VICE Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation Review

Ganda for all!

All ages, all races, all genders. All kinds of pretty. Every individual in this world, the universe rather, has the desire to look and feel beautiful, and you can achieve that with a little help from VICE Cosmetics. Tbh, I’ve been a really big fan of this brand ever since their chenelyn and kumelavu began because they really make the finest cosmetics accessible to all.

The latest from VICE Cosmetics is the Duo Finish Foundation. There's a shade for every Filipina. I believe, this is what "Ganda For All" truly means.

Kisses Delavin 
The Gandang You na You Duo Finish Foundation launch was highlighted by the appearance of  Kisses Delavin, VICE Cosmetics ambassador who belongs to the Putinamez tribe.

My skin type: DRY
Ideal Use: Dry with sponge
Shade: Tisay

I have fair and practically dry skin, which seems like a combo to keep away from powder. I don't know what it is, but I just have a thing for liquid foundation over powder foundation. Most powders either draw attention towards my dry skin.

What it is: Vice Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation is a collection of soft, dual finish powders that give a flawless airbrushed look from medium to full coverage. Comes in 8 shades to suit every skin tone!

What it does: Oil-control, Buildable & Blurring. It's PETA cruelty-free, paraben-free, has SPF25, US Dermatologist tested & no camera flashback!

How to use: Wet or Dry? Apply to well-moisturized and prepped skin using a damp sponge or a dry powder/foundation brush. Blend well. It blends smoothly with the sponge applicator, but when I tried using it with a dry brush, it spilled a lot of powder all over.

Packaging: The compact comes in a rectangle packaging which has a similar format to the lipstick and cheeks collection with its classy metallic hot pink case and Vice Cosmetics logo on it. It comes with a protective plastic sheet and a built-in mirror. I really like the packaging because it is compact, sturdy and convenient.

It has separate sections for the product and the small applicator sponge. The part which is meant for the sponge applicator has small holes at the back for air circulation and ventilation. This would also help the sponge to breathe and avoid bacteria or fungus.

Finish:  The Vice Duo Finish Foundation doesn’t leave a white cast and gives a matte finish.

Oil control: It will keep you oil-free. So if you have super-oily skin, this is the one for you. BUT if you’re like me who has dry skin, it tends to look a little patchy and clings to dry areas after a while if I use it with a wet sponge. So I suggest you put a LOT of moisturizer if you have dry skin.

Coverage: It provides buildable coverage, so you can have it as sheer or as full as you’d like. With a single swipe, it goes on slightly sheer to light coverage, and I still need to build it up a little on my pimple scars, under the eyes and spots. For an everyday natural effortless powder foundie with a lighter and "fresh lang" look, this is an excellent choice. It works as a base or as a setting powder, too.

Shade range: There are 8 shades, from light to very deep skin tones, that suit most Pinay skin tones. I think they’ve done an excellent job at formulating shades for different skin tones.

Tisay is a Neutral Beige shade for fair skin.
Chesa is a Golden Beige shade for fair skin.
Putinamez is a Warm Neutral shade for light skin.
Kinesa Honey Beige shade for light skin.
Shade ni Vice a Honey Beige shade for medium skin
Moreyna is a Golden Beige shade for medium skin.
So Pinay! is a Golden Tan shade for deep skin.
Flawlesa  bronze tan shade for deep skin.

It's super important to find the right shade for your skin, whether it's cool or warm undertone, but it's not always easy. So here's another tip:

If you're having a hard time looking for your shade, make sure you go to any of their stores and see a Ganda Advisor who can help you find the shade that is perfect for you. Don't be shy to ask, beshie. Cue music. "Wag mahihiyang magtanong...."

Green veins = Cool (yellow or gold undertone)
Blue veins = Warm  (warm shade with pink undertone)

Naturally rosy skin means you have a pink undertone. Most Asians have yellow or a naturally golden undertone.

Cheek test: This is what it looks like when I swatched Tisay and Chesa on my skin. Tisay is a slightly more neutral shade. The next shade down, Chesa, was a little deep and warm for me but it's still very wearable. So yep, I’m just happy to find a shade (Tisay) that matches my skin tone. As for me, it did not oxidize but if you have acidic skin, get a shade lighter than your original shade.

Vice Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation in Tisay vs Bare skin 

I did not use any concealer or primer for base. I put moisturizer because I have extremely dry skin. I’ve added brows (because kilay is layf), and a touch of Vice Phenomenal liquid lipstick in Kumelavu on my lips. It doesn't cover up my dark spots and blemishes in just one swipe. The coverage is at its lightest when I use a dry sponge or brush; medium coverage when I apply it with a wet sponge.

TIP: For best results, apply to the center of your face first, or wherever you want more coverage, then use the foundation brush or sponge to blend to the outer regions of your face. Build it up & layer by using a wet sponge to get a fuller coverage and blurring effect on the skin. That’s exactly what I did, below.

