[REVIEW] Etude House Active Proof Liquid Fitting Base SPF50+ PA++++ Light Beige

Etude House Active Proof Liquid Fitting Base SPF50+ PA++++ Light Beige Review:

With the satisfying result of the Etude’s Active Proof Shield Wear Color Tint, it makes this foundation listed on my ‘next-to-try’ list. I’ve been trying to find it everywhere but the only way I can get it is by get it directly from Korea and it takes 4 to 6 weeks so I decide to wait until someone stock it and I’m so happy that finally my local seller has it on stock!

So Active Proof Liquid Fitting Base is a part of their latest summer collection, the Active Proof line. Consists of various products, this collection is perfect for summer season since it’s waterproof, lightweight, and stay all day. I don’t know exactly what this product is since Etude House didn’t explain if it’s a foundation, BB cream, or just a skin tint.

The ‘waterproof and stay all day part’ sounds too good to be true but the lip tint performs exactly as they said so I believed them and decide to try the foundation. If it’s truly stay all day, it’d be a good news for everyone with oily skin.

But unfortunately, they only make it in 2 different shades. There are definitely more than 2 skin tones in this world but as usual from a Korean brand, you can’t expect them to have wide range of shades selection. I got the lightest shade but somehow I found it’s not exactly my perfect shade so the shade range really disappoints me.

Claims :

The thin, light texture leaves the skin feeling comfortable through close adherence to the skin.

Ingredients :

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Caprylyl Methicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Niacinamide, Octocrylene, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Zinc Oxide, 1,2-hexanediol, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides(Ci 77492), Peg-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxides(Ci 77491), Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Microcrystalline Wax, Iron Oxides(Ci 77499), Parfum(Fragrance), Paraffin, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Adenosine, Disodium Edta, Myristic Acid, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate

Etude House Active Proof Liquid Fitting Base SPF50+ PA++++ Light Beige Review

How to Use :

1. Lightly shake the container up and down before use.

2. Dispense an appropriate amount and evenly apply on the face in the direction of skin texture.

Volume : 30 ml

My skin type : Combination with very oily T-zone

Etude House Active Proof Liquid Fitting Base SPF50+ PA++++ Light Beige Review:

Etude House Active Proof Liquid Fitting Base SPF50+ PA++++ Light Beige Review

I was kinda surprised by how small the foundation is. It has a rectangle shaped packaging and if you are familiar with Etude’s older foundation (it’s called Stay Up Foundation if I’m not mistaken) the packaging is exactly like that but a little bit smaller in size but don’t worry, it has 30 ml of product, a standard size for every foundations.

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It’s not the best packaging just because it takes too much space especially if you want to bring it with you for travelling. The good thing is it feels so sturdy and thick it won’t crack or break if it falls. Once it fell from top of my cabinet but the packaging is still okay without any damage.

It is a squeeze type bottle and even with the thick packaging, you don’t have to squeeze hard to make the product comes out. Just squeeze lightly and it will be enough to get the amount you need. I really like it, it’s more hygienic and easy to control so you won’t waste any product.

As a foundation meant to be used for summer, no wonder it has a high SPF in it. It’s good for protecting our skins from the sun but with this high amount of SPF you can expect a white cast on your face, making your face looks much more white and pale and if you love taking pictures with a flash, it will have a flashback effect so I won’t recommend using this foundation to take any picture with a flash.

Etude House Active Proof Liquid Fitting Base SPF50+ PA++++ Light Beige Review

I got the lightest shade called 01 Light Beige among 2 shades but honestly, it doesn’t look too different. It has very yellow-warm undertone and I think people with cool-pink undertone won’t look good in this foundation. I have neutral undertone but it’s still too yellow for me.

The foundation has a thin and watery texture. The texture makes it very easy to blend but it’s kinda tricky because it’s hard to choose between blending with a sponge or blending with a brush as both have some positive and negative things.

Etude House Active Proof Liquid Fitting Base SPF50+ PA++++ Light Beige Review

If you blend it using a brush, the finish is flawless and you get more coverage but it can be streaky if you didn’t blend it properly. And if you choose to blend it with a sponge, it absorbs the product and you will get a very light coverage but you will get a smooth finish. I used a sponge because I’m okay if my foundation has light coverage as long as it’s smooth and not patchy.

Usually watery foundation doesn’t look good on my skin because they tend to emphasis my texture and dry patches. It did make my skin looked terrible and very dry but at that time I was on my period and my skin condition was so bad so to be fair, I waited until my period is over and tried it again once my skin back to normal.

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I’m glad I waited because it looks so good on my skin! It looks flawless and the light coverage made my skin look naturally healthy. You can still see my acne scars and redness here and there but it’s what make my skin looks good.

It also feels comfortable on the skin and doesn’t even look patchy even after hours. I used it for 6 hours and I can’t find any patchiness or ‘empty-spot’ on my skin.

It has a matte finish but it doesn’t have a good sebum control so after 2 – 3 hours I can see my T-zone getting so oily. It also oxidize very quickly! I just put it on my face and when I blend it the foundation already look more yellow on my face. The foundation is good but I have to use a lot of light concealer to brighten my skin and it’s the only thing I hate from this foundation.

Is it waterproof? They never claim this foundation to be waterproof but it’s very hard to remove with water only. To test it, I apply it on my arms and then I took a shower but I’m impressed that the foundation is still there even after I scrub it with liquid soap.

I have to remove it with a cleansing wipe first then use a good cleansing water or cleansing oil. And to make sure, I wash my face again with a cleansing foam to remove all the excess foundation on my face. If you don’t remove the foundation thoroughly, it can cause you a breakout and clogged pores.

The price isn’t that expensive and it’s not cheap either but I think if you want something that stay on your face for all day, this one is really a good choice. It also can be your option if you need something to cover your redness lightly or if you need base makeup to use when you go to water park/swimming pool.

It can emphasis dry and textured skin so I won’t recommend it for people with those skin problems but if you have normal to combination skin, it’s definitely worth to try!

It’s a limited edition product so it’s not hurt to try. I love this product and I can see myself using this foundation again and again in the future.

Where to buy:

Amazon | eBay | Cosmetic-love | Yesstyle


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