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I use to be a big fan of Maybelline cosmetics. I wouldn't say I would never try them again but there are various products I would not recommend and this product would fit nicely into that category for me personally.
I have unfortunately oily skin that is thankfully under control through trial and error and due to this products 'lightweight' claim I thought it might be good for skin such as mine, but it created more problems.
WHAT IS IT?
This is a dream satin liquid foundation that aims to be lightweight due to the product being air-whipped. This should aid to give you a poreless finished appearance. When it is applied it should also give the appearance of luminous skin.
The claim on the products is that it will not clog up your skin and is good for sensitive skin.
This is oil free, fragrance free, and has been tested under dermatological control.
WHY I CHOOSE IT
I chose this product because of the points raised above. I wanted a light product without it being oil based and the fact it was great for sensitive skin and with eight shades to chose from I thought what could I lose?
HOW TO APPLY
An even layer applied to the skin for full coverage using your fingertips.
This claims to glide on lightly and effortlessly being a mousse liquid but for me it came out easy from the pump bottle and seemed light and with the mousse effect so far so good but when I applied it to my skin it seemed thicker than I imagined it would be. As I tried to evenly spread the liquid over my skin it seemed to become harder to spread because it thickened up and almost 'set' so I couldn't spread to any other area and found my adding more foundation.
I wouldn't say this gave an even coverage, even though I checked and checked before leaving my room, I had good friends mentioned that it looked clumped in one area ot not blended in another.
If you apply too little it doesn't do anything but if you apply to make it even then it caked very quickly.
When I did manage to put the product on fast enough to spread so it didn't set and evenly spread it I found that the product cracked whether I had applied it well or not.
Throughout the day I looked like I had cracked skin and the makeup affected the blusher I was wearing.
Over a period of time, the product did actually clog up my skin and I found that all the hard work getting my skin well balance this made my skin oil which obviously led to spots.
To remove this product I used soapy hot water as normal but the flannel looked like it had a layer of thick cream come away, I was a bit horrified there was that much on my skin for something so light and I found it took ages to make sure it all had been removed unlike the ease of other foundations.
I was gutted and would not recommend this.
This foundation has been around for a while and seems pretty popular. I can see why as it gives great coverage and gives your skin a fresh and dewy appearance upon application, however, I couldn't use this as my every day make-up as it simply doesn't last.
The appearance of the product is very simple and not particularly appealing in my book but I thought the foundation was worth a try based on the advert's promises so bought it on a 3 for 2. The liquid itself is of quite a thick consistency and provides medium coverage so may be too heavy for some but I like a healthy amount of coverage so it works for me. I would advise using a primer underneath this foundation as it can be slightly difficult to spread evenly without it.
One of the best things about this foundation is that it feels like it brightens up your complexion and gives quite a pure, clear skin kind of look- so although the coverage is medium it gives a very natural finish. The palest shade of this make-up was a great match for my skin but there aren't too many shade options so I think I just got lucky and others may not find their perfect shade.
The drawback of this foundation is that although it provides a lovely finish it doesn't last long and seems to transfer/sweat off/fade away incredibly quickly. I would often find that a few hours into my day I would catch sight of myself in the mirror and feel like I hadn't applied foundation that day. For me that just isn't good enough so I didn't re-purchase.
This certainly isn't the worst foundation around, but it's far from the best. It has pretty good coverage and, if it matches your skin tone well, it can look really nice and soft upon application - plus, it doesn't run and instead stays in place all day. However, it doesn't feel too nice on the skin. For starters, it feels pretty heavy, and it's hard to use only a little amount because it's of a slightly thicker consistency than a lot of foundations. also, I fin fit quite drying, and throughout the day it tends to flake a bit on my skin, but that might just be my skin type (combination, but mostly dry on the forehead). I did get a really good colour match, though, and it looks nice short-term.
On a day trip out to Otley, I came across a shop that sold loads of make up products among other things. In the things they sold I saw this Dream Nude Foundation. As I was running out of foundation, this caught my eye, as we all know Maybelline is a good brand and the price on this was only £4. So I bought it and took it back home with me. I looked at the bottle the next day and on the back it had all the ingredients on, but whatever else it had on I am not sure, as it was in a foreign language. As I did not have my glasses on when I was shopping I had never noticed this. But who really cares if it is in foreign if it does a good job.
