Monday, April 11, 2011

Fanny Serrano Two Way Cake

Fanny Serrano Two Way Cake

I finally gave in. After two years, I finally switched to a new powder foundation. Gawd. It took me a lot of prodding (just me talking to myself ). I ditched my in2it foundation for this one. I realized (very late realization tsk tsk) that In2it Harvest is lighter on my skin. It can sometimes give me that weird white cast on pictures. Thank goodness I did not look like a ghost on my graduation photos. I bought this powder due to the variety of shades available which I really think suits Filipina skintones really well. There were like 7 shades or 8 (sorry I did not even take note of that) but the shades are really perfect for Filipinas. I am thrilled that there is a shade for morenas and those for fair skinned ladies and those for ladies with medium skintone like me. I honestly have a hard time picking the right shade of foundation it can either get too light on me, too pinkish or way too dark. I know. Sometimes I just wish that I have a light skintone so it would be very easy for me to buy foundations and I can use a lot of BB creams too if that's the case. :D Kudos to Fanny Serrano for this.  When I bought this foundation, my mom (who does not wear makeup at all... even at my graduation!!!gaahh!!) asked me if she could try it. Upon trying, guess what? She does not want to give it back to me. It was the very first time I saw her so interested with a foundation. I gave it to her but she gave me money to buy another one for myself..haha.
It comes with a mirror and separate compartment for the sponge applicator. It might seem bulky but I really don't mind. The packaging very similar to my Mom's Sally Hansen Firming Foundation. 
Tiny openings for ventilation?? 
My Shade in Orleans
Such a perfect shade for my NC37 skintone.
I think  it was meant for NC40 ish skintone but I find  Chino, the lighter one just almost the same with my In2it "Harvest" foundation, hence, I chose the darker shade. It can appear a bit darker than my skintone. Just a tad bit darker but after a few minutes it blends on my skin perfectly. With a spritz of my finishing spray, it looks so natural on me.
Just one swipe. This powder has a very fine and silky texture.
Did I get the right shade?
See for yourself.
Ohh.. I am not fooling you.. I really swiped the powder on my skin in this picture.
It blended on my skin like... MAGIC!! 
On to the Product Review: 
I find the packaging quite uneasy to use. You know with all the flipping and all that stuff because the mirror and the sponge is in a separate compartment. On a positive side, I like that the sponge has a separate compartment. I hate placing my sponge applicator on top of my powder since I feel like it can accumulate a lot of bacteria and all that nasty stuffs you could think of. The foundation is a steal for 399 pesos. I get 15 grams for this. That's a lot of product in a compact! My In2It foundation only weighs 9 grams. The coverage of this foundation is remarkable. It is not too cakey or heavy at all but it covers pretty well. It goes on smoothly when applied. It gives me that flawless finish. It has this subtle mocha scent. It is not really bothering at all. Plus, I did not get any zits or rashes in using this one.

 I will definitely give this powder foundation a 10/10 grade. 
You know, when I like a product I just extremely like it. This is not utter exaggeration! 
My first time to use this foundation was on this FOTD. (used with KevinBeautymaker Aqualight Cream Foundation)
I was shocked too when I uploaded this photo.  It evened out my skin tone so well but my skin does not look this perfect at all. NO PHOTOSHOP HERE.
It was my first time to use my new camera on portrait shots. just the soft skin feature of my camera.. :D godbless everyone

44 comments:

  1. ang ganda nga ng finish Donna and its inexpensive pa! =)

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  2. great match donnarence! my mom is like your mom. :/ seriously... she has makeup but she never wears any. she just buys whatever SAs give her. LOL! i think i learned to be maarte and vain from my dad. ang ironic no? ROTFL! =))

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  3. I've never tried any product from fanny serano. this does look great and seems really flawless. nice find.

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  4. i love this foundation din!
    i wasn't kidding when my friend's brother (who have been using mac for years) switched to this.
    the only thing that i don't like about this is the packaging.

    i don't like flipping the mirror every now & then just to see if i'm doing ok when i don't have a handy mirror with me
    *sigh*

    but anyway, no complaints since i love this one!
    been using it ever since i first tries it!

    ps:
    sooooooooooo excited to see you as meet-up natin,sis!
    *hugs*

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  5. yeah your skin looks flawless. :)

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  6. i love my fanny serrano 2-way cake too! :D great review donnarence!

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  7. jem: hope to see you too.. :D sana walang last minute alis ang family ko.. hehe

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  8. Donna, it looks really natural and the shade perfectly matches your skin. See you on Sunday! :P

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  9. I use this on my clients a lot and the finish is very matte. :) almost like a MAC MSF, un lang nga not as lasting on the face and not as flawless as that in the pic. :) Maganda kasi talaga ang skin mo. :)

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  10. Very pretty! :) Perfect shade match, donna!

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  11. thanks shen and argie...

    @shen: wahh... puro rashes nga ako... i saw a lot of makeup artist using this foundation too.. :D thanks

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  12. pammy: excited to see you too. :D

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  13. Wow! Your skin looks amazing!!!

