i think this product is really good. i got it for six dollars at walmart. it blends really well into my skin. and it stays on really good. i live in south florida and it stays on during all the heat in humidity. i will buy again.
I too am a golden Latina. I just thought that the color I got would work. Wrong! It looked too orange once I got it on. Too bad, it was better shade match than Colorstay and cheaper but still a miss. Well back to looking for the perfect match. So far the only match has been to formulate my own mineral foundation I got thru Silk Naturals Cosmetics.
Well, I decided to try this foundation out because of all its great claims. Now, the last foundation that I had tried by Maybelline was their Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation which I found to not be true to its claims in more ways than one. However, because I do love makeup, I decided to purchase this new foundation by Maybelline nonetheless.
The product has a medium thick consistency in the bottle, but on the face it gives the face light-to-medium coverage. It says that its designed to last up to 24 hours on the face. That is of course something that I will probably never know for true, as I always take my makeup off at night before going to bed. Also, it doesn't have a chemical SPF smell which is something that does turn a fair amount of people off. I can take using SPF in mineral foundations but when SPF are included in liquids or creams the smell is sometimes too overwhelming for me.
This product is not overly matte nor does it set as quickly as Revlon Colorstay does. The product comes in a rather tall bottle for a liquid foundation and because the product has a concentrated consistency in the bottle, you do have to always shake the bottle up real good in order to get the product to loosen up for it to most easily pour out. Maybelline definitely needs to put this foundation in a different type of bottle. As, its current bottle design is lacking.
The product looks and wears on the face like most liquid foundations that I have worn. As, it doesn't feel weightless on the skin, instead it gives the same feel on the face as all liquid foundations do. And, for a drugstore product, I honestly do feel that it is overpriced.
When I do wear this foundation, I pair it with Maybelline's Dream Matte Pressed Powder. And, this duo does help in keeping my makeup looking fresh as long as I need it to.
I don't know if I will repurchase this foundation because I don't feel that its the best foundation out there drugstore or otherwise. As, Maybelline keeps coming out foundations that promise a lot but really don't deliver all of what's expected.
Well I like it at first. I bought sand beige, I tried it yesterday, and all day my face was oily looking. When i use my MK medium coverage foundation i am not oily like that. I really wanted to like this. I always have makeup meltdown, so i try to blot during the day. I do like my MK , i just like to try others, to see if they will last a little longer. This one does last a little longer, but i look greasy, No thank you.
Loved it at first. Great coverage, long lasting. but recently went on a trip and kept noticing I was OILY! I don't have oily skin. First thing I noticed was the mascara marks under my eyebrows which I NEVER get. I was even wearing waterproof mascara!!! Over the next 2 days I just tried applying it very sheerly and still noticied oil breakthrough after about 2 hours. Unacceptable. Done.
I have to say I am impressed with this product. After trying countless promising ds foundations, finally there is one that delivers. My oily, acne prone, sensitive skin is comfortable in this foundation. I do use a primer which helps with the oilies but this fndtn held up pretty well compared to others. Im an nc-30 and bought true beige..sandy beige seemed too light..im going to try medium beige however and see how that is but i will def buy this again!
I wanted to try this after reading the reviews on MUA. I had a hard time with the color selection, even w/ testers (at CVS, not at Wal Mart). I thought Sand Beige would be too light, but actually it was the right shade. As usual I found most light shades to be too pink, and Nude was far too yellow. This covers as well on me (large pores, redness) as Revlon Colorstay, and goes on much more easily. I use less as it spread much more readily and doesn't dry as quickly. It went on nicely with a foundation brush. I haven't noticed any rubbing off, but it does wash off more easily than Colorstay. In hot and humid Florida, my oily t-zone shines through in 3-4 hours, but I expect that from any foundation. I used Maybelline Dream Matte powder with this, and looked almost poreless. I do find the lack of pump really irritating since the product is thick enough that it doesn't easily come out of the bottle. I have resorted to using a qtip to get it out of the bottle. Overall, a winner for me, but I'll watch for BOGOS since the price is up there for a d/s brand.
Back to school foundation shopping and somehow, I landed with this one. Those pesky end-caps at Walgreens...but I do like this foundation. I got the lightest shade, as I do with most any brand, and I was surprised that the slight pink undertone that is apparent with most of Maybelline's foundations isn't as prominent in this one...which is great. It's on the cooler side as far as shade goes, but I can easily blend it out. It covers beautifully. And at just over $10, I would say this is an alright foundation. I wish it had a pump, though. Sigh. But this does give a very pretty, semi-matte finish. Covers freckles wonderfully, but I sometimes find it going sheer on me half-way through the day. Odd.
As far as it lasting for twenty-four hours? I'm not sure who would need such a factor from their foundation, I sure don't. I try to take it off as soon as possible, but that's with any. It hasn't broken me out from prolonged wear yet, and I don't believe it's going to. But this does last quite a while. I can go without touch-ups for about five hours. After that, my oily skin seems to fight with the foundation, but that's easily taken care of with blotting. The most wear and break-down happens around the nose of my glasses, just around my t-zone. But, again, easily fixed. This would make a really nice winter foundation and if I mix it with my moisturizer, it's perfect for Mississippi's hot, sticky summer climate. Nice range of colors and most carriers have sample vials you can swatch to find your color. This is very new to me, but I think it's awesome.
Overall, doubt I will rebuy, but it is a good foundation. Revlon ColorStay has this beat, I'm afraid. =]
I bought this on a total whim, but I'm glad I did! I love this makeup! It's sheer enough to look natural, but makes my oily face look matte and smooth. It does stay fresh looking, with the addition of powder to touch up my tzone throughout the day of course! This has got to be my new drugstore fave liquid foundation!!! The concealer is pretty dang good too! UPDATE: unfortunately caused breakouts on my skin, but still a nice foundation, just not for my skintype
I really wanted to love this! But...i HATE it. For reference i have very oily skin and am a faithful user of Revlon colorstay and rimmel lasting finish. So when i heard maybelline was coming out with this i was overjoyed. So i found the perfect shade (forgot the color name) and the first time i wore it i noticed the lack of coverage. I had to put on more concealer on my scne scars than i usually use. The final look made my skin nice and flawless but i also noticed it wasnt a matte finish. Fast forward 3hrs and my face looks like a i spilled a cup of grease on it. EMBARASSING to say the lest. I didnt want to give up on it so i used it again with a primer underneath (which i tend to use only on special occasions but i relly wanted this to work). With primer fast forward 4 hrs later OIL SLICK! Tried it one more time (3times a charm right?) and guess what. . . . yes u could fry your dinner on my face. Took it back to walgreens and got some milani blush. Maybelline super stay= fail on my face.