Color Studio Professional Pro Luminous Foundation [Review&Swatches]

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Pro Luminous Foundation was another great addition to their makeup range I believe. I have been waiting for so long to do a blog post on these. Lets see how they impress me. 



About Color Studio Pro :

For makeup addicts, it’s all about Colors, individuality, new looks exploration and aspiration.
For makeup artists, it’s all about the Studio, catwalk, trendsetting and fashion.
And for us, it’s all about Making Fabulous Colors, Textures and Application systems.
We have introduced High Performance Makeup products for makeup artists and addicts to empower them with confidence and to give them access to finest quality with affordability and we are fully committed to revolutionize the world with our core beliefs. Because it’s all about bringing Beauty & Color into the lives of people around the world.
Color Studio Professional is a trendy new brand in the world of make up growing quickly around the world through smart online retailing and retail partnerships, store developments around the world.
The company Color Studio LLC is located in Delaware, USA and is an independent Beauty brand with regional operations in Middle East, South East Asia.

About Color Studio Pro Luminous Foundation :

Achieve a flawless medium to full coverage perfect for daytime or evening wear. The hydrating foundation enhances the key signs of healthy skin for a radiant appearance. With a built-in moisturizer  protect your skin while getting an even-toned and luminous finish. A well moisturized skin allows blushes and highlighters to blend into the skin evenly, leaving you with naturally glowing skin.

The benefit of SPF 15, the Pro Luminous Foundation provides effective protection from sun damaged and photo aging. With the Pro Luminous Foundation achieve flawless look with multipurpose benefit all in one bottle .

Available in 4 shades in 30ml bottle .

My Verdict :

 I received two shades; Natural Skin and Asian Beige.




My match in the range is Natural Skin it has neutral undertones . With that I should indicate this too the numbering on the foundation is major flaw. If any beginner going into store and would look into foundation I am sure they would go by the number series rather shades name. 

Shade 101 is Asian Beige and this is the darkest shade of all and has pink undertones .

Shade 102 is Soft Beige is the palest shade for very pale to fair skin tones and had pink undertones.


Shade 103 is Ivory is 2nd palest shade and would go best for fair to medium skin tones and has neutral undertones

Shade 104 is Natural Skin and would go for medium skin tones and has neutral undertones 





From the description I read I was bit skeptical and was convinced that its not going to suit my super oily skin. I am not a huge luminous look lover but on the other end I do sometimes give attention to highlighting. When I came across this foundation I assume that it has built in moisturizer and I was thinking this is going to sit on my makeup table like forever since I have very oily skin and I had no idea to what extent moisturizing would it be cause as I kept on traveling and most the time of the year I live in Dubai (famous for its super hot weather) and even in Pakistan weather is hot and humid for like 8-9 months and we barely have winters for 2 or may be 3 months so if I was thinking that I am going to shine in next 2-3 hours was so natural for me thought its luminous effect is just incredible without making my face stick-y and I have to confess this foundation changed my thoughts and actually I was really happy that i give it a go at least. 



The Pro Luminous Foundation packaging reminds me of those typical drugstore foundation who comes with a nozzle contain 30 ml product . The foundation has a thin runny consistency so I prefer apply it either with my blending wedges or with my EcoTools Buff Kabuki or Conceal Brush , I just need to squeeze out a pea-sized amount on the brush or my blending wedge if you want sheer coverage and I began to buff and blend it bit by bit and it blends like a dream and applied smoothly on skin. You can build up your coverage from sheer to medium by applying 2nd or 3rd layer but its not going to give you a full coverage as it is doesn't conceal blemishes,marks or spots completely. I personally don't like to apply layers and layers of foundation to get full coverage cause the result I was going to have was cakey face which I really don't like but to my amazed even after 3 layers it doesn't get cakey .In my opinion its a perfect daily wear foundation being weightless and to my surprise it doesn't break me out or clog my pores. 

Color Studio Pro Luminous Foundation (L-R 101 Asian Beige , Natural Skin 103) Natural Light
Color Studio Pro Luminous Foundation (L-R 101 Asian Beige , Natural Skin 103) Flash Light

Pro Luminous Foundation gives semi-matte finish yet on dewy side i.e. luminous finish . My skin was radiating whilst wearing this foundation I also noticed that it doesn't smear and it is also transfer proof and doesn't slip off my skin which I really liked. Without setting it with powder it stays there on me for about 3-4 hours and then starts getting fade and setting up with powder it stays there for about 5-6 hours primer underneath which is really one of the pleasing factor for me, however after 4-5 hours when I noticed my T-zone does appear shiny but I can blot it away. If you have normal/dry skin you need to get your face moisturized before wearing it and if you already have oily/combination skin and you are into dewy or semi-matte finish then you going to love it.


Color Studio Pro Luminous Foundation (L-R 101 Asian Beige , Natural Skin 103)
Color Studio Pro Luminous Foundation (L-R 101 Asian Beige , Natural Skin 103)

Overall I'd like to say , I like this foundation and I have been using it for quite a while now and is suitable for all skin types (dry/normal skin need moisturizer underneath for sure else dry patches of their skin going to be obvious).  The shade selection again is not wide as four shades are clearly not enough for all the skin tones we have in Pakistan. So, I am really hoping Color Studio Pro expands their color range soon and bring out some more shades. I'll be scoring little low just cause of this reason mainly.

You Might Like It :
  • You like Semi-Matte finish.
  • You are into sheer-medium coverage.
  • You want easily blend able foundation.
  • You are looking for budget friendly foundation.
  • You are a beginner.
  • You want foundation with SPF.
  • You want light weight/non greasy formula.
  • You are looking for water based foundation.
  • You expecting 5-6 hours wear time.

You Might Not Like It :
  • You can't find your shade.
  • You can't find your under tone.
  • You are not moisturizing your skin.
  • You want full coverage.

My Rating :


3.5/5

Color Studio Professional Pro Luminous Foundation is priced 750 PKR and can be available in all leading super stores across Pakistan. You can also purchase it from Just4girls.pk .


What do you think about it? Have you tried any of Color Studio Pro product yet? 



Disclaimer : This product sent to me for PR and however has not affected my opinion at all I have given my 100% genuine and honest about the product mentioned in the post above . 



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