The secret to glowy skin – Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base + Fresh Glow Foundation

Burberry Fresh Glow foundation review

This winter, I have discovered my holy grail combination that gives me the most natural, yet glowy skin. As a fan of Burberry apparel for many years (I love my trench coat, and I also acquired a wool coat not long after that), I was recently introduced to the wonders of Burberry makeup. The line is not new to Canada, but because of the very limited distribution, it was very hard to find. The Burberry makeup collection carries a full line of products, from foundations, to powders, lipsticks, eyeshadows, glosses, nail polish, and more.

The Burberry Fresh Glow line is a new development for winter 2014. Previously, only the Luminous Fluid Base was available, but it was recently expanded to include a BB Cream, Fluid Foundation, and Powder Foundation. I use the Luminous Fluid Base (C$54) in Nude Radiance No.01, and the Fresh Glow Foundation (C$60) in Beige No.26, which looks very yellow and dark in the bottle but is a perfect match for my NC25 skintone, without being too warm.

Burberry Fresh Glow foundation review

To be honest, the two used separately were huge disappointments; I started testing these products separately and was ready to call them both duds after a few days. The Luminous Fluid Base, when used as an actual base primer, did not provide enough of a cushion for the foundation to sit on top, and it didn’t look very luminous either after the foundation was applied. It didn’t help the foundation last longer either, which was a major disappointment since that was the whole point of using a primer. The Fresh Glow Foundation was pretty sheer, didn’t really cover much of the imperfections or redness on my skin, and didn’t last too long, oxidizing away just in the early afternoon after having applied this in the morning.

Then I read somewhere that it works better when the Luminous Fluid Base was mixed in with the foundation, so I tried that, and the results were just incredible. My skin looked so healthy, for some reason the coverage jumped up to a medium (likely due to the light reflecting properties in the Luminous Fluid Base), and my skin looked even-toned and luminous. Wear time also increased to a full day, with very minimal oxidization, and the oil control was also extended. How does this work? I actually have no idea, I just know it does.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture the effect on camera so no face shots to show you, you’ll just have to take my word for it. You can even ramp up the glow with a light dusting of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light, but even without it, you will look so incredibly healthy and radiant.

The sad thing is, distribution of Burberry makeup is still extremely limited in Canada. You can purchase it at Burberry boutiques in Vancouver and Toronto, at Nordstrom in Calgary, and online at Burberry.com.

Burberry Fresh Glow foundation review
Burberry Fresh Glow foundation review

Luminous Fluid Base ingredients (click to expand):

Burberry Fresh Glow luminous base ingredients

Fresh Glow Foundation ingredients (click to expand):

Burberry Fresh Glow foundation ingredients

Review: Make Up For Ever Graphic Liner, AKA monolids rejoice!

Make Up For Ever Graphic Liner review

Make Up For Ever is releasing two eyeliners in the blackest black – Ink Liner (C$27), a brush-tip liquid liner that you can dip into an ink pot to control how much or how little colour you want; and Graphic Liner ($29), a pen liner with a felt tip application that’s easy to use. I am so excited to share Graphic Liner with you today because it is one of the very rare liquid liners, especially one released by a Western beauty brand, that does not transfer or melt on my monolids-like eyelids.

Make Up For Ever Graphic Liner review

Graphic Liner is a pen-type eyeliner that automatically controls the flow of liner ink. It has a felt-tip application that’s firm and very user friendly. The applicator leave a thin line if you draw with the tip, and if you slant it sideways, you can also achieve greater control, in addition to a thicker line. The black ink is very black, and it dries down within seconds, which means you don’t need to keep your eyes in a half closed state in order to wait for the ink to dry.

My absolute favourite thing about the ink formula is that it stays put. It does not crease or transfer to anywhere else on the eyelid apart from the exact line where I’ve applied it. Many brands claim that they have a crease-proof and transfer-proof formula, but usually within an hour or two of application, my eyes look like an inky, greasy mess. This does not happen with the Graphic Liner; the line looks as clean and as dark as when I first drew it. As a person with a monolid, this product has quickly become a must-have in my makeup bag.

Recommend? HIGHLY!

You can purchase Graphic Liner and Ink Liner at Sephora (in store and online) and Make Up For Ever boutiques starting January, 2015.

Make Up For Ever Graphic Liner review

The swatch

Make Up For Ever Graphic Liner swatch

The look

Make Up For Ever Graphic Liner review

 

Urban Decay Holiday 2014 offerings: Vice3 palette and Naked Illuminated powder in Aura

For this holiday season, Urban Decay released the third iteration of its classic Vice palette, as well as added a few new Naked products to its quickly growing popular products collection.

