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I took a punt on this foundation when I saw it as I was getting stocked up in the make up department for work. I do like to keep a few different foundations in for how I feel of a morning in the make up stakes. Sometimes I use a mineral foundation for speed, other times a tinted moisturiser for dry skin and full coverage foundation when I feel like I need a polished finish. This foundation fits in to the third category for me as a full coverage foundation and I have tried other Maybelline products before with successful results.
The foundation comes in a 50 ml air pressurised bottle with a clear cap. To use you just press down the nozzle and the product comes out... fast. I will go in to more detail in the next section on this. The colour I chose was 030 sand but there were a few neutral colours to choose from. I went by guess work on the names for this as there were no samples to try in the shop.
The colour match turned out to be perfect for my skin, with yellow tones in it that help to neutralise any redness and cover up any marks such as spots or darker skin spots (I have these after pregnancy, a bit of pigmentation that I like to cover up when I go out). Whilst I was expecting something a bit foamy as per the title 'Nude Airfoam' I was really not expecting it to come out like shaving foam but it did and the first few times I got far too much product out of the bottle than I wanted or needed and there is no way of putting it back in there. After a few uses I became better at getting less out but it still foams to massive proportions. I use a sponge to apply which works well and it does seem to go on to the skin nicely. I have to wait a couple of minutes before it feels dry and I can progress to applying other makeup or getting dressed.
I bought my bottle of this for £2.99 from B&M a bargain store near me which is an expensive item for them but a price I am more than happy to play for a good supply of foundation.
I am not totally sold on this, I don't really like how messy it is to apply but I do like the way it looks on my skin so I will continue to use it. I think it's been a completely different product to try than those I am used to but it does feel like there is a lot of air in it as you are applying it (a bit like an aero or whispa bar!). It is a nice product that feels like it has moisturising products and it does sit lightly on the skin unlike some other full coverage foundations.
I would probably buy this again at the price above as I feel it is good value for money. If you don't mind a bit of a faff in your make up routine then I'd say give this a go, it's a nice quality product and a great brand with good neutral colours to choose from.
I am extremely pale, so finding the right foundation has been and still is a lifelong task for me as I need a nice, light colour that will blend into my skin but make me look a bit more lifelike, something that is easy and quick to apply (I have the time nor energy for spending hours putting my face on) and something that covers my freckles.
This foundation did none of the above.
The foam consistency feels horrible when it's first applied, it's sloppy and feels sticky.
Once it dries however (the only thing I liked about the product) genuinely doesn't feel like you're wearing it, hence the name I guess.
It's difficult to apply as the consistency makes it watery which straight away was a pain for me.
Once on, it leaves you with dark patches and seems like you have more blemishes than you started with.
The consistency also makes the pump messy, it splurts out everywhere and crusts around the opening on the pump meaning that it's difficult to get anything out after a couple of uses.
You also use more than you would with a cream or liquid foundation, and get less use out of it because the pump doesn't reach the bottom of the bottle to carry the foam once you could have 2/3 more uses out of it.
Aswell as all this, being branded, the product is expensive. I paid £8.99 for this from superdrug (around the same price everywhere) and much preffered there own brand of liquid foundation which was around £2-£3.
I love trying out different makeup products even if I don't really need them. This foundation is no exception. Now from the fact that it says 'nude' and 'foam' on the front of the packaging I really wasn't expecting it to give much, if any, coverage. Now usually I am the sort of person that likes full coverage foundations, as I have a lot to cover. So why did I buy this I hear you ask? Well, recently I've been wanting to go for more light coverage foundations as half of my face doesn't need the concealing of a full coverage foundation. I was starting to feel like it was too much for my poor skin. Anyway, I've always dismissed this foundation on my usual shopping sprees. However when finding this in a shop for just 2.99, I couldn't resist. Particularly as I was secretly intrigued by the whole 'airfoam' business.
I've used the Dream Satin liquid by Maybelline many a time, and thought seeing as both foundations are from the same line, maybe they have the same shades. Evidently not. Usually in the satin liquid, I would be between porcelain and ivory. However none of these shades were available in the nude airfoam, so I just went for the lightest shade 21 Nude. Although I'm glad I did as it was an almost perfect match. Applying the foundation is a little tricky, and messy. But once you get the hang of it, it becomes relatively easy and quick to do. In fact, using this foundation was the quickest I've ever applied foundation! Although the foundation starts off as a foam, it quickly turns into a liquid once in contact with the skin, and is rather simple to blend in. What's also nice about it, is that it dries to a fairly matte finish, so powder isn't necessary. However I still do out of habit.
