I decided to bite the bullet.
I bought me a new foundation! I have been a LOYAL girlfriend to the L’Oreal Infallible foundation, but after hearing so many good things about this new Maybelline foundation, I decided to just take a leap of faith and buy it and try it.
I did hide my Infallible foundation in a drawer so that I wouldn’t hurt its’ feelings (makeup has feelings too, remember?).
This is kinda gonna be a longer post, so let’s just jump into it!
If you want to just see the end result, scroll down to the bottom and you will see what happened. Be fore-warned, this is not gonna end pretty.
First things first, for those of you who don’t know, I have combination-to-oily skin; especially around my nose. My nose breaks down tons of products cause of all the oils, even when I use primers and oil-preventing gels. So when I heard lots of great reviews about this foundation for oily skin, I was PUMPED.
As you guys have seen before, my tired face with just some mascara on:
The consistency of the foundation is pretty thick, it feels like whipped cream. To be honest, I didn’t really know if this was one of the, “little goes a long way,” foundations so I did a pea-sized amount on the back of my hand. Turns out it is a, “little goes a long way.” This ended up being the perfect amount for my face.
When I apply foundation, I put it on the back of my hand and then take my (clean) fingers and apply it to my face and use a beauty blender to smooth out the lines. I’ve never used a foundation that was more of a whipped formula, so I just decided to stick with my beauty blender as opposed to a brush. I know that Maybelline came out with their own blender to apply this foundation, but I didn’t feel like spending the extra money just for one foundation that I didn’t even know if I was gonna like. Ya feel me?
At first glance when I put it on my cheeks, the foundation was really smooth and easy to apply. I start on one half of my face, I do the other half, and I save my nose for last cause it’s a real pain in my butt. When I was dabbing the foundation on with my beauty blender, I noticed it would leave like, little holes or pockets of my skin showing.
I immediately stopped dabbing and started sweeping the beauty blender on my face.
Once I started sweeping, the foundation looked SO good on my cheeks, very natural and felt light and my skin felt smooth. I then started to work on my nose. I wish I had better quality photos to show you what happened, it isn’t till the end where you get to see some crazy close-up pictures, but bear with me. Also, it didn’t really go on smoothly under my under-eyes. Like, I have a lot of wrinkles and lines on my under-eyes, and this just amplified it more.
As soon as I applied it on my nose and started sweeping and I did do a little dabbing, I could see the foundation just sitting on top of my and accentuating my “wrinkles” on my nose. It actually felt kind of dry, but I was upset that you could see my pores and skin lines. Like, it looked like an above ground picture, miles up in the sky, of a dried out river. I did forget to mention that I did apply primers before-hand. But besides that, the rest of my face looked nice. In the picture you can’t tell, you would only be able to see my nose problems if you were like, a centimeter away from my nose.
As far as coverage goes, I would say it is medium coverage. I wouldn’t recommend building this foundation up because once it sets, I think putting more on would look cakey. I actually had to work today and I was running late, so I finished up the rest of my face and didn’t take that many pictures of my completed face
I noticed that once I set my face with powder, it covered up my nose pores and imperfections and I was like, dang, this foundation looks really nice and natural, I love it.
When I do mascara reviews, I always show you guys how it performs throughout the day, so why not with foundation?
This was at around 5:45, by now my oily skin was in full effect and as I mentioned inthe beginning, you could see my nose lines and pores here.
When I got home, I proceeded to take more pictures:
I was so unhappy with the longevity of the foundation, but what I was more upset about was that I couldn’t really convey into words how terrible foundation actually looked. I usually take pictures with my front camera, but I was like, why not take it with the back camera and just use my mirror as my guide??
WARNING! What you will see next, can be considered as very disturbing. The photos do not flatter me at all and I look digusting. However, these are the only photos that accurately depict what I mean. #doitfortheblog
By the end of the day, I feel like this foundation just did nothing but accentuate my pores and fine lines. You can really see the texture of my skin and that really irritates me, like, I don’t have dry skin, but it looks like I have reptile skin! It also settled into my creases on the outer parts of my nose and my under-eyes. I don’t know if maybe my skin doesn’t like the whipped texture and formula, or maybe my primers aren’t compatible with the foundation (water vs. silicone). All I know, is that this foundation is NOT the one for me. I had such high hopes, but at least I know now.
I know this was a long post, but thank you SOOOO much for checking out my post ad my blog! Please leave me comments on your thoughts on this foundation, I want to know if you have tried it and liked it/hated it!
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