My Honest Maskcara Beauty Makeup Review (Non-Seller)

This relatively new brand of makeup has made a definite splash in the cosmetics industry. Women are obsessed with it and it’s beautiful products and packaging and can’t seem to wait to get their hands on it.

I was one of those women. I myself had watched the founder of Maskcara and several influencers for several years before taking the leap and trying it for myself.

And I wanted to let you know what I thought of it.

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This post is not sponsored by Maskcara beauty, I am not an seller of Maskcara and the opinions are all mine. This post, however, does contain affiliate links, which means that if you click and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks! Now on with the show…

I will start with a little bit about my general order, and how it went on my face. If you want to know more about how to apply the makeup, what I ordered and thought about the colors and brushes, and how to order, that information is further down.

My Maskcara Package: What I Bought

The package that I got was very nicely packaged a with the pretty products inside.

The first picture is the items mostly unboxed (with the tins opened to show general colors.) I got two brushes, one (free) compact because I order 4+ tins,and 5 tins — 2 foundational colors, one contour, one highlight, and one illuminator.

opened maskcara package
maskcara products opened

The Signature Maskcara Brushes

Maskcara has a very unique set of brushes that are specifically designed for use with their products.

The brushes I got were the 30 second HAC brush and the B Squared Bronzer and Blush Brush (in the image below).

I only bought the B Squared brush because it came in a bundle with the bronzer I was buying and the combo was significantly cheaper.

They have very similar tips to other brushes, but frankly, these brushes are beautiful in that they’re sturdy and gold & rose gold.

They are also all double-ended. Which is really convenient to not have several brushes; but that’s not all it’s cracked up to be…

Maskcara blush and bronzer brush

A couple of things I didn’t realize about the brushes: being double ended is great in that you get two-in-one, however, they become a bit of a bear to store.

You can’t really stand them on one end, as that’s not terribly sanitary but also might press one end of the brush into an unwanted angle.

Also, they’re very long, and I found that most of my makeup brush storage holders for travel won’t fit them without one of the ends being bent.

One hack my Artist imparted was that you can use the individual boxes that they come in to protect them during travel.

I thought that would’ve been the best idea, but that would only last so long and I knew I would need to find a long-term solution.

Overall, if I were to buy more, I would next have bought the Detail HAC brush, as it would’ve really helped with the contour application, but I figured I would space out my purchases over a few months.

The basic brushes to get started were approximately $35 each, which I found a little pricey, but they are double ended, so you can consider the price two for one.

I did find some similar, highly rated makeup applicators (as below 👇) on Amazon if you can only afford the Masckara makeup itself but not applicators.

4.5⭐ – DUcare Brushes Duo End Powder, Foundation, Buffer, & Contour 2Pcs


4.5⭐ – Double-Ended Professional Brush **Eco-Friendly & Cruelty-free**


4⭐ – Yuwaku Double Ended Makeup Brushes, 6pcs


4.5⭐ – BEAKEY 5 Pcs Makeup Sponge Set Blender – Multi-Colored Set


The Maskcara Method of Makeup Application

I began following the founder of Maskcara makeup, Cara Killpack, several years ago, when she, as a beauty blogger, won an award from Allure Beauty in approximately 2014, for her HAC (pronounced ‘hack’) method.

HAC stands for “highlight and contour”, which is basically a way of applying makeup such that you create light and shadows on your face to respectively bring forward and recede the appropriate areas to make your face look more perfectly proportioned.

Today, Maskcara has taken the HAC concept to a new level, and offers a line of highlights, contours, bronzers, illuminators, blushes (which also serve as lip colors), eyeshadows, makeup tools, and even skincare.

Notice I didn’t call one specific product “foundation”

That’s because Maskcara has what they call IIID (3D) Foundation, where the “highlight” and “contour” colors work together to make up your foundation.

For Maskcara purposes and here, “highlights” are general foundation that will go all over your face.

So, you’re applying the Maskcara termed “highlight” (aka, foundation) colors generally all over the face, often using a lighter color under the eyes, down the nose, anywhere you would use a concealer in the traditional highlighting and contouring makeup routine.

I feel like I should say, you may be confused by the term “highlights”, as those are typically referred to in the makeup world as shimmery colors used at the tops of cheeks and directly beneath the eyebrows.

Those are the “illuminators” in Maskcara terms.

