Review & Swatch: CK One Color Cosmetics 3-in-1 Face Makeup

Calvin Klein has decided to give their makeup line another try by re-launching with CK One Color Cosmetics. I got my hands on a few of the products, and wanted to do a review and swatch for you guys. First on the roster? The CK One 3-in-1 Face Makeup (their foundation).



PRICE: $30.00

AMOUNT OF PRODUCT: 1 fl oz. / 30ml

PACKAGING: The design is sexy and minimalistic. The outside is a plastic housing that is shaped like a pill; which also features a cut-out on the backside, allowing you to see the foundation shade and remaining levels. When you remove the top, there is a pump.

SIZE: About the size of an average bottle of perfume.

CONSISTENCY: It feels to be somewhere between a liquid and a gel. It’s very unique.

SMELL: It has a light, fresh fragrance. It’s not noticeable once on the skin.

INGREDIENTS: Water, cyclopentasiloxane, neopentyl, glycol diethylhexanoate, butylene glycol, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, mica, glycerin, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, peg-10 dimethicone, glycol, aluminum dimyristate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, parfum/fragrance, retinyl palmitate, sodium hyaluronate, tocopheryl acetate, silica, disodium stearoyl glutamate, ascorbyl glucoside, sorbic acid, alaria esculenta extract, tocopherol, bht, may contain: iron oxides.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: authentic. confident. cool.

the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup is a hybrid formula designed to reveal your authentic, real beauty, never hiding it. the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup offers a simplified approach to beauty that is designed for all ages, cultures and genders.

the science behind the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup is what makes the multi-benefits of this product possible. industry leading, japanese triple-treated pigment technology creates a natural look on the skin, while still delivering flawless, even coverage. the distinctive formula synthesizes serum, primer and face makeup into one simple, lightweight liquid. treated pigment technology with amino acid mimics the skin for an effortlessly natural, radiant finish. advance silicone technology provides long wear, formula integrity, and smooth application. microspheric powder creates a smooth, creamy texture and the light diffusing properties result in a soft focus effect on skin to minimize the look of wrinkles.

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the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup blends flawlessly into skin, evening out the skin’s tone without the heavy feeling of traditional foundations. a built-in primer provides shine control and long wear for up to 11 hours. a serum, infused with SPF protection and nourishing vitamins, helps prevent against the damaging effects of UV rays and free radicals. available in 8 different shades, each shade of the ck one 3-in-1 face makeup works on a range of three different skin tones.




The packaging is exquisite. You guys know that I am a sucker for sleek and sexy packaging, and CK One delivers! The design is modern, minimalistic, and sculptural. Get into the “pill” shape.



The packaging does a great job of being travel-friendly. Not only is the pump concealed by a lid, it also has a spin-lock, so that you won’t accidentally dispense foundation if you happen to lose the lid.  The cut-out window on the side of the bottle is a nice touch as well.




The foundation truly is beautiful. It is marketed as a liquid, but I find its texture to be somewhere between a liquid and a soft gel. It’s very smooth and glides across the skin, filling pores and fine lines, as you will see in the close-ups below.




Let’s look at the foundation…

The foundation is available in 8 shades, currently, and CK One claims that each of their shades can work with three skin tones. Now, on with the swatches!

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[ ] Porcelain
[ ] Fair



[ ] Sand
[ ] Bisque



[ ] Tan
[ ] Honey



[ ] Caramel
[ ] Cappuccino



I can’t reveal what project this was from yet, but I wanted you to see how the foundation works in real life. Here are two models that I used the foundation on.


Model #1 Before


Model #1 with 3-in-1 Face Makeup (2 layers) and peach corrector under the eyes. No concealer.


Model #1 in full makeup. (click to enlarge)


Model #2 Before & After (click to enlarge)




I really liked this foundation. I like the fact that it really lives up to its claim of being a “second skin.” They actually don’t even like to refer to this product as a foundation for this reason (which is a little silly to me, but thus is the nature of marketing). I also like how neutral the undertone is. This really gave me flexibility with the shades. Sometimes, foundation can be too yellow or too pink, which poses a problem. This product has a neutral undertone, which allows me to mix in liquid correctors to add in a yellow or pink undertone if I need it. Overall, the foundation held up beautifully for the duration of this job. I didn’t have to do any touchups, not even once. This is a great foundation to have in your kit!

If you would like to purchase the CK One 3-in-1 Face Makeup, click [HERE].