Albion Excia AL Lifting Emulsion Moist is matte to natural finish foundation

At the season of AW2016, Albion changed a formula of one of their compact foundation, Excia AL Moist Emulsion Compact VX to Excia AL Lifting Emulsion Moist.

I got a sample of new Lifting Emulsion Moist.

Excia New foundation & primer AW2016

The shade is #NA201, one of the standard shades for Japanese.


#NA201. Yeah, I had a sample of that shade of previous Moist Emulsion Compact VX.

Excia AL two emulsion compacts

(Above is Lifting Emulsion Moist #NA201, bottom is Moist Emulsion Compact VX #NA201, you may see β€œVX” on the silver letter πŸ™‚ )

I kept this when I heard that they are going to change the formula. I guess some of you might want to see the swatch, don’t you? Why not? πŸ™‚

When it expires?

This kind of foundation is called as “emulsion”. How to say…creamy, and much easier to carry than liquid or cream foundations. This product is for normal to dry skin.

Emulsion foundations are easy to be dry, according to one of the BCs of Albion, when you keep the foundation in better condition (neither dry, nor too hot), you can use this foundation more than 2 years. It is the most important factor that keeping the sponge clean. Yet she recommends use your foundation ASAP.

If you have Emoist Emulsion Compact VX now, you do not rush to buy new formula, but use your foundation ASAP.


Anyway, please let me swatch them! The primer is the same, Radiant Glow Makeup Serum.

Excia AL NA201 Swatch

Can you see the difference?

I need to admit that it was not east to see the difference through the picture. In my eyes, VX is more pinkish, and Lifting is more Ochre. Some may say Lifting is more darker than VX.


OK. Let me blend on my arm.

Excia AL NA201

OOPS! Can you see the difference? No… πŸ™

In my eyes, Lifting #NA201 is a little bit, just a little bit Ochre than VX #NA201.

There is a difference really slightly, I guess none will say they are different shades.

Coverage, finish and lasting

It is fixed to make my skin a little bit smoother look. But frankly to say, this foundation is not full coverage as Excia AL Superior Cream Foundation, this may be described as middle coverage.

Just smooth look.

For me, this is matte to natural finish. But when my face was oilier, this foundation worked a little bit glow.

This Foundation keeps my skin pretty moist, and I could keep beautiful condition from morning to evening. If you do not sweat so much it lasts longer, I am sure.

If you could not be satisfied with this covering, please apply foundation primers with covering effects, or concealers, or this foundation heavier layer.

I guess there are no pretty big difference from the previous formula. Lift? hmm, maybe no…

This foundation itself is great, but there is one problem. Yes perfume. No floral, yet I prefer no perfumed foundations.

Swatch with White

They released Lifting Emulsion White too.

Here is a blend swatch. The shade is the same #NA201.
Excia blend

Please see also the swatch and review:Albion Excia Al Lifting Emulsion White: Review & Swatch with Lifting Emulsion Moist

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