Monday, February 14, 2011

Kirkland Signature by Borghese Sheer Mineral Foundation Set

$21.99 for 1.0 fl oz Foundation, 0.42 oz Concealer, and 0.14 oz Finishing Powder
If any of you know of Borghese, the brand that does the Kirkland Signature makeup formulas, you will know that it is lower-high-end in price ($38 for foundation alone on average) but fantastic  in quality. I love pretty much everything Costco does...especially Kirkland Signature by Borghese. Haven't found a makeup or skincare product that didn't blow me away, whether by quality or quantity by price! For example, this set from the warehouse...
Kirkland Signature by Borghese Mineral Sheer Foundation SPF 20 in Fairly Light
This foundation has SPF 20 for sun protection during the day, blends smoothly (even though the color isn't a perfect match), and wears well with setting powder for over 8 hours. It has sheer to medium coverage, depending on how much you can use to keep it in line with your skin tone, but it is buildable. I like this about as much as my LORAC foundation, the difference being that the LORAC is lighter and matches my winter color better so layering works. This is going to be a huge staple for the summer; the color shown is Fairly Light.
Kirkland Signature by Borghese Mineral Sheer Foundation SPF 20 in Fairly Light
Kirkland Signature by Borghese Mineral Exact Match Concealer
Two out of three is quite good for me; I can't use the darkest color in this because the middle one works perfectly. The formula is creamy and blends well as it warms to the skin. These do not work well under eyes because the formula is a bit thick for the flexibility needed under the eyes for moving with little lines and back again. Around the nose and lip lines it works great though, for some reason just not the eyes. The concealer wears all day on top of foundation and set with powder.
Kirkland Signature by Borghese Mineral Exact Match Concealer
The Finishing Powder in this set is standard translucent powder, but on an explicitly plus side, I stay completely matte for about three hours to start the day and I never break out from it! That's a win in my book, and the concealer and foundation are well worth the whole cost anyway. This comes with a tiny puff that could be put in the compact for easy carry around, but it isn't the prettiest case. It works though maybe a bit difficult to open at times.

wearing nothing after moisturizer

Wearing Kirkland Signature by Borghese Foundation, Concealer, and Powder with Dior Skinflash under eyes
Worth every penny, I would pay the $21.99 for the foundation alone, about $10-15 for the concealer, and about $10 for the powder. Getting all three for $21.99 is unbelievable and leaves plenty of budget room for color and fun purchases!

Beauty Newb Rating:✪✪✪✪✩
Available at Costco Wholesale Warehouses with a paid membership. Sometimes you can find this online, but the price will be significantly higher.

1 comment:

  1. This set looks nice! I always pass by it at Costco, but I might have to take a look into it!