Our Il Makiage Review From 3 Team Members – Not Everyone Was a Fan! (+ Try Before You Buy)
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We tried the trendiest new makeup company out there, and found it to be a home run! Here are three honest Il Makiage reviews of their foundation and concealer!
THE perfect foundation.
We all know how difficult it is to find the perfect foundation or concealer shade to match your skin’s complexion, so we’re giving Il Makiage the ultimate review because shade perfection is exactly what they claim to do!
We even tested it on 3 different team members with different complexions so we could say for sure that this brand is the solution to all your orangey, caked-on, mismatched foundation woes!
And, with their Try Before You Buy program, you can count on 100% satisfaction! More on that later…
Psst! Did you know? Il Makiage foundation has over 475,000 reviews, which is the most-reviewed beauty product. EVER.
Let’s start with the Il Makiage concealer.
There are so many different uses for concealer, and the color you get depends on what you’ll use it for. Whether for brightening or covering dark spots and blemishes, the Il Makiage quiz will show you the perfect options. Did I mention it comes in thirty shades?!
It’s also worth noting this product is vegan, cruelty-free, and oil and paraben-free. Not only is it good for our animal lovers, but it’s also likely to help avoid breakouts. 👏
Now onto our Il Makiage foundation reviews.
This foundation comes in 50 show-stopping shades. 👏 Talk about inclusivity! When you take the quiz you’ll be able to specify what kind of coverage you want, but so many reviewers (myself included) report this foundation is basically the beauty filter in a bottle. It looks and feels like you’re skin and is perfect for building fuller coverage layers. They also have an After Party Full Coverage foundation if you’re looking for even more coverage.
The perfect foundation lies in your skin’s pigment and undertones, which you may not even know what yours are! Undertones can be neutral, yellow, pink, or olive. (Don’t worry; some of our team members didn’t know their undertones either, and the Il Makiage quiz figured it out for them. 🤩)
How does Il Makiage work?
You can guess what shade you are and select it that way, but the best part of Il Makiage is the personalized quiz. It asks a series of questions regarding skin type, desired coverage level, and more. It even asks you to upload a picture of yourself. From there, you’re officially matched!
But sometimes, it takes more than one try to get the perfect shade, right?
That’s where the Try Before You Buy program comes into play! If you do get the wrong shade, there’s nothing to fear! With the Try Before You Buy program, you only pay about $6 for shipping and have 14 days to decide if you want a free return, exchange, and refund. They aren’t going to question you or convince you to change your mind, either. Truly no questions asked!
Although the Il Makiage quiz is awesome and helps guide you to the perfect shade, it may not always be correct for everyone. The true test is applying it. But it’s such a relief that you won’t be stuck paying $45 for a foundation or concealer that doesn’t match your skin. You can take it from our Hip team, with a formula like this, you’re going to want to stick it out and find that perfect shade!
Here’s Melinda’s Il Makiage review regarding the Concealer & Foundation:
“What really drew me to Il Makiage was the fact that they offer an extensive quiz to help match your color. They claim that 75% of women get the foundation wrong. I was probably in that statistic before I discovered this brand. I love how they offer step-by-step instructions on how to apply foundation which I really appreciated, as previously I was a concealer-only girl.
I’ve previously been using a well-known brand. While I liked it, I always felt the color was too light for my skin. I remember when I ordered that brand, I felt overwhelmed by the dozens of color options, not having a clue which one I should order. Turns out the color I received was a tad too light for me.
When I received Il Makiage after taking their quiz, their color match was the truest I have ever tried. I am truly impressed. I also love how you can try out the products for 14 days with no commitment. I felt zero risk in giving this brand a try, and now, I’m happy I did!”
Our Hip teammate Emily also recently tried Il Makiage! Here’s what she had to say:
“I guess it’s safe to say I get the hype about this foundation 👏 I, like so many other beauty lovers, was convinced by the Instagram videos of the color matching capabilities and flawless application of this foundation. Then after hearing Melinda & Kaitlyn rave about it, I knew it was time to try.
The color quiz is more extensive than other ones I’ve taken, and it’s kind of like a vision appointment where you choose which is a better match to your skin tone. I was fortunate to have my color come in spot-on!
The formulation itself feels pretty weightless. I normally apply my foundation with just my hands or a damp beauty blender sponge, but I really liked the brush I got from Il Makiage (free with a subscription). It smooths out the foundation for even coverage, and I love that this is buildable. Just one layer was enough for me for everyday wear, but I layered before going out for the night with some friends.
Also, and, this to me is the most important feature: it. does. not. oxidize. 🙌 I cringe every time I see a foundation changes colors an hour later from oxidizing after application. Not with this!! It still matched my skin tone perfectly and looked almost airbrushed.
It’s a pricey foundation, but not any more expensive than other high-end formulas that flaunt the same coveted quality. As I mentioned, I’m now a subscriber, and it’s safe to say I won’t be canceling my next shipment anytime soon!”
Il Makiage makeup wasn’t for everyone though. Here’s what Hip2Save’s Erica said about her experience:
“I have two friends in addition to all the teammates above that love the foundations, so I thought I would love it. I don’t! Maybe I just didn’t choose the best color, but it also makes my skin really dry, really fast. I’m not a fan, but others do like it, and it’s only $5-$6, so maybe still worth a try for you! Different formulas may also feel less drying, too.”
We hope you found our honest Il Makiage reviews to be helpful! These products may not have worked for Erica, but the rest of our Hip Teammates can confidently say that they can’t get enough of Il Makiage makeup, so it’s definitely Hip-approved! 😍