The concept is generally that, instead of applying foundation all over your face and then going back and applying layers of concealer and contour over that, you have different colors of foundation and put those on in the applicable areas, saving you time and many steps.

Here is Maskcara’s method, which they supply to their customers, for applying their products.

How to HAC - Maskcara

Also, they have these beautiful magnetized makeup pallets/compacts, so you buy a small tin of the makeup item and snap it directly into your compact.

And they have really nice patterns on the compacts, classy and, honestly, just fun to open and close.

It does seem a pretty fabulous company, as it does really seem to uplift women in more so enhancing their natural beauty instead of completely remaking their face and wearing tons of layers of makeup.

It is a direct sales company, so the sellers/distributors are called Maskcara “Artists” and receive a commission on their sales.

Does Maskcara Have Clean Ingredients?

Before I buy any skincare product, I look at the “clean-ness” of the ingredients.

Since Maskcara isn’t explicitly evaluated by EWG, you have to look up ingredients separately then make your own decision.

Per the EWG Skin Deep website, here is a list of the Sandy highlight ingredients and each of their safe ratings from EWG:

Liquid Paraffin- 1-3;   Petrolatum- 4; Ozokerite Wax- 1;   Beeswax- 1; Cetyl Esters- 1; Lanolin- 1;  Zinc Stearate- 2; Phenoxyethanol- 4; Iron Oxides- 2;   Titanium Dioxide- 1-3; Ultramarines- 1-4

Here are what the number ratings mean from the EWG site:

EWG Skin Deep scale
 EWG Skin Deep scale

Generally, I shoot for products that have a 3 or less overall product rating from EWG, but it’s not a disqualifier.

There are some products in their database that have individual ingredients with a 4 rating and they will still give it an overall 3 rating.

So, having a few ingredients rated at 4 didn’t bother me too much.

Other “non-toxic” beauty companies use some of these ingredients as well.

By the way, the term “non-toxic” is not regulated in the US by the FDA or any other organization.

How to Buy Maskcara Makeup

In order to buy the products, you should contact a Maskcara Artist.

Though you can buy directly from the company, I believe in supporting women in business and helping them build.

I’d rather someone directly benefit from my purchase, as the Artists get commissions on their sales.

Plus, you have a contact within the company to help you should you have any problems or questions.

Some of the Artists will have direct websites where you can fill out a short questionnaire and submit a makeup-free photo, and others will have you direct/private message them on Instagram or Facebook.

As I said before, I’d been following several Artists, and I finally picked one that I felt was very energetic, smart, and sweet.

She also gave a lot of tips on how to do makeup for the older face, particularly on how to do eyeshadow on hooded eyes, which I have.

I filled out the form on her website, and she emailed me with colors that she was recommending for my particular skin tone and concerns. She also answered my questions really well.


When you go to their website (each artist has their own personal website, so I won’t provide a link here), you will see that their makeup line products are reasonably priced.

The majority of their basic products (foundation, bronzer, illuminator) in the larger tins are $14-16, and they claim that they will last for a few months.

All of the products are very pigmented, which means you will only need a little bit to get the coloring and coverage that you want.

This, in turn, means that your products last longer.

(However, as discussed above, my contour took quite a lot to show up, but you don’t generally use much of it so it still may have lasted the expected amount of time.)

After a quick search, I couldn’t find how long Masckara officially projects that their products will last. However, it must have come from somewhere, as I have seen the following approximate lengths presented by multiple individual artists’ websites and Instagram accounts.

Maskcara compact

You can also get a “free” compact to put your tins into by ordering a certain number of products.

It varies by the size of the compact as to how many products you need to get it for free, but I ordered 5 tins so I got the basic Quad compact that fits 4 tins.

I figured I’d upgrade to a bigger compact if I like the product.

I bought 2 brushes, 2 highlights (foundation) (one lighter and one darker), 1 contour, 1 bronzer, and 1 illuminator, and got a free compact because I had bought at least 4 tins.

I spent $130 before tax, which really wasn’t a bad price, especially because foundations can be significantly more expensive per unit.

Also, I could tell based on how I used them, the bronzer, contour, and illuminator would have lasted me quite a while. I had a beauty blender sponge already, so I didn’t order one of theirs.

The packaging is a really nice presentation and makes you excited to try it all out!

What I Thought of the Makeup

My first time using the makeup was really nice.  It went on pretty easily.

I don’t generally like to do too much highlighting under my eyes, as I just look washed out if I do that. The same with trying to cover my dark circles and bags. That’s just what works for me.

