Natasha Beauty Face Duo – Review, Photos & Swatches
Product Description/Claims according to the Natasha Beauty Website:
Staying fresh and looking flawless all day is now possible with Natasha Beauty Face Duo. Now available in Light, Medium and Beige
Concealer Stick and Liquid Foundation
Size/s: Concealer Stick 1.6g / Liquid Foundation 5.5mL
Color: Light, Medium, Beige
PACKAGING – The packaging of this one is exactly similar to the Natasha Lip Duos, only that this one contains a liquid foundation and a concealer on both ends. The liquid foundation comes with a sponge applicator and the concealer comes in a stick form, which, if you read my review regarding the lip duos, you’ll know that I’m not really fond of this type of packaging. The stick concealer doesn’t roll all the way down, and since I’m such a klutz I tend to easily nick most sides of the concealer.
APPLICATION/SHADE – Foundation – Honestly, I’m not really fond of the foundation’s application method. Either you apply the foundation using the sponge directly onto your face, or you dab some at the back of your hand then grab a brush and apply it onto your face. The latter sounds a bit more tedious, and the first one is kinda unhygienic (at least for me). Therefore, I choose to apply the foundation using the first method. I dab some product then blend it using a flat top kabuki brush. I choose to apply the concealer, however directly onto my face, since it’s really creamy and there’s no need to warm it up using my fingers. Both shades are yellow-toned so it’s perfect for most Asians/Pinays
CONSISTENCY, COVERAGE & FINISH – The foundation is a bit thicker than I imagined. Not too thick but it sets quickly so you need to blend faster. The foundation has light to medium coverage and is also buildable. It gives me a semi-matte finish after application. The concealer, however, is really creamy and has a nice coverage. I wish they sell these babies individually. I sometimes use this alone. Usually I don’t like using stick concealers under my eye area because they’re not as creamy as a liquid concealer, but this one as I’ve said is really creamy and it blends like a dream.
PERFORMANCE & LONGEVITY – The foundation itself lasted on me for more than four hours, the concealer when used separately (using a different foundation underneath) lasted on me for more than six hours. I also noticed that for some reason the foundation emphasized the dry patches on my face, which I’m afraid kinda turned me off. Further, I also noticed that this this made me shiny after a couple of hours so I either needed to blot and/or apply a pressed powder all through out the day.
F.O.T.D. – [FACE] Natasha Beauty Face Duo in ‘Light Beige’; Ben Nye Neutral Set; [BROWS] Look Beauty Brow Perfect; [EYES] Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base; Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette; Avon Glimmersticks in ‘Blackest Black’; Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner in ‘Kill Black’ Maybelline Rocket Volum’Express Mascara; [CHEEKS] ELF HD Blush in ‘Headliner’; Benefit ‘Hoola’; [LIPS] Lime Crime Velvetines in ‘Red Velvet’
SCENT, ETC – The foundation has a faint scent and for me it kinda smells like a traditional soap (sorry I don’t know how else to describe it. I suck at describing scents, lol) while the concealer doesn’t have any particular scent. The foundation also contains parabens while the concealer contains salicylic acid (which is known to be helpful for blemishes).
• Shade | IM097 Light Beige • Price | PhP 205
• Weight | Liquid Foundation: 5.5ml; Concealer stick: 1.6g
• Avalability | Natasha Dealers
Now, let’s summarize this…
2 in 1 product
Foundation has a light to medium coverage ideal for those who have no/minimal skin problems
Foundation is buildable
Concealer is really creamy and easy to blend
Concealer has a really nice coverage
Both sets in semi-matte finish
Foundation & concealer lasts more than four hours (when both used)
Concealer lasts more than six hours (when used individually underneath a different foundation)
Foundation has a mild scent while the concealer has no scent at all
Not really fond of the packaging (both foundation & concealer)
Foundation is not ideal for those with skin problems
Emphasized the dry patches on my face
May not be ideal for those with oily skin
May be hard to find if you don’t know someone who sells Natasha products
Personally, I would’ve preferred to use this product both as a concealer. The foundation does not provide enough coverage at a single layer and it would be too tedious if you layer. It’s buildable (and doable) but if you’re in a rush, it’s not something that you’re going to gravitate toward. The concealer, however, MAN! I wish they sell them individually. Wait, do they? Because if they do, I’d totally buy them. They’re so creamy and they’re very easy to blend and the coverage is amazing!
The concept is genius, I must say but the foundation, like I said is for those who have little to no skin problems, or for those who don’t want to wear that much makeup. It doesn’t feel heavy, which is something that I like in a face makeup, and it’s affordable, which is something that you seldom find these days (especially for a 2 in 1 product).
Yes for the concealer because like I said, it’s really amazing and should definitely be sold INDIVIDUALLY!
It is worth the money if you’re looking for a multi-tasking product, and if you’re looking for a really creamy concealer. I don’t mind buying this for the concealer alone because it’s really affordable. Besides, you can also use the liquid foundation as a concealer.
So those are my thoughts regarding the said product. I hope that you find it helpful if in case you’re thinking about buying the said product.
How about you? What are your thoughts? Do you like Natasha Beauty products? Do you like this product? Do you own any Natasha Beauty products? Do you like multi-tasking beauty products? Let me know!
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