Although I’m totally into glowy skin right now, I went out on a limb and bought a matte foundation from Kiko. I’d heard of Kiko before but didn’t know where I could get my hands on their products other than online. When Gary and I were in California visiting his family on our way back from Hawaii, we went into the Hollywood Kiko store and I looked around, amazed how low-priced most of their products were! After eyeing up the makeup counters for a few minutes, I noticed the Mat Mousse Oil Free Foundation. Contrary to what I usually buy, I was really excited to try this matte foundation out and went ahead and bought it.
Let me start with the downsides of this product first. The first negative is that the foundation is a mere 1.01 fl oz., not really justifying the $14 price tag for me. I think it would be better priced at $10, but I can get over it. The second negative is that when applying, you must focus on one area of the face at a time because the formula dries really quickly, which makes it hard to blend into the skin. I spend a lot of time focusing on blending in the foundation. Otherwise, it appears to just sit on top of the skin – not a good look. The last negative is that a little does not go a long way. You must use a hefty, quarter-size amount to cover the entire face. I have just been squeezing out enough product on a brush and apply it to the area and then squeeze out enough for the next area and so on.
For me, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives of this foundation, but I think it’s good to consider the negatives before purchasing. The first positive is the longevity of the product. I’ve worn this foundation for more than eight hours multiple times, inside and outside, and the product doesn’t budge until the end of the day where it does begin to separate on oily areas, but that’s to be expected. The second positive is the size. Although the size is quite small for the price tag, I do like that it is small enough to travel with. The third positive is the shade range. This foundation can be bought in 17 different shades, which makes it easier to find a shade that suits your skin tone. The final positive is the packaging. I love that this foundation is not in glass packaging like most foundations nowadays. Again, the size and the packaging makes it super safe to throw this in your carry-on when traveling, without fearing that it will break and explode in your bag.
Have you tried Kiko’s Mat Mousse Oil Free Foundation?