So the next day I decided to give it a try, as you are supposed to with all most bottled products I gave the bottle a good shake, and pushed down the lid to squirt out some of the liquid. Quite a bit came onto my hand, a little bit too much if I am honest, so just be careful not to press too hard when you use this, as it does come out pretty quickly and you loose some of the liquid as it is not needed.
When I applied this to my face I usually just put a few dots of foundation around my face, then rub it in. so I did this the same way, and it did work just as well as any other liquid foundation. Although this did seem a little more wet than normal. At first I was not sure how well it would rub in due to how wet it seemed.
So I rubbed all the little dots around my face into the skin and it seemed to rub in very well, and also looked good on my skin. It did not feel oily or anything just left my face feeling smooth and looking a little bit better than it did. If I am honest I have got the sort of face that does not need foundation, so I always go for the ones that will match my skin colour and not too dark. This just blended in really well, and made my skin look and feel nice.
My overall opinion on this foundation is that I would recommend it, as it does look and feel great and it does last for a good night out, without having to apply this again, but you do have to watch how much of it you use, as it is so easy to over use this, as it comes in a 50ml bottle it has lasted me quite a while so far, so it was well worth my £4 and it is something that I would buy again.
Unfortunately this product did not live up to my expectations. I generally like Maybelline for concealers and foundations but this one really made me look like I had put on foundation. I bought two different colours and even the darker version made me look very pale and did not smooth over well. I found the packaging nice, however I would definitely not recommmend this in comparison to other Maybelline products.
I tend to use moisturises with a hint of added foundation, but I like to have some foundation in my make up bag to use on special occasions or when my skin looks particularly dull and in need of a little help. My most recent buy was Maybellines Dream Satin Liquid foundation which I picked up on offer, it is currently priced around £8. There are 7 shades to choose from: Porceline, sun beige, fawn, sand, Nude, cameo and Ivory, I chose the latter.
Maybellines Dream Satin Liquid comes in a 30 ml heavy glass bottle with a push down pump on top. The bottle is clear, so the foundation can clearly be seen inside. The brand, product name and shade are shown on the front along with the claim that this product will create a "air - whipped Air - brush finish". General information is given on the back including ingredients. Once opened the product should be used within twelve months.
I tend to pump a small amount of the foundation onto my fingers and simply massage it into my face taking care to cover all areas evenly. I find it applies to the skin easily and it feels incredibly soft and light on the skin. It is not oily like some foundation I have used in the past, it dries in quickly to give an even finish. Perhaps saying the skin looks "air brushed" is a tad over the top but I do find it covers any blemishes and redness with ease and leaves the skin looking pretty flawless. Its quite long lasting too and personally I never feel the need to reapply. It is worth noting that the heavy glass bottle may pose a few problems for those wanting to carry it around with them in their bag. To remove the foundation I gently wipe my skin with a facial wipe and this removes all trace of the product from my face.
As mentioned earlier I don't wear foundation every day, I bought this bottle about three months ago and have just over half the bottle left. I would certainly buy Maybellines Dream Satin Liquid foundation again, especially if I saw it on offer.
I was very bored with my usual foundation and felt like a change. I have been buying Maybelline mascaras for many years and am fairly brand loyal to them, so I thought I would give their Dream Satin Liquid foundation a go.
This comes in a small plastic bottle with a beige plastic pump at the top. The front has a label giving the brand name and name of the product. The packaging is very plain and to be honest in comparison with some other Maybelline products, I find the bottle to be quite cheap looking. But if it means I don't have to fork out extra for fancy packaging then fair enough.
Maybelline claim that this is 'air-whipped' foundation that is suitable for sensitive skin. They also say it won't clog pores and will give a 'luminous' finish.
This is available in 7 different shades - Light Porcelain, Ivory, Cameo, Nude, Sand, Fawn, Sun Beige and Caramel. I am fairly pale so I got this in Ivory.
