The first item I am going to review from my recent purchase will be Definit’e Miracle Splash Liquid Foundation. From what I know, Definit’e Cosmetics has several ranges of products. This liquid foundation happens to be in Classic line although I did not see any other liquid foundation other than this lol.
What it claims: Cool and soothe high percentage of water renders pleasing experience with excellent play time in application. Feather-weight film and sheer coverage. Vitamin C & E in anti-aging and anti-oxidant effect. Recommended for all skin types. Pamper your skin today!
The foundation came in a transparent plastic bottle with a pump and amazingly long cap. It looks a little weird huh? When I was matched, my ideal match would be Ultra Light yet I decided to take Ultra Medium as it is not too dark and it looked pretty okay, giving me a faked tan look :P. As you can suggest from the name itself (“SPLASH”), this foundation is water-based. For your information, currently the foundation is only available in three shades.
Definit’e Miracle Splash liquid foundation looks quite yellow with a slight pink undertone, but just very slightly. I honestly pretty like it as it complements my skin tone really well :D. When I took some of the foundation out, I could smell a faint floral scent but it was gone few minutes after application. I am okay with the scent as it still smell quite soft, unlike some foundation with a strong chemical smell… *coughs,MAC,coughs*
Since it is water-based, it does not feel sticky at all when I applied it onto my face. Not to mention that it blends easily too :). The foundation felt so light and it was supposed to be a sheer foundation. However, from what I found out from the SA as well as what I’ve been experiencing, it could be layered on to get a medium coverage. During the free makeover session, I actually tried to layer it on and tadaa, a medium coverage that did not feel cakey. For the purpose of this review (and also it was a school day), I only put a layer of foundation. It was sheer but it covered most of my blemishes.
Definit’e Miracle Splash foundation actually gave me a dewy finish, yet it looks a little matte in the following picture. I dabbed on a little bit of CS Silica Powder to absorb any oil secreted throughout the day (my skin is considerably dry yet it still secrets a tiny bit amount of oil, especially during a hot and humid day) since I knew I would have a pretty long day 😛
When I came back home after a long day at uni, I still looked pretty fresh and my skin was not dried up :D. What I noticed is the color did not oxidize throughout the day. Despite the shade I chose was a little darker than Ultra Light, it did not make me look so fake and yellowish/orangey (once I tried to copy a ganguro look and the only thing my friends said was either I look sick or I look as if I got food poisoning -_-). It gave me the healthy look I desired ^_^.
One huge point which reduced all those marks that I had given to this foundation significantly is the packaging itself. Yes, it came with a pump but it is practically not functional at all. The pictures say it all…
How am I supposed to pump out the foundation if the pump is like that???? Tell me please :(. No wonder the SA suggested me not to use the pump. Instead, use the tip on the bottom part of the pump. The silly me forgot that part and used the pump. Guess what happened. The foundation splashed everywhere! I guess that’s how the foundation was named. What the heck right? I do not know whether this can be called “creativity” or simply just inconvenience.
Overall, Definit’e Classic Miracle Splash Liquid Foundation is a good foundation for those who do not like cakey feeling of oil-based foundation. Nevertheless, due to the packaging issue, I will suggest you to buy Estee Lauder Double-Wear Light foundation if you wanted to splurge and looking for a sheer foundation. No, I do not keep this foundation aside as apparently the shade is a perfect match for my sister and I can always use it when I want to look a little tanned ;).
Plus: light-weight, does not oxidize, not drying, has SPF, buildable coverage
Minus: pricey, useless pump, has a hint of floral scent (for those who does not like it), only three shades available
Does anybody notice my stupid t-shirt? 😛