Review: Yardley even complexion foundation and pressed powder

Foundation art! This is as artsy is it gets though.. From top to bottom: Sand beige, Medium beige, Natural, Mahogany, Caramel fudge, Caramel, Almond and Hazel 

Yardley Even Complexion foundation (R189,95) combines skincare benefits into a complexion perfecting foundation.



  • To reduce the appearance of dark spots.
  • Evens out the skin tone,
  • Leaves skin looking radiant day after day.
  • Contains SPF 20
  • Best suited for dry, oily combination skin
  • Matte finishing foundation
  • Moderate to high coverage
  • Fragrance free

Available in 8 shades: Almond, Caramel, Caramel Fudge, Hazel, Mahogany, Medium Beige, Natural and Sand Beige.


I’ve always been a fan of Yardley foundations.  In my opinion they make the best drug store foundations. The formula provides medium semi matte coverage but still serving up a healthy glow (the dream), that is buildable and works really well if you have pigmentation marks that you want to conceal, or even if you suffer with redness and rosacea. A trick to covering problem areas is to focus on dabbing extra foundation on those spots, letting it sit for a bit and then blending it in. I would say it is appropriate for all skin types. Lasts all day. Packaging wise it is a win it comes in a glass pump bottle an upgrade from the previous plastic bottle. Scent wise it does not have a strong smell so it is perfect for hypo allergenic skin types. Colour range is great and I imagine it can cater for all skin type. It is light weight and you barely notice it is on your skin.

Yardley Even Complexion Powder creates the ultimate refined finish. The lightweight formula, enriched with Porcelain Flower Extract and Vitamin E, blends effortlessly for a smooth, even and radiant glow.


For best results, use in combination with Even Complexion Foundation.

  • Contains SPF 20
  • Helps protect against sun damage
  • Medium to heavy coverage
  • Buildable cover to create a perfect smooth matte finish
  • Contains oil absorbing powders

Available in 6 shades: Caramelised, Caramel Fudge, Mahogany, Translucent and Walnut.


For those who like a bit of a setting and a matter finish you lightly brush this over your face lightly to set, and mattify you foundation. This is also a dream powder it is really fine and silky and does not dry out your skin. The darker shades can double up nicely as a natural bronzer. Compact comes with a nifty hidden compartment that houses a mirror and application sponge.




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