I'm a sucker for Maybelline foundations. I think I've tried almost all of them, so when this one came out I knew I had to try it. Here are my thoughts about it after 2 weeks of use.
One of my favorite features of this is the size, it's small and convenient and you can apply it with your fingers. I'm not a fan of using my fingers to apply makeup, but it's fine when your in a hurry. For a stick foundation, this bends pretty easily which I wasn't expecting. It dries fast though, so you literally have mere seconds to hurry and blend it in. Because if this I don't think it would be suitable for dry skin. Also, the coverage of this is light to medium. You may be able to build it a bit, but I don't think you can expect much more than medium coverage. Lasting power is maybe 5 hours at best. I did't use a powder to set it though because when I'm done applying it my face feels matte to the touch. I only set foundations that feel more wet/dewy. I think if you apply a loose setting powder you may be able to get an extra 2 hours out of this. Keep in mind, I have combo skin so I'm only a bit oily in the T-zone. I've heard people say this makeup doesn't work well on oily skin.
The middle of the stick contains a shine-free core, which is supposed to help give you a matte finish. The results after I apply it is definitely matte, it's just that it doesn't stay that way for too long. Overall, I do like this foundation. I think it's good for the summer time as long as you set it with a loose powder, but don't think it would work well in the winter when my skin is dryer. It would emphasize the dry spots. Also, I think this foundation is easier to apply if you apply a light moisturizer first, it helps it go on and blend easier.
This is right after apply the makeup. No setting powder, just blush and lip balm. I'm really impressed with the color match. If you follow my blog, you'll know that I ALWAYS have to mix my liquid foundations to get the color just right. The color of this was perfect for me straight out the tube. My color in this is 220 Natural beige. For comparison, I'm NC35 in MAC studio fix+
Have any of you tried this foundation? What do you think of it and what is your current favorite?
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