I (Cherry) got a sample of Albion EXCIA AL Lifting Emulsion White, new for SS2017.
Swatch of #NA201 & #NA211
At first, let me show you the swatch of #NA201 & #NA211 of the Lifting White foundations.
Let me blend.
Can you see the difference? #NA211 is warmer, and #NA201 is more yellow. My arm is the very #NA201, but on my face, the mid of #NA201 & #NA211.
Swatch and compare with Lifting Emulsion Moist #NA201
I kept the sample of Lifting Emulsion Moist #NA201, to swatch & compare 🙂
The primer is Albion EXCIA AL Whitening Radiant Glow Serum.
OH! both of the previous formulas, they were different, but not so much different shades. I could have not say they were the very the same shades, but they could have been categorized as the same range.
However in these current formulas, they are different shades, and say different ranges, I am sure.
Let me blend.
Can you see the difference in this picture above?
In my eyes, White #NA201 is lighter than Moist #NA201. Could be categorized the same, but it issome will be complain. If you are using Moist #NA201, I am wondering whether I need to suggest #NA211 of White or #NA201 of White. I may swatch after we obtain #NA211 to show you.
See also our review of Lifting Emulsion Moist
If you want to know about the shade difference between this emulsion foundation and other Excia emulsion & cream foundations, please check this article: Shade Swatch of Albion Excia AL Superior Cream Foundation and Emulsion Foundations
It is getting warmer and warmer, and the sunshine is getting stronger now. It is the very late of April. The difference of the temperature in one day is bigger, indeed it is almost for 10C degrees, here is the sea side city. It is really nice weather and climate to walk for long. The air is still drier, but there is one big problem. I sweat really a lot. And it was chilly and my body is not fixed to the heat, I sweat really really a lot in this season.
I often wear powder foundations when I walk, and most liquid/ creamy/ emulsion foundations tend to break down or become a greasy mess after my walk.
The shade of #NA201 is a little bit lighter then for me, but it is acceptable.
The texture is well made, creamy emulsion is really easy to blend. It is neither greasy not cling, its few quantity goes a long way.
If you apply this foundation with heavier layer, it will be medium coverage, but if you apply with thin layer, it is a sheer coverage.
According to Hazelnuts of Philippines had mentioned that for the previous formula, Cool Emulsion Compact VX, she used a sponge for light coverage, and with a foundation brush, she got medium-full coverage. I used my foundation brush, and I felt it is because of the quantity.
I prefer light-medium coverage foundations, and its coverage is a little bit too much for me. Indeed I also liked it so much that it makes my skin look smooth. My skin condition is better, but far from perfect. I feel still my skin is rough, and medium coverage will be better for smooth look.
I say this finish is far from radiant or glow. It is naturally healthy semi-matte finish, and this is the very what I am looking for.
Its lasting is “well”. I do not say it lasted perfectly after my walk. I needed to wipe my face. Often my makeup is breaking down really messy, but with this foundation, it kept acceptably. It is fair.
I need to note about the perfume. Yes, THIS IS ALBION! the perfume is the biggest problem for me, in person.
If you are a person who does not care so much about the perfume, and looking for emulsion foundation makes you look natural, this will be one of the solution we can give you.