My very first foundation when I was still starting my experiment with makeup was the Maybelline Aqua Gel Foundation. Being such, it holds a special place in my heart especially since it has never failed me. Thank God that although I knew nothing about cosmetics then, this has never given me any horrible foundation moments. (Think, horridly ghostly face in flash photography!) For that, I am forever grateful!
Why I chose this one in particular among the multitude of brands available? Several reasons and here are some of them:
1) It was recommended to me by one of my closest friends. She and her sister swear by it so she was quick to suggest this when I asked her for advice.
2) Despite it being of good quality, it was affordable (less than PHP500) and fit my student budget to a T.
3) I love Maybelline as a brand because I was following their hip campaigns with several top models.
Now on to the product!
This foundation has a water-based formula making it perfect for normal to dry skin. I personally think that it provides light to medium coverage, but at the same time, it’s also buildable so you can use a bit more if you need extra coverage.
Meanwhile, the finish sits somewhere in between matte and luminous. Better be ready with loose powder since I won’t guarantee that your face will remain matte throughout the day. Some oiliness is to expected ESPECIALLY if you have combination to oily skin.
My particular shade, by the way, is in natural beige, which blends very well with my skin tone.
I’m sharing with you a photo of mine when I was a freshman at university and a newbie at makeup.
It has been five years since then and this product still serves me well.
A bit of warning though. Be careful when squeezing the product out of the container. Sometimes, it may unexpectedly squirt out all over the place leaving your dress with foundation stains! This has happened to me a few times already. In addition, be sure to spread this fast once it’s on as it dries quite quickly. 🙂
I’m giving Maybelline Aqua Gel Foundation two thumbs up for being such a trusty newbie foundation and for never letting me down throughout the years. I think I have outgrown this product for now but it will always have a special place in my makeup hall of fame.