So, my order of the lighter foundation was fairly useless for me, but that strategy works for a lot of people.

Do I think that the foundation colors will last as long as they say?

I doubt it. I had made a pretty good dent in my tin in about 3 weeks, and I didn’t even use it every day.

It did cover fairly well, and while my dark spots didn’t completely disappear, it did cover them to greatly decrease them. (My biggest spot is on my left cheek.)

It did cover my redness pretty well, which I have all over, especially at my lower lash line and on my chin.

Please excuse my serious and weird face, I’m not the best at taking selfies but tried to get a good representation of how the makeup covered.

Left side

My Maskcara Pic - left

Right side — before blending

My Maskcara Pic - left

Front face in sunlight — just Maskcara brand makeup, with a little bit of mascara on my eyelashes, no lip color applied yet

My Maskcara Pic - left

I wasn’t a huge fan of the Bella bronzer.

Frankly, it looked like I smeared mud on my face, which maybe was a combination of it with the foundation colors? But I was using it as directed.

The contour color I was recommended was okay, but it took a good bit more of the product than the foundation and bronzer before it would show up on my skin.

Conclusion – My Maskcara Experience

I will tell you now, I did, sadly, end up returning everything I bought.  And there are a few reasons that led to this decision, but there was one primary reason that was out of my or anyone else’s control.

Maskcara has a 30 day money back guarantee if you are unhappy with the product.  They also offer an exchange program where you get 60 days.

It’s always important to check something like this before you spend this much money.

My Color Match

Now, I know Maskcara has a different application technique, but I was generally applying correctly…

Let’s just say it’s not nearly the hardest thing I’ve done in life, and I had watched enough Maskcara and non-Maskcara tutorials to get the gist of it.

Here was my problem with my order: the colors recommended were too yellow for my skin tone.

I needed a bit more of a peach/orange/pink in my foundation, and communicated this to my Artist and requested colors that were more fitting, or at least a color chart and I would pick out my own.

My Maskcara pic

It is probably difficult to tell because it doesn’t capture well via computers, but over the bridge of my nose and into my temple is the yellowness that I disliked. I also look like I have a huge crook in my nose… need to up my selfie game, lol …

As with any transaction, as I said in this post, you have to be your own advocate and should research ahead of time items such as return policies in case it doesn’t work out.

I don’t know about you, but when I spend over $100 or so, I make sure I know what I’m getting into and what steps to take if it doesn’t work out.

~And here is where I have edited the rest of this section.~

I had a long writeup on the individual interactions with the Artist. The info and communication with her was at first very timely and helpful. I want to give credit where it is due.

As I began to have issues, however, it became… confusing & frustrating… in many ways that indicated to me that she has a lot of customers and had trouble keeping up with all the replies she needed to make, as I had to follow up on two requests for info/help (first one sent on a Monday and followed up Thursday, second sent on a Friday and followed up the next Wednesday).

There was also a lack of continuity in our conversations, which also told me she was overwhelmed with the sheer volume of customers & dm’s she has, as a major instagram influencer.

But this isn’t about her, and your experience will probably be fine. #ymmv

At the end, the Artist asked me to provide an application video, as she thought I was using too much per application.

I did not provide that video – partly because I could tell application wasn’t going to solve how completely off the colors were for me.

But also, while we were trying to hash out the color matching issues, I was concurrently discovering that when I used the product, I was having a completely different issue…

My Skin Reaction

The primary reason that I ended up returning the Maskcara was that, as much as I tried to deny it, my face would begin to feel hot and itchy every time I used it.

I’m not sure which ingredient was irritating my skin, and my skin never broke out or turned red with heat, but it felt like it did, and it itched nonetheless.

I was hoping for a while that I was wrong or that it was a new botanical perfume I’d been using, but the last time I used solely the makeup as a test, my face began to itch again.

This all made me sad because I would have definitely hung in with it and found the right shades that suited me better by myself or with a different Artist if I had to, but alas, it was not meant to be.

I’m not sure it was a full-blown allergy. I do have mildly sensitive skin which is compatible with most products, but this was enough to be uncomfortable while wearing it.

What I Am Using Now

I had not planned on going over other options, but due to some comments and social media message requests for alternatives, I went ahead and added this section.

I can NEVER find foundations that I like in a texture, coverage and shade that I like.

