Foundation review: Maybelline, Marc Jacobs & Givenchy

Finding the perfect foundation has been an ongoing quest. I have tried lots of different brands, including Clarins, Lancôme, Dior, Max Factor, Revlon and Yves Saint Laurent. Personally I like liquid foundation that offers long-lasting and full coverage. I have currently settled on three favourites that I want to present to you today:

3. Givenchy Teint Couture

When I first tried this foundation, I thought that I had found the holy grail of foundations. I liked the colour and the overall finishing look when applied. For some reason the shade I use (number 3) is often sold out and this forced me to try other brands. And then on one occasion I discovered Marc Jacobs's  beauty range that had just come out...

2. Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charge Oil-Free Foundation

I have been sticking to this foundation by Marc Jacobs because it offers a lighter shade (Ivory Light) than Givenchy's Teint Couture lightest colour. On top of that it is thicker and covers my freckles even better. This had been my number one choice until I recently stumbled on Maybelline's foundation.

1. Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Makeup

As I said in the intro, even though I have favourite foundations, I am still open to trying other brands, in case that I like them better. Sometimes it happens that I get a colour that is too dark but instead of throwing the whole bottle away, I then blend it with a lighter product. In a recent example, I grabbed a Maybelline foundation at the supermarket as I urgently needed it. I would never have thought that I'd be so blown away! The coverage is just the best that I have found so far and meets my main criteria: long-lasting and full. While I usually believe that high-end is better than drugstore makeup - I was proven wrong in this case!

This is my current foundation ranking, subject to change. In my next beauty post I will talk liquid foundation brushes. Now I'd love to hear what foundation recommendations you have. 
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  1. Wow, now I want to try this foundation too! i am the same way, I always try new ones and usually the more expensive ones

  2. I don't use that much of foundations, because for a daily basis I prefer light coverage, so I stick to BB or CC creams. My favorite at the moment is Bourjois 123 CC cream, it's amazing for smoothing skin, though it doesn't give a full coverage.


  3. I don't use very often foundations, this is why I didn't new about the ones you showed us today! They are tempting! Have a great weekend!

  4. I use foundations only during winter months, so I am still covered by my Estee Lauder BB cream that is the best BB cream I have found so far! I tend to use it - in a lighter color - also during winter together with my day cream for work.
    Regarding foundations, my best one at the moment is the Lancôme Teint24, but I have to say I tried at a Givenchy session the one you suggest and I loved it, so I think when my Lancôme will be empty I will move to it.
    I never tried Marc Jacobs make-up and for the skin I tend not to use drugstore products like Maybelline as I am worried to ruin it! I am glad you find it so good! I will try Marc Jacobs brand asap!


  5. I love knowing and trying new things and I loved to know that these foundations are good! I want to try them now! As you asked, I like YSL Touche Eclat, a looot, and Chanel Lumiere, and also Dior BB Cream, that really acts like foundation! But I want to go on trying other products like the ones you recommended!

  6. I need to try the Maybelline one, sounds so great and u know, I love this brand too! Happy weekend Anouk! xo

  7. I wear BB cream instead of foundation but I've been hearing about how good the Marc Jacobs one is!

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  8. Finding the right foundation is difficult for me at times, I've founds great ones, but not exactly affordable options yet. I'm a fan of Lancome and YSL for me at the moment. Have not tried these above.<3
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  9. These sound wonderful! I have yet to find a foundation that works for me, so I definitely want to try these out! Thanks for sharing!


  10. I have to say that my foundation guilty secret is Maybelline Dream Matt Mousse, brilliant coverage!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  11. I rarely wear foundation but am looking for new ones to try. Thanks for the recommendations!


  12. Ech hun den MJ Consealer an ech muss soen ech sin mega zefridden domadden!Mega cool!
    Yaya Van Chique (HUBBY)


  13. I am very curious about Maybelline - will try it at some point. Thank you for the review! x


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