Review, Swatch and Tutorial: Mary Kay - TimeWise 3D Matte Foundations*


Mary Kay has recently launched the TimeWise 3D Matte Foundation ($28 cad), plus Blending Brush ($20 cad), to their line-up and, I am so excited to share with you my results! 

I have put this foundation to the test - left it on for approximately 14 hours, went through the wind, rain and eventually the scorching sun for 5-6 hours (yay for crazy weather here!). I also ran errands with my little toddler, did groceries.. went to a bridal shower for a few hours... dinner with the family and home! Results? It truly lived up to the claims of having a solid 12 hour staying power. 

For those of you who are readers of my blog, will know that I have oily combination skin, so being able to find a medium to full coverage matte foundation that works without making me look flat and cakey is a dream. In addition, finding one that is at a reasonable price range is honestly the big bonus. This new foundation checks all those boxes. It also comes in a variety of 28 shades so something is bound to match you!

Like I said above, this product offers a medium buildable to full coverage on the skin that looks natural. It still makes your skin look like skin and I find that very important. Other benefits of the foundation, as found on their site, is listed below:
- infused with their exclusive Age Minimize 3D™ Complex to help defend, delay and deliver for beautiful results, 
- includes encapsulated resveratrol, dual benefit vitamin B3 and an age-defying peptide. 
- long-lasting coverage with a flawless finish. 
- 12 hours of oil control
- weightless humidity and sweat-resistant formula
- won't settle to fine lines
- microspheres act like a sponge to absorb oils.

Below you will find the shades that were graciously sent to me swatched: 

Here I have Beige C140 applied to my face. At first, it looked a bit light but once I blended it out, it even-ed out all my discolorations on my face without having to do any color correction, and as you can see it matches my neck perfectly.  On the lips, I have their brand new Matte Lipstick in Paparazzi Pink which from May 16th to August 15, 2019, Mary Kay will donate $1 from each sale of this lipstick to the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. These funds will support the Look Good Feel Better program and initiatives to prevent domestic violence. Therefore, with every purchase of this lipstick you really are supporting women in need.


Above features all the products that I have used on my face to create my makeup look and below are selfies I have taken through various times of the day for you to see how my foundation lasted.

6:30AM - Just woke up and getting ready to apply my makeup! 

8AM - first check in after makeup application, you see how much it even-ed out my skintone I loved it! It made my skin look airbrushed without piling a ton of makeup on. It is important to note that none of the photos above have any editing or airbrush on it!

2 PM - after spending all morning in the rain, wind then sun, I had to quickly head over to the bridal shower! My makeup was still lasting, usually around this time my makeup would be sliding everywhere but nope, still works! I was standing in a pretty bright party room at a condo so I look a bit lighter (apologies!). 

8 PM - back home, hair up after I gave my son a bath and put him to bed. I'm back in my own house so you can see in natural daylight how the end result looks like. A bit of the foundation did come off in the nose area but that is due to my horrid allergies this time of year and I was constantly blowing my nose. My blush, eyeshadow, highlight all stayed on my face, the foundation did not shift it at all and that's what you look for in terms of having a foundation with lasting power! 

Oh lastly, the blending brush that was created and released with the launch of these foundations - it works very well to blend out the product on the face and neck and what is great is that the foundation doesn't absorb too much or sink deep into the bristles, so you're not wasting product! Also, I really enjoyed using this brush to blend out my contour/bronzing stick! 

Until next time, XO - M.

**SPONSORED POST  (all products were sent to me for review, all opinions are my own.)

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