Although I've been wearing makeup since I was 13, I've only really started wearing foundation in the last few years. I had mistakenly believed that foundation always looked unnatural, cakey, or constricted your skin, or was to cover up problem areas but thanks to Instagram and the sudden influx in my selfies I realized that good foundation isn't just a layer, it is an enhancement. It is a base that helps erase concerning areas. And so it has become a staple in my makeup routine.
And when you start using phrases like "my makeup routine" you need a skincare routine that cleanses and purifies your face. I have a rigid morning and night routine, but after taking a brief (and ill-conceived) reprieve from my regiment, I can tell you how necessary it is. Good skin requires patience, time, and dedication. That means not only using high end or drugstore products to cleanse, scrub, or tone; using natural remedies and masks; healthy diet; and sleep you also need to make sure you're using good products on your skin. It is exhausting.
Imagine my delight when I received the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation, in my Influenster VoxBox. I decided to join the Maybelline 3 Week #BetterSkinChallenge because it promises two things: full day coverage and better skin!
I was apprehensive about wearing foundation every day in 84°F weather, but the foundation is deceptively lightweight. I decided to forgo my concealer, what can I say? YOLO. And abandoned my skin care because I like to live on the edge. I put my trust in Maybelline and I now believe! They weren't kidding about that 0.5% ACTYL-C and its antioxidant benefits, because my skin looks brighter, more balanced, and my pores are less visible.
The shade I received was 30 Warm Nude which was lighter and less orange than I usually get, but it blended perfectly with my skin. I wore the foundation in the day and night and it transitioned beautifully. I love that it's SPF 15 because I didn't need to layer it in the daytime, and it stayed put even when I was
And if you'd like to take the Better Skin Challenge, check out Maybelline.com for a special $2 off coupon.