A Review of James Cooper Compact Cream Foundation

I don’t know if you have heard of James Cooper Cosmetics. The first and only time I heard about this line is when my friend’s acquaintance who is a well-known makeup artist in Cebu, Philippines introduced it to her. He specifically raved about their compact cream foundation from the Jazzy Collection.

When I was back in the Philippines, I kept putting off buying the foundation despite having tried and loved it because i still had a lot of foundations and i knew it was always gonna be there. So, when I was about to leave for the states, I picked one up right away and brought it with me.

Price: Php 495.00

Bought where:  Cebu, Philippines (Watsons, Parkmall)

Also available at: Manila, Philippines (Watsons, SM City Manila)

Foundation type: cream foundation

Foundation shade: CF-01 to CF-05 (If I remember correctly)

Good for what skin types: Dry, combination, and oily (with primer & setting spray)

PACKAGING:

 

size: 2 inch diameter

weight: 20 g or 0.70 oz

It comes in a screw-cap container that is very durable and light-weight. It’s easy to carry around and very convenient for packing. I find that it’s a great size for a foundation since most are either to long, big, or bulky.

CONSISTENCY OF THE PRODUCT:

For 20 g this product has a lot to offer! It’s a very thick creamy foundation that gives justice to the saying “a little goes a long way”

When stored at room temperature depending on the location, the consistency will vary. If the area is too humid and hot, it becomes a lot more soft and liquid in consistency, while in cool temperatures, it hardens, therefore, you need to warm it up on your hands before applying.

COLOR RANGE & COVERAGE:

If I remember correctly, they have shades CF-01 to CF-05, and the shades get darker. I’m in between CF-01 and CF-02, but having to mix the two all the time was too much of a hassle for me. I would say that their color range is a bit limited to Asian skin tones. I say this because their products are warm and yellow toned. The lightest shade which is CF-01 isn’t necessarily pink-toned, it’s just really light.

As for coverage, it has medium to full coverage, depending on the amount of product you apply. But, i suggest you avoid packing this on because it will look very heavy on the face. Applying concealer on stubborn areas will most definitely be preferable.

OVERALL FINISH:

Aside from removing my very distracting pimples, I have not altered anything in this picture with regards to the finish of the foundation. As you can see, it has an obvious finish, depending on your skin type. I do not have perfect skin and I do not have a smooth face surface, that is why, it doesn’t look as flawless. But overall, the finish is amazing. it has a natural glow to it that gives it a very “porcelain look”

I personally think that it’s great for photo shoots or events where you need great coverage for pictures.

FOR OILY SKIN TYPES:

I have oily skin and dealing with cream foundations can be quite tricky. All I can say is that you need a great primer and a setting spray to make sure that you’ll stay shine free the whole day.

The great thing about this product, as compared to matifying foundations is that it has a very subtle and flattering dewy finish to the face, so you won’t look very dull and it saves you a lot of time from highlighting.

That’s it for my review of this product, I hope I was thorough enough. For a demonstration on how I apply this foundation on myself, check out my video. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or email. I will try to get back at you as soon as I can.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I will see you in my next post!

 



  1. Rae (Reply) on Sunday 4, 2012

    Cool, we have the same foundation brush and the same foundation. Only mine is CF-03. I can relate to you on the skin texture bit. The foundation is good, it’s just that my skin’s surface is not smooth. Even then, it gives a natural finish and I kinda like that it still shows my skin texture and it doesn’t settle on lines.

    Great review. Anyway, I’ve seen a CF-06 of this. But it’s not common.

  2. iman hadiya (Reply) on Sunday 4, 2012

    where can i buy that jazzy cream foundation tru online matagal na akong naghahanap nyan and howmuch