SMELL, APPEARANCE AND TEXTURE
This is oil-free and fragrance-free, and has been tested under dermatological control. I have very sensitive skin that is prone to rosacea so I need to be extremely careful about what I put on my face. I have not had any issues with this foundation - no dryness, sensitivity or rashes, hurrah!
Maybelline describe this foundation as 'air-whipped' and indeed the texture is very light and creamy. It comes out of the pump in a thick blob and I thought it might be slightly difficult to apply smoothly and evenly to the face. The foundation I used previously was L'Oreal's True Match which in complete contrast is quite a runny foundation, so it was very different for me to use this one.
Maybelline advise that you apply this with your fingertips, but I have never been able to apply foundation decently with my fingers, so I use a make-up sponge to apply this. I don't need to dampen the sponge beforehand as this is fine to apply with a dry sponge.
The foundation goes on very smoothly and glides across the skin as you apply it to wherever on your face you need it. I found that I only needed a small blob for my chin, forehead and each cheek as even a small blob will spread across the skin.
I was really happy with the coverage this foundation gave, especially on my forehead and chin. As I said previously, I have rosacea so my cheeks generally tend to be on the reddish side. This covered up the majority of that - some redness still showed through but to be honest I am like this with all foundations; it is the fault of my face, not the product! With L'Oreal True Match, it tended to give me those dreadful orange tide marks in places if I didn't blend it into my skin properly, but I didn't experience that with this foundation.
MATCH TO SKIN TONE
The Ivory shade of this foundation is probably the closest I have come to getting a foundation that 100% matches my skin tone. I find it has a pinkish rather than orange tone to it which suits my skin a lot better.
APPEARANCE AND FEELING ON SKIN
In my opinion this looks fine on my skin - not too thick or cakey. Some foundations can make my skin feel tight but this one doesn't. I can 'feel' it on my skin but I like this feeling because knowing I have make-up on always makes me feel more confident.
This has average durability, no better or worse than any other foundation I have ever tried. Enough stays on over the course of a working day for me not to scare colleagues with my make-up less face at the end of the day, and that's good enough for me. I don't have to reapply it throughout the day.
I do have dryish skin so I am not sure how this would perform on oilier skins - it is very smooth in texture and I don't know if it would fade from oily skin easier.
I got this for £7.99 in my local Sainsbury's. This is quite cheap for a foundation nowadays. I'd be willing to pay up to £15 for a foundation as it's so crucial for me to have good coverage, so I am happy to pay this.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
Yes, I would buy this foundation again. I really like how well it matches my skin tone, and it provides good enough coverage for the relatively low price. This is a good foundation for drier skins and I was more impressed by it than I thought I would be.
I have this foundation in Ivory, it was the palest i could find at the time in superdrug. I believe it is the palest of the range. I found the colour to have an orange hue and left my face with that dorito-y glow that no body aims for.
The application of this product is very easy and quick but the coverage isnt fabulous. It i's great for heavy duty use - like the morning after the night before when we've all got those bags to hide!
It doesn't give great coverage over blemishes. I have a very small scar above my lip (childhood accident) and it doesnt cover that while other foundations do. It doesnt cover spots very well either, if youve not picked it it's just gonna show - pretty unapologetically, and if you've picked it it clings and makes the area worse.
I have combination skin which this product did not flatter. It clung to any dry skin and really highlighted it, which wasnt great and but went oily very quickly in other areas. Unless you have time to exfoliate and powder your face everytime you pass a mirror it isn't very practical!
I don't think any awful lot of this foundation and will be moving on to bigger and better things(which are probably much more expensive!)
My mum got me this foundation a while ago when I was in hospital with my son and ran out of foundation. I know you dont need foundation in hospital but foundation, eyeliner and mascara are kind of my staples for every day, my confidence really suffers without them.
I hadnt used this particular one before and am always skeptical when trying out new foundations. Im nautrally quite pale and occasionally even the palest shades make me look a tad orange. The shade of this is light porcelain, im not sure if there would be a paler shade to suit me without going in and checking them out which i probably do once I'm out of foundation.
