In need of a matte foundation?
I am, my skin is in freak out mode. With the weather turning from hot to cold, I’m oily one second and dry the next.
This week in particular was a good time to test out the new Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup since I got a new brush head for my Clarisonic and it seems I have to break it out because my skin is going all oily after using it for the past few days.
Take a look!
I typically navigate to cream foundations, they are my formula of choice so of course the new Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation instantly captured my attention.
Let’s have a look!
I feel like I have the oddest skin tone. I imagine it isn’t as dramatic as I think but sometimes it seems like I can never find the perfect shade of foundation. The skin on my body is darker than that on my face which is one freaky aspect. I consider myself medium fair with golden undertones which kinda stinks because when I hit up a counter they automatically start trying to match me up with a shade of beige-y orange foundation that simply looks awful on me.
I am absolutely in love with Estee Lauder for having a cool neutral shade that fits me! Thank the makeup gods, they are singing, here them?
The Maybelline Pure BB Mineral Collection is kinda old news in Japan. Its never been released in the US but it did make it’s way across much of Asia upon release.
It happens to be one of those products that throws around “BB” in the title to garner attention but really that’s not a reference to the formula being a BB Cream. I notice the words BB Cream and BB seem to float around a lot when it comes to foundation and base products.
Japan typically releases new products prior to us with different names. For example, our new Bouncy Dream Blushes are called Jello Glow in Japan. I’m mentioning this because I was curious if we might see this BB Mousse pop up here in the US at some point. We sorta have in the form of Maybelline’s new foaming foundation but…packaging is different as well as formula slightly.
I find Maybelline products exceed quality in terms of pigmentation and formula in Japan versus much of the catalog products we have here in the US market so I expected Pure BB Mineral BB Mousse to be something I rejoiced in but sadly it didn’t quite happen that way.
I wanna tell you that Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation changed my life. That it’s the most amazing foundation I’ve ever used, that it’s HG (holy grail)….
But that’s sadly not the case. The concept and idea are unique and interesting but it has quirks, lots of ’em.