Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics Long-Wear Liquid Foundation: Review, Swatch, FOTD

Choosing the right foundation remains a challenge to most of us. For one, finding the exact shade is tricky as swatches online are not as reliable. Second, even if you shop in-store, the variety (or lack thereof) presents a problem if you’re in between shades (oftentimes a case for me). Third, skin type matters (I used to have oily skin, now it’s combination). Fourth, coverage speaks (sheer, medium, full). This endless hunt allows me to experiment brand after brand so for today’s post, let me introduce you to Osmosis Colour Long-Wear Liquid Foundation. I received two shades, Olive and Golden Light. Scroll down for full details, swatches, and FOTD.

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Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics Long-Wear Liquid Foundation, Review, Swatch

Vegan and gluten-free, this foundation contains goji berry, purported to be anti-aging so if you have dry and/or maturing skin, this is certainly music to your ears. Available in eight shades, this product delivers medium to full coverage. It has semi-dewy finish with commendable seven-hour wear time. It retails for $45 (1.2 fl oz/ 36 ml).

From the brand: “After each use, skin will look natural, luminous and lifted. What makes it so is the (lycium barbarum fruit extract) as it is a powerful antioxidant and skin conditioning agent. Goji berry extract includes amino acids and proteins to aid skin cells in regenerating. These orange-red berries, also referred to as wolfberries, are considered by some to be a veritable fountain of youth.”

Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics Long-Wear Liquid Foundation, Review, Swatch

Golden Light is for fair-skinned with yellow undertone, Olive is for medium with yellow undertone. Against my medium skin tone, I have to mix these two shades to derive a fairly good match. As you can see from the swatches and comparison photos, it does give a dewy finish which becomes extra dewy as the day progresses (given my combination skin). 

Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics Long-Wear Liquid Foundation, Review, Swatch

The bottle is made from glass with pump-type dispenser. There is a slight chemical scent (which is common to most foundations) but trust me, it isn’t overpowering. My preferred way of applying it is with a damp beauty sponge. Since the intended finish is semi-dewy, don’t set it with powder unless you are used to dusting your face with it. Here’s my half-half rendition for your better appreciation.

Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics Long-Wear Liquid Foundation, Review, Swatch

With a little bit of Tom Ford bronzer and blush, and a dash of Anastasia liquid lipstick (Crush), I am ready to go!

Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics Long-Wear Liquid Foundation, Review, Swatch

You can buy this foundation direct from Osmosis, Dermstore, select spas and clinics nationwide.



  1. May 3, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    I loved the Osmosis products I tried, and their mascara remains my favorite. The foundation looks beautiful on you!

  2. May 3, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    I'm not a foundation user but these sound lovely!

  3. May 3, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Olive would suit me to a t because I am very yellow-toned.

  4. May 3, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I am test driving this week and love so far!

  5. May 4, 2016 / 1:20 am

    This brand is tricky to get here, due to shipping constraints, but this sounds like a really nice foundation.

  6. May 4, 2016 / 2:19 am

    The foundation looks good. Nice and natural.

  7. May 4, 2016 / 3:12 am

    I had a hard time picking a shade and I'm usually easy. But that's my only complaint about this foundation. It looks lovely on you.

  8. May 4, 2016 / 4:13 am

    I am curious about those foundations – the finish looks absolutely fabulous on your skin!

  9. May 5, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I'm not much of a liquid foundation person – but I really need to check this brand out! I hear such amazing things!

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