Looking on the boots website it does come in 7 shades which I dont think is a huge variety, there doesnt seem to be the shade i used anymore, the lightest seems to be ivory which I'd definilty try.
On my face it does come off a little orangey, not hugely but I wouldnt feel confident wearing it until summer when i get a very light tan (i dont tan well apart from on sunbeds which I dont use anymore after realising the risks). The reason Id try it again (if I got a lighter shade) is my friend uses this foundation and having sat with her while she applies it it really does look airbrushed (just from applying via fingertips). It appears smooth on my skin but the orangey hue spoils the look. If i do use it i need to use a lighter powder on top to make it look natural.
The foundation has a pump nozzle making it easy to get out the amount you need. The foundation itself is quite liquidy but easy to apply either via makeup brush, sponge or fingertips. I prefer to use my fingertips so i can fully rub and blend it in.
You can pick a tube of this up at Boots for £7.99, having seen the effects of it when on the right skin tone I would say this a great price. I'd definitly reccomend trying it on your face or inner wrist before purchasing though.
Make up is something that I wear on a daily basis and have done for at least the last two years. I never used to be quite so worried about wearing make up regularly and preferred to do it on special occasions and when I wanted to really make a special effort. Now I've realised that I look much better with make up and I prefer to wear it on a daily basis as it makes me feel good about myself and I get lots of compliments too which is always nice. Foundation is a big part of my make-up collection as obviously I use this before I apply the rest of my make up and so I end up needing a tube of foundation every 2 or 3 months at least. Sometimes I find that I love a foundation for a few weeks and then suddenly I will see myself in a different light and realise that the tone doesn't suit me much so I tend to stick to the very very light end of the foundation scale with ivory and other light tones before my preferred one.
This particular foundation is one that I picked up in Boots when they have a special offer on Maybelline cosmetics. I paid £8.00 for this but received a mascara half price too from the Maybelline collection which was fantastic value really and ideal when I was trying to cut back and yet stock up my make up bag (all those Benefit products sting my purse). I picked up the ivory shade as I usually go for an ivory one where possible and feel that this is an accurate reflection of my skin tone and how I want a foundation to look. I have combination skin that can provide me with some problems and so I need a foundation that won't dry out on slightly dry skin and yet won't be shiny on my T zone where I sometimes get oiliness. There were numerous other colours available for different skin tones but I didn't struggle to choose mine as it was the lightest one on the scale.
This foundation comes in a glass bottle which is unusual compared to the other foundations I normally buy. It also has a pump action dispenser which again is incredibly different to most foundations I've used before. I loved both of these features and they probably swayed me in to making my purchase as a pump action dispenser is very handy. This pump is very simple to use as I can just pump this directly on to a make up sponge and then apply this to my face with ease.
This is quite a runny foundation but by using a make up sponge I have absolutely no problems at all with applying this to my skin. A small amount goes a long way with this and it applies and blends with my skin tone with ease. With the pump dispenser it is simple for me to get the right amount required without wastage or dripping it all over my clothes or my floors. The coverage of this is even and it looks fantastic against my skin. This does not dry out on the dry skin I have and it doesn't look shiny on my forehead either. My skin looks healthy and glowing when I am wearing this in a really positive way. I love how healthy my skin looks with this on and from the first day of wearing this the girls at work were complimenting my new foundation! Must have really made a difference! This works well at covering up spots and blemishes and it feels light on my skin too. This blends in easily to my face and there isn't any excess that dries up on my skin either which is fantastic.
I really feel that this is a fantastic foundation and I would happily recommend it. I have very pale skin and I rarely have a tan either so the ivory shade is perfect for my skin type. I do feel that this has been matched well to my particular skin tone and this seems to be suitable for my combination style skin too. If you have bad skin with lots of blemishes then you're going to want to use a cover stick or something else to cover them over before using this but in general I have found that I can use this on my own if I want to. I found no problems with blemishes occurring after using this but then I always make sure I remove my make up at the end of every evening and cleanse, tone and moisturise too.
