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Elizabeth Arden Intervene Make Up
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Elizabeth Arden Intervene Make Up
Advantages: natural coverage
Disadvantages: bit pricey
Elizabeth Arden Intervene make up
Having returned from my holidays with more of a tan, it was time to change my make up. I have been using some of the Intervene products and decided to try out the foundation.
The oil free make up apparently has Biodormin technology which promises to delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give skin a firmer look. It doesn't get rid of lines so you have to use the product to delay them not to get rid of them! As well as this, the mineral technology will smooth away imperfections and even out skin tone for a finish which will last all day- that's the theory anyway
The make up is SPF15 so will give protection in the sun and is suitable for normal skin, is clinically tested and medium/ full coverage.
With all of this going for it I am expecting something well worth the money.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The Make up comes in a box containing an information leaflet and instructions.
When I open up the box I find a class bottle with a pull off/push back on lid; the lid is very stiff and needs a good pull to get it off and some force to get it back on again.
To get the make up out there is a pump action trigger and when I press it down the make up comes out easily. The only problem I find with these pump action triggers is that sometimes I don't get all of the make up out, unlike pots from which I can scoop the make up till the last bit.
The make up iteself is, as expected since it is for the more mature skin, quite creamy with no discernible smell. I tend to apply my make up with my finger tips and it does glide on really easily and leaves a very even skin tone. Since mine is a very good match for my skin, not a lot of blending around the jaw line is needed so it's really easy to apply.
HOW TO USE IT...
The instructions very briefly tell me to apply it to the face. The lady at the elizabeth arden counter suggested using a sponge or a brush but I have never been able to get away with these and find that my fingers work very well.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product can be bought at chemists and online and costs £26 for 30ml, which seems a lot but you really do need only a very small amount of the stuff and it lasts for ages.
The product is available in a number of shades to match several skin tones:
* Soft beige
* Soft shell
* Soft sand
* Soft cameo
* Soft toast
* Soft tan
* Soft cocoa
* Soft toffee
Quite an array so it's best to get a match at the counter to avoid the guessing game.
I like this make up. It is easy to apply and leaves me with a smooth and even finish which, although it is a medium coverage, doesn't look at all heavy. It is nice and creamy and so glides on easily and I feel it doesn't dry out my skin, and even gives me some protection in the sun. Once applied it also lasts a long time and even though I am on the go all day at work, it stayd the distance.
I can't vouch for the fact that it is delaying those wrinkles (does anything)? but it lasts for ages and is one make up i will certainly be buying again.
Thanks for reading.
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