- A little goes a long way
- Blends easily with fingers or sponge
- Natural, soft matte finish
- Buildable light to full coverage
- Blurs imperfections
- Doesn’t contribute to excess oil
- Long wearing coverage with no fading
- Shade range could be more inclusive with more deep shades
- Shades do warm up and can oxidize on skin
- Can look heavy when using a brush and if too much is applied
- Formula does settle into fine lines and can look heavy after a full day of wear
ONE/SIZE Turn Up The Base Foundation bridges the gap between a skin tint and a full coverage foundation. It’s blurring and long wearing.
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I wasn’t super excited to try Turn Up The Base Foundation.
Sometimes there are makeup products I’m just not that excited to try out. But, I like to go into my tests with an open mind hoping I’ll be surprised. Initially, I was skeptical of the ONE/SIZE Turn Up The Base Foundation. It sounded like it would feel heavy and look cakey/crepey on the skin. I’m happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised! Turn Up The Base Foundation from ONE/SIZE delivers lightweight full coverage that blurs like no other.
Promises vs. Performance: What kind of complexion product is this?
Turn Up The Base Foundation from ONE/SIZE is a unique ‘BBB cream,’ which stands for Beauty Blur Balm. This foundation promises buildable medium to full coverage with an all day, second skin like wear. It soft matte finish beautifully blurs, absorbs excess oil, and hides imperfections. There’s a few skincare ingredients in the formula, too, like white rose stem cells to help improve the appearance of skin and control oil, as well as an avocado and mango hydra-blend to boost hydration for smooth skin texture.
Start with the tiniest amount of this foundation – think pearl sized or less! To ensure your face base doesn’t look too heavy, work in thin layers as you apply. I prefer to use my hands for the first layer, then take a damp beauty sponge to help the product look as skin-like as possible. Although Turn Up The Base Foundation is buildable for customizable coverage, I recommend staying in the medium or less range. If too much is applied, it can look heavy and crepey.
As promised, Turn Up The Base Foundation BBB cream beautifully blurs pores and imperfections, leaving a natural, soft matte finish. The glow of my skincare still peeks through, but excess oil is controlled throughout the day. I will say, though this product is long wearing with no fading, it can settle into fine lines and look heavy in these areas by the end of the day. The shades also do oxidize and warm up on the skin a bit when first applied, so keep this in mind when picking a shade!
Quick Rating Rundown
One Size:Turn Up The Base BBB Cream
How It Compares: Turn Up The Base Foundation is a skin tint meets full coverage complexion perfecter.
Don’t you just love when a product’s performance surprises you? Because the ONE/SIZE Turn Up The Base Foundation definitely surprised me! I was expecting a heavy, cakey, crepey face base, but instead was met with medium coverage that beautifully blurred imperfections for an all day wear. Though, this isn’t one of those foundations you can apply without thinking about – it needs a bit of TLC. It is best applied with the fingers or damp beauty sponge to look like a second skin. When applied with a brush, it can quickly become heavy looking. The natural, soft matte finish allows the glow of skincare or a primer to peek through while still controlling oil. Overall, this BBB cream wears well throughout the day with no coverage fading or excess oiliness. But, it can settle into fine lines and look heavy in those areas. I would recommend touching up with a beauty puff to press it back into the skin if this starts to happen.
So, how does it compare to other face bases?
I want to compare this product to two others: a skin tint and a foundation, because it kind of walks the line of both of these categories. Turn Up The Base Foundation blurs the complexion and feels like a skin tint on the skin. The finish and feel are very similar to that of Fenty Eaze Drop – it just has much more coverage. If you like the feel of skin tints but need the extra coverage, this would be a great one to try.
Compared to a foundation, it’s like a little sister to full coverage formulas like Estée Lauder Double Wear or Lancome Teint Idole. The coverage is not as full and the wear is not as long, but it is similar. If you need a foundation to last all day with minimal settling, creasing, and fading, I’d look to a formula like Double Wear. But, if you want the a solid medium coverage foundation and don’t mind a little settling, Turn Up The Base Foundation is a beautiful formula. It really does bridge the gap between a skin tint and full coverage foundation.
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Edited by Maddie