Luxola was having a buy 2 at the price of 1 ($80, which is way overpriced for a bottle of liquid foundation), so that worked out to be $40 a bottle, which is still a lot more expensive than my usual foundations. The item was packaged in a simple metallic grey/silver box and it felt really underwhelming. I think I expected the packaging to be decked out with bells and whistles.
The FACE atelier Ultra Foundation comes in a frosted glass bottle with a little pump nozzle, topped with a plastic transparent cap. I got mine in #3 Wheat. Was a little surprised that as small as the bottle seems, it's actually 30ml, the same amount as the Revlon Colorstay.
According to the website (pardon me, the description is a little lengthy and superfluous):
Since it's a silicone-based emulsion, you ought to shake the frosted bottle like a polaroid picture before using it so that the silicone is well-distributed. Technically, you're not supposed to shake a polaroid picture but you get my drift. Be careful not to be overzealous though - the heavy frosted glass bottle doesn't look like it should go flying out of your hands and onto the ground. Chances are, it's going to shatter.
It has no SPF so you may want to use a sunscreen under your makeup - no SPF is good for phototaking. Foundations with SPF usually result in ghastly white faces in flash photography.
The FACE atelier Ultra Foundation comes in 12 different shades - it's great since there are so many skintones out there but it's going to be quite a mission finding a shade closest to your colour without swatching first. After reading various reviews and looking at the numerous swatches available online, I settled on #3 Wheat. I contemplated getting the second bottle in a shade darker (#4 Sand) but decided that it would be stupid to have at least one bottle in the wrong shade. So I bought both bottles in #3 Wheat and crossed my fingers hard.
Looks a little too beige-y on my hand - but then again, I do have a really yellow undertone.
The texture is a little runny, less goopy than Revlon Colourstay. It dries so quickly though so be sure to blend quickly! Or else it's going to be a bit tougher to blend that last bit!
I dispense one pump full of product onto the back of my hand and dot it all over my face before working quickly with my BeautyBlender.