This foundation offers a VERY light coverage, almost that of a BB cream. However even with all my blemishes and things, I can easily layer this to create a more light to medium coverage. (Normally about 1 1/2 - 2 full pumps). Of course I still need to apply concealer, but what's nice is that it tones down all my redness giving me a more even toned complexion, and then I can clearly see that I really don't need as much concealer as I think I do. Great for the summer when I don't want to wear as much makeup but still need coverage. Honestly, a couple of layers of this, with a bit of concealer where I need it (not all over my face like normal) and powder to set, and I have the same medium - full coverage that I would have if I applied a full coverage foundation, plus concealer and powder.
The only problem with this foundation is that it contains alcohol, which isn't good. But aside from that, I actually like this, which I really wasn't expecting to do!
A couple of months ago I decided that it was time to renew my items in my make up bag and top of my list for things to get was foundation because my foundation had ran out a few weeks previously and the one that I was using as a stop gap was not performing as well as it could.
I actually bought this from ebay and I paid around £5 or £6 for this which included postage. It is available on the Boots website for £7.99 and it is actually part of a 3 for 2 promotion. I believe that this is a very reasonable price for a decently branded foundation and I would expect to pay somewhere around the £8-£10 mark.
My foundation is exactly as shown above and it is actually in an aerosol can which I thought was a nice difference to other foundations on the market. Looking on the Boots website it does seem that the packaging has changed slightly and it is now a plastic bottle.
The foundation is available in 7 shades, the lightest being sun beige and the darkest being fawn. I am quite surprised that they dont offer a slightly darker shade because for those with darker skin tones then I think that fawn would be a little pale. The shade I have is Sand which is actually one of the darker tones and although I have a slightly darker complexion than most I tend to go for lighter shades of foundation to avoid looking orange so therefore I was surprised to see it is one of the darker shades available. My can has 50ml in which I think is very good as most foundations offer just 30ml.
Maybelline describe the foundation as "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!" So I was quite excited about trying this as I was hoping for a nice finish.
To use the foundation is simple, you simply press the pump and a good amount of the product is dispensed. As the foundation is a foam it does expand as it is coming out of the pump so I would recommend being quite cautious if you do try this or you may end up with rather too much. I use a sponge to apply mine.
I was really surprised at how easy this was the apply. The foam was very smooth and soft meaning that it covered my skin with ease. Often with foundations I struggle with dry patches and build ups of foundation etc but this was not the case with this it simply went over the skin with ease and it absorbed quickly and easily. I was so impressed with the coverage on my skin, usually I struggle with a lot of blemishes on my cheeks which show through even with foundation but this foundation covered my skin well and left me with an even skin tone and I was amazed at how much better my skin looked.
The make up does not feel heavy on the skin and I think that the fact that it is air whipped really helps to make it feel light on the skin and my skin feels as though it is bare. The coverage is brilliant and it lasts all day without needing top ups. When it comes to removing the foundation this is done with ease with a make up wipe and my skin feels fresh and clean.
I love this foundation and would definitely buy it again without a doubt. It covers well and it provides me with a brilliant finish which boosts my confidence and banishes my blemishes. For the price I think it does a fantastic job but I do think that the range of shades is limited.
My skin type is normal with patches of oily and dry skin here and there, mainly depending o the weather and season. I bought this foundation around 4 months ago as they were doing an offer in superdrug on maybelline products so I thought I might as well buy something.
Once I received the package in the post the first thing I noticed was the fact that the packaging was a metal can as apposed to other regular foundation packaging, this however is because it is an air foam solution. From far away though you wouldn't be able to tell that the packaging was a metal can which is ok as it makes it look and feel cheaper than it actually is. The pump is also a nice feature as I find it easier to control how much product I use.
I bought this foundation in the shade 010 ivory as it was one of the lightest colours they did and I find buying the lightest shade is too light so I usually go for the 2nd or 3rd lightest. The colour match is fine although you do have to blend it out around the edges of the face just to make sure there are no foundation lines but this isn't because it is too dark it just needs to be blended well.
