Zao Liquid Silk Foundation Sample

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ZAO Silk Foundation applies easily and meets the needs of those who like a luminous complexion with full coverage. Besides organic silica contained in bamboo hydrosol, organic sweet almond oil, jojoba and shea butter give this foundation a nourishing effect. Mattifying, powdery finish and uniform coverage for a long lasting coverage throughout the day.

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: strong

Packaged in a unique, varnished bamboo case and attractively presented in a cotton pouch with drawstring, ZAO makeup is both a beautiful gift and an item to treasure. 

Instructions for use: Especially easy to apply thanks to its light texture, Zao silk foundation is best used with a natural rubber sponge, sold separately. It is also very convenient for an application with fingers.

Zao Beauty Tip: choose a colour that matches your skin tone without being too bright or too dark, to avoid the telltale 'tidemark' effect on the neck area. Find your skin tone and take into account whether you have warm, cool or neutral undertones to find your best colour. Please contact us if you need some help in selecting the best colour for you. Apply the foundation from the centre to the outside.

Shade Matching:

  • 701 suits fair complexions with a neutral undertone             
  • 702 suits medium complexions with a warm undertone
  • 703 suits medium complexions with a cool undertone
  • 704 suits medium complexions with a neutral undertone
  • 705 suits darker complexions with a warm undertone
  • 706 suits dark complexions with a neutral undertone
  • 710-712 are from the Ethnic Collection for super fair complexions:
  • 710 suits super fair complexions with a warm undertone
  • 711 suits super fair complexions with a neutral undertone. This shade can be used to tone down pink undertones.
  • 712 suits super fair complexions with a yellow undertone that they wish to balance. Especially suited to Asian complexions or to lift super fair sallow skin
  • 713 suits fair complexions with golden or yellow undertones
  • 714 suits medium complexions with golden or yellow undertones

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 natural and minimum 20% of ingredients 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: No, contains Sucrose Palmitate (RSPO palm oil derivative used only).

Size: sample size

Refillable: Yes


* ingredients from Organic Farming.


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  • 4

    Posted by Amelia on 25th Sep 2019

    I very much welcomed the opportunity to purchase different shades to test out and to receive a reasonable size pot of each - I tried 3. As others have said, I would like to see these in non-plastic packaging in the future. The foundation itself is slightly thicker than other brands but goes on well. It provides good coverage, yet still feels light on the skin and I didn't experience any negative reactions with my sensitive skin. It will be interesting to see how this fares in the winter as I did notice it clung to any dry skin. You also can see the texture on your skin by the end of the day. I like the ethos of this brand and am going to finish the rest of the sample but will likely buy the full size product.

  • 3
    Good coverage, dewy and moisturising, some texture at the end of the day

    Posted by Shu-Ling on 13th Jun 2019

    Personal skin type: Oily combination (very oily t-zone)

    713 liquid silk GREAT colour for my Chinese yellow based skin. I've been using my sample for the liquid silk and mineral powder Zao foundations for 1-2 weeks now. Previously I've been using Estee Lauder double wear for a very long time and LOVE their coverage and long lasting hold BUT after seeing how toxic some of their unnatural ingredients are on the 'Think Dirty' app I thought it time to take more care of my skin with 100% natural. Hence trying Zao which I will always compare to Estee Lauder- double wear.

    Zao gives good coverage over my teenage acne scars, its quite sticky to touch once applied with a nice dew look. At the end of the day I do have some texture and build up from Zao (however I do have an oily complexion so bear this in mind, you might be different). Ive found it best to give that Estee Lauder- double wear 'look' by powdering with Zao's mineral powder foundation on top of the silk foundation, which helps matify and set the liquid for the day.

  • 5

    Posted by Natasha on 13th May 2019

    Light and great coverage - will deffo be buying a bigger pot. Love the texture

  • 5
    Great foundation

    Posted by Amy on 23rd Apr 2019

    I loved being able to purchase a sample of Zao foundation. The size is perfect, I've used it twice so far and still lots in there! Great to be able to test the colour before deciding which is right for my skin tone and purchasing a full size foundation.

  • 5
    Lovely foundation

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Mar 2019

    Lovely foundation, well worth getting the sample to find the right colour and you commit to buy the full size.
    @Zao Can we please have samples sent in metal tins instead?
    ZAO comment: We are unsure if 3ml metal tins even exist in wholesale quantities, but will scour the market to see if available.

  • 4
    Zap liquid foundation

    Posted by Kerry King on 26th Feb 2019

    I love this product - I wish the colours were more varied as I am having to mix my own colours. I am currently using 711 and 713 to get what I need. Coverage is great for winter complexion troubles

  • 5
    Great sample size lasted a week

    Posted by Kim Thompson on 8th May 2018

    I love love love this foundation
    I have hyper sensitive skin and this makes my skin look flawless. The sample sizes were great and lasted me over a week so i could really see if it suited my skin.

  • 4
    Good liquid foundation

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Apr 2018

    I ordered two different shades: 712, Pinky Light, and 710, Very Light Peach, to try on my skin. The Pinky Light needed a lot of blending - it is very pink! - whereas the Very Light Peach was a closer match, although I have cool undertones. It is a good liquid foundation but left my skin a bit too shiny for my liking, so I have gone with the compact foundation instead. I'd still recommend this for its quality.

  • 5
    Liquid silk foundation

    Posted by Kerry on 5th Apr 2018

    This is a GREAT product... I prefer a light (and not thick) cream but that provides good coverage and this is it. Getting the right shade is always tricky when you buy online so the option to get a few samples inexpensively is absolutely excellent sustainer service. I think I’ve found my colour but I’m going to experiment with a shade lighter just to see - at £1.50 with free delivery I have nothing to lose. The coverage is great; blemishes and imperfect skin just vanished. I shall be buying the full size for sure!