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Yardley Even Complexion and Yardley Loose Translucent Powder Review


Hey Beauties!


Relating to my previous post on the beauty haul I just did, I promised I’d share a separate post on this foundation and translucent powder that I’m over the moon about by the brand Yardley.


I don’t really or I don’t think I’ve ever purchased any makeup from Yardley and the brand hasn’t really stuck out to me whenever I’m at my local pharmacy. In fact how I came about this foundation and powder is because I found a sample of the foundation in a magazine and the powder is part of our makeup kit at work. I will start off with the foundation:


Yardley London Even Complexion Foundation



Yardley Even Complexion Foundation Caramel 30ml is developed with vitamin C and E and helps to treat uneven skin tone, dark spots and pigmentation while providing you with medium to high coverage. Also contains mattifying micro-spheres to help eliminate shine. Added SPF20 protects skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

Contains porcelain flower extract and synerlight for a moisturizing, complexion perfecting foundation. Contains SPF 20 to help protect against the harmful and ageing effects of UV rays. Medium coverage. Dermatologically approved.


30ml/ 1 fl. Oz. Contains a pump, medium coverage. R189.95 (I purchased mine at Dischem for R115 on promotion). Can be purchased at Dischem, Clicks, Edgards and Foschini.



My thoughts:

Like I said I tried the sample of this foundation a couple of weeks ago and didn’t really think much of it that day or read any information about it besides the fact that it contains an SPF of 20, that this helps to even out the skin complexion and it’s new on the market. I applied one pump for my entire face and the formula didn’t seem very thick or too thin or runny. I always use a primer before applying foundations and did so with this. I blended this with a damp beauty sponge as this is my preferred method to apply foundations with. I was surprised at the amount of coverage is gave my skin and the shade matched me pretty well. Before setting my face with powder I noticed it gave the appearance of a satin finish with medium to buildable coverage. I applied one layer to my forehead and neck, and two layers to my nose and apples of my cheeks where I have freckles and it covered it up very well. Once I set my face with the translucent powder I noticed it gave a matte appearance which I don’t mind as my skin did not look completely dull and lifeless, it appeared rather flawless.

I purposely did not touch up at all during the day and I must admit I was completely shocked at how long wearing, flawless and matte my skin still looked at the end of the day. My nose and cheeks remained concealed, it didn’t really settle into my smile lines and this foundation didn’t move, smudge or fade as the day progressed. I’ve worn this foundation about 4 times now and I’ve concluded that I’m in love with it!

I would defiantly recommend this foundation for all skin types especially combination to oily. This was a true winner in my opinion and for the price it competes and performs like a high end foundation.



Yardley London Loose Translucent Powder





Yardley Loose Powder Absolute Translucent helps set your make-up for a beautiful matte finish and controls oils for a shine-free complexion. Its silky formulation contains no irritants and is dermatologically tested.


My thoughts:

I used this powder for the first time at work when I ran late one morning and applied my makeup at work. I applied this powder to set my concealer and face and was surprised at how flawless my skin appeared and how well this set everything. This does provide a matte finish but in my opinion it does not give a flat matte or drying appearance to the skin. It provided a flawless looking appearance. The only concern I have with this is that it claims to be translucent yet it provided a slight, very slight touch of peach. We all know that peachy tones provides brightness and although it did provide just that, I’m not sure how this would look on someone that is very light or pale, and someone with a deep to very dark complexion. Maybe dusting a very light layer of this would work for all skin tones and that’s what its intent purpose is but baking with this powder, not all complexions would be able to. I tried both ways, baking with a damp sponge my under eyes, nose, chin and in between my brows, that’s when I noticed the peach tinge. And I’ve tried dusting a light layer with a brush all over my face and both methods have worked for my skin tone. PS. I do have yellow/ olive undertones with a golden to deep tan complexion.

None the less this is a great setting powder and I’m glad I found a powder that isn’t white as I find that I’m gravitating towards powders that has a peach or yellow tone to suit my complexion more. I would definitely recommend this powder once again for all skin TYPES i.e. dry, combination, oily. It sets foundation and concealer very well, only a light layer is needed to set the face but be careful that too much powder should not be used especially when baking as that can cause the appearance of dry, crepey, dull looking skin. However when you do get a little heavy handed with powders and baking like we do from time to time, refresh your skin with Mac fix+ or a refreshing mist to give some life back into the skin and melt the powders into your face.

Contains 50g/ 1.76 Oz. Can be purchased at Dischem, Clicks, Foschini and Edgards for R149.95.



Have you tried any of Yardly’s makeup? I heard their liquid lipsticks are also something to try…



Thanks for stopping by:)








7 thoughts on “Yardley Even Complexion and Yardley Loose Translucent Powder Review”

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you know now. We have a dedicated stand at our local drugstores selling yardley makeup so I hope you can find it at your area too. Thanks for reading doll 😊


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