If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve got mega oily skin – like oil slick level.
Which is why I was practically jumping for joy when Maybelline released the Matte and Poreless foundation in the UK! It’s been around in the US for quite a while and has finally travelled oversees to Amazon, Boots and Superdrug – woo!
I bought mine here from Amazon* for £5.99 but it’s currently on offer for £4 so if you like the sound of it by the end of this review, check it out.
I’m gonna be straight up with you here.
I love this foundation.
After using the EX1 Invisiwear foundation for about a year, I didn’t think I’d be able to find a replacement that met my needs. Boy, was I wrong.
This product comes in 19 shades (including ones with yellow/golden tones which is perfect for us darker skinned makeup lovers), it gives a gorgeous satin matte finish without looking dry and it greatly reduces the look of my pores. I wear the shade 220 which is the perfect shade for me, it looks completely seamless when I wear it and genuinely looks like my skin.
This is the first foundation I’ve tried in a squeezy tube and I find it really cute, it looks pretty on my desk and its so practical to use. Definitely the ideal style of packaging to take travelling and it means I can control the exact amount of product I want.
I’d say it’s a medium coverage foundation because it looks beautiful but it still looks natural, I’ve had quite a few people ask me if I’m wearing any foundation at all. I think it’s partially down to the perfect shade match too but the formula definitely has something to do with it. The lasting time is brilliant, I’d say about 6 hours without budging and then it begins to fade a teeny bit which I can deal with. It also keeps me matte for 6 hours too which in my opinion is amazing because usually I’d have to blot in order to get my face looking decent again.
The only downside is that I have to apply the foundation really sparingly around any drier patches but I find it easy to solve if I use something really moisturising beforehand.
Let’s conclude quickly,
- Huge shade range
- Long wear time
- Minimises pores and keeps skin matte (does what it says on the tin)
- Great finish – not cakey
- Pretty affordable
- Not the best for dry skin (maybe their other formula would be better?)
So if you haven’t realised already, I’m obsessed and utterly in love with this foundation. Give it a try!
Hope you enjoyed this review, do you have any foundation recommendations for oily skin? Leave a comment below, thanks for reading!
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