Napoleon Perdis products and I have a long and successful history together. It seems whenever I’ve wanted to expand my makeup repertoire, his products are the first I’ve reached for. When I wanted to expand my eye brush collection to more than the sponge brushes that came with eyeshadow palettes, the 917 Angle brush was the first (and still resides) in my brush collection. Finishing powders? Camera Finish was my first. False lashes? The ones I’ve sported to all my big occasions have been Napoleon’s. And I haven’t been led wrong yet, which is why I jumped at the chance to try the new Stroke of Genius foundation, the perfect opportunity to fall in love with something new.
Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius Liquid Cashmere Foundation*
The shade I tried is Look B2 (Light – Neutral). On first use, I had to experiment with the ideal amount of product. Until you know how much product is pumped when you squeeze, you run the risk of being a little heavy-handed. I like the idea of the brush-on design for touch ups, but for the initial application I dispensed the product onto my hand and applied with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
The texture is gorgeous settles into a soft, even and touchable finish (they got it right with the ‘cashmere’ description in the title). It’s a medium coverage that is very easily built into a fuller coverage, and covered up several nasty blemishes on my chin very well. It showed a little wear towards the end of the day, but nothing a quick touch-up couldn’t fix, and soon it was looking fresh again. I love the compact packaging, as I only carry around a small bag with me, it’s perfect to throw in and forget about until you need it.
What I loved: The even coverage with the soft-as-silk feel after it settles. Easily blendable, good coverage and lasts from day to night with minimal touch-ups. The inclusion of SPF makes this a good match for me as I often neglect sunscreen application. I know I know, *slaps wrist*.
What I didn’t: On first go I ended up a little cake-facey but that was easily fixed on the next application. Face products which include a dispensing brush can put me off a little at times as well, so I give the brush the same treatment as I would the Touche Veloutee. Other than that, it’s a beauty. A new base staple for sure.
The Stroke of Genius foundation is available here, $51.00
Are you fan of Napoleon Perdis products? Have you tried this foundation? Let me know in the comments!