I think that the amount of product you receive is obscenely cheap (one inch of foundation, if even that) and it is way overpriced at $8. Why they cheaped out so severely I do not understand. I might if it were a concealer, but for a foundation, there should be more product. If you used this every day, I don't think it would last you longer than a few weeks. Blah! That aside, I do like it. I have it in 110 (Porcelain) and it is super light, almost too light even for my Elmer's glue shaded skin but that is the way I prefer it over something too beige or totally orange like most Maybelline foundations. It is very soft and powdery when you blend it, and gives very sheer coverage. It evens out redness and discoloration nicely. For acne or scarring, it isn't enough and for that I do use a sheer layer of a different fdtn over it, along with powder. To use it alone I would imagine you might have to have really good, clear skin or else this won't be helpful on its own. Either way, if you are looking for something really natural looking and don't mind being ripped off price-wise, this is a nice product. I can't for certain say that I will repurchase.. I'm not sure that I find it *that* functional yet for myself but if you're curious I do think it's worth a try. [[what a waffling review!]
UPDATE: I returned this. It's not ghastly, but it's nothing special, either. I have so much other stuff that I like better than this. I got my money back and spent it at Sephora instead.
I tried this because I wanted something not too thick for summer (101 degrees where I live). After the catastrophic failure that Fit Me lquid fdt. was for me, I was a bit hesitant to try this. However, since it has such good reviews, and it's only $9, I decided to take the plunge. I found it at my local WG. No testers so I took a chance on #130. Not exactly a match made in heaven. A tad too dark, but I can make it work. I'll definitely need a lighter color for winter.
Coverage is very light, but since I do not have any skin issues now, I don't need that much coverage for everyday runs. I did set it with powder just to be on the safe side (I HATE gooey, melted-looking fdt.; so gross). And that's all I can say for the moment.
I said I would not repurchase it because I have tons of other fdts., most of which I prefer to this one. I got it for $9, so I won't kick myself if it turns out to be sub-par. Not brilliant, but not god-awful, either. If anything changes I'll let you know.
After reading all the reviews I was excited to try this product. I love love love the concept!
I purchased it at CVS (not on sale), so the almost $10 was a bit pricey for the amount of product provided.
I'm a bit confused as to why most people reviewed this product as being light to med coverage. I found it to be very light coverage at best. I ended up applying it at least 4 times to get a med coverage. That is with a primer underneath. I do really like the ease of application, but am very disappointed with the coverage. If you go in knowing that the coverage is light, you should really enjoy this product. I will purchase it again, to wear when I want a day without a full face of makeup. A 'just a touch of blush and no eye makeup' type of day. I would never use this on a full makeup day. Wayyyyyyyy to sheer.
Update: I have determined the problem was the Olay. I've gone back to Clinique for skin care and already the oiliness is gone. So, once my skin gets settled down, I'll try this makeup again.
Original review: I'm so disappointed about this product. It made me very oily. After seeing such great reviews, I'm beginning to wonder if my problem has more to do with the skin care I use under my foundation? Maybe a good question for a forum. For reference, I use Olay total effects with the sunscreen.
I have been looking for an affordable drugstore foundation that is oil-free and that controls oil as well. This new one in stick form delivers on both fronts. Like one of the other reviewers suggested, apply two strokes for each cheek, on the forehead and maybe a single one on the chin. Blend with fingers, a brush or sponge and voila, you will have a beautiful, oil-free face for at least half the day. I do find that I need to do a powder touch-up after about four hours, but that's better than other makeups on the market that all seem to be oil-based. Words of warning though, these run pretty dark ( I got the 115) ; I have light-med skin with yellow undertones and found that the 115 is perfect for me. I'd say try before you buy if possible and if not, go a shade lighter than normal. Love the convenience and easy tote and travel of this makeup and hope it stays on the market for many years to come. Doesn't contain a sunscreen, but that's fixable in that you can apply a separate one before you put on this. Great new product!
I bought this foundation not really expecting all that much. However, I must admit after trying it, I am so glad that I did give it a go. This foundation is really nice!
