I LOVE Maybelline products and have been a devoted user since my teen years. So when I decided to give the Better Skin line a go.
I purchased the foundation in 25 Nude Beige which is slightly pink on me but I made it work. I like the way it blends into the skin and let the natural finish of my skin come through. I have tried it with and without primer (since I am typically not one to wear primer) and found that it worked well both ways. I applied it with my Morphe M439 and sponge and liked the application better with a brush. It is build able to a medium coverage and doesn’t get cakey on the skin. The packaging is great since it has a pump but I did find it got kind of messy in the cap after a few uses. Overall I think this is a great daily wear foundation but typically I do like something a little more full coverage
I like my concealer a little lighter than my foundation to highlight under my eyes so I choose shade 20 Light. The consistency is lightweight and oil free. It blends out easily and provides just the right amount of coverage to help conceal my dark circles. It does need to be set with a powder to avoid creasing under the eyes. I did also use this to highlight the middle part of my face along my nose, forehead, and chin. It features a standard doe foot applicator wand for easy application.
Since I have oily skin, 99% of the time I use an all over face powder. I picked up the shade 50 Natural Beige. This shade is slightly too dark for me under the eyes but perfect for all over the face. This powder is finely milled and a great setting or touch up powder. If I’m at home, I typically prefer a large dome powder brush but for on the go, the sponge in the compact works just fine. It does give you a little more coverage so I do find when used in combination with the foundation, I can obtain a more full coverage finish.
Maybelline is an awesome brand and I can’t wait to try more new products from their line.
Don’t forget to check out my last makeup review on the Marc Jacobs Remarkable.