I’m going to preface this review by saying that I’m extremely picky when it comes to my foundation. If you’ve read any of my thoughts on previous foundations we’ve tested here at WWW, you’ll know I don’t always go easy. For starters, I have finicky, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, so I have to exercise serious caution when selecting a product I’m going to wear on my face all day.
With the Triclone Skin Tech Foundation, it was love at first swipe. First, I was excited that the formula is completely noncomedogenic—something that’s key to look for if you have acne-prone skin. Second, I was actually incredibly surprised by the coverage it offered given it’s labeled as a medium-coverage foundation. Most medium-coverage foundations offer more of a sheer layer that you have to build up if you want to go full coverage, but that was not the case here. One swipe and my skin looked so flawless—I was shook. I also used way too much at first. A little goes a long way with this formula, which is another huge plus.
After buffing it out with my Monika Blunder Foundation Brush ($38), I was in awe. It blends so seamlessly into the skin and glides all over your face like butter. As a bonus, the formula is also infused with high-performance skincare ingredients like fermented arnica to help reduce redness, even out your skin tone, and protect from environmental stress. It’s also totally weightless—something I appreciate from a foundation when wearing it all day. I’ve tried a lot of foundations in the past year, but I can tell you I’ve only truly loved three of them—including this one. My other favorites include the Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation ($29) and the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick ($48). I loved this formula so much, though, that it’s earned the number one spot in my rotation.
Although I love trying new formulas, once I find something that ticks all the boxes, I’m 100% committed. This foundation does that for me and doesn’t bother my sensitive skin. Previously, I was breaking out a lot after wearing foundation for eight-plus hours, but after wearing this one for a few days in a row all day, that was not the case. And don’t get me started on the rest of the Haus Labs products I tried. To be honest, I’m not sure how I hadn’t tried anything from Gaga’s incredible line before. The bronzer, pigment paint, highlight, and lip oil were equally impressive. They offer a high pigment payoff and also sit so well atop the foundation. I love that these products are so versatile, too. As you can see above, I had so much fun creating this subtle rosy-pink look, and I would totally wear this during the day to the office or at night out to drinks.
Overall, Haus Labs is absolutely one of my new favorite brands. I’ve been a fan of Gaga and her music for years, but I can tell that there was a lot of thought, energy, time, and effort put into the brand’s latest product offerings. She and her team have truly created an impressive and cohesive line of products, and I honestly cannot wait to see what the brand drops next. I’m going to put in my suggestion now. An eye shadow palette, perhaps?