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      19.05.2013 16:05
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      Not bad value for money

      Mabelline wonder finish foundation comes in six skin tones so there is a good range of choice to be had, I use the fawn colour as that is the best match for my skin colour and there are different colours ranging from ivory tp cocoa in depth of colour. I paid £6.50 so it is rather cheaply priced however given the quality I would consider it to be a fair price as well as the results are what I would describe as average.

      The foundation comes in a relatively slim plastic bottle so it is easy to carry around and does not take up too much room in my make up bag. Design wise it is pretty plain and a simple beige colour with some text on it. It has a twist off lid which is nice and secure.

      Before applying the foundation you need to give the bottle a shake, that is why a secure lid is important, and you will then hear a clicking sound that is the contents mixing together. It is a bit of a palaver but half a dozen shakes are enough to get the job done so it is not really an issue or a disadvantage.

      The nozzle is quite small so it is easy to dispense the right amount of liquid foundation to apply to my skin. It applies nice and smoothly and the consistency of coverage is pretty good however you do have to be careful when applying this as I have had a couple of problems with uneven colour which may have been due to me not shaking the contents for long enough or maybe just an error in my applying it. Either way the lack of consistency on these two occasions is probably enough reason for me not to have bothered to buy this foundation again.

      When applied correctly it does look pretty good with a nice smooth finish to my skin. It only needs a small amount to do my face and there is a lightness to the foundation which I quite liked. Also it is oil free which is better for my skin. It is applied as a liquid but then transforms back into a powder after application which means that it is not at all shiny on my skin and has a nice matt finish to it which is quite subtle and blended.

      If it was more consistent I would give it a higher rating.

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      18.06.2011 19:16
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      My favourite foundation of all time!

      This foundation is simply the best I've ever used. Because of my constant battle with dry skin and eczema, I have always found it difficult finding a suitable foundation for my complex skin. After trying many unsuccessful different brands of makeup, varying from cheap to expensive (Rimmel, Clinique, Body shop e.g.) I thought it was impossible to find a foundation suited for me.

      The foundation is incredibly oily, so if your prone to spots or have oily skin, this isn't suitable for your type of skin. It doesn't dry my skin out which is the main advantage for me. (Just to mention though, if you suffer from dry skin it is vital you moisturise heavily before putting any foundation/makeup. Even with this foundation I moisturise extensively before.) The foundation is in liquid form, but when applied on the skin it gives an airbrushed affect, looking like a powder.

      There used to be a range of shades and colours to match your skintones, although nowadays this foundation is only sold limited to the most popular shades (Nude, Ivory and Fawn). If you hunt hard enough, you will be able to find them! But it doesn't seem popular enough to be sold in mass.

      One other major advantage of this product is how long the bottle lasts. You only need a tiny splodge on your hand and that would be enough to complete half your makeup. Even layered up on a night out, I still don't use a considerable amount. Even though it looks a small bottle, the product can potentially last months at a time.

      I have found only two minor flaws of this product. Firstly you need to make sure you shake the bottle. It's easy to forget, but the colour or thickness can often change if you don't shake. Second, you need to make sure you've properly blended it into your skin. If in a rush and not blended, you can get streaks of darker colour, which isn't at all attractive!

      If your wondering why you can't seem to see this product on Maybelline shelves, it is because it has been discontinued! When I came to realise this I was distraught... the only foundation I'd ever liked from the past 2 years of trying countless others is no longer buyable! However, have no fear... as you can still buy it.
      No highstreet shop (as far as I've seen) sells this product anymore, but thanks to online shopping, it is still available. Ebay is my favourite location, and there are plenty of sellers that you can still buy from.
      An example of this is, when I type 'maybelline wonder finish foundation' into ebay (the date I write this review), 83 products have come up! So still buyable. An downside to this however is the unknown of how long the stocks will last...
      I've stocked up on the foundation, buying a few at once. Hopefully lasting me a long while. There are a lot of offers on ebay which sell three or more at once, which might be advisable as this overall price is cheaper than buying them individually.