To actually use the foundation it says you have to shake well before use, now i thought his would merely be a good 10 seconds so I shook it for this long and pumped a bit out onto my hand. The consistency was fine but it looked as if no colour was coming out along with the foam so I shook it again, a bit longer this time and colour started to appear so I kept on shaking it until finally a coloured substance actually came out onto my hand. This was disappointing as I expected it to be mixed within a few seconds. I still have this problem now with the fact I have to shake it for a while but not as long as the first use, thank god!
The first 6 uses of the pump went extremely well as I had read some reviews on it before and people were saying that it came out, when pumped, in all directions and was quite hard to control, however, I had not encountered this problem up until recently when it started to do this and I'm not sure why it is as I am holding it in an upright position like it has told me to.
The consistency of the foundation is also very watery which i wasn't expecting so the coverage isn't as great as it could be.
I was surprised to see that several of the other reviews for this product are very critical of it, as in my experience, it is a decent product, albeit fairly expensive considering the size and quality. The average retail price is around £8, although I bought it when it was on a special offer in Boots.
The foundation is neither a powder nor a mousse, rather it comes as a foam. To use it, you need to shake the bottle and then spray it, before massaging into your face. The foam feels soft and blends into the face well, and it also comes in a fairly large range of shades meaning that it is suitable for many skin tones. Unlike many foundations I have used, I like the colour and the feel of this product and found it very easy to use. I don't wear it regularly but when I do it provides decent coverage without being obvious, although it is a little bit too shiny. You only need a small amount to achieve this effect so even with regular use it would last a long time.
It's definitely necessary to shake the bottle before use and it can be a little messy occasionally; I also find that when I dispense the product, I tend to get much more than I need to use.
The bottle is small enough to fit in my make up bag and so is easy to carry around and reapply when necessary, although it generally lasts long enough that if I apply it before going out, I don't need to touch it up during the night.
Another silly, gimmicky product that I just couldn't help but purchase. What a waste of time and £8.99! I used this foundation all of one time and can already tell you how much I hate it!
The foundation comes in a sort of metal can like an aerosol would with a rattling ball inside which you can shake to mix up the foam (kind of like a mini can of spray paint). It is just a little larger I would say than a normal tube of foundation but aside from that the packaging is pretty average and goes hand in hand with other Maybelline "dream" products. It includes a clear plastic lid (which I threw away immediately as I hate having random loose lids scattered everywhere in my make up cases) which covers quite a large pump for dispensing the foam. It is similar to a shaving foam dispensing pump I would say.
HOW TO APPLY
The directions state to dispense a walnut size amount of foam and blend evenly using fingertips. I hate using my fingers for applying foundation as I find a lot of it is absorbed and generally feels rather unhygienic. I also hate the sticky feeling on my hands after! I gave the method instructed a go but found that foam just disintegrated the second it hit the air into a horrible watery orange liquid which didn't apply nicely with neither a brush, sponge OR fingertips. The sponge absorbed most of the foundation, and the brush left horrible stroke marks.
This foundation had an absolutely terrible consistency in my eyes. I was hoping it would be like a thick mousse like air whipped sort of foam, maybe like shaving foam but a little thinner? In fact, it was like a pathetic, dribbly sort of foam, almost like a false tan foam? On top of that, the second it hit the air it just started fizzling down into a watery liquid! It also doesn't have a very nice smell unlike most foundation, which I also think is quite important for an all over your face product.
"- Our innovative aerated foam with fine pigments provides a nude perfect look
- Feels light as air
- Weightless formla sinks into your skin for incredibly sheer, natural-looking results"
The above are some of the claims made my Maybelline about this particular foundation. I would agree that the foundation does feels light and weightless, however it does dry out my skin slightly and leave it feeling quite tight, so I wouldn't necessarily say that I don't notice it. The idea of "fine pigments" (which to me suggests smooth application and even coverage) and "natural-looking results" are certainly something I disagree with. I found the application incredibly difficult and left me with uneven patches due to how quickly the foundation dries on the skin before I have a chance to blend it. I also bought the Ivory shade which came out ridiculously orange! Not just darker, but a ridiculous bright orange... No one has a skin tone like that!!
