I finally dumped my MAC foundation ($33) for mark.($18)! And OMG I’m so ♥♥♥♥Better product and better price I had the hardest time finding Avon liquid foundation that matched perfectly but got this one right on the first try! I don’t fault Avon whatsoever; I have one of those weird complexions that changes depending on the time of the day. I’ve been told many MAC users find mark. to be an easier transfer. Note: I only tried 3-4 Avon foundations (powder and liquid) before throwing in the towel. A girl’s got work to do!
It’s been said that many people wear foundation all over when they actually do not need it. I may be one of those people. I don’t have many blemishes but I do have scarring on the right side of my cheek and minor discoloration on the left cheek. In all foundations’ defense, just about any foundation can cover the my scarring. With that being said, I look for sheer-medium coverage foundations. I use it all over just for even complexion and better piece of mind; however, some only use foundation in the area(s) that has redness, discoloration, etc. I just want to make sure I’m not blotchy.
For about 10 years, I’ve worn MAC liquid foundation and for the past maybe 5-6 years I’ve worn the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NW43. Since last year, I’ve noticed that my skin accumulates oil in my t-zone area with and without foundation. At times, I had so much oil in my face that you could fry chicken! It would only get worse wearing the foundation. I believe it’s due largely to hormonal changes and also diet (just being honest).
According to MAC, this foundation is designed to be worn for up to 15 hours for a natural, matte finish; therefore, it’s designed to control oil. Even with setting my makeup with a translucent powder and using a setting spray, I still found an excess of oil within 2-3 hours of applying the MAC foundation. The only time my face had a matte finish is when the foundation was first applied. I also suffered from flashback when taking photos with flash. At times, I looked like a ghost! So I began taking photos without a flash in order to preserve my perfect makeup look.
Tired of finding ways around my makeup, I decided to purchase three mark. Girl products: Got the Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15, On the Dot Neutral Eye Color Compact and Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette in Coral Glow. All items used in the look below.
mark. Got the Goods is said to have buildable medium coverage while MAC has medium coverage, according to their site. Unlike MAC, Got the Goods Foundation has more benefits than a regular foundation. Some may even call it a BB cream. I like the fact that it has a pump so it’s not as messy as a BB or CC cream. According to Avon and mark., the Got the Goods Liquid Foundation is oil-free, gives skin a dewy finish, contains broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and leaves skin feeling soft with a radiant glow. Therefore, over time, it actually improves the quality of your skin including firming the skin.
At first, I put MAC on the right cheek and mark. on the left. I didn’t notice much of a matte finish with MAC and didn’t notice too much of a dewy finish with mark. It was slightly dewy so it did not look unnatural. My skin looked healthy. The MAC wasn’t very heavy but I noticed the mark. was much more lightweight. Over time, I forgot I had the mark. on. Just like MAC, I applied mark. foundation and used a translucent powder to set along with the makeup setting spray. I must say that I am beyond impressed with the quality of product and the price point is awesome! By switching, I’m saving $15 and have much better results!
I applied mark. foundation around 10:30 a.m. and by 9:55 p.m., the foundation still looked flawless. I did a slight blot about midday but must say I am pleasantly surprised. It was nothing like my former foundation and honestly, I could have got by without blotting. I’ve blotted so much, I do it as a habit. I took the makeup off before 10 p.m. but I’m sure it would’ve lasted all night.
This is the first time I’ve ever felt so confident in my makeup. Usually, I can apply around 7 a.m. or 8 a.m., sometimes even 10 a.m. and it’s worn off by 4 p.m. MAC promises up to 15 hours of wear but I’ve never been able to get half of that. I applied the mark. foundation just as I would the MAC. I’m glad I was able to get over 10 hours of coverage.
Overall: it’s great for normal and dry skin. For oily skin, you may find yourself blotting a few times but I definitely suggesting “setting” it for longer lasting results. The price point is excellent compared to many other big names. The fact that it has a pump makes application easy and not as messy. Because it has moisturizing agents, you can skip the moisturizer step. It’s an all-in-one: skin benefits, moisturizer and coverage. You can build for desired coverage.
I’ve also posted picture with MAC liquid foundation so you can see the oil problem. My skin looks more “dewy” with the MAC matte foundation than with the mark. Got the Goods Liquid Foundation.