Review: The Elizabeth Arden foundation that cares for skin

The new Elizabeth Arden foundation has been designed with anti-ageing in mind. But is it worth the €60 price tag?

I have to admit I've not been keeping up to date with all the Elizabeth Arden foundation launches of late. So, when the new Prevage Foundation (€60) landed on my desk, I was excited to test it out. From the outset, I liked the design of the packaging; it's sleek, silver and has a pump action lid (that can be unscrewed which is always a plus).

More importantly, though, it came with the promise of SPF30 as well as anti-aging ingredients. What's not to like about all that?
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The Prevage foundation was created as an extension of the hugely successful, antioxidant rich Prevage anti-ageing skin care collection. The idea is that the foundation works with the skin care to reduce the signs of ageing, improve skin texture, rehydrate and blur imperfections.

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There are eight shades in the range, (which surprised me a little as I'd hoped for more) and above you can see Shade 2 in action. While the colour isn't right for my skin tone, you can see that there's a smooth, medium coverage finish. Also, skin is definitely left with more of a glow. For anyone with sensitive skin, please note that there's quite a strong perfume/fragrance to the foundation - I quite like it, but I know that can be a sticking point for some people.

For anyone with sensitive skin, please note that there's quite a strong perfume/fragrance to the foundation. I quite like it, but I know that can be a sticking point for some people.

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At the moment, it's too early to tell if there have been any actual benefits to my skin when wearing it. From a cosmetic point of view, you do get the healthy glow, hydrated feel and blurred fine lines. You also get the coverage promised, as well as SPF 30, which is a bonus.

To be perfectly honest, though, while it looked nice initially, it didn't last well on my skin, turning oily after a few hours. This, I believe it because I'm not the target audience for the Prevage collection in general. Knowing this, I tried it out on a couple of clients (who are 40+) over the weekend to gauge its performance. It looked radiant on them, lasting well into the day and evening.

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So all in all, who is this foundation for? Well, given the hefty price tag, I imagine it's designed for anyone who adores the Prevage skin care range. It has its merits but if you want a new foundation but aren't too bothered about the skin care elements; there are others out there that could do the same job for less.

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