I really did not enjoy using this foundation. The foam was a nice idea but really failed in regards to that fact that it just turned into orange water on my fingertips. The pump dispenser squirts out a whole palmful of foam at the slightest pressure and leaks slightly just like shaving foam does. The application is difficult as the dryer parts of the skin absorb the liquid more than the softer, leaving a patchy finish. The foundation is extremely fast drying so impossible to blend unless you have super speedy hands (it's genuinely like trying to blend orange water into your skin). It doesn't smell particularly nice, left my skin feeling sort of dry/tight and is a completely unnatural orangey colour. I was very disappointed. The only benefit I would give this is that it is quite light weight (so good for summer) and it does dry to leave a matte finish, unlike other foundations which can leave a slight shiny/greasy feeling.
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I am a dancer so I use makeup alot for shows and for rehearsals when I always need to look my best and feel my best but I also dont want to look completely plastered in foundation so I look like some kind of transvestite. so when I heard about this new innovation I was thrilled.
It comes in a small can which you have to shake very hard before you use then you must press down on the button on the top before the foam comes out but BEWARE not to press harder than a mouse or the whole can will come out on your hand! I chose the shade of nude when I bought the foundation which is the colour i use in all of there foundations and it was about 3 shades too light for my face so beware when buying that the shades will significantly vary from others that you have bought. The coverage on the face is extremely light and it is smooth I will give it that as a positive but I needed to apply atleast 3 coats for it to even look like I had any foundation on which as you can imagine would use up the can in about one week.
As I am a dancer the foundation was also tested in sweat resistance and it failed miserably in this task to as soon as I began to sweat it completely melted off my face giving me white lines down my face completely un acceptable in a foundation just a complete nightmare.
I will start by saying I am an advertisers dream, put a pretty model on television using this, looking glamorous and I will buy it. So, when my old foundation was on it's last legs, I decided I would try this new, innovation in foundation! I mean it sounds great, but that's all it is, clever wording. 'Nude', 'Airfoam' and 'Dream', of course women like me are going to buy it, but oh! How we were misled. When I first used I gave it good, hard shake (as recommended) and excitedly squirted some from the nozzle onto my hand, a brief spurt of watery substance emerged first, followed by the foam as promised. I applied it to my face and it stuck like glue. It was extremely difficult to apply and felt like I was painting my face with half dried acrylics. If this wasn't bad enough, the coverage was terrible, it accentuated my blemishes, dried out problem areas further and just sat on my skin, doing absolutely nothing. I think I paid around £8.99 for this product and it was a complete waste of money, I urge you not to buy this, stick to the original dream matte mousse, you won't regret it! The only positive I could muster about this product is the extra couple of points on my Boots card.
Maybelline was my first grown up make up that I used to wear to school and get many a detention over as my head of year just wouldn't have that the dewy look was my own natural skin no matter how many times I tried to fool her! I was never without my little pot of goodness in the form of Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse until I switched to a liquid foundation to combat the dryness. When getting ready for a night out a few weeks back, my friend produced from her bag the Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation and set about putting it on, I had not seen it before but was slightly taken aback when I seen it came out like shaving foam! Being a lover of gadgets and such I decided I wanted to try some of this foam stuff myself!
One thing I love about Maybelline is they have a very wide variety of shades - there is definitely one for everyone! If you go down to your local Superdrug, Boots or Maybelline counter you can sample the testers and find the exact shade for you, I recommend swatching on your jaw line rather than the back of your hand as your face is a slightly different shade and that's where you are going to be wearing it - it's not gloves!
The shades are as follows:
Light Beige - The lightest shade of the range, suitable for lighter skin tones with yellow undertones.
Ivory - Another lighter shade, however slightly darker that Light Beige. Suitable for anyone with a fair complexion that still wants some colour!
Cameo - In the middle of a light and medium shade with pink undertones.
Nude - A medium shade with a hint of a beige colour, perfect for olive and tanned skin tones.
Sand - A slightly darker medium shade with a gorgeous glowing shimmer.
Fawn - Another darker medium shade with pink undertones and shimmer.
Sun Beige - One of the darker shades to create a sun kissed glow.
Caramel - The darkest shade of the range with golden undertones.
I purchased the lightest shade Light Beige that is encased in a sturdy aerosol can - if you couldn't see the brand you would think it was a deodorant! It's orangey - beige in colour, a little like the girls on TOWIE, with a circle in the middle adorning the name and brand. Once you take off the clear plastic lid the pump mechanism is presented to you. I was very excited to try this foundation as I was mostly used to liquid or mousse based products and had never been exposed to the foam formula!
