This was one of the first foundations I EVER bought and I am very happy with it. It covers up my dark under eye circles pretty well, it covers my blemishes and still looks naturally. Plus, it matches my skin very well. This is a buildable foundation so you can get a flawless finish but not after 1 or 2 layers. I am very happy with it and think the packaging looks very cute.
I can't believe all the negative reviews! I was due for a new day to day foundation and decided to go for this after Wayne Goss raved about It. He wasn't wrong! I love it. I have oily skin and so can't understand people saying that it's not meant for oily skin! It went on beautifully and created an even beautiful glow which lasted all day till I got home in the evening. For people who claimed it went on cakey and streaky, I can only say that it's down to your technique and perhaps using too much. I use a damp beauty blender-type sponge and it went on evenly with minimal effort. Ok just to give a background.. I have oily skin with some old acne scarring which obviously nothing can hide. Otherwise my skin is in pretty good shape. This went on like a dream. I can see it benefitting people with lots of redness or unevenness. Not alot of coverage but it's not meant to be high coverage anyway. I did set it with rimmel stay matte powder and boy, did it stay put or what. The color match was a dream and it didn't oxidize or turn ashy. Also had no breakouts with this. Has a slightly runny consistency and blends beautifully. Bonus: it comes with a pump! Yay for the UK!! ( sorry American babes)
I believe the low re-buy percentage is due to Maybelline's original claims that this product is good for all skin types; however, I've found this isn't the case. In the last few months Maybelline released its Fit Me Shine Free stick foundation which targets normal to oily skin types. When I went to Target to buy the liquid Fit Me I noticed that Maybelline's display now labels the liquid as good for normal to dry skins. Hopefully people will get the look and finish they want now between the two. On to my review.
For starters, I love this foundation. My skin is more of a combination type. It can be tricky finding a foundation that doesn't dry my skin but also doesn't exaggerate the oiliness of my t-zone. This foundation is super creamy going on, which I love. It makes blending and building a breeze. I use my fingers to apply. After my initial application, I will add a bit more over any trouble spots. I'm able to achieve medium coverage this way. This does have a dewy finish and it feels tacky when first applied. After waiting a couple minutes it dries and feels like nothing is on my skin. I love how lightweight this is. I do use Maybelline's Dream Matte powder over this to help set and lock it in place. Without a setting powder, this transfers, hence the 4 out of 5 lippies. Also, this is not a long-wearing foundation. It will slowly fade throughout the day. I'm fine with this as long as it fades evenly, which this does.
As for the shade I use, I'm an NW20 in MAC foundations. I've found a great match in the shade 125. The shades which end in the number 5 have pink undertones and the others ending in 0 are more yellow. If you have normal to dry or dry combination skin, I would recommend trying this. At only $6 with tax, I find it's a steal.
It is a great foundation (my first foundation) but it doesn't cover much, and since I have oily skin & acne prone skin, it didn't cover much.
When I have a lot of oil on my skin, there I am shiny and look like a doll. Like I don't mind looking like a doll but with the shiny part... uh-uh.
But after I use tissue to dab the oil off, it looks better and it looks like I haven't worn anything (:
Great overall but would like to try something else ^^
Hope this helps~
I have been trying for years to find a good drugstore foundation that not only matches my skin colour but doesn’t break me out! Now, i think i have found one!
I have been reluctant to try drugstore foundations, as i have never found one that is right for me and i always find it difficult trying to swatch foundation on my jaw line in the store!
Well Superdrug had a 3 for 2 offer and i thought it was the right time to invest in some foundation. So......it took me a while to try many different shades and i ended up getting the colour 315.
315 is Soft Honey, a golden undertone that matched my skin tone perfectly. There are 18 shades to choose from and come in three levels: 100 light, 200 medium and 300 deep.
I like that this foundation is in a pump because it is more hygienic. The only thing i don’t like is the glass bottle and for me, isn’t travel friendly.
