MUSQ recently had an offer where you email them with your details and they send you samples of their foundation.
And so, curious about foundation as always (because its so hard for me to find one that suits so well), I sent them my request.
About 10 days later, I received a pack with individual samples of their foundations – both cream and powder as well as a card with a brief about MUSQ and their products.
The brand ticks all of my boxes in terms of production:
- PETA approved
- Cruelty free
- Not tested on animals
- Australian made
Does it meet my requirements for colour matching and coverage? Read on to find out more.
We had three choices when requesting samples – light, medium or dark. The colour choices on the website pushed me towards dark. As a result, I got the foundations in the shades Malibu, Sahara and Rajasthan.
Right off the bat, I could see that Sahara was a bit too pink for me. So, it was down to a choice between Malibu and Rajasthan.
Before I tell you which one I prefer, let’s talk about the nitty gritty of the foundation.
I tried both types of foundation and I prefer the finish of the cream over powder. That is just my personal choice – both are equally good with high quality payoff and lasting power.
Focussing on the cream foundation; it has the consistency of a hybrid between a liquid and a stick foundation. It has the coverage of a stick foundation yet feels light enough to be mistaken for a liquid foundation. It doesn’t feel heavy, nor look cakey.
The foundation comes in a compact with a blending sponge, which makes it great for travel and quick touch ups on the go!
It lasts a long time – the longest I’ve worn this was for a 12 hour day. I found that the colour of the foundation didn’t match my skintone perfectly at the start, but then it settles in and adjusts to your skintone.
I love that it has a blurring technology to give your skin that flawless almost airbrushed look. How do you apply this foundation? Well, do what works for you – I personally prefer to use a foundation buffing brush because I find that it gives me the results I really want – clean, smooth with a light coverage. But if you have texture on your skin – roughness, pimples, etc, you will find that you get higher coverage by stippling the foundation onto your skin with a stippling brush or with a beauty sponge.
Alright! Now onto colour and my favourite of the foundations from the samples.
Malibu is a bit lighter as compared to Rajasthan, which has a neutral colour with a slightly yellow base. I’ve used Rajasthan a lot more than Malibu and I have to say that Rajasthan is the winner for me. Not just because the colour is great and it matches my skintone but the name too! (Rajasthan – I mean how apt is that?!).
Once I finish up my current foundation stash (#projectpan), I’m definitely going to grab this one!
You can purchase MUSQ foundation (plus heaps more other MUSQ products!) here.
Have you used MUSQ products before? Any products you would recommend? Which formula do you prefer – cream or powder foundations?