In terms of coverage this foundation is medium although it can be layered for further coverage and it also blends very well. The texture is nice and smooth and it doesn't bring you out in spots which as a 26 year old is a big bonus! Unfortunately I find that it can tend to wear off by lunch time. It does give a quite Matt finish. My biggest complaint is that as a very fair skinned woman I struggle to find the right shade of foundation and this is no exception. I use ivory which is the palest shade available but it is still too orange for my skin tone, as pointed out not very subtly by a lady at a department store cosmetics counter. Because of this I use this foundation just as an everyday make up and not for special occasions or where I know there will be photos taken! This would be my staple if the range of colours was wider.
I have recently being using Maybelline Dream Air Mousse as my staple foundation but found their packaging annoying. I found that after the first few uses the foundation started to splatter out in mousse form all over the place and was getting everywhere. This was really disappointing as the product itself was amazing. But my bedroom carpet was starting to look like leopard print so I decided enough was enough. I decided to try Maybelline's Liquid Foundation for a change and opted for their Dream Satin Liquid.
The Dream Satin Liquid comes in decent sized glass bottles with a rump action applicator on the top complete with a clear plastic lid. This is a nice simple design and the Maybelline logo and information are clear visible on the main body. The foundation comes in 8 classic shades which are:-
The bottles are priced around £7.99 and can be found in most supermarkets and drug stores.
Maybelline claim that the Dream Satin Liquid provides a lightweight coverage, giving skin a luminous satin look. Maybelline also aim this foundation as those with sensitive skin or people who do not want foundation to clog pores but remain lightweight as the liquid is oil and fragrance free. Maybelline's tag line is that the foundation is "Air-whipped liquid provides perfecting coverage for 100% poreless skin.
You are instructed to apply the foundation in sweeping movements all over the face evenly and then blend with your fingertips. I liked the look of this foundation at is claimed to be easy to apply and offer full but lightweight coverage which is what I liked about the air whipped mouse Maybelline I had previously used.
The foundation is a thick liquid, and I found that about 1 and a half pumps were enough to do my whole face. I had expected the foundation to be quite runny but it is thick and holds its shapes when on your hand. The foundation had a smooth texture when you begin to apply it but was quite thick. I prefer to apply any foundation with a brush as I generally manage to get a better look using a brush but this foundation was far too thick.
I found that the only way I could apply it was to use my fingers and 'water' the liquid down with some moisturiser. The foundation really is far too thick and unlike its claims felt far too heavy on my skin. Another problem was the pigmentation of the liquid. I opted for my usual Maybelline foundation shade of Nude and when applied it had an orange hue about it. I have since experimented with how much I use and how I apply it but too little and the coverage is patchy and too much and I look like I have used a trowel!
I used the foundation for a fortnight everyday and in the end threw it away. I was very disappointed as every other Maybelline foundation I have used has been great and lovely and lightweight on my sensitive skin. The foundation is far from lightweight, its coverage is patchy and the liquid even has a slight musty fragrance to it which is very off-putting!
I will have to continue on my search for the perfect foundation!
Maybelline's dream satin liquid foundation,heaven sent! Perfect foundation which comes in a variety of different shades to suit most skin shades. It's silky smooth texture allows you to apply the makeup effortlessly but beware it take awhile to dry so it may stay slightly moist/sticky for a few minutes but worth the wait! And once dry the foundation usually lasts around seven or eight hours while on. Even with my hectic life style in and outdoors it stays perfect covering my blemishes. I often get compliments on my skin since wearing the foundation and I wouldn't say I have nice skin but using this makeup I seem to look like I do! Well done Maybelline you've done yourselves proud! But although one slight issue,the 30 ml bottle does seem like it would last an awful long time when in fact there is a lot of makeup left at the bottom when you cannot access it due to the tube
I bought this foundation about a month ago and I have been very impressed with it so far. It is from the Maybelline Satin Liquid range and currently costs £7.99. I bought mine from Boots but they are available in other chemists or supermarkets at a similar price. The selling point of this foundation is that it is meant to give you an 'air-brush' finish.
