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Spotlight | The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Makeup Base.

I visited The Face Shop the other day, with hopes of buying a bottle of my favorite Face It Velvet Skin Primer. But alas, they were out of stock! They didn't have the Face It Whitening Makeup Base either, which is why I ended up buying the Lovely ME:EX Makeup Base instead.
The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Makeup Base.
It's an oil-free, non-sticky makeup base that cuts the unwanted shine on your face and preps the skin for makeup. It makes the skin smooth and radiant and and evens out the skin tone.
The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Makeup Base.
This makeup base sells for Php 295 per tube and actually comes in two variants - 01 Green and 02 Violet. I chose the former, since green counteracts skin redness. The latter, on the other hand, is recommended for those with dull, yellowish skin.
01 Green.
It comes in an easy-squeeze tube packaging with a twist-off cap. And I say easy-squeeze because the tube is made of a very thin, metal-like material.
The Face Shop details.
Everything else is in Hangul.
Tamper sealed for your protection. :)
The product itself also has a very thin, almost watery consistency. Its low-viscosity makes the product easy to apply. On the downside, this causes the product to flow into the cap when right-side up, and more than slight pressure on the tube may cause the product to spill.
It's green, alright.
But despite that, I like how this product spreads well, and spreads evenly on the skin.
Spread, spread, spread.
Also, it does a good job of neutralizing skin redness.
Left without makeup base, right with makeup base.
And despite the green color, this makeup base doesn't leave a ghastly green cast on the skin.
Bare face. Notice the redness underneath my eyes, and along the cheekbones.
It leaves a wee bit of white cast though, but that doesn't bother me since I'll be applying BB cream/foundation afterwards, anyway. The best part? Makeup doesn't cake when you're wearing this underneath.
Red patches, gone! :)
What I love:
- Easy to apply.
- Lightweight formula.
- Just a little goes a long way.
- Semi-matte finish.
- Does a good job of neutralizing redness on the skin.
- Can double as a concealer.
- Preps the skin for makeup.
- Makeup doesn't cake or flake.
- Affordable at Php 295 per 40mL tube! (approximately $7 or 7000 Korean won)

What you might not like:
- Watery consistency.
- No SPF.
Products used:
FACE: The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Makeup Base in 01 Green.
Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion.
EYES: Ever Bilena Eyebrow Pencil in Brown,
BYS Waterproof Eyeliner in Black,
Fairy Drops Volume Burst Mascara.
CHEEKS: Tony Moly Cristal Blusher in Pleasure Peach.
LIPS: Avon Smoke and Mirrors Lipstick in Apricot Mystery.
Have you tried this makeup base before? How was your experience?

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17 replies:

ReviewsSheRote said...

I like a lightweight--but I try to use SPF in everything I put om ,y face.

Karen Dawkins said...

Living in the southern US, SPF is important in all my makeup products. Thanks for including that useful information. It looks like it works well, otherwise.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I don't use a primer, except on my eyes if I am doing an elaborate shadow

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great product. It left a really nice base for your makeup.

Michelle F.

Marie said...

Well I can surely see the difference in the redness you point out. it looks really good!

Newlywed Survival said...

I could really use something to counteract the redness. This sounds perfect!

Unknown said...

I haven't tried using any makeup base although I have plans of doing so soon. This sounds like n interesting product to try. The packaging reminds me of Nanny Rose products :)

Anonymous said...

This looks like a real great product! I gotta try this!

Ari said...

I always see this at Face Shop and have been curious about it but never tried it yet. I have a lot of redness from my face naturally and because of acne, so I'd go for the green one too! Also good to hear it stops makeup from caking :)

Rebecca Swenor said...

Wow your skin looks great. I may have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Louisa said...

Looks like a great primer and not too expensive. Nice find!

Unknown said...

Your skin does look radiant. You are so beautiful and know all the tricks!

Shayne ♥ said...

nice that it blended well,i was a little shocked and concerned about its green color :D

The Phenomenal Mama said...

This is so affordable! I am glad that Face Shop offers affordable products that really work.

Animetric said...

I have a similar green based product from Etude House, I agree, it's good for countering redness! :)

Tetcha said...

The price is quite reasonable, but I haven't tried this product yet. Honestly, I know nothing about makeup. I just content myself with reading makeup reviews of beauty bloggers like yourself. -- Maria Teresa Figuerres

Czjai said...

Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone! :)