In AW2020, Albion changed Albion Smartskin Very Rare to Albion Smartskin Vary Rare Air.
I got a sample of #02, I share how I feel.
This foundation looks powder, but actually is an emulsion.
The way to use: Apply this foundation to the sponge and blend on your face directly. This foundation is a kind of no primer foundation.
Let me show you a swatch, the shade is #02
In this swatch above, upper is this Vary Rare Air in bare skin, and the bottom is with a primer (Albion Excia AL Radiant Glow Makeup Serum) to compare.
I think you may see it is not powder, but creamy.
For me, the coverage is too sheer. It does not cover some of my problem of uneven skin tone. I like the finish is so natural, there are no shining effect. Also, guess you may not see the significant difference between those two.
The wearing texture is really light. This is another nice point, in person.
The lasting. For me, my skin condition is almost perfect, as the drier season. I walked for almost 60 mins, and few sweat. It was not pretty bad, as the previous formula. I admit I had wiped my face, and it gone.
Due to the coverage and the perfume, I may not buy this for myself, but this line is also often ordered. It is useful the foundation of no need primers, but I wear sunscreens. The sunscreen effect of this Smartskin Very Rare Air, it is SPF33 PA+++, I guess this is fair, but not enough to use in Summer, I am sure.
Comparing with Cosme Decorte Weekend Glow Stick Foundation
My current foundation is Cosme Decorte Weekend Glow Stick Foundation #02.
It is also a sheer finish foundation. They can be categorised in the same shade zone, but I feel Smartskin Very Rare Air #02 is a little bit darker than Cosme Decorte.
I may swatch with another shade, #01. They produce samples for #01 and #02. I have my foundation right now, this product is a good product, but I may not buy it for AW2020.
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