Urban Decay Vice3 palette

Urban Decay vice3 review

The Urban Decay Vice3 palette (C$70) is comprised of 20 exclusive, never -before-seen shades that are a mix of matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes. It is packaged in a plastic case with a super cool futuristic design on the cover. The palette comes stored in a zip purse that you can use to store the palette or anything you’d like. Included is also a double-ended brush that has a multi-purpose eye brush on one end and a crease brush on the other.

Urban Decay vice3 review

The palette contains a good mix of matte, shimmer, and metallic shades, as well as a nice mix of neutral and jewel tones. This is THE perfect travel palette because you can use the neutral shades during the day, and then add some pops of colour at night to spice up the eye look. There is also an even number of warm versus cool-toned shades, which is great for people like me with neutral skintones and can wear both warm and cool colours.

Urban Decay vice3 review

In terms of the quality of the powders, it may be because I haven’t played with Urban Decay eyeshadows in a while but I found the matte shades to be surprisingly dry and powdery, with a sizeable amount of powder flyaway. The metallic shades all swatched BEAUTIFULLY. Lucky, the middle shade in the 2nd row, swatched like liquid copper and it was incredibly smooth and pigmented. The shimmery shades are also smooth and pigmented, but definitely not as beautiful as the metallic shades.

Urban Decay vice3 review

Overall I think the palette is a nice to have, especially if you don’t have an all-in-one palette like this. The neutral tones in here are pretty disappointing, but the jewel tones shades quality definitely makes up for what is lacking in the neutrals. At the price of $70 though, you do have to evaluate whether or not having 1/3 of the palette be not-so-great quality is worth the price.

Swatches, in the order presented in the palette:

Urban Decay vice3 swatches
Urban Decay vice3 swatches
Urban Decay vice3 swatches
Urban Decay vice3 swatches

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder in Aura

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder Aura review

The Naked Illuminated Powder (C$35) is a face and powder shimmery powder highlighter. Its packaged in a paper box, which reminds me of the original Naked palette package, and also includes a synthetic hair fan brush for easy application. The shade Aura is a subtle pink-gold powder with lots of shimmer, and some white-pink glitter. The texture is powdery and slightly gritty, and the highlighting effect is very obvious. I found this to be almost too glittery to use on my face, but the highlighting effect on my shoulders, collarbone, and decollete was beautiful and gives off a natural glow.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder Aura review

I think the Naked Iluminated Powder is a good body highlighter, but I personally prefer my face highlighters to be more fine in shimmer, rather in glitter. If you are a fan of more intense shimmer/glitters in your highlighters, this one is the one for you! Otherwise, I recommend looking elsewhere.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder Aura review
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder Aura swatches

Cutest holiday collection ever – Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette collection

Shu Uemura shupette review swatches

For holiday 2014, Shu Uemura teamed up again with Karl Lagerfeld for the second time to create a collection inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette. The story is that Choupette belonged to a model that Karl Lagerfeld worked with, and the model asked Karl to cat-sit over the holidays. Later Karl refused to return Choupette to the model because he just loved the cat so much. The collection is quite large and is comprised of several different pieces. Today I am showing you the two eyeshadow trios, the face powder and the glitter trio.

shu uemura shupette eyeshadow review

Overall the collection is very, very cute. The two eyeshadow trios, lovingly called the Eye-Need-Shu Trios (C$45 each) are encased in a plastic packaging with a sketch of Choupette on the top lid. Eye-Need-Shu Trio 01 is a blue-based palette, comprised of a shimmery white, a shimmery baby blue, and a shimmer navy blue with baby blue sparkles. The pigmentation on the 01 trio is medium, as I required several layers to get the swatches you see on my arm.Eye Need-Shu Trio 02 is a pink-based palette, comprised of a shimmery champagne, satin pink, and a satin burgundy. With the exception of the burgundy shade, which is a beautiful rich colour, the rest of the pink palette is also lacking in pigmentation.

shu uemura shupette eyeshadow review

Application of the blue palette was easy and once on the eyes, the blue really helped make my eyes pop. The pink palette on the other hand, was slightly disappointing as it required many, many layers of the baby pink colour to show up on my eyes.

