Review: Gabriel Moisturizing Foundation and Zuzu Luxe Oil-Free Liquid Foundation
Category: $$$, Cosmetics, Face, Foundation, Gabriel Cosmetics, Gluten-Free, Liquid Foundation, Reviews, Vegan, Zuzu Luxe / 3/05/2013Gabriel Moisturizing Liquid Foundation and Zuzu Luxe Oil-free Liquid Foundation..
- Available in many retail stores, such as Whole Foods
- Contain UVA/UVB SPF 18
- Mild, natural ingredients
- Gluten-free and vegan
- Broad color range
- Liquids expire faster than powder foundations
These foundations are both moisturizing and wear well throughout the day. The coverage is heavier than a tinted moisturizer but never cakey. These also layer well over a primer and provide much longer-lasting wear than powder foundations alone. However, I recommend setting these liquids with powders (both Gabriel and Zuzu have corresponding powders) for more staying power. Be sure to switch these liquids out every six months, and powders every two years.
The performance, color range, and retail availability of these products have made them a favorite in my book and an essential in my kit. Unlike some natural cosmetic companies, Gabriel made the darker colors deep enough for most African-American skin tones. These are a great everyday foundation, as they contain SPF and have a light, weightless feel. They rate 3-4 on EWG's Skin Deep scale, which is much more gentle than the conventional alternatives. If you're looking for a great foundation for a makeup kit or just for personal use, check out these liquid foundations from Gabriel/Zuzu.
Also available on Amazon.com: Gabriel and Zuzu foundations.
Product Ratings (out of 5)
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