I received Illuminare’s Mattifying Foundation to try out. This is something you need to get if you have oily skin! I’ve been using it for a couple days and I am loving it.
It comes in this little squeeze tube. Its .5fl oz, its a little smaller than most of my foundations. It actually doesn’t look like a typical foundation container.
I also received a foundation brush. The bristles are nice, they are dense but soft. I don’t really like using foundation brushes for foundation application though. I like using a flat top brush. I did try to apply the foundation with the brush though but I still found it easier with the flat top. I actually used this foundation brush for my concealer. I find foundation brushes to cover more areas when I am trying to conceal large spots of my face.
This mattifying mineral foundation is actually petty thick. It spreads out nicely though. Like I mentioned above, a flat top brush is best. After you apply an even amount over your face,let it dry. It does not dry matte for me. After I let it dry for a couple of minutes, it is a little tacky feeling to the touch. I definitely need to add finishing powder on top, which is fine because I wear finishing powder on top of everything.
The coverage of this is GREAT! Since its kind of thick, the coverage is full and looks amazing. After I put on finishing powder, my face looks so smooth and flawless. I’ve never tried any liquid mineral foundation so I was really really impressed.
This color blended perfectly with my skin. I was told by Illuminare that “Fair” is the most popular color. This is also the color I received. I am usually a “Medium” in other brands. Use that as a guide when you purchase your color!
This is a GREAT foundation for oily skin. I rate this very highly. It lasts all day and kept me pretty matte. I wore this recently to a pool party in the hot, humid Florida sun and my makeup looked the same at the end of the day! I would say its also pretty water proof. You need a cleanser to take it off. Splashing water on your face does not budge it! I love love it and will be purchasing this when I am done! Oily skin girls, this is mattifying foundation is a MUST TRY!
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DISCLAIMER: I was sent a product in exchange for a review. All opinions are honest and mine.