It has been ages since I posted a foundation review and it has been YEARS since I posted a review on an Almay foundation. And seriously, they have hit it out of the park yet again!
I’ve said it before but I have always found Almay foundations to be some of the best yet. The Age Essentials foundation is one of my absolutely favourites to date. I wrote about that foundy here, but I actually fell more in love with it after that initial post went up.
I’ve got to interject here and apologize for the atrocious images that are to come. I really wanted to get this post up but I have been so busy. There has been no time for leisurely blog photo sessions and I had to quickly snap these one day after work.
The Best Blend Forever foundation launched in December 2018 so it has been around for a good couple of months already. You can buy it exclusively from Dis-Chem for R270.
First off, and most important, the SPONGE TWISTS OFF! Oh my heavens. For the first three uses I applied the foundation via the sponge applicator. I fell in love with the foundation overall but I could not get over the fact of the sponge being super unhygienic. You simply twist the cap off to reveal the thinnest and super hygienic nozzle applicator.
The foundation has a built in moisturiser which means the product formula you are getting is one with a very serum-y texture. I love this as I have dry to dehydrated skin and the built in moisturiser leaves the formula feeling very hydrating on the skin. I will however always use a separate moisturiser before applying the Best Blend Forever. For the purpose of this post I used three different moisturisers (NIVEA, Elemis and Nuxe) and they all worked beautifully with the foundation.
The foundation overall was a beauty for me. The formula was lightweight yet creamy and blendable. It is definitely not a high coverage foundation but it is buildable. You can achieve a great light to medium coverage depending on how heavily you go in with product. I prefer it for good skin days as it leaves the skin beautifully dewy and you can 110% see the luminosity that the moisturiser adds to your complexion.
The Best Blend Forever foundation is available in ten shades (I use shade 130 Neutral) which is neither here nor there. Shade 130 is a perfect match for me and the range does seem to cover a range of undertones
All in all I would recommend this foundation to someone who is after a light to medium coverage. Likewise if you are someone with drier skin, this would be more your cup of tea. I think oily skinned peeps would possibly have an adverse reaction to the built-in moisturiser. But I really cannot speak to that aspect. So a big Make it Rayne thumbs up from me!
Are you after a new foundation? Do you think you’ll be trying this option out?