shu uemura shupetteswatches

My favourite product of the collection that I’ve tried has got to be the Pampearl-Me Face Powder (C$50). It is a very finely milled face powder with just a hint of sheen. If dusted lightly, you can use this as an all-over face finishing powder, which is what I’ve been doing. The finish is a beautiful, soft focus, pore-blurring look. As the powder is so finely milled, it just melts into the skin. I lightly dust this over my entire face, after I’ve mattified and powdered with my usual face powder. My skin looks generally more glowy!

shu uemura shupette pampearl me face powder review
shu uemura shupette pampearl me face powder review
shu uemura shupette pampearl me face powder review

Last but least, the My Precious Glitter Set (C$58) is a set of three separate shimmer powder. It says glitter but actually the powder is super fine shimmer that creates a multi-dimensional look on the eyes without the gritty feel.

shu uemura shupette glitter set

I created two separate looks with the Eye-Need-Shu Trios. Sorry for the difference in lighting, I took these on two different days and on the 2nd day (the one when I’m wearing the blue palette), it was super overcast outside so I had trouble getting good lighting.

Eye-Need-Shu 01

shu eumura shupette review swatches
shu eumura shupette review swatches

Eye-Need-Shu 02

shu eumura shupette review swatches
shu eumura shupette review swatches

 

Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette products are available now online, at select Sephora locations across Canada, at the Bay, and at Holt Renfrew.

Review + swatches: Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm review and swatches

My cream blush streak continues with Clinique’s new Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balms. With the Chubby Stick family now extended to include eyeshadows, lipsticks, lip crayons, and sheer tints, I knew it was just a matter of time when Clinique would introduce cheek blushers into the mix. New for fall 2014, the Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm is available in four shades, and I have two to share with you today – Robust Rhubarb and Roly Poly Rosy.

In general, these Chubby Stick Cheek Colours are relatively dry and waxier compared to the typical cream blush. It is less creamy, more waxy in texture. These don’t dry down as quickly as other cream blushes, and the good thing is, if you do make a mistake, these don’t stain your cheeks like other cream blushers would. You can easily wipe this off or blend it further to your heart’s content. The applicator makes it super easy to apply, just dab on your cheeks and blend out.

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm review and swatches

Robust Rhubarb is a sheer coral pink shade. I wasn’t too impressed with this shade because it really required you to build up the colour a LOT before it would look like anything on the cheeks. It was really easy to blend out and is foolproof because it is so sheer – anyone can use it without the risk of overdoing.

Roly Poly Rosy (I know, who comes up with these names?!) is a beautiful rose-red shade; it fits perfectly with my current obsession of red blushes. Roly Poly Rosy is much more opaque and delivers a more pigmented wash of colour with each swipe. It is still super easy to blend out, and still pretty much foolproof, but just less effort required. I use 2 dabs per cheek and it is enough to give me a nice flush of colour.

In terms of lasting power though, I found that these don’t actually last super long, which is a disappointment. I put this on in the morning and usually by early afternoon, the blush has mostly disappeared. In comparison with the Chubby Stick eyeshadows that last all day and night, the blushes weren’t so impressive.

All in all though, I would still buy more of these if more colours came out. I love how versatile and easy to apply these are, and the stick applicator makes it travel friendly as well – no need to bring brushes or sponges, and you don’t have to worry about them staining your fingers. If you are looking for a long-lasting blush though, these probably aren’t for you.

Swatches left to right: Robust Rhubarb and Roly Poly Rosy
Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm review and swatches

Review + swatches of Anna Sui Fall 2014: Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301

Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches

For fall 2014, Anna Sui revamped some of their lip and cheek products, namely the lipsticks, lip glosses and blushes.

Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches3

For fall, Anna Sui introduced two new lip gloss formulas – the Protective Lip Gloss ($28) and the Glittering Lip Gloss ($28). The Protective Lip Gloss is a creamy, non-shimmery lip gloss that is ultra moisturizing and delivers brilliant colour and shine. The plush lip gloss formula is also touted to create a lip plumping effect, without the tingly peppermint feel. It is available in 9 shades and are housed in a beautiful white lacquer tube with a toe-foot applicator. The shade I have is 200, which is a sheer plum that just slightly darkens the natural colour of my lips.

Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches

The Glittering Lip Gloss, available in 12 shades, is a sheer lip gloss that is abundant in pearl shimmer. The shade I have is 300, which is baby pink shimmer suspended in a clear base. While I’m not a huge fan of the shimmer as an all-over wash of gloss, I love using this just as a dab of colour in the centre of my lips, either on top of another lip gloss or on top of a lipstick. It helps to create plumper, and more youthful looking lips.
Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches
Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches

The product I was most looking forward to was their new Lipsticks ($29), which are now made in the shape of stars and housed in a crystal cut-like tube. Along with the permanent range which has been repackaged, the Lipstick M (M for marble) is a new formula which is two different colours marbled together to create a different colour with each application. The shade I have is 371, which is a glossy mauve-pink shade. As with all Anna Sui lipsticks, these Lipstick Ms are also super moisturizing due to the inclusion of several moisturizing oils in the formula, such as olive fruit oil, grape seed oil, rose fruit oil, et cetera. The lipsticks also smell like roses still, which I absolutely love. At first I was a bit wary of how the star shaped bullet would affect application, but it’s actually not that bad since the tips of the star helps to create a more refined line around your lips; the rest is just fill in. If you’re a fan of moisturizing, rose-scented lipsticks, these are for you!

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The Rose Cheek Colour ($36), Anna Sui’s line of blushes, has also been repackaged to the same beautiful crystal cut-like casing as the Lipsticks. Anna’s Rose Cheek Colours are a blend of four distinct blush shades, swirled together to create a multidimensional blush shade that is perfect for every day wear. The shade I have is 301, which is made up of matte pinks, an orange, and a shimmery pink to create a coral shade with subtle shimmer. The texture of the blush is super smooth and adheres well to the skin. As with all of Anna’s products, the Rose Cheek Colour is also rose scented, and is available in 6 shades for fall, with two new shades – 303 and 602.

Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches
Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches

Swatches from left to right – Rose Cheek Colour in 301, Protective Lip Gloss in 200, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, and Lipstick M in 371.

Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches
Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches
Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches

Anna Sui’s new fall 2014 collection products are available now at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, and at Hudson’s Bay Yorkdale, Sherway Gardens, Queen Street, and Downtown Vancouver.

Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches
Anna Sui Lipstick M in 371, Glittering Lip Gloss in 300, Protective Lip Gloss in 200 and Rose Cheek Colour in 301 reviews and swatches

Review: Mereadesso Lip Treats in Clear, Sheer Pink and Sheer Burgundy

Mereadesso Lip Treat review

Lastly, for lip balm fanatics out there, Mereadesso has the Lip Treats, both in clear and with tints. I’ve been using this since I received it and I absolutely love how it feels on my lips. I really like that it lasts a long time and doesn’t just get eaten up by my lips, but at the same time still provides hydrating and not simply a protective layer. Chock full of awesome ingredients like evening primrose, grapeseed oil, coconut and sunflower oil, and vitamins C and E, my lips feel healthier after each use.

Mereadesso Lip Treat review

The Tinted Lip Treats are also great because they come out clear and then intensify via layering. You get 2 Lip Treats in each package (for C$28) because we all want to keep one in our bag and one on our vanity. Swatches of the Tinted Lip Treats in Sheer Pink and Sheer Burgundy are below.

Mereadesso Lip Treat review

Mereadesso Lip Treat swatches

Ingredients of Lip Treats (clear):

Mereadesso Lip Treat ingredients

Review + Swatches: Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colours in PK01 & AT01

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colours in PK01 AT01 review and swatches

With the beauty industry ever innovating with new products that work in more than one way, these Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colours are just what I need during the hectic morning rush. A lip/cheek tint combo, the Tint in Gelato can be worn as a cream blush, a full-coverage lip product, or a lip tint.

These are textured almost like a whipped creme – a super fluffy cream formula that’s lightweight and easy to blend out. A little goes a long way, so keep that mind when you’re applying this on your cheeks. I like to place some of the product in the palm of my hand before applying this to my cheeks because it sets quickly and you can always apply more (but harder to take it off after it’s already set). Once blended and set, it looks like the most natural flush of colour.

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colours in PK01 AT01 review and swatches

The shades I have are PK01, a cool-toned fuchsia pink, and AT01, a cool-toned red. I have a huge obsession with red blushes and this one fits perfectly in my collection. Even though it looks scary when applied directly from the tube, once blended out, it looks really natural and is perfect for the fall season. On the cheeks, these last all day with no fading.

Worn as a lip colour, the Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colours are a little bit dry. When applied directly from the tube, they wear slightly patchy on the lips, but when dabbed on like a stain, there is no issue with dryness and it looks beautiful. On the lips, it lasts me through to lunch (4-5 hours after initial application), and then I will need to reapply after lunch.

