Because Chantecaille Future Skin didn't turn out to be as perfect as I wanted it to, and that is a bit of a hard stab.
Future Skin foundation is one of those kind of perfect-on-paper type product that boasts a good array of ingredients that should offer benefits to the skin, alongside an oil-free gel-crème texture that blends flawlessly into the skin with no lines, crêpey face, and a light texture that looks like your skin if it wasn't your skin at all.
It basically boasts a recipe of ingredients, rather than a list, a set of edible, natural sources from rosemary leaf extract to chamomile that are included with particular purposes in mind. One ingredient makes the boldest claim, though, and this is where the product falls on its ass in a huge and unceremonious manner. Natto gum, an ingredient derived from soybeans, is one such ingredient that claims to reduce sebum production by 26% after 7 days of consistent use…
Er, yeah okay (not). This foundation turns me into an oily mess after a few hours. Despite the fact that I love the finish, I have found this makes me oily like no other foundation I own, and others have vouched for that too. It's the most beautiful make-love-to-it finish and you almost want to dedicate a song to it on account of how perfect it looks (I'd go with Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight), but GIIIIRL, that oil? No way. No can do, sorry Chantecaille!
The foundation itself is a thick gel-crème that smoothes like buttah into the skin with no lines or heaviness. It feels so light on the skin and beautifully smooth, while photographing wonderfully and giving you the skin of a baby hippo, or the skin you always wish you had. It's your skin, but enhanced. The coverage is light-medium, has a fantastic shade range for paler skins and it's endlessly buildable - but it just falls so short on wear time and makes me oily to the point of having to remove my makeup earlier than scheduled.
|Wearing Chantecaille Future Skin foundation in Porcelain - no flash.|
Honestly? I'd save your money on this - do you know what's similar? Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation - which gives you £45 extra to play with. Go buy yourself a McDonalds and a trip to the cinema (because the cinema is horrendously expensive these days - do I want 3D?! NO I JUST WANT TO SEE THE MOVIE). Then sit down and give yourself a pat on the head, because these foundations (with a few adjustments) are pretty similar indeed.