It’s no fun to rescind a rave review, but today… I’m kinda up against a wall. I’ve updated my Rodial Airbrush Make-Up review to reflect a recent change, but I wanted to publish a follow-up post as well for anyone who’s been thinking about buying it since my original review.
While I still think that the Airbrush Make-Up an excellent (if extremely shade-limited) foundation, its packaging features a major flaw: the threads of the jar become compromised by the oils that naturally separate out of the foundation itself. My jar’s “twist” portion sheared off completely when I went to open it today. Until this problem is fixed, I can’t in good conscience continue to recommend this product.
Photo from today
From the crunching sound that it made when I twisted the lid, I’m guessing that the base of the jar’s threads simply became too brittle with constant exposure to the foundation. So, in the spirit of constructive criticism, here are three suggestions as to how Rodial could fix this problem by repackaging!
- Use glass jars instead of plastic.
- Switch to a thicker-walled, less brittle plastic.
- Switch to a deeper, inkwell-style pot, so the foundation cannot seep into the lid and does not touch its base.