So today I felt like doing more than just a review, especially with a product that’s already everywhere in the beauty blogging sphere. A lot of the negative reviews surrounding this product have to do with it being to drying and I can totally relate to that as I have some days where this foundation just won’t look nice.
So I thought why not review it and also include tips on how to make it work for dry skin since I’ve figure out plenty of ways to make it work which has made me love it all the more.
Review wise, this will be the cliff notes version! It has medium coverage but it’s buildable! It has I’d call a demi matte finish to the face, lasts a decent time on the skin. That being said I am dry/dehydrated in terms of skin type so if you have oily skin, use a primer that will enhance longevity. I like how thin the formula is considering the coverage it gives. It comes in many shades so there’s a 90% you’ll find a match. I reach for it constantly, it feels like a good quality foundation and it doesn’t break the bank too much considering the cost of cosmetics in Australia, it retails for $29.95.
I personally only like to either apply it with a real techniques multi tasking brush or a real techniques miracle complexion sponge, a lot of other stuff don’t blend out the foundation on my skin well.
For you guys with dry skin
Now I want to focus on how anyone with dry/dehydrated skin can make this foundation work. Some of the more negative reviews I have seen surrounding this foundation are things I have dealt with. I do have somewhat of a more love/hate relationship with this foundation when my skin is particularly dry.
1. First off, make sure you exfoliate at least weekly! I use a gentle exfoliator every morning just to make my skin more smooth.
2. Make sure your skincare routine effectively hydrates your skin. If you are using a moisturiser day and night but still find this foundation drying, add in a hydrating serum into your regime before applying moisturiser. A serum will help your moisturiser work better by allowing your skin to retain the moisture from your moisturiser for longer.
3. If you experience flaky skin, add rose hip oil to your night time regime. Rose hip oil is a life saver for me when my dry patches decide to flake, it heals them right up!
4. The final step I find that helps true match foundation not appear drying and cakey on the skin is to use a good hydrating/smoothing primer. This helps it glide on smoother and glide over your dry patches! Some of my favourite primers include Maybelline age rewind primer, Innoxa restore lift and firm primer and E.L.F mineral primer.
Setting sprays are also good to use to help settle down any powdery look to your skin. Mac Fix + hydrates the skin well and also removes any powdery look. You can also spray your foundation brush with it while applying the foundation to help it go on my smoother and hydrate your skin while applying it.
What do you guys think of this foundation? Not a fan? Are you going to try out any of the tips I suggested? Let me know!
See you beauties in the next post!