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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Review: Snoe HyperFunction Fond de Teint + Serum

Hi, starshines! As promised, here are my thoughts on one of the products that I used in my previous FOTD post, Snoe HyperFunction Fond de Teint + Serum :)


This is the foundation that I reach out for when I want to achieve a light but still flawless finish. 


As you can see in the label, it's actually a foundation with serum. Not only does this product claim to give coverage and flawless finish, it also claims to have ingredients that can help heal, whiten, replenish the skin and even protect it against the harmful rays of the sun.


Basically, it's a foundation that has skin care benefits as well :)

Description:


Directions: Apply directly on skin or use a stippling or foundation brush. For perfect and matte application, set with any Snoe finishing powder.

I honestly have no major complaints about the packaging. 


It comes with a pump that makes dispensing the product a lot easier. Please note, though, that it will take you a few pumps to get the product out at first since the product is new and the pump hasn't been used yet :)


I got mine in the shade X1/Ivory Beige (for medium with beige undertones). There are four shades available.
  • X0/Vanilla Creme - Light with neutral undertones
  • X1/Ivory Beige - Medium with beige undertones
  • X2/Warm Almond - Medium with pink beige undertones
  • X3/Golden Caramel - Medium with yellow undertones

Because of my warm undertone, X1 is not the shade I would pick for myself, but under certain kinds of lighting, it's not actually a far cry from my actual shade.


On my face.

L: Bare face
R: With one and a half pump of Snoe HyperFunction in X1 (plus brows and lips done)
*With flash
(Click to enlarge)
When set with powder (Snoe Poudre Extraordinaire)
(With shimmery blush, too)
*Without flash
*Natural lighting
When set with powder (Snoe Poudre Extraordinaire)
(With shimmery blush, too)
*Without flash
*Natural lighting
*With flash
*Indoor lighting
When set with powder (Snoe Poudre Extraordinaire)
(With blush and Snoe Parallel Pigments CC Cream in Wheat , too)
*Without flash
*Natural lighting
*With flash
*Indoor lighting

First of all, I like the scent. It's the only fragrant foundation that I own! I always enjoy putting this on because of the scent. I also like the texture of the product. It's not runny but not too thick, it doesn't feel heavy or oily on the skin, and it can be blended easily with a brush or even with my fingers. I also like the semi-matte finish and the healthy glow that it gives my face. My face doesn't look too dewy or too flat with this foundation on. The coverage is, I'd say, light to medium. It can even out my skin tone and conceal minor redness and blemishes only. As you can see in the comparison photos, the spots near my left brow and the redness on my cheeks weren't totally covered, but I'm fine with that for everyday or for natural looks.

Also, as you can see in the photos above, even though the shade is medium, the foundation still appears a bit light on me, especially on photos taken with flash. I believe that the SPF has something to do with that, but at least it doesn't give off a ghastly white cast. This foundation has a tendency to make my face obviously lighter than my neck, especially with flash, so I don't apply more than two pumps of product. I also don't use concealer with this anymore to avoid looking lighter than I should be.

After three and a half hours of wearing the foundation
and retouching  with powder

This product doesn't really have oil-control properties so I always set it with powder and retouch after a few hours to get rid of the shine as I have oily skin. As for the wear, this foundation stays on my face for a good number of hours. It stays put on me for up to seven hours although I haven't tried leaving it on longer than that.

Thumbs up:
  • Lightweight, indeed - Good for everyday.
  • Smells really nice - (Sorry, guys, you know how bad I am at describing scents. Hahaha.)
  • Can even out my skin tone and conceal minor redness and blemishes - It can't totally conceal my redness and dark areas, as expected from a lightweight foundation, but I'm still fine with that.
  • Great texture - Can be easily blended.
  • Semi-matte finish, leaves my skin with a healthy glow - Doesn't leave my face looking too flat nor too shiny.
  • Doesn't cake on me - But note that I only use a maximum of two pumps of product.
  • Stays put for a good number of hours
  • Doesn't irritate my skin
  • Has SPF 20
  • Has skin care benefits as well
  • Available in all Snoe outlets and online at snoebeauty.shopinas.com - I'm lucky to have Snoe counters at the malls I frequent.

