So, of course, I’m going to give you a back story as to what made me pick this foundation up, I don’t know why I feel the need to do this, it just seems to be my thing! Just scroll a bit if you want to get to the review, I’ll let you off 😉
I popped into Boots last week intending to pick up the L’oreal true
match foundation. I’d heard so many great reviews about it. I
actually had the bottle in my hand and was on my way to the till when I
passed by the Maybelline stand and spotted they had released a new
foundation. I took the gamble having heard nothing about it, put back
the L’oreal (I’m not made of money) and grabbed a bottle,
admittedly not taking a great deal of time selecting a shade because I
was double parked (Oops!)
I actually wanted to write up the review the second after I’d applied it
but it would have gone something like this…
ohmyfreakinggodivefoundmyholygraildrugstorefoundation…and so I held
off. So to give you a more cohearent review, and after a week of trying it
out I can officially announce that this is my new drugstore foundation
If you read all of that garbage, thanks! Scrollers you missed a treat!
Ok, so let’s get on with the review…
Liquid foundation/ Glass bottle pump combo
Available in 8 shades
What Maybelline say…
Our foundation improves the look of your skin every time you wear it. Skin looks better today, tomorrow and beyond.
BetterSkin reduces the appearance of dull, blotchy and uneven skin, leaving you with flawless, hydrated, even and glowing skin.
It evens out discoloration and brightens dull areas, providing a healthy looking glow from day to night.
The formula is suitable for sensitive skin, contains no perfume, and is non-comedogenic. It is tested under dermatological control.
On Monday morning I applied this and completely forgot to apply concealer, this never happens! So clearly it really does what it says on the tin in terms of coverage and leaving a seriously flawless, even (semi matte) finish.
I have a normal/dry skin type so if my skin was leaning dry I would probably avoid using this. Although it feels smooth and hydrating I can imagine it caking like buggery on very dry skin. There isn’t a specific time frame regarding length of wear among the claims, the back of the bottle just says ‘all day wear’ which I will back up, I apply this and 8 hours later it still looks flawless without powder.
There isn’t a specific timeframe regarding the length of wear among Maybelline’s claims, the back of the bottle just says ‘all day wear’ which I will back up. I apply this and 8 hours later it still looks flawless without powder.
So there is also the claim of “better skin in 3 weeks.” I can’t comment on that just yet as I am just about to go into my second week. I can’t say I have noticed a difference in the condition of my skin, but I love it so much that I actually don’t really care! If that did happen it would just be a (very) nice bonus.
I have the shade 021 Nude which suits my NC25 skin perfectly.I do have a small amount of gradual tan on at the moment so I’m a tad darker but it seems to adapt and blend well to the change.
Some of you may already know that my favorite foundation of all time is Nars sheer glow. This is the only contender for a NARS SG dupe I have found in the drugstore, from consistency to finish. If I was blindfolded I would be hard pushed to tell the difference between the two.
Can you tell I love it??
Have you tried this out?