In the world of foundations, Ardency Inn Americana is unique. It comes in a small bottle and the formula is not as liquid-y as most regular medium to full coverage ones. If I had to summarize it in one word, I would say this is the foundation where little takes you a very looooong way. I tried this on a couple of different occasions and the results were impressive.
When I applied Ardency Inn I made sure I had ample moisture on before. I started by prepping my oily areas with matte primer, in this photo I had Bodyography Veil Foundation primer on. Ardency Inn foundation is a product that works well for oily skin types, if you are combination dry or dry patchy, I would not use this without mixing in moisturizer or a primer. Also, I need to mention it was probably close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and humid so I used a very small amount to even out my skin. What I liked the most of Ardency Inn Americana in Medium Golden was how well it matched my skin tone and the coverage of darkness and circles while maintaining a “bare skin” look/ finish.
My opinion? I would say for a medium to high range foundation Ardency Inn Americana is great and worth splurging for. If you don’t use foundation everyday but want to have something for those days that you do, this is a super formula I’d suggest. Moreover, if you don’t need much concealer, Ardency Inn Americana will take care of covering and concealing well, better than most foundations or mixed with concealer if you have more coverage and concealing needs. Durability? My face held up well and looked amazing for a long time.
Ardency Inn is available at Sephora and retails for $38
**This product was given to me for editorial consideration, all opinions are my own