There are instances in life that in due course of time, animosity comes between two things. I experienced this with my long time love, my Ellana foundation. I've got raves for their products specifically the foundie. But I don't kow why our relationship got stained. This was caused maybe by the long time I haven't swept it on my face and I outgrown my dependency on Ellana. It might also be that some elements in my face changed that using it just doesn't do good on me. We've lost that tandem, I may say.
And because of this, I wanted to explore some other good products out there in the market. I was meaning to get a MAC foundation which I am pretty much confident that it is a good, if not the best, foundation there is. BUT, I am currently in a shopping ban so I need to delay my gratification at the moment for MAC. So while I was browsing through the Watsons shelves one afternoon, I spotted the Maybelline Smooth and Clear Foundation. I remembered my friend Rolla have one. I tried it once and it looked good on me. It was a close to perfect choice at that time because I've tried (and liked) some of Maybelline's products, had a good encounter with the product, and it is cheap at Php 249!
The foundation I got was the Honey variant. I tried using it without any BB cream and it still does its job of smoothening my face. There are times that my face gets cakey especially when I don't use moisturizer but nevertheless, my face looks better with it. Performance-wise, it does stay longer about 3-4 hours when applied. I've used this for less than a week.
The foundation itself is fine in doing its job but the biggest irritant for me is this: