When I first put this foundation on, it looks great. I build the coverage up. After awhile, it really wears off, looking very trashy and gross.
I received a handful of samples of this foundation from my local MK rep. Having used MK foundation in the past (cream-to-powder in Ivory 6, which oxidized to a ghastly grey-tinged hue by midday), I wasn't holding out a lot of hope but tried it one day when I wasn't going anywhere just to see how it would measure up. I applied it with a wedge sponge and, after it set, lightly misted and tapped over that with a sponge.
Imagine my surprise when the beige 3 was not only a perfect match for my skin but, after 4 hours, had not turned grey and, even more shocking, after 8 hours still looked fresh and hadn't settled into every real and imaginary pore and fine line on my face.
I also tried the TW Luminous foundation but overall liked this formulation much better, perhaps because I tend more toward oily than dry.
I'd advise anyone looking for a good reasonably-priced foundation to get a few samples of this from an MK rep. As I said on a couple of other MK product reviews, in my opinion, MK has improved by leaps and bounds since 10 years ago and their newer formulations are definitely worth another look if you haven't used it in awhile.
I normally wear Mac Select Spf 15 foundation in NC42 & I love it, but have been looking for a cheaper alternative. I was shade matched by a Mary Kay consultant today & I wear Beige 8. I don't know what's in this stuff, but it looks flawless & matched me perfectly. I was shocked. It really does control shine pretty well & I love the fact that it has anti aging ingredients & is fragrance free. My skin looks natural & the foundation doesn't start to melt off after a while like other brands do. The only con is that it doesn't have spf, but that's not a dealbreaker. I will be purchasing this after my Mac runs out. It's $7 cheaper. continued >>
This is my everyday foundation, I have freckles so I need to even out my skin tone everyday, and this is perfect for it, it has medium coverage, enough to even out, and is not cakey or noticeable, I use Beige 4 and is a perfect match. Is not pricey, besides I really like the lady that sells this to me, is a very dear friend of my mom, and long time mary kay seller. Definitely buying again, it delivers a very nice natural finish and sometimes I forgot to set with powder, but it doesn't matter, the finish is still matte, try it if you have combo skin.
I have very sensitive/ance prone skin. Good coverage (medium)! Not really photo-friendly tho.
I wanted to love this foundation bc I love mk products and was excited to try a matte liquid foundation for my oily skin. Unfortunately it didn't work for me. Pros: great packaging, reasonably priced, great color match.
Cons: I broke out within a week after I started using this product.
I can't pinpoint what in it caused my breakouts as it is geared toward oily combo skin but it caused severe acne.
Going back to my mk medium coverage foundation. I can never go wrong there.
My mom sold mary kay for a while and i still use it everyday i would buy powder but putting it on top but it makes my face look plastic and buying this is very expensive for cover up. I love it and still have 4 more bottles to go through but when I run out I'm afraid I won't have enough money to buy it unless I get a job...I'm 16 BTW...GREAT product just veryy pricey :)
This is a great product especially on my country's tropical climate. Looks natural.Excellent finish! I will definitely SURPASSES my other liquid foundations!
I use to be a hard-core Bare minerals wearer, but I realized it was wearing off during the day and I was walking around with practically no makeup. I was also wearing a ton of concealer to hid my redness. I went to a Mary-Kay party, tried it, decided to buy it. So happy I did! I love this stuff. Super easy to put on, and I think it gives me a decent amount of coverage that doesn't wear off.
I'm also prone to oily skin and was worried about it melting off my face. No problems here! It stays on and I don't have to use blotting sheets anymore!
I've kept my bare minerals but I doubt I ever go back. I highly recommend!
I love this foundation. I wear the beige 7 and my mom uses beige 5.We both love it I would recommend it. A good tip is for people like me that have oily and darker skin to not use it by its self. With it I also wear powder foundation and blush.