J.Cat Beauty Haul with Reviews: Skinsurance Foundation, Staysurance Concealer, Blushmallow & Highlighter Quad

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This past Monday, I reviewed the J. Cat Beauty Noche Eyeshadow Palette. I was very impressed with it so I wanted to finish out the week with more excellent products from the brand. All of these products are affordable and great quality but they won’t work well for everyone. Let’s get into the reviews!

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The Skinsurance Max Coverage Silky Foundation is $15.00 for 1 ounce of product. It’s available in sixteen shades and I have the shade Soft Beige. The foundations do not have undertone descriptions but I would say Soft Beige is fair with a slight warm/yellow undertone. This foundation claims to contain tea tree extract, hyaluronic acid, panthenol and hydrolyzed collagen. It also claims to be weightless, long lasting and have a luminous finish. Let’s get into the pros and cons and I’ll let you know how much of that is true!

*For reference, my skin type is combination and sensitive. I also have large pores and acne scars.

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Shade: Soft Beige

Pros:

  • Soft Beige is a perfect shade match for my fair, warm toned skin. I didn’t notice it oxidizing.
  • The bottle is sturdy plastic with a pump.
  • This is a very long lasting foundation. I tried it on its own and over my favorite primers. It wore well either way, even in my problem areas; around my nose and chin.
  • I would say the coverage is medium to full. However, coverage levels will depend on each person’s individual skin issues. On me, I could build this up to full coverage.
  • The finish isn’t luminous, like the brand claims. It has a satin skin like finish, which I prefer.
  • I did not notice any scent and had no issues with acne or skin sensitivity.
  • It did feel weightless on my skin UNLESS I built it up too much or used too much product on top of it. It could start to feel heavy if that happened.
  • I haven’t noticed any changes in my skin but this foundation does contain some great ingredients. Tea tree extract can help with scarring and inflammation. Panthenol hydrates skin. Hyaluronic acid moisturizes and helps with fine lines. Hydrolyzed collagen promotes healthy skin.
  • I did not notice my natural oils breaking this foundation down. I do always wear a powder but even with powder, the oils in my T-zone usually come through.

Cons:

  • This foundation’s shade range is a joke. Out of sixteen shades, my shade is the sixth one up. This is great news for any very fair skinned people but people with dark/deep skin tones are not going to be able to find a match.

The first two pictures on the left are of my skin with no product and the two pictures on the right are of my skin with one layer of foundation. I applied a light layer so you can still see some skin blemishes poking through but even a light layer provides great coverage.

These pictures are of four different days wearing this foundation. I am wearing concealer in each one but you could easily wear this foundation alone.

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Here is my foundation after a full six to eight hours of wear. I didn’t take a picture at the end of each day that I wore it because it basically looked the same. It tends to slightly wear away under my glasses but holds up great on the rest of my face.

IF you can find a shade match, I recommend this foundation. It really does have a great formula and I hope J. Cat Beauty makes it more accessible for everyone. Now let’s talk about the concealer made to go with this foundation!

The Staysurance Water Sealed/Zero Smudge Concealer is $8.00 for 0.16 ounces of product. It claims to be lightweight and waterproof with medium to full coverage. It contains peach leaf extract, tea tree leaf extract and aloe vera leaf extract. It has a doe foot applicator. Like the foundation, it has sixteen shades and I have the shade Vanilla Bean.

The shade Vanilla Bean is a fairly decent match for my skin. It is a little too fair for me but that can help to brighten. It has a more neutral undertone than the foundation but again, there are no undertone descriptions on the website.

I like this concealer but it’s not a favorite. I do find most of the above claims to be true, however, it’s not lightweight. This can be a very heavy and cakey formula if you use too much. A little goes a LONG way. It is basically full coverage but it does crease, even after being set with powder. For a full coverage concealer that doesn’t crease, I recommend the e.l.f. Cosmetics 16hr Camo Concealer. This concealer is good but it’s not one I would repurchase.

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Foundation Shade: Soft Beige & Concealer Shade: Vanilla Bean

The Blushmallow Soft Blusher is $5.00 and available in a wide variety of vibrant shades. I bought the lightest shade, Sweet Cloud 9. Sweet Cloud 9 is a beautiful warm, coral pink. This isn’t a powder blush but is instead very similar to the Colourpop Super Shock Cheek formula. If you like that formula, you will like this one. It does apply like a cream but transforms into a matte finish, which I love.

I don’t wear cream blushes over foundation, only bare skin or tinted moisturizers, so I can’t tell you how it performs over actual makeup. I have a feeling it wouldn’t be the best, though. This is a stiffer cream formula and it takes a bit more effort to blend out. I would be afraid to try it over foundation because it would probably move the product underneath it around.

The website claims you can use these blushes as eyeshadows, which I did and won’t be doing again. I am wearing it on my cheeks and eyes in the above picture. It looks pretty from a distance but up close, it was a mess. It creased like crazy and was a pain to blend out. I would not buy one of these expecting to get a nice eyeshadow.

As just a blush, however, I do recommend this formula. It’s easy to build up for a vibrant pop of color or to sheer out. They have a ton of shades to choose from and most of them will be great for deeper skin tones… unlike their complexion products.

The Spectrum Palette Highlighter Quad is $4.00 for four cream highlighters. The shades are: pure white, white base with a pink shift, gold and deeper pink. I am able to wear all four shades but I typically use the deeper pink only on my eyes.

I absolutely love this little quad. Like with the blush, I use it on my no makeup makeup days just on top of my bare skin or over my tinted moisturizer. None of these highlighters create a blinding glow but instead they give a natural, “lit from within” type of look. They do have a cream formula but they dry to a matte finish, which again, I love.

These highlighters are great for the face and eyes. They will crease on the eyes but it’s easy to just blend them back out. These are the only cream highlighters I own and the only ones I really need.

Final Thoughts:

That is all I have for this J. Cat Beauty haul! Overall, these products are really good and I recommend them. What have you tried from the brand? Let me know! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

 

 

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