Joan Collins First Base Foundation Review

I am a foundation hoarder. I cannot help it, but I am always on the lookout for a new foundation that will make my imperfect skin look, well, perfect. Whilst a foundation cannot get rid of any of my imperfections, it can do a good job at covering them, making me feel so much more confident. Now, as a foundation hoarder I have many different forms of foundation in my stash. There's liquids, creams, powders and even the cushion kind. My favourite formula is a liquid as I find it blends better into my skin compared to the others.

My all time favourite foundation is the Lancome Teint Idole 24hr Ultra Wear Foundation(isn't that a mouthful?), and nothing seems to compare to it, but unfortunately I have ran out of it recently. I have made it my 'mission' to try and test out new foundations since then, and the first I tried is the Joan Collins First Base Foundation(£25). 

Joan Collins First Base Foundation


The foundation comes housed within a 30ml glass bottle with gold accent which I think looks so chic and sophisticated(just like Joan Collins herself). It certainly appealed to me straightaway. It also comes with a pump which I am happy to see as it makes it much easier to dispense the right amount of product.

It comes in a total of just eight shades for light, medium and dark skin tones. I personally don't feel this shade range is quite extensive enough as it contains more light shades than the medium or dark variety, which is such a shame. I'd like to see more medium and dark shades in the future. 

I have the shade 'Warm Extra Fair' which is said to be suitable for porcelain skin with a warm undertone. I have a neutral undertone so it's always difficult to match a foundation with my skin tone. It comes up a little too yellow on me, which is to be expected, however once it's blended into the skin, you virtually cannot tell it's a little mismatched.

Joan Collins First Base Foundation

The First Base Foundation is a youth promoting skincare product and foundation in one. It includes ATP complex(which is an anti-ageing ingredient) and also Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise and fill in fine lines. 

I have been using it on and off over the last couple of months just to get the gist of how it works with my skin, and honestly, I was left slightly disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it applied really well to my skin with a beauty blender and a flat top kabuki brush, but it didn't wear too well throughout the day.

It sets as an almost satin finish, so it isn't fully matte, nor dewy, but it did make my skin look flawless for a small period of time. Unfortunately after an hour or two of wear the foundation started to feel a little wet and it started to slip off and crease in certain areas(around the nose, under my eyes, in my smile lines etc) and I found myself having to powder more than usual to keep it in place. It was so unusual for me as I only usually have to touch up at least once a day. I am going to put it down to my skin type as I have combination skin which means I am oily in my t-zone area, whilst also having dry areas too.

It's such a shame I didn't get on well with this foundation as I really liked how it made my skin look initially. I think perhaps it's best suited for those with normal or dry skin types. 


Have you tried the Joan Collins First Base Foundation?

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