Chambor Orosa Skin Fusion Foundation – Review
Price : Rs 1495 for 25 ml
Chambor launched a 4 piece capsule collection called Orosa a few months back and I just received the foundation, shadow stick and lipstick for review last week. The first product I dived into was the foundation which I had been very curious about. The packaging and look of the products is gorgeous and the rose gold metallic finish gives this collection a very luxurious, high end feel.
The foundation comes in a slim frosted glass bottle with a dropper mechanism. While this kind of packaging is being favoured by several high end brands for new age serum-like foundations, I found is to be slightly cumbersome as the dropper was very wobbly. Its quite possible that I had a defective piece. The foundation has a very thin, runny texture and it has a very smooth feel due to the high percentage of silicones in the formula. Its blends very easily into the skin on this account and settles down to a luminous matte finish and has a slightly powdery feel (doesn’t look powdery though) because of the presence of talc. Despite the matte finish, and the formula doesn’t catch on to any areas of dryness and gives a very natural, skin-like finish. I would still recommend prepping your skin well with moisturiser if you have dry skin because this is a matte foundation after all. The coverage is quite sheer – just enough to even things out a little but for areas of hyper pigmentation and spots etc, you would need to go in with a concealer. It is suitable for everyday wear and for people who prefer a light-medium coverage base.
Because this blends down to a matte finish, I use just a smidgen of powder in my oil-prone areas and avoid powdering the whole face. This keeps my face shine-free for about 3.5-4 hours after which I need to blot my nose and inner cheeks. I have been testing the foundation for 10-12 hours in each application and I find the wear to be quite good for around 7-8 hours after which there is some fading but it doesn’t vanish from the skin, even 12 hours after application. With an oily T-zone like mine, I need to blot/powder every 4 hours or so which is not bad at all. The foundation does not oxidise or darken on my skin after application. The foundation has SPF 15 so it offers some protection against UVB rays but you still need a broad spectrum sunscreen underneath if you’re out in the day.
Overall, I think this is a great long wearing foundation for ladies who prefer something sheer and light weight. It holds up well on oily skin and will easily last you through a full work day. While I do like the formula, I wish the scent was a little milder and the wobbly dropper doesn’t win any points either (though that may just a product defect in my case). The Orosa foundation comes in 4 shades and I picked 302 which the second deepest shade in the range (for reference, this shade is very close to MAC NC42). Its a bit dark for me but the sheer coverage makes it forgiving. At Rs 1495 for 25 ml, this is not an inexpensive foundation but if you’re on the lookout for a long wearing, lightweight foundation for the summer, you should consider giving this a try!
Rating : 4/5
I’m wearing the Chambor Orosa Foundation in shade 302 below (with some concealer under the eyes) –
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