Zao Compact Foundation Sample

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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.

This is a tester for sampling only. Customers are entitled to purchase one sample in each shade only. Repeat and multiple purchases will be refunded.

Coverage: Build-able, 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 23% organic

Testing on animals: No testing on animals, neither on the finished product nor on ingredients. 

Ingredients from animal origin: None

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

Palm oil free: Yes

Net weight: Sample size

Refillable: Yes

Ingredients list 728/729/730/736/737/740/741: INCI/CTFA: OLEYL OLEATE, SILICA, SQUALANE, APRICOT KERNEL OIL POLYGLYCERYL-4 ESTERS, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS**, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL*, LAURYL OLIVATE, 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 ** processed from organic ingredients

Ingredients list 731/732/733/734/735/738/739: INCI/CTFA: OLEYL OLEATE, SQUALANE, APRICOT KERNEL OIL POLYGLYCERYL-4 ESTERS, SILICA, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS**, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES RHIZOME EXTRACT*, ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA (BABASSU) SEED OIL*, LAURYL OLIVATE, 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 ** processed from organic ingredients

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  • 4
    Compact foundation samples

    Posted by Annemarie Robinson on 4th May 2020

    As a first time customer to Zao I was looking to change my foundation and was given advise by Zao to try the foundations due to skin type and 'mature skin', I purchased a number of samples to compare with my skin type, I was happy with the consistency of the product, it was easy to apply on the skin, did not leave it dry or heavy. As I suffer from redness, this product did help to hide. The downside is the package of the samples, as I purchased a number, each one came in individual plastic packaging.

  • 5
    Quick shipment

    Posted by ANGYANA LESSNIE on 21st Jan 2020

    I FEEL THAT THIS ONE WAS THE BEST FOR MY SKIN COLOR GOOD COVERAGE ,I LIKE IT.

  • 5
    Great and generous

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Jan 2020

    I was very impressed with the amount you get for a sample. You get more than a few days to try a colour out. I have loads left and I've only used it about three times! The Ivory turned out to be the better of the two I ordered. For some reason the Very Light Pink Ivory was a bit grainy and hard to spread, like a sunblock, but it did eventually blend in and was smooth in the end (just the colour was wrong for me: way too pale/pasty). The Ivory was great for my pale skin; this one was smoother to apply and you don't need a lot to get a thorough coverage. As for that, I was extremely impressed with how well this blends in and gives good overall coverage. My skin looks even and glowing, and even covered my mild acne quite well...so I ordered the full product. During and at the end of the day there's a little bit of shine, but all quite normal and expected. The staying power as actually so good that even blowing your nose doesn't leave any residue behind as some foundations produce! So great that this is zero waste foundation. Unfortunately the sample had no lid but was in a see-through plastic case, so not very zero waste but I cannot fault the product. Can totally recommend.

  • 5
    Great way to find the right shade

    Posted by Rachel on 28th Jul 2019

    I ordered three shades as I wasn't sure which to pick. The palest one I ordered was the right one for me. I could use the darker shades when I am tanned but when I order full size will go for the pale shade. The foundation worked well on my skin and I'm glad to be able to reduce my plastic use too.

  • 5
    Zao Compact Foundation Sample

    Posted by Mimi on 31st May 2019

    This is my miracle foundation. Everyone has been complimenting me, saying that I’m glowing. I love that that it’s natural as well. The sample is a really good size and I’ve already ordered the full size.

  • 5
    Dewy Delight!

    Posted by Seren Watson on 17th May 2019

    Really gorgeous product. As an older lady the dewy effect is perfect. Matt is aging & cakey, shiny is cheap but dewy is great! The sample was ideal to get skin match.

  • 4
    compact foundation

    Posted by Vivien Tavener on 28th Apr 2019

    Whilst I liked the coverage of the compact foundation and the fact that refills are available, I didnt find my ideal colour. Luckily the silk foundation proved more successful. I wonder if it is possible to do the same colours in the compact as in the silk foundation. All in all a good product but I just needed a different colour, i.e. fair beige.

  • 5
    Compact foundation

    Posted by Candice on 7th Mar 2019

    Lovely creamy feel & great coverage. Easier to apply with my fingers

  • 4
    Really Good

    Posted by Claire on 18th Sep 2018

    The product itself is great, I only have problems finding the best colour match despite ordering 4 different samples. It definitely won't be stopping from becoming a loyal customer!