Oct 13, 2010

Foundations: Wet 'N' Wild Style

I love and live in loose powder but it wasn't always this way.

I still remember the day I first tried a mineral loose powder. It was just over three years ago and I was being coaxed into it by a co-worker. (At that time, we were both Youngblood reps and she swore by the loose foundation and I ONLY wore liquid.) I finally caved, giving her permission to match my skin tone, and once done, I took my new foundation home with me. (It was, of course, the lightest shade shall I add.) I woke up the next morning, applied a tiny amount of concealer and went to town with my kabuki brush and powder. After about two minutes, not only was I finished applying but it looked like I was wearing nothing!!! I fell in love immediately and from that day on, I was a convert. Hallelujah!!!!

As much as I love Youngblood, I'm always on the hunt for a less expensive powder. Now, mind you, it could be worse. I only pay about $25 - $30 (wholesale) and the powder lasts me about two months. The only issue is that I have to order it, since I don't want to pay retail price, which means I incur shipping costs every time.

Having said that, while out on one of my many shopping trips, I picked up three new Wet 'N' Wild foundations: Ultimate Match SPF 15 Foundation, Natural Blend Mineral Foundation Mineral Veil and Intuitive Blend Shade Adjusting Foundation + Primer.
The Ultimate Match Foundation was phenomenal. Though I'm a loose foundation fiend, I was almost willing to go back to liquid foundation for this bad boy. Seriously, went on extremely smooth, left my skin silky and matched my skin tone perfectly. Oh, and it was only $4.99
The Natural Blend Mineral Foundation (loose powder) did not do me justice. First of all, I got the lightest color and it was still too dark. Secondly, the powder offers minimal coverage at best so should you have some blemishes you want to cover, this is not the powder for you. On a positive note though it's definitely purse size, comes with it's own kabuki brush AND would be excellent for the beach (or when you want to wear less.) Priced at about $4.79
The Intuitive Blend Shade Adjusting Foundation is my least favorite. I was immediately turned off by the smell; it has an odd sweet, almost mildewy, odour. This product comes out in a white cream, with miniscule round beads, and once rubbed in, it actually matches your skin perfectly. My major issue with this was the oilyness. Once rubbed in, it felt like it was sitting on top of my skin, thus giving me a heavier look. Having said that, it would be a great product for people with extremely dry skin but if you have an oil issue, definitely stay away. Priced at about $5.99

All in all, for an inexpensive drug store brand, not too bad but I think I'll stick with their lipsticks and eye shadows!!!

What about you? Have you ever tried any of the Wet 'N' Wild foundations? What are your thoughts?

4 comments:

  1. I have the Intuitive Blend Shade Adjusting Foundation, but to be honest, I have yet to use it. I'll keep you posted.

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  2. Thanks Bronwen and definitely let me know. I like to hear other people's opinions for sure.

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  3. I use Maybelline super stay foundation and like it a lot. Stays on well and you don't need to wear a lot.

    http://www.maybelline.com/Product/Face/Foundation/superstay-24hr-makeup.htm

    ~Ang

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  4. Hey Ang...thanks so much for the comment. I have never tried a Maybelline Foundation before but I'm thinking it might be time...

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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