The autumn is here and we are completely ready to choose new products for our almost gone kissed-by-sun skin. I ordered the products I’m going to review for you a few months ago but I tested them thoroughly just now, after this incredibly hot summer has calmed down.
Studio78 We Revitalize Bi-Phase water foundation
We all know Studio78 Paris make-up is a cult French brand with beautiful illustrations and that modern alter chic! Well, I looked also what’s inside and have to say that its concept is very interesting, but not for every taste, at least, if I think about the foundation. I have tried the Studio78 Paris Liquid foundation 01 energising mist; the lightest shade and have to say that is one of the palest shades I’ve tried, suitable for very light, fair skin with yellow undertones. The foundation comes in a glass 50ml bottle that has to be shaked very, very well before each use. On the picture you can see how it looks this bi-fase formulation, so don’t worry it’s nothing wrong with the product. It only has to be shaked.
The application might be a tricky thing and you have to know before how to work with this texture, otherwise you will hate it soon 😀 After you shake the product well so that the color becomes even, apply the product on your hand in a very small amount (it’s very liquid) and with your fingers apply it on the face and blend very well, almost press it into the skin. You really need to put the smallest amount otherwise it’ll be hard to blend it especially if the skin is not moisturised well. Its texture is very light and covering yet it disappears quickly because the water in it starts to evaporate out. However, for those who look for a matte finish that’s it. But would not recommend it for very dry skin. In every case you have to hydrate and prepare well the skin before, otherwise you will have some difficulties to spread it. You can also apply it with fingers and then blend it quickly with a sponge by pressing the product into the skin.
The formula is enriched with organic avocado oil and organic glycerin, known for their moisturizing properties. It also contains palmitate sucrose for its softening and soothing qualities.
The point of this foundation is that they wanted to create that gorgeous “bonne mine” effect, when your skin looks with no traces that you wear anything on and mostly that the skin breathes. It reminds me of those liquid foundation nude effect in liquid bottles like Alverde and L’oreal nude magique. But this one was created even before them…
Studio78 Off we go concealer
For all of you searching for a holy grail among natural concealers, this might be the good one! Although Studio78 Paris Off we go concealer in 01 is their lightest shade, it has an orange undertone (completely different and darker from the foundation) which is great for covering under-eye circles. I mean, it’s the best for this purpose 🙂 The texture is creamy enough, blendable but at the same time not too greasy which is great for a concealer. All we look for! The ingredients are based on olive oil, shea butter, carnauba wax, wheat germ and sesame oil. Do I need to say anything else? 🙂
Agronauti Gea CC cream
This time it seems that I was really inspired by make-up with gorgeous illustrations 🙂 Even this lovely brand with a fun name has caught my attention with their only make-up product; Agronauti Gea CC cream. It comes in a plastic 50ml tube and in one medium shade, that works the best for medium and not light skins. I can use it now because I have a little tan left, otherwise it doesn’t suit my light skin. The shade is warm, with a slightly orange undertone to correct and revive the skin’s appearance and even the imperfections. This is why it is a CC cream = Color Correcting / Color Control cream. In its texture is quite dense, but when applied on the skin it blends easily and it leaves a beautiful even, smooth finish. The only thing I miss is another lighter shade! That would be great, because it’s really a very good product that doesn’t dry the skin and it was a total revelation!
- 100% vegan
- 100% of the ingredients are from natural origin
- 21% of the ingredients are from organic farming
- 100% recyclable packaging: PE (Tube) / PP (closure) / PETG (plastic wrap)
- 100% natural essences
Here are swatches of all 3 products. From left to right: Agronauti Gea CC cream swatch, Studio78 concealer n.01 swatch, Studio78 We Revitalize Bi-Phase water foundation n.01 swatch
MaraSeptember 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm (8 years ago)
Hi, lady. 🙂
Thank you for this informative and floral post.
After reading this post, my very first thought was: why do cosmetic companies make all letters (bb, cc, dd…zz) creams in so dark shades? Maybe do they think that these alternatives (bb/cc creams) to regular foundation are intended for summer usage only? Unfortunately also some foundations are not that light in their first shade: the new foundation from the company that I love so much (dr. Hauschka :-)) is a little bit dark on me, even though I’m light but not pale.
Then I switched to your Instagram and saw Jumbo Lipstick from Jane Iredale. How beautiful! A sudden love affair! Now I have to quarrel with their synthetic ingredients. 🙂
green makeupSeptember 12, 2015 at 9:42 pm (8 years ago)
Hi Mara! Love the “floral post” 🙂
Which shade is so light for you from dr. Hauscka – n.1? If it’s not too dark you still tone it down with a sweep of a light powder on top. Although the n.1 shade is very nice and suits me well me, since I’m very light (but not fair). Yes, those new J.I. pencils are great! Haven’t looked the INCI so much cause were new in the shop and I just trust that brand. Don’t think it’s such a heavy thing, otherwise I would cut off almost everything 😀
MaraSeptember 13, 2015 at 3:23 pm (8 years ago)
Yes, I mean shade n. 01 from dr Hauschka. The problem with this foundation is that it oxidizes after a few minutes from application and my skin becomes darker (maybe you’re darker than me and oxidation is not noticeable). A pity, because otherwise it is really comfortable (it needs some powder though). Thank you for your advice, I will certainly try it.
By the way, to come back to the main topic (Studio 78 foundation), do you know that also So’ bio Etic has now its Eau de teint? (I look for the airbrushed finish, but suspect that also the So’bio Etic one would be too dark for me and I won’t try it…:-D)
Bye bye 🙂
green makeupSeptember 14, 2015 at 8:33 am (8 years ago)
I understand regard oxidation…perhaps try also with some samples of their creams since they are all with same formulations of ingredients and use it under the foundation, so that the skin adapts. plus use the powder.
Thanks for the info about Sobio etic new foundation! I think it’s very near the Studio78 I reviewed. Usually those formulations aren’t really moisturising that much, since I saw in the description that it is moisturising… 😀
MaraSeptember 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm (8 years ago)
I know that maybe you might hate me for my wandering from the main point/topic. I almost forgot that it’s not an email. So my apologies. (Thank you for this second trick about dr. Hauschka foundation. Next time I’ll ask you another question about cream/foundation combination. Next time).
To be more appropriate: the thing that I appreciate from Studio 78 is innovation, their trial to make natural cosmetics more similar in performance to conventional lines. And, as you said, for those who like their packaging style, this is a plus.
green makeupSeptember 14, 2015 at 5:42 pm (8 years ago)
Oh gosh, you are so welcome! No problems at all, I love your expressions! This is a place to chat about those topics, isn’t it 🙂 And yes, yes so true about Studio78! Couldn’t agree more. Another thing regarding innovations I saw some time ago that 100%pure has launched so many new types of foundations…Wondering to try them, they seem innovative, but will see 😉
MaraSeptember 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm (8 years ago)
MariangelaSeptember 9, 2016 at 9:26 pm (7 years ago)
Great review! I really want to try the foundation and the concealer from Studio 78! 🙂