I have very fair skin, and I got the second lightest and it still ended up being too dark, so the colors are strong. But other then that it glides on really easy and is VERY moisturizing. The one thing I'd like to change is it isnt very durable and if you rub your face it comes off and will stain clothes.
Pros: It's great for dry- normal skin as it's aimed more towards people with that skin type and you can feel it hydrating your skin when you put it on. This is good for me as I have dry skin and have a lot of trouble finding foundations that don't highlight dry patches.
It blends so easily! I like to use my MAC Duo Fiber 187 Stippling Brush to blend it, as it gives me a flawless, airbrushed finish that also looks natural and doesn't feel heavy or cakey.
You can decide how much coverage you want by the amount of product you pick up. If you want light coverage, only pick up a little bit of product as a lot goes a long way! You can build it up if you'd like a higher coverage.
It's so cheap! I got mine for £7 which I think is really good.
Cons: The color range. It didn't have a lot of colors at all. I tried one and it was a bit too light so I tried the one after and it was too dark. I eventually settled on one that was a little bit light but that's okay as it blends into my skin and looks natural.
The packaging makes it look like there's a lot of product but really you don't get a lot of product. More than half of the packaging is the sponge holder which is pointless as the sponge doesn't apply it well and you can only use it a couple of times. I think they should have forgotten the sponge and put more foundation in. But a little bit of this foundation does go a long way so it's not too much of a problem.
Overall: I love this product and will definitely be buying it again! This is the only foundation that hasn't highlighted my dry skin or dried out my skin. Love, love, love! Definitely recommend it.
Overall i think this product is quite ok. I recommend it to those girls who have no problems with dryness or reactivity of skin. Starting from the good points - i love the texture of this product. It's a bit balmy, but when you apply it, it's not heavy. The colour is quite intense though, so be aware of precise colour matching! My skin does naturally have pinky undertone, and this foundation looks weird on me when i'm not tanned. But after getting some spring sun, the pinky-ness only contributed to freshness of complexion, not making my face look too pinky or too flat.
Moving on to cons i should say that i was less aware of ingredients that can be bad for my skin when i just bought this. As my skin is extremely reactive and sensitive, sometimes i can get my rashes emphasized and my skin keep being red-dish after using this product. But it's definitely better than Clinique Supermoisture Make-up that burned my face like acid.
I will not repurchase this product because i want to try liquid mineral foundation, that is much more healthier for skin according to ingredients list. But if you're not picky, this worths a try!
I have very dry skin and absolutely love this product and find the sponge applies it perfectly, you can feel the moisture as it goes on. I found this product by chance as the colour sand/sable was being sold at half price at tesco 2 weeks ago, I think they have discontinued the colour and introduced sand 30 to replace it which is going to be a little difficult as I think that could be a slightly different colour. I find Maybelline foundation to be the best, and up till now have used Dream Satin in Ivory which is fab.
Overall I think this is a good foundation. It has a lot of coverage and they have some really good shades as opposed to other brands that can be very pinky. I don't really like the packaging though, it's a bit strange. I love how it makes my skin look, very natural but just like you have better skin. I will probably buy it again in the future but I'd prefer to try some other foundations first.
I have dry skin and I love creme foundations. I have this one in a previously unmentioned color called 20 Cameo / Beige Eclat - the lightest available here. I'm NW15-20 and this looks fine going on, but it dries down too orange and... dirty-looking. I guess it would suit an NW20-25 better, maybe a NC would be an even better match.
It does set, but not in a pretty, dewy way. It's kind of a cream to powder, i think, and not cream to liquid like I was told. I really don't understand why anyone would make a creme foundation that dries down matte like this. It may be my dry winter skin, so I'll try it again in the summer and update.
For now, I don't like this at all.
+This is a good mid-price foundation, affordable
+ good for dry skin
+ creamy, easy to use
-Only few shades
-t-zone shines even in Finlands climate - needs powdering that I don't wanna do
-I found this a bit clogging on my skin
I needed a new daily foundation- I usually use Max Factor Lasting Performance, there was nothing wrong with this just wanted to see if there was better. I picked Dream Creamy because I thought it would suit my dry skin well, and glide on easily. Going in the bin.
- doesnt dry or flake dry skin
- thats it
-bad coverage, even though its quite a thick product
- not good shades for pale skin with pink undertones
- Have to use a powder on top
- Does not last longer than a few hours
-transfers onto clothes easily
-sponge applies the product terribly, and hard to wash
I've been using this foundation for a while, I have slightly dry skin so this does kind of help.
I wouldn't say I'm very very pale but I used the lightest shade in this foundation (light porcelain) and I found it to look kinda orange =/
I like the texture and the way it goes on and I've found that it has really good coverage.
As for the packaging, there's a lot of waste because of the sponge they put on the bottom part which takes up too much room.
Pretty good price too but the sponge should really be taken out and that extra space used for more foundation.
Overall I do like this foundation, it gives good coverage and looks pretty good (even if it can get orangey if you layer up too much)
This foundation is designed for dry skin (the matte mousse is for oily skin and the liquid/satin mousse is for normal skin). I have normal skin and it works fine for me - I have to make sure my skin is well moisturized beforehand though. It doesn't make my face grease or oil up throughout the day at all, and I don't even set with powder.
The cololur range is terrible. I am an NC20 and very yellow/golden toned...which Maybelline obviously don't think exists. All the colours are so pink toned! I tried #21 Nude first which is too orange, #04 Light Porcelain which is slightly too pink and so on...the rest were just much too dark and pinky orange for me. I settled with the lightest shade #04 Light Porcelain in the end as it was the least orange, but it still isn't a very good match for me. There are only FIVE shades available which is ridiculous:-
-04 Light Porcelain
-48 Sun Beige
So unless you are very pink and light-medium skinned, you probably won't find a very good match. The packaging looks bulky but is pretty lightweight. You don't much much product inside at all and the sponge they provide is useless.
I apply the foundation with a brush for medium-full coverage (only 1 layer is needed for this!) or with my fingers for light-medium coverage. It covers any redness, blemishes and unevenskintone incredibly well, not to mention it does a good job of masking the freckles on my nose quite well so they don't look as visible. The coverage is impressive for a DS foundation.
It leaves my skin feeling really smooth and soft to the touch. I don't think it's as moisturising as they claim it to be, but it isn't drying. It feels so lightweight on my face, like a tinted moisturiser. It gives me a near-flawless look without looking like a mask. Infact, most people cannot even tell I am wearing makeup when I have this on and just think I have naturally good skin. It doesn't give me a dewy finish...I actually think the finish it gives is very similar to the NARS sheer glow (a satin finish). Lasting power is good...at least 7hours+ with no touch-ups.
I would rate it 3.5 overall.