I’ve been asked about the Maskcara Beauty line recently. I’ve been asked to sell it and to try it. I’ve chosen the latter and of course I’m given you the lowdown on everything I tried. Here’s the basics:
Masckara Beauty is the creation of beauty blogger, Cara Brooks. The brand first launched back in 2013 with their pioneer product, IIID Foundation. The brand has recently relaunched under a direct selling model with an expanded offering that includes cream blushes, illuminators, eyeshadows, brushes, skincare and more. Maskcara aims to simplify the makeup routine by condensing it into customizable, refillable palettes.
Maskcara artist, Lindsey helped me out with what products to try. Lindsey was attracted to the brand due to it’s affordability, smart packaging design and really related to Cara as a fellow mom boss. What I tried
Vanilla Dust Setting PowderBaby Watermelon Blush
Desert Sunset Blush
Pearl IlluminatorEyeshadow singles in shades Zion, Crush, Salem, Mama and Bend and Snap.
Milk Moisturizing Cream
IIID Perfector Sponge
Make-Up Remover Wipes30 Second HAC Brush
B Squared Bronzer and Blush Brush
I Shadow Everything Brush What I liked
Blushes, illuminator, eyeshadows, brushes, Perfector Sponge, setting powder.
I was able to create a beautiful eye look with the eyeshadows. Though they are definitely not uber-pigmented, I think that’s what makes them consumer-friendly and easy to build and work with.
I really liked the blushes. They were easy to blend and I used one on top of a liquid lipstick to create a subtle ombre. The different colors had different textures though. Baby Watermelon and Nude were matte and opaque while Dessert Sunset was more oily and sheer. Upon examination of the ingredients, I suspect it’s because some colors contain castor oil, and some don’t.
- Affordable prices
- Simplified routines
- Quality feel
- Beautiful branding
- As you can see, the foundation didn’t cover my blemishes. That aside, it also accentuated my pores and dry skin. It was not a win for me in any way really.
- The highlight and contour foundations contain a few ingredients that I wouldn’t consider to be super luxurious, though not proven harmful: mineral oil, petroleum and beeswax.
- Some of the powders and eyeshadows contain Bismuth Oxychloride. Not harmful, but bothersome to some people.
- The unpleasant scent of Milk Moisturizing Cream and ingredients like milk and petroleum made me wary of using it on my face. The texture is sticky.