Always on the hunt for a good natural foundation I recently tried and worked with Adorn Cosmetics Hydrating Creme Foundation. The Foundation: It's a mineral foundation with organic ingredients that comes in a convenient little compact. I was very impressed by the coverage, possibly the highest coverage I have seen in a natural foundation and it blends like a dream. I really liked the finish, it certainly has enough coverage for to conceal redness and light scarring. It does have a glow without being oily or shiny. It's not dewy but it's also not matte. It is completely unscented, which is great for sensitive skins and noses and I prefer products to not be scented, which gives this foundation extra points. The colour range is limited to 5 colours, I found a good match for myself, but I am not sure if it would cover all skin tones for professional use. The product is very high quality and easy to use. The only downside was the packaging: It comes in a round plastic compact with mirror, which is good for travel, however the quality of the packaging could be a little sturdier for my liking. I would love to see Adorn improving the packaging a little, but that's just me being picky.
The Brush: I used the super soft Vegan Kabuki Foundation Brush to buff the foundation into the skin, which worked extremely well. As makeup artist, to work on others I would use a brush with a longer handle. This is certainly a high quality brush that would recommend, it feels very luxurious. The Primer: As recommend to be used with the foundation I used the Hydration Plus Plumping Primer underneath. The primer feels very smoothing and lightweight on the skin, everything I want from a good primer, plus this one is silicone free, which I personally prefer. Another amazing quality product that comes in a travel friendly bottle.
The Iluminiser: For some extra dew and radiance I used the Loose Illuminiser which gave a golden sheen to the cheekbones. It's a great colour with a bit of a tan, as it has a yellow golden tone to it. Although I usually prefer liquid or creme highlighters, this is a very good product. Only the tiniest amount is needed, which makes it great for professional use as well. I have a feeling the little jar will last me a long time.
My final Foundation thoughts: Perfect for: Nighttime: It has great coverage and no SPF, Photo shoots: It photographs beautifully and evenly, making skin look virtually flawless Weddings: It does last and last and last at least on my skin. It was still perfectly in place after many hours of wear and without touchup's. It's also water resistant, so perfect for humid days. Daytime: For problematic skin that requires good coverage, with additional mineral powder for SPF Travel: Easy to carry and perfect for travel as it comes in a compact. An amazing high Quality foundation with high-end finish. All Adorn Products are crueltyfree, vegan and Australian made. The are free of parabens, talc, Bismuth Oxychloride and other nasties.