I love this foundation! It goes on so well and gives a medium coverage that hides my imperfections rather well. I still use some concealer, but because it's so lightweight and easily build-able, I don't need to use as much as I would with other foundations. Plus, it allows you to do so without looking cake-y or too obvious. Not only does it not feel heavy on the skin, it also feels really smooth and soft. (Although I do tend to use a facial scrub, moisturiser and primer beforehand).
The colour range is good and although I use Ivory which is probably a shade too dark for my skin tone, strangely I find it to be a lot more complimentary than if using a shade that actually matched. The Ivory shade is great for blending into my pale skin, giving it a (not orange!) warm and healthy colour. In fact the other day, I received quite a lot of compliments on how nice and fresh-faced I looked. :)
The thing I love most about this foundation is that it goes great with my favourite mineral powder applied on top, and the finished result looks as though you are hardly wearing any make-up at all! Result!
For that I would have given it a 5 but it doesn't quite last all day, but if applying a good setting spray afterwards I'm sure it would do.
Well, hello Makeup Alley. Last time I was here i was my 17 year old self and soooo cringy (yep looking over old reviews). Thankfully I know a bit more about makeup now. :) Anyway
I am so impressed with this foundation. It is amazing, I use it every single day and even add another layer if I'm going out that night to up the coverage its that versatile. I find it almost perfect, the colour, the consistency, the finish...
The colour - it matches me so well because I got my mum who was with me at the time to help me chose. I got 004 in Light Porcelain which is one of the lighter ones, even though I'm not a procelain colour at all... people would consider me a bit tanned (Mac NC25). So be careful with the colours as with its other foundations, maybellines colours tend to run quite dark. And its always better to have a foundation thats a bit light than a bit dark - thats my tip :). Make sure you try out the foundation on your neck to see if it matches, that is the key.
The consistency - Ooh this is so lovely, the best I've tried. My skin is so dry and it makes normal foundations a nightmare to put on and blend in. But this literally glides over my skin. I recommend using your hands - you won't need a brush.
The finish - Feels light on your skin, as if you aren't wearing anything and looks very natural - a great base for your blush, bronzer whatever :). Now the coverage is quite light, but even if you have acne skin I would recommend this. Just dab on some thick concealer onto exactly where you need it with a small brush to avoid cakiness. And this foundation even out the skin tone and will make the rest of your skin look quite dewy and healthy.
I don't know why this isn't more popular, it deserves to be :) I think it's a great foundation.
This is a great budget foundation, with really good coverage and a wide variety of shades. The only con is that it doesn't last all day but at the price it is very good value.
When I applied this foundation it looks perfect on my cheeks, nose, temples and chin. Everywhere except on my forehead, it was really strange, something just wasn't right. I can't really explain what happened, it looked somewhat patchy, but with really small patches.
It has great coverage, I have zits and acne scaring and I found that this product covers it really nicely but still looks quite natural.
If you have an oily T-zone you'll find that you do need a powder there.
The biggest downside of this foundation is that it didn't last very long on me. After setting it with powder it lasted a bit longer but still not long enough. It looks great on me for 3-4 hours, after that I start to see some shine on my forehead and after 6 hours this foundation is totally disappeared. I used this while going out and it disappeared even faster, after 3 hours of partying and dancing it was completely gone.
I'm still going to use my bottle up because I think it's fine but probably won't buy this foundation again.
For people with a less oily or dry skin this probably makes a great foundation.
The best foundation I have ever used. I have normal to dry skin. I have to mix two shades to get a perfect match (I use Ivory 010 and Ivory 020), but it is easy since the bottle has a pump. It is a little thick, so I mix in a little Revlon Age Defying Illuminator and I have the perfect medium, lightly dewy coverage. I do set with a little powder. This makeup makes my skin look perfect and lasts all day without settling into lines or pores. I have tried multiple department store brands and drug store brands in my life. I wish I had found a foundation like this twenty years ago!
I purchased this foundation a few weeks ago and i really like it. It gives great coverage and lasts for hours, so you dont have to keep applying it through out the day. It comes in a variety of colours from ivory to cocoa. I use the founation in the colour ivory and it matches my skin tone perfectly.The foundation bottle also has a pump which i prefer as its much more hygienic.
i love this product and i would definitely purchase it again. In Irelnad this product can be purchased for around €9 or €10( i cant remember the exact price!) which in my opinion is a very good price for a great product .
Before i started using this foundation i used the Dream Smooth Mousse but i find that the liquid version stays on for much longer. When applying this foundation i use my hands to start of then i use my 'Ruby & Mille' foundation brush from boots to finish off i really like this brush and i got it for a total bargain in the boots sale for €1!!
i would give this foundation a 4/5 :)
I have been using this foundation for nearly 2 years now. I basically found it through trial and error. What first attracted me was the consistency of the product - it feels sooo nice on your skin! However, it would not be good for people with oily skin as it does seem a little on the oily side. I am going to be sticking with this foundation for the forseeable. It lasts alll day and all night (well it does for me) and it gives a nice coverage.The only downside is if you set it with too much powder it takes away the nice sheen it gives you.. but other than that it is definitely worth the price! A great foundation for beginners AND pros - as long as you blend blend blend because you really do not need as much as you might think (half a pump from the bottle can easily do the trick for a nice finish, full pump for full-on coverage)!
Cheap and cheerful. Good for everyday use. 80% of my bottle (in Sand ) is gone and I'm still not too sure if this matches my color. I'm Mac NC20-25ish. I found this best applied by hand, quick and easy. Packaging is superb, no mass there. A bottle has lasted me 4-5 months for Monday- Friday use. I have another bottle in Nude, think that's a bit dark for me, maybe will start using this in the summer time. No SPF is a - for me.
This foundation made me break out like mad! Definitely don’t think it is for oily/combination skin.. I think my skin has its own mind and pretty much will not allow me to try cheap crap!
I recently decided that I wanted to be a drugstore foundation convert just to save some money. I know so many people who are perfectly fine with a drugstore foundation, so I thought, I can be one of those people too.
I found the dream satin liquid foundation here on makeupalley, as I always look for paraben free foundation.
This price is a fraction of what I normally paid for high end products! A bargain comparing to a £30 I normally spend.
Thick but whipped. This foundation does not feel heavy on the skin at all. The whipped formula makes it light on the skin. THIS FOUNDATION IS NOT FOR OILY SKIN. My skin is very dry and it works amazingly for me. NO FLAKES!
Medium/Full. I honestly think this foundation can be full coverage if you have skin like mine. I have strong rosacea, and a few freckles. They cover perfectly. If you have spots I am pretty sure this foundation will cover you.
This foundation does not look shiny in any way, BUT it feels very wet and moisturizing. I am personally okay with this, but if you are oily you may need to set some areas of your face with powder.
I am an NC20 in mac and an in between shade with this foundation. I bought the shade 'Nude' and it is quite a bit darker than my skin. It blends okay if you take it onto the neck but it is significantly orange. I will probably purchase 'ivory' next time to mix it in with 'nude'
At the moment I am MIXING 2 SHADES together to create the right colour: 'Nude' In Maybelline dream satin liquid with Bobbi Brown skin foundation.
I will go for Ivory next time but at the moment this is what I am doing (Hence why I give it a 4)
I will re-purchase this foundation purely because the consistency is AMAZING for DRY skin!