Honest about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation Review and Swatches

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Alright, let’s get into it. We’re talking about the about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation – a product that’s a new beauty release. A ‘skin-first’ hybrid foundation; it’s a blend of makeup and skincare; not a new concept, but still piqued my interest. Now, I’ve had my own journey with it, which I’ll delve into later, but for now, let’s strip it back to the basics. What’s in it, who’s it for, and does it live up to its promises? Let’s find out…

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • about-face THE PERFORMER Foundation is a 'skin-first' hybrid product

  • Ingredients like Blue Agave and Wintergreen offer hydration and soothing properties.

  • Offers a wide range of 45 shades, but packaging may feel less premium.

  • The doe-foot applicator can be messy, with the product sometimes splattering upon use.

  • Leaves a natural glow finish that may highlight pores and dry patches, not ideal for all skin types.

about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation Ingredients

aqua (water/eau), coco-caprylate/caprate, glycerin, dicaprylyl ether, butylene glycol, isododecane, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, polyglyceryl-4, isostearate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate, hydrogenated polyisobutene, disteardimonium hectorite, magnesium sulfate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, mica, silica, sorbitan isostearate, gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen/thé des bois) leaf extract, hydrogenated lecithin, propylene carbonate, sodium hydroxide, tocopheryl acetate, chlorella sorokiniana extract, ethylhexylglycerin, ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer, yeast extract, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, sodium carbonate, tocopherol pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate


May Contain: ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 (iron oxides), ci 77492 (iron oxides), ci 77499 (iron oxides)

Let’s take a closer look at THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation by about-face beauty. They’re branding this foundation as a ‘skin-first’ hybrid, blending the lines between makeup and skincare. In the mix, you’ve got ingredients like Blue Agave for hydration, Wintergreen to soothe, and Chlorella packed with nutrients for skin health. Plus, they’ve rolled out 45 shades, catering to a wide range of skin tones. The packaging is a modular plastic bottle with a large doe-foot applicator. This foundation aims to do more than just conceal; it claims to nurture your skin as well.

For more details, you can check out their product page here.

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about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation Swatches and Packaging

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Taking a closer look at the about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation, the swatches for LM2 Neutral and LM2 Olive show the foundation’s range in natural light. The foundation offers 45 shades and aims to meet the needs of various skin tones. In these images, the foundation’s creamy texture is evident, and when applied leaves a natural glow finish. The about-face foundation comes in a plastic bottle with a doe-foot applicator.

about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation Review

Alright, I gave the about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation a fair shot. On the upside, I didn’t pick up on noticeable fragrance – a breath of fresh air in a world full of overly-scented products. But here’s the deal: the packaging, while practical with its doe-foot applicator, feels cheap even for plastic. And there’s a bit of a mess factor – a flick of foundation here and there every time I pulled out the doe-foot wand from the bottle.

The finish is a natural glow, but it didn’t do my skin any favors, highlighting pores and clinging to dry spots. Even with a try at layering, it just amplified the issues. A few hours into wearing it, it seemed to be wearing off, noticeably. For my combo skin with its own set of quirks, the about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation is a pass for me. 

about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation Review Wrap-Up

Wrapping up the review of about-face THE PERFORMER Skin-Focused Foundation, it’s clear that while it’s a vegan, cruelty-free, non-comedogenic, and non-acnegenic option that promises a soft-focus finish, it may not work for everyone.

The foundation’s doe-foot applicator has a slight drawback of messiness. I didn’t find the finish to be ‘soft-focus’ like it claims, but rather it left a natural glow finish, which was not flattering on my skin. 

For those with combination or oily skin types, the foundation may accentuate dry areas and texture. In terms of longevity, it falls short, fading faster than I expected. 

While I do think the about-face beauty foundation may work on more youthful, problem-free skin, there are cheaper and better options for my maturing skin. 

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