Sunday, 25 October 2015

REVIEW: DB Cosmetics Foundations - Age Revive & 24 Hour...

Golly, I'm way overdue posting the remainder of the foundation reviews from my recent "refresh", so here's a two-for-one read, and it includes (dare I say it) my new Holy Grail! Both are by DB (Designer Brands) Cosmetics, and both are excellent for my particular needs, but one of them literally ticks ALL the boxes in my ratings chart - woo hoo! Of course, the ratings are strictly personal as I'm a gal of advanced years with combination skin, and I have some major imperfections to cover, but who knows, one of these might just turn out to be ideal for you too ...


Both foundations are quite thick, and I found one pump more than enough to cover my whole face and blend it under my chin. They contain "Peptide infusion" for plumping and firming the skin, Vitamins C & E to assist with anti-ageing, Aloe Vera Extract to soften and smooth the skin, and SPF 15. What they don't contain is talc, bismuth or parabens. Neither of them have much fragrance, but what there is is pleasant and non-chemical, and not even a whiff of sunscreen content...

Age Revive Foundation - Firming, Flawless Coverage
I chose shade True Beige (655) which is a beaut match for my skintone. I haven't used it often enough to confirm whether it does in fact have any firming qualities or reduce the signs of ageing, but it sure does make my skin look great. It was only pipped at the post because it's a wee bit too dewy for my personal taste, but I reckon it would be ideal for gals with dry skin. In the pic below you can see what I'm dealing with on the left - some freckling which is heavier in parts, and pores that aren't as refined as I'd like. On the right is one layer of Age Revive Foundation, with no primer - stunning coverage, and of course the texture improves with a matte base, plus I can achieve the finish I'm after by using a mattifying powder over the top, but it doesn't quite last the 12 hour distance...

Still it's a beautiful formula - I think you'll agree that my pores are far less visible, my skin looks evenly toned, and yet it doesn't appear even the remotest bit mask-like. Age Revive Foundation is available in four shades, RRP is $14.99.

24 Hour Foundation - Longwear, Full Coverage
And here she is - my number 1! This is a full coverage foundation that's actually as light as a feather. I chose shade #650 - Nude Beige - an even better match for my skin. It has a smidgin more yellow in it, making it perfect for blending in my freckles, and it blends ever so beautifully...


I've not interfered with these pictures in any way whatsoever, just cropped them. How perfect is that finish on the right just over bare moisturised skin? Still lets my freckles show a teeny weeny bit, but that makes it look more natural as I've freckles all over the rest of my bod. Just the merest hint of sheen, but it's pretty much flawless. Once this foundation has set (30 seconds max), I swear it does not budge for the whole day, plus I've been wearing cream coloured scarves this winter, and there's not been even a hint of transfer...


According to their website there are four shades available, although I've only seen three at my local stockist. Here's what's on the back of the bottle - I can confirm that this is most definitely "make-up that goes the distance" ♥ 
I've saved the best news till last - this foundation retails for $12.99. Unbelievable! Until now I've not found such perfect coverage, finish, colour match and longevity in any makeup without forking out at least $65. Brilliant, and is it any wonder that I'm as happy as a clam 

DB Cosmetics foundations can be found at selected chemists, Price Attack, and their website. All products are vegan, not tested on animals, and if you're not happy with your online purchase, they'll give you your money back. How good is that?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness starts at 6:30am - you'll find some entertaining reads and excellent new blogs to follow 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Kate,I got here through Monday Makeup Madness. I have not tried this foundation but it looks AMAZING! I am so going to hunt this down. Thanks for a great review x

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    1. Hey there Barbe, nice to meet you - hope your search is successful and that one of the shades suits your skin xxx

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  2. They both look perfect on you! Such a fantastic foundation for the price! Great review and beautiful photos as always!

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    1. Still can't believe I don't have to spend a fortune hon x♡x

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  3. The longwear foundation is definitely on my wishlist. If this is your HG, I'm on it! xx

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    1. Hope it works brilliantly for you too Indie ♡♡♡

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  4. DB does some really great products! If I didn't have a zillion foundations to use up, I'd be tempted to try this out!

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    1. I know the feeling TP - I'm literally swimming in foundation after my refresh, but I now know what to buy when I run out (if ever lol) xxx

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  5. I'm definitely going to have to get this foundation! Here's hoping one of those four shades matches my skin perfectly also!

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    1. Fingers crossed Ingrid, and that the formula is beaut for you too xxx

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  6. I would definitely have expected the Age Revive to beat the 24 Hour. This is why I read reviews! The 24 Hour is definitely a winner, it looks great on you Kat!

    Gee, you DO have a lot of rocks, don't you, ha ha!

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    1. Me too hon - I bought that one first, and only bought the 24 hour because I read rave reviews by other gals. And I've just bought MORE rocks, so you'll be seeing bigger ones next time ha ha ♥

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  7. I'll definitely be checking this out after your glowing review - I've always had difficulty finding a great-performing foundation that doesn't break the bank. Looks lovely on you! x

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    1. Thanks so much Di - oh I do hope one of the shades is a perfect match for you hon ♡☆♡

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