In this video, I’ll be TRYING OUT IL Makiage “Woke Up Like This Foundation” for the first time! Have you guys tried this foundation???? I’ve read so many mixed reviews so I”m curious of your experience with this product so please let me know your thoughts in the comment section!

I was a bit in a hurry so I didn’t get a chance to try the concealer or eyeliner but will try it in another video. I’ve listed the product features below and I’ll share with you some of the pros and cons I’ve read.

IL MAKIAGE Foundation

I used this foundation for my photo shoot the same day I shot this video plus a few more times since then. You can check out my instagram @teetothe for my FINAL FINAL REVIEW and I’ll let you know if it’s worth it!


Let’s start with the positives:

I’ll get straight to it; the coverage was really good and lasted me throughout a 4 hour photo shoot without touch ups. As you can see in the video, I have a skin condition called Melasma on my cheeks, so I was really please with how well it covered without looking cake-y. I will say, I used far more foundation that my norm so I recommend waiting about 30 seconds to 1 minute between layering. This helped with even coverage and skin absorption.

After a few times taking the foundation quiz, I do believe I found the right color match. Even though I was initially thrown off when I applied it on my skin, the foundation quiz is a good place to start if you are not sure what your color match is. I would recommend taking the quiz more than once over a few days to see if you get the same foundation. If you do, or they are very similar, then you should be good.

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A couple negatives:

After using it a few times since my photo shoot, I did notice a little dryness or a matte appearance. This can be problematic if you are going for a more dewy look. If you have combo skin like me, I recommend prepping your skin really good with a light serum or moisture rich cream. I feel like it absorbs the foundation better and helps your skin look more soft and smooth.

IL MAKIAGE Foundation

I don’t know if I noticed this with other foundations but I would also suggest either using their application brush or one similar to the the Morphe Brush I used in the video. I believe those application yield better coverage results. I tried a sponge once and realized quickly that it was absorbing a lot of the product and it didn’t really help it adhere to my skin.


I am overall pleased with this product. I will continue using it overtime and see if it continues to deliver. It’s not really something I would use everyday but definitely when it’s time to shoot.

Something to note:

If you are not sure you want to subscribe to their re-ups and automatically charged, I would unsubscribe immediately. I was so thrown off when I received an email of what look a receipt of payment for more foundation. I don’t use a lot of foundation, so I am still working on the first bottle. Cancelling the order and a confirmation that I wouldn’t be charged made for a good customer experience.

Lightweight texture
Build-able medium-to-high coverage
Natural matte finish
Optically-corrective powders
Enriched with: Vitamin E for anti-aging benefits Hyaluronic acid for hydration, protection and filling wrinkles
100% cruelty free
For long-lasting wear, pair with a primer or setting spray
30 ML/ 1 FL OZ