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      13.07.2014 17:03
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      Purchase other Maybelline foundations (ex: dream matte mousse or the FIT series).

      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.

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      06.05.2013 13:22
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      Great Foundation at a good price

      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.

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      Superdrug £7.99

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      26.03.2013 20:50
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      Inexpensive and impressive

      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.

      PACKAGING
      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.

      CLAIMS
      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.

      SHADES AVAILABLE
      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.

      APPLICATION
      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.

      COVERAGE
      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.

      DURABILITY
      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.

      PRICE
      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.

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        17.03.2013 01:57

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        Not great, highlights flaws and gives unnatural colour

        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!)

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        27.12.2012 14:39
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        A good foundation if you can find the right shade for you

        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.

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        21.11.2012 19:35
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        A satin smooth foundation from Maybelline.

        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.

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        07.11.2012 08:00

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        Need a bigger colour selection

        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.

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        21.08.2012 15:54
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        A unusual dissapointment from Maybelline

        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:-
        Light Porcelain
        Ivory
        Cameo
        Nude
        Sand
        Sawn
        Sun Beige
        Caramel

        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!

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          24.06.2012 22:22

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          Great foundation,defiantly recommend to a friend

          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

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          17.05.2012 18:54
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          Great foundation, good coverage, reasonably priced

          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.

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          10.02.2012 17:44
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          A drugstore must

          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.

          Packaging
          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).

          Colour range
          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.

          Application/Blending/Texture/Consistency
          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.

          Conclusion
          I am very impressed with this foundation and would definitely repurchase it as it is an affordable product with higher end quality. 5 Stars.

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            09.01.2012 19:41
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            Great value. Definately a great product. I love it!

            For most of us girls out there it can often be difficult to find the beauty products that work best for you, this was definitely the case for me when it came to foundations.

            Always searching for the perfect complexion I've tried a wide range of foundations often overly priced and still not giving me the flawless look that we so often aim for. A fan of maybelline products I was currently using there 'dream mat mousse' foundation which although I found generally ok, there was no shade to suit me specifically and I had been getting by on blending two different shades together ('Caramel' and 'Cocoa').

            Generally speaking my skin is quite dry which meant when using this and other foundations the make-up would soon appear flakey and come off quickly soon after application. What was worse is one of the maybelline shades that had saved me from looking so obviously made up was soon to go out of production ('Cocoa').

            My mum had just started using 'Dream satin liquid' foundation but didn't wear it often enough for me to notice an obvious difference. It was only after misplacing my own make-up before catching a plane to Malia for two weeks that I came face to face with the product myself rather then deal with the awkward feeling that everyone is staring at your face! (there not, but who are we to think otherwise).

            I instantly noticed how much smoother my face looked and how my blemishes seemed to melt away. It really did give me that soft satin finish I had always aimed for. What I also noticed was how much fresher my face felt with the make-up on, no more cakey dryness or being obviously aware there was something there, it didn't look or feel like I was wearing any make-up at all!.

            When I returned from holiday my friends and family all noticed a difference to my skin straight away. Often being complimented on how clear my face looked and asking what I'd done different I didn't expect such a reaction.

            At the affordable price of 8 pounds from any good make-up retailer (boots, supermarkets etc) I think I've found the perfect foundation for me. No more blending, no more dry skin and all around feeling more confident! But why take my word for it, try it for yourself. I guarantee this product wont leave you disappointed.

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            02.12.2011 18:05
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            a good price for good quality!

            My View:
            I have used Maybelline product before and I'm a fan of everything they make. I have always been pleased with the foundations. Recently they have brought out this new Dream satin liquid and it has given me great results. If correctly used it will give the best results and give you a flawless look.
            The maybelline moouse was an mipressive foundation but I find this is much better. If you suffer with scars from spots or have blemishes this is the right stuff. It covers my blemishes, I never usually find something that stays on as well as this.
            At the end of the day you may want to re-apply some more but most foundations need to be used more than once a day anyway! I cant use lots of this foundation because it has an oily content but as it has such great coverage only a small amount is needed.

            The Pump Bottle:
            The bottle is very easy to use and has a pump at the top where you can retriave the liquid. You get 30ml in each bottle. They come in different shades such as fawn shade, coca shade, cameo and sand.
            If you apply in a circular motion to your face this will give it an air brush effect. Blend well for the satin, flawless look. Give your face 60 seconds to dry before applying any other make up or you will have smudges and a not so even application! You can purchase this at your local supermarket and big retail stores for around the price of £8.00. Tesco and Asda usually stock this product.

            I noticed my face looked like it had a glow from this foundation a heathly glow to it! I was happy with it straight away and I felt pleased. With the good price brings the good quality and that isn't always the case with some make up. I would rate it a 4 out of 5 stars only because of the oil content. I cant complain about the product. As a whole it made my face look flawless and that gave me confidence!!
            If you are thinking of buying this I would say do because it really gives you a satin finish to your make up. With the fawn shade remember to always blend well and apply powder/ bronzer to the neck area if your skin tone is lighter than the fawn shade foundation itself.

