I really like how much coverage the product gives, but over all this is a really bad product. The foundation makes my skin extremely oily and makes me break out really bad with tiny pimples all over my face. DEFINITELY would NOT recommend this foundation to anyone, unless you want a face full of grease and acne.
This foundation goes on smooth it's easy to blend has good coverage and makes skin look perfect BUT it's definitely better suited for people with normal to dry skin therefore not a good choice for oily skin girls like me lol *sigh* and my search for the perfect foundation continues...
I went back to this foundation after trying the Dream Mousse and having a major acne reaction! I tried a few other foundation brands with no success. I am happy to be back using the Dream Liquid Mousse. It doesn't cause me to break-out, and the coverage is perfect. It doesn't cake and separate on my oily skin the way some foundations do. It also does a good job of controlling my oily skin...my face still looks matte at the end of the day.
The first thing I noticed about this foundation is the colors are way darker than advertised. I purchased Classic Ivory and it looks like i'm wearing a mask. I don't even think the lightest color would be light enough and my skin isn't even that pale! The most disappointing aspect of this foundation is that it doesn't "set." Even with a loose powder over it, it rubs right off so heaven help you if anything touches your face because you'll be left with a streak. The only positive thing I could find about this product is that it does cover well, and it does seem to make my pores look smaller and it isn't too thick or too thin so it's easy to blend all over your face and down your neck.
FYI: I am a Latina woman with very fair olive skin, combination type (dry forehead, oily nose & chin, normal cheeks) in early maturity (minor facial lines, redness). Shade refs: LM Creme Silk in Cream Ivory, Bobbi Brown in Warm Ivory, Revlon Colorstay in Buff
FYI (2): Maybelline tests its products on live animals. For this reason, I have ceased purchasing their products. This review refers to product use prior to my awareness of their animal testing status.
I used this product in Classic Ivory, and it was a bit too dark for my fair olive skin. Colors run dark; I've used Classic Ivory in other Maybelline foundations.
I applied with a stippling brush and it left a gorgeous, smooth finish. Coverage = heavy medium. Product broke me out (minor acne) from Day 1 of use. Ceased use after three days, and skin cleared immediately.
UPDATE: I have just seen some photos where I'm wearing this. Although it looked fine on my face in the mirror, in the pictures my face looks a different colour from my neck - a bit darker and slightly orange. So disappointing as the fairer shades are too pink for me and I love everything else about this foundation. Embarrassed that I've been happily wearing this for so long - oops
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I have just repurchased this (in Nude Light (4)). I love the velvety finish and it glides on easily (I use a brush and my fingers) even over my dry and sometimes flakey skin. It really evens out my skin tone and doesn't accentuate the dryness. It has decent staying power and feels nice and light to wear (I hate that heavy make-up feeling on my face). It also doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I have used more expensive foundations and while the colour match and staying power aren't as good with this one, it is great value for money and wears well on my dry skin. About the colour - when I swatch it on the inside of my wrist, it looks too dark and a bit orange, but on my face it seems to work. This is a good value, really wearable foundation.
So recently i have been on the search for the perfect foundation which gives me a good dewy finish making my skin look more natural and flawless.
So i recently purchased this and it is soo good! A little goes a long way for sheer coverage but if you apply a dime size you get medium coverage. It give me a very great dewy finish but not to the point where it is greasy. It is so perfect for my college when i need quick, quick, quick.
It blends nicely but its a little too thick...but i still love it...
Its great for all skin types and anyone who want a good natural dewy coverage..
For me this is a really good foundation. Its cheap, It has medium coverage and creates a dewy look and it's comfortable to wear. Will be buying again!
My main problem with maybelline is the limited colours, but when you weigh up the price it is quite a good deal (if you know your colour that is.)
I also found that it takes a while for the colour to settle, so once you have squirted it from the bottle it needs a moment to settle and then apply to your face.
Not the best, but not the worst foundation on the market :)
I love the fact that this has a pump. The finish on this foundation is dewy, but no too dewy. I have dry/combination skin and this works wonderfully.
I also can build this foundation very well- just be sure to blend!
I usually use this foundation with Hard Candy's translucent primer and it works great.
I prefer this to Revlon's Color Stay foundation, it doesn't feel like a mask on my face and is very comfortable to wear all day.