I chanced upon this during my rare and recent fly-by the SM Beauty department store. I always drop by the ZA counter to check if they have finally restocked my favourite Perfect Fit concealer (they haven’t!) but I was pleasantly surprised to see a new product from their Perfect Fit line: a Liquid Foundation! I’m a fan of the brand—and I realise this just now—I think their products are great, with straight forward textures and reasonable prices. I have their BB cream, said concealer and a few lipsticks so yeah, why not a foundation?!
ZA Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation, Php495
The ZA Perfect Fit Foundation comes in a tiny shake-bottle with a narrow spout, the kind that’s usually used with watery products. I love that this is small enough to bring for travel/everyday even though it contains a full 30ml of product, your usual foundation/BB cream amount. The spout dispenses the right blob of product neatly so that’s cool too. Overall, purse and travel-friendly!
Perhaps whats more exciting than the bottle is the formula: water-based with hyaluronic acid (aka, the beauty world’s new green tea). It’s a powerful humectant (read: moisture-binding ingredient) that supposedly keeps skin plump+hydrated = young-looking. And now that summer’s starting to make its presence felt, the watery texture couldnt be more perfect!
- Contains Micro Pink Pearls. Ultra fine pearls emitting diverse kinds of aurora-like light diminish the unevenness of pores.
- Oil-free and water based formula. Provides a non-sticky finish that renders face powder unnecessary.
- Contains Hyaluronic Acid.
- Has SPF17, PA++
It comes out really thin in consistency, and spreads like water, not gel or silicon-y, so application on the skin is a breeze (literally and figuratively). It is sheer and very build able, I find that I need to apply a sheer layer for the whole face, then add a second one to areas I need more coverage (around the nose, under eyes, chin). The only downside to having a texture this light (hence, easily absorbed by the skin) is sometimes you tend to over apply. So you have to apply-check-apply-check to ensure natural-looking results. I’m wearing the Perfect Fit Liquid Foundation below with just a dab of the Perfect Fit concealer under my eyes—no powder, blusher,etc.
I picked OC 20, second from the darkest available shade, and what I like about ZA is that for an Asian brand, they offer quite an extensive shade range. I think there are about five or six for this product.
I’ve recently taken on a once-a-week office job, so this is a perfect office makeup base (in rotation with this). Easy to apply, doesn’t require powder touchups, and light enough to wear the whole day! I heart this, and if you’re like me who cannot resist a good, fuss-free base, check it out too!