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Zao Compact Foundation Sample

£1.50
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ZAO Compact Foundation meets the requirements of those who want a natural complexion with full coverage. Its creamy and smooth texture makes it easy to apply and smooth into skin, with a mattifying effect to cancel out shiny areas. Thanks to three skin regenerating ingredients rich in organic silica (silica powder, bamboo powder and bamboo rhizome oil), ZAO Compact Foundation is a true skin care product. 

Coverage: Buildable, from light to strong

This product, as with all ZAO products, is free from talc and parabens (synthetic preservatives), using instead micronised silver as an effective and non-toxic preservative. ZAO does not use nanoparticles in their products, with the micronised silver being larger than nanoparticle size, making ZAO products safe and free from toxic chemical preservatives.

Instructions for use: Easy to apply and smooth into skin, ZAO compact foundation is offered with a round sponge. It is also very convenient for an application with fingers or ZAO's foundation brush.

ZAO Beauty tip: Choose the colour that matches the colour of your skin. Neither too bright nor too dark to avoid contrast with the natural complexion of the neck. For a medium coverage, you can apply directly with fingers. The foundation is applied from the centre to the outside, without forgetting the nose.

Shade Matching:

  • 728 suits those with a super fair complexions and yellow undertones.
  • 729 suits those with super fair complexions and cool undertones, due to its ivory pink-toned base.
  • 730 suits those with fair complexions and neutral undertones, though it can be used by those with cool undertones to tone down pinkness of skin if preferred.
  • 731 suits those with medium complexions and warm, peach/apricot undertones.
  • 732 suits those with medium complexions and cool, pink undertones.
  • 733 suits those with medium complexions and neutral undertones.
  • 734 suits those with darker complexions and warm, orange undertones.
  • 735 suits those with darker complexions and neutral undertones.
  • 736-741 comprises ZAO's Ethnic range that offers a full range of foundation to suit all ethnicities.
  • 736 suits those with darker complexions and yellow undertones.
  • 737 suits those with dark complexions and warm, orange-red undertones.
  • 738 suits those with dark complexions and neutral or cool undertones.
  • 739 suits those with dark complexions and a warm, yellow undertone.
  • 740 suits those with very dark complexions and a a warm/red undertone.
  • 741 suits those with very dark complexions and a neutral/cool undertone. 

If you suit colours like gold, copper, bronze, orange-reds and earthy tones, then your skin is likely to have peach, yellow or golden undertones and so would suit a warm-toned foundation.

If you suit colours like magenta, silver, grey, blue-red or jewel tones, then your skin is likely to have cool undertones with pink, red or blue undertones and so would suit a cool-toned or neutral foundation. If you prefer to disguise pink tones to your skin, then a neutral-toned foundation would achieve that.

If you look good in any of these colours, then your skin is likely to have neutral/mixed undertones. If unsure, check the veins on your arms, as those with cool-toned complexions have blue or purple veins, whilst those with warm complexions tend to have green veins, and if you cannot decide, then you most likely have neutral undertones.

Certification: Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT, with 100% of ingredients of natural origin and minimum 20% organic

Testing on animals: No testing on animals, neither on the finished product nor on ingredients. Cruelty free certification http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/shopper

Ingredients from animal origin: No ingredient from animals is used

Indication of skin type: Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin

Net weight: sample size

Refillable: Yes

Ingredients list: (INCI / CTFA): OLEYL OLEATE, SQUALANE, SILICA, POLYGLYCERYL-10 APRICOT KERNELATE, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME  EXTRACT*, ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL (ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL)*, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS, LAURYL OLIVATE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX)*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL)*, TOCOPHEROL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, CI 77820(SILVER). MAY CONTAIN +/-: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET).

* ingredients from organic farming

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  • 5
    Lovely compact foundation

    Posted by Cecilia on 16th Feb 2018

    I recently purchased a sample of this compact creamy foundation in two different shades: 729 and 730. The shade 730 is the right colour for my complexion (which is fair with pink undertones and bit oily on the nose and chin but dry elsewhere)- I've worn this foundation for a couple of days and I believe it is really good! I mixed it with my moisturizer as I was after a barely there makeup look and I found this gives a medium/full coverage (but this is stated in the product description) - It blends easily (i used my fingers) and i believed it nourished my skin whilst wearing it while usually I found foundations make my skin worst - once applied it leaves the skin feeling soft and silky to the touch! The ingredients are natural and this is the main reason I purchased the sample - I would definitely recommend it

  • 5
    KIT FAVOURITE FOUNDATION

    Posted by samantha on 15th Jan 2018

    I use a balm base to help with a smooth application of this foundation. This foundation has a light to medium coverage, with little drying of the skin. Excellent on dry skin, and for those minimal make up enthusiasts. The description of the shades are spot on and colour correct like a dream.

  • 4
    Loved the feeling, but ivory was too pale for me

    Posted by Anna on 6th Jan 2018

    I loved the way the compact foundation felt when applied, but unfortunately the ivory was too light for me and made me look rather ghost-like. My dreams would come true if a light peach compact became available.

  • 5
    Natural Foundation

    Posted by Damilola Gbinigie on 4th Dec 2017

    I ordered the compact foundation in several colours to try out for myself and daughter and we were so impressed. This is the first foundation cream that I have come across for African complexion that is natural, smells natural, makes the skin breathe and is a credit to Zao. Most pleased indeed.

  • 4
    lynne hadwin

    Posted by lynne hadwin on 24th Oct 2017

    Great way to see which shade is the most suitable