A natural, non-toxic cream foundation that performs or rather, out performs the mainstream brands? Well, it’s here! And it’s sure to stay…on your face, giving a semi-matte, natural finish. W3ll People Narcissist Foundation + Concealer stick is a multitasker that works and has awesome ingredients that won’t have you question whether you’ll be dry or breaking out the next day…or in an hour. Since it’s a foundation and concealer in one, the narcissist is portable and convenient for easy travel!
About the Brand
W3ll People is a truly great brand that I’ve come to love in the recent year. I have my favorites from the line that have become staples in my daily makeup rotation. The brand was founded by a previous Nars makeup artist, who started to question the ingredient list and its side effects of makeup. She teamed up with a cosmetic dermatologist and a tree hugging entrepreneur to create W3ll People with a conscious in mind goal of safe, organic, and EFFECTIVE makeup line.
Narcissist Foundation + Concealer: Performance and Application
The foundation + concealer is a cream stick that’s a super multitasker, which conceals dark spots, pigmentation, under eye circles, light acne marks, and evens out skin tone. The formula needs to be warmed up a bit with a finger or a makeup brush before the initial application because it is a bit dense. Once warmed up, it turns to a nice creamy consistency and ready to be applied to the face.
For a quick application, many ladies prefer to apply the narcissist straight from the tube to the face, then blending out with fingers. However, I prefer to use it with the W3ll People foundation brush by taking some foundation and stippling it on my face, evening out skin tone and applying more where needed (discolorations, pores, etc.). I usually use a separate concealer for my under eye circles; however, if I’m in a hurry, the narcissist will do the job just fine. If you have super dark circles, the narcissist will not be enough to cover.
I always top off all of my foundations (cream, liquid, mineral) with some translucent powder or a loose mineral foundation. With the narcissist, I apply a touch of W3ll People Realist Mineral setting powder (translucent). If I want full coverage, I’ll apply W3ll People loose Altruist Mineral Foundation with a kabuki brush.
The coverage level is medium. I don’t find that it can be build up to full coverage; although, I’ve read reviews where others say it can. It blends very well because it’s so creamy, and does NOT give off a caky appearance, which is why I love this product so much. I find that many cream foundations can give off a melty and somewhat caky appearance, especially after wearing for 6-8 hours, but alas, the narcissist has been perfected to leave a fairly flawless and polished appearance ALL day. Not kidding!
Complexion and Ingredient Benefits
I would recommend the narcissist to individuals that have normal, combo, and oily complexions. I don’t think this would work well for someone that has dry skin because the finish of this product is semi-matte and controls oils fairly well throughout the day, which would result in a drier appearance for those who have dry skin. The ingredients include soothing aloe, castor oil (which gives moisture and combats fine lines), and green tea (provides antioxidants and fights free radicals).
Shades and Where to Purchase
The shades of the narcissist run light. I have a fairly light complexion with neutral undertones (think BE Original- fairly light) and wear #2. Shades run from the fairest of snow whites, #0 to a rich mocha #7. If you have very dark, African-American complexion, unfortunately, it may not work for you. I hope they will expand their color range in the future, so ladies of all skin tones can benefit and rock this product!
W3ll People Narcissist Foundation + Concealer stick ($39.75) is sold at thedetoxmarket.com
W3ll People Foundation Brush – cruelty free ($27) is sold at thedetoxmarket.com
Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Silica, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succi- nate **, Mica (CI 77019), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Organic Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe) Extract, Lysine, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Pro- prietary Essential Oil blend, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)*, Roman Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile)** [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)]
*Certified Organic, **Eco-cert