Skincare Turned Foundation


When one of your favorite skincare brands delves into makeup and releases a foundation that claims to be long-wearing and formulated to keep your skin healthy, a shade tends to find its way into your cart during your next Sephora order. Meet Sunday Riley's The Influencer Clean Long Wear Foundation, which I've been testing for the past two months. I gave this foundation quite a run for its money; it's been worn in 90-degree heat and 100% humidity and chilly spring days (although that was quite rare this past season).

Sunday Riley's The Influencer Foundation is definitely a medium coverage, and its claims never to clog pores were true of my skin. Throughout the two months of testing, my skin stayed clear, and I had pretty good base-makeup days. The shade range is pretty good for a first-time foundation (mine is the shade 110 and worked perfectly), and when I needed a little coverage, it built up quite nicely.


I have two cons about the foundation: 1) I've used it for two months and have already run through enough that I feel I need to conserve it. 2) Its claim that it's long-wearing is completely dependent on what powder you use on top of the foundation. I needed a heavier-duty powder (Coty's Airspun Powder was the best combination I found) to make it last throughout the day and to keep it from creasing or getting patchy in oily spots on my face. 


Despite the foundation's flaws, though, I've really enjoyed using it and plan to continue using it throughout the summer. Overall, it held up really well on those sweltering hot days, and as long as it didn't wear off too much, it look very natural and skin-like throughout the entire day. I think it's a fantastic first effort into makeup by a skincare brand, and I hope more makeup is in the pipelines for Sunday Riley.