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  14. OMG!!! the foundation blends right into your skin...I'm so going to get one nowwww...thanks for the review!! ^_^

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  15. Thanks for the review. your skin looks exceptionally flawless!!

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  16. did you apply this wet or dry?
    your skin looks flawless really =)

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  17. Wow I'm amazed. Looks pretty good on your skin! Definitely flawless. Thanks for the review!

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  18. I agree, i've been using FS Foundie din but the rectangle one, it gives just the right coverage that I need I love that it didn't break me out too. Looks like you found your HG powder foundation na hehe :)

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  19. wooooow that is beautiful! my mom is in the philippines right now and im gonna add this to the list that you gave me hehe im an NC42 do you think i can use the same colour as you or go a shade darker?

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  20. very elegant packaging and the finish looks nice on your skin. :) haven't tried fanny serrano products yet (siguro pag-uwi ko na mat-try. :D), but i heard a lot of good things about them. :)

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  21. I agree!! I have this in Duchess! Ganda ng coverage pero not cakey at all! =D

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  22. I hear good reviews nga about this foundie. I should try it next. Nice post Donnarence!

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  23. very nice! i have tita fanny serrano foundation too, but the rectangular one naman. i like this circular one too. and you look very pretty in that makeup :)

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  24. wow i love your makeup in this pic! the foundation looks flawless! i've never heard of this brand before. maybe we don't have it here. =T but the packaging looks very similar to hard candy's welcome matte, which i still need to review lol.

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  25. Hi! The foundation really looks great on you! I might try this when my powder foundation runs out. Great review! And btw, thanks for following back! It really means a lot to me since I'm a first time blogger. I will definitely continue blogging! hehe. More power to you Donnarence! Great blog :)

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  26. wow your skin really looks flawless with this!

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  27. the powder is AMAZING! soo glad you finally got to use it. It will last you a long time too! Mine's still fairly full and its been around 4 months already i guess? kudos to FS :)

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  28. I'm happy you did a review on this product. I've been thinking of using Fanny Serrano foundation. I just want to know more about it. Once I tried the product, I'll blog about it in my lifestyle blogs.

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  29. i have this one too in Orleans! sadly, i should've gotten Chino instead. Orleans is a bit darker on me but when applied lightly, all goes well. i must agree that this foundation has amazing coverage and finish! your skin looks divine on that photo :-)

    the only thing i loathe about this one is that it doesn't control my oil. i get shiny in a matter of few hours so i had to touch up every now and then.

    by the waym go visit my new home! :-)

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  30. New follower of your blog! Your skin looks really great! Have to try this asap! I'm also using the in2it powder foundation in Harvest and I did notice it gave me a white-ish shade in photos. So thanks for reviwing this! Will switch na :)

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  31. after reading this review, i finally decided to get me one too. :) I've yet to try the product. I hope it works well for my skin too. :)

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  32. It's so obvious that you photoshopped your skin, like most of the photos that you post.

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  33. to you anonymous: swear to god and that i swear my life to it. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PHOTOSHOP!!! IF YOU THINK MY PHOTOS ARE PHOTOSHOPPED TRHEN DO NOT VISIT MY BLOG!!!! MY camera has this SOFT SKIN FEATURE!!! WHEN I USE THIS it gives this shot!! If YOU DO NOT BELIEVE ME BUY MY CAMERA!!!!!!!!!

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  34. to you anonymous: swear to god and that i swear my life to it. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PHOTOSHOP!!! IF YOU THINK MY PHOTOS ARE PHOTOSHOPPED TRHEN DO NOT VISIT MY BLOG!!!! MY camera has this SOFT SKIN FEATURE!!! WHEN I USE THIS it gives this shot!! If YOU DO NOT BELIEVE ME BUY MY CAMERA!!!!!!!!!

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  35. after reading this review, i finally decided to get me one too. :) I've yet to try the product. I hope it works well for my skin too. :)

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  36. I use this on my clients a lot and the finish is very matte. :) almost like a MAC MSF, un lang nga not as lasting on the face and not as flawless as that in the pic. :) Maganda kasi talaga ang skin mo. :)

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  37. jem: hope to see you too.. :D sana walang last minute alis ang family ko.. hehe

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  38. Photoshopped or not, still fugly as hell

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    1. "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" Matthew 7:3

      godbless you..

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  39. I love your blog!very informative and makes me want to buy all the products you rave about.haha!Ü..Dont mind the haters,im sure they are just jealous of you.Ü

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  40. I use this also, but in the shade of Rajah for contouring :) I like how matte it is, but I'm not a fan of the smell. Also it's too bulky to tote around. >.<

    Nice meeting you! Hope to see you soon again :)

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  41. I dont know whats going on with my ipad that it doesnt load all these photos..just by reading the comments and the blog posted itself im thinking of switching to this one. Ive been using bodyshop powder and the coverage is too sheer for my pimple marks. I hope this one will work.

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