Few months ago a reader asked me what my HG foundation was. I didn’t care much for foundations that time because I barely needed any coverage for my skin. But now that my skin is getting over a rough patch, I kinda reach out for foundations more than I do for BB creams. Anyway, dear, if you’re reading this, I finally have an answer for you. My current favorite HG foundation is this Total Coverage Foundation from Glory of New York. You’ll know why in a bit. 🙂
If you don’t know, “Glory of New York presents a range of cosmacure products to redefine the relevance of beauty and beauty care products. Our cosmacure products are dedicated to our consumers, who have been consistently demanding a range of beauty care products from ACI Pharm. The cosmacure products of Glory of New York are manufactured in the USA by the distinguished pharmaceutical company ACI Pharm Inc.” – Taken from Glory of New York Philippines
GNY Total Coverage Foundation comes in a surprisingly huge and sturdy plastic tub that contains a whooping 28 grams of product!. Yes, I refer to it as a tub, not jar because jar makes it sound small. Believe me, 28g. is a lot of product! This could easily last me an entire year even if I use this on a daily basis. The amount of product alone justifies its price.. but wait ’til you see its coverage. 😉
It has 6 different shades to choose from. Although as of writing, GNY products are only available online. This makes it hard to choose the right shade based solely on photos available on their page. Plus, GNY products aren’t exactly cheap so it’s hard to blow off that much money on a foundation that may end up not matching your skin tone. Believe me, I know how that feels. Fortunately, the makeup artists behind Queen B. and Glory of New York Philippines really know what they’re doing. It’s awesome that this GNY Total Coverage Foundation in 203 they sent me was a great match. If you’re not sure which shade to get, I’m sure asking them would give you at least 90% chance of getting the right shade. I know that because I haven’t met them personally before and yet they got me the perfect shade! <3
For a cream foundation, it’s very smooth and light on the skin. I generally feel that foundations are too heavy on the skin for everyday use but this doesn’t feel heavy at all! It’s oh-so creamy too which makes it a joy to blend. I often opt to use a dense flat top blush for applying and blending because this allows me to cover more space. Thus cutting the time I need to do my face routine to half.
GNY Total Coverage Foundation offers medium to full coverage with a satin finish. It is rather very opaque which makes it incredible in covering even major blemishes and active pimples. Just think of the money I’ve been saving for not having to buy a separate concealer! 🙂 This might sound cliche but a little really does go a long way with this product. It has a slight hint of herbal scent mixed with the usual foundation smell. It’s not overpowering but it is noticeable.
To add to its long list of PRO’s, GNY Total Coverage Foundation has great staying power. It stays on for a good 8-9 hours without caking. Granted, of course, that it was set properly. However, I did notice some pigment transfer on my phone’s screen after long calls. Also, I don’t know how this would fare on those with extremely oily skin. But other than that, I can’t think of any major reason not to love this foundation especially now it doubles up as a concealer too.
*So sorry for the third photo.. I must’ve changed the camera settings accidentally. 🙁
A testament to Glory of New York Total Coverage Foundation’s amazing coverage. With one thin layer, it was able to cover the crazy pimple madness on my right cheek. Using this completely eliminated the need to put on concealer. See?
A little dose of shameless selfies. This is, by the way, my usual everyday look for school. I like keeping it clean and simple. And I have to say, GNY Total Coverage Foundation really is very camera-friendly. It translates well in photos.. no white cast or any unnatural film. It just makes my skin incredibly flawless on photos. Although I am yet to try filming with it. 😀
No EDIT. No Concealer for this look.
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