Beauty product of the week: NV BB Perfecting Mist Foundation
A foundation that repairs your skin while you wear it.
Why we love this product
This is undoubtedly one of the nicest foundations I've tried. It really does live up to its airbrush name - the finish is extremely impressive. This NV foundation produces a flawless finish that leaves you glowing, rather than flat. As soon as I began to apply the product I knew this was going to be a good one. The consistency is thin but the formula is very pigmented, and this means you get relatively full coverage without having to layer on too much product.
But before I was completely sold on this foundation, I needed to see how it would fare in the "night out on the town" test. I applied the foundation around 7pm and headed out for Friday night drinks. After a bit of dancing, a fair few drinks and several venue changes, I ended up back at home around 3am. As you can see from the picture, the foundation looks just as good as when I put it on. It certainly passed the test.
But that's not the only reason to love this foundation. This product is formulated with an exclusive ingredient called APT-200. It's complicated but very simply, APT-200 is the growth factor emitted by stem cells that encourages the body to repair itself, leading to reduced skin ageing. There's a video on how it works if you want more info on APT-200. Basically, this foundation works to repair your skin, not just cover it!
Another big plus for me is that my skin felt great after I removed the product. Every time I wear foundation, which is now just on the weekends, it turns my skin into a bumpy congested mess. I can feel all the blocked pores when I'm washing my makeup off. But this foundation didn't do that. When I removed it my skin was clear and congestion free. This is the key reason I'll continue to use this product.
I personally was not a fan of the aerosol design. I know this is one of the key selling points of the product but I felt it layered the product on too heavily and I had to spend a lot of time blending it out with a brush. I also generally prefer sheer foundations so perhaps someone who likes fuller coverage may enjoy the aerosol design.
At this stage, the brand only offers nine shades so you may find you have to mix shades to get a colour that's right for you.
At $90 this foundation isn't cheap, but I think it's worth the money. If you've got the cash and want to try something new, give this one a go.
Where you can get it
At the moment it only appears to be available in Australian on the NV Jeunesse website.