This is one foundation that I had always looked forward to trying, I’ve seen so many rave reviews on Youtube. Most of my fave youtubers had this in their kit, so I was excited when Maybelline announced the launch of the Maybelline Matte +poreless foundation in S.A. Those who follow this blog know how I’ve always struggled with oily skin and large pores which is why I always go for a matte foundation formula. I managed to get this from Zando in the shade 250, though these are now also available at Clicks and Dischem for a hundred bucks. I noticed that the formula and packaging of these has changed from the ones I’ve seen on youtube, anywho grab a cuppa and let me dissect this for you.
From what I’ve seen in all those Youtube videos, the formula of this foundation was less watery than it is now. The foundation is suitable for normal to oily skin, and claims to refine the skin by blurring out pores while leaving the skin shine free. Now get this, this baby here is not full coverage!! No matter how much I tried to build coverage, my spots and marks were still there and I had to use concealer. The one thing that stood out for me, was how natural it still looked with 3 the layers I applied which is a bit rare as most foundations cake when you apply more. Sadly this didn’t blur out any of my pores, but it left my skin with a lovely matte finish which lasted for about 4 hours before creasing and reapplication. The shade I picked was a bit lighter, but the foundation turned darker after some minutes of application so it worked well for my skintone.
- Affordable product
- Lovely matte finish
- Doesn’t cake if you apply many layers
- Doesn’t blur out pores
- Didn’t cover up my scarring and spots
- Doesn’t last as long as I expects and fades quickly
- Has a watery texture
I wouldn’t recommend this foundation if your skin is oily, the longevity on my side was poor compared to most foundations I’ve used. If you have normal or combination skin then this might work for you. Also, if you have any sort of pigmentation or scarring then expect to boost this with a concealer. I won’t be using or repurchasing this any time soon. You can also check my review on the Maybelline babyskin primer here.
Let me know what your thoughts are on this foundation, if you would give it a go or a pass.
That’s it from me