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Inspired by the elegant approach to beauty that Japan is known for, Beauty Bakerie's InstaBake Aqua Glass Foundation is a force to be reckoned with!
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Rated 4.01 out of 5 stars
I gave this product 4-stars because it comes to a close comparison to the wonderful Clinique Even Better foundation. However, I have to return it because the undertone was not golden enough. It was more warm-orange like. On Temptalia it said that Clinique Even Better in Cream caramel was a dupe for BB 323W but BB was warmer. I think I should have gone for 321W. But regardless, it's always a risk buying foundation online and I don't feel like trying to blind test colors with something so pricy because. And in my area, none of the Ulta's sell Beauty Bakerie which is a shame because my city is predominately populated by Blacks and non-Black ethnic groups! But they all just so happen to have Kylie cosmetics!
Still, I like BB products and it is a great, black-owned alternative to Fenty which is overrated because a pop star is the face of it. However, I think the company need to improve the shade charts that correspond with the model's faces on the original site.
I will have to return this beauty but I will buy the concealer instead. :)
Firstly, the packaging. It was cute and everything. But i needed a lock to lock it. I travel and this would spill in my bag if there was no lock. It was defintiely a huge missed opportunity. Also you dont get a full 1 fl oz, that bothered me just slightly because its the standard. Not everyone will go to the standard weight or oz, but it just bothered my slightly because of the price. Secondly, the skintone range is very limited i feel like. I understand that this is just a beginners range, I will give them that. When i went online to the beauty bakerie site, did a comparison with the foundation shade finder, went in store to check if it was right and it wasn't. It was way darker than my normal foundation. The next shade up looked okay in the store and at night. But when it was day time and I went outside, the next shade up was waaay too light for me. Like I wasn't able to make it work. It looked like I had a mask on. But if i went with the shade below, it would be too dark. I don't want to purchade two foudnations to get my skintone, I know that I should be able to buy one foundation that is close to my skintone or is my skintone. Third, fhe formula is everything I wanted. Hydrating. Smooth. Comfortable. Buildable. This is the formula itself, I used the beauty bakerie baking primer oil, and it made the foundation so difficult to work with. It would become uneven, cakey, patchy, streaky, and heavy feeling on the skin. In summary, the formula is what i asked for in a foundation and I almost had it. But the skin tone range is just too limited for me and the packaging was just not it for me. I feel if you can find your skintone, you would like this. But the color i got was so pale, there was no way of makig it work. If i went darker, it would look so wrong and it wiuld be too dark make it work.
Tilly from California
I really tried to make this work. TWICE.This foundation is just not for me. I don't like the finish, I don't like the consistency. I just don't like it and if it wasn't such a hassle to return, I would have done so the same day I received it.
tonksfan:) from Texas
So for the first time in my life ever, I finally found a foundation that is my shade (I'm extremely fair btw) and I tried a ton of foundations in my life I even tried a Korean foundation. it applies beautifully and doesn't make me oily or patchy or dry; it wears gorgeous and hasn't broke me out yet. my favorite foundation ever!!!
Xoxo_Queen9313 from Gig harbor
Shade is spot on 319 I shall warn you that it will destroy your brush luckily I use an elf foundation brush so it's easily can be replaced.
Cc from MI
Tried several diff shades, all look awful on me, makeup feels very heavy, greasy, maybe due to so much silicone in product? It just felt gross. Made my face Look greasy too. Smell is also slightly nauseating. This has got to be worst Foundation I've tried in 30 yrs. My face felt like it was suffocating.
AC from NYC
The color match is spot on for me. I have a neutral deep tan skin tone and can never find makeup to match my skin tone. This matches perfectly, but it completely destroyed my Tarte foundation brush. It does not wash out of my brush. I tried soap, makeup remover soap, shampoo and nothing works. I tried using a foundation brush from Rite Aid and it did the same thing. I did not see any foundation brushes by this company and now I know why.
Morticia from Somewhere
Once again this is a light foundation claiming to be cool toned and it's absolutely not cool toned. Too yellow.
beauty bakerie stan i guess from PA
Like every makeup wearing person, I've been looking for my holy grail foundation since I learned the term. After about seven years, I've finally found the foundation I don't have to mix anything with to get my perfect match. I was always a bit confused where I fell on the skin tone spectrum because I'm one of the palest people I know, but whenever I got matched in stores I was geared towards light foundations instead of fair because the fair foundations always leaned cool. Then, when I tried anything labeled as neutral, it was still far too pink.
I'm ecstatic to say 351N is my perfect fit, and the fact that there are four foundations even lighter than me allows me to really trust this brand considering my best bet in others was to buy the fairest shade and hope for the best.
The formula is medium coverage, and the finish looks like it's your real skin. Every time I wear it, someone tells me that I'm glowing. It's the only foundation I will buy going forward. If you're on the fence, I highly suggest you go for it.
Babalu from Los Angeles
Lasted all day. I just rubbed it in with fingers and set with powder. Color match was great.
Tonya N. from NE Ohio
I bought this foundation directly from Beauty Bakerie during their Juneteenth sale. I received it Tuesday and wore it that night to work. I worked a 6 hour shift behind a sweaty bar and this foundation looked beautiful at the end of my shift! I applied it with a damp beauty sponge and it applied sooo seamlessly!! I cannot say enough good things about this foundation!! I am SO glad I finally tried it! I chose the shade 353C and I wear NW15 in Mac, 12N in Tarte, Snow in Too Faced and Oslo in Nars. The most impressive feature of this foundation is how NATURAL it looks! I know people say it all the time, but this is the first foundation I have worn that literally looks like my skin but better! I have dry, aging skin and also a lot of freckles and this just covered everything evenly and smoothly and allowed my freckles to peak through mildly. I can't wait to try the concealer next!! I hope they never change this formula because this is now my Holy Grail liquid foundation!!
