Monday, May 7, 2018

Happy Skin Good To Go Five Minute Fresh Face Foundation & Concealer Review: Can It REALLY Survive the Philippine Heat?

Sweat-proof yet hydrating foundation for the summer? Yes, please! I tried Happy Skin’s recently released summer foundation—the Happy Skin Good to Go Five Minute Fresh Face Summer-Proof Foundation and Concealer. Well, I didn’t just try it, I subjected it to the ultimate summer test by wearing it for eight hours in the heat and humidity of Philippine summer (around 35 degrees Celsius or 95 degrees Fahrenheit). I did not turn on the AC and did general house cleaning for 3 hours to check if it’s really sweat-proof. Here’s the result.

Happy Skin Good To Go Five Minute Fresh Face Summer-Proof Foundation and Concealer Review

The Good To Go Five-Minute Fresh Face Summer-Proof Foundation and Concealer is a lightweight makeup with a liquid foundation in a tube and a cream concealer in a pot. Both products come in one easy-to-carry package. All you need to do is to flip the cap open to use the concealer and to twist it open if you want to use the foundation. It is available in two shades: 01 light and 02 medium. For this review, I picked the 01 light shade.  

How much product you get:

30 ml for the foundation
3.7 g for the concealer

Product claims:

- Moisturizes and smoothens skin surface without feeling heavy
- Evens out skin tone
- Conceals pores and imperfections
- Provides SPF 20 protection
- Has vitamin E
- Formulated without parabens and mineral oils
- Lasts up to 12 hours

While this is a summer foundation, it is not oil-free. The concealer contains jojoba oil and castor seed oil that have anti-aging, moisturizing, and calming benefits for the skin. Both the foundation and the concealer has sweet almond oil, which has lubricating properties to make the skin look softer and smoother. This product is made in Malaysia.

Happy Skin Good To Go Five Minute Fresh Face Summer-Proof Foundation Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Iron Oxides, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Lauryl Peg-10 Tris (Trimethylsiloxy) Silyethyl Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Sodium Chloride, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthum Gum, Iron Oxides, Fragrance, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

Happy Skin Good to Go Foundation (01 Light) Swatch

Happy Skin Good To Go Five Minute Fresh Face Summer-Proof Concealer Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecanol, Isododecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Nylon-12, Silica, Trihydroxystearin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Propylene Glycol, Fragrance, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Decylene Glycol, Talc.

Happy Skin Good to Go Concealer (01 Light) Swatch

How I applied the Happy Skin Good To Go Five Minute Fresh Face Foundation:

I dotted the foundation on my entire face and blended with dabbing motions using a damp sponge. Because of the product’s light liquid texture, you can also blend this using your fingers. I did not apply powder afterwards.

I also dotted the concealer around my eye area to lessen the appearance of dark circles. There was no creasing with this product. I also did not apply powder afterwards.

Here's how it looks right after foundation and concealer application: 

Happy Skin Good to Go Foundation and Concealer before and after application.

Here's how it looks after 8 hours of wearing the foundation and concealer with no aircon and with 3 hours of cleaning the house:

Happy Skin Good to Go Foundation and Concealer after 8 hours of wear.

Consistency: The Happy Skin Good To Go Five Minute Fresh Face Foundation is a lightweight, with a fluid-like consistency that is easy to blend. This is just a tad more sticky than regular water-based moisturizers. As for the concealer, I find this to have just the right amount of creaminess for you to be able to blend it easily with your fingers, thanks to the natural oils. The concealer does not feel sticky at all and is comfortable to use.

Coverage: The Happy Skin Good To Go Five Minute Fresh Face Foundation offers light coverage with one layer and you can build it up to medium coverage with 2 layers. It evens out your skin tone and hides minor spots. Like the foundation, the concealer also offers light to medium coverage.

Color: This is a foundation and concealer with yellow-to-golden warm undertones.

Packaging: This not a 2-in-1 product, but two products smartly packaged in a plastic tube with a twistable cap where you will find the solid cream concealer.

Performance: I wore the Happy Skin Good To Go Five Minute Fresh Face Foundation and Concealer for 8 hours and that includes 3 hours of cleaning and 5 hours doing writing work all without air-conditioning! I did not set them with powder or blot with oil-absorbing papers. Both the foundation and the concealer stayed in place, even if I did oil up a bit. Considering its performance, I think this would last for 12 hours, but I wasn’t able to wear it that long because I couldn’t stand the heat and had to cool down by taking a shower J

I felt that even without powder, the foundation helped control oiliness to some extent. I do have dry, acne-prone skin but I still oil up on my T-zone when it’s hot and humid. I am happy that both the foundation and concealer did not give my rashes or pimples, even if it’s not oil-free. It also did not turn orange or too dark on me after 8 hours of wear under the summer heat.

I love how Happy Skin truly makes an effort to understand the needs of their clients, coming up with a product that’s perfect for the Philippine summer and something that on-the-go women can easily carry with them and use whether they’re going to the beach or to work.

  • Feels fresh and lightweight
  • Offers light to medium coverage for office, school, or daily errands
  • Sweat and water-resistant (for real!)
  • Has vitamin E and beneficial oils
  • Free from parabens and mineral oils
  • Double-duty product
  • Easy to carry around
  • Easy to blend
  • Has SPF 20 protection

  • Not full coverage
  • Not fully matte
  • Has fragrance

As you can see, the cons above are not really bad. It’s just that some ladies may want a full coverage foundation and a matte foundation to help control excessive oiliness in summer. Some may also be sensitive to fragrance. The mild soap-like fragrance didn’t bother me at all. It fades quickly after application.

Yes, if you want a lightweight and multi-tasking makeup for hot and humid days. This is the kind of foundation that makes you look fresh without looking dry. I can see this working for ladies with both dry and combination-oily skin types. If you have oily skin, you can try setting it with powder to help control oil. It has a healthy satin finish that’s great for casual and office makeup looks. This is a step above your regular tinted moisturizer, plus it comes with a concealer. For the price (1,299), you already get two products so you save more money in the end. This is not for you if you want a full-coverage and a completely matte foundation.

Happy Skin Good to Go Foundation and Concealer with Shut Up and Kiss Me Power Pout Moisturizing Lip Lacquer in Royal Treatment and My Melody Sanrio Get Cheeky With Me All-Day Hydrating Blush.

About the Brand:
Happy Skin is a Filipino cosmetics brand that offers innovative makeup and skincare products with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, argan oil, Japanese tea leaf and many others. All their main products are sourced and made in Japan.

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