09 December 2012

Foundation Review | Mac vs Maybelline

When it comes to foundations, I do love me some MAC and maybelline. I'm not a massive fan of liquid foundations. At all. As my skin is an oily/dry combination, I stay as far away as possible from liquids as my face ends up looking like it's been dipped in oil! I know you can see a liquid foundation in the picture but i'm going to explain that in a minute!

I really like Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation. I get it in the darkest shade, which is 070 cocoa. I only need a a little bit as I find it goes quite far. The coverage is really good and it works very well on my skin. It is a creamy and feels silky as i'm applying it. The best thing is it's so light that it pretty much looks like i'm not wearing any foundation! If i'm going out or it's a special occasion, I will simply apply more foundation. It's definitely good value for money too and lasts me approx 4-5 months, which is fabulous!

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation 070 cocoa

I brought Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid foundation ages ago... like when it first started emerging on adverts on TV. I admit it, I got completely caught up in the hype and marched straight to the shops and brought it. I think what sold it for me was the women on the advert. Their skin looked amazingly flawless and so smooth. In reality, it's not like that. Well maybe i'm being too harsh. I should say it's not like that for me, hence why I still have over half the bottle left over! I find it way too greasy, which like I said earlier, just leaves me looking ever so shiny. Not a good look! The good thing is though is that like the matte mousse, a little really does stretch far.

Maybelline Dream Satin foundation 

My ULTIMATE FAVOURITE is without a doubt MAC Studio Finish Concealer, in shade NW50. I
LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. This shade matches my complexion perfectly and the concealer lasts forever, like literally 9-10 months as I only need a tiny bit. I use this as a concealer mainly under my eyes and on my blemishes but sometimes when I really can't be assed to wear foundation, I just quickly whip this baby on. As I don't wear much, it looks very natural too!

MAC Studio Finish concealer

I fell in love with MAC Studio Fix foundation some years ago, again in shade NW50. It's amazing. I can't give a high enough praise of this product. It blends so well and gives me a gorgeous matte coverage. It also give me the full coverage and what's great is I use very little! It lasts me ages, like 4 or 5 months. Each application also lasts a very long time, averagely around 5 or 6 hours but with my primer, it usually lasts all day and night (only blotting about once) and I don't go all shiny by the end of the day! I don't need to top up. It's a powder and foundation, so the coverage is excellent... you don't want to apply too much as you could end up looking all cakey or like somebody could dip their finger in your face and leave an imprint! Not cool. It doesn't feel harsh on my skin and isn't heavy. I have noticed that my skin goes a little darker in the summer for obvious reasons, which is why this shade matches my complexion perfectly. But... in the winter, like now, I find that it is too dark, so again I may need to buy this in the lighter shade. 

MAC Studio Fix foundation


  1. MAC is really great. I had a some items and I really like that brand. Have a nice day.


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  5. Love this post Ro.... And I have to say that Mac concealer is THE BOMB!! xx

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