July 22, 2009

Review: Lancome Maquiliquide UV Infinite

It's been an amazing month for review products. Please understand that I don't emphasise that I received a product free to boast, but in the interest of honesty. Even though I try to be objective, there is no denying that I am more likely to like a product or forgive it its flaws if I didn't have to pay for it.

This foundation has received rave reviews from Beetrice and ParisB, they love the sheer coverage, light formula, and on them it lasts all day. So this may come as a shocker, but I find myself preferring my staple foundation - Revlon Colorstay! (It's a shock to me too let me tell you).

Formula
I really do love the watery, light formula in this foundation. When first swiped on I find ut doesn't match my skintone at all, but once patted in it almost magically sinks in and blends in, providing even luminous coverage.

This foundy has the prettiest finish I've ever seen when freshly applied. Although matte it still appears luminous - my skin but better. Even better it has SPF20, which to me, lets me bypass sunscreen (I slather on a lot)

Sadly on my crazy oily skin it doesn't last well enough, even when set with powder after blotting, coverage fades patchily - especially around the nose - and I have to touch up with 2-way foundation. This obscures the pretty finish of Maquiliquide.


Shade
I was matched to BO-015. When I first saw it I thought it was too light for me but was convinced by the makeup artist that it would match my face. Well, it may match my face but the contrast between face and neck is just too obvious!

I look like I'm wearing a mask. I wish I had held firm and gotten a shade darker. I may have liked the foundation better if I had.

Coverage
It evens out skin remarkably for such a light formula. It is especially good at counteracting redness. But it does nothing for dark spots left by pimples and undereye circles so a concealer is a must.

Wear
As mentioned earlier, although the foundy promises to be long wearing and sweat proof, it doesn't stand up to my insanely oily skin.

It also doesn't control oil as well as Colorstay. The good news is it doesn't break me out at all.

Conclusion
I'm really disappointed in my skin for not cooperating with this foundation. There is so much to love about it that I want skin that works well with it! Sighs. Still at RM130 for 30ml, it's maybe just as well I didn't fall madly in love with it!

Even though it doesn't work for me, I can see how many girls would LOVE it. So if you have combination or normal skin, and want a long-lasting light formula, this is your dream come true in a bottle.

Me? I'm stuck with thick, bullet proof and cheap Colorstay and grateful I have it!

3 comments:

Askmewhats said...

gosh! I have been looking for a cheaper alternative foundation and I've read so many raves about Revlon's Colorstay, and now..from you!!!! I was wondering, do you think Revlon's Colorstay would work well on Mature skin? Like old people?

Kahani said...

Hmm.. they have a formula for dry skin as well as oily skin. The dry skin may be great for older skin. Revlon also has an anti-aging foundation that I've heard great things about. =)

plue said...

i share the exact same story like you.

every single thing you mention, my head bob up n down all the way.

except that the colour matches me quite well, except that it is still wee bit too light for me, since my neck is a little darker :(

but i used this without a makeup base, wonder if it works better under one?