When you add oil to your foundation it gives your foundation more of a liquid, runny consistency, this enables you to blend your foundation in with less effort as it glides across your skin more easily. I still have the same coverage with my foundation as I would if I did not mix it with oil. Another difference that I have noticed when using oil in my foundation routine is that it has a very dewy finish, which is nice where the natural highlights on my face are, however I do usually go over my T- zone with a small application of powder, I found that even after mixing the oil with my foundation it was easier to blend my other makeup as well, such as bronzer, highlighter, power etc.
The ratio that I usually use for foundation to oil is 4:1 this is because I don’t want my foundation to be too runny as I already have a rather thin foundation anyway (No 7 Airbrush Away) but I still like the shine that the oil adds to my face/. If you have a fairly thick foundation you may want to increase the amount of oil that you add. Personally I find it difficult to use thick foundation as it makes my face feel really cakey and I don’t like thinking about it clogging up my pores so I tend to go with fairly runny ones ayway.
The one slight con when using oil in your foundation routine is that it doesn’t quite have that full staying power and it can begin to stray, especially if you live an active lifestyle. I also wouldn’t recommend those with acne prone skin to use facial oil with foundation daily as oils have been known to clog pores and make acne worse, as I have fairly dry skin facial oil is ideal for me to maintain the appearance and hydration of my skin.
The oil contains many ingredients beneficial to the skin, such as neroli and ylang ylang which helps to tone the skin and relieve irritation. The oil also contains plant oils, natural vitamins, minerals, anti -oxidants and omega oils. Vitamin E is also in the oil to boost collagen and aid cell regeneration, this benefits mature/ ageing skin.
It is £25 for a 30ml bottle that comes with a glass pipette, all of Ermana’s products are organic and natural, I have used other products from them and have not been let down.