• Nicolette Smith

Mary Kay Foundations Review

You know my favourite brand; Mary Kay has been a massive player in the beauty industry since 1963. We have access to a huge, solid line of products, delivering superior quality makeup for all ages. Mary Kay Foundation is at the heart of our products, which is why you will see me write and hear me talk about Flawless Face a lot. We have a large variety of foundations to choose from. With this month we will see the launch of a revolutionary new Liquid Foundation and on that note I thought to introduce you to the varieties of foundations there are on offer.

Different types of foundations for different functions.


Mary Kay has five foundation options suitable for all kinds of skin types and personal preferences. The best Mary Kay Foundation will depend on your needs and what you are looking for in your foundation. Below I will explain about all the different types, in order of light to full coverage, but your best bet is still to make an appointment so we can work out together what the best Mary Kay Foundation option is for you.

Mineral Powder Foundation - Sheer Coverage

Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation:

This foundation combines the legacy of Mary Kay Foundation with the ever growing popularity of mineral foundation. The Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation is a loose powder foundation created for those with the most sensitive skin types using the finest minerals.

It is a weightless, skin-perfecting powder that makes lines, wrinkles and other imperfections seem to disappear. You get the coverage of a foundation with the comfort of a powder.

The main ingredients are micas, minerals, boron nitride, and dimethicone. These key ingredients work to provide a lightweight foundation that perfects skin and provides a flawless natural finish. Also transfer resistant, this foundation lasts all day and delivers buildable coverage that is clinically and dermatologically tested, oil and fragrance free, and non-comedogenic.

CC Cream - Foundation, Day Cream and Sun Protection

Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen SPF 15: Another lightweight liquid formulation, Mary Kay CC Cream works to give you a silky-smooth, light-weight coverage finish that is very natural. It acts like makeup to instantly correct complexion imperfections while formulated like skin care to help nurture the skin. With 8 essential benefits in 1 product, this is your go-to for fast daily foundation.

The 8 benefits:

The broad spectrum SPF15 protects (1) your skin from UVA & UVB rays. The formula brightens (2) your skin, it amplifies the skin's own luminosity enhancing it's own radiance. Mineral based pigments give a light coverage to correct (3) the look of imperfections, improving your overall complexion, giving you a healthy glow. It minimises (4) any redness in your skin, even with rosaecea! CC Cream conceals (5) the appearance of blemishes and helps fade the look of marks from past breakouts. Formulated with emollients that help hydrate (6) skin for up to 10 hours. CC Cream also helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores (7) while visibly improving skin’s texture. Also contains antioxidants to help defend (8) against skin-damaging free radicals.

Suitable for all skin tones and skin types, suitable for acne-prone skin, suitable for sensitive skin, oil-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested and tested for skin irritancy and allergy.

The following lines are due to be replaced and/or being phased out in the UK, so an update will soon follow.

Mary Kay TimeWise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation: The foundation that helps turn back the hands of time. This anti-aging foundation is infused with a number of key ingredients that helps skin look firmer, younger, and healthier. Within its potent anti-aging formulation you will find Vitamin E for its skin conditioning benefits, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 which help to maintain the youthfulness of skin. Along with this blend of powerful peptides and vitamins, this foundation dries to a matte finish so it works best for those with combination to oily skin that is showing signs of ageing with increasing fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections. It is the foundation that blends beauty with science providing multiple skin benefits.

Luminous Wear Liquid Foundation

Mary Kay TimeWise Luminous Wear Liquid Foundation: The sister foundation to the TimeWise Matte-Wear provides many of the same anti-aging properties making it a great option for those wanting more youthful, healthier skin. The difference with this foundation is the moisturizing formulation which adds Jojoba Oil to the vitamin and peptide blend to deliver supreme hydration. This foundation has the same long lasting, transfer resistant formula but, it leaves skin feeling nourished and luminous throughout the day. This anti-aging foundation is best suited for those with normal to dry aging skin.

Mary Kay Endless Performance Creme to Powder Foundation: This foundation is a thick compact cream that dries to a powder matte finish. It is designed to stay all day, up to 12 hours, while remaining fresh and nonfading throughout the day. The long wearing benefit comes from the multiple technologies within this product which makes it resistant to heat, humidity, and transfer. The formulation uses a mattifying complex which uses microspheres to absorb moisture, enabling skin to have a matte appearance without drying out, dry emollient technology which helps create a barrier on the skin that allows the foundation to be ultra resistant to environmental elements, translucent soft-touch powders enhance your natural complexion, and naturally derived mica to provide a lightweight buildable foundation that works to blur imperfections and even skin tone. This oil-free foundation can work for all skin types including sensitive skin. Sadly currently on Phase Out in the UK, so if you want this, you have to be quick!

Now you’re informed about the different foundations, the next step is to work out which one works for you. There really is no better way than trying it on your own skin and have a consultation with me. The great thing with Mary Kay products is that you can try before you buy and once you’ve bought, you get a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if after a few weeks you’re not quite happy with your first chosen foundation, you can just come back to me and get it exchanged for a different one.

So, what’s keeping you? Go make that appointment!

Nicolette Smith

The Beauty Coach

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