I am pretty darn enamored with Elizabeth Arden Intervene Foundation SPF 15, and that shouldn't be taken lightly. I am picky, picky, picky about foundation! I tend to want at least medium coverage for my melasma and over pigmented areas, anti-aging benefits, some moisture, SPF, and a formulation that won't settle into my fine lines and wrinkle (the lack of plural is intentional, I am in denial about any other potential wrinkles). Elizabeth Arden delivers, with a great new foundation aimed at aging skin.
I suspected that I would like it even before it arrived based on these items in the description:
Contains anti-aging ingredients
Contains antioxidants (Vitamins C and E)
Micro-mineral pigment technology
100% oil free
Medium to full coverage
My suspicions were correct. When I tried it, I was quite impressed. The foundation feels wonderful. Coverage is as promised--I would rate it at medium or slightly over medium--but there are no issues with it feeling heavy or settling into lines or my one wrinkle. I also found that it blends quite nicely, and the shade, soft shell, works fine with my very pale skin. The makeup also lasts a full day for me with no problems.
I like the inclusion of anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients in foundations and am pleased to see an increasing number of companies starting to include such formulations. Elizabeth Arden's offering is definitely one of the best. I will be using the Intervene foundation for some time.
Elizabeth Arden products are available online and at various department and cosmetics stores.