Wednesday, August 3, 2011

James Cooper Compact Cream Foundation

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Review on the James Cooper Compact Cream Foundation

It is difficult to find a foundation that would suit you (skin type and tone) 100%. That is why I consider the search for a good foundation an endless cycle. I’ve stuck to my Maybelline Aqua Gel Foundation for years until I discovered CoverGirl Aqua Smooth Makeup Foundation. My flame with CoverGirl didn’t last that long, though, because of multiple factors.

Then I discovered James Cooper—bought and tried the compact cream foundation, and I was blown away. I think it is proper for me to share the goodness of this foundation.

I have dry skin, and cream based-gel based foundations suits be best.

Let us go through the pros of this product:

  • Compact and lightweight—you don’t have to worry about carrying it in your purse
  • Sturdy packaging—packaging reminds me that of MAC’s
  • Available in many shades—I am CF-04
  • Will last you a long time because…(read on)
  • A little goes a long way—you will only need a little amount to cover a large area
  • Blendable—you can blend it easily using a brush
  • Suits dry skin type—because it is cream based, the consistency of the product will not dry up the skin
  • Medium to full coverage—amazing coverage even without setting powder/concealing
  • Doubles up as a concealer—you don’t have to apply concealer prior to application (which I demonstrated in the video embedded below)
  • No pungent smell—a very important factor for me
  • Affordable at PHP 550.00—it will last you a long time, so the price is worth it
  • Expiration date indicated in the box—3 years after manufacturing date

Cons:

  • You will need a mixing plate and a spatula to avoid double dipping

Good to know:

  • James Cooper is made in France

Where to buy:

  • Watsons, SM City Manila

Price:

  • PHP 550.00

More photos of the product:DSC02828I am in the shade of CF-04, ingredients are indicated at the back of the box.DSC02830Sturdy and compact. Very lightweight.DSC02835Note: I have already used this product. I transfer amounts in another container whenever I use it during my makeup gigs and appointments.DSC02838

Watch the Review and the Demonstration here:

26 comments:

  1. Hindi ko na nahintay ang review mo... I needed to go to a job interview and I'm out of foundation. I bought one in CF03 and it was an EXACT match. Like seriously, exact match talaga sya.

    I have oily skin pero I don't care. I have NEVER found a foundation that's an exact match to my skin tone. Blot blot blot na lang ako ng oil film coz I don't use powder to set. Sayang yung dewiness.

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  2. great review as always! does it have a heavy coverage? is it suitable for everyday use like for school? i hope you answer because i have a dry skin and i still didn't find the foundation perfect for me :)

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  3. || Hi Rae! Sorry it took a while for me to do this! But I'm so happy you found THE ONE!!! Perfect shade?! That is beyond cool! :) Tama, blot blot! I'm sure the dewiness is not a problem. It actually makes your face look blooming! || Hi Janelle! Personally, I don't think it's heavy on the face. I use it everyday in school. :) You can try Maybelline Aqua Gel Foundation is you like! But I'm highly recommending this one! ||

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  4. bongga ka talaga Miss Say...next time eto nman pag iipunan ko..your being an inspiration talaga saming lahat lalo na sakin..nice one!!

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  5. Not bad for a 550 foundation... :)

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  6. || Hi Anonymous! Aww thank you so much!!!! Sarap basahin ng comment mo! I love it! || Hi Akiko! Yes, definitely! ||

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  7. Hi say! Finally you did a review! :) Amazing coverage, i saw the transformation! Guess it's worth it for PhP550! Are the ingredients safe, though? Meaning, are there parabens in it?

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  8. Hi Gel!!! :) Haha it took quite a while for me to release the review! Thank you for appreciating! ;) There is "propylparaben" listed on the ingredients.

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  9. Hi ate say, What can you recommend? I have dry skin kasi eh, Yung gusto ko sanang effect ng makeup eh yung nagooily sa face. I use moisturizer and Bbcream, but still hndi ako satisfied. Thnkyou! Godbless you. I idolize you :D

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  10. Hi Andi! This foundation would be perfect for you! I reaaaaaaaaaaaaaally recommend it! Try mo. ;) <3

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  11. Last na ate say :-) Okaylang po ba to? 17 palang po kasi ako. Tsaka, Kapag inapply ko ba to eh, Magaaply pden ako ng BB crwam? Or pde ng hndi? Thanks a lot Ate Say! ♥

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  12. Hi Andi! Yes, okay lang! And no, you don't need to apply BB cream anymore! It works best on its own. :D

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  13. Ohh, I've seen this narin and I was hesitant to try it since I haven't seen a review of it :P Thanks, Say! Will definitely buy this ♥

    Oh yeah, do you use BB creams? If so, would you recommend this more than bb creams? :D

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  14. Hi Val! I don't use BB Creams. :D I'd recommend this more.

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  15. Hi Say! Nakabili na rin ako sa wakas ng James Cooper Cream Foundation. Sold out na yung ibang shades but SA told me ok sakin yung CF-06 which is the only shade available. Sana exact match... or at least close to that. Hope you make more product reviews.

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  16. Morbidfrank!! Yey! I hope you like it dear! :)

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  17. do u think it will be ok for oily skin individuals like me? :)

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  18. Hi Nela! Since it's cream based, I think it won't fit you. It has a big chance of oiling up. Nevertheless, you can still try it out if you want to! Although I recommend Maybelline Aqua Gel Foundation for you.

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  19. ahmm panu ba makakabili ng compact cream ?

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  20. panu ba makakabili ng compact cream?

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  21. Hi Ms. Say?.. Is this okay for oily skin like mine?.. thanks :)

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  22. Same price lang ang james cooper and cover girl. I am using CG now and so far I am quite contented, however I also want to try JC. Can you do a comparison review? TIA! That will be so helpful in terms of choosing a great cream foundie.

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  23. Pwede po kayang magkaroon ng Covergirl and James Cooper comparison review? I am using Covergirl now and so far so good but once this runs out I want to check out james cooper. What are their difference po? TIA!

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  24. hi say! may i ask how to know if you have dry or oily skin. i honestly don't know who to define either eh. thank you! i love you and your reviews and videos! keep it up pretty!

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  25. hi say!i saw one of your tutorial on youtube and yourecommend the "chedels cosmetic collection"..ask ko lang kung original yung mga products nila kc mas mura kc cla kysa sa botique aq bibili or sa mall..

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  26. hi say!you mentioned kc sa ibang tutorial mo thr "chedels cosmetic collection"..original po ba products nila kc mura lng kc..confused lang po ako..

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