I recently recieved the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age The Lifter Foundation in the shade Sun Beige as a gift from one of my dearest cousins who was visiting from Europe. Having heard so much about the undereye concealer from this line, I was more than happy to try this out :)
The Maybelline Lifter Foundation is a liquid foundation that comes with an inbuilt primer. It claims to contain peptides that are meant to tighten the skin and make it look younger. I really cant say much about the anti-ageing benefits as I havent experienced anything noticeable.
This foundation comes in a plastic see-through packaging through which you can see the spiral Helix design consisting of the foundation itself and a transparent gel like product which is supposedly the primer.
It comes with a pump dispenser that dispenses equal parts of foundation and primer. This explains the odd streaky appearance of the product swatched in my arm below.
The texture of this foundation feels like whipped cream. Very soft and weightless! The inbuilt primer adds some moistness to it. This is why it blends effortlessly into the skin. It also has a cooling sensation initially which is very soothing.
This foundation gives a sheer to medium coverage. Yes, it is buildable owing to its lightweight consistency and ease of blending. It also tends to hydrate and sort of moisturise the skin which makes it a good option for dry/normal skinned gals. I am highly impressed by the texture and finish of this foundation and this could have easily passed off as my holy grail foundation only and only if I had recieved it in two shades lighter. The shade that I got, 48 Sun Beige, is 2-3 shades darker for me! Boo :( For reference I'm an NC35 in Mac and this foundation most probably is an NC42-45.
I did not experience any oxidising with this foundation. All in all this is a great product if you like lightweight, easy to blend and hydrating foundations. This foundation also does not claim to give you full coverage so you might not love it if you have issues with your skin. The finish looks gorgeous and somewhat matte but it is not at all drying. This lasts on me for a good 4 hours after which it started fading slightly. This one retails for about $14-15 approx, it was a gift so I really dont know! I would love to get it in my exact shade next time whenever I get a chance to lay my hands on it.
Have any of you tried this foundation?