      Another disadvantage is the fact you won't be able to test the foundation in a shop as normal. This can obviously lead to miscolouring, which is disastrous when your face ends up like an oompa loompa's skintone!
      The popular shades are midtones/average skin colour. Ivory the shade I use is slightly more for the paler, but I wouldn't say its out of the ordinary. Just to add, a lot of foundations I have bought before were named 'ivory', so it might be a tip to try compare names to other common foundations you use.

      So a put off might be that you can't try it out, but even discontinued, the makeup hasn't jumped in price. SO it isn't much waste of money if it isn't right for you. Infact some offers have reduced from the original price. You can find it relatively cheap, you can buy 'buy it now' ebay offers at £3.99, which is definitely value for money. Then again, it is being sold at expensive prices. The original price it used to sell at was around £6, so baring this in mind you can work out if people are overcharging.

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      27.09.2010 13:23
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      It's a wonder it doesn't cost more!

      ** A Little about Maybelline's Wonder Finish Foundation **

      I have been using this particular foundation since I was 16 and now I'm going on 22, it is still a firm favourite of mine and takes pride of place in my make-up bag. This foundation comes in a variety of shades to suit all skin tones and I have always used the ivory shade, as I find this is the closest match to my skin. You can pick up a bottle of this foundation for around £6/£7 in the likes of Boots and Superdrug. However, I prefer to buy my supplies from Ebay, where you can expect to pay around £4/£5 for a brand new, unopened bottle.

      This foundation comes in a smooth, basic looking plastic bottle that is equipped with a silver screw off lid. I like this aspect as often other foundations come in heavy glass bottles which can be a pain to carry around and I also don't like worrying that you may accidentally smash the bottle in your bag. The plastic packaging ensures that this foundation is lightweight and the fact that the lid easily screws off means that no residue is left around the edges. You can extract the amount of product that you require without any difficulty. Alternatively, I find that many pump foundations can frequently dispense too little and become rather messy after being used a few times.

      My Experience

      Very seldom do I wear foundation, but when I do I like to dab it all over my face and then massage it into my skin with a sponge. Maybelline's Wonder Finish Foundation is extremely easy to use and as it is a liquid, you can ensure with ease that you get good coverage and do not miss blind spots. Its consistency is just right and it is brilliant for blending with a sponge. Once the liquid begins to dry into the skin it almost takes the form of a powder and creates a flawless, super smooth looking finish that many other foundations could only dream of achieving.

      In my experience, this foundation lasts for a good 6 hours or so before it will need to be touched up again. Therefore, it is long lasting in my view and also durable to boot.

      My only quibble with this product is that I have found that it can become very watery in the bottle if you keep it for over a year. As I hardly ever wear foundation, one bottle lasts me forever. Therefore, I guess that the product would deteriorate if it is kept for a long time period and all cosmetics have their sell by date. This is really just a minor point that I thought I should bring to the table.

      Overall

      I am a huge fan of this foundation and have remained loyal to it for many years now. It offers an excellent flawless finish at a purse pleasing price. Often cheaper end foundations scrimp on quality, but this is not the case with this particular foundation. This is another fabulous Maybelline product in my opinion and you should definitely give it a try if you are fed up of forking out loads of money on pricier foundations that fail in their promises of giving you a flawless looking complexion.

      This foundation receives a well deserved 4/5 rating from me!

      Thanks for reading!

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      08.08.2010 17:15
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      A fantastic foundation that gives a perfect powder finish

      I have been using Maybelline Wonder Finish foundation for around five years now, and I have been unable to find another product that matches it in terms of quality, coverage and reliability. The product is available in six natural-looking shades: ivory, fawn, caramel, golden, cameo and cocoa. I use the ivory shade, although I used to prefer the porcelain ivory, which was discontinued a few years ago. I find that the ivory shade is suitable for my skin as a replacement, however.

