Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Overview: Some of my Foundations (Maybelline & l'oreal)

Here's just four foundations which at some point in the last year I used regularly! I still use them but not as heavily and all over my face. My base routine now is just spot concealing with concealer or foundation and powder!

Continue below for swatches and summaries!
l'oreal true match in R2, Maybelline pure liquid mineral in OC2, Maybelline clear smooth aqua gel in 13 & 22
l'oreal true match in R2, Maybelline pure liquid mineral in OC2, Maybelline clear smooth aqua gel in 13 & 22 (warm light)
Swatches!
l'oreal true match in R2, Maybelline pure liquid mineral in OC2, Maybelline clear smooth aqua gel in 13 & 22 (cool light)
l'oreal true match in R2, Maybelline pure liquid mineral in OC2, Maybelline clear smooth aqua gel in 13 & 22 (warm light)

Summary!
  • l'oreal true match in R2 (second lightest shade in Singapore) This shade is now too light for use on my face, I probably need G3 for good match. It's very pigmented, very longlasting and blend well. It's still very usable for spot concealing. (My review and comparison to two other shades here!)
  •  Maybelline pure liquid mineral in OC2, this shade is also now a bit too fair for me, the best match is OC3. It's of a light to light-medium coverage, so easy to blend and needs powder on top to be long wearing. It's great for applying on certain areas to even out the skin, it's very light. (My review and comparison of OC2 and OC3 here!) 
  •  Maybelline clear smooth aqua gel in shades 13 and 22 (pink/yellow toned), these are perfect for oily skin. They are oil free, dry to a matte finish that lasts and are great for on the go reapplication. However these make dry spots/patches/laugh line even more emphasized so they are a no-no for those areas. (My review and comparison of shades 13, 22, 24 here!)

Note: As of this month when I went into Gaurdians/Watsons in Singapore the Maybelline gel foundation has been discontinued! Why am I NOT surprised!? Singapore pulling products off the shelves that should be in the permenant line that are actually selling well....*sigh*

I'm going to check in the coming weeks if they're still at smaller beauty shops in the heartlands areas in Singapore.

I recommend all of these foundations depending on your skin type, the first two will be fine for combination to dry skin whereas I'd only recommend the gel to normal to oily skin!

At the moment I'm tanner than I was (as in my face) and I plan to tan some more to even out the rest of me with water sports at the beach in the near future. I'm very pleased that my now slightly darker face matches my neck very nicely!  


What are some of your regular foundations? 
Do you use l'oreal/maybelline bases?  
let me know! 

Feel free to leave comments! Thanks! 

1 comment:

  1. I thought about getting the Maybelline mineral liquid foundation a while back but never actually bought it. I really want to try the new 'Fit Me' foundation line though!

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