To use, you simply press the pump down and out comes a squirt of foam - just like shaving foam or some versions of shower gel. In your hand it seems light, fluffy and frothy however once you apply to your face it turns to a foamy liquid. One major disadvantage is that no matter how little pressure you apply to the pump, a lot of product is dispersed - too much for one application so I find I waste a lot of the foundation which is never good.
Another disadvantage would be the shade, although I picked the lightest and have used the same shade in the other forms of foundation that Maybelline have available, it is too dark and too orange for my skin tone. When I first pumped some of the Airfoam out I was shocked at how tangerine tinted it was. I thought it would improve once I applied it, but alas it did not.
I would advise applying this foundation with a brush or sponge and not your fingers as it makes it very streaky and hard to blend. On your skin it feels quite strange, not quite a liquid but more of what a face wash or face foam feels like. It's very light and feels like you haven't got much make up on, however it does give a light coverage and doesn't cover up many flaws! I find I have to blend it in so much to get the shade to match my own that my brush ends up taking off what its just put on! It does last quite a while but not all day so you do need to apply some powder and perhaps top up later on in the day.
Personally I was so excited to try the new idea of the Airfoam foundation and although I love the concept the shade and the wastage put me off a bit. If you have fair skin I would make sure that you test it yourself but be warned! I think it would look gorgeous and live up to its rave reviews on slightly darker skin.
Once good aspect would be that it does contain SPF 16 so your skin will look orange like the sun but it won't get damaged. Thumbs up?
I really like Maybelline make up and my favourite foundation of theirs has been the Dream Matte Mousse Foundation, when I heard about the Maybelline Airfoam Foundation I was really excited to try it, because it seemed to be more of a liquid foundation than a mousse, so I was hoping it would be just as good as the mousse, but not dry my face up as much as the mousse sometimes does.
This foundation comes is a very large variety of colours, some including:
This foundation is really easy to apply, you simply take the bottle and squirt a small amount onto an application sponge (or you can use your fingertips), then you paint it onto your face evenly, making sure to blend it evenly.
First impressions of this foundation is that it left my skin looking rather shiny and it felt rather sticky when it was first applied. This foundation claims to be an Airfoam, however I didn't really think that it felt light on my skin and I could definitely tell it was there due to the stickyness.
The coverage from this foundation was quite good, and when I dusted it off with Maybelline Powder afterwards I found that the shininess calmed down a bit, but not really enough for my liking. I also found that throughout the day more powder was needed as the shininess seemed to come back as the day went on. I found that because of this, I thought it was very noticeable that I was wearing make up, and it looked like I had piled on a little too much of it, even though I only used a small amount.
Price and Availability
You can buy this Maybelline Airfoam Foundation in Superdrug for around £8.99, this is just over £1 more expensive then the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, and personally I think that this is a little expensive for this product, it is best in my opinion to stick to the cheaper Mousse product as it blends nicer in my skin and doesn't leave my skin shiny like this one does.
I think that in future I will overlook this product, unless there is no Dream Matte Mousse or any other brands of foundation available, I think that this is an OK foundation, it gives good coverage and comes in a nice range of colours, however it does leave my skin feeling sticky and looking shiny compared to the Dream Matte Mousse and for this reason I have decided to give this product 3 out of 5 stars.
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Before I tried this new air foam make-up, I was using the original type of this make-up for about two years, so my review will be based mainly on the comparisons of the two.
This can be bought from boots for £8.99, although I'm pretty sure it did not cost this much when I bought it!
It can also be bought from Tesco, Superdrug and other common stores.
The pricing can be argued against, as some people may think £8.99 is quite high, but to be fair in comparison to many other foundations in stores, it's not too bad, and there are many which cost a lot more!
I would, and will, be paying this price for it next time as I do think its worth it.
This foundation comes in a 50ml bottle which dispense as a foam- hence the name!
I don't find the bottle to be too big, it fits nicely in my make up bag which is not that large, and it is generally about the same size as the original foundation Maybelline do.
The foam dispenser I don't like very much, but this has only been recently that I have started to have problems, and I have had this for about two months now.
