First of all, happy belated Eid. I am suffering from some health issue like fever, headache for 3 days. I couldn’t celebrate the festival due to this reason. I am also feeling bad because of the current situation in our country. you all must have to know how the Indian state of ‘Kerela’ is facing a very harsh situation due to the floods and the death toll is increasing day by day. People are running out of food and resources. Disaster is spreading its arms over Kerela which used to be a very beautiful, rich and prosperous state has got ruined and people need help to rebuild it. I request all my readers to donate and help Kerela in any way you can.
Coming to the post, today’s review is going to be on the Makeup Revolution London The Matte Effect Foundation which I had bought last year. Actually, I was looking for a daily wear foundation which is lightweight but long-lasting. After reading the claim of this foundation I decided to try it. So let’s see what it did for me.
What company says…
Get the perfect matte effect with this matte foundation. This liquid foundation is easily applied and blends easily whilst providing an even and perfectly matte finish that lasts all day.
In the mirror of my own experience
Makeup Revolution London The Matte Effect Foundation comes in a beige colour flat plastic squeezy tube packaging. The tube has a black screw on lid. The packaging is lightweight and very convenient and it can be carried out without any trouble.
The shade ‘Golden’ seemed to be the closest match with my skin tone when I was checking the shade online but unfortunately, once I applied it, it was slightly different from my real skin tone. It is quite close to my hand’s skin but not to my face’s skin. Whenever I used it, I mixed it with a lighter shade foundation for matching with my skin but you can understand how it feels when you are not satisfied with your base of makeup.
The consistency of this foundation is slightly thin. It has very light coverage so if you are blessed with flawless skin, you can use it like a BB or CC cream. For hiding the spots and other imperfections, you should use a full coverage concealer underneath the foundation. It made me a bit disappointed because I was expecting light to medium coverage from it.
It gives a slightly matte finish and I don’t require a setting powder to set it. The other thing that I liked is that it doesn’t make my skin dry (though I use my moisturiser underneath). For oily skin, I think It could be used like a BB cream and set it with a powder. It’s not shiny at all which I love. It also adds a brightness to the face like a BB or CC cream.
The foundation claims that it lasts for 16 hours which is not completely true but it has a pretty good lasting power. It lasts for about 6-7 hours on my skin. For increasing the longevity, you can set it with a powder. This foundation is not oxidising but you can’t feel confident about flash photography with it.
Works like a BB cream
Good for almost all skin types
No coverage at all
Clings to dry patches
16 hours claim is far fetched
Not completely matte
I’m not impressed with the formula. Though it’s very lightweight and reasonable in price still it doesn’t work like a foundation. You expect a bit of coverage because everyone is not gifted with a spotless skin. I will not complain about the shade as it’s the mistake of selection but still, there are other things which makes it an average product. If you have minimal flaws in your skin, I will recommend it to you.
INR 650 for 25 ml
Available on Nykaa and other leading webstores
Have you tried Makeup Revolution London The Matte Effect Foundation? Which one is your daily wear foundation?