Sunday, March 17, 2019

REVIEW: ILMakiage Woke Up Like This Flawless Base Foundation

Packaging - 4 (very good)
Shade Range - 5 (excellent)
Texture - 5 (excellent)
Wear - 1 (bad)
Longevity - 1 (bad)
Overall:




I was SO excited to try this! This foundation is so well marketed with a few beauty vloggers recommending it, as well as a stunning website. I was less than impressed at the end. Let me walk you through my experience purchasing and then using the product.

That website is stunning. I learned with not much looking that they had this fantastic foundation with a free trial period of two weeks! I loved that I could try before I buy! I went ahead and decided to order it, and it asked me to take the "powermatch quiz". I have a mild issue with this, because I feel like it's unnecessary. I didn't mind the questions about my undertones or what my skin shade was. I love when they ask you what other brands and shade of foundation you use to help the perfectly  match your foundation. But They asked a lot of skin care questions that were such a waste. It didn't matter if I put that I wanted a matte full coverage look for an oily face with a lot of acne, or a dewy light coverage for a dry face with flakiness. They only have on foundation, so they will always recommend the Woke Up Like This Foundation. Regardless I liked the shade matching aspects of the quiz.

So I paid $5 for shipping and then I got my foundation in the mail after 5 days or so. The box it came in was gorgeous. It also came with a return label which I appreciated. The box had velvet lining and it was seriously pretty. The actual foundation is packaged beautifully. It looks so high end and glamours. The container is frosted glass. The lid fits on perfectly. The only issue I had with it was that the pump came off A LOT as well as the entire screw cap lid, which made quite the mess.

They have over 50 shades so I appreciate that range. I loved the texture of the makeup. It was smooth going on and settled onto my skin to mimic the natural texture which was awesome. It looked like skin, not silicone. My biggest two issues were that I had to use a lot of product to cover my face. Three pumps per layer, and I layered it twice, so that is six pumps! Typically I use 1-2 pumps per layer with other foundations. And even though they advertise this as buildable coverage a third and fourth layer did nothing, and I could not get past medium coverage. The product wore off quickly no matter how I primed or set it, which was so frustrating. And I've been using a new skin care routine so my skin is the healthiest it has been in a while and it still came off so fast. For $44, I'll choose something else.

It's also worth noting that I bought it and they had a whole "free trials" claim going. They said you pay $5 for shipping and if you don't love it, just return it! I didn't love it, so I went to return it, and I had to pay $6 for return shipping. I was so frustrated because they really made it sound like it was free return shipping. So I wasted $11 trying this foundation. Such a bummer. 



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