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  • Writer's pictureBrianne Marble

Product Review: Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation with Fermented Arnica

I was so excited to try the Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation with Fermented Arnica after seeing so many positive and glowing reviews for it online and by influencers on YouTube and TikTok. Everyone made it look so beautiful.  I had been waiting for the opportunity to go into Sephora to get shade matched because choosing shades online is near impossible, and for adequate stock to be in. For a while there it seemed like it was always out of stock.

 

I do have to say, I was a little taken aback by the shade matching process at Sephora.  At my former cosmetics retail position, we used clear palettes that we sanitized before and after using and used single use cotton swabs to apply to the client’s skin, after sanitizing our hands in front of the client. My experience at Sephora, the girl pumped the foundation to her HAND and then applied it to my face.  There was no prior hand sanitizing, just straight from the bottle to her hand to my face with the publicly used tester that who knows how many other people have touched.  This rant will be continued in a later post, but I had to put it in here. I was horrified, haha.

 

Now, onto the foundation. It is described as a medium coverage, weightless, clean foundation with fermented arnica that helps reduce redness and protects from environmental stress. It has a natural finish, and is categorized as “clean”, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty free.  It has 20+ skincare ingredients, and is longwearing, weightless, serum-like texture that blurs and smooths for a natural, luminous finish that wears all day. No slipping or caking.   

 

I tried you guys.  The first time I thought the problems I encountered might have been because of too much going on underneath, and I needed a less hydrated skincare routine prior to trying this foundation. The first time I used it, it did not set, if I touched my skin, the foundation moved and/or lifted.  The foundation also tended to highlight my texture (I don’t have much), and it created and clung to a weird dry patch on my chin, and another weird patch on my cheek. It was confusing because I exfoliate and hydrate my skin regularly and have never had these dry patches before.  The initial application was a disappointing flop.  But I wasn’t ready to write it off yet. I was determined to make it work. The following application I used less layers of skincare, keeping it to a nicely balanced and lightly hydrated canvas.  Upon foundation application I was met with the exact same issues.  Different combinations of skincare, shaking the shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit out of the bottle, trying different brushes, sponges, fingers, they all ended up the same.  I did not achieve the beautiful and flawless base I saw online.  After 3 weeks of trying, I admitted defeat, and I am returning this foundation. Thankfully Sephora has a 30 day return policy to get my money back. (60 days if you are ok with a store credit instead of money back). 

 

I went back to the online reviews to view the negative ones to see what people were saying, and the issues I had were echoed in these. There are still a lot of positive and raving reviews that outnumber the negative ones, so I feel this foundation would be ideal for younger, flawless skin, that doesn’t have any indication of dryness or texture.  If your skin is not under this category, I would vote for you to skip it and give something else a try!


Anyways that is all for today. I hope you're all doing well, and don't forget-it's just makeup, it washes off!


xox

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