I wasn't actually planning on buying two of them but L'Oreal had this great promo with an ivory foundation
(which is what I need for my skin tone) and a liquid concealer for a very reasonable price...so momma see, momma gets :)) get me?
First contestant is L'Oreal Le Teint Accord Parfait
They describe it as:
"The foundation that perfectly matches the color and texture of the skin. From a thorough analysis of carnations women, 11 Accord Parfait shades are so faithful to the natural skin tone they merge with"
( http://www.loreal-paris.fr )
I say: At first I was a bit worried because when I tested it on my hand it looked very pale and white and the last thing I need is to have an even more white complexion. But, as I put it on my face and blended the foundation into my skin the effect was amazing! It really does merge with your skin tone...it was actually my exact skin color and it gave me a very natural, flawless-looking face. As for coverage, I would give it a 9, for the reason that on more "damaged" areas you need to apply two coats of it. It also has a very silky smooth finish to it, making your face feel like it's caressed by satin. Personally I recommend it...compared to other products it's fairly cheap. (For example, where I live, a MAC foundation costs roughly about 200 RON while L'Oreal foundation goes somewhere around 60 RON, that means about 20 dollars)
Second contestant is Maybelline Affinitone 24h
They describe it as: "Finally, a foundation that pushes beyond any limit the notion of resistant makeup. Due to its unique formula, the new revolutionary foundation Affinitone 24H from Maybelline New York assures a perfect makeup base which lasts all day" (Translated by me)
( http://www.maybelline.ro/PRODUSE/Ten/FOND-DE-TEN/Affinitone_24h.aspx )
I say: This was actually my first choice, before buying L'Oreal as well. I usually go for Ivory, Nude or Beige, depending on how the foundation looks and blends into the skin. I chose 010 Ivory this time, as it was the lightest shade. Well, I had a big surprise coming my way! Even though it looks light, when I put it on my face, it was actually a shade darker than my skin and it had a sandy tone to it. The coverage it gives is quite nice and resistant but i'm disappointed at the shade. A good thing about it is that it's got a smooth finish to it and it doesn't smell as bad as the normal Affinitone did. I would like it better if it matched my skin. As for the price, it's about half the price of L'Oreal...I paid about 37 RON for it (about 10-11 dollars)
I personally would reccomend L'Oreal if you're willing to spend more money on foundation but if you're on a tight budget, Maybelline is the choice for you. Anyways, I still give the thumbs up and the golden belt to L'Oreal Le Teint Accord Parfait.
I hope this helped! If you have any questions or ideas feel free to leave a comment below!