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If you haven’t heard of Cara Brook from MaskCara yet, I suggest you check her out. She’s a talented makeup genius with a gift for making everyone want to be her best friend. She also recently launched her own makeup line sharing the name of her blog. The key feature to this line is the IIID foundation. This product is revolutionary in that it contains both a highlighting and a contouring foundation color; as opposed to one flat color. Here’s my take on it along with a super large picture of my face. I apologize for this in advanced.
|Note: When I do a full smile, it’s harder to see the cheek contouring, so here’s the least awkward picture I got of me trying to do a more serious face without looking mad. I’m only wearing IIID foundation on my skin, no other skin makeup was used.|
- lightweight feel
- looks very natural, kind of like bare minerals
- very blendable
- the colors compliment one another
- convenient compact makes using two colors easier
- the cream will crease if you don’t moisturize first
- the contour is not as dramatic as I would like
- takes some practice
Overall: I like it, but I’m not sure if it’s love just yet. It looks almost like I’m not wearing any makeup which is both good and bad. I prefer a little more coverage. I found if I use my Garnier BB Cream first, then highlight and contour with the IIID and set it with NYX Setting Powder, it produces a flawless look that’s long-lasting and has the coverage I like. (Note: In the pictures above I am only wearing the IIID foundation on my skin, nothing else. I wanted to show what it looks like on it’s own.)
If it’s nighttime and I want more drama, I bust out the Bahama Mama Bronzer, another favorite of Cara’s, and add some additional contouring color.
Have you used MaskCara’s IID foundation or posted a review of it? Please share links or thoughts below. Thanks!