Hi girls! I had heard so many good things about Kryolan foundations that I just couldn’t resist buying one! Since there’s no Kryolan in my city it became very difficult to get my hands on one. So when my sister was visiting my city I asked her to bring this for me. Yeah, a foundation for me without me being there. I know it was a big gamble. Moreover, my sister is NOT AT ALL into makeup.
So I google-d a LOT and decided to go for OB-3 or OB-2 for my skin. I had heard wonderful things about how experienced and knowledgeable their SA’s were; I decided to trust them and my gut. Since my sister had no idea what to pick, I sent her 2-3 pictures of mine which I wanted the SA to see and decide my shade.
My sister sent me a picture of their palette which had all the shades. I was quite sure by now that OB-3 would be darker for me so I could go with OB-2 or OB-1. Though it was a big gamble that I was playing, I spoke to the SA twice or thrice, and she insisted that the lighter shade(OB-1) would suit me better. Since I didn’t want to go wrong, I went with OB-2 as I could afford to look a bit darker than to buy a shade which was too white for my skin.
I must mention here, the SA’s of Kryolan are way more understanding and trained than I could imagine. I literally took half an hour for all the decision-making, and she was so patient with me. I also asked her to suggest the shade for TV paint stick by Kryolan and she sent that to me. That shade is also perfect for me. Trust me; I have never gotten myself better matches for foundation than these two! Though I love my Chambor Enriched Revitalizing Foundation (reviewed here) and I quite like my Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation Nude Beige (reviewed here) but these would never qualify for my HG foundation!
Read on the full review!!
Ultra Foundation is a cream foundation specially formulated for the most demanding make-up expectations. As a result of its excellent covering quality, Ultra Foundation is also effective as a corrective make-up. Transparent application of Ultra Foundation is also suitable for photographic work. Its matt finish provides models with a naturally attractive appearance. The Ultra Foundation formulation contains advanced ingredients that are recognised for particularly good skin compatibility. This formulation contains no mineral oil, to assure that the skin readily absorbs the make-up. This foundation is available in a wide range of more than 70 shades
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Kaolin, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Tocopherol, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Eugenol, Amyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Parfum (Fragrance) and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Ultramarines CI 77007, Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140, Red 36 CI 12085, Carmine CI 75470, Yellow 6 Lake CI 15985, Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77289, Red 40 Lake CI 16035, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Mica] (EU seulement/only: CI 58000, CI 74160, CI 73015, CI 77120, CI 11680) May contain carmine as a color additive.
Price: INR 900/- for 15g
My Experience with Kryolan Ultra Foundation:
Packaging: It comes in a round tub which has a screw top. The bottom in which the foundation is panned is silver in color and the lid is a dark grey with a transparent top with KRYOLAN written on it. The packaging is decent and sturdy.
Texture: This is my first cream foundation and I can’t love it enough. I use it with a stippling brush and I require very less amount of it for my entire face. It spreads evenly and blends very beautifully. The texture is creamy.
Finish: It gives a subtle dewy finish which I love a lot! It gives a totally airbrushed look and I feel that this IS my perfect shade. I would like to try OB1 though! But until I get my hands on it, I am very happy with this shade. It doesn’t make me look dark or flushed out.
Staying power: It is a total winner. Stays easily for 7-8 hours and survives extreme humidity, dryness and doesn’t flake or look patchy. Even if I sweat a lot it doesn’t oxidize or gets melted. I must mention here that I don’t use it for a full coverage. I prefer light to medium coverage only.
Coverage: It totally depends upon you how much coverage do you require. From light to medium to full- just take control and you will get what you want! I always prefer light to medium coverage and I use my stippling brush for it.
Application: I never use my fingers for any foundation. Using a wet sponge with this gives me a very light to light coverage, depending on how I use. Using a stippling brush gives a light to medium coverage. For full coverage, I would use a flat foundation brush.
What I like about Kryolan Ultra Foundation:
- A cream foundation that blends like a dream!
- So many shades to choose from!
- Buildable coverage. Light, medium or full coverage is easily possible!
- Blends easily.
- Stays put for 7-8 hours easily.
- Doesn’t flake or melt. Survives weather extremities.
- A very little is required for each use. This is gonna last me a lifetime!!
- Photographs very well.
- Awesome quality. This is THE BEST FOUNDATION I have ever used!
What I don’t like Kryolan Ultra Foundation OB 2:
WiseShe Rating: 5/5
I am madly in love with this foundation!! Do get your hands on it, trust me, you won’t regret!
Have you tried Kryolan Ultra Foundation OB 2?
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