Essential Foundation3 reviews
“I really have tried them all, and this one is the one I always reach for!”
Sappho New Paradigm Essential Foundation is a must-have for any beauty lover’s makeup kit. Made with aloe vera for light moisturization, this foundation has a weightless feel on skin and creates a flawless, glowing appearance. Rooibos and green tea lend a sense of protection against environmental damage and premature aging, carrot seed oil diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and frankincense makes skin look clear and balanced. The buildable formula allows for light to medium coverage and feels super luxurious on skin. Available in a wide range of shades to suit all skin tones.
HOW TO USE ITApply foundation over Primer to maintain a look of impeccable coverage. Smooth evenly over face and neck with Sappho Foundation Brush for an ultra-refined appearance. Follow with setting powder if desired.
Aloe, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Green Tea, Jojoba, Tea TreeFull Ingredient List
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ethyl Alcohol (Organic)*, Aspalathus Linearis (Organic Rooibos) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter*, Saccharomyces/Agave Tequiliana Leaf Ferment*, Filtrate Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil*, Xantham Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Cedrus Deodora (Himalayan Cedarwood) Oil*, Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Oil*, Cistus Ladaniferus Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Oil*, Tocopherol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*, Jojoba Esters, Matricaria Chamomilla (Chamomile) Oil*
May Contain: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, CI77491, CI77499, CI77493 * Certified Organic Ingredients. Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Oil, Tocopherol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*, Jojoba Esters, Matricaria Chamomilla (Chamomile) Oil* May Contain:Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, CI77491, CI77499, CI77493 *Organic
PFAS Tested: Undetected <10 ppm organic fluorine
ABOUT THIS BRANDAs a celebrity makeup artist, it wasn’t JoAnn Fowler’s intention to create a makeup line. After L-Word actress Mia Kirshner requested paraben-free makeup, Fowler searched for natural options to no avail. Upon researching the negative effects of toxins in makeup, Fowler struggled to find the performance she craved in clean formulas. With a few nudges of support from Kirshner, JoAnn followed the calling to formulate a green makeup line suitable for being on-set and Sappho was born. As head of the makeup department for The L-Word, she had the perfect canvas to test her formulas, and in the end named each of the twelve Sappho foundation shades after the female cast members of the show. Every detail of each Sappho product has been mindfully crafted, from the eco-friendly, biosphere-treated compostable tubes and glass foundation bottles, to the details of the mascara brush and melt-into-your skin formulas. JoAnn quickly proved that performance and luxury doesn’t have to suffer with safe products.
This is my favorite foundation! I apply it with a damp beauty blender and it looks like my skin! I really have tried them all, and this one is the one I always reach for! More people need to know about this amazing product!!!
Thank you so much Katie for this wonderful review. We couldn't agree more. We're so happy you discovered your Hero product / Foundation, and appreciate you sharing your experience with the Beauty Heroes community!
Sappho you are amazing! This foundation is everything. I should have wrote a review on this sooner. Essential foundation is my goto for daily wear and when I decide to amp my makeup look up. The best part is this makeup covers well but your skin still looks like skin! The finish is more stain and the color selection is great. Beauty Heroes thank you for making this makeup accessible!
Everyone Should Know This!
Sappho, I adore you! I am a makeup enthusiast and on journey of living clean life. I've been searching for many clean foundations before buying one as those are not cheap products. I chose Sappho for their information on undetected < 10 ppm organic fluorine. It is so important to me. When my product arrived, I tried it on my face and it definitely melted on my skin! I applied it with a damp beauty blender. I used it of 6 hours and it was still as beautiful as I applied for the first hour. I would say it is pretty much medium to full coverage if you build it well. As my skin is dry, I mixed the foundation with my Squalane Oil and it made the foundation even better. The shade is amazingly match my undertone and skintone as well. Sappho, I cannot thank you enough for your amazing product and your transparent information. Again, sending my gratitude to Beauty Heroes for making us, the international customers, be able to grab this one.