My BFF is a newly minted Mary Kay consultant, and sent me a bunch of samples to try, including the Timewise Luminous Wear liquid foundation, and the matte foundation. Both samples are in the shade Beige 2, which is a great match for me (similar to NARS Sheer Glow in Santa Fe). Good job matching me, D!
The sample packet is very generous and lasts for 2-3 uses depending on the amount of coverage you’re looking for. I found the coverage to be medium to full, and it is buildable.
MK Beige 2, NARS Sheer Glow Santa Fe, NARS Sheer Matte in Santa Fe, L’Oreal True Match in C3
I liked the coverage and finish, but since I like matte foundations more, I probably will purchase the matte foundation over the luminous finish. That said, this foundation has a nice brightening effect. The texture is soft and it is very easy to blend. I used a stippling brush at first, but found that I preferred using a Beauty Blender, which gave me the best result. I also didn’t use concealer at all, since it had enough coverage for me.
Without primer, this wore for about seven hours before it started to break down on my skin. I didn’t find that I looked super shiny or anything, but I do prefer to “control” my highlight by mixing small amounts with my foundation, or by applying powder/liquid/cream highlighters.
This is a good foundation for someone who wants brighter skin in one step, as it has good coverage and a pretty finish.
If you want to look into any other Mary Kay products, check out my bestie’s consultant page! 🙂