Since my weekend was pretty low key and there weren't a lot of moments for pictures, I decided to jump right in today with the This or That Series! Lots of readers seemed to enjoy the past one that I did, so I am excited to do the second one!
This week is focusing on foundations that transform. I have heard and seen on blogs and other places about foundations that start as liquid and change to a powder and the opposite as well. I wanted to try them and see how they worked!
CoverGirl Aqua Smoothers Foundation
This also made an appearance last week, but I decided to compare it to a foundation that was more like it's kind. This foundation is in solid form, is a liquid form when applying, and then dries to a powder form. The color is "cream natural".
I was really skeptical of this at first. I thought no way this will do what it says, especially for the drugstore price. I was so wrong! I actually love how this goes on and dries. I use my foundation brush, not the foam pad that comes with it. I feel like it blends with my skin really well, and doesn't ever make my skin oily, even after a long 12 hour shift.
Milani - Cream to Powder Foundation
I tried this Milani transforming foundation after I had such luck with the CoverGirl one. I also love their eyeshadows, and have heard great things about their bronzer and blush so decided to give this a go! This color is in "buff".
Whomp whomp! I was not impressed with this at all. I feel like it dries with an alsmot flaky consistency on my skin, and clumps up in certain places. It also clumps on my my foundation brush. I wonder if it would apply better another way, but there is no way i could give up my brush for applying foundation. I just love it too much and it works well for everything else.
I may continue to try this out with different primers for diff combos just because I don't want to waste it, but it definitely won't be a repurchase - which is so disappointing for Milani!
I placed a swatch of each in natural light in case you would like to see the difference. In the end, if you are looking for a foundation that transforms, go with the Covergirl Aqua Smoothers!