Gabriel Cosmetics : Moisturizing Liquid Foundation

Transitioning from M.A.C. to cruelty-free products was a big step for me but I was eager and desperate to find the right mix that will provide me the coverage I needed – a big risk for someone who’s been loyal to a product for years. I was so excited when I read about this product so I quickly searched for it (calling Healthy Options stores) and luckily got a hold of one a few days after. This was my first GC product. I was excited! First step into truly throwing out cruelty products!

Initial Thoughts:

I was actually expecting a lot from this product – that it should be the only foundation that I need to be applying on my face, however, that wasn’t the case. The liquid wasn’t sticking that much on my face and it ended up acting as my tinted moisturizer. I knew then that I had to find a powder that will set the shade down on my face. Lo and behold, it works so perfect with their Dual Powder Foundation.

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The packaging is as with any typical foundation. Personally, I’m not a fan of the tubes with pumps, so for me this product is just perfect. I find that pumps are only useful in the beginning, but as the liquid starts to run out it becomes annoying to finish it off.

The color is a bit lighter too. I wish they made something in between True Beige (the shade I’m using) and Tawny but then again I think I need to mix foundation colors now just to get the right Malayan shade.

I love that it never itched! That was one of my main concerns too. Even if I perspired, I didn’t felt any stinging feeling on my face, and that is just amazing!

How I apply it:

I’d always wash my face with my cleanser and pat it lightly to dry with a towel. When my face has air-dried, I spray the Hydrating Vitamin E Mist at least four to fives times on my face. After which I apply the liquid foundation using my fingers. Once the liquid has set, I use a foundation brush to apply the powder on my face. To complete my facial coating, I add in the highlights and the blush, topping it all our with the mist once more.

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After use thoughts:

Although this product is, admittedly, amazing it’s not something that I’d like to keep forever. Since time is important to me, it’s another step through my routine. I like keeping makeup application less time-consuming. More so, though it is gluten-free and cruelty-free, an additional layer on my face is my least priority as I want my face to have not so much products on it. If GC can come up with a foundation that mixes both the liquid and the powder one, it would really be amazing!

Love and light,

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To read more about this product, visit Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc. or their Instagram and Twitter accounts.

All photos were taken by the author. This is not a paid review.

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