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Follow with Alison Raffaele’s Transparent Finish to lock in foundation and mattify skin.

Alison Raffaele

  • 3.2 out of 5 stars, based on 1,749 reviews 1,749 Reviews Write a Review
  • $38.00
  • 30 ml   
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Birchbox Breakdown

Many thick, goopy foundations make us feel about as unnatural-looking as the Joker. Not so funny. We prefer a makeup look that’s a little more inconspicuous, so naturally, we gravitated toward Alison Raffaele’s Reality Base Foundation. Its weightless, oil-free formula is designed to look completely natural on skin, providing medium coverage and leaving your face silky-smooth. The foundation contains the protective and restorative Frutta di VitaTM antioxidant complex, a brand signature ingredient.

How it Works

Frutta di VitaTM is rich in vitamin C and beta carotene (thanks to its all-important pomegranate, goji berry, and resveratrol ingredients). The antioxidant complex is just that—complex. It performs many functions: it minimizes the appearance of age and sun spots, promotes cell turnover and a more even skin tone, and helps heal existing skin damage. The foundation comes in seven different shades, aptly named Skintone 1, Skintone 2, and, well, you get the idea.

How to Use

Using fingers, a brush, or a sponge, massage foundation gently over face. Double-check to ensure proper blending.

Water (aqua), cyclopentasiloxane,isododecane, coco-caprylate / caprate, butylene glycol, dimethicone, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, polysilicone-11, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1, dimethicone, potassium cetyl phosphate, dimethylacrylamide/acrylic acid/polystyrene ethyl methacrylate copolymer, hexyl laurate, polyglyceryl-4-isostearate, hydrogenated lecithin, polymethylsilsesquioxane, quaternium-18 hectorite, magnesium aluminum silicate, caprylyl glycol, Phenoxyethanol, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, c12-16 alcohols, palmitic acid, lycium barbarum (goji berry) fruit extract, punica granatum (pomagranate) extract, resveratrol, propylene carbonate, sodium dehydroacetate, sodium chloride, ascorbyl palmiate, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), mica (ci 77019)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Nice product

Very nice covers easy. feels fresh and light. very nice entire line of premium products. sample size maybe a bit small.

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nice product

i do not normally wear any foundation but this had a nice texture, not too thick and heavy. very light fragrance

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might be for younger skin

I like a light coverage but this was too sheer for me. Funny smell and heavy texture when you first apply.

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Great coverage

I don't use foundation that often, but I'm so glad that I tried this! With this, a little goes a long way. It is so light, compared to other foundations, that you don't feel a heaviness or "caked" on feel on your face. Highly recommend for a natural, smooth look.

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Special A

WOW-WOW-WOW! This foundation is like no other I've ever tried! Not kidding. It's terrific. Unfortunately, I received a shade that I can only wear when I'm tan. Otherwise, I'd use this every day. I'll have to try two shades to find which tone is right for me... but honestly, I can't imagine using anything else again! This is Special, A ;-)

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Not enough coverage for me :-(

I like heavy foundation and this was too light. I didn't feel like I was wearing anything. I also like my foundation to contain sun protection so this one is not for me.

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Great coverage!

I put off trying this for months but have fallen in love with it! It only takes a few drops to cover my whole face and its so light and smooth!!! Love this!

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Not the best.

I really did not like the texture of this foundation before or after application. Would not buy again or recommend.

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Perfect complexion

So happy my mom got this in her Birchbox and didn't like it because she gave it to me and I have now found my go to foundation. It leaves a flawless light finish and is so soft and smooth to put on.

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I needed skintone #1 - but got #2.

The feel was ok, but with it being the wrong color, it didn't look good on me.
I'd really like to get some mineral based makeup base soon. I have found a lot of the liquid samples I've gotten are the wrong shade for me.
Thanks for letting me try it, but it was hard to really enjoy it since it was the wrong shade.

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