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This Under-the-Radar Foundation is a Make Up Artist Must-Have

Oxygenetix Make Up Artist Foundation

Make up artist and industry expert {Liz Martins} discovered Oxygenetix by happy accident… and she’s fallen in foundation love. Read her glowing review…

“Having been a make up artist for the best part of 21 years I have been through a lot of foundations in my time – however, it would seem that I have stumbled upon the holy grail of bases; Oxygenetix {Oxygenating Foundation}!! No fancy bottle, very clinical looking but oh my gosh what a surprise – never judge a book by its cover.

The formulation is very light and a little – and I mean a little – goes a very long way; I literally needed one pump for my whole face. I used my fingers to apply it as I find that sponges often absorb most of the product – you can also use a buffing/foundation brush to ‘buff’ into the skin but personally, I think fingers work best for a seamless, ‘soft focus’ effect.

The finish is demi-dewy – really flawless – and you can also build it up if you need more coverage. I have a bit of scarring due to adult acne and this really made a difference. I normally have to use extra concealer to cover over the marks but with {Oxygenetix}, I felt this wasn’t necessary.

What I also found was that I didn’t need to use any setting powder; this grants a gorgeous, ‘real skin’ effect and I didn’t want to detract from that with powder. If you’re really prone to shine (or favour a totally matte look) then just use powder down the t-zone – across the forehead, sides of the nose and chin. I have a combination-to-oily skin type and found this really worked – if you have very dry skin you may need to ramp up your primer and moisturiser, to create a really good ‘scaffold’.

I have now read up on {Oxygenetix} – and how it came to be (which in itself is quite a story). Developed by a Hollywood surgeon for clients who wanted, but were unable, to use their usual make up post-surgery, this revolutionary base was formulated to stay put and last all day without flaking or caking.

I always like to put these things to the test myself – so I wore it all day through to the night, nothing… as in nothing had shifted. So far so good, so I decided to take things one step further and sleep in it – not something I would ever advocate but, in the name of research… And, the mind-boggling reality is that this brilliant foundation left no trace on my white pillow case. It really is that good.

I washed my face and my skin felt fine, no clogged pores, nothing – so I rest my case – my skin was actually able to ‘breathe’ underneath this veil of base.

To end this little blog post I shall just say that I have now ordered every shade and it shall be a firm fixture of my make up kit – this is truly nothing short of a miracle!”

Liz Loves x


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…