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              01.12.2011 18:20
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              The best beauty find I have made this year

              I bought this in Boots having previously bought a very unsuccesful cream foundation which sadly, makes me look like a ghost.
              I am of mixed race colouring with a light tanned complexion and fine slightly dry sensitive skin. Whenever I try out foundations they make me look yellow but then again, so many are yellow toned or like biscuit- I don't like this make up effect.
              I know I need pinkish tones to work as this always works nicely and makes me look healthy.
              I therefore usually buy the lightest foundation as these are usually for blondes with pink skin tones. I then apply them very sparingly so as not look spookily pale.
              In the summer I use a lovely shimmering make up base from Daly cosmetics in Tesco.
              My last expensive foundation was an Estee Lauder with light reflecting particles; these also work well as they makes the skin look luminous ( no not neon!) and glowing. I did find it a bit heavy and difficult to apply.
              I really went to Boots for an Arden foundation, as I thought they are usually very good and did not wish to waste any more on 'cheap' foundation like teh one I had just wasted £12 on.
              There was no Arden counter so I just looked around in Boots without much hope or expectation of finding a good colour.
              I suddenly saw the Maybelline foundation and my little hand shot out, even though I generally despise Maybelline having had poor lipsticks from their range.
              'Light Porcelain' it said on the bottle. I applied the tester to half my face and it rubbed in really easily and smoothly.
              When I looked in the mirror I could see this gave a beautifully light and pretty effect and was super slightly peachy colour on my skin- IT LOOKS PERFECT!
              I could not believe my luck and bought two bottles= 2x30mls.
              It says it has the lightness of a mousse in a liquid foundation. I have always found mousse foundation wasteful as it is so easy to get too much out of the pot by accident.
              I put some on properly and my boyfriend said ' You look very pretty- what have you done to your skin?'
              So that was a result, I reckon as I was actually really tired!
              I will always use this and hope they never put it out of production.
              Advantages:
              perfect colour for me is Light Porcelain
              Light reflecting by the looks of it
              Smooth coverage
              Pump dispenser with lots of this stuff inside
              Cheap ( £9)
              Doesn't LOOK cheap
              Non-greasy
              Skin looks moisturised, not flaky
              Looks like I am not wearing make up and have an amazing complexion!

              Downers:
              No lovely scent to it
              Not heavy enough to cover a very flawed complexion- my sun damage freckle visible, although much reduced.

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              27.11.2011 18:22
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              Creates a lovely finish that looks almost natural. Overall great foundation.

              I love it when I find a foundation that actually works for me. As someone with combination skin, I tend to go for a liquid foundation to which I can then apply powder on top. However finding the right foundation certainly isn't easy! Most foundations either didn't have enough coverage, were too dark, made my skin too dry or too oily, or looked awful after just one or two hours.

              In my inexperienced and slightly younger days when I first started wearing make-up, I did often buy foundations that were a shade darker than my skin tone. However I was told that it's best to buy foundations that match your skin tone. (Not in my case, as I came to find) I opted for lighter shades, and although they were a perfect match... I looked like a ghost.

              I was looking through some pictures from a year ago when I realised whatever makeup I was wearing then looked quite good - almost natural. This was definitely different from how pale I looked on the more recent photos. I remembered using Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid for a while so decided it might have been that I was using at the time. I bought a bottle from Boots for around £7 in the ivory shade, and on the first day of using it I received a lot of compliments on how nice and fresh-faced I looked.

              Admittedly the ivory shade is a shade darker than my skin, but not too much that I look orange. It's just enough to give me a bit of a warm and healthy colour. It's so easy to apply and build up for extra coverage, without it looking cake-y or too obvious. It doesn't sink into fine lines, make pores look more noticeable or highlight problem areas of my face. The end result is a nice one-toned finish with a natural glow. It looks lovely with my Collection 2000 mineral powder applied on top, and lasts nearly all day. I do sometimes have to add extra powder to my t-zone but I can live with that. Another really good thing about this foundation is that it gives a really good coverage. - Better than any other foundation I've used. With this I hardly need to apply any concealer at all! It does have some down sides of course, but these are really minimal. One, the pump seems to stick sometimes and I have to give the bottle a few extra shakes before it will pump more foundation out. Although this might just be the bottle I picked up. Two, it probably wouldn't fair as well in the summer with oily t-zones, but Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder always works good for me on the warmer days.

              To conclude, this really is an amazing foundation and it's not too expensive either. However the winning trait of this foundation for me, is that it looks almost flawless and as though you're hardly wearing any make-up at all! It blends easily into the skin, creating a smooth to touch and a perfect base for your powder, blusher etc. Plus it doesn't reflect light in photos. A highly recommended foundation in my book.

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          • Product Details

            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.