Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Light foundation, includes beautifying ingredients
I don't wear foundation daily, so I waited a couple weeks before I reviewed so that I'd have experience from a few settings. I wore this to work one day, I wore it on a night out, and I wore it while running errands. Keep in mind that it's December in Texas as I write this, so there were various weather conditions like rain, wind, sun, etc. You can wear shorts in the morning then need layers and coats by the evening.
Overall, I like that the initial coverage is semi-sheer so that I can still see my natural freckles and facial features. If someone likes to contour and layer makeup more, this should be buildable to at least medium coverage. It's very thin liquid though so I doubt it could provide heavy coverage.
I find the porcelain ivory to be a perfect color match. I am sensitive to anything that feels too heavy or sticky so I really appreciate the texture of this product, which is probably due to the hyaluronic acid.
On the evening I went out, my makeup ended up having small dots where it wore off after about 4 hours. I didn't dance but I was partially indoors and outdoors that night, so it seems the wind wore away the makeup. I didn't notice in the darker lighting but when I looked in my mirror at home it was very apparent, so I personally think this makeup is more suited to indoor wear on an average day and I would not risk it on an important occasion where you want to look good for many hours.
I will definitely use the rest of this bottle, but I prefer the Maybelline Dream Mousse foundation or the powder foundation compact to this. If I were to recommend makeup I'd say either of those are better.
I received this product complimentary of Maybelline for testing purposes.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not great
Used this a few times based on some rave reviews. Nothing special here. This foundation is very thick and a little goes a long way so it's a good value. It has nice skin-loving ingredients so that's also a positive. It doesn't blend very nicely, just sort of sits on top of skin - I tried it with and without primer with the same results. It definitely shows all of your pores and imperfections, the coverage is buildable, but it sort of just sits on top of your skin. I would imagine it could start looking cakey. I, like most people, need sheer coverage in some areas and a little more coverage in others. Because this blends so poorly, it does not fit the bill. I will say that after washing my face (and you WILL need to double cleanse because it somehow manages to sink into your pores while still sitting on top of them?) that my skin felt hydrated, so the hyaluronic acid does the job. (Topical collagen isn't something that I find at all useful though, just take a supplement.) I have combo skin but it made me look oily.
Reviewed by 203 customers slips and slides
kim from washington state
I love Maybelline, I love their superstay fondation and the fit me. both are my favorite. but this one has got to be the worst. it transfers like crazy and it doesn't stay.
Meparri from NC
I love when a product claims to have hyaluronic acid as a main ingredient, only to find it at the bottom of the ingredient list. At that concentration, it's not providing a relevant benefit. This is just another silicone based foundation.
Never buy this ever!!
Emma from Oklahoma
I never write reviews whether their product is good or bad but I have to say that I love Maybelline and this is the absolute worst product that they have ever had. You put it on and it stays wet forever, Then when it finally drives a year later and you try to put powder over it the brush alone wipes the foundation off. It doesn't stay on for more than five seconds if you wear a mask everything comes off it comes off in Bloch it's like this is the worst product ever I cannot stress this enough do not buy it and regardless of the hyaluronic acid in it and whatever the heck else is in it it is not worth the $11-$12 that it cost. Stick to Estee Lauder if you need a moisturizing make up they have sunscreen in there as they have vitamins in the make up and it stays on forever but this is the absolute worst thing I've ever bought and I just have to say then when it finally dries a year later and you try to put powder over it the brush alone wiped the foundation off. It doesn't stay on for more than five seconds if you wear a mask everything comes off it comes off in blotches like this is the worst product ever I cannot stress this enough do not buy it and regardless of the hyaluronic acid in it and whatever the heck else is in it it is not worth the $11-$12 that it cost. Stick to Estee Lauder if you need a moisturizing make up they have sunscreen in there as they have vitamins in the make up and it stays on forever but this is the absolute worst thing I've ever bought and I just have to say what a huge mistake it was trying this.
lacey from kansas
bought this on a whim and I'm sure glad I did. love the coverage and the inner glow that this foundation provides. super happy I found this
Liliana from Chicago
I love this foundation I use it every I leaves a skin like finish definitely a stable in my collection perfect doesn't leave my dry patches leaving extra dry because I have combo skin
This foundation is amazing
Danny from Chicago
This foundation is the best I use it every day only soft matte and soft glowy foundation work for me definitely a stable in my collection now
Probably not my foundation
Vickizeiyang from Saint Paul, MN
This foundation leaves my skin sort of fairy and the feel of it on my face at first was nice but later on it doesn't sit well with my face. I have combination/oily skin and I am a bit disappointed that this doesn't work for me however I am okay with the Maybelline Fit Me Poreless foundation so I guess there is a differences of each of the foundation. You're gonna have to try each one to know which one works with your skin.
