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

Alison Raffaele Reality Base Foundation

$38.00 Ships Free
30 ml

Availability: In stock


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 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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This foundation is way too thin if you have anything to hide this foundation is not for you. its almost thinner than lotion the coverage is ridiculously non existent im very disappointed

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Perfect Match

I must say, I have the hardest time finding a foundation to match my skin tone. It's so hard for me, that I usually don't wear foundation OR I mix foundations to achieve the color I need. With this product I put my trust in the hands of the Birchbox "Find your shade" tool. It worked. This foundation was PERFECT match for my skin tone. It goes on easy and blends very well. I really like that it's light and it doesn't feel like it's clogging up my pores (i'm extremely touchy when it come to my facial routine). What I liked even more is the medium coverage of this product didn't cover up my freckles (yes, black girls have those too! LOL!), I have the option to use more if I want more coverage, but a little bit did the job here. I can't say enough good things about this foundation. It worked very well with my combination skin, it didn't leave my T-zone dry and the rest of my face wasn't oily. I also didn't need a mattifier. I will definitely be purchasing this product again!

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I LOVED this foundation! This was my very first full size sample I purchased, I have fair to medium skin and this blended incredibly well.

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I didn't really give this a good go, I'll admit. It was in a generic container, like the like the kind you get at the makeup counter. not safety sealed , and hand labelled. not sure of the color either.

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Love it

I love this foundation. I don't wear a ton of makeup, and this was absolutely perfect for me. It's so light on your skin, yet still provides coverage. It was perfect for me, and will be for you if you don't like heavy makeup.

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