This foundation is creamy in texture, fragrance free, and pretty long-wearing (5+ hours). I always apply finishing powder (Ben Nye Banana Powder) over my foundations, so I do not know how well this foundation holds up without the use of a finishing powder over it at all.
There are no testers offered for this foundation. Therefore, I had to do my best to figure which shade would be a good enough match for me. In Mac, I am NC/NW 30, and I went with shade 230 Natural Buff. I must add that the foundation does look darker in the packaging than it actually goes on the face.
I do find that it does provide light-to medium (buildable) coverage. I do like that it has not broken me out. However, I am not too keen how just how much little product you actually receive for your money (which is why I took off a lippie).
If you are looking for a new foundation to try, I do recommend giving this one a shot!
I got this in 220 and itd my perfect match! It was a little hard to find my color but i decided to get one shade darker than what i was originally going to get. I got this for 4 bucks at Walmart since they had a 2 dollar off maybelline coupon! So it was quite a steal. Anyways, the packaging is very simple and great for traveling since its so small. The foundation has a light coverage and looks very natural. Its creamy and goes on smooth. It blends really easily. I blend it out with my fingers or my Expert Face Brush by Real Techniques. It has a satin finish and it works well with my combo skin. It last a good amount of time and it only takes a sec to put it on. If you try go reapply through out the day it can lookcakey but other than that its a great product
AWSOME! matte yet dewy finish. shades with golden undertones ( 220 and 230 are what i use) feels like nothing on my skin so feathery and light and a application is a cinch- also so portable! ive heard a few people complain about the amount of product but its also what makes it great to carry in ur purse without adding extra weight or bulk,...absolutely no itching irritation or breakouts on my uber sensitive skin. cover girl outlast and revlon colorstay whipped both caused me breakouts and felt uncomfortable itchy heavy gooey etc...only con for me is no spf so i swipe a layer of physicians formula super bb cream ( 30 spf) which is amazing but is a little too dewy so i use this bb stick as a concealer and to slightly mattify my tzone over the bb cream in place of powder ( powder looks too "done"" for my taste especially in the summer)so ez and quick to apply. truly amazing for a drugstore product TRY IT
EDIT realized this looks a bit flat and i was between yellow based colors 220 230 ...switched to maybeline magic lumi in honey for my cheeks which is a great warm yellow base and nude for under my eyes glowy and pretty!! and no breakouts!
I ran out of my beloved Japanese bb cream which has been my favorite foundation/skin coverage the past few months. I have a few other high end foundations but they haven't been performing very well in the heat and wanted to pick up something quick/more assessible. I kept reading good things about this on the board so decided to pick it up. I bought it at Target, retails for $6.99. I'm usually NC 25 but with it being summer I'm more along the lines of NC 30-35. After board searching it seemed like either 210 or 220 would be the best bet. I still wasn't sure of which one I was going to pick up but they ended up only having 220 at my local Target so that's what I went with which was a blessing in disguise really because it's dead on as far as a match. I don't think I've ever had this close of a skin match in any foundation but especially in the summer when my skin is getting darker. I always hate fooling around with purchasing new shades of foundation this time of year but for 7 bucks I can't beat it. It lasted several hours on my combo skin without oil showing through my t-zone which is more than I can say about the few higher end foundations I've been rotating lately. I like the creamy texture of the stick as well, easy to blend, and just has a nice feel overall. I didn't expect to love this as much as I do and I'm really surprised because when I go drugstore for foundation I typically go with Revlon (colorstay). This is my first Maybelline foundation and I'm so happy I switched it up this time and tried something new! If you have combo skin I highly recommend giving this one a try!
I'm not a fan of this foundation. It feels so oily going on your skin and didn't seem to last long at all! I love the packaging. It's so convenient but I don't love the actual product. It's easy to blend and I really like to concept I just wish it was less greasy and lasted longer on my skin. If Revlon ColorStay made a stick, I bet it would be amazing but this isn't for me.