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March 05, 2012

Haul: ZA True White Liquid Foundation [Swatches & First Impressions]

This is another Watsons impulsive purchase, the new ZA True White Liquid Foundation (UP$23.50 but I paid $18.35 for it, not too sure how the discount works) ---- and Amy (purplio) first told me about it, saying that it swatches very nicely.  Amy and I are each other's foundation enablers, so when she says something is good/ nice... I just need to have a go at it.

And for the price, I think you can't go wrong.  I also like the glass bottle packaging, it feels kind of like one of my Clarins or Lancome liquid foundations.  I picked mine in the shade OC10, and it is a true match for my skin.  I like that the slightly yellow tone shade helps to neutralise the slightly pink-red tones in my skin.

The consistency is light, and the coverage is light to medium.  I applied it with my fingers, as I often do when I am testing out new foundations, cos then I can really feel the texture of the foundation.

It is very smooth, and just like any other med to high range foundations in my stash.  In  terms of finish and wearabilty, I would put this in the same category as my Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation (in terms of the texture and finish - I am aware that the consistency is entirely different).  Overall, it is good as an everyday foundation, if you are looking for something in the lower price point - really for slightly over $20, you are getting a really decent product.

I think there are 5 or 6 shades -

OC0W, OC00, OC10, OC20, OC30 and the only pink undertone one, PO10

picture I took at work this morning (with my iphone)

the finish gives a very real skin slightly dewy and radiant look

and another picture I took (reapplied the foundation)

I think the finish is really quite nice...

all products used:

shu uemura instant-glow immediate radiance skin perfecting cream, ZA true white liquid foundation, ettusais loose powder

cheeks - Illamasqua Tremble powder blush

lips - MAC Tread Gently tendertone

eyes - NAKED palette Toasted, and Dollywink lashes in #9 Natural Dolly



Hope this has been helpful, and thanks for looking!





posted by

hmmm....should I? Shouldn't I?
Yes, the bottle really does remind me of the Clarins and Lancome ones that you have featured on your blog.

posted by

I bought the foundation too, and coincidently, the same shade as you- OC 10 :D
But it's kind of hard to finish the whole bottle as I tend to rotate my foundations here and there:/

posted by

Is there a pump? :D Looks promising!


@naffed - yes, it is a pump bottle. :)

posted by

so tempting... but only one pink undertone shade which probably may be too fair for me. thks for the review!

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My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

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I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

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My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

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Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

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It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

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