REVIEW | FS Cosmetics Two-Way Cake Foundation in Rajah

Who doesn't want a slimmer looking face? A perfectly contoured cheeks and nose bridge? I guess, no one. As for me, I want my cheeks to be perfectly defined as I have round face and my nose bridge lined delicately to make it look taller and slimmer.

Last year, I did a review on the FS Cosmetics Two-Way Cake in Orleans and it took me awhile to do this follow up review for the other shade, Rajah. I had these photos sitting on my laptop for such a long time now. It's now or never, haha! A lot of Youtube gurus and beauty bloggers have already raved about this so I guess this review is going to be short only. Just a reminder, I don't use this as my powder foundation but I use this as a contour powder because this shade is a tad too dark for me.



Product Information:



Packaging:



It is housed in a sleek, matte, black compact that is really sturdy but quite bulky. The FS logo you can see on top. One thing I don't like about the packaging is that it gets dirty easily. Nothing wiping with wet wipes can't handle.


At the bottom part, you will see small holes and I think this lets the sponge (if used with water) to get dry quickly. You will also seethe information written on the box here on the bottom part



It has 2 compartments: 1) pressed powder foundation, 2) sponge. I like that they separated the two because there are times that a powder brush or in my case, contour brush will be used more often. A mirror is also placed below the cover.



The sponge is soft and sturdy but feels a bit rubbery, in my opinion. Still useful for full face application though I use a brush for easier control.



Again, the shade I am reviewing is Rajah, a shade that I find suitable for contouring my cheeks and my nose bridge as well as the crease of my lids.



It's a matte brown shade that makes contouring look natural. I tend to go for matte ones vs the shimmery ones because I like my cheeks to appear slimmer without overdoing it. Also, shimmers make my skin look a bit oily. This is the contour powder I used for my Classic Nighttime Look.

Swatch:




What I like: 

  • Nice, sleek packaging with mirror and decent sponge.

  • Powder is super fine, not scratchy.

  • Can be used wet or dry.

  • Great pigmentation. A little goes a long way and I haven't hit the pan yet.

  • Can be used as a powder foundation for the whole face if you are on the morena side or as a contour powder.

  • Wide range of shade selection. - Silk, Satin, Duchess, Organza, Chino, Orleans, Rajah.

  • Lasting power is pretty decent (up to four tofive hours as a contour powder).

  • Available in leading department stores and Watsons outlets.

  • Affordable for a 15g product. Php 399


What I don't like:


  • Quite bulky packaging.

  • The product is a bit powdery.

  • Has a slight orange hint to it so I suggest to use it sparingly or else you will look like an oompa loompa.

  • There are times that this particular shade is not available.

  • Though I find it affordable, there are still other products that can function as a contour at a lower cost.


Ratings:

  • Packaging: 4.5/5

  • Texture: 4/5

  • Scent: 2.5/5

  • Effectiveness: 4/5

  • Availability: 4/5

  • Affordability: 4/5


Overall Rating: 3.8/5

If you will compare it to my review on the shade Orleans, you will see that the ratings are different. Well, I had to consider other factors and identify them one by one this time. This is my current contour powder and it will be for a longer period of time simply because it does the job. I can take the scent because after some time, it goes off. I also don't mind touching up if I had to wear make up for more than 5 hours. Overall, despite the cons, I still love this product and I have yet to find a better contouring powder than this.

Micmic

 

Comments

  1. Medyo nakakatakot nga yung pagka orange nya. Pero okay na rin for its price. :)

    Mish @ LBD and Onesies

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  2. although i may not be using this anytime soon because it's kind of dark, thanks for the info though :)

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  3. It looks try worthy! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love the FS two-way cake! I use the shade Duchess. It's so cool how you used this darker shade of powder for contouring. :D

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  5. I heard about this but I havent tried. D kasi ako ma foundation masyado :( But I really wanted to experiment on make ups.

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  6. I have this and in the shade 'Organza'. I don't use this shade often because it's too warm and I don't want to use it for contouring. Like you've said, it can make you look like an oompa loompa. It's best used for bronzing or for slight shading in my case. But that's just me. Nice review, Mich, as always :)

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  7. It's kinda fun to try things you're not used to using. Minsan marerealize mo gusto mo pala.

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  8. I use their two way nalang for contour. :)

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  9. I agree. Kaya I use this sparingly din. Thanks, Yette. :)

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  10. was thinking to buy this before but I end up buying the balm :)

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