      ~THE PACKAGING~
      Wonder Finish foundation comes in a bottle measuring 9.5cm in height, 4.5cm in width and 2cm in depth. The bottle is 'flat', so is very handy for slipping into your bag and not taking up too much space. It is also fashioned from lightweight plastic, so will not weigh your bag down. Regardless of the shade you purchase, the bottles have a nude-coloured lower half and creamy beige cap. There is a sticker in the centre of the bottle the colour of the shade you have selected, with the name and number of the shade printed onto it. On the back of the container is the list of ingredients, barcode, and instructions on how to use the product. The bottles come in a standard size of 30ml. The lid of the bottle twists off in a smooth motion to reveal a long tube through which the foundation can be squeezed. If you upend the bottle minus the lid foundation will not leak out of the tube, however - you must squeeze the bottle to release the liquid. When you replace the cap it twists back over the tube, and secures back into position with a click. The bottom of the bottle is flat, so you can stand the product upright. I have found that even though the bottle is so slim it will remain securely upright unless the surface it is standing on is significantly disturbed.

      ~APPLICATION~
      Wonder Finish foundation has a unique 'Shake to Activate' formula, which means you must shake the bottle prior to dispensing the product to ensure it achieves its liquid to powder finish. You will need to shake the bottle 5 - 7 times to ensure the formula is sufficiently shaken. When you do this there is a mechanism in the bottle that will click loudly as it hits first the top wall of the bottle, then the bottom with each complete shake. This alerts you as to the fact that the formula is being mixed, and the sound is loud enough to be easily detected. I have never experienced any problems with this mechanism becoming faulty or failing to convey the clicking sound when I have shaken the bottle. It is worth noting that if you inadvertently squeeze the bottle during shaking some foundation may leak out when you remove the cap.

      Before I begin applying make up I always wash my face, dry it, then apply a small amount of moisturiser, which I leave on my face to be absorbed for at least fifteen minutes. I find that this helps enormously in achieving even, natural-looking coverage. When you have given the bottle a good shake, you will need to gently squeeze it to dispense the foundation. I usually completely upend the bottle for this, as the thin tube allows a good deal of precision in choosing the quantity of product that emerges, and there is little danger of dispensing too much. Most often I will decant a small pea-sized blob of the product, and find this is more than ample to cover my face. You can use a sponge to apply the foundation, but I prefer to use my fingers as it reduces waste. I have also discovered that it you warm your fingers under a tap then dry them prior to application, coverage is more natural. I dip my fingers in a small quantity of the foundation, then spread it first over my cheeks in a light, circular motion. Next I work on my eye area, then the chin, nose, and finally the forehead. Once completed I smudge the 'line' that may have formed between my jawbone and the border of foundation. When touching the foundation you will discover its formula is oil free, so it does not leave your skin greasy. I particularly appreciate this around the nostrils, where the glands have a tendency to secrete natural oils faster than other areas of the face.

      ~COVERAGE/EFFECTIVENESS~
      As well as being oil free the foundation has a weightless finish, and within a minute or so it does indeed revert from liquid to powder form. This leaves a beautiful matte finish, which does not appear heavy or unnatural as many liquid foundations tend to. One of the aspects of Wonder Finish foundation that I particularly enjoy is the fact that it blends well over large pores to render then less noticeable. In all, the product makes my skin appear luminous, but not to the extent that my face shines disagreeably. Once I am wearing the foundation I can forget about it, and do not feel as though I am wearing any at all. It also assists in disguising spots and other blemishes, although if these are especially visible you may need to use some additional concealer. I have never found the foundation to 'cake' or become patchy, and once you have applied it it will last for around ten hours. I have discovered, however, that it does not prevent oiliness accumulating, in my case particularly around the nostrils, so after around four hours I often use matte powder to disguise this.

      The foundation is enriched with vitamin E and SPF 15. I have often spent hours in the sun while wearing the foundation, and have never sustained any degree of sunburn, so am certain that the SPF is effective in this regard. I would, however, recommend that if you are planning on spending a prolonged period in the sun you also apply some sunscreen. The foundation is also hyproallergenic, non-perfumed and non-comedogenic. Again, however, I would not recommend you using the product over broken or irritated skin, or if you have a skin condition such as eczema. I have previously used the foundation over spots, and have not found it to irritate or exacerbate the problem, yet this is only my own personal experience, and the experience of others may vary. I have never found the foundation to irritate my skin in any way, and have never sustained any sores or spots that I have felt may owe to using this product.

