Maybelline just came out with a new foundation AND a blender! I was so excited to try it out, even though it’s quite disappointing when it comes to drugstore foundations and their shade selection. If we look past that, I love when there’s new drugstore products, because they’re on this roll with releasing really good quality products.
It’s a soft-matte hydrating foundation. The blender obviously needs to be damp like the regular beauty blenders. When I first tried it on my hands it felt really soft and easy to use, but when I was using it on my face, it felt stiff. I still prefer the beauty blender, but I am excited that the drugstore is starting to release some as well, because it is really needed! If you bought it and feel like you don’t know what to do with it (and you don’t like to apply foundation with it), use it to put on concealer and “baking”. I think it worked pretty well, it is perfect to use it for that because it can get all the way into your inner corner of your eyes and I actually really liked it.
Now the foundation is a liquid, but feels a lot like a mousse. Which is a good thing. In the name the word ‘hydrating’ is used and you can definitely feel that when you’re putting it on. To get the best coverage, use a brush. Since I got the beauty blender I barely use brushes to apply foundation, but with this one I think it’s best to use a brush. I have pretty clear skin and no acne, so I don’t need a full coverage (though I prefer it). I did some research and found a couple of people, that said the foundation actually covered their acne and scarring (when using a brush).
I would recommend this foundation for people with dry skin/dry patches, and if you love the full coverage (with or without acne), this would be perfect for you! I don’t know how this works for oily skin but I could imagine it wouldn’t be the best thing, since it is hydrating and kinda feel wet. Luckily the drugstore have a great selection for oily skin, so you should be able to find one if this won’t work for you.