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Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

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Foundation and Concealer in One

There are a lot of make up products coming out at the moment that claim to be a foundation and concealer in one. Bourjois has recently released their Always Fabulous Stick Foundcealer*, which is designed to give the super full coverage of a concealer with the added depth and pigmentation of a foundation.

These new foundation and concealers in one are great for those who are wanting to cut back on steps in their routine. The Bourjois Always Fabulous Stick Foundcealer*is designed to do exactly that. Give you a flawless and natural finish while cutting back on the time needed to complete your make up. The airy cream’s velvet formula has a lightweight texture that melts perfectly with your skin, controlling the look of the shine and staying in place throughout the day to keep you looking fabulous around the clock.

I have always been a little unsure about stick foundations. I have never found one that I love and that works well on my skin. However, I am always optimistic when it comes to new foundations, so I was excited to try this.

The Founcealer is designed to be a full coverage foundation and concealer with a natural finish, controlling oil and being long lasting. It's basically everything you want in a foundation in an easy to apply stick form. It sounds too goo to be true hey!

To apply the foundation, I simply drew it on my face then used my foundation brush to blend it out. I was really impressed by how easily it blended into the skin, while still holding onto the coverage. It created this almost veil like finish on the skin. The coverage, initially, is a medium coverage, but it can be built up. I found that blending with my fingers meant that it remained at a fuller coverage. The finish was a natural matte finish - matte, but a soft and smooth not dry matte. Honestly, I was so impressed with how it looked. It was the full coverage of my dreams.

Now let's talk lasting power. It is designed to be a long lasting foundation that helps to maintain oil throughout the day. And I have to say, it did pretty well. The finish, got a little bit 'oily' but it was more of a glowy finish then oily. It went a little patchy around my chin, but overall it looked great. What didn't last well was the colour. What is very disappointing about this foundation was how badly it oxidises. It goes on the perfect shade and ends up a shade or two dark by the end of the date. This is with the lightest shade, so I would usually go lighter to try and help combat it, but I can't. If it wasn't for the oxidising quality, it would be one of the best stick foundations I have ever used. To throw one more spanner in the works, there are only 8 shades, which does NOT cater to today's needs at all.

Overall, it is such a good foundation that is let down by how much it oxidises. The finish is amazing, it lasts pretty well, but it's a shame the colour changes...

Have you tried the new Foundcealer yet? I'd love to hear what you think. Does it oxidises for you or not? Let me know in the comments below xx

*DISCLAIMER – Products with * have been sent for trial/review purposes. Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.
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