Monday, November 29, 2010

The Face Shop Professional Make up Base and Foundation

This is also a request from Kitten. So sorry it’s a bit late. You know why. Anyway, on with the show.

the face shop make up base and foundation, by bitsandtreats

I’ve been using these for about 8 years now, if I’m correct. I used the Flower collection before but it’s more expensive and the dispenser is such a waste. This tube is more practical and economical. I’m not sure about the price. It’s around Php355 – Php395.

TFS make up base and foundation, by bitsandtreats

My skin is a bit yellow, probably from my Chinese heritage so I use the Violet make up base. There’s also a green one for acne prone skin. I consulted the SA about the shades and she picked these two for me:

tfs violet makeup base and natural beige foundation caps, by bitsandtreats

I’ve been using them ever since. This number 23 foundation is always out of stock. I’m just lucky that whenever I need to buy one, they have fresh stocks on hand.

I was hooked because the make up base really makes makeup application easier. I am able to blend the colors better and the makeup lasts longer. It doesn’t make my skin oily. I never experienced any adverse reaction.

These two can effectively hide imperfections. I apply the makeup base after my skin has absorbed both my moisturizer and sunscreen. I use a sponge to dot both the makeup base and foundation all over my face and just spread with my Charm foundation brush. My face becomes even toned after application, almost flawless. But there are a few stubborn marks on my face and so I use a concealer and just dust some loose powder afterwards.

Here’s how it looks:

the face shop makeup base in lavender, by bitsandtreats

Do not apply this with a sponge otherwise the product will just be swirled around your face. Also, the sponge just sucks everything up. It also dries up fast so you won’t be able to blend on time. The method that I use is the best for me. Try whatever works for you. Also, apply just a small amount. That amount on my hand is enough for my whole face.

Because a small amount goes a long way, one tube lasts me about 8 months to one year. Yes, it’s that great!

TFS make up base swatch, by bitsandtreats
See how it disappears into my skin!

Here it is with the foundation. There’s not much difference on my hands but on my face, you can really see it. I just couldn’t capture it with my camera so this would have to do:

tfs make up base and foundation swatch, by bitsandtreats

I didn’t see any difference with the Flower Collection. I absolutely think that they’re the same, the other one is just repackaged and priced more. The Flower Collection is on sale at The Face Shop Powerplant, by the way. It’s 50% off so now it’s around Php400+.

If you’re looking for a way to improve your skin tone, make makeup application easier and make your made up pretty face last longer, I definitely suggest you try The Face Shop Make up Base. I’ve tried it, tested it and definitely keeping it.


  1. Nice review E~ parang commercial and ending line mo, hehehe.

    Thing is, I hope it works for oily faced ladies like me, the liquid foundation looks intriguing too. Will check it out. thanks so much.

  2. oo nga no! hahaha! i think the marketer in me is still there.

    ask the SA muna before you purchase para sure

  3. oo nga, pangcommercial yung ending. you could have posted a video of yourself handling the product while endorsing it. :)



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