I’ve really only found one foundation that I’ve ever really liked (until recently), and it is the Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix.

It comes in a stick, which is fine, easy for application. The price is definitely right!

But, I wanted to try something a little different.

I have recently been watching a few Youtube videos on really great foundations.

One I saw recommended by famous Youtube makeup artist Tati Westbrook is the L’Oreal Infallible 24Hr Fresh Wear.

She said that she had gotten so many comments as to how great it was and how it was sold out everywhere, so she tried it and posted a video putting it on and then at the end of the day.

And she was quite impressed, and in her end-of-the day segment of the video, you could tell it stayed really well.

I have recently been using it and I wholeheartedly agree, it is pretty fabulous.

And the price is great, too.

I use the color 490 Golden Amber for the summer, and a little bit of that mixed with 440 Natural Rose in the winter.

If you tend to be very pale, definitely go down to one of the lighter shades, as I tend to be darker than my friends who generally call themselves pale.

TIP: Put your foundation on and blend with a damp beauty blender sponge. I LOVE this one because it’s so fluffy.

It goes on so well, and is great for aging skin!

Using the beauty blender hides my large pores, imperfections, and age lines SOOOO much better.   Can’t stress this enough, wish I had found this secret much sooner!

Quick, On the Go Makeup

I also bought the stick version of the Infallible foundation for days I just want to run out quickly but want a bit of quick coverage.

I ca draw it on, rub it into my skin, and go!

Aging Skin

I’ve also seen multiple times from multiple Youtube stars with mature skin recommending the It Cosmetics CC Cream as the winner for a decent coverage, and is good for a quick routine on the go.

This is going to be my next purchase to try.


The secret to really amp up regular mascara for volume and length is to layer two different mascaras.

I am currently using this one first then putting on top of it my all-time favorite, always reliable waterproof mascara, both of these are very agreeable to my pocketbook.

(And when they say waterproof, they mean it! Though it also comes in regular (non-waterproof) formula for most days.)

I have also tried this mascara because I heard it looks like you have on false lashes. I will say, for a one-off mascara, it is pretty great. Let me know in the comments below if you want a full review on it!

Leave me a comment below if you want me to update with pics on how all of these mascaras performed and what I liked best!

Would I Recommend Maskcara Makeup?

Probably. Especially if you don’t have sensitive skin.

Look, no product experience is 100% perfect for 100% of the population.

If you’re really excited to try it, like I was, I would say go for it.

You can always return it if it’s unsatisfactory.

Regardless of my personal experience with the (suspected allergic) skin reaction and issues with my Artist, these are no fault of the company, nor are they a reflection on individual artists and the product itself.

In addition, the company is uplifting to women and their natural beauty, and I know lots of people in my artist’s Facebook group are delighted and satisfied with their purchases.

I liked the way the makeup applied and sat on my skin more or less but didn’t wear it for long periods of time, so I really can’t comment as to whether it stayed extraordinarily well.

The price was good for foundation, but the initial overall investment for foundation, contour, blush, bronzer and a brush or two is probably $100-$150.

But that’s to be expected with a direct sales product.

The question, based on my experience, is how long the products, particularly the foundation, would last with regular use.

Even at that, the price isn’t terrible to replace, but I suspect that I would have been replacing them more often than I expected. Through other friends who have used this makeup for a few months now, they somewhat agree with this.

The products being relatively clean was fine. The aesthetics of the products and compacts was really nice.

Let me know what you think. Have you tried Maskcara?  Did you like it? What other brands of clean makeup have you tried and like?  What should I try next? Let me know in the comments below, I would LOVE to hear from you!

50 thoughts on “My Honest Maskcara Beauty Makeup Review (Non-Seller)”

  1. Hi Kelly,
    How did you get your artist to finally send you the return form? My skin also itches with this make up. Customer service was great when I was buying. Pretty slow response when trying to return. I am hoping my artist is honest and not trying to hold me up past the 30 day return date.

    1. Hi, Michelle! Sorry you didn’t have luck with this either. I made sure I got mine returned within the 30 days, which was a little bit of my frustration to get her to respond.

      All you have to do is go to and there’s a linked form you fill out and send that with your original receipt or whatever the current directions are (I scanned the receipt and form for my own record purposes just in case there was a dispute). You mail it back with the makeup and brushes. Maskcara suggests getting a tracking number, if you’re in the US, the USPS will default to the type of shipping that has a free tracking #. In about a week, I got an email saying the refund had been made and it did go back to my card.

