Foundation Friday – Natasha Denona Transformatte

When @thataylaa said “There are matte foundations that work on dry skin” in her 15 Days of Foundation video from last night (if you’re not watching that series, you should be!), I crossed my fingers that the @natashadenona Transformatte Pore Vanishing Matte Foundation ($45 for .94 ounces at @sephora) that I’m testing out today would be one of those for me!

What it claims:
πŸ”˜ Comes in 35 shades and different undertones
πŸ”˜ Medium to full-coverage modern matte
πŸ”˜ Blurs pores and visibly rejuvenates the skin while protecting skin from environmental damages
πŸ”˜ Transforms the appearance of uneven skin textures, creating flawless, smooth-looking skin

My experience:
πŸ”˜ I used shade 20Y Light (yellow undertone). It was a little too dark and yellow, but once I blended it down my neck and put on concealer, it worked well enough.
πŸ”˜ I used a dampened beauty sponge to blend it out and it did so fairly easily. However, since it’s a matte foundation, it does dry down, so I would suggest working in small sections.
πŸ‘πŸ» The only primer I used was the @bobbibrown Face Base because it says it makes pores vanish and I wanted to see how accurate that claim was. Surprisingly, although they didn’t disappear, they are definitely blurred to the point I noticed and was impressed.
πŸ‘πŸ» I achieved high medium coverage right off the bat.
πŸ”˜ I set my under eyes and the center of my face.
πŸ‘πŸ» All of the products I applied on top of the foundation did so with ease.
πŸ‘πŸ» I first applied it at 7am and the photo was taken over six (6) hours into wear and it still looks nearly as flawless as it did this morning.
πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ» It has very minimally settled into my nose and chin creases and forehead wrinkles.
πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ» I am the tiniest bit dewy on my nose after six (6) hours, but nowhere else and it doesn’t look greasy.

My verdict?
I was not at all expecting to like this foundation, but I do! It blurs my pores, barely sinks into my fine lines, looks natural, feels lightweight, mostly mattifies my t-zone and lasts all day! While I am not excited about the price, I think it may be worth it! I’ll try it again tomorrow to see if I still feel the same.

Have you tried this foundation?

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