      ~AVAILABILITY~
      I have been told that the Wonder Finish range has been discontinued by Maybelline. However, while it is not as widely available now as it was two years ago, I have found larger Superdrug stores for one still to stock a variety of the shades of foundation. Here, it retails at £5.99 for a 30ml bottle. Additionally, the Wonder Finish range is available online from the following sources:

      £4.50 from cosmotiki.com
      £5.52 from chemistdirect.co.uk
      £5.53 from echemist.co.uk

      ~CONCLUSION~
      I very much hope that Wonder Finish continues to become available, as it is a product that I have always found to be reliable and provide excellent coverage for a fair price. I would not enjoy the process of having to start the hunt for another good foundation, and then go about getting just the right shade to suit my skin. I highly recommend this product. It is kind to the skin, discreet yet effective, and has a mild, powdery smell that fades soon after application. All in all, you can apply a small amount of the product to experience a great effect. Do not hesitate to buy it.

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        14.02.2010 10:49
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        Great foundation which gives your skin a great finish

        I always have trouble trying to find a foundation that matches my skin colour without making me look like a ghost or like an orange. I have fair coloured skin and bought the product in "ivory" it is slightly darker than my colour but seems to blend in well.

        The product needs a good shake before applying to the skin and for good results I would recommend using a brush or pad to apply rather than using your fingers.

        Only a small amount is required as it spreads out nicely. It dries quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth with a powdered finish. Its great for those natural looks and comes in a 30 ml bottle, which lasts for ages making it very good value for money.

        Its described as giving you zero flaws for that instant wow, and although its quite a statement I would have to agree. Some foundations, especially of this price range, can leave the skin feeling tacky and sometimes the foundation can clump but I can guarantee that this foundation will give you the desired effect.

        I wouldn't say it is the best smelling foundation I have ever used but the smell goes once it has been applied. I would recommend being careful around the eyes as it can sting and make your eyes water.

        You can buy Maybelline Wonder finish in most places such as Boots, Superdrug, Tesco etc for about £5-£6, I think the product works just as well as other higher priced foundations.

        If you are looking for a foundation that will give you a natural smooth finish then this is the foundation for you.

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          12.01.2010 22:47
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          An all round good value for money foundation that does what it should.

          I have wore Maybelline Wonder Finish Foundation now for as long as I can remember and would not use any other foundation. The liquid foundation when applying is quite runny but please don't let this put you off as the cover is great and it blends in evenly giving a flawless, natural look which also means you get every last drop out of the tube easier. A very small amount is needed so this product lasts a lot longer than any other foundation I have tried in the past and I do not need to re-apply when wearing it on a night out. You do not need to use a powder over the top as it dries to a nice matt finish. The price of this product is very reasonable at around £6 for a 30ml plastic tube compared to other brands and comes in 4 shades, Ivory, Sand, Nude & Fawn which can be found in nearly all major supermarkets as well as the big brand pharmacies so you can add it to your weekly shop and have it delivered to your door.

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            02.01.2010 14:46
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            A cheap light coverage foundation fine for people who like a very light look, powdery finish

            A foundation that is incredibly light in texture and form, and comes in a selection of shades however I personally find this to light for substancial coverage and it is more of a loose liquid rather than a more solid form of thicker foundations.

            This is runny to put onto the face and although it looks a little as if the face has been powder pressed it is only very slight and the coverage is simply not satisfactory.

            It is however a cheap foundation by a good brand name and would suit some skin types for a light coverage and an easy look for people who dont wear much make up, quick to apply, powder like finish and in small compact applicator.

            I would and do tend to use this make up as a mix with another higher brand thicker foundation as this can tend to create a easier and gliding liquid for the face and of course saves money if you have purchased a very expensive foundation. It mixes well, but for make up users is not a satisfactory base alone.

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            19.05.2009 23:55
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            Not the best, not the worst

            I have great difficulty finding foundation in just the right shade, so many products seem to be too yellowy or too pink. And I know you're supposed to test every foundation on your face rather than the back of your hand... but let's be honest , how many people do you actually see in Boots with three different colour stripes across their face? Thought not - so, back of the hand it is for me.