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colours in PK01 AT01 review and swatches
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colours in PK01 AT01 review and swatches

I’ve been wearing PK01 and AT01 on alternate days to work. I will dab a bit from the applicator on the palm of my hands, take a bit to blend onto both cheeks, and then use the rest as a lip stain. The result is an effortless but polished look that took less than a minute to do.

Priced at $28 and available online and at Shu Uemura counters across Canada, I would highly recommend you check these Tint in Gelator Lip and Cheek Colours out.

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colours in PK01 AT01 review and swatches

Review + Swatches: Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow swatches and review

For its 30th anniversary this year, Make Up For Ever revamped its entire eyeshadow line and created the Artist Shadow, a range of 210 eyeshadows available in 5 different textures and finishes – matte, satin, iridescent, metal, and diamond. The new eyeshadows are based on a breakthrough formula that include Pigment Atomization, used for maximize colour delivery to up to 88% concentrated pigment (the highest on the market), and Water-Blend Technology, which allows for increased blendability and even texture.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow swatches and review

I was invited to play with the Artist Shadows in person and also create my own palette. Just like Make Up For Ever’s founder, Dany Sanz, we started off by creating a mood board that reflected our moods and feelings at the time. I had recently just booked a vacation to sunny Mexico so I had summer tropics in mind. For my shades, I selected a diamond gold (D410) to highlight, a metallic emerald (ME304) as the main shade, and an iridescent bronze (I328) to accentuate. The emerald and bronze shades were swatched with just one swipe, and the gold shade had multiple swipes.

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow swatches and review
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow swatches and review

All of the shades that I swatched at the event were beautifully smooth, pigmented, and absolutely gorgeous. All of the darker colours swatched extremely rich and bold, with plenty of depth, and while the lighter colours weren’t as rich but were still smooth and easy to use. Because they apply super smoothly, you don’t technically need a primer to help the colour adhere (you may still want it for longevity though). The pink and red shades can also double as blushes, so the products are extremely versatile.

I definitely recommend you check these out in store. With more 210 shades, you are bound to find ones that you love to create a palette with. Or if you’re like me, you get stuck with indecision when faced with so many options, so something like a mood board would be very helpful to help pinpoint the shades you want.

Priced at $25 for a single, $39 for duo, and $50 for trio, the Artist Shadows are available at Sephora.ca and Make Up For Ever boutiques starting in September. The eyeshadows come in magnetic pro pans that you can customize and store in the single, duo, or trio cases, perfect and convenient for travelling!

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow swatches and review
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow swatches and review
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow swatches and review
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow swatches and review

Summer Essential: review of Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation

Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation review and swatches

Touted as the Maybelline version of the much raved-about Armani Maestro foundation, the Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation is a silicone-based foundation that glides on the skin effortlessly and dries to a matte finish (no powder required!).

The shade 20 Classic Ivory is a good match for my MAC NC25 (Chanel B20, Guerlain 02) skintone. The texture is a very light fluid, due to the formula being  essentially a blend of powders suspended in oils. Because of the silky oil formula, you don’t need to warm this up in your hands before application; regardless, it will apply super smoothly and dry down quickly to a matte finish.  You can see a photo of me wearing this on my Instagram here.

In terms of coverage, it is light to medium. Due to the light texture, I don’t think it can be built up to a full coverage, but it doesn’t get cakey even when building to a medium coverage. It lasts the whole work day on me, disappearing after about 10 hours. Oil control is above average, in that I do have to blot after 4-5 hours, but it doesn’t take the rest of the foundation with every blot.

One thing to note is that you do have to make sure your skin is well-moisturized before applying this foundation. It’s not very hydrating on its own, so I make sure to use either a more hydrating serum, or a hydrating primer before applying this. It will also help it glide better onto the skin and sit more naturally (and with a nicer glow!).

My first impression was that it reminded me a lot of the Sweet Leilani Prep, Prime, Powder in that the texture is both silky smooth and dries down matte. The Maybelline version has a lot less coverage compared to Prep, Prime, Powder so I normally layer this a bit more than I would compared to Prep, Prime, Powder, or other foundations. I found that it does layer much better than Prep, Prime, Powder in that it doesn’t sink into my pores, nor does it get cakey.

I haven’t tried the original Armani Maestro foundation so I can’t compare, but I definitely like the Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch foundation! The finish is very natural and it feels like I’m not wearing any foundation when I wear this. It’s very comfortable on the skin, even on a hot summer day.

Recommend? Yes!

Swatches (from left: 20 Classic Ivory, 10 Porcelain Ivory)

Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation review and swatchesMaybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation review and swatches