Farah's philosophy was simple: to design the highest quality collection of products for olive-skinned women, using only the best in cosmetic technology.
Developed in Milan Italy, EX1 Cosmetics have been formulated by world leading cosmetic scientists working in collaboration with top European universities. With two years dedicated to research and development, Farah has created a line of cosmetics that not only caters for the skin tones for Olive complexions, but also takes into account the differing biophysical characteristics of this skin type'
Source - EX1 Cosmetics Website
With such a varied client base of my own, I am always on the look out for new products that will be perfect for women of different skin tones.
I had seen EX1 Invisiwear Foundation on a few websites, but was reluctant to buy them before getting the chance to try them.
It was on a job with another Makeup artist, that I was offered the opportunity to have a little play with them as she had the full range in her kit, and I'm really glad that I did!
Aside from MAC, there aren't many foundations out there that TRULY match warmer/olive skin tones. They may match in colour, but undertones can give the skin a pink or sallow finish which is incredibly frustrating. To me there is nothing more sad, than a beautifully made up face, with an incorrect foundation shade to finish it off!
Finally, a foundation that glides on olive/golden skins, like a second skin.
This foundation is a real find. It's a perfect foundation for those of you who prefer a more natural finish. It gives a gorgous glow and looks fabulous on camera.
I would say the foundation gives a light to medium coverage, with a luminous finish. If you prefer a more fuller coverage buff a little concealer on top.
I use this on alot of my clientelle with olive/golden skins and they love how it looks and feels. I tend to buff a little concealer on top if they have blemishes and then pop a setting powder on top to set it and boost longevity.
Another great thing about these foundations? Great quality, minus the hefty price tag.
Only £12.00 each? I mean seriously, the more established brands out there need to watch their backs with new prouducts like this on the market.
Packaged in a lovely 'Rose gold' finish - they even look great carrying them around in your kit.
If you're still not convinced, the awards won for this fabulous foundation and makeup brand may sway you....
- Best New Make-Up Range
Chat Magazine Beauty Award
- Best New Foundation
Pure Beauty Awards
- UK Beauty Launch of the Year
Nestle OTC Awards
- Best Mass Market Foundation
UK Beauty Awards
- UK Young Achiever of the Year
- Best Innovation in Mass Market
UK Beauty Awards
This particular foundation comes in 5 shades:
F100 - for you fairer beauties
F200 and F300 both being around one shade darker than each other.
F500 having a much richer almost 'milk chocolate' colour. If you are using this for your makeup kit and are looking at trying a few before buying the full range, I invested in the lightest shade, F300 and F500 - and mixed them to get a clients perfect colour before investing in all 5!
With just a one application of this foundation your skin will glow with radiance and health!
Have you tried it? This fabulous makeup range also has pressed powders and concealers I am dying to get my hands on!
I purchased mine from Look Fantastic at only £12.00 a bottle.