Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Drugstore Full Coverage Foundation
Almost Holy Grail, if I can find the perfect shade. This 128 warm nude color oxidized on me & I've never had a Drugstore Foundation oxidize on me (Only Dior Forever Foundation oxidizes on me" Color starts a bit too light for my Medium warm skin, but still looks wearable, but then starts to turn a neutral darker beige after 5hrs and doesn't look as nice. So to make my Holy Grail foundation I mix this with my other Fave Drugstore Foundation Cover Girl Healthy Elixir and omg both of these together have a beautiful flawless finish. The Coverage together is excellent, not too Matte or Dewey but flawless. I know It's probably too much for most people, but I am a full coverage girl with a lot to cover.
I just ordered Natural Beige "which also claims to be a warm undertone" for medium skin & hope if it does oxidize it oxidizes to a warmer tone & not a neutral like the warm nude did.
Overall this is the Best Full coverage Drugstore Foundation I've tried & ive tried mostly all of them. I never liked the Fit Me Matte & Poreless since it never worked for me, it looked thick & heavy with a weird thick textured finish (but not full coverage) Its hard to explain. But this is nothing like the Fit Me. So if Fit Me didn't work for you, I'm sure if you can find the right color, this will be the Bomb! Yayyy Maybelline you did a Great Job on this!
Most Helpful Critical Review Disappointing
I got this when it first launched in this site. I got natural ivory (112) I'm in 112 in the matte & poreless so I thought it'd match. But it does oxidize! I returned for porcelain. It still dries darker. Concealers in top doesn't look right in some areas. Looks heavy around my nose & chin. I am usually oily but since it's been so cold I've been very dry. This really doesn't look good on dry skin! It cakes up around dry patches. Eve between my brows where I have some invisible fuzz from not waxing, it looks awful. I've tried so many different primers/setting sprays & it's just not working for me. Which does suck because if it looked right on my skin I'd love a cheaper alternative to a great full coverage foundation but this just isn't it. I've even tried mixing this with my pro glow & that's the dewiest foundation I own & it doesn't help. Idk. It's just not worth it for me. I think you'd have to have perfect skin for this to work. By 4 hours I was in a store & saw myself in a mirror & holy moly, did I look awful. I just left because I was so embarrassed of how my face looked. My pores looked ginormous & it had separated around my nose (I wasn't oily, Idk what made it break down like that). I just don't know. I wish it worked but it just didn't for me
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I love this product. So does everyone else most of the time its sold out in 2 days.
Rivals high end brands
CRomo from Seal Beach
Great everyday foundation. Full coverage - covers everything. Reminds me of Estée Lauder at a third of the price.
Better than most!
Sweetrin from Florida
I love trying new foundations and rarely repurchase the same one but I'll keep buying this. I regularly choose it over much more expensive foundations. It looks so natural despite it being high coverage. I have dryyyy skin and this has never caked me up.
A really nice foundation!
Steph from Alabama
This foundation was nice for me. It blended well and has nice coverage. It settled a bit into the fine lines in my forehead, though, and foundations rarely do that to me. It oxidized a teeeensy bit on me, but not horribly. Honestly if you wear contour, bronzer, blush, etc you probably won't notice any oxidation. Bonus points for having a pump on the bottle!!
I would repurchase again
Lily from Indiana
I love this foundation! It's matte and full coverage. I use my wet sponge to apply for a more sheer coverage bc my skin isn't bad, just to even out. But you can full coverage this and it looks amazing ! I would say make sure to prep your skin and hydrate. I have oily skin and I used to use matte primers but now I use a hydrating primer and then use this foundation for a very natural but full coverage look. A little goes a long way and use a brush if you want more full coverage since a sponge will soak some. It's very long lasting and doesn't look too chalky. It doesn't oxidize on me. And I love the shades bc I'm Latina with a yellow undertone.
For a particular skin type!
Kels from Georgia
Okay, at first glance I was not sure about this product being fair skinned it is very challenging to find a foundation light enough and not fully pink under toned. I pull more neutral to yellow, so I decided on the color porcelain. I thought maybe it was going to be too yellow toned and nope it was a perfect match. When I applied it appeared way to light and as it settled it did oxidize some. Which made it a perfect match for me but something to be aware of. This foundation drys down velvet Matt so if you are not oily I would not recommend powdering, I even went lighter hand with the powder. For me it applied smooth, filled in pores, great color match. I don't have really any dry patches but the one small one I did I can see where this foundation would cling oddly. It performs like a high end foundation and it's gorgeous on the skin. I have been using covergirl 3- in 1 for years but I think this may be my holy grail. Worth trying for the price tag I can see though why others would find this problematic
Sarah from Michigan
I first bought this foundation about maybe 2 years ago? I don't exactly remember, but I loved it! I have very dry and sensitive skin and it did wonders for me! I'm about to buy it again because I completely forgot about it and saw that mine expired. If you are fair, I would say try to go up a shade because maybelline foundations always turn up orange if you use your normal fair shade.
