Beauty Beat: SK-II’s Cream Foundation Does Double Duty

As much as I love makeup, I really don’t love foundation. I use powder (and concealer) to even out my complexion instead of liquid or cream foundation, which I find tends to leave skin with an unnatural texture and/or color. Well, consider me a foundation convert thanks to SK-II‘s Facial Treatment Cream Foundation.

The name is a bit of a misnomer, as I think cream foundation typically comes in stick form. Conversely, this wondrous little product comes in a jar and has the consistency of a thicker liquid foundation. (Perhaps it’s supposed to be read Facial Treatment Cream + Foundation, instead of Facial Treatment + Cream Foundation?) And, man, it is awesome.

Have you ever tried SK-II products? They’re incredibly expensive, and incredibly good. The secret is an ingredient called Pitera, which is a byproduct of sake fermentation. Seriously. I’ve been using a slew of Pitera-rich SK-II projects for months now, and I can testify that it makes your skin soft and clear and glowy. Most importantly, it doesn’t irritate your face in the process.

So, yes, this foundation has Pitera in it, which means it is nice to your skin while you wear it. It also happens to look really, really awesome. First of all, it leaves your skin texture alone. You don’t look cakey or shiny or otherwise made up — it makes your skin looks like your skin, only better. And while it only comes in five not-all-that-dissimilar shades, they have a chameleon-like quality that makes blending a breeze. (By the way, I recommend applying it with your fingers.) Those embarrassing foundation lines around your jawline? Nonexistent. This is a formula that simply evens and brightens your face.

Alas, it does cost a pretty penny — one jar will set you back $95. Lucky for you, just a little of the foundation goes a long way, so the jar should last you a while. Still need convincing? Think of it as two products in one, a perfect marriage of skincare and makeup.

Product courtesy of SK-II. We promise that even though we got it for free, our opinions are 100% our own. We’d never tell you to buy anything we wouldn’t pay for ourselves. Just consider us your bathroom cabinet guinea pigs.

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