A few weeks ago I let you all get up close and personal with my pores in my Glamglow review. Today I’m showing you the other problems I have with my skin, and the amazing new foundation I’m using to hide it all.
My skin before I was pregnant with Cordelia was fabulous – sure I had the odd blemish, but it was nothing major. During pregnancy I ended up with hyperpigmentation under my eyes and above my lips – commonly referred to as pregnancy mask (officially known as chloasma or melasma gravidarum – more info here). I had read that it should go away shortly after giving birth… but it’s almost been a year and mine hasn’t, so there’s a chance I’m stuck with it. I also have a lot of scarring all over my chin from post-pregnancy hormonal acne and I am extremely self-conscious about all of it.
Enter Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation. A “Breakthrough liquid foundation texture fuses with skin. A finish so imppecable, yet undetectable.” I have been using Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation forever and I was planning to start buying Givenchy Teint Couture Fluid Foundation when I went back to work, but this has completely changed my mind (and my bank account is grateful that I won’t need $60 foundation).
I was immediately intrigued when I opened the bottle – the applicator is unlike anything I’ve seen. From what I’ve read you are supposed to hold it vertically and let it drop on to your finger, but I just dab it on to my trusty beauty blender and apply that way. The consistency is extremely thin and watery, I didn’t expect any coverage at all… but I had medium coverage right away and I was able to easily build it up where needed without feeling cakey. It stayed on well all day even though it was +30 out with a crazy amount of humidity, though I can’t say how much of that is the foundation and how much is my Hourglass Primer Serum and MAC Fix+. It has SPF 20 in it which is always nice, and retails at $14.99. TLDR – it’s my new favorite foundation.
What is your favorite foundation?
All comments and opinions are honest and my own.