Liquid Canvas Healthy Fluid Foundation SPF 8

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Makeup > Foundations With Sunscreen > Liquid Foundation w/ Sunscreen
Last Updated:
4/9/2013
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Tested On Animals:
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Liquid Canvas Healthy Fluid Foundation SPF 8 doesn’t impress with its embarrassingly low SPF rating, but at least the active ingredient is titanium dioxide. Although not a foundation to consider if you want sufficient sun protection, this has a beautifully silky texture, a seamless application that blends superbly, and a soft matte finish. Coverage is sheer to light, and the result blurs minor imperfections while looking very natural. Twelve shades are available, including great options for fair to light skin. Medium Beige and Golden Tan are slightly peach and should be considered carefully. The darkest shade, Topaz, has a slight tendency to turn ash, while Golden Sienna is too peach for its intended skin tone. This deserves a Good rating for everything but its low SPF rating, so if you have normal to slightly dry skin it is recommended if you are willing to wear an SPF 15 or greater product underneath.

Active: Titanium Dioxide, Other: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Sorbitan, Isostearate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Dimethicone Ethoxy Glucoside, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Magnesium Hydroxide Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Fragrance, Propylparaben, Zea Mays Oil (Corn), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Matricaria), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Wheat), Linalool, Coumarin, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines

Vincent Longo is a fashion makeup artist with a long list of celebrity and supermodel clients. To give you a little background, Australian-born Vincent Longo has been in the beauty business for quite a while. Believing "all women are beautiful," he studied makeup artistry in Italy and eventually migrated to New York, where he was the featured makeup artist for one of Cindy Crawford's first professional photo shoots, circa 1981. Longo's resume continues with consulting and makeup artistry work for such well-known brands as Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, and Estee Lauder. His namesake line launched in 1994 and is sold primarily at Sephora boutiques and at Barneys New York.

Makeup artist–helmed lines usually present a well-balanced range of performance-oriented products in line with what's needed to create a variety of looks, from casual to theatrical. Although Longo's assembly of products allows for such creativity, the quality isn't as uniform as most competing makeup artist–type lines. However, there are a few standouts in this collection that make it worth checking out, just watch out for the blunders that don't paint a pretty picture.

You'll find the foundation shade range to be a strong point of this line, yet in most cases it's counterbalanced by insufficient UVA protection for the bases with sunscreen. The brushes are underwhelming and lack the quality you might expect from an artist's line, and the mascaras pale in comparison to what you'll find from Lancome, L'Oreal, or Maybelline. Almost all of the powders and powder-based products (blush, eyeshadow) are exceptional, with elegant blending and smoothness.

If your budget allows, these pricey, well-formulated options are a consideration. There's certainly promise and proof among the top products here, but this line has yet to reach the status of one-stop makeup shopping in the same manner that lines like Stila or Laura Mercier have.

For more information about Vincent Longo, call 212-760-0099 or visit www.vincentlongo.com.

Note: Kudos to Vincent Longo for being one of the only cosmetics companies to post a complete list of their products' ingredients on the company Web site.

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