This entry will be on the Maybelline Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation.
The long story of my foundation history...
I confess that I am a foundation snob. I have always believed in 'what you pay is what you get' when it comes to bases. I am a sucker for the advanced formulae of high-end foundations that promise a radiant, pore-free and smooth coverage. For a long long time even when I was a poor student, I started out with Body Shop foundation, then I moved on to Chanel (earned some spare cash waitressing), but Dior has always been my all time favourite when it comes to foundations. I gave up on Chanel when I noticed the product oxidised throughout the day, and then I got Dior which used to have a very pretty octogon shaped compact. I also tried YSL, but it seems to run out quickly. Other misadventures in my search and trials for a good base include Shu Uemura and the recent MUFE HD foundations.
After I started liquid foundation a year back, I started on MAC studio fix fluid, which replaced my Dior 2-way foundation for a while. Then I bought my first Dior liquid foundation at the airport duty free, and I returned to the house of Dior for foundations. Its high-tech fine formula works like a dream on my skin, and it also matches my skin tone perfectly (more so than the MAC SFF which I though made me look washed out in flash pictures).
But I found this little gem by Maybelline, from their mineral make up collection. And I thought there is no harm is giving it a try, because if it doesn't work out that well, I can always still use it as a everyday base for work, or share it with my sister so nothing goes to waste. And I am loving it!! Have been using this foundation for the past 2 weeks, and one pump is all I need to cover my whole face. Its lasting power is decent, but expect some wear off after an 8 hour day, maybe even less in Singapore's hot and humid weather.
The texture of this product is light, and it is easy to blend with my MAC187 brush. It also 'sticks' to my skin nicely, it is not heavy at all and gives medium to heavy coverage, depending on how much you want to use.
This is definitely great and useful as an everyday foundation. I will still use my Dior foundation on going out days or when I need my base to last a particularly long day.
The finished look after setting with MAC MSF in Light Medium.
So definitely grab this great mineral liquid foundation if it's available near you!
P/S: I really dislike taking pictures in my poorly lit room at night with the camera flash, it is very tough to get the correc colours to show up, and everything just shines and glows in the worst possible way. :(