If you are into makeup, you must have realised how much Korea have dominating the beauty market. Especially now when they are creating so many beauty products from Korean cushion foundations to BB creams, CC creams and even DD creams. Not surprising that they even managed to conquer the concealers too. This is because their products are specially formulated with the best of the best products that keep your skin glowing healthily.
Mamonde is a famous brand in Korea. If you walked around in Seoul, you’ve probably stumbled upon their stores more than three times. They are everywhere! So, I did some research on their products to get to know more and I found reviews on one of their bestsellers which is Mamonde All Stay Foundation Glow SPF50+PA++++. I know how much Korean foundations has conquered the market but indeed does their foundation matched our preferences? Or even mine? Let’s get to know about this foundation.
If you used to Korean foundation, you must’ve know how they limit the shades for fairer skin tone only. If you have medium to dark skin tone, you probably need to skip Korean foundation. So, they have four shades provided; 21C Rose Ivory, 21N Ivory, 23C Rose Sand and 23N Sand. In Korean foundation, the code 23 would be the darkest shade that they could provide. I have chosen 23N Sand which would be the closest shade to my skin tone.
Mamonde All Stay Foundation Glow SPF50+PA++++ focusing on beautiful glow that will last you the whole day. High-refractive oil complex is used in this foundation for a brighter glow and to give a natural coverage of the skin flaws to flatter your skin’s natural beauty. If you are wondering what is high-refractive oil is, it produces a subtle glow as oil remains on the skin’s surface and water evaporates due to their weight difference.
In this 30ml worth foundation, it is store in a high quality glass bottle with matte texture. It is not too big and not too small, fits just nice in my hand. I love how handy it is, and it comes with a pump which every consumer needs. Korean foundation always come up with minimal packaging. You don’t need fancy printed foundation, just enough with information. Less is more!
It has soft texture with a natural finish. The soft-textured formula blends in tight with a lightweight tinge of color to visibly even the skin tone. It settles into fine lines and blurring pores after you leave it for awhile. Also, it has a non-tightening comfort with a gorgeous-looking finish. This is because of the damask rose water and intensive moisturizing hyaluronic acid replenishes moisture to create beautiful looking skin and keep it feeling dewy.
Here I am swatching Mamonde All Stay Foundation Glow SPF50+PA++++ in 23N Sand on my fair asian skin tone. I decided to use sponge because it has a watery texture. Although it has a watery texture, it is suitable to be use for all skin types. But I would suggest this to be use by dry skin because watery texture could help build up giving moist to the skin.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Titanium Dioxide, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Homosolate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Butylene glycol, Alcohol Denat, Lauryl PEG-10 tris (Trimethylsiloxy) Silylethyl Dimethicone. Cyclohrexasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Iron oxides (CI77492), Isododecane, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Methicone, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminium Hydroxide, Iron Oxides (CI77491), Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI77499), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot)Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil , Dipropylene glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Limonene, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Linalool, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Myristyl Trisiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sea Water/Maris Aqua/Eau De Mer, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Artemisia Vulgaris Oil, myrtus communis oil, Maltodextrin, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Acetyl Glucosamine, Pentylene Glycol, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Root Extract, Octanedol, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Glycine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Leucine, Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Valine, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Cysteine, Methionine
I only use two pumps to cover the skin on my face. It is a buildable coverage but I don’t need too much foundation to cover up my flaws. By using a wet sponge, it will help to spread it evenly all over the skin. If you are using brushes, be prepared for the foundation to leave some strokes print because it has a watery texture. I wouldn’t say that this would be the best among the best, but Mamonde All Stay Foundation Glow SPF50+PA++++ did a good job on my skin.
It left a glow but didn’t make it look oily. Even though I topped it with a finishing powder, the glow didn’t disappear. Instead, it made the foundation blend well with my skin as if it is my original skin. In my opinion, this foundation is suitable for anyone who don’t really have flaws on the skin because it is enough to cover some flaws only. Hence, I am giving eight out of ten.