Sunday Riley The Influencer Clean, Long Wear Foundation

Sunday Riley is one of my all time favorite skincare brands. I was beyond excited to learn they are now branching into makeup with the brand new "The Influencer: Clean, Long Wear Foundation." I was fortunate enough to get invited to the Pop-Up Experience in Manhattan, where I also was sent home with the full size product! Read on for my thoughts.

Here is some information about the foundation:

"What it is:
A clean, long-lasting foundation with medium to full coverage—formulated with your skin's health in mind.

Solutions for: Redness, Uneven skin tone, Oiliness

If you want to know more…
The Influencer Clean Longwear Foundation redefines the line between skincare and makeup. It provides clean, natural-looking, long-lasting coverage that doesn’t dry out as the day (or night) goes on, with a satin-matte finish that stays fresh looking even through workouts or humidity. It’s available in 20 perfectly buildable, medium-to-full coverage shades that expertly conceal redness, pores, and dark spots without ever looking cakey. With just one pump, get perfectly even skin with ultra-natural coverage. For fuller coverage and more concealing power that never cracks or creases, layer as needed—without worrying about clogging your pores. No matter what your desired coverage, you are always in control: you still look like you.

Great for all skin types, The Influencer controls oil, but never dehydrates your skin for a fresh, healthy-looking, shine-free complexion. Canadian willowherb, northern truffle extract, and bisabolo give soothing effects, so that even the most sensitive skin looks its best. Pores are instantly minimized for the ultimate smooth canvas. You've trusted Sunday Riley with your skincare, now trust them with your foundation!

What else you need to know:
The Influencer is cruelty-free and formulated without cyclopentasiloxane, synthetic fragrance, talc, and gluten. It's perfectly buildable so you can control the level of coverage, from natural-looking, medium coverage to long-wear, all-day and all-night, full coverage.

"We know you can't stand the look of foundation settling into lines or causing creasing or cakiness. I can't stand how most foundations dry out my skin and cause irritation. My goal was to create a skin-friendly foundation that evens out your complexion with easily buildable, natural-looking coverage, for everyone's perfect finish: whether you battle sensitivity, uneven tone, redness, texture, dark spots, or blemishes . My mantra is the final step in a great skincare regimen is a clean, lightweight, long-wear foundation."—Sunday Rile

The event looked super awesome! The brand did such an amazing job setting everything up. The night I went was for bloggers, editors and also an open invite to those who get the Influenster box. Unfortunately for me, I get very bad anxiety in big crowds and it was packed. Sadly, I didn't stay long at all due to this, but while I was there I had a fantastic time! I had the chance to chat with the beautiful Sunday Riley herself, who was absolutely sweet as can be! There were so many awesome photo ops I would have loved to do, the one I did get to pose with was this giant rubber duckie!!

As part of the event, we were supposed to get shade matched for the new foundation. Due to the crowds and me being way too overwhelmed, I didn't actually do so, but while I was talking to Ms. Riley earlier she guessed my shade and I went with that! She was spot on because the shade I received works so well for me!

I wear shade 130 which is for fair skin with golden undertones.

One thing I want to point out that the packaging notes that this formula is Cyclopentasiloxane free. It is, but it does contain other silicones. Sometimes certain silicones can cause me to immediately break out, but I am glad that has not been the case with The Influencer. Additionally, the foundation is also Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Talc Free and Synthetic Fragrance Free.

I love that the foundation comes in a pump component. If you are regular blog reader of mine (thank you!) that won't be of any surprise. Pumps just make application easy! The brand says that the coverage is medium to full, and I agree. I like using 2 full pumps and stippling into my face with a kabuki brush to apply. It covers almost everything, but I still need to go in with concealer on my super dark circles. That doesn't bother me because I never found a foundation that I felt comfortable using alone without concealer on those pesky circles of mine. "The Influencer" feels so lightweight and like nothing on my skin. It has a natural matte, but not completely flat matte finish. I have shine prone, combination skin so I ALWAYS need to use finishing powder. The first time I used this, I almost forgot to apply my powder. That never happens. Since I do get shiny so easy, I do prefer using this with a powder on top. If you are not shine prone though, you may even be able to skip the powder.

This foundation became one with my skin. It looked nice when I first applied, but after about twenty to thirty minutes, it looks even better!! It was like my own skin, but the tone and color was more even and radiant. Very natural looking and no cakiness at all. I like that this foundation didn't settle into my fine lines, not even my pesky smile lines that have been bothering me like crazy lately since EVERYTHING seems to like to settle into them. The foundation wore beautifully all day for me.

The below pictures were taken near a window and natural light.
No ring light, flash or digital alterations have been done.

No Makeup


 Just the Influencer Shade 130 on top of clear primer
(plus mascara and brows, obviously)

Concealer, Powder, Contour and Blush on top of The Influencer

Video Review:

Overall, I think The Influencer Clean, Long Wearing Foundation is a fantastic foundation formula by Sunday Riley, and one that I am happy to now have in my complexion wardrobe. 

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