What if I told you that I’ve never tried anything from One/Size? As a beauty director, that’s hard for me to admit. Aside from the fact that there are barely enough hours in the day to get through all the products that land in front of me, I am fairly picky when it comes to my face makeup. Some formulas are too drying. Some are too matte. Some are even too oily or pill right off my face, and others are just too heavy. So generally, I stay in my comfort zone (natural, lightweight formulas) and use my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($48), which has been by my side since high school. (I’m already being vulnerable right now, so I’m not going to share how many years ago that was, but let’s just say it’s more than I can count on my fingers!)
So I think that’s why the Turn Up the Base Beauty Blur Balm Foundation ($33) grabbed my attention. It’s a “triple threat” against skin texture, meaning the formula blurs texture, balances oil, and boosts hydration. It’s made with white-rose stem cells, which blur skin, create a petal-soft texture, and help control oil throughout the day. It also uses skin-like treated pigments to morph into skin texture for a natural finish. Plus, the avocado and mango butter help hydrate and nourish the skin. It sounds pretty perfect on paper, doesn’t it? But I knew that wasn’t just for me to decide, so I wrangled five of my fellow editors to put it to the test, and we have mixed feelings! Keep scrolling to see our before-and-after photos and honest reviews of the new foundation.