At the start of using this make up, I shook it for about 15 minutes and for some reason all I got out was clear white foam, as if the make up wasn't mixing properly! In fact I almost took it back to boots as I thought I'd picked up a dodgy bottle! But after a while, the colour did begin to come out and I've had no problems since.
The foam comes out quite fast at first, then slows down, so if you are only wanting a tiny amount to patch up an area or add more to a certain area, you will get more than you need! However when applying in the morning, with experience I have gradually learnt how to get the right amount I need.
The problem I have started to have with this dispenser is that it now spits at me! Whenever I use it, it spits out as it begins to flow and it gets everywhere! Luckily, it has not stained any clothing so far, but it has got all over my leather sofa and the carpet.
To avoid this, I have now started spraying the foundation into the lid instead of on my hand- I wish I had thought of this sooner! This way, all the sprays get caught and there's no waste, and no mess!
This foundation comes out as a foam, not a thick cream like the original foundation!
In all honesty, it did take me a few weeks to get used to this foundation, so I would recommend if you are going to try it, to give it a chance! As it is a foam, it applies as a thinner layer which for me is good as I don't like to wear too much foundation, I only like a little to cover small blemishes and spots.
For people with bad skin, a few layers of this would be needed, which probably is not desirable and it's probably worth buying a thicker foundation with better coverage!
So this foundation is not for everyone!
I quite like the scent of this make up, it is slightly perfumed but not enough to worry about it harming or irritating my skin.
I find this foundation goes on well and spreads very easily, it is very soft and 'watery' although not dribbly or drippy. I like to rub it in like a moisturiser for best coverage and I don't feel like it makes my skin feel dry or coated.
When applying, I find I need to wait a short while for the foundation to dry and sink into my skin, as it can be rubbed off easily.
One of the down sides, as with every foundation, is that it does get on your fingers. Although I find this foundation gets in my nails and down the sides of my nails which is not easy to get out, so when I'm work I sometimes feel like my nails look dirty!
This foundation does no advertise on the bottle that it has any extended lasting effects. Which is right as this foundation does not last longer than throughout the day for me.
I apply the foundation in the morning about 7 or 8, and I don't add another layer unless of course im going anywhere special! By night time, when I use a face wipe before washing, there isn't a considerable amount of foundation on the cloth! So this must either mean I rub my face a lot throughout the day, or it somehow vanishes!
So for anybody wanting a thick, long lasting foundation, this probably is not the one for you.
Although my review may sound quite critical, I do actually like this foundation.
I like a thin layer, and as long as there is something still left by the end of the day, I'm not that bothered.
On my bad days when I have bad spots, it is very noticeable by the middle of the day that my foundation has worn off, which isn't very good! But I'm too lazy to go and spend ages finding another make up which matches my skin tone!
This foundation can be found in various shades including-
It is the sand shade I went for, as I'm not pale and I have a very slight tan tone to my skin.
I find I can't use this foundation shade after my holidays, when I've got a tan, so it's not that mixable with tones! But during the other seasons, it does me just fine!
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Another empty foundation bottle, time to try out a new foundation! This time, I decided to go for Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam. The Airfoam cost me £8.99 from Boots, however, you can always pick these products up on some kind of offer in Boots or Superdrug.
The foundation comes in a short, 50ml, cylinder bottle. It has a click on/pull off cap, with a pump underneath to dispense the foundation. The bottle is beige in colour with white and brown writing stating what the product is. On the back are your basic warnings (do not leave in direct sunlight etc) and the instructions for use.
Before dispensing the foundation, shake the can well. I have forgotten to shake the can before and the foam has come out a lot lighter in colour that it usually would. Dispense a small amount of the foundation onto your hand and take small dabs out of this to apply to your face. Blend well with circular motions.
As you may be able to tell from the name, when dispensed from the bottle the foundation is a light foam, rather than a cream or powder. When I first saw this, I was a little sceptical as it didn't make sense to me that you could use a foam as a foundation. But I was wrong!
The foam itself it very lightweight and feels quite wet when you first start to apply it. It feels as though it is not going to blend into your skin and will just sit as a wet layer on the top of your skin. However, once you start to blend it in properly, it does dry out and leave you with a flawless look.
Maybelline claim that the lightweight foam is easy to apply and will leave you with a flawless finish. To be honest, I cannot dispute their claims at all. The foundation is easy to apply and you can hardly see or feel that you are wearing it once it has been applied to your skin.
