I actually bought this foundation a week ago now, thank you for persuading me In Your Face by Maleeha. I picked it up in Asda when I was doing my weekly shop and it cost £7.00 which is very affordable for foundation. I think that it is often on offer in other stores but this was just most convenient for me. I picked it up in the shade Ivory which is a good match for my summer skin however, I have a feeling that it may be too dark in the winter months. I thought I’d try it for the best part of a week and tell you my opinions as the week goes on.
I didn’t want to apply much make up as I was not leaving the house so I applied one layer. I first noticed that it went on the skin very well and blends evenly. I think that it could be buildable and I will try this out during the week. One layer definitely mattifies the skin and covers most of my sun spots! It is not full coverage with just one layer. I used it over just my usual SPF30 today.
This lasted all day!
So, I wasn’t planning on wearing any makeup today but I ended up applying this foundation and a highlight stick that I am also trying out but unsure about at the moment! I applied a little more than yesterday, over my usual SPF but also the anti-aging cream that I use every other day. It really does have good buildable coverage. I tried applying with a cheap buffing brush but ended up swapping back to the beauty blender. It went on well and lasted all day without any touch up or powder.
I do want to invest in a good brush set soon so if any of you have any recommendations please let me know.
The first proper day of try this as it is the first day I am leaving the house. I wanted to layer it up a bit more and I realised how runny it actually is, especially compared to the Clinque Even Better Foundation that I have been wearing recently. The second coat (not all over, just under the eyes and around problem areas) blended evenly with the first layer and it made my skin look even but not so mattified.
It was almost lunch time by the time I noticed that the product creased around my eye lids. I have a feeling that this could be because I put too much of the product on at once and it is ‘runnier’ that what I am use to. It did however, last all day and I didn’t seem to have any problems after lunch time.
I decided that I would layer it up slower today. Smaller amounts on my face to build up gradually. This took longer and I actually left the house later but it was worth it. The makeup looked so much better on my skin first thing this morning. It was still dewy rather than mattifying and although I left drying time, it doesn’t seem to work that well with a cream highlight so I think I will stick to the power ones. (I checked the cream highlighter at the end of the day and it was still just sat on my foundation – it didn’t blend well at all.)
I also have more breakouts today but this may be due to the TOM rather than the makeup as I am also retaining so much water this week.
I checked my face throughout the day and have not noticed the same creasing that I had yesterday. Therefore, maybe my method worked.
Note to self today – pick up a powder at the weekend to try with this.
Happy Hump Day!
Today I decided to apply the foundation with a Real Techniques brush rather than a beauty blender and I have to say I think I prefered it. It seemed to actually become part of my skin rather than looking ‘oily’ on top. I used one layer all over and then the second was just buffed into the areas that need it i.e. my chin at the moment has so many breakouts, I am hoping that they are hormonal.
I did not use the cream highlighter today but instead opted for the L’Oreal True Match Highlighter and specifically the white colour. I only used a little bit on my brush to ensure that this is still subtle enough for work. It seemed to blend a lot better than the cream highlighter and left my skin mattified again. I will write a full review on these highlighters shortly.
I had to pick Mike up from the airport late tonight and I accidentally fell asleep around 8pm, with my make up on. I was horrified but I didn’t have time to take it off and reapply before I left the house so I simple touched up the problem areas i.e. my hopefully hormonal breakouts. The foundation seemed to stay on my face pretty well even during the nap. I didn’t wake up with any further breakouts which is my worry when I fall asleep in makeup.
I can’t believe that this is my last day before the post goes live, this week has gone so quick. Unfortunately, I did not take many photos as the week went on due to a busy schedule but I will post the ones I have.
I am so tired today that I don’t think anything could make my face look good. I applied the foundation with a brush and then a beauty blender and this worked well. I used a different bronzer today and a powder highlight which both worked well with the foundation.
Overall, I am happy with this foundation as it is good medium coverage and feels very lightweight on the skin. My full review should be up next week.
Love, Minnie x