Final thoughts

What I like about the Vice Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation:

It’s cruelty-free, paraben-free, and vegan.
Beautiful and stylish packaging. Travel-friendly.
Can be used dry as well as wet.
It offers just enough coverage without looking too made up, and it has SPF in it, so it'll protect your skin from the sun's harsh rays. Just very natural and "fresh lang" look this summer.
It’s US Dermatologist tested that’s why it’s perfect for everyday wear but won’t give your skin breakouts!
It feels very light and comfortable on the skin.
Lasting power or oil control is impressive. Walang hulas up to 5-6 hours and my T-zone wasn’t as oily as it normally is. It’s the type of foundation you could wear to work and then just blot down the T-zone to extend the lasting power through evening. Ladies with oily skin type will love this.
Makes you look amazing in photos! No camera flashback is real, and I don’t see any of that annoying white cast in my photos, which is great.
It holds up fairly well in our heat (intense besh!) and humidity, and in my case (super dry skin) it does not sink into my pores or lines.
Available in 8 different shades.
With its extensive shade range, cheap price (priced at P245 each) and lightweight formula, what’s not to love?

What I don't like:

Ladies with dry skin may need to moisturize well before applying this product.
I hope they'll come up with a liquid foundation soon.

So ano na, mga momsh? Ganda ka? Own your shade & find your Ganda Tribe na!

You can find the Vice Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation out now at Watsons and SM Department Store. You can also get it at their flagship store in @ilovemarketmarket , Vice Store at North Edsa, Trinoma, Robinsons Manila, Glorietta 1, Victoria Plaza Davao & SM Cebu! Go visit their website for a hassle free and fresh and pretty lang transaction.

Which shade is your favorite? Share your own "Gandang You na You" experience in the comments!


  1. Kinesa or shade ni vice. Parehas tayo mommy michelle gusto ko rin talaga yung sana magkaliquid foundation sila, Paramg konti nalang talaga mapapabili na ko nito. Hahaahaha ayoko sana magpatukso pero parang gandang ganda ko ultimo sa packaging pero more on liquid foundie talaga ako komportable.

  2. gustong gusto ko tlga ma try yubg vice shades or ung mga liquid wla lng tlga akong budget huhuh sana ma try ko dn😪😍😍😍

  3. Gusto ko po yung moreyna momshie michelle.. hoping po na ma try ko ito... thanks 😘😘😘

  4. Super Bet ko po Yan Momshie Michelle . Tisay lang po Sapat na. Thanks for the review Ms Michelle ��❤️��hoping to win ������

  5. Wow Momshie gustong gusto ko ito mahilig po ako sa foundation at Tisay Shade ako i think hehe super love it sana masubukan ko po may SPF25 pa at paraben free safe to use 😍

  6. Ang ganda po ng blending. Kahit ano shade po. I love to explore po talaga minsan ano bagay sa akin po.

  7. gusto ko try ang kinesa but gandang Moreyna ang stand out sa akin. Thanks for a great tips to choose a right shade.

  8. Wow i love to try this mommy michelle.Its paraben free kaya naman safe talaga ang skin..

  9. Nice since morena ako bet ko yung moreyna

  10. Moreyna ^_^
    I always see this every time I go to sta Lucia..nang aakit talaga ung stall kasi nag stand out ung pink packaging niya 😍

    Smooth complexion with blurr effect plus long lasting.

    I definitely want this !! ❤️��
    I'm gonna choose in a shade of kineza ��

  12. I have not tried using Vice Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation yet but based from what I read on this review maganda pala talaga sya at perfect sya sa katulad kong oily ang skin type and bukod dun affordable pa ang price nya...Gusto kong subukan ang shade na "Tisay" palagay ko babagay sa aking fair skin...Thank you so much po for this very well detailed article, I became aware about what is Vice Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation...Two thumbs up 👍
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  13. I really would love to try this bukod sa Duo Finish Foundation na cia, SPF25 pa and very affordable din at Hindi mabigat sa budget. Wish ko po din na sana magkaroon ng foundation version para no need ng basain ang sponge para mas maging even ang application 😊

  14. Ang gaganda, parang gusto ko matry sila lahat hehe

  15. So love this brand and im a huge fan of VICE GANDA!
    !! Unkabogable lahat!

  16. I am fan of Vice Ganda!. Looks like pretty foundation!

  17. woooah bet ko to i do love foundation and the brand itself

  18. I want mahilig po ako sa Duo Finish foundation at mukang TISAY shade po ako ganda ng kulay ng compact fuschia pink love it 😍👍
    Fb Queenie Mance

  19. Wow! I want to try this Momsh. Before, gumagamit talaga ako ng foundation but na stop un dahil hindi siguro match ung skin ko with the product. But now I found out in your blog na safe ang Vice Cosmetics. In fact, di pa ako naka try momsh gumamit ng Vice Cosmetics product but siguro panahon na para itry ko naman ito. Ahihi. I really love the reviews. Duo Finish Foundation at available siya sa 8 shades kaya't makakapili tlaga nung bagay sa skin natin.I would love to try the CHESA shade. 😊 For sure, I will be more chesa-look nito. 😊 Plus, may SPF na din siya. So perfect talaga this summer! Can't wait for this momshy! 😊😉

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  20. ganda namn, rooting for moreyna or so pinay ❤️ iba si vice level up na 👏


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