Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MAKE UP FOR EVER'S Water Blend Foundation ~ Review

Last week I shared how I achieve a flawless, natural complexion with MAKE UP FOR EVER's Ultra HD line (see here) and today I'm sharing another one of my favourite MAKE UP FOR EVER complexion products, Water Blend Face & Body Foundation.


MAKE UP FOR EVER's Water Blend Face & Body Foundation (50 ml, $54) is a lightweight, water-gel face and body foundation that provides sheer to buildable coverage. The finish is natural looking, slightly dewy and is formulated with over 80% water. This foundation is available in 20 shades that are divided into two categories; Y (warm undertone) and R (cool undertone). I wear the shade Y225 Marble.


Water Blend Face & Body is extremely lightweight and versatile. It can be worn very sheer for a slight wash of colour to even out my skin, or built up for more coverage on days where I have a bit more redness in my cheeks. I have some acne scarring and although this foundation doesn't completely conceal it, it certainly helps to make it less noticeable. If I have any active breakouts, I just use MAKE UP FOR EVER's Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation to conceal them.


I love the finish and feel of Water Blend Face & Body Foundation! It's so lightweight and feels like water on my skin. It's very fluid, spreads and blends easily, looks natural and it adds instant luminosity to my face. Due to it's high water content, it tends to separate in the bottle, so it needs to be shook well before use. I prefer to apply this foundation with my fingers or a foundation brush. I have tried using oval brushes and beauty sponges but I feel that they absorb too much of the product.


I have tried using a few different primers with Water Blend Face & Body and my top two to pair with it are MAKE UP FOR EVER's Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer (the Hydrating one) and Burberry's Fresh Glow. If I'm really wanting to glow, I'll add in some of MAKE UP FOR EVER's Star Lit for some serious glow (review here).


Typically anything labelled 'dewy' won't last more than a few hours on my face since I have combo skin. When I wear this on top of primer and set it lightly with MAKE UP FOR EVER's Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder (review here), it will last the whole day. I honestly wasn't expecting it to wear for that long, but it surprised me.

If you're looking for a lightweight, buildable foundation that looks just as good as it feels, I suggest you give this one a try.

MAKE UP FOR EVER's Water Blend Face & Body Foundation is available both in-store and online at www.sephora.com



Have you tried Water Blend before? Do you prefer light, medium or full coverage foundations? Let's talk in the comment section below 👇



*PR sample was provided to me for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are my own!







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