      Ironically, the artist emailed me to see if I needed help once she got notice of my return, she clearly had no recollection of anything. Oh well.

      Good luck!

  2. Hi, I tried it and my face was itchy too! I also tried to ignore because of all the great comments and posts online so I kept trying and after a few days of wearing the makup I started getting huge pimples! So I stopped.. and it took me weeks to let my skin recoop from a few days of wearing Maskcara 🙁 anyways I am oily prone and occasinal breakouts during my monthly.. but this was bad! Never had this before.. than I read an article online that said parrafin is a no no for acne and oily skin? And than I read Maskcara makeup is liquid parrafin base so perhaps this was the issues.. anyways I wish I loved it like everyone else because I had such high Hope’s! thx for the read as I thought I cant be the only one who is reacting.

    1. Hi, Debbie. Yeah, I tried to ignore it, and I, like you, thought I was the only one reacting this way. I hadn’t heard heard that about paraffin wax, but it does seem like it’d clog pores pretty easily. Thanks for sharing your experience!

          1. Yes, it is as well as Paraben and gluten free. It’s also cruelty free and almost all of our products are vegan as well. We also have an all natural plant based skincare line made with organic ingredients that is super effective. I would love to see what you thought of the line especially compared up to Maskara. I do sell the products and love to hear how people compare them to other lines out there. If you have ever talked to your friend about the line then reach out to her to try it out. Let me know what you think.

        1. I also had a skin irritation. My face went red and itchy, my eyelids swelled up like balloons. Went to see my doctor and she told me it was the product that created a contact dermatitis reaction and not to use it. I am unsure which ingredients caused this reaction, I never had this happen with makeup before. It took about 5 days for my face and eyes to return to normal. I think it is a good product and do not discourage anyone from trying it. It just did not work out for me.

  3. I’ve tried it and I’m back and fourth on it. I love how it looks at first but then my face starts to look and get very shiny and oily. I’ve tried powder under and over but this still happens. It’s almost as if the makeup slides off. I’m past my return date so that’s not an option but I hope that someday it’ll work.

    1. Hi, Kelli. That would probably happen to me, I tend to be oily as well. I know they sell a “stay” spray, maybe your artist would be willing to send you a small spray bottle with a sample of it to see if it’ll work? Doesn’t hurt to ask, it might be worth her while to keep a customer 🙂

      1. I love Maskcara! I have hyper-sensitive 71 year old skin and this makeup makes my skin look dewy and pretty. I use the Stay spray to set it. You only need a small amount of product as they are highly pigmented. I had to learn to press the makeup into my skin rather than brush it on and then use my sponge to blend. I never used to contour as it just made my face look dirty but now I am a pro. I ordered an eyeshadow that I didn’t like and had no problem returning it. I just used their online form. Overall, I give this company 5 stars. The simplicity of having all my makeup in one pretty palette is convenient. I just have to keep from wanting to try all the new colors!

  4. Wow, this is the best, most comprehensive makeup review I ha e ever read; you answered all my questions! I was considering Maskara but based on negative reviews and then your comprehensice one, I don’t think itnis for me. I too have been recommended foundations that were too yellow for me. And the hassle you went through upon returning (especially asking you to provide a video of yourself applying the makeup seems ridiculous).

    Thank you for investing so much time into providing such an informative review!

    1. Tonya, thanks so much for the feedback! I know other people have had success with it, and haven’t had quite the hassle (nor the color matching problems), this was just my review and experience. I probably would have just returned the product and tried to figure out the colors myself or with another artist if I hadn’t had the skin issue. But yes, the video of my application wasn’t going to change the effect of the colors, so it all worked out in time for me to return it. Anyway, thanks for the comment and I’m glad you found it helpful!

  5. I am so very very glad to have found your review. I did a lot of research and reading and I was just about to buy it and then at the last minute I’m thinking I should read some reviews like yours if I could find it. Yours was exactly what I needed. I need a lot of coverage due to scarring on my face and I just don’t think this is going to give it to me. When you said you look like you had mud on your face when I looked at the tens and saw all that brown I can certainly see why you would say that. Thank you again for your comprehensive review and sharing it with the rest of us God Bless

  6. I have been using Maskcara for a few months, Im trying to get used to the feeling of being sticky. Ive tried Finishing powder under and over. Setting Spray. Nothing seems to help. I have oily skin and large pores. Almost feels like the makeup is sliding off my face every time I touch it. I am way past my 30 days. Live and Learn.

