Mary Kay Endless Performance Crème-To-Powder Foundation in Beige 1 Review + Swatch
Here's a review on Mary Kay Endless Performance Crème-To-Powder Foundation in Beige 1.
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Cream-to-Powder foundation is a pretty old makeup concept, but it didn't take off unlike its other counterparts, really because it's either drying to the skin or it doesn't turn into a powdery finish; Wasn't a huge fan of it as well because I'd always get patchy coverage with it, at least with the ones I tried.
Mary Kay released their own called Crème-To-Powder Foundation. The first time I tried a Mary Kay foundation, I was impressed (it's Timewise Liquid Foundation) so I didn't have second thoughts about trying out this one; After trying it out, I realized that cream-to-powder foundations have come a long way! This foundation should be your go- to for really busy, warm days because it sticks!
MARY KAY ENDLESS PERFORMANCE CRÈME-TO-POWDER FOUNDATION IN BEIGE 1 IN DETAIL
Designed to stay weightless for a fresh feel all day, this product features Mattifying Complex that helps reduce shine sans dryness by absorbing air particles from the air to the skin, Dry Emollient Technology that makes the product resistant to heat, oil, humidity, sweat, transferring, caking, and fading, and Soft Touch Powders create a soft, natural coverage. Locally, it comes in three shades: Ivory 2, Ivory 4, and Beige 1.
This product is sold as a refill and the case is sold separately; the case is about P595-P695.00. I'm okay without the case because the refill compact is enough to house the foundation properly plus it's so compact.
Beige 1 is the darkest, but obviously, in this swatch, it's too fair for my skin tone. Mary Kay, Y U NO bring darker shades to the Philippines? :p Shade range is very limited and that's the very first weakness I saw in this range.
Consistency is light cream with a powdery texture. Coverage is light to medium and it melts into the skin, as seen on the swatch. It has a strong perfume-y scent that reminds me of Kryolan's bases.
MARY KAY ENDLESS PERFORMANCE CRÈME-TO-POWDER FOUNDATION IN BEIGE 1 IN ACTION
1 layer of the foundation with KATE by Kanebo Cover Concealer for Cover and Soap And Glory Kick Ass Concealer
It has a very lightweight texture and it glides on very smoothly-it doesn't have the 'tug' that most cream foundations have and the caked- on look that most cream to powder foundations offer. It's about a shade and a half lighter than my skin tone, hence the white cast. Beige 1 is comparable to MAC NC35.
Finish is matte, but not flat matte; you will even see a bit of skin projecting through its layer so it's perfect for those who want a lightweight cream foundation. It sets into a powdery finish fairly quickly. The finish doesn't make my face feel taut. However, I noticed that it tends to look 'dry' on the normal parts of my face so I make sure to moisturize these areas before using this foundation.
I took this foundation on a pretty brutal spin to test all its claims: It was a very hot day and I ran errands for my business, and perspired and oiled up a lot in between; these were the perfect ingredients for a makeup disaster, but this foundation held up: it persisted to look fresh, faded by only about 20%, and my T-Zone didn't look too greasy! Kewl! Needless to say, this foundation stuck with me and has effectively masked my haggardness! :D
Mary Kay Crème-To-Powder Foundation is a must- have for combination oily/normal and oily skin types and its sheer, lightweight formula is appropriate for tropical climates. If you want an industrious foundation that will last a busy day and defy perspiration and oil, this is one of the foundations I will recommend. More shades, please!
MARY KAY ENDLESS PERFORMANCE CRÈME-TO-POWDER FOUNDATION IN BEIGE 1 RATING
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