I love this foundation and found it to be enough to even out my skin tone without my complexion looking cakey. This foundation lets the natural skin shine through and has been compared to NARS Sheer Glow, however the Maybelline foundation is much more lighter and sheerer. The consistency of this foundation is just right, as it’s not too runny nor too thick. I used a MAC 187 Stipling brush, to stiple on the foundation and it applied beautifully.
I think this foundation is suitable for dry to combination skins, as it is quite hydrating. This foundation has a dewy finish and i don’t think it would last very long on oily skin tones.
All time go to mascara. I have sensitive skin and break out to nearly everything. very blendable, medium coverage, and gives a NATURAL glow. Not matte and not too glossy. So many shades
I'm not sure why this product has so many bad reviews but I really enjoy using this product. Although I have combination skin (more oily during summer and dry during the winter), I do not want a complete matte face. I like more natural finishes in which I'm not overly mattified since it looks flat and unnatural so I like more of my skin's natural glow to show up.
This foundation is a dewy finish but I set it with a mattifying powder only on my t-zone and I'm good all day (maybe need to blot once or so). It gives a light to buildable light-medium finish which is great for the summer time since it feels very light on the skin. You have to be careful in pouring this product out since it is very liquidy so I use a q-tip and a little goes a long way. There is a somewhat floral scent to it but it doesn't bother me too much.
It does have SPF 18 in it so I do like the fact it gives a little sun protection (but I would still use a sunscreen). It comes in a variety of shades so it's pretty accommodating to paler to darker skin tones.
I like using this foundation when my skin is looking dry or when I want a slightly dewy finish. It seems to be a buildable coverage but I usually only wear it when I want something with light coverage.I do find that after a couple of hours my skin seems a bit more oily than usual and I need to use blotting papers or some powder. I like that this product has spf in it, I only purchase foundations with sunscreen built in. I find the bottle is not very easy to use, the lid gets really messy- because this foundation is very liquid the bottle might have been better if it had a pump or a different applicator. The great part is that this foundation is not expensive at all and will probably stay in my makeup bag as something to go to on days I want a light coverage.
I like a foundation with more of a higher coverage and this is very low coverage. The colors are good though. They seem to have some with an olive tint and I like how it looks. It just doesn't cover enough.
I want to say I like this, I really do.
But I can't.
I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. The finish is interesting. It wasn't matte, but it wasn't dewy. I couldn't even say it was satin. It's just kind of there, and I can tell it's there.
It's pretty lightweight overall, which is nice for me because I hate the cakey feel of some foundations. It didn't catch around my nose, or chin and that's something I have a hard time with when I turn to liquid foundations.
Originally, to try this out, I moisturized, put on a lightweight primer, a green concealer, and then started to stipple the foundation on with a sponge. The sponge didn't work so hot, it looked kind of weird to me. Or maybe I'm just in a hurry and didn't want to build on to it, I don't know. Probably that one, because I'm a 5 minute makeup kind of lass. I resorted to using my fingers and it blended smoothly, doesn't leave a ring around the jawline.
I'm pretty pale, with interesting undertones, but I didn't have a problem finding a shade match. I went with 115 Ivory for my scarily ghostly summer tanned skin (this is dark for me).
My problem is I don't like the way translucent powder sits on it. Is that weird? I'm going to give it a couple of different tries in various ways, but today with a light brushing of translucent powder it kind of went rogue there. I'll try tomorrow without a powder, and again later with a powder to see how it stands up to the Texas heat, but I don't see myself coming to this as a primary foundation.
For the price though, if you have pretty decent skin, or you're young and starting out, I'd say it's worth the 5 bucks. I mean, you're not breaking the bank to try it, and the worst that happens is you use it as a mixing medium to lighten or darken another cheaper brand. So it goes.
I'm all waiting to see if this breaks me out something fierce, since I do have pretty sensitive skin. We'll see, sometimes it takes a week or even a month before my skin decides it's not having any of that.