Nyds from Virginia
Great coverage, doesn't even feel like or look like I'm wearing foundation, Great coverage for my melasma, a little goes a long way, can wear stand alone. I've tried may foundatiins. I've tried Becca, ilmakiage, mac,and many other and this one is hands down the best!!
luna from Missouri
I was really excited to try this foundation but I ended up hating it. I am super pale and often have a hard time finding a shade that isn't too yellow or too orange for my face but this one made me just look like a ghost. The formula was the worst part, very cakey, very drying, patchy, and difficult to work with. The bottle is also terrible for travel. There isn't a lock on the lid so it can pump out foundation whenever it is pushed.
Lovebeauty from Ohio
This foundation has a good range of shades, no parabens and gives a natural finish! Spreads easily and my shade matches me great (323w). I have combi/oily skin and the foundation works well in all seasons but less powder is needed to set it in the cooler seasons. The only dislike is that the there is not a lock button on the cap.
Bomb from Bolingbrook
I work at a bar & right now as I'm writing this it's patio season so I'm constantly running inside and outside back & forth. I used it for a 9 hour shift & for once my face doesn't feel gross & sweating I absolutely love this foundation!
JacqueR from Price, Utah
I was stoked to try this foundation. It look amazing and had great packaging. Usually things this expensive aren't a huge letdown. Boy was I wrong. It instantly starts drying to your face and you have very little time to spread it around. When it dries its chalky and even if you have primer on it sucks up into your pours and looks terrible. Nothing will cover it so you have to cleanse it all off. I threw it away, after spending over 30 dollars on it. I do not recommend this product.
Nikki from Chino, ca
I was so excited to try this foundation the packing is amazing but sadly I was disappointed with the product.
It was very drying and Cakey looking it was so hard to blend out
It dries extremely fast so you have to blend it out right away or else the drops of fountain will dry and it's impossible to bled it out once it's dry.
I also used to primer oil it suggests you use and I didn't like it either.
Definitely going to return them
Kelsey from Mi
I have very fair, normal/sensitive skin. 359 C is a great shade match, but my rating is because its dry & crumbly upon application despite using their primer, other primers, setting sprays, setting powder - I've tried to make it work but it doesn't work for my skin type.
I think if you have combo/oily skin this will work really well for you!
Mika from Bowie,MD
I opened the package and it was very empty. I struggled to pump anything out. Box had smudge on outside so I wonder if it is used??
Chloe from Ulta
Absolutely loved the shade range, I'm an olive undertone and for once this foundation did it have me looking red/pink/orange unfortunately it was super drying :(
Marisa from Washington
I have dry textured skin and I usually get a lot of creasing under my eyes. Foundation usually gets cakey around the sides of my nose and upper lip, and usually rubs off the tip of my nose and my chin. I also get very dry on my forehead between my brows.
This foundation not only stayed on all day, even with my mask on, but looked flawless after hours of wear. I wore it from 8 am to 6 pm. My pores were still minimized, it had not broken up on the tip of my nose, and I didn't have any dry patches or creasing. It also remained the same color throughout the day, I did not experience oxidation. I used this with the insta bake concealer under my eyes and set with the beauty Bakerie loose powder. I don't have a single complaint about this.
I have tried so many foundations, concealers, powders, and this combo is among the best I have tried. Love it.
Lauren B from Sand City
I love everything else I have ever bought that is Beauty Bakerie, but this foundation is absolutely awful. It is so drying, looks cakey, and oxidizes to a completely different color! Shortly after applying and thinking everything was looking okay, my husband legitimately asked me why I was orange. Horrified, I checked myself in the mirror and sure enough the foundation was a completely different color than I had applied 20 minutes prior. My face and neck were no longer the same color LOL. So not only is that really disappointing, but the feel of this foundation on the face is just terrible. It goes on okay, but quickly dries leaving very little time to actually blend and it just feels tacky and dry. My skin is normally okay and not so much on the dry side, but with this on my skin feels parched. It really settles into my skin as well, making me look cakey, wrinkly, and dry. I'm 25 so I don't even have wrinkles really and this foundation literally ages me. I've tried using multiple different things underneath, changing up my skincare, adding or reducing things like oils, primers, etc and nothing makes this stuff look good. Even the BB primer, powder, or setting spray didn't look good with their own foundation. Big waste of $$ and so disappointing especially from a brand I really love!
Lyss from LA
This product is so drying and Cakey I had it on for 10 minutes and it started to get patchy and it settled into every littlest line I had
Tay from New Orleans, LA
I don't wear foundation daily but this one matches so well I may start.
Rorocu8521 from New Rochelle, NY
For me, this particular foundation rivals my first favorite foundation, NARS. MY skin really takes the product well, it doesn't leave my skin overly shiny nor dry looking. The coverage is buildable and I'm pleased with the color selection and undertone selections they have. Definitely will get this product again.
emily dreadful from wi
this is so drying :( i found it fairly hard to blend too, whether using a damp sponge or brush so i never got the desired finish. the packaging is cool i love that for them the pump thing is very efficient. the formula? i hate
Beauty Beginner from Michigan
Trying to find the right shade for my skin tone has been a series of trials and errors. I usually buy Beauty Bakerie products online, but for foundation I wanted to see the item myself. I tried it and I LOVED IT!!! It matches my skin perfectly, can't even tell it's there. I also have oily skin so I usually go for matte foundation, but this foundation did not give me that overly shiny look I try to avoid. So bottom line, really liked this foundation. Would buy again.