Review: MeMeMe Flawless Cream foundation - mo'adore: cruelty-free beauty ∙ vegan food ∙ glasgow/dundee lifestyle

5 September 2012

Review: MeMeMe Flawless Cream foundation

I picked this up at the beginning of the summer when MeMeMe did quite a spectacular Groupon offer on their products. In need of some new make-up (some of my 'essentials' had ran out) and already having been quite impressed with some of their products I decided to take up the offer. I did however do my first research into finding out if MeMeMe were a cruelty free brand. They are not BUAV approved but some Googling help secure my piece of mind that they don't test their products on animals.  

Upon first application it did strike me as very creamy. I'm not too used to cream foundation (normally liquid) so this was new for me and I did find it was easily smoothed across my face but took a while to set in. That's a plus for me as it means you don't need to be quick (I've heard the Estee Lauder Double Wear is a foundation you need to be quick with - but they're not cruelty-free so I haven't personally tried the brand). Though it does mean you need to a wait a bit before applying the next stage of make-up (which for me is concealer). I did find on a few occasions I managed to wipe it out of place while doing the rest of my make-up.

The coverage was quite sheer which, for me, is ideal as I only want my foundation to even out my skin tone but still let my freckles show through. I usually let my concealer cover the break-outs that I am very prone to.  It has light reflecting particles which for so many is great - but because my skin is oily and as a result fairly dewy anyway I certainly didn't need this quality from a foundation. I think it made me look a bit greasy.

As with all MeMeMe products I adore their packaging. Which obviously isn't the final say on whether a product is worth purchasing - but knowing it will look nice on your dresser is a plus.  The bottle is a pump that moves upwards as the foundation gets removed which I only noticed as I type this. I had originally thought the bottle was foundation coloured - and cursed the non-clear bottle on the morning of an interview for not warning me that the foundation was about to run out (it turned out to be a blocked pump!). You may not be a air-headed as me on that front, but thought I'd share that anecdote. 

Overall, I do not think this products was correct for me but that it shouldn't be ignored by others with a different skin type. I can't speak for those with dry skin but I feel it would be good for you dryer-skinned ladies. The "rich in microspheres and light-absorbent pigments" is certainly true but because my skin is oily it made me quite shiny and whilst the foundation stayed on my face for some time it did move about when I rubbed my face - which is no doubt a lot to do with my oily skin also. As stated before it also took a while to dry in - again probably caused my skin being the opposite of dry. 

Are you a cream foundation person? Have you tried this?



  1. Cream foundation suits me best, my skin is too dry for much else!

  2. I have dry skin so cream foundations work better on me, just not ones with too full of a coverage or it doesn't blend in too well. xx

  3. Great review - I love liquid foundations, never really stray from bourjois

  4. i love this post!
    so great!
    i actually love your blog as well, you have such great taste ahhh! gorgeous :)
    would you mind checking mine out please? would be an honour!
    It's fashion Damnit
    Thanks so much xxxx

  5. I found you on the bbloggers blog hop today and I have to say you have such a lovely layout! I'm very tempted by Me Me Me - May have to try something from them soon! xx


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