            ----PURCHASING DECISION----

            Maybelline Wonder Finish foundation fulfilled one very important criterion for me - it actually matched my skin colour without making me look like a goth or a Tango addict. I opted for the ivory shade, but there are another five tones available. Unfortunately they don't seem to produce shades for black and Asian skin, which is sadly the case with many cosmetic companies.

            Plus there was one other factor in my purchasing decision - it was on offer, at £3.50 as opposed to the usual £7/8.

            ----PACKAGING----

            The packaging is not the most modern or inspiring, but who's going to see the inside of my make-up bag anyway? It comes in a plastic bottle, in an off-white shade. The bottle is a nice shape to fit into your hand and the cap twists off easily to dispense the foundation through a small nozzle. Personally I would prefer a flip cap, because I'm terrible for putting tops down and forgetting about them, especially before my morning coffee.

            ----TECHNOLOGY----
            The foundation claims to have a special shake-up technology that mixes the liquid to ensure it blends easily. This is achieved by a bead within the foundation, similar to that which you find in many nail varnishes, but on a larger scale. And boy, does it make a noise! After my first few uses of this foundation my boyfriend complained that the noise woke him up (serves him right for being lazy, doesn't he know how important my make-up is?) But I relented and didn't bother shaking it after that. I can't say that I noticed much difference.

            ----PERFORMANCE----
            According to the bottle, this is a "light liquid that transforms on contact with the skin into an amazing, almost weightless, powder finish". This appealed to me because I hate heavy foundations but suffer from a shiny nose. It certainly was a light liquid, as it came spurting out of the bottle at a rate of knots, covering my hands. After a swift clean-up, I had sufficient left to attempt to mop onto my face. A little goes a long way, and it spread around my face easily, leaving a light layer. It quickly set to a powder finish, but was a little streaky, so I had to wipe over with a sponge once it had set. I found it was very easy to put too much on, which left my face feeling very icky - like it had been smothered in Vaseline.

            I wouldn't describe it as weightless though, I could certainly feel it on my face, and as the day wore on, my nose started to feel oily. To be fair though, this is the case with most foundations and I had blotting sheets handy. By the end of the day, it hadn't worn off that much.

            ----CONCLUSIONS----
            My search for the Holy Grail of foundations goes on. This wasn't terrible, but not the best I've ever used either. I don't think it would be suitable for skin prone to spots, as it isn't the thickest of coverages and feels a little greasy, despite claiming to be oil-free. I wouldn't pay full price for it but I could be tempted if I saw it on offer again - better the devil you know and all that. You can get so-called 'intelligent' foundations that match your natural skin colour, which I think would be a better bet if you have trouble finding the correct shade.

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              04.02.2009 22:39
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              A good foundation for the price you pay!

              Throughout most of my time in secondary school Maybelline was usually my brand of choice. It was cheap, easy to come by and generally consistent in quality. I loved their eyeshadows, lipsticks, mascaras (still do actually!) but most of all their foundations. Many other brands didn't carry shades pale enough for me but Maybelline was always there to save the day :-) I used a couple but "Wonder Finish" was always the favourite for me and my friends.

              Described as a 'liquid to powder foundation' this product promises to give a weightless powder finish. It is oil free so shouldn't cause any problems on acne-prone skin and has an sun protection factor of fifteen to help protect your face from the sun.
              I think it costs around £4.99 if I remember correctly, I'm not sure as I havn't purchased it for a long time now and it seems to be a little harder to come by lately anyway.
              It is packaged in a pale cream bottle with a beige screw top lid. Inside the lid there is a small squirty applicator which releases just the right amount of product whilst keeping the rest inside the bottle clean and hygenic. You have to shake the bottle well before use as I suspect there could be a buildup of 'powder' at the bottom if you dont which would cause the rest of the liquid to be very watery and not apply so well.
              It is available in around 6 or 7 shades I think, though Maybelline don't tend to cater for darker skinned ladies too well which is a shame, so bare that in mind if you are thinking of trying foundations from them.
              With daily use I believe one of these probably lasted me about three months, which isn't bad at all considering the price.

