Aera Teint Pure Fluid Foundation - 30ml - $27.95 - Comes in 5 colours: opal, ivory, sand, honey and bronze - It's paraben free with a natural finish that lasts up to 12 hours. Contains minerals and anti-pollution action with a fresh finish that helps skin breath. This is the one that I am wearing as I type this post and if I wasn't thinking about it I would forget that it was on my face - it's that light! It comes in a glass pump bottle - I like the pump, not sure about the glass, one of these days my spaz self will drop and break it, I just know it! If you prefer to apply your foundation with a brush, as I do, my tip is to only pump out a little bit onto the brush at a time. The foundation is very liquidy and tends to drip right off the brush if you put too much on. It takes me about a half pump to cover my whole face so I apply it a quarter pump at a time. I find the coverage light and seamless and doesn't require a ton of blending to look foundationless. I have no complaints about its staying powder although I do wear any foundation with a primer so I'm sure that accounts for a lot of it. Overall, a great hot weather foundation!
Aera Teint Pure Cream Foundation - 30ml - $27.95 - in the same 5 colours, also paraben free, same natural finish and same mineral and anti-pollution action. I started off with this one when the weather was still cold and my skin was doing its dry thing. I found it moisturized well and gave full coverage which was actually more coverage then I prefer so I ended up adding a little bit of moisturizer to it to thin it out a bit. It felt very comfortable on the skin so it was great for the dry skin issue I just don't have any serious skin issues to hide so it was overkill on the coverage.
Aera Teint Mineral Powder Foundation - 1.5g - $27.95 - with purifying minerals in 4 colours: opal, nude, sand and gold. - I have never used a mineral powder foundation before so this was a new experience for me! I find this formula to be the most flattering on my skin's normal/combo days. When my skin is dry, I found that the powder really enhanced the dry areas. It doesn't give super coverage, so if you are looking to cover a lot of "sins" then you probably won't love the powder. If you want a light finish to even out skin tone it's great for that. I loved this on days when I didn't feel like wearing a lot of makeup but still wanted my skin to look polished. It's also great over top of one of the liquid foundations to add a little more coverage.
- Lisamarie -