Two years ago I reviewed the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation in the shade 112 Natural Ivory and mentioned that maybe the shade 110 Porcelain would have been a better match for my neck. Last month I went and bought the shade 110 Porcelain, here are my thoughts…
For those interested, here are the ingredients for this foundation.
Cyclohexasiloxane – Primarily works as a skin conditioning agent and emollient. Like all other silicones, this ingredient has a unique fluidity that makes it easily spreadable. When applied to the skin, it gives a silky & slippery feeling to the touch and acts a mild water repellent by forming a protective barrier on the skin.
Nylon-12 – A type of synthetic polymer known as polyamide. It’s a bulking and opacifying agent.
Isododecane – A hydrocarbon ingredient most often used as an emollient in skin care products.
Alcohol Denat. – A mixture of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) with a denaturing agent.
Cyclopentasiloxane – In beauty products, this is mainly used as a conditioner, delivery agent, lubricant and solvent. Like all other silicones, this ingredient has a unique fluidity that makes it easily spreadable.
Peg-10 Dimethicone – A skin/hair conditioning agent.
Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone – A skin/hair conditioning agent, emulsifier and delivery agent. As a silicone it provides emolliency, water binding properties, good slip and a silky touch on the skin.
Peg-20 – Seen in a variety of forms in beauty products and cosmetics, primarily as emollients and surfactants.
Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate – A plant-based emulsifier used in cosmetics and skin care products to stabilize formulas.
Disteardimonium Hectorite – A vegetable-derived suspending agent used to thicken oil-based products and serve as a stabilizer for emulsions.
Phenoxyethanol – A preservative.
Magnesium Sulfate – A natural salt found in sea water and mineral deposits.
Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate – An emulsifier derived from coconut and amino acids.
Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer – A synthetic polymer used as an anticaking agent.
Titanium Dioxide – A naturally occurring mineral used as a coloring agent, whitener, thickening agent, and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products.
Methylparaben – An anti-fungal and preservative.
Acrylates Copolymer – A stabilizing agent.
Tocopherol – A class of naturally occuring chemical compounds related to Vitamin E.
Butylparaben – A preservative.
Aluminum Hydroxide – Acts as a skin protectant and opacifying agent in cosmetics.
Alumina – Also knows as Aluminium Oxide. Primarily used as an abrasive and thickening agent, but also functions as an anti-caking agent and absorbent.
Silica – Also known as Silicon Dioxide, it’s a mineral found naturally in sandstone, clay, and granite, as well as in parts of plants and animals. It is most often used as an absorbant.
Glycerin – Used as a cosmetic bonding agent for makeup.
+/- May Contain
Ci 77491 – Iron oxides, colour red
Ci 77492 – Iron oxides, colour yellow
Ci 77499 – Iron oxides, colour black
Let’s start by comparing the two shades I have together (110 Porcelain vs 112 Natural Ivory).
Both shades seem to be in the neutral range of things; they don’t seem to lean neither warm or cool. At least not to me. What do you think?
This is what the shade 110 Porcelain looks like on me. I applied it with a damp beauty sponge. Mug shot alert! 😛
The formula gives a pretty full coverage and gives me a blank canvas to work with. I usually apply this foundation with my fingers cause it doesn’t give as full a coverage as with a sponge, and I’m able to make it look normal after finishing my makeup routine, see below.
This shade does lean a teensy weensy bit on the cool side on me, but it’s so minimal that it’s almost not worth mentioning. I just felt I had to anyway. 😛
After all of that is said and done, I’m no longer a fan of this formula. It’s not the colour that’s the issue, but the finish. I find it clings too much to my fine lines and wrinkles and makes them stand out, even with primer, and that’s definintely not what I’m looking for in a foundation.
Having combination skin I’ve always sought out mattifying products, but now I need something that will make me look normal, not older, and I find this one ages me.
What’s your go-to foundation and what kind of finish does it have?
– Chantal 🙂
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