The foundation comes in 9 shades, which vary from very light to dark. I have the 'nude' shade and have quite pale skin but it blends in perfectly and you can hardly tell that I am wearing it.
The only problem that I have with the foam is that, if I get it too close to my eyes, my eyes start to water and the foundation seems to find a way of running into them so I have to wash my face and start again. I do try not to get it near my eyes but it is difficult and I have to remember to wash my hands as soon as I finish applying it before I touch my face again. This really is the only issue that I have with the foundation and if it wasn't for this it would be perfect!
I'm not usually a big fan of foundation because it always feels as though it has a sort of burnt orange tinge to its colour making you look a little multicoloured. When I picked this foundation up however the idea of a light foam seemed as though it could resolve this issues I usually have.
When I first tried to apply it, the foam that came out was still a little white-ish even after a load of shaking, but when I tried it again along with some more shaking it came out perfectly. First time applying it I used my finger tips (which is what I'd recommend every time as I'd like to think of it almost as hair mouse in a way) going from the centre of my face to the outer parts and blending as I went along. I did think it was a little on the orangey side but was willing to give it another shot.
My second trial went much better thankfully! Before applying it I made sure that my face was well moisturised as I found that the foam kind of highlighted dry parts of your face a little if I didn't do this straight before applying it and by doing this it also blended more effectively thus making you look less caked in foundation.
As good as this is I would actually recommend that you used a tinted moisturiser instead such as the No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser instead as it does exactly the same thing but with less effort in the mornings.
The only make-up brand I'll go near when it comes to foundation is Maybelline, I personally just find that they do it best so, when I saw a new Maybelline foundation product I didn't hesitate to buy it.
I bought this from Asda when it first came out a few months ago for the introductory price of £5.49. I've also seen it in Tesco, Boots and Superdrug for around £8.99 for the 50ml bottle. The foundation is available in eight shades: ivory, cameo, nude, light beige, sun beige, fawn, caramel and sand. Usually I purchase the ivory shade in Maybelline foundation although I did find myself going a shade darker with this particular product and purchased the cameo shade instead as it seemed to match my skin tone better. With this in mind, I would suggest trying out the testers in this before purchasing, even if you're a regular Maybelline user.
The foundation is presented in a light beige coloured tin with spray dispenser and clear plastic lid. It's a good idea to ensure the lid remains on the bottle at all times when you're not using this foundation as it's very easily accidentally sprayed everywhere in your make-up bag! On the back of the bottle are directions for use which, as silly as it may sound, do come in quite useful the first time you use this product. I'd certainly never had any experience with a foam foundation before! The directions are simple to follow. You simply shake the tin before use, dispense a walnut sized amount of product onto the back of your hand, take small dabs of product and apply to the face one section at a time blending with circular motions.
The foundation does actually dispense like a beige coloured foam, it's very unusual at first. You do only need to press the dispenser very lightly to release the required amount of foundation as you do really only need a bit. Once you've gotten used to the alien feeling of applying a foam foundation to your face it really is quite quick and simple to use.
In terms of coverage, I probably wouldn't recommend this product if you're prone to particularly bad spot outbreaks as it doesn't really cover spots all that well. If, like me, you're fortunate enough to only get the occasional one or two pop up, a decent concealer underneath this foundation will be fine. This foundation is extremely good at correcting uneven skin tones though. My cheeks and chin seem to be constantly bright red so this was great news for me! The foundation gives an even coverage without it looking obvious you're wearing make-up. It's great for creating that 'natural' look. Not only does this foundation not look obvious but it doesn't feel it either. It's really light and airy so your skin can still breathe. Who wants to feel or look like they've got a ton on concrete mix setting on their face? Because this foundation isn't particularly shiny I don't find it necessary to apply a power over the top either. I've also found it to be very long lasting. I put a little of this on the morning and it's still hiding those red patches on my face when I go to remove it before bed.
All in all, another great foundation from Maybelline for me! If uneven skin tone is your main concern then this is a definite winner although you'd perhaps be better off with something else if you're prone to quite a few spots. It's a very unique product that looks and feels natural and has a fair bit of staying power.
It's a foam sensation! Maybelline's lightest feeling foundation ever for a nude perfect finish