This Summer Elizabeth Arden have had two exciting releases from their Prevage range with the Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Hydrating Shield SPF50 which I’ve already featured on my blog, and now the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Foundation $65 which I have to show you today. The new Prevage Foundation is a pretty huge launch for Elizabeth Arden as it’s somewhat of an skincare/makeup hybrid with seriously impressive claims;
“Witness a perfected and youthful-looking complexion with Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Foundation, a liquid foundation that feels beautifully lightweight on skin whilst delivering light to medium coverage with a naturally luminous finish.
Infused with a potent antioxidant Idebenone Complex and a host of anti-ageing ingredients, the youth-inspiring makeup glides effortlessly over skin, blending seamlessly to help blur imperfections and even out skin tone; its moisture-rich hydra-pigments expertly lock in moisture whilst providing long-wear colour with skin-smoothing properties.
Working to diminish signs of ageing day after day, the anti-ageing foundation continuously repairs the appearance of skin, promoting a younger looking complexion by protecting from external aggressors and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin looks naturally radiant with a smooth, perfected appearance. Oil-free, SPF 30 – Suitable for normal to dry skin.“
The packaging is just stunning with a gunmetal grey metallic finish on a glass bottle with a little clear band around the base of the bottle so you can see the shade inside. I know this is an highend foundation, but it really does look and feel like one when some higher end brands’ packaging can leave a lot to be desired. The glass bottle has a metallic pump which has great control, allowing you to dispense as much or as little as you wish which is essential as a little goes a very long way with this foundation.
The Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Foundation is available in a total of eight shades and from the shade lineup, I have shade four which is sadly too dark for me to use on its own but I can make it work for my super pale skintone by mixing it with the NYX Pro Foundation Mixer in White (which is an absolute godsend for those with pale skin as you can make any foundation shade work for you).
I do wish the shade range catered for those with paler skins as their lightest shade isn’t particularly light but if you have a darker skintone, I think you’d be able to find a shade match a little easier from the swatches I’ve seen.
I am so impressed with the level of pigment with this foundation as it offers such great coverage which I’d describe as being medium, but I do find it to be buildable as it can be layered upon without becoming patchy or streaky, and it’s remarkably lightweight considering it’s so pigmented and generously pigmented.
I wrongly assumed that this foundation would be more akin to a BB Cream as it combines the benefits of skincare with makeup, but it definitely performs like a foundation even though it’s packed with skin-loving ingredients.
I really like how lightweight the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Foundation feels on my skin but I do worry I’m not getting the full skincare benefits as I have to dilute it with a white foundation in order for it to match me, but if you found a shade that matched you, that wouldn’t be a problem for you.
I find that the foundation gives a lovely, fresh and luminous looking finish to my skin and its lightweight sensation makes sense for a skincare hybrid. If the amazing claims pique your interest, I’d really recommend heading to your nearest Elizabeth Arden counter to get shade matched as I think you’d really like this foundation as it ticks all the boxes apart from the shade range being lacking in the paler shade department but that’s what foundation mixers are for.