16 March 2015


As you may be aware, the Beauty and Lifestyle Hunter is an official Beautydirectory Expert Panelist. The Beautydirectory the only online resource for the Australian and New Zealand beauty industry, including brands, PRs and media including beauty bloggers like myself, and this esteemed Expert Panel, includes a small selection of best bloggers/vloggers in Australia - and the Beauty and Lifestyle Hunter is one of those! I still so excited to be a part of that panel! And as a part of the Expert Panel, today I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the newly launched Mary Kay Endless Performance Crème-to-Powder Foundation;

What They Say:

Mary Kay Endless Performance Crème-to-Powder Foundation is your key to a long-lasting, flawless finish. Formulated with multiple technologies to help you achieve beautiful results, it glides on like a cream to hide imperfections and dries to a powdery matte finish. Available in 9 shades.


Endless Performance Crème-to-Powder Foundation: $30 (10g) – Available from Mary Kay

Mini refillable compact: RRP: $28 - Available from Mary Kay

What I Say:

To be honest, I have to admit to usually preferring liquid foundation. Not really sure why, just somehow usually find it easier to use. In saying that, I may have to admit that I’m wrong..

This crème to powder foundation is surprisingly easy to apply using the included makeup sponge (you actually get two included with the foundation), or any other makeup sponge or blender for that matter. The foundation glides easily over the skin, and is so easy to blend into an even natural finish. And if you want or need to, you can easily build up the coverage slightly to help cover dark circles under the eyes, redness, and pigmentation.

And in spite of having combination skin, that often tends to get a touch on the greasy side by the afternoon, this foundation actually stay put all day. And without fading, sliding, looking shiny, and very importantly too, without settling into fine lines and wrinkles.

The foundation has a matte finish, which, with combination skin I really like, as too dewy or shimmery foundations often makes me feel that my skin looks even greasier than it really is. Mary Kay also claims that the foundation is heat-, humidity- and transfer-resistant, and I did find that to be true, and that there was minimal transfer on i.e. my glasses and sunglasses when I too them off. 

I also really like that the foundation is oil-free and non-comedogenic too, so it is suitable for combination and oily skin types. It has also been dermatologist tested, and tested for skin irritancy and allergy, so it is also suitable for sensitive skin types. In fact, it actually claims to be suitable for all skin types, but in saying that, I am not too sure how it would go on more dry skin types. 

At $30, I find the foundation to be relatively well priced, but in saying that, it is also not particularly large with just 10g, so I am not too sure how long it will last before you hit the pan. In saying that, the foundation does come in just a simple plastic case, which as such is fine if you do to tend to take it with you – but it is intended to be put into one of Mary Kay’s special refillable compacts. This black sleek compact comes with a small mirror, and a hidden compartment underneath which holds the makeup sponge. The compact has a magnet making sure that the foundation is kept securely in place. And once you’ve finished up the foundation, you can of course re-use the compact, using it for a new foundation, or even for other makeup products such as eye shadows, blush, bronzer or the like! But essentially, the $28 for the compact does add to the cost of the foundation, essentially making it cost $58.

However, all in all, this is a lovely crème to powder foundation that is easy to apply, gives you a nice seamless matte finish, and lasts all day. 

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Do you use crème to powder foundations? What type of foundations do you prefer? Ever tried any of the products from Mary Kay?

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