Tried & Tested: Wardah Lightening Two Way Cake

Do you wear Two Way Cake or Powder Foundation? Among all foundation formulas available out there, this is actually the least of my favorite. Like I’ve mentioned in other posts, I’m not a fan of powder foundations because the texture tends to be heavy and even though some provide great coverage, they tend to look too opaque. It’s hard to create a complexion which looks like real skin and luminous with powder foundation because the finish is…well, powdery. Some hideous powder foundation I’ve tried even look chalky and when I sweat, they’d start cracking or peeling. Very unattractive.

However, I noticed that now powder foundations come in better formula. I am currently using 2 and the first one I’m going to review is Wardah Lightening Two Way Cake.

Why lightening? Well it contains licorice extract which is said to help prevent pigmentation and discoloration in our skin. It also has UV protection, though unfortunately the number of SPF is not clearly indicated in the product information or packaging.

The formula of this product is actually quite light. I think it’s more of a powder, with high coverage, than foundations. It is able to cover my redness and even out my skin tone when I use it but it doesn’t feel heavy or doesn’t look too chalky at all. I especially love using this product with a flat top brush instead of the sponge it came with because I can control the amount of product I use better with brush.

I made a video about Wardah Lightening Two Way Cake. Please watch to find out more about this product.

I forgot to add in the video that the lasting power is not too bad. If I don’t go out and stay in the office, I sometimes don’t even have to touch up at all. But when I have to run around from one event to another, of course some touch ups are necessary (though usually, on that kind of days I don’t wear powder foundations). I also put this two way cake in my makeup box which I leave in the office for emergency situations. I have to admit, I can get lazy sometimes and show up to work with no makeup at all. And when a guest suddenly showed up in the office (which happens a lot because our office is open for our members to drop by anytime they want) or when the girls in the office have an impromptu photo shoot, I would do my face very quickly with it. This what’s great with powder foundations, it’s so easy and fast to use, no other foundation formula can beat that.

Wardah Lightening Two Way Cake is available in and retails for Rp 41,000.