Mary Kay Timewise Luminous-Wear Foundation Review



Hey guys, I hope everyone is doing great! I have been getting out a bunch of reviews lately (I was so behind on everything!). Today’s post will be a review on the Mary Kay Luminous Wear Foundation on darker skintones which I got back in April and have been wearing it off and on since then.

So I have known about Mary Kay for a while now but never thought about getting anything from them until I saw a friend rocking their Mary Kay Timewise Matte Wear foundation. It looked really nice on her but I personally don’t like matte foundations on me so when I found out about the luminous finish I decided to go for that.

The Timewise foundations come in two finishes, Matte and Luminous. I have the shade bronze 6 in Luminous and my mum has bronze 5 in Matte. I hope the swatches below help, I wasn’t able to find a lot for darker skin especially on the luminous finish.


The luminous finish is suitable for normal to dry skin and has buildable coverage. Mary Kay also says the foundation is oil free suitable for sensitive skin and non comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores). I have bronze 6 which has slight yellow undertones which is perfect for me because I have yellow/golden undertones.



It feels light on the skin. You can feel you have foundation on, but it doesn’t have a heavy feeling to it. It also looks like a full coverage foundation even though they say it has buildable coverage. I don’t really mind this, I use two pea size amounts (possibly less) for my whole face and a little goes a long way. Obviously you can use more if you want more coverage I personally prefer sheer to light or medium coverage


I would say it is a long wearing foundation and performs well under heat (Mary Kay does say its humidity resistant). In the pictures, the first pic (alone) was taken after my makeup was freshly done, around 7.30am. Second picture with Renee from OwnbyFemme was taken around 4pm that day. I was really busy that day working at Curlvolution. You can see my t-zone and cheeks are slightly oily. I also noticed the foundation does settle in laugh lines around my mouth sometimes.

The foundation is really luminous, you can see the shimmery particles when you swatch and put it on. I think because it works really well with light that contributes to it looking like a full coverage foundation. It is not transfer proof so take precautions as necessary (although Mary Kay says it’s transfer resistant)

The foundation also works really well with other primers, powders and setting sprays I have paired it with. I apply it with my Real Techniques buffering brush or my kabuki brush I got from EBay. I haven’t had a breakout from using this foundation which I am very happy about!


Overall I think it’s a nice foundation. The luminous wear comes in 23 shades and the shades for darker skintones are pretty decent. It feels comfortable on and a little goes a long way when applying. Excellent price point too and is much cheaper than other luminous finish foundations out there!

Mary Kay TimeWise Luminous Foundation is £16 and available from the Mary Kay Website or through your Marky Kay Consultant.

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Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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