I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when it comes to drugstore foundation I have a difficult time finding a high quality formula that gives me professional, flawless results and an adequate color match so when I received the new BetterSkin Foundation from Maybelline I didn’t get my hopes up. Not only didn’t this terrific foundation exceed my expectations but it is actually comparable to some of my high-end formulas making it a fantastic choice for women who don’t want to shell out big bucks for great makeup.
“Better Skin” refers to the foundation’s ability to improve your complexion with the infusion of a unique, breakthrough antioxidant. It is also formulated to reduce the look of spots, bumps, blemishes and dark circles in just three weeks! Since I often travel long distances in my makeup and I never leave home without a full-face of foundation a skin enhancing complex is right up my alley!
This foundation will be available in 12 shades when it hits shelves this month which is not a large variety but I did manage to find the perfect hue- 90 Warm Honey. I always recommend swatching before you buy but the new SuperStay formula has great buildable coverage! You can blend lightly for a subtle effect or layer it a bit heavier for full-coverage blemish concealing power depending on your preference. The texture is of medium thickness- (not too heavy yet not thin or liquidy) which makes it great for camouflaging redness, darkness and problem areas while staying in place.
I also like that I don’t have to use very much product to get the job done or improve the texture and tone of my skin. The finish is also quite matte and oil-free preventing the build-up of excess grease and that slick, sweaty look. Surprisingly compared to my high-end foundation there isn’t a huge difference in terms of overall finish and the Better Skin Foundation retails for just $14.99!
90 Warm Honey
The creamy consistency is easy to blend, lasts all day and produces a beautiful, flawless effect with my Stipple brush or Beauty Blender. This is the first drugstore foundation that has impressed me and actually produced the results I desire without looking cakey, grey or too sheer which makes it a fantastic buy! It also contains SPF 15 for some UV protection and it doesn’t oxidize as you go about your day.
The BetterSkin innovative formula will also be available in a liquid concealer + corrector in 6 shades. It has a lip gloss-like applicator so you can dab it directly onto problem areas and blend. The formula helps blur the appearance of blemishes and dark circles but if you require more coverage to really fade those problem areas then you can layer or swipe heavier like I do. I didn’t notice any major color correcting benefits so my dark circles did show through a bit but it does help conceal the darkness considerably. If you use the foundation on top or underneath the concealer you may be able to achieve better results or start with another corrector first. I have been using this product quite frequently and I am definitely a fan of the matte-satin finish and creamy texture.
You can find Maybelline at most major drugstores.
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