Here’s a review on VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Savvy 60
Foundation in W4
PRICE: Around P1,600.00+
OTHER LOCATIONS: Please refer to VMV Hypoallergenics on Facebook
Last month, I’ve received this pretty cool product from the
peeps at VMV Hypoallergenics. I’ve been meaning to try the exact product, and
this came at the right time.
Skin Savvy is an all-in-one foundation: Has SPF
60, (the highest SPF content I’ve encountered in a foundation product) conceals
imperfections, long-wearing, skin caring, and brightening. To top it all off,
it’s formulated sans any known allergen, fragrance- free, and safe for even the
most sensitive skin type. It comes in 6 shades and in cool and warm undertones.
Originally, the product was housed in a long, squeeze- type plastic tube. The new packaging is a sturdy frosted glass bottle with a plastic pump.
The bottle is quite lightweight, and it doesn’t eat up too much traincase
W4 is a golden beige shade with Olive undertones. Texture is
very moisturizing, albeit quite thick. I find that W4 is a wee bit dark on my
skintone because it’s clashing with my yellow undertones. To remedy the dark
cast, I use Flawless’ Forever Sheer setting powder because it has a slight white tint
Methinks that if Skin Savvy didn't have too much SPF in it, consistency would be more tolerable, workable, and lightweight. I also think that SPF 25 or 30 should be enough because SPF 60 is no better than the lower SPFs as no sunblock can guarantee authentic protection. Suffice to say, SPF 60 is unnecessary.
One layer of VMV Skin Savvy on me
STAYING POWER: I have to admit that it takes a bit of effort to spread due
to its thick texture. The trick here is to apply the foundation by layers, but
make sure a layer doesn’t dry up on you because it adheres so well to the skin. If
it finally sets onto your skin, it’s completely immovable. It may be a caveat to some but I find it forgivable because this contributes to the fantastic staying power of this product: Even if you have oily skin or if the weather is hot and humid, the
foundation will still persist. Coverage is medium to full.
As you can see, it yields a dewy glow to my
skin. It’s great news for people with dry skin but for people with oily skin
like me, it might be a disaster as it can make oily parts appear oilier. For
oily skinned gals, a sheer layer is enough. Should you need more coverage to conceal facial marks, just do spot concealing with this product. And make sure you don’t apply a lot on your T-Zone!
For full coverage, use your fingers.
For medium coverage, use a stippling brush or dense traditional foundation brush
Use a setting powder with a drier texture as creamy setting powders will make it feel thicker
PHOTO FRIENDLINESS: Under natural lighting, it looks great. But under artificial lighting, I've noticed that my face has this weird glare, especially in pictures. Methinks this is caused by the high SPF content. This photo is taken under natural lighting, hence the nice finish.
It would've been love if not for the high SPF content and Olive undertone because it's one of the foundation products out there that stay true to its long-wearing claim and full coverage promise. I also like how it makes skin look perfect without the cakey look. It has so many strong points but they're somehow outweighed by the two caveats. It just goes to show that a good shade and friendly consistency is essential to a foundation. I would buy this again if 1.) Texture is diluted and made softer 2.) Shade range is made friendlier to Asian skin tones (Yellow undertones please!) I give it a rating of 6/10.