Albion EXCIA Gland Imperial Foundation is the best full coverage foundation ever!

Albion Excia Al Superior Foundation,  aka Cream Foundation line is one of the bestselling foundation for us. And as of AW2017, Albion changed this foundation, the current is Albion Excia AL Superior Cream Foundation EX (Formula of AW2017) is finally changed the formula in AW2023, current formula is “Albion EXCIA Gland Imperial Foundation”.

Finally I got some samples to show you.

As the same as last formula, Albion recommends to use primers, but according to the repeater of this foundation, she is using without primers.

How I felt

I had mentioned as “Sometimes my makeup comes off easily, but there are less problem with this foundation.” for the last formula. Honestly to say, in this formula, I felt it was easier to coming off.

As of Sep 2023, my skin condition is not bad, and there are some freckles and problems, but it is well covered. Probably, this is a full coverage foundation, I shall describe.

It is really really thin layer because the quantity of a sample what I had 🙂 I guess the coverage is quite good. I put a pointer the red circle, and you can see how it covers. My pores are gone, and really natural finish, there are no artificial radiant effect, just natural.  #NA201 is the very my shade, and I guess to cover my problems more better, I should choose #NA211.

The lasting is fair. It lasts well after my one hour walking (I sweat a little on my dace). I am not sure that it lasts well in Summer.

Totally to say, this foundation is not affordable price, but I DON’T know there are any foundations beats this foundation. Are there any such light texture, but quite good coverage and make my skin condition naturally beautiful more than this Albion Excia Gland Imperial Foundation? So far, I have not find.

There is a problem: the scent is strong, and I feel they change the scent, but I don’t know. Some loves this perfume, but not pretty much attractive for me.

You may see I am trying quite many foundations for test to for you, as I had tried, so far, this foundation is the BEST as the full coverage foundation.

If you want to know about the shade difference between this cream foundation and other Excia emulsion foundations, please check this article: Shade Swatch of Albion Excia Cream Foundation and Emulsion Foundations

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Unfortunately, I don’t have samples of previous formula.

Shade Swatch #NA201 & #NA211, and Lunasol Seamless Balm Foundation #OC02

I used Lunasol Seamless Balm Foundation #OC02, let me share the swatch. The primer is Excia primers (swatched, of course :D)

Albion Gland Foundation swatch

In my eyes, Lunasol is a little bit more ochre color than Excia, the and the lightness is near to #NA201.

It is pretty easy to set on my arm,

#NA201, a standard shade (lighter) for Japanese, but it is a little bit pinkish for my arm, as the last formula. #NA211 is also a standard shade (darker) for Japanese, both are categorized as “Natural”. But in person, I am feeling #NA201 is pinkish, and “#NA211 is ochre. But when I blend, this impression changes.

You may see the difference between blended two Excia #NA201 and #NA211, but it may be hard to see it between #NA201 and Lunasol #OC02.

In my eyes, Excia #NA201 and Lunasol #OC02 are completely different, but it was so hard to show on the pictures. Anyway, #NA201 is still pinkish, and Lunasol #OC02 is more ochre, they are in the same group.

In my face, I admit Excia covers my uneven skin tone better than Lunasol, but both would be categorised as “Natural finish”.

If you want to wear foundations as light texture and naturally glow, this Excia may be too thick for you. If you want to make your face perfectly flawless, this Excia is attractive for you.

For my arm, with less skin trouble, I have to admit this is too “moist”, but on the other hand, on my face, so dry, the balance of oil and water is a little bit oilier, I felt. This product is for all season, but if you are oily, this is not for you.

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I will update below soon.

Shade swatches among Albion Excia AL foundations #NA201

excia swatch na201

in #NA201, Stay Perfect White is slightly light among those three foundations, but I guess they are in the same shade range.

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Swatch with SUQQU The Cream Foundation #120

Many buys Excia AL Superior Cream Foundation EX also buys SUQQU Cream Foundations. The current formula is SUQQU The Cream Foundation.

Here is a swatch among what I have now. Sorry! The sunshine changes quickly today!

excia SUQQU swatch

The picture of the middle is just blended, and I thought the quantity is too much, I applied a tissue on my arm what is shown in the picture of the right.

In my eyes, #120 is more beige than Albion two foundations. Some will say #120 is more lighter than #NA201, but the biggest reason should be #120 is more beige, and #NA201 is more ochre. #NA211 is significantly darker than #120.

Both Superior Cream Foundation EX and SUQQU The Cream Foundation are full coverage foundations. But I am feeling SUQQU is slightly light texture on my face. I feel Excia is more better lasting.

Also SUQQU has no perfume, and Excia is by Albion, there is perfume. Indeed jar type foundations are not good hygiene, I feel. I prefer tubed foundations like Superior Cream Foundation EX.

If you are a perfume prone, and fair lasting is acceptable, SUQQU can be better choice for you.

When you can accept perfumes, more ochre than beige, and need good lasting, you may be happy with Excia.

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With Lunasol Seamless Balm EX #OC-02

Lunasol Albion Swatch

See also: Lunasol Glowing Seamless Balm EX.

With Finger? With Sponge?

Deleted: According to the BC of Albion, she recommends to apply by finger. At first, I show you the swatch with finger & sponge, by #NA211, the darker of the standard shades.  Let me show you on my arm.

Seems it i not a big different from the previous formula.

Hmm, due to the quantities, the layers are different. I needed to place a tissue to remove extra for the finger side.

Hmm. The finish are a little bit different, probably due to the quantity, I am sure. Deleted: Seems the Sponge side is with middle – full coverage and natural finish. Finger + Tissue side is full coverage and natural to radiant finish, I felt. Deleted: And also you can save this not affordable price foundation with applying by your hands. Deleted: Please check the latest price, and find your shade from here: Albion Excia AL Foundations