I love matte foundation. So I decided to try this foundation from Maybelline since it was on sale the time that I bought it in Robinson's department store. I won't make this post long, so here is my review of the said foundation.
Price : Originally at P499, I got this for only P350.00 together with Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara (review soon). I don't usually buy foundation in malls because you can buy online for almost 30-50% off the srp. But since it was on sale, and I have the chance to choose the perfect shade for me, I decided to try the foundie and found my shade.
Shade: I am not really sure how many shade it has, but I only saw 2-3 shade available in the Maybelline stall, and I am in the shade "Medium 0" (light beige) which I think is the best match for my skin tone. It was really hard to choose the right shade! One of the hardest thing ever!
Packaging: It's heavy and bulky. Unsanitary. You have to dip you hands to pick up the foundation. Use spatula to scoop the product.
Texture: It's mousse so it's thick. During the first month, the foundation is very smooth, then after 2 months of using this, the mousse started to form into granules. I don't know if it is normal.
Coverage: Coverage is light to medium. But I really like the finish because it is matte and can be considered as second skin. It feels really light on the skin and it has smooth finish. But it accentuate dry patches so moisturizing is a must prior to applying this.
Application: The perfect tool to use in applying the foundation is by your fingers. It can melt the mousse while making circular motion. I also tried using buffing brush, it works but it seems like a lot of product goes to the brush. It's a little bit hard to blend.
Staying power: I don't usually apply powder after applying this mousse foundation because it may look cakey if I do. I just blot the excess oil after 3-4 hours then apply powder foundation at the middle of the day, and it still looks good naman. So basically it stays for about 4-7 hours without primer (oily skin) then maybe it will last up to 8-10 hours when applied with primer and powder.
Is it worth it?: Yes! This is actually one of my favorite foundation. It feels so light to the skin and it has good coverage. Price is affordable. It can be use as everyday foundation specially made for those who have oily skin like me.
It's currently on sale, you can buy this for only P250.00.!
Here's a before and after picture of me wearing the foundation.