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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review & Swatchfest: Mary Kay Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation

Let's face it, girls. We sweat. We don't glisten as many of us may claim and those aren't dew drops on your upper lip. We sweat. With temperatures soaring over 100 everyday, even those with the driest of skin types will find that their dewy or glowy finish foundations can turn into a hot melty mess by the end of the day. We need a little skin security - an epidermal bouncer keeping the shiny, sweaty riffraff off of the club that is your face, if you will. While Mary Kay's Timewise Matte-Wear Foundation won't stop you from sweating, it will keep the shine away all day.

I applied Mary Kay's Matte Wear Foundation first thing in the morning and after a day of running around Chicago in some serious heat, I came home to find that my face was shine-free and in one piece! There was no splotchiness to be found despite having patted my face at least three times throughout the day. Come to find out, according to Mary Kay's website, this foundation is explicitly formulated to perform this way as it contains "special microspheres" that absorb oil throughout the day. Not only that, but they claim that it's suitable for sensitive skin. While I don't have sensitive skin and can't validate these claims, it's something worth checking out if you do and are looking for a great matte foundation!

Something to be conscious of when applying this foundation is that it dries quickly. Plan on working with this product in small sections! Another thing to know is that, because it is a matte foundation, those with drier skin looking for a winter foundation might want to avoid this. While it's fine for the summertime sweats when walking to the office, it certainly doesn't add moisture to the skin.

Bottom Line: This is a good foundation for most skin types looking for a mattifying, medium-full coverage finish this summer. If you are looking for a winter foundation, those with dry skin should think twice before buying this one.

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