I will love to try Za products, they seem so promising.

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      I love the packaging too

  • Ketakee 2 years ago

    i have just ordered this and waiting for it to arrive 🙂 nice post…

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Hope it performs well for you

  • swati 2 years ago

    well written post dear….

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  • Chaicy 2 years ago

    I do have oily skin but the last time when I went in search of a shade I dint find one that matched my skin tone. 🙁

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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes, the shade range is very limited

  • Vishakha@Reviewwali 2 years ago

    Hey Preethy! I have this pretty cute thing in my kitty, I have the personalized case which I love more than the product inside 😀
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  • rakhshanda 2 years ago

    I don’t like the foundation that gives me some dry patches, very honest and detailed review <3
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Me too, thanks 🙂

  • Dipti 2 years ago

    Nice review! But it’s too pricey :/ You can try Essence mattifying compact powder, it’s really cheap! It cant be used wet tho

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes will try it next time when I go to India as it’s not available in Finland 🙁

  • Himanshi 2 years ago

    Dry patchy foundations are a big big no…thanks for the review dear… 🙂 you saved my bucks 😀
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Welcome 🙂

  • Sangeeta 2 years ago

    The packaging looks classy. But I wish they had more shade options for darker skin tone.

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Me too 🙁

  • Priyanka 2 years ago

    Nice honest review dear, dry patchy foundations are a big no, they make the skin older. Have a great weekend 🙂
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Truly said, thanks Priyanka 🙂

  • Tiya 2 years ago

    Does not look good at all for a 1000 bucks compact 🙁 Shade range should have been wider. Definitely a miss for me because from your review I got that I am not going to have a match

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Agree with you

  • Makeup Discourse 2 years ago

    Hi Preethy,
    I don’t like dry matte finish too hence I did not like the Rimmel Staymatte. Hi-Fi for Satin Matte, but this is definitely pricier than the other ones available!

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes it is pricier but is available at times in discounted price

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