2019 · beauty

Review: Beauty Bakerie Cake Mix Foundation

I’ve been going back and forth on the idea of purchasing this foundation, I don’t really need any more makeup at all but I have heard nothing but good things about this one and the packaging is so cute that when I found it on a pretty good sale, I snatched it up and here we are, getting ready to talk about this foundation that I was hoping would be a good one, so let’s just dive in and see how this one went when I tested it out recently.

Today is all about the adorable product from a great brand, that is the Cake Mix Foundation from Beauty Bakerie. I picked mine up in the shade #57 as it looked like it would be the best match for my skin tone. I am now questioning if shade #53 would have been a little bit better but I am probably not going to find out since I probably won’t purchase another bottle of this one.

If you have seen the packaging of this product before then it is probably no surprise to you that I am going to take a minute or two to talk about it because it is some of the cutest packagings I have ever seen.

Beauty Bakerie has some adorable packaging and some really adorable branding, they are also always very true to the brand and I love that. A brand that knows what they want to look like is great in my book, especially one that does it so well like this one.

Since this is the cake mix foundation the foundation comes in a box that looks just like cake mix but smaller. The front advertises a cake mix, the side of the box has a list of all the ingredients and ‘nutrition’ facts about this product which is so cute. The last thing, which you will see in my next photo, is the back has instructions on how to use this product, which is simple but it’s a really cute detail. So, this packaging easily get an A+.

This foundation comes in thirty different shades with various tones, so it has a really good variety of shades to choose from. This brand starts at the darkest shade and works it’s way down to the lighter shades, which I haven’t seen done before but also doesn’t bother me in the slightest bit because why would it?

This foundation comes in a pretty standard bottle, it’s slim and glass, the glass is frosted and the writing on the bottle itself has a kind of coppery writing on it. This also has a pump, which is a huge bonus if you ask me because not all foundations come with pumps for whatever reason. I think if it’s not in a squeeze tube it should come with a pump or one of those large doe foot applicators, but they might just be me being crazy.

Now, let’s get into what really matters and that is the application of this product. This is a medium to full coverage foundation, I found that it was really easy to build up if that is what you want to do, I also find that this didn’t feel particularly heavy on the skin. The foundation itself is really middle of the road in terms of texture, it’s not too thick but it isn’t thin either, so it’s really easy to spread out but doesn’t get on everything like some more watery foundations do.

I didn’t notice a lot of a smell with this one, just kind of smells like makeup to me.

My biggest problem with this foundation is that it oxidizes on me like no other and leaves my face looking so orange. I have tried this a few times and I have tried it a few different ways and no matter what it leaves me with an orange-tinted face, which I hate. You can see it a little bit in this photo towards the lower half of my face. I’m not sure if I have chosen the wrong shade or if this just doesn’t get along with my face, but that really ruined it for me. And because of the orange face that it leaves me with I haven’t really had a lot of a chance to really test out how long this wears for because I simply did not want to go out in public looking like an orange-faced fool.

Up until the oxidization problem I did really like this foundation, it has the cutest packaging, it has a pump, it spreads really nicely, gives good coverage and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. This one might be perfect for you, I have heard a ton of good things about this foundation, but it didn’t agree with me and I’m pretty bummed about that.

What is your all-time favorite foundation?


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