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Il Makiage Product Review: We Tried the Internet's Favorite Foundation

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Reviewed by Alyssa Enneking

Last Updated September 2022

Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Foundation Review

Looking for the perfect foundation? Look no further – Il Makiage’s Woke Up Like This Foundation offers over 50 shades. It’s lightweight but offers buildable coverage to smooth the skin for a natural look. Their shade matching quiz makes shopping for Foundation online a breeze and matched me to the right shade for me on the first try. Plus, they offer a 14 day free trial where they send you a full sized product to try for 14 days. If you don’t like it or it doesn’t work, you can return it and won’t be charged. So if you’re looking for a new foundation but hesitant to buy one online, read on to hear about my experience and give Il Makiage a try.


Il Makiage Woke Up Like This Foundation




Find my perfect match

4.8 ★ Stars

Our Rating

4.5 ★ Stars

Avg. Customer Rating

Powerful, streak-free foundation that smooths and evens the skin with an advanced, innovative formula for a flawless, uniform natural matte finish.


  • Offers 50+ shades to match you to a variety of skin tones and undertones
  • Their easy-to-follow 5 minute quiz makes it easy to find the shade for you
  • Try their full sized product for 14 days for free – they won’t charge you until after 14 days. 
  • The formula is lightweight but still offers medium coverage to cover any imperfections
  • It’s a buildable formula that doesn’t look cakey or streaky
  • Great customer service


  • $45 makes it middle of the range when it comes to price
  • Shade matching quiz is not perfect – but they offer free exchanges and returns if it’s doesn’t work for you. 

Ratings Breakdown


This high quality formula is buildable but feels lightweight on the skin. It provides the coverage I need and makes my skin look like it’s filtered! It lasts for a while. 


At $45 this foundation is in the middle of the line when it comes to Foundation and similar to other online companies or brands you may find in Sephora. It is not cheap though. You can save when you subscribe on this product and future Il Makiage products.


Il Makiage offers a unique color matching quiz to help you find the best color for your skin type. You receive a full size foundation in the mail with a 14 day test period. If during that 14 day period you don’t like the foundation or don’t want to keep it, you can send it back and not be charged. 


Il Makiage is trying to simplify the way that we buy makeup online with effective products that work for all skin types. 


Il Makiage often offers free gifts with purchases, sales, and opportunities to try their new products.

About Il Makiage's Woke Up Like This Foundation

How easy is it to order Il Makiage’s Woke Up Like This Foundation?

If you’re like me, you’re hesitant buying makeup products online because you’re not able to find the best shade for your skin. I have historically only bought products in store and had a professional confirm which color works for me. Il Makiage offers 50 shades of foundation, so there are a lot of options available which was a bit overwhelming.

 Il Makiage’s shade matching quiz was much more detailed than any other online shade matching quiz I took. They ask many questions about your skin tone, undertones, the type of coverage you’re looking for, and more. The quiz takes about 5 minutes to complete and I felt really confident with my answers.

The other thing that made it a no brainer to try this foundation? Their "Try Before you Buy" program. Il Makiage sends you a full product, not a sample, for free. You just pay for shipping. You can test and try the product for 14 days. If you don’t like it, you can exchange it for a new shade or return it and you won’t be charged. Seemed like a win win, so I decided to place an order.

 When I was ordering, they offered me a free gift and then their concealer at a discounted price. I felt like I was getting a lot of amazing products for a fraction of the cost and I had time to test and try that it worked for me in the comfort of my own home. I waited eagerly for my package to arrive from Il Makiage so I could try their famous foundation to see what the hype was about.

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What Does Il Makiage’s Foundation Feel Like?

I prefer lightweight yet medium coverage foundation. I don’t want anything that is going to feel too heavy, cakey, or clog my pores (been there done that). I was intrigued with the reviews for Il Makiage’s Woke Up Like This Foundation that talk about how lightweight it is, yet the coverage is still strong. Il Makiage calls it a “streak-free foundation that smoothes and evens the skin with an advanced, innovative formula for a flawless, uniform natural matte finish” this is the exact first thing I decided to put to the test when I received it.

The Il Makiage’s quiz knocked it out of the park and matched me with the perfect foundation the first time I took it. From my quiz answers, they matched me with shade 010. When the bottle came, I was pleasantly surprised at how big it was and glad they sent me a full size bottle so I don’t have to place another order if it worked for me.

I couldn’t wait so I decided to put my foundation on right away to see if it matched. I pumped a bit on my hand and applied it with a foundation brush to my face. It matched perfectly and I was shocked. I decided to put it on my full face and immediately loved the smooth, lightweight texture. It didn’t feel like I was wearing anything but it looked like my skin had a filter on it. I deal with redness in my skin, and the foundation immediately covered that up without looking fake. I think I honestly said out loud “wow” when I looked in the mirror. While I didn’t plan on wearing a full face of makeup for my meetings that day, I decided to keep it and see how it performed. I honestly forgot that it was on my face because it felt so lightweight! When I couldn’t stop taking selfies because my skin looked so good, I knew I would not be returning the product.

Il Makiage Before & After Foundation

How Does Il Makiage’s Foundation Perform?

I’ve been wearing Il Makiage’s foundation in shade 010 and the F*CK I’m Flawless Concealer in shade 2.5 for the last 4 months. It’s become my go-to foundation when I am looking for long lasting, medium coverage. I’ve worn this foundation with heavy makeup looks during weddings and my makeup has lasted all night long. I’ve also worn it for more simple, everyday looks and find it has the right amount of coverage. Over the past few months Il Makiage’s Foundation has been my go-to foundation, and I find myself reaching for it constantly. 

Is Il Makiage’s Foundation Worth It?

From my experience, Il Makiage’s shade matching quiz matched me with my perfect shade the first time I tried it. I love the lightweight yet buildable foundation that provides the coverage I need without feeling too heavy or cakey. My skin feels breathable while the foundation smooths my skin. The bottle is also pretty big so it lasts a while.

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