After a friend revealed the secret to her flawless canvas was this foundation i was sooo excited to use it. Plus at the time i ended up with a 3 dollar coupon and walmart had it for 5 dollars. Who could resist 2 dollar foundation? So like any crazy couponer i stocked up. Soon after my heart would be broken and my growing stock ended up back at the store. I loved the dewy texture but it just made me tooo oily tooo soon. As ive said before i do have oily skin and know that i will have to blot and touchup, but after 30 mins?? Definite no no to me.
I was actually fairly surprised at how great this foundation is. This foundation goes on so smooth and feels and looks like skin. It makes my skin look so much brighter and radiant although it isn't glowy nor is it matte. I have normal skin that barely breaks out so I'm not picky about foundations but I actually really love this foundation it feels really nice and goes on really nice, better than any other foundations do.. They're usually not that smooth. This matches me so well although it is called fit me I didn't think it would match me as well as it said it would because my skin tone is so unique but I guess that's what the translucent base is for. It gives light coverage but it gives a lot more coverage than I expected. I expected like a BB cream kind of coverage but its more than that but it's not medium so I guess it would be a light to medium coverage. The packaging is really nice and appealing and I don't mind that it doesn't have a pump because its not thick and I can tilt the bottle and dip my finger in it instead of pouring out too much. I only mind foundations that have no pump when they're thick. Maybelline foundations tend to smell really bad and chemically although I don't mind it. This foundation doesn't have that kind of smell it just smells like foundation. I didn't want to buy it because it had no pump but I figured out how to not pour as much(actually I don't pour it at all) and because of these reviews but I was pleasantly surprised at the way this worked. I bought it because it was less than $6 and even the NYC foundation(dirt cheap) is around the price. The finish isn't cakey but it doesn't look flawless airbrushed but it looks natural. When most people say that it still looks a teensy bit like you're wearing foundation but this is the most natural looking foundation out there. It looks just as natural as my bb creams and even mu bare skin. BTW I wear shade 125 Nude Beige. Great foundation. Didn't let me down.
I was really excited about this foundation because I have a lot of trouble as a pale girl finding matches in drugstore, and this is actually a decent match. Colorwise, their lightest shade is the closest drugstore fdtn I've found (and I have tried them all.) But it sadly just did not work with my skin: super freaking oily within 1/2 hour, and then...GIANT cystic acne that literally took months to go away. Infuriating.
After randomly loving the concealer in this line, I decided to try the foundation. The Revlon ColorStay that I've been using is just making me look dry and it settles into my fine lines. My skin is combination/dry so I was very hopeful for this one to work after seeing Goss makeup artist rave about this one I knew I had to at least try it.
Well today will be the first work day that I wear it. I wore it over the weekend and absolutely LOVED it. My skin just looked flawless (well almost) and I love the SPF. I don't mind the dewy look of this after using Colorstay and looking dehydrated 10+ hours a day. I was impressed with the coverage/pigmentation of this one. It says sheer coverage or at least thats what i've read and heard but this mostly covers my melasma without the concealer, but i can still see my natural skin through it. I have noticed that at the 4-5 hour mark some shiny-ness coming through so far but upon closer look the foundation is still there so...we'll see how it goes but i have to say for the pricing this one is pretty great.
I don't understand how this product in Europe has a pump but for the US doesnt? :( I bought this in 120 and 125 - i'm Colorstay Sand Beige and about an NC20-25. I feel like 120 works better for me but the 125 looks like the right color in the bottle. That's bizarre.
I will update review after the end of the day.
Its now just about 10 hours since i've applied this foundation and it still looks great! I'm impressed!
OK... I'm SO in love with this foundation! It doesn't cake on my skin, it's light and it feels like my skin can breath. Blends really easily, I only have to use a little bit. I'm forever a loyal fan of Maybelline =)
I absolutely LOVED this product. Shade 115 matched perfectly to my light skin tone, and it looked very natural after setting it with a powder. I've only used this product in the winter (when my skin isn't very oily at all), so I can't tell you if it will make you shiny, or run off your face.
The reason I only gave 4 stars was that it broke me out-kind of. I hardly EVER get pimples or acne, I only have a little redness on my face, but that's just about all. Two days after using this product I got a big zit right on my chin. I loved this foundation so much though, that I gave it another chance, hoping it was mere coincidence. After just one more day, I found another pimple on my cheek, and my face was redder than normal.
I'm sad to say that I will be returning this product. I really hope it will work for you, and it was just my skin.
For me, the color is very perfect! Live in Sweden and bought 105, usually maybelline's foundation is either too pink or too yellow for me. But this one really fits my skin tone. It's pretty watery and there is almost no coverage, and I don't think it fits oily skin because now in early spring, only about 3 hours after I apply it my nose starts to get shining....
I don't know if I will buy again, maybe.
I do not like this! First of all there's no pump and it comes out very fast so I can't control how much comes out and a lot gets wasted. Next it's very difficult to blend and can look streaky you really got to buff it in for like 5 minutes. The only thing I like about it is it does cover my redness pretty well and once I do get it all blended it looks pretty natural, I will use up the rest of this but I won't be repurchasing
this product is not best for combination/oily skin. it feels heavy on my skin and it look oily right as you apply. I tried 355-coconut and matching powder
The good: I was finally able to get a good color match with this. It looks pretty natural when you first put it on.
The bad: It wears off quickly even with a good primer. It seems to make my face more oily than usual after a while also. When it starts wearing off it settles into lines, pores, etc.