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I recently purchased the benefit ' Some Kind-a gorgeous foundation faker' as I needed a compact and lightweight foundation which also gave reasonable coverage. I didn't plan on spending £23.50 on a foundation what would meet those needs but,as I am an impatient and lazy person, I just bought it as soon I possibly could, without bothering to find a cheaper alternative.
No surprise, the packaging for this had a very cute and quirky design on the front, like all benefit products do. This foundation is also very compact and has a handy (slightly magnified) mirror inside which makes it easier to apply on the go and with it being small and light weight, it is very easy to just throw in your handbag/makeup bag when you are in a rush to go out somewhere. Another upside of the packaging is that there is a bottom section underneath the product itself which hides a sponge applicator, which is also very convenient for on the go use.
The foundation is a creme to powder texture therefore it is very silky when you apply to skin,but then as you start blending it turns into a smooth powder consistency, which is definitely not an advantage to people who suffer with dry skin like I do as it does not blend as well as perhaps a liquid foundation would.
I also find that it can leave a greasy feel to your finger tips and face when you apply it with your bare hands, meaning that whenever I use this product I feel I have no choice but to use a makeup brush. Another thing is that it has a very 'cheap make-up smell' to it which might be off-putting to some however it isn't a problem for me.
I wouldn't recommend this if you are a person with dry skin wanting good coverage as I find it doesn't cover blemishes as well as I would like it too, it also doesn't blend very easily on dry skin and tends to stick to dry areas on my face, which isn't a very attractive look at all! In my opinion, it is extremely overpriced for what it does and the only upside for me is the packaging. However this could be a good product for some one with oily or normal skin as it would probably be easier to blend.
I was at my cousins one afternoon and she was having a clear out of all the products she no longer used and she asked me if I wanted any. The Garnier Summerbody Moisturising Lotion was amongst the many items I gratefully took from her.
I had heard many good things about this product, but never got round to buying it as it was £7.10 from superdrug and boots (however it has now gone down to £3.55 in both shops).
When I first applied it, I squeezed a line of the lotion from the top of my arm going down to my wrist and then rubbed it in in circular motions and left it to dry whilst I moved onto my other arm and body. The smell has a delicious combination of apricot and coconut, which reminded me of being abroad and gives that 'summer time' feel.
As soon as this sunk in and fully dried, my skin was left smooth and super soft but that yummy smell soon turned in to that nasty fake tan smell. However, when the tan was left to develop over night, I woke up to a flawless golden tan.
All in all, I really like the Garnier Summerbody Moisturising Lotion, but wish the apricot and coconut smell would last as long as the tan did.