So, it’s my turn to try this much talked about foundation. I am under the impression that a lot of people actually like it, and temptation got the better of be. I am not the one to turn down a good drugstore foundation!
The claims are high as they always are with foundations. I have never hear a foundation claim it’s not great funny enough. This one claims to be lightweight, waterproof, and highly pigmented with a matte finish that lasts 24 hours. That sounds like a really heavy duty concealer to me. I live a life style that is quite unforgiving to foundations so I figured I will give it a proper test and see if it can live up to the claims.
It comes in a glass bottle with a pump which I like. The rest of the design is very typical to NYX. In other words, I am not the biggest fan! I find they design in general to look a bit cheap. Sure, they are cheap, but they are really not trying to hide it if you know what I mean. The design is not ugly, it’s just not my taste. I do often like NYX products though so I am not mad.
First of all, upon application I really like how it looks. One small pump gives me a high medium coverage. It hides everything I need, and since I have to use so little it does indeed feel lightweight. I tend to preffer a satin or dewy finish, but sometimes I do reach for a matte one. This is matte but it’s not “you-look-kind-of-dead-matte”. Don’t worry, you still look like your skin is alive when using this. I can’t always say that about full on matte foundations. So first impressiom of this is really good!
It does keep my skin matte throughout the day. With that being said, I do not have oily skin, and if you do this might not be the case. It keeps on feeling lightweight too. It does not really feel like I am wearing anything at all to be honest, which is also something I enjoy. The longevity is not 24 hours though. It does hold up quite nicely, but after about 6 hours, I can see some fading.
Also, I can assure you that this is not waterproof. I get some splashes of water in my face here and there at work and I could clearly see it fading off after getting some water on my face. Also, it’s not tear resistance. Yes, I had a bad day, but at least I got to give the foundation a good tear-test. So I would call bullshit on the waterproof claim!
Overall, I do like how it looks and feels, and it does hold up decently. Not my longest wearing foundation for sure, but holds up pretty well through a day of work, at least if you don’t cry (everything got sortet out by the way, no worries). So although a few of the claims are a bit too ambisious this is a good matte drugstore option. I may even repurchase when I run out.
Have you tried this? How did you like it?