Probably the second make-up base that I willingly tried on (not counting make-ups done by professionals), the first one being a freebie sachet give-away by Dior. So if you’d like to know a noob’s real opinion about COSME Japan’s top 1 make-up base, Cezanne, please read on!
First things first. Why do we need a make up base?
Google tells me that it’s used to hide wrinkles, minimize the appearance of pores, help hide discolorations, or make make-up last longer. Judging just the description, I think Cezanne only does the latter but it’s only sold at 600 yen and will probably last months (a year or more for me since I don’t wear make-up most days) so this is definitely a cheap buy.
However, it has a pink undertone so I suppose it’s to lend baby-like pinkish skin if you wear it on its own, or under light make-up.
Let’s compare my skin with and without the base.
The top left photo is my skin without anything and newly washed. The top right is a photo of the same cheek with just a cover of BB cream. The BB cream is sooo obviously there. See how the powdery finish highlighted my fine lines? V. UNFLATTERING.
On the bottom left is my face with the Cezanne make-up base. Did you see the line dividing my actual light brown color and the pinkish tone? Yep. It was a litle more opaque about a few moments before I distributed it on my face. On the bottom right of the photo grid I wore BB cream on top of the base, the base made my skin more moist so the fine lines were not very apparent and were easily hidden by the BB cream. Nice!
Cost and performance is definitely worth the buy. As for making my make-up last, I’d give it a 9/10 because although it doesn’t feel powdery dry, it made my oily skin look matte and my make-up last longer. It is yet to be tested in stiffling and humid Japanese summer.
You have to give it a thorough shake before using or else it will form powdery sort of bits on your face.
Also, if you have brown skin like me, this is something you’d want to try but use sparingly, else the pink understone and pale white hint is going to be obvious.
Have you tried this product? If so, hit us up in the comments section below! 😘
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