Tricia from GA
I use this only on the areas of my face that have uneven skin tone. It's lightweight and spreads easily with a brush to give it an airbrush look.
kait from omaha
this foundation is perfect for my dry skin! it's a natural radiant finish and kind of reminds me of the NARS natural radiant longwear foundation. it's medium buildable coverage but doesn't get cakey. definitely going to buy this again!!
DawnVal from Akron
I adore this foundation. I just wish that Ulta carried my color.
Mimi from Grand Prairie, Tx
I've always used the Satin finish but couldn't not find it anywhere, so I decided to try this and it's just as good. Satisfied!
allmees from San Antonio Tx
Love it for just everyday foundation. It makes my dry skin look amazing. I prefer full coverage foundations and this medium coverage. It's just my preference to wear full coverage but on days that I am just need medium this is awesome. Doesn't settle in my fine lines and my dry skin loves it.
DawnValen from Ohio
This is the best foundation I have ever tried. Just a shame I have to buy it elsewhere as Ulta doesn't carry my shade.
Laura from Tennessee
I love this foundation! It makes my skin look dewy and natural with no cakey look. I use just one pump, and it enough to cover my face and neck. It's better than the high end foundations I've used. I just love the way it looks.
Carmellow from Arkansas
I needed a new foundation for summer time. I don't like anything heavy as I have combination oily skin and I live in the south where it is always humid. This is a perfect match for my skin and feels so light.
lolalulu from SC
This was awful I tried a number of times with different products and it always looks cakey and the color selection is awful.
My New Favorite
Abi from Salem, OR
I have aging skin (Age 42) and the formulas that once worked well for me just don't anymore. I have been looking for a new foundation that will give good coverage but not feel heavy and cover my pores and wrinkles without melting down after a few hours. I have tried many high end brands and always am disappointed. I bought this on sale & didn't expect much. It covers so well, feels amazing, stays all day without touch ups, moisturizes & gives a glow without looking greasy or shiny. Most cheap foundations cause problems with my skin (breakouts, irritation, dull skin) but this makes my skin look healthier. I am done searching. I love this foundation & the price is even better!! I have combination to dry skin that is sensitive.
I would buy again
Fashionwannabe from Jackson, mi
It is what I am looking for in an affordable everyday foundation
Not perfect, but a great option
Aim from Worcester, Ma
Dry, fair, textured skin. This evens out my skin tone and gives a fairly good look to the skin! I am picky and feel like I've never found my "holy grail" but this is close.
I love this foundation!
Kk from HOUSTON tx🤘🏻
This is a really good foundation I have combo skin and this was beautiful! It's a med coverage foundation. It made my skin look super smooth my cream contour went over it very well! It stayed on for 8 hours with no breaking apart, not rubbed off anywhere. I usually use the urban decay naked skin but this one to me is just as good! Oh and my bronzer, highlight, and blush stayed on exactly how it was when i applied.
Shannon from Columbia, SC
When you first apply it, you'll be like oh my god it's perfect! Creamy, dewy, beautiful coverage, seems to hide pores and any imperfections perfectly. New holy grail! BUT WAIT....I have dryer skin and my makeup tends to not break up on me, about one hour later this foundation was A MESS! It oxidized, broke apart in all of my lines, was patchy along my jaw line, and felt waxy and just overall gross. Such a letdown. Tati reviewed this and the same thing happened to her. Beware!
Ashley from MA
Bought this without reading the reviews. I was upset after seeing the reviews about how horrible this foundation. But I still wanted to give it a wear test before returning it. This foundation is REALLY GOOD! it smooths out my pores and it's not drying or flakes off like most people are saying. I can understand how this would come off during the day without a primer and not setting this with a powder those two products are a must with this foundation. I've been wearing it all day and sweated in this foundation and it hasn't settled in my smile like or look cakey. my skin is combo and this doesn't cling onto my dry patches from acne healing like my NYX can't stop won't stop, that foundation is actually way orange and more drying than this foundation.
Colors are not the same
Rachel_Rebel_makeup from California
I've been a fan of Fit Me Matte & Poreless in 220 Natural beige for years. That one is a perfect match for me and has a peachy undertone. I got Natural beige in this and it's not the same color. It almost has a green tint to it. The formula is good but I can't get past the color.
Not for sensitive skin
TaxedTariff from USA
Not sure what ingredients in this broke me out, but I tried this twice and had HORRIBLE breakouts once I took it off. My skin is still healing from this makeup. I also had the same experience as several others here, with the foundation sliding around and emphasizing dry patches. Quite a shame because the shade was lovely for me. Always patch test your makeup so you don't end up in a similar situation.
Perfect shade for me 😍
Rosie from Denver
I've been looking for a foundation that wasn't heavy. Living in Texas for the past years and coming back to Colorado my foundation wasn't doing it for me anymore. This matched my skin perfectly. It's not greasy, doesn't shift, perfect as an everyday foundation.