Is it as Bad as I Remember?

Hi everyone, how are you today?

Hands up if you remember the very first foundation that you used. When I usually mention this, I talk about the first foundation that I purchased with my own money. That product being Clinique’s Superbalanced Foundation.

However, there was a foundation before that. One that would be put in my Christmas stocking every year since I was 16. And that was the Nivea Tinted Moisturising Day Cream. You can still get this, and I found this in my sister’s ‘home’ makeup collection. She still uses it religiously.

I on the other hand, hated it with a passion. I was a very fair skinned teenager, and this would oxidise on my skin terribly! No matter how much I blended it out (with my fingers back then), I would get the dreaded orange line around my neck. Eurgh!

So for today’s post, it was been at least 13 years since I last tried this, and I wanted to see if it’s as bad as I remember.


Well I applied it with a brush over my usual primer and it initially did appear to be my skin-tone. However, and I powdered and eyeshadowed up, the oxidising started. Luckily more maure me cut get rid of the orange lines with a bit of bronzer.

It honestly isn’t as bad as I remember. My makeup applied nicely over the top; the only issue I had was some eyeshadow fallout clinging to the foundation, even after powdering! Argh! But this makeup did last all day, and gave me a medium coverage.



I don’t think that I’ll be reaching for this on a daily basis, but it was nice to revisit a nostalgic makeup product.

What was your very first foundation?

Have a lovely day guys, and take care.


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