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.
So when i first got this product i was so in love with it! it was my first kind of creamy foundation, i always used just the liquid kind. But after about two weeks i started to break out so bad!! Worse than i ever have before! I was so disappointed, if it wasnt for breaking out i definately would recommend this product.
Change of heart on this product - hit pan after about a month, which i was dissapointed about. Also it comes off after about 2 hours, even if you set it with a powder. Tried applying it with sponge, fluffy brush, foundation brush, stippling brush.. it still looks un even!
aw love it,tryed dream matte mousse way too drying and the liquid is great. but wanted to try this,abosluty love it! i have a really oily t-zoe and my cheeks are quite dry and this is great for combo skin. really flawless finish. such a nice foundation recommend highly! ♥
I originally went to buy revlon colorstay after reading the reviews on here, but after trying the tester I decided to look for something else and came across this when it was just new. I had tried the dream matte mouse before, it's ok but doesn't quite work with my skin.
The price of dream creamy is okay, it was about 6 pounds but i think i got about £2 off.
When I tried the tester i was so surprised at the great coverage this gave me, and the lightest shade was perfect for me also.
However when I got home, I'm ashamed to admit it took me quite a while to figure out how to get to the actual foundation. The packaging is terrible. I tend to do my make up at the last minute, on the train for example, and this makes it so awkward. You have to twist the top to get the foundation, and open the bottom for the sponge, and there's no mirror.
Trying it on from the full size version for the first time felt completely different from the tester, still not sure why the tester was so different.
It feels really cool and light on the skin, almost like you are going over your face with a wet makeup sponge.
Yet, somehow, it covers up all of my red marks beautifully. I usually have to blend with my fingers as well because the sponge tends to put too much on.
It gives a lovely natural dewy look, with good coverage. No breakouts from it all either.
What i love especially is that sometimes my skin can be dry and other foundations tend to make it look flaky, but this is quite moisturising. And on the days that my skin is oily, it still looks great.
My big disappointment with this foundation is it's lasting power, I think it rubs off too easily if you touch your face, and looking at myself after a few hours I can see my redness start to come back.
So I'm taking one point off for the terrible packaging and the fact it doesn't stay put, but overall a lovely light feeling foundation that gives a good decent coverage, and for most skin types.
Overall, I enjoyed this product. It is quite silky and light, and didn't irriate my skin ( I do have a sensitive skin). Luckily, I found the right shade. However, I do realise that not many choices on the shade. This hopely will be improved later.
I found the coverage is okay, i tried applications with both brush and sponge. They do give a quite natural finish. However, it does need a powder to set if you are looking for a more matte- looking finish. Maybe because I have a oily skin, i don't think this foundation last very long, especially around my t-zone.
I wish there is a mirror in the sponge compartment - it will make things so much easier. Plus it is kinda of pricey for a high-street(drug store) product
This is an okay product, it just didn't work for me. I purchased this color in Caramel. It gives a very full coverage, which is not what I'm looking for. I usually like to have my skin show through. This pretty much masked me out, and the color is slightly too dark for me. The other lighter option was too light for me. (The problem with drugstore foundations.) I tried to put on a lighter setting powder, but that didn't work. I will admit, this foundation is moisturizing, so it would be good for dry skin. I will be swapping this foundaiton, because I think its going to take too much for me to get it to work.
Absolutely love this product. It gives an amazing, dewy finish, and is super light and moisturizing. I was afraid that it wouldn't work for me because my skin is more on the oily side of combination skin, but it doesn't look oily at all, and it doesn't slick off. I apply it with a stippling brush, and then set with loose powder, and it lasts all day. It builds and blends really easily. It can have light to heavy coverage, but only if you use a lot of product. I wouldn't recommend for those who want heavy coverage. I don't have the problem of it rubbing off on anything. It doesn't smell or irritate my skin. The packaging is cute, but I wish that the compartment where the sponge is held had a mirror. If you have older skin that has many lines and wrinkles, there may be some minor settling into the lines of your face.
I am pleasantly surprised by this Foundation considering the disaster I had with the last Maybelline Foundation I tried! It is almost identical to Max Factor Miracle Touch - the packaging is identical and the whole concept is identical, what looks like a solid compact foundation transforms to a liquid foundation upon application.
I love the coverage of the foundation, the ease with which it can be applied and blended, its durability and the range of colours. I believe the colour I bought is 'nude' and it matched my skintone perfectly. It is not the palest shade in the range, so I was a little worried that it might be too dark, however it is a perfect match. (I'm NW20.)
It covers up any redness and one little spot (I know, lovely) without too much hassle. You can add a little more where you need it. It lasts reasonably well - I set it with powder and it lasts all day - though it can go a little shiny on my forehead.
The sponge that comes with the product is ok though it can get a little manky. it goes on really well with a damp makeup sponge - I like the ones from Boots that expand when they are wet. I tried to use a brush but it didn't blend well and I also used my fingers which worked but using a sponge gives a more pleasing effect.
My other gripe about the product is that it does take a lot of foundation to achieve the result you might require, so in two weeks I have 'hit pan' and I haven't even worn it every day. This would not put me off buying the product again because it is so lovely to work with and it does give good results. Also my skin has not had any adverse reactions to it.
i really love maybelline quirky packaging and this is no exception. the colour match was very nice and the product felt nice and light on my skin. the coverage was good too but the only problem was that after not even an hour the product wore away and the only product left on my face was on random patches of my skin, making it look dry and i dont even have dry skin it really didnt stand a chance against my oily skin either. wont be re purchasing.