Paula’s Choice introduced a new foundation to their cosmetic lineup at the close of 2012: the RESIST Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation. I am excited to bring to you swatches, before and after photos, and a review on this new product.
The packaging is very sleek and has a convenient pump-top! Thank you for that, Paula!
Current Shades in this Foundation L to R:
Level 0 Porcelain, Level 1 Fair/Light, Level 2 Light, Level 3 Light/Medium, Level 4 Medium, Level 5 Medium/Tan
Before and After: Wearing Shade Level 3 Light/Medium
RESIST Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation from Paula’s Choice is currently offered in six shade levels, 0 to 5, to suit porcelain to medium/tan skin tones. The foundation is said to:
- Smooth and soften wrinkles
- Create a silky, luminous finish
- Stimulate collagen for firmer skin
- Perfect and repair skin.
- Formulated for all skin types
- Contains antioxidants.
Wearing Levels 2 Light and 3 Light/Medium (using a translucent setting powder, bronzer & blush)
I wore Level 2 Light in my Baby It’s Cold Oustide makeup look post and while it looks fine in the photos, at the end of the day of wearing this shade alone it was a little pale, and I felt the shade did not quite blend in well with my skin.
Overall, I found this foundation to give a very natural and silky luminous finish when skin is prepped and moisturized beforehand. (It was a dream to apply after using my Weekly Resurfacing treatment 10% AHA the night before!) I was very pleased to find that it works with my oily skin and feels very lightweight. Application worked best for me with a flat-top kabuki style brush. I think the key for me was to find the right shade that fit my skintone so it could blend in the best. Fortunately Paula’s Choice offers samples to order so you can find your perfect shade before purchasing a full size if you wish, but hopefully the swatches and photos here might help you out a little in choosing your correct shade as well.
Where to Buy: $24.95, PaulasChoice.com
- Product – 10/10
- Formula- 10/10
- Pigmentation – 8/10
- Longevity- 9/10
- Application – 8/10
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Please note the rating does not consider the anti-aging properties of this product, and relates to the product application, wear, etc. as mentioned above. I have not used the product long enough to verify the anti-aging properties, however I am very pleased that it contains such great things for my skin, which is rare for a foundation to include!