    1. Hi, Lori. Thanks for the comment! I’m sorry you’re having that issue. I would’ve thought the powder was enough to prevent the stickiness. My only thought (I feel like this is what my artist would’ve said to me, though this seemed to be her answer for the color not even matching, so take it with a grain of salt), is that you’re maybe using too much, maybe use less? I don’t really know. I do know my brushes got really cakey after a use or two, I kinda disliked it. And I definitely know the struggle of finding good products for oily skin & large pores, you’re not alone! I have been really happy with the 24 hour foundation in the article, it seems to stay pretty well, and use a good beauty blender, that helps conceal imperfections.

  7. I would love to see a review of Savvy makeup that Young living sells. I love their oils and use them but not being a makeup person would like some outside reviews before I try it. They are mineral makeups and non toxic from what I can tell. Or maybe you have checked them
    Already and could direct me to the review.

    1. I have wanted to try that! I saw one girl use the powder online and it seemed to cover her redness fairly well, which is one of my problems (in addition to melasma, which is nearly impossible to hide). I may take the plunge. If I do, I will update here and post about it. Thanks for the suggestion!

      1. I use and am a beauty guide for Limelife by Alcone. Our all natural skincare will help with your melasma. If you still have a friend that sells, reach out to her, if not I would love to help. I have always had issues with skincare and I can actually use this and love the results. Our foundation also has amazing coverage.

  8. I would love to read your review of the YL makeup! I’ve been really considering it. I recently ordered some MaskCara back in August and really loved it, but just recently signed up as an artist and my kit is horrible. It’s like the colors are full of waxed parrafin. I’ve contacted the company and they are requesting I review ever tin and let them know which ones are defective. They all are, and what a total wast of my time after making that investment.

    Please add me to your subscription list! 🙂

  9. Looking into trying Maskcara and found your blog post helpful! I was pretty bummed to hear, in the end, that you had to return it 🙁 And moreover, that you’ve since found other toxic companies to work better for you (L’oreal Paris Infallible has a rating 7 on EWG)!

    Have you tried any other non-toxic make up that you liked better than Maskcara? I have sensitive skin and am pretty certain that itching/irritation would be an issue for me as it was for you.

    1. Hi, Kristen! I haven’t found any non-toxic foundation yet. I am going to order and review the Young Living Savvy Minerals soon, per peoples’ requests, so that’ll be coming next as far as makeup goes. Makeup is so expensive! Lol. I wish they had smaller samples for purchase! I really do like the Loreal, but you’re right, the rating is not good. I only wear it for a couple of days a week for a few hours each, so it’s like a lot of things in life, a tradeoff till you can find better. I do believe the ELF sponge I posted a link to really helps, though, with camouflaging my skin texture. If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears! Thanks for the comment!!

  10. I had the same reaction hot face, then really itchy, I’m so glad it wasn’t just me. Also I have to say the voluminous mascara that you linked is the bomb!!(showing my age). I can confirm that it will last through anything, solid quality!

  11. I’ve been using maskcara for almost a year and love it. Like absolutely obsessed. Too bad it didn’t work out for you.

  12. This is great I formation. I literally stumbled across Maskcara when I was watching lash videos. I contacted the artist for a color match and she responded with colors the next day. I went a little crazy ordering everything from brushes to eyeshadows in addition to the HAC basics, only to find four of the five shades are out of stock. There was no wait list, option to be notified when they will be available, and no response from my artist. I have emailed the company but they required an order number to submit a question. I obviously hadn’t placed the order because everything is out of stock. I’m waiting, day 2, for a response.

    In frustration i came back to the google drawing board to find similar products. Most reviews I’ve seen focus on the ease of purchase, returns, comparisons of this company vs. other MLM companies. Very few review the actual makeup so I thank you for doing so.

    With that said, I am 61 with pretty good but aging skin which tends to be dry. Can you recommend a good alternative to Maskcara or where I can find comparable colors through another brand? Many thanks!

    1. Hi, Karin! Thanks for the comment! I’m not a foundation expert, as I haven’t tried a ton. If you want really high performance, I really love this L’Oreal one one I talked about in the article, since it’s so long lasting and good overall coverage. If you want non-toxic, I am hearing really good things about Crunchi foundation, I can send you a referral for a rep if you want to inquire with her.