The foundation comes in a glass bottle which is about 4" tall. There is a clear plastic top which you need to pull off in order to use the foundation. It pulls off very easily (and pushes back on very easily too). The foundation comes out of the bottle via a pump dispenser but do be careful as it can come out quite freely. What I have found is that if you press the pump ever so slightly you can get a tiny smear on your finger of the foundation which for me is perfect. I prefer to get a little bit out at a time and rub it into one area of my face than getting a big splodge and dabbing it all over your face but that is just my way of doing it. The point is, a little goes a long way so be careful when you press the dispenser as to how much you want to come out.
The foundation rubs in very easily, I would have expected it to be thicker and less easy to rub in but the consistency is great for rubbing into your skin. As I said before, a little really does go a long way so I wouldn't apply too much if you don't want too heavy a coverage. However, if you do want a thicker coverage you can just use a bit more.
I always apply powder after foundation if I'm wearing it to set the look. When I have applied this foundation and used my powder it looks a lot better than other products I have used before. My skin looks very even and not dry at all, which it sometimes looks after I've put make up on. I'm not sure I would say an 'air-brush' finish but then again I use so little of it that I probably wouldn't achieve that kind of look with what I do.
It lasts a good time during the day as well. Normally I need something extra by mid afternoon and although I would still prefer to touch my face up with something by that time when I'm wearing this foundation, my skin looks better than it would with other products. I therefore think this has good staying power.
Overall I am very happy with my purchase and think for the price it is a great find. Definitely worth the money and a trial.
Maybelline Dream Satin liquid
What does the brand say?
"Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation helps skin appear completely poreless with our first liquid mousse foundation. Our lighweight, air-whipped liquid blends on to transform the look of skin. From flawless to impeccable, even coverage. Our new satin perfect finish!
Price and Availability
This foundation is £7.99 from Boots, Superdrug and some supermarkets but can be found a couple of pounds less on websites such as feelunique.com.
This foundation comes in a 30ml transparent glass bottle with a plastic clear lid and convenient pump (that pumps out the perfect amount of product needed). The bottle is of good quality and is more luxurious than plastic tubes. Some may find the glass bottle as a disadvantage but if you don't want to waste the product, the pump could be removed if necessary ( as I have had to do with still 1/3 of the product remaining).
According to the Boots website; Maybelline offer 8 shades offering to a pale shade, pale enough for someone like me who often struggles finding a foundation pale enough, to deeper olive shades. Correct me if I am wrong but I think the Maybelline colours names in this foundation correspond with the colour names of the other foundations have to offer.
My skin type
I have dry and very sensitive skin that is very fair. When looking for a foundation I want something that is kind to the skin and makes it look healthy and dewy, therefore the dream satin liquid is perfect for me.
This foundation is thick enough to not run off your hand when you dispense it but not too thick that you can't blend it. It is very easily to apply, I usually opt to use my flat-top elf powder brush, with either your fingers or a blush. It doesn't dry straight away so blending into the skin is easy and doesn't take much effort.
Finish of the foundation/Coverage
The foundation, as the name suggests, is a satin finish, which is semi -dewy semi matte. It's not overboard shiny that you wouldn't be able to pass without a powder however I do feel that I need to at least powder my t-zone, even with my dry skin.
The coverage is medium and will easily cover redness and most blemishes, although bigger or redder blemishes may still be seen.
Lasting power/ Fading
For a drugstore product, the lasting power impresses me. I can apply the foundation at 7.15 in the morning and it will still be in a perfect state by the early evening (about 9 hours wear)
When it does begin to fade it doesn't fade in patches but the coverage begins to disappear and your natural skin colour/redness will peak through.
I am very impressed with this foundation and would definitely repurchase it as it is an affordable product with higher end quality. 5 Stars.
Why you'll love it / Experience our first air-whipped liquid mousse foundation / 100% poreless look / Air-brush finish / Full yet lightweight coverage / Ultra-bendable, comfortable texture / Satin perfect, luminous finish / Available in 8 shades Hybrid air-whipped liquid formula has the light airy feel of a mousse with the blendability of a liquid / Formula contains amino-acid treated pigments that help unify the complexion.