Product Review | Sonia Kashuk Satin Matte Foundation


Sonia Kashuk Satin Matte Foundation ($12.99, Exclusively sold at Target) 

According to the Target website, the Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation delivers flawless-looking skin with a matte-but-not flat finish. This foundation makeup is infused with blue lotus, daisy flower and mallow extracts to nourish, protect and brighten dull skin. It has Anti-aging formula. Perfect for oily and combination skin types. It provides medium to full coverage. It is shine-free and silky smooth. It is creamy yet lightweight.

I have always loved Sonia Kashuk products, especially when I was starting my makeup journey and tried their products in the spring of 2012. I particularly enjoyed their luminous foundation and radiant tinted moisturizer, along with their blushes and highlighters. To this day, Sonia Kashuk does not disappoint.  The packaging is the sleekest and high end I have ever seen. It is in a frosted black glass bottle and towards the bottom it sheers out into a clear frosted glass where you can somewhat see the shade of the foundation.  It comes with a pump, which I love.  This retails for $12.99 and you cannot beat that. The brand has always been exclusive to Target, so that is a minor downside for me.

The product itself is very good. It does provide medium coverage although I use it lightly since that is how I like to apply my foundation. It definitely has a satin finish but not overly dewy and it does not make my skin look oily.  It is very lightweight on the skin and applies evenly.    It stays on throughout my 8hr days and then some.  It blends easily with a brush or beauty sponge. 

There are three things that I do not like about this foundation, first is the initial smell when you pour out the product.  It is pretty strong and I am very sensitive to scents. However, it does go away after the foundation dries. Second, this foundation also oxidizes a tad bit, but luckily, not in an orange tint. I usually use Bamboo or Tan with the Sonia Kashuk brand, but based on reviews, I opted on getting Buff to prepare for the oxidation aftermath, and it works just fine. I may have to try Cream and see how it looks on my skin once it has oxidized.  Lastly, the entire Sonia Kashuk line has not improved on their shade selection, it has always been around five or six colors. That to me needs major improvement.

Overall, I really enjoy this foundation and will recommend it to most. Keep in mind, I do have normal skin so satin and/or semi dewy finishes work well for me.