The next wacky makeup trend that is making its rounds around South Korea is peel-off foundation. To test out this bold creation, we decided to try the Not4U Real Skin Patch, a Korean skincare product that acts as a barrier between your makeup and your skin.
Its peel-off formula keeps pollution out and is supposed to make removing makeup easier.
To be honest, my first thought about peel-off foundation was that it was similar to peel-off eyebrows, where you apply the product and peel it off to look like you have foundation on that stays for prolonged periods of time.
I was wrong, and realised that you are supposed to apply the product as a base layer, along after your moisturiser and primer. The product creates a barrier between your skin and makeup. Without makeup seeping into your pores, you will be less prone to acne outbreaks.
I squeezed the product out from its tube and applied it to my whole face. I avoided getting any product on my eyebrows and eyes. There was a burning sensation the moment I slapped it on.
The feeling was not unlike when you apply a mask to your face, so it is nothing to be concerned about. The skin patch dried rather quickly and added a glow to my face.
The next step is to apply foundation to your entire face. I used my fingers to apply the foundation on my skin because using a makeup brush would make the skin patch peel off easily.
To my dismay, taking the precaution of not using makeup brushes did not help. The moment I moved my face and mouth to speak, the skin patch started peeling in many different areas. The most prominent area that starting peeling off was around my nose.
It was also impossible to blend the foundation without breaking the skin patch, so I was left with a very unnatural look that I could not salvage. Foundation is one of the first few steps of a makeup routine, so messing it up meant that I was unable to proceed with the other steps.
I brought my blush and highlight but I did not even reach the stage where I could add them to my face. If you are skilful enough to be able to successfully apply your foundation after the skin patch, it is unlikely that you’ll need to highlight your face since the product does give your face a natural glow.
I decided to remove the peel-off foundation and realised that the worst part was that I couldn’t do it with makeup remover. Every bit of the patch had to be peeled off by hand. The skin patch did not come off nicely since the application to my face was uneven, so I had to spend the rest of the day peeling random patches off my face.
The only perk was that the peeling of the fake skin was quite gratifying because it’s similar to when your skin peels after getting a sunburn, minus the pain and itching. Don’t pretend you don’t know what I mean.
Since the purpose of the Not4U Real Skin Patch is to provide relief for your spots, you should probably just use it only on your pimples. If you’re looking for something to help with your acne problems, you can also consider Eucerin’s DERMOpurifyer skincare collection.
This peel-off foundation was probably a makeup trend that a beauty vlogger (video blogger) was trying to start, but it is clearly not feasible to incorporate it into your makeup routine. This product is definitely not for you to use as peel-off foundation, folks.
Price: $20 on Qoo10
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