What the brand says: Maybelline’s first hydrating matte foundation for 100% velvet-smooth perfection. Unique gel-whipped formula is ideal for normal to combination skin. This refreshing gel-whipped foundation leaves complexion perfected and smooth with a velvety, soft-matte finish while skin stays hydrated for 12 hours.
Packaging: The foundation comes in a pretty matte tube with screw-open cap. The tube is cream in colour and the text strip on the tube resembles the shade of product. The tube is very lightweight and travel friendly.
Texture: The texture of this foundation is amazing! It is like a thick whipped cream that instantly gets blended leaving behind a soft-matte finish.
Shade: The shade ‘Sandy-beige 60’ is a medium shade which will suit both NC-40 and NC-42 (MAC foundation shades).
How I use and staying power/after-effects: The foundation can be used with a beauty blender, buffing brush or your fingers as well. Simply dot the entire face with the whipped foundation and bled it evenly. I am NC-42 and i could see a white cast initially which disappeared later after setting it with my NYX compact powder. The foundation gives medium coverage but will not hide very stubborn dark spots so it’s better you use a concealer. The foundation suits my combination skin very well giving it a matte shine-free look throughout the day. Does not look cakey or obvious in pictures which is a good thing. Does not oxidize and stays fresh all day long.