This foundation is possibly one of the worst drugstore foundations that I have found. I got it dirt cheap and thought it would be a really good buy for someone on a budget but honestly it is not worth it in my opinion. I got the colour ivory, and was a little dubious anyway because even in the bottle it didn't look like a very pale colour, but it seemed to come up fairly okay on my hand, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt and bought it. However, when I came to put it on my face in the morning it looked so bad. It made me look orange and completely didn't suit my skin tone at all. Having always bought foundation in the lightest colour I could find because of my pale skin, usually in the colour ivory, I have never found one that has left me that orange. I just looked too dark for my skin and even with a translucent powder applied over the top it didn't do much to tone it down, leaving my neck a different colour to my face even when I blended the foundation down. It was awful, a truly bad experience with foundation. While it might work for others it definitely didn't for me. Would not recommend and never buy again!
I have been using this for about a week and I really want to love it. As others have said, it's similar to Revlon ColorStay in all the right ways, but without the bad. It applies smoothly and looks natural even up close, I have NEVER seen this in a foundation before. The shades are warmer, which yeah, may mean that it appears a bit orange. But honestly, I'd rather be a little orange than a little pink. If you do a good job of blending, it's not really so bad. My only complaints are: 1) the package, a pump would be convenient and I wish the bottle was pretty like their FIT Me foundation. This one just looks cheap. 2) I think this is actually breaking me out! I have never had a full blown breakout before, and other than it being my crazy hormone week of the month, I can't think of anything other than using this to blame it on. I'm switching back to my previous foundation for a bit, then I'll try this again and see if I break out again. If not, this definitely has HG potential.
I use this product everyday and I really like it. I have combination skin and some blemishes and its the best thing I can find and I have even tried some really expensive ones. My only complaint is I find the darker you go in the line the less coverage you get.
the first time i bought this product, it was great, it gave me really good coverage and blended very well and i was impressed. though did not last '24 hours' like the product says, it was lucky to last even 3-4. i don't know if it was my skin that was the problem but as a student, i found it was all gone by lunch. the packaging is ugly and the lid and dispenser gets caked in foundation if not cleaned every time its used. i got the palest colour first time round, but the second time i settled for the next shade darker, and it comes out orange. not worth the price
I wanted to like this. It didn't smell bad and the texture was nice. But..it turned orange on me (I used natural beige).
I heard pretty good reviews about this product off of youtube and decided to give it a try and I wasn't very happy overall but it did has some pros.
1. Had great coverage
2. Doesn't smell like paint
1. The packaging sux it a bottle preffer a pump
2. Deff not made for all skin types didn't control my shine wat so ever
3. Doesn't have a set powder or compact can't bring to school or work
4. Didn't have my color select shades to chose from
I wouldn' buy this product ever again.
The best drugstore foundation I've ever used! I'm in the NL and here it comes with a pump, that to me gives it a hughe advantage on Revlon Cstay, I hate that package.. Always spill and take out too much!
I apply this with a flat top kabuki and it's so easy to blend in! Feels weightless but at the same time has the best coverage! Ik buff in my whole face with my fl.top brush first, than on the places where I need extra coverage I dab it on with the same brush. The last technique really gives you full coverage but it doesn't look cakey or feel heavy, amazing!
On the downside; this doesn't stay on for 24H, at least not on me :( I still have to blot / powder after an hour or two. I am still looking for a foundation that can keep me shine free for 6+ hours or so.. I have a pretty oily T-zone, espescially since I'm pregnant (if anyone has a recomandation, please let me know!) so foundation always starts to melt there after a couple of hours. When I get off from work and look in the mirror you can see that some spots are starting to melt and the coverage isn't as good anymore.
The other downside, all the shades here have a pink undertone. For this reason I will not repurchase and my quest for the perfect foundation continues. :'( This was so close.....
Given I've been using Revlon Color Stay for so long now, I wanted to try a new foundation. I decided to give this a go. So here are my pros and cons.
1) cheaper than revlon especially here in Oz.
2) doesn't smell like paint
3) coverage is great
4) consistency is nice and thick.
1) broke me out - boo because I had high hopes and I really like how it applies.
2) package - needs a pump
3) does not last 24hr
4) feels quite oily when first applied even though it claims to be oil-free. Had to use a MAC's mattifying creme as a primer.
I really wanted to love this product but sadly I'm back to my trusty colorstay.
This has been one of the BEST COVERAGE foundations I have ever tried. I have a lot of acne scarring, and this covers them quite well - NOT FULLY, but enough so that they don't look obvious and I don't even use concealer. It blends very well if you use it over a primer. Probably my two biggest problems with this are 1. it does tend to sort of melt and get oily if you even do a little bit of running around [on my university campus between classes, etc] and it isn't 24hour lasting obviously, it sort of becomes this melty mess after 6hours. 2. It does not explicitly say "non-comedogenic" which is why I'm looking for an alternate at the moment. The oily-ness I can deal with. But I have found that I have broken out during using this, and I can't specifically point to this as the reason.
-VERY good coverage for a drugstore brand
-not sure if it's non-comedogenic?
-doesn't last more than 6-8 hours
-becomes oily quite fast
Not a fan of this product. I find that no matter how I apply this foundation it manages to look cakey and still not cover very well. I don't think it wears very well either, it lasts maybe 4-5 hours on my dry skin before starting to wear off. The only thing about this foundation i like is that it doesn't cling to my dry skin and make it more noticable, although it does make me look like I'm wearing a ton of makeup and makes my skin look dull. If your looking for a good longwearing foundation my advice would be to invest in the mac pro longwear foundation or the revlon colorstay, both are 100 x better than the maybelline.
I recently started trying this again, and I really like it. Idk what has happened but it has totally done a 360 for me. I use the Mac 187 to apply and it just blends creamily into my skin. It does look a little oily after a while but I cannot believe the new impression I have of this foundation!!