This can probably be considered my first foundation. The Orbis Liquid foundation didn't match me so I can't use it right now, I probably have to wait till the summer when I get tanned.
I decided to jump right to the HE brand instead of testing out other foundations just to find the right one. Since I've read so many reviews about the P&J base makeup, I thought this was the perfect choice and I didn't regret getting it.
I got this in Hong Kong for $320HKD, about 57000won at the time. It was kinda expensive considering the RMK foundations in Korea sold for roughly the same price and P&J is supposed to be cheaper than RMK. Nevertheless, this was the right choice.
I've tried samples of powder foundation and I really didn't like how it made my cheeks looked flaky. No matter how much I exfoliated and moisturized, you could still see some flakiness on my cheeks so I chose to use liquid foundation.
The P&J foundation applies very smoothly and leaves a lovely scent that doesn't last very long. It feels very light and offers light-medium coverage, just what I was looking for. There is also SPF 15 in the foundation.
I'm not too sure if it's the finishing powder I'm using or the moisturizer, but after 5 hours or so, I notice my cheeks look a little dry and get slightly flaky. I'm still trying to figure out why that happens. I'm already using the P&J treatment oil once a week along with exfoliating my face, so this shouldn't happen.
The foundation is okay in terms of oil control. My t-zone tends to get oily during the day so it wasn't a surprise that my nose got shiny. My cheeks, however, remained mostly shine free.
Here's a picture of the foundation after 4 hours. I use a light hand when applying foundation, so it's not a huge difference or flawless skin. You can notice some shine on my nose.
This was taken after about 8 hours of wear. Again, there's some shine on my nose and the foundation seems to have faded a wee bit on my cheeks. This probably happened because I blotted my face a couple times during the day.
The first picture was taken today and the second was taken yesterday. I forgot to take one today after 8 hours, but you get the idea.
I went to the Lotte Department store right after dinner to find the Maquillage counter. I wanted to get the new Styling Keep Base UV and Lasting Liquid UV but it hadn't arrived in Korea yet =( I went to the Dior counter instead to check out the addict shine gloss(??) lipsticks and I have my eyes on #352...omg it's such a pretty pink!! It's 34000won, not THAT expensive, so I'll probably get it this weekend when I have time. I really hope it comes out as a pretty girly pink.