Good and bad
Hotmama from Louisiana
It's hard to find your exact match in drug store. So I don't mind mixing in another foundation to help make it perfect. But it is full coverage. I actually really like it because it is still lightweight feeling at the same time. I love maybelline
Miri33 from Palm Springs
This is the best foundation ever!!! I always buy $50-$70 foundations and this foundation is the best drugstore it even beats my expensive foundations I have
Great Matte foundation
Mrs.AE86 from Riverside
Great Matte foundation. Very full coverage one you find your right shade. It does oxidize so keep that in mind
color scheme is off and not suitable for super dry skin
Kimmy003 from Austin TX
I tried 4 shades and none of them matched my skin because they were either a) too pink or b) too yellow. My normal shade in any foundation is usually natural beige but for this line, the shade looked too orange??? How is that possible?? I decided to get buff beige and use a green color corrector. It looks nice on skin once freshly applied (I have dry skin btw) then becomes a bit cakey in certain areas. Definitely prehydrate ALOT. Good price for a Demi matte finish. Beneficial to people with smooth skin, pink undertones and are oily.
Beth18 from California
This was suggested by an Ulta employee and it honestly made my dry/patchy spots worse. It also looked super chalky.
Made me look orange
GG from San Antonio Tx
I did not like it.
The best affordable foundation!!
Amy from Tennessee
This is a wonderful foundation for the price, you really can't find a higher quality affordable foundation! It is buildable and it does not look or feel thick.
The best high coverage foundation ever!
Molly from Phoenix
This foundation is comparable to the Estée Lauder double wear foundation but more affordable. It has high coverage and it is extremely long wearing. It doesn't sink into my fine lines and gives my skin a filtered appearance. I wear it to work where I tend to sweat a lot and I also work long 12 hour shifts. This foundation lasts all day! I've bought this time and time again. I highly recommend trying it as it is inexpensive as well.
TRaw from Florence, KY
I have bought this foundation twice and both times it has been too warm toned.
Tray-cee from Riverton, UT
This product held up so well! Loved it. Was not drying which is amazing for a full coverage foundation. Did not crease. I used in conjunction with their super stay powder. Great touch up! This foundation did not separate over my oily pores (an issue I have with foundation)
I also used the NYX primer and did a light exfoliation before applying this.
Leah from Wisconsin
This matched my skin color perfectly. I usually have a hard time finding the right match without it looking too pale or orange. It's priced well and affordable.
Alexis from San Antonio
This product is great & the color is beautiful!
XG from Oregon
I have oily skin and honestly with the right primer I love this foundation. It's full coverage and blends perfectly. The only thing I would say is to go a shade lighter because it does oxidize.
mallin from Utah
Really not sure how this works so well with my dry skin but it's perfect. I definitely use moisturizer right before every time. I have tried so many other foundations (including urban decay) and this one stays on better. I think it just depends on your skin type but it is really vibing with mine (combination skin. More often dry because I live in Utah)
My new favorite!
Tee A from Maryland
I was stuck on (still am) the matte and poreless fit me foundation. I love the superstay powder foundation, so I wanted to give this a go. It pairs very very well with the superstay powder and I only need one pump. I like it better then the fit me because of the pump and I feel like I get a little less oily with this foundation.
NOT for dry skin!!!
Jess Moone from Mesa, AZ
I tried this product because of all the glowing reviews. Let me tell you, it is not suited for dry skin at all. I put it on and immediately thought "well this sure isn't working". It made my patchy spots worse and my problem areas more noticeable.
Good for drugstore!
Michelle from Ca
Best drugstore foundation I've tried! Good coverage and it feels good on the skin
This product lives up to its name and is worth every cent!
Anaiah from Roseburg, Oregon
I have red, dry skin. this foundation makes my skin look smooth and healthy, and covers up all of the redness completely. it is so smooth and makes you look flawless. i am in love with this foundation! It is completely worth the price. Ignore the bad reviews, this is an amazing product.