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We’ve seen them everywhere – glowing ads on Youtube and Facebook for Il Makiage foundation, showing young women squealing with delight as the foundation disappears into their skin.
Is it worth the hype?
I actually purchased it a few months ago, in shade 020 (the lightest shade)!
The packaging of the Il Makiage “Woke Up Like This” foundation is superb and fancy, complete with a pump, which nearly always renders application less messy:
The foundation is of a thicker consistency – not creamy at all. This is personal preference, but I do usually gravitate toward creamy foundations as they are easier to apply.
I have assembled 3 photos below (before foundation, after foundation, and full face of makeup):
So far, so good, right?
You have to examine the close-ups to see the true story!
The problem is the consistency of this foundation. It is thick and applies unevenly. It forms unsightly patches on the skin and oxidizes, forming splotches of yellow and orange (see below):
This foundation, unfortunately, is not worth the hype. It is, in fact, one of the worst foundations I have ever used.
For a product breakdown of my makeup look, see below:
Foundation – Il Makiage “Woke Up Like This” in Shade 020
Powder – Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in 1-Fair/Pale
Concealer – Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch Concealer in 1
Blush–Benefit Cosmetics Brightening Finishing Powder in “Dandelion”
Bronzer–Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
Lips–Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Gloss in “Dolly”
Eye Look (see below)
Eye Look (products used):
Eyeliner – Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper”
Eyeshadow Base – Mac Painterly Paint Pot and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Milk”
Lid Center – Colourpop Stone Cold Fox Eyeshadow Palette in “Magnetic Moon”
Inner + Outer Lid – Colourpop Stone Cold Fox Eyeshadow Palette in “Fickle Fate”
Crease – Colourpop Stone Cold Fox Eyeshadow Palette in “Enigma” + “Play it Coal”
Brow Bone – Colourpop Stone Cold Fox Eyeshadow Palette in “Dreamful”
Inner Corner – Colourpop Stone Cold Fox Eyeshadow Palette in “Dreamful”
Eyebrow – Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in “Medium Brown”
Colourpop Stone Cold Fox Palette Review and Swatches