Thumbs down:
  • Shade selection - I wish there were more shades for those with warm undertones. And also, even though this particular shade is labelled 'medium,' it still seems pretty 'light' for me. 
  • Price - Priced at P1,199 for 55 mL of product. I think it's pricey for a lightweight foundation, and there are less expensive drugstore foundies that offer more coverage and oil-controlling properties, but note that this product isn't just a mere makeup product - it has skin care properties too, so our skin will also benefit from it in the long run.

Over-all, I really like this foundation for everyday - it's lightweight and perfect for days when I just want to even out my skin tone and lessen the appearance of my blemishes and redness without piling on too much product! My face is good to go with just this product and a good finishing powder like the Snoe Poudre Extraordinaire :)


Disclaimer: Product was provided by the company but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the product.

30 comments:

  1. Wow, this seems like a good product. Your skin looks flawless but not too made up. But I am iffy about the price since it is a local brand and it's also more pricey than other international ones available...But I'll test it out on the counter if I won't get allergic reactions. Thanks for the review! :)

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  2. You are so blessed with a nice skin, Aya. Kainggit.

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  3. Ubos ko na yung akin. I waaaaaaant this. :))

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  6. I've always wanted to try that foundation but I find it a bit too expensive for my price range. However, this review makes me wanna change my mind. Oh, and I'm bad at describing scents too. Lol. Btw, I linked your blog in my site (Daily Reads) and I liked your FB fanpage as well... :)


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  9. U have nice skin to start with. Medyo mahal nga siya. Im just curious if un skin benefits ba nia on the skin ay worth the price

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  10. wow! it made your skin glow. i've always wanted to try this product ever since it came out but with a pricey tag like that? I had 2nd thoughts. thanks for the great review tho! :)

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  11. I tell you, its absolutely worth the price! Other brands that has escargot is pricer, but Snoe made it more affordable without skimping on the ingredients and its benefits :)

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  12. Snoe Beauty doesn't skimp on their ingredients, that's why it is priced that way + its actually more affordable than other brands that also has escargot in it. Rest assured, that the potency of the ingredients are impeccable. ^_^

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  13. This is my favorite foundation for its cosmetic and skincare benefits rolled into one! The cooling sensation, moisturizing, whitening, anti-aging benefits + the price are more than enough reason for me to repurchase Beauty Hyperfunction foundation.

    Awesome review Aya!

    Stay pretty!

    xoxo,

    Iya

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  14. ang flawless ng skin mo aya! im so inggit :)

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  15. My sample sized version is about to run out! I also love the lightweight feel and how long it can last for several hours. However, I find the price a bit steep for a foundation. But then again, it has skincare properties too. Great review, Aya!

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  16. Glad you're loving it. Thanks, Iya!

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  17. I really like the finish! It's not matte over-all that it leaves my skin with a subtle glow :) You're welcome!

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  18. Thanks, Eloisa! Yup, I agree medyo mahal siya for a foundation. I haven't used this enough to notice any long-term effect, though.

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  19. Haha! Thanks, Yette! Will visit your site too and check out your giveaway :)

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  20. Have you tried na yung new BB cream? :)

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  21. Hahaha thanks, Michelle! :) Nagmumukha lang maganda sa pictures yan. haha

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  22. That's what I like about it! It doesn't make me look too made up :)


    Hope you found the review helpful :)

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  23. Alright! gagamitin ko na yung akin, inaantay ko lang to.. hahaha! :) buti ni label mo yung L and R na merong foundation kasi ang flawless kahit wala, andaya! ahahah! :)

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  24. Yup! I like that one but I love this one dahil better coverage of course. :))

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  25. You have nice skin Aya. The "Before" picture is so flawless.

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  26. Thanks, Jenniya! The flash helped hahaha

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  27. Hahaha hindi naman! Flash lang yan. Let me know kung magustuhan mo rin 'to :)

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  28. Great skin! with or without makeup ang flawless! love it! It's too pricey nga lang, I have sample of this pala, i'll try it ^_^ Great review!

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