Review & Swatches: Jabot Lasting Performance Foundation

31 Aug

If any of you are familiar with the soap opera Young and The Restless (which if you aren’t, where have you been hiding? It’s been on TV for like 100 years! lol) then you know about the faux cosmetics brand, Jabot, which exists in the show. Well girls, faux has now become reality! Jabot beauty products are now sitting on real-life shelves for your purchasing pleasure. The Jabot line (pronounced “merlot”) currently has an assortment of foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer and gloss.

I first spotted this foundation in Ulta a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to play with it. The packaging is beautiful, and the foundation bottle itself has a very chic look. It’s not a typical jar with a twist top or a cheesy squeeze bottle. It uses a vaccuum pump dispenser housed in a clear, tall  plastic housing. I love this type of dispenser – ESPECIALLY for liquid foundation. You won’t be able to get bacteria from your fingers or sponge into the bottle (unlike a traditional jar). There are cons to this as well, such as the dispenser breaking somehow and trapping all of your foundation in the bottle. It also makes it difficult to tell when you’re running low. But I personally think the pros outweigh the cons of this packaging.

I was pleasantly surprised by the texture and finish of the foundation. It’s gives a velvety smooth finish and left my skin feeling soft to the touch. It is perfumed – so if that’s something that bothers you, just be warned. Fragrance in makeup never seems to bother me as I only notice it for a few seconds.

This foundation states that it has “Coated Application Pigment Technology (CAP)” which eliminates the need for heavily pigmented products and will help your foundation wear better throughout the day. It claims to give you the coverage of a heavy-duty foundation, without the cakiness. The CAP claims to blend with your natural skintone to give you light and comfortable coverage.

Do I agree? For the most part, yes. This foundation does feel feather-light on your skin.. not at all heavy like a typical liquid. The “flawless” coverage part, of course, isn’t necessarily true unless you don’t have many flaws to cover. This foundation did a great job of covering my redness and some light acne scarring, and generally evening out my skin tone, but I had to throw some concealer on my redder acne spots. That is honestly all I expect out of any of my foundations unless it claims to be FULL 150% RIDICULOUS coverage. This is probably a medium coverage foundation.

There are 5 shades available which suit almost all skin tones. I went with the Fair Ivory/Light shade but I could probably wear the Nude Beige/Light Medium as well. See the swatches below:

If you want to check out the Jabot line, it’s available on HSN or at Ulta.

Disclaimer: This post contains a sample product sent for consideration by a PR company. All opinions expressed are my own.

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2 Responses to “Review & Swatches: Jabot Lasting Performance Foundation”

  1. Pamela January 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Trying to find the Jabot foundation warm to dark. Where can I buy this. HSN is sold out.

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