      Also, reps can vary — a good one will keep looking for you, my friends have one who stays in touch with them (they also buy a lot, lol), but it probably depends on how big their audience is and if they care about their individual customers or not.

  13. Hi Kelly, I have tried and wasn’t for me- colours that were recommended were not right-my artist was not helpful and I was getting frustrated- I have returned all of products and waiting to get my refund, how long does it take to get my refund.

    1. I didn’t take very long to get my refund, I would give it a week or two for processing once the facility receives it back, but as with everything, watch to make sure it goes through and call them if not! Sorry your experience wasn’t any better than mine. :/

  14. Hey! I was just reading your post because I want to try this makeup that a friend just recently started selling. Your post is awesome and informative and talked about everything I wanted to know about it! I also have very sensitive skin and the best makeup that was life changing for me was 100% pure cosmetics. Check them out since this one didn’t work for you. They are made from all plant ingredients and I love the liquid foundation with spf as well as the eyeshadow/ blush kits. I am still worried about trying Maskcara but I will try it because I want to support a friend. Thank you again for this blog post!

      1. Hi Kelly, I was reading your review on Maskcara, I also tried it but I didn’t like how it make my skin feel, also it didn’t last. I like full Matt coverage and have been using Estée Lauder for a long time but wanted to give Maskcara a try since I’m getting older and my skin is aging. Well, I tried it, I spent about $200, the colors my artist recommended were too dark and I decided to send everything back before my 30 days. I had two separate orders, I filed out two separate return forms and stapled the receipt and the form to the items so they would get mixed up, I mailed both orders together to save on shipping. Well, it’s been about 3 weeks, I received refund for one order, but never for the second order. I emailed my artist to see if she could help, but she said she doesn’t handle that. Customer service has no phone number, I sent them three emails, they finally replied and said they refunded me two weeks ago, they sent me a copy of the refund, but the name, order number and last four digits of credit card were not mine, it was the same amount, but not my credit card. My question is how did it get mixed up? Both orders were sent together, I made sure the refund form and receipt were staples together. Now I’m getting frustrated because I have to send emails and wait days for a response, they don’t have a phone to call them, it’s just ridiculous. They have over 10 thousand artists, but do not have a customer service phone number.

        1. Hi, Grace. Sorry you’re dealing with that. They probably missed the fact that it was two orders, even though you clearly made it out. A good artist would still give you great customer service, even if you did refund it, however, some people just don’t operate that way. While she may not be able to look at what the refund department is doing, she surely has some internal email addresses that you don’t – I know my MLM does – they’re public emails but I don’t think anyone really knows they exist or uses them. Keep emailing them about their error, and stay on it. I would also maybe leverage the power of social media, some company’s facebook and instagram reps are better than other departments. I regularly deal with one company whose facebook messenger reps are on point, the other channels are questionable, lol. Good luck!!

        2. Also, sometimes you can give greater weight to issues like this by bringing up the fact that they provided sensitive payment information to you about another customer, which could lead to data theft. Even though I trust that is not your intention, exposing one person’s data to another is kind of a big deal and that should hopefully get them on the ball. Especially if you leave that comment in the comments section of their social media. Worth a shot.

  15. Have you tried ELF makeup? I have very sensitive skin and have only used Clinique for the last 20 years, but thought of trying Maskcara. I found your review very helpful and well written. I had the same thoughts/fears that you experienced so have decided not to try Maskcara after reading what you and others have gone through. Thank you. This was very helpful.

  16. I appreciate your comments and recommendations (I have tried many of them). I have very sensitive, aging skin, my ‘go to’ foundations are Covergirl Olay cream and Mineneralogie mineral powder foundations as they both work for my sensitive fair skin.

  17. I have a friend that swears by Maskcara, and is hosting a party. I guess I will just stick with my SkinTwin for now. Thanks for the great review!

    I am interested to see your thoughts on Young Living. I am a member but wasn’t impressed with their mascara, so I never tried anything else.

  18. This was amazingly helpful! The brush recommendations are heaven sent! It’s worth a shot for me to try these brushes instead of the “real deal”. As far as the makeup, I’m the type that has to try it for myself since I’ve been so curious about it for sooo many months. I completely agree about finding the right artist! Luckily, through some of my “research” I found a color chart that someone made up and compared it to my color matches. Fingers crossed. Again, absolutely loved your review!

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