The key to using this makeup is to put a light application of SPF 15 Olay lotion on first. Then put a little in the palm of one hand and lightly apply to your face. You don't need a lot! This makeup has moderate coverage and will even out your complexion and look good all day. It is great because it does not settle into any fine lines under your eyes (if you have them!) Great for any age, but especially middle-age. The key of course is to match the color to your face color and to apply lightly. I have been wearing this make-up for over 10 years, nothing else comes close, even more expensive brands.
This was my go to foundation for years since I was a teenager. The coverage is medium and the lasting power is pretty good. I think this is a great drugstore foundation and good value for money. There are quite a few different shades which is a plus too.
I got this foundation at my local drugstore and it was about 8-10 dollars. I did not get this for the aging part I just decided to try it because I heard good reviews about it. It is medium coverage but the only problem with my skin is redness. I have no breakouts. Ihave combination skin and this made my face oily without powder. With powder I was a little oily at the end of the day. Other than that I love the coverage and it's very blendable.
I purchased this product because of the commercials claiming it looks great and the anti-aging properties, as well as the sunscreen. It was the biggest disappointment ever in make-up purchasing. I have so much make-up that I don't use because it is horrible when I get it home and the stores will not take returns on opened product. Now I have one more, the worst of them all, to add to my collection. This product feels like I have bathed my face in baby oil. It rubs off so easily. What a joke. I don't know how this got positive reviews from anyone. I want a refund. I think I will go back to purchasing product that is more expensive..the kind you can try before you buy. It's worth it. Also, it is returnable if I am disappointed when I get it home. It's worth the extra expense to have something I will use than to have more unused product that I wasted money on.
So this is something i picked out for my mom knowing it would work wonders on her skin. i decided to just try it and well although it looks wonderful on her skin.. not so much on my oily/sensitive skin. i have pretty major acne scars and this foundation made them stand out even more. it feels a little sticky on my skin and im praying i wont wake up with pimples tomorrow. so all in all i dont dig it but it looks great on my mother. (she has slightly oily mature skin)
On a tight budget this month, so I went shopping for a "drugstore" foundation, for the first time in a LONG time (I usually shop for cosmetics at "mid range" brands like Clinique or Origins). Sometimes paying more means getting a better product, but NOT always... and there are definitely some great drugstore items out there. This, for me, is not one of them. It is fragrance free, and yet it stings my eyes and makes my skin feel very slightly "itchy." And that's really too bad, because I found the PERFECT shade for me in this foundation, and it goes on beautifully. I mean, REALLY beautifully... it does not accentuate fine lines, and gives just the right amount of "radiance" without being at all sparkly or veering off into "dewy old lady" territory. If for some odd reason you like your skin to appear unnaturally "matte," this is not going to get you there without some powder on top... but if you like your skin to look like SKIN, this finish will likely please you. I also love the coverage level... light, but "buildable" to medium. The makeup has a slightly odd odor to it at first (probably because they do not use "masking" fragrance in the product, which I really appreciate... it's hard to find fragrance free drugstore foundations, and as we all know, fragrance is the number one skin enemy). At any rate, the odor goes away after a moment or two. I don't mind that the bottle is glass, but come on... a POUR bottle?... a la 1970's style? It baffles me why they didn't make it a pump-top. Still, I would have been more than happy to put up with the awkward packaging, if only it didn't sting my eyes and make my skin feel ever so slightly irritated. Those are deal breakers for me, but other than that, this makeup formula is surprisingly nice.
My Shade: Cocoa 360
Coverage (1-10): 7
Finish: Dewy & Clean
Color: Stays True To Color
Application: Prime Face Then Apply With A Foundation Brush (MAC 190) Or A Cosmetic Wedge.
Overall: Caused No Break Outs, Not A Heavy Foundation & Gives A Pretty Natural Look. Does Not Come With A Pump So You May Take More Product Than Needed.
I'm on my 3rd bottles, sharing with my mom. The fact that it's not available in my country (my aunt always bought me this foundation after her trip to USA) makes me sure won't repurchase..But, honestly I don't have a problem with this, because it doesn't break me out, and as long as I apply it in thin layer, it looks natural. But I'm getting tired after my 3rd and wanna try another foundation that I buy and choose by myself
I hate this product. It makes my face look oily and shiny. I hated that. I also hate the bottle. I have to kinda pore it onto my hand so i can use it.
I cannot imagine why everyone has not given this a 5 star review! I have very oily skin, and this foundation is absolutely fantastic. It gives a radiant, dewy finish...with NO glitter. It firms the skin, and people tell me I look very young and fresh when I apply this foundation. I would say that it gives medium-full coverage. I just dust a little powder over my T-zone after applying this, and I have a beautiful look. This is one product that I hope Maybelline never discontinues! I say it is the equivalent of Bobbi Brown's $45 luminous finish foundation. This Maybelline product saves me a lot of money! Luv!!