Rodial airbrush make-up

Rodial airbrush make-up

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Oh boy...

 

Description:  

A versatile, heavy duty foundation paste with buildable coverage, this is an absolute wonder product for achieving flawless, photo ready skin with airbrush effect. This unique formula offers ‘airbrush correction’ in one-step for perfect and instant camouflage with a satin-luminous finish. This thick creamy paste, despite the heavy coverage it provides, will feel lightweight on the skin and sits beautifully. Available in 4 shades.

     I purchased this in the shade 02, and it is described as:  

...ideal for those with a neutral beige, medium complexion with a slightly warmer tone.

     And here's the upsale:

For a radiant finish, mix with our skin-nourishing Stemcell superfood oil. For a matte finish, mix with the instaglam airbrush primer for long-lasting all day hold.

 
   Rodial airbrush make-up    02 ingredients   Made in Italy

Rodial airbrush make-up 02 ingredients

Made in Italy

 

     I recently purchased this foundation from Shoppers Drug Mart for $50.00 CAD.  This foundation is absolutely beautiful on the skin, once you figure out a way to apply it to your liking.  I will say, if you go straight in, with solely the foundation and nothing else, you might hate this product.  This is the thickest, stickiest foundation I have ever encountered.  More so, than Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer.  After experimenting with it a couple of times, I found it works beautifully with The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer as well as mixed with some type of dry oil, like Tarte Maracuja Oil or Jojoba Oil.  With the addition of those products, this foundation was absolute full coverage, yet still looked like skin.  Really, quite stunning.

     However....

     The third time that I opened this foundation, I started to twist off the top and the threads just shattered and collapsed into the foundation itself.  I stared in disbelief for a moment, trying to figure out what the...just happened.  I was left with an unclosable jar of foundation and had to run around looking for something else to transfer it in to.  I finally found a jar, emptied out the contents, cleansed said jar, sanitized said jar and was left with the task of somehow transferring the foundation over.  By the time I was done, there was sticky foundation everywhere, 1/4 of it was probably wasted on spatulas and paper towel...and there was still some left in the original container when I finally gave up.  Needless to say, I'm not even remotely impressed.  Especially not for $50.00.

     What you see in the picture below...just the amount left there, (not including all of the wasted foundation on the spatulas and paper towel), ...that would have been many, many, many....many applications.  That's how little you need of this product to achieve full coverage.  That also means, many, many, many applications off to the garbage can.  

     No one loves the sound of $$$$ in the garbage more than me!

 
 
   Rodial airbrush make-up    - 02    Disintegrated packaging

Rodial airbrush make-up - 02

Disintegrated packaging

 

     If it weren't for the packaging, this foundation would have received an extremely high rating.  But because of the packaging...it's basically a complete fail.  What is most unimpressive, is the fact, that when the threads shattered, I was finding teeny tiny bits of plastic throughout the foundation.  I'm not entirely positive that I dug out every single shard, so from here on out, if I decide to use this foundation, I have to be fully aware that I might discover a tiny shard of plastic scraping the skin off of my face.

     Bonus.

     Can you imagine if this were a professional, working, make-up artist, opening up this foundation and having that happen in front of their client...?

     All that I can do, is shake my head.  

 
  Rodial airbrush make-up  02  L: Disintegrated packaging, R: Sad looking transferred container

Rodial airbrush make-up 02

L: Disintegrated packaging, R: Sad looking transferred container

 

     I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this foundation to anyone.  At least, not in that packaging.  I did end up seeing a few other people that had the exact same problem as I did, with this foundation...so I'd hope that Rodial would do something to remedy this situation.  If they change the packaging, then this would absolutely be a foundation to look in to, in my opinion.  But, until then, purchase at your own risk!  Or...just avoid it, really.

     If you were still interested in buy this foundation, I'd suggest immediately transferring it out to another jar package.  That way, you can just avoid this whole experience altogether.  

     I've also went ahead and swatched out the colour 02 for you below, in comparison to some similar shades of other foundation brands.

 
   Rodial airbrush make-up     Swatches taken under 5000k fluorescent lighting     L to R:      Rodial airbrush make-up  02,  MAC SFF NC20 , L'oreal Pro-Glow 205, Marcelle FFSF Natural Beige

Rodial airbrush make-up

Swatches taken under 5000k fluorescent lighting

L to R: Rodial airbrush make-up 02, MAC SFF NC20, L'oreal Pro-Glow 205, Marcelle FFSF Natural Beige

 

     I did go over to their website..it seems they might have changed their plastic packaging over to a glass jar...I'm not sure when they did this or even IF they did this...but what I received from Shoppers Drug Mart was the plastic jar.  I would think, though, that if the plastic jar was such a problem...that you might actually consider recalling the old plastic ones and replace them completely with the new glass jars.  Instead of allowing the plastic ones to continue to be purchased at all...

     Just a thought.

 
 Screenshot of glass jar from Rodial website.

Screenshot of glass jar from Rodial website.

 
 
 
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