Producent’s Description – TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Mary Kay Liquid Foundation
TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation is the perfect combination of science and beauty. Age-fighting foundations not only help create a flawless look, they can be used as an extension of your skin care regimen. They are more than coverage – they are foundations with age-fighting benefits that work hard to give you ageless beauty. And TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation is customised for your skin type. Infused with vitamin E and a blend of peptides, the result is skin that instantly looks firmer, younger and healthier. It’s the perfect age-fighting foundation for combination to oily skin, visibly reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections.
Lightweight formula applies evenly and smoothly.
Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy. Suitable for sensitive skin.
Fragrance- and oil-free.
Provides all-day shine control and oil control without a heavy makeup look or feel.
Gives skin a long-lasting, matte finish.
Colour stays true hour after hour.
In 23 skin-perfecting shades.
Transfer- and humidity-resistant.
Application Tips – TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Mary Kay Liquid Foundation
TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation can be applied with a brush, sponge applicator or fingertips. If using a brush, squeeze foundation onto back of hand, dip brush in foundation and apply evenly across the face using downward strokes.
How It Works – TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Mary Kay Liquid Foundation
Special microspheres work all day to absorb oil and control shine.This Mary Kay foundation also contains an ultra-fine mineral that acts like a sponge, absorbing oil so skin can look matte without a heavy makeup feel. Infused with vitamin E and a blend of peptides for skin that instantly looks firmer, younger and healthier.
Ingredients – TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation
- Dimethicone – provides a silky feel, helps protect skin and improve its appearance. Can clog pores.
- Vitamin E – acts as an antioxidant to help neutralise environmental damage that can cause signs of premature aging. Also known to have skin-conditioning and soothing benefits.
- Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide -7 – work in synergy to help restore and maintain your skin’s youthful appearance.
- Silica is a highly porous, ultrafine mineral that acts like a sponge, absorbing oil so your skin can look matte without a heavy feel.
- Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer are specialised microspheres that maximise the formula’s ability to control oil
- Cyclopentasiloxane – hair and skin conditioner, a widely used silicone. When applied to the skin and hair, it gives a silky and slippery feeling to the touch and acts a mild water repellent by forming a protective barrier on the skin. It can also fill in fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face a temporary “plump” look. Cyclopentasiloxane may cause mild skin and eye irritation, according to the ingredient’s material safety data sheet, and a small percentage of it reaches systemic circulation through dermal absorption, as found in a study by the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences.
- Butylene Glycol – this humecant is most resistant to high humidity and thus valuable in hair sprays and setting lotions. It has the ability to take moisture from the air and retain it, keeping the product from drying out and making the formulation more resistant to high humidity. In sensitive individuals, butylene glycol may be irritating to the skin, eyes, and or nasal passages, but it is the least potentially irritating of all the glycols.
- PEG-9 Dimethicone – A silicone polymer that has multiple functions in cosmetic products, including skin/hair conditioning, emulsifier, and thickener
- Trimehtylsiloxysilicate – derived from silicic acid. is a highly cross-linked silicone resin primarily used for its film-forming attributes. It helps hold pigments in place while providing water-resistance in skin care and color cosmetic applications
- Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer,
- Talc – French Chalk, Talc is a naturally occurring mineral, mined from the earth, composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Chemically, talc is a hydrous magnesium silicate with a chemical formula of Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. Talc has many uses in cosmetics and other personal care products; in food, such as rice and chewing gum; and in the manufacture of tablets. For example, it may be used to absorb moisture, to prevent caking, to make facial makeup opaque, or to improve the feel of a product. Can clog pores and create caky appearance.
- PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone – Emollient, skin conditioning agent, Dimethicones adds high spreadability to formulations
- Polymethylsilsesquioxane – It is is a “spherical, fine particle silicone resin” that is comprised of very small particles, and therefore easily distributed in formulas.
- Magnesium Sulfate – Magnesium Sulfate is a natural compound used in beauty products because of its numerous benefits. Magnesium Sulfate is also known to be an effective toxin and oil absorber in skin as well as hair
- Silica – Absorbing agent, Also known as Silicon Dioxide
- Propylene Glycol – Propylene Glycol is a form of mineral oil, an alcohol produced by fermentation of yeast and carbohydrates. Helps other ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin. i would suggest avoiding this ingredient, as there is already far to many chemicals that end up in our blood stream.
- Tocopheryl Acetate – Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E, a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant. It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol and is often used as an alternative to pure tocopherol (or undiluted vitamin E) because it is considered more stable and less acidic.
- Nylon-12 – A bulking and opacifying agent. Nylon ingredients are polymers and are not absorbed through the skin; due to the poor absorption of polymers, there is usually little concern for human health after exposure to polymers when they are used in cosmetics and personal care products
- Glycerin – Glycerin is a neutral, sweet-tasting, colorless, thick liquid which freezes to a gummy paste and which has a high boiling point. Glycerin can be dissolved into water or alcohol, but not oils. On the other hand, many things will dissolve into glycerin easier than they do into water or alcohol. So it is a good solvent.
- Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate – Emulsifier derived from coconut and amino acids
- Acrylates/Dimethicone Crosspolymer,
- Xanthan Gum – Xanthan Gum is used as a binder, emulsion stabilizer, emulsifying surfactant, as well as an aqueous viscosity increasing agent in cosmetics and personal care products because of its capability to hold water, enhance freeze-thaw stability, and improve shelf life and help with the stabilization of a product.
- Methylparaben – An anti-fungal and preservative, Also known as Methyl Paraben. Methylparaben is an antifungal and preservative that is widely used in cosmetics. Because it is easily absorbed through the skin and is generally considered non-irritating, it is a very popular beauty product ingredient and is used to prevent fungal growth and to generally preserve formulas.
- Disodium EDTA – It primarily works as a preservative, chelator and stabilizer, but has also been shown to enhance the foaming and cleaning capabilities of a cosmetic solution. One reason I recommend to NOT use products containing Disodium EDTA, is because it is a ‘penetration enhancer’. Although it doesn’t absorb particularly well into the skin, it disrupts the surface of skin cells so that other chemicals can get in more easily – ie other chemicals in your product, and chemicals in your shower water, etc.
- C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate – Mainly used as an emollient and thickening agent.
- Aluminum Hydroxide – Acts as a skin protectant and opacifying (reduction of a clear/transparent appearance) agent in cosmetics. It’s used in an array of products including foundation, lipstick and moisturizer.
- Propylparaben – An anti-fungal preservative
- Dimethicone – it’s a silicon oil, man-made in the laboratory and used in personal care products as an anti-foaming agent, skin protectant, and skin and hair conditioner. Like petroleum products, silicone oils can actually make dry skin worse over time. Instead of sinking into your skin and nourishing it from the inside out, like healthy ingredients do, it forms a sort of plastic-like barrier on the outside of skin. It traps everything under it—including bacteria, sebum, and impurities—which could lead to increased breakouts and blackheads. On top of all this, dimethicone is a non-biodegradable chemical—bad for the environment
- Sorbitan Laurate – May contain harmful impurities or form toxic breakdown products linked to cancer or other significant health problems, gastrointestinal or liver toxicity hazards. Found in cosmetics, creams, lotions and foods.
- Tristearin – It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as an emollient, skin conditioning agent, and solvent, thanks to its moisturizing properties.
- Acetylated Glycol Stearate,
- Lactic Acid,
- Palmitoyl Oligopeptide,
- Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7,
- Titanium Dioxide,
- Iron Oxides.
My skin description an requirements
I always dreamt about flawless skin. Sadly my skin will never be perfect. The older I got the more demanding my skin gets. It is very high maintenance. If I won’t look after it and cleanse it and moisturise it each morning and evening I break out or get loads of blackheads. I have large pores on my forehead and cheeks. It is oily and gets shiny after a few hours from putting on makeup. Most foundations actually slide of my face. So when I remove my make up in the evening there is very little to remove 🙁 It is extremely difficult to find foundation that would agree with my skin. I really tried to make a 100% switch and use only natural products, but with foundations I think in my case at least is is impossible 🙁
Quick Review – TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation
TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation is one of the best foundations I have ever used. Beige 1 is a perfect match for my skin. It goes on smoothly. It actually stays on the whole day. I do need to use something to mattify my face throughout the day, but I would not expect any foundation to keep my face shine free for 8+ hours. I think it is borderline impossible. Below is the picture of Beige 1 shade
Texture is this foundation is very light especially for a matte foundation. Consistency is liquidy, easy to apply, and feels hydrating on the skin. It does set very quickly and what is a massive advantage it doesn’t highlight any dry patches. You can build up the coverage without the cakey and heavy feeling. It is easy to apply both with fingers and a foundation brush. I used Hakuro H50 brush to apply this foundation and it did look a little bit better than applied just with your fingers.
Pros – TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation
- price – its costs €19.00 for 29ml tube
- number of available shades and tones
- Beige 1 has yellow undertone and is light enough to match my skin
- has good coverage without looking like a lot of foundation caked on the face
- with minimal retouches lasts all day
- is easy to remove it in the evening
- it doesn’t dry out the skin
- doesn’t clog up my pores
- skin is mattified but doesn’t look flat
- looks very natural – its great for make up “no make up”
Before and After Photo – TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation
- it doesnt have a full coverage, so you will need to use concealer to cover up more prominent imperfections
- not easily accessible, can be bought online or through a consultant
- it is not a natural foundation,
- for two decades, May Kay Cosmetics was cruelty-free. The bad news: the globally-recognized company has recently resumed its animal testing due to governmental regulations in China
Summary – TimeWise® Matte-Wear® Liquid Foundation
I would not buy this foundation again. Mary Kay tests on animals. The ingredients of this foundation are far from not even perfect, they are far from being safe to use on skin. There are many more natural foundations with safer ingredients and better finish.