              I applied over clean and well moisturised skin using my fingertips. The foundation blends seamlessly into my face but it does dry quickly so you have to work quickly to avoid streaking.
              It lives up to it's claims when it says it will give you a weightless powder finish - the effect is definately powdery, but with a smooth, satin like effect that doesn't feel overly artifical on the skin.
              I found it lasted well on me throughout the day though I did encounter some problems:

              ~ It oxidises. Only slightly, but enough for me to notice when I tried it recently. I never noticed it when I was younger but to be honest I wasn't as well versed back then so it probably happened all the time!

              ~ It tends to cling to any dry areas, especiallly around the nose and eyes. This is more than likely due to the powder in it as I don't experience this with other foundations. An easy way to avoid this would be to make sure you moisturise those areas especially well or use a silicone based primer.

              Overall, although I don't use this foundation anymore as I have found others that are more suited to my skin type and tone, it served me well for around 3 years so that says something in itself!
              I love(d) the range of shades, the easy application and the powdery-yet-not-powdery-looking finish.
              For the price it is a great foundation in my opinion and I would happily use it again if needed.

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                21.12.2008 12:31
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                Worth a go but not for everyone

                I've been using this product for about 6 months and to be honest I cant wait for the stuff to run out so I buy something else. I dont find it very good at all though being the person I am I refuse to just throw it out and will stick with it until theres none left.

                I bought this in Boots back in the summer as I was fed up with the previous powder based foundation I was using. I liked the fact this is designed to go on as a liquid then dry to a powder finish, I believed this was perfect for me as I dont have much time in the mornings to get ready and dont want to muck about with tonnes of products and endless trips to the bathroom to wash my hands.

                This product glides on the skin easily and blends well without leaving any tide marks or dry patches, good start. I have noticed though that after a few hours in the office my skin starts looking a little greasy and by the end of the day the foundation has completely worn off leaving me looking a bit pasty and greasy.

                I paid almost £10 for this so I'm very annoyed that it hasnt lived up to its promise and given me the decent looking skin I was after. I wouldnt recommend this to anyone unless you like throwing your money away. When I come to buy my nex foundation I'll be doing a lot more research and spending my money rather more wisely on something that actually works

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                10.11.2008 19:36
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                A horrible piece of makeup.

                I have never really depended on maybelline cosmetics apart from a few lipsticks and I certainly would not have bought this so called wonder finish foundation if the caption did not say "wonder finish".

                I was looking for a foundation that would give me a good coverage for the blemishes and marks. This foundation just slathers your face with a powdery material and the face looks rather cakey.

                My skin is a combination one and so I was looking for a balanced makeup. I picked up the ivory shade of all the various 6-7 kinds available for I have wheatish skin but instead of covering up the flaws, my sking started looking as if I had sprinkled powder all over.

                If you have very oily skin, may be this product is meant for you. As for me, I was very disappointed with this "not to wonder a finish".

                I would't mind the price of nearly 5 pounds that I paid for this at the local drugstore if it did the job. I shall definitely stick with my l'oreal makeup now rather than changing my brands.

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                  16.06.2008 22:36
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                  Super!

                  I love love love this foundation!
                  It is the best foundation for oily skinned people on a cheap budget!
                  The bottle is kinda cool and the "dropper" applicator is great for controlling the amount of product used.
                  When applied with the easy droplet applicator it is a liquid, but once rubbed into the face, it sets like a powder!
                  It can be quite a strong warm colour, but over time you learn how much to apply to receive optimum coverage from the product.
                  It lasts for about 6 hours with a matte finish
                  And after this the coverage of the foundation remains, but not so much the matte finish (need to apply powder to reduce shine from oil).
                  It reduces imperfections and acts as a concealer as well.
                  It is great! But if you dont know which colour to get, go for the lighter one!
                  I will keep buying it until I can afford MAC!!

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                  25.05.2008 13:23
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                  Please, don't use cheap foundation.

                  I have always used maybelline. Maybe, thats because I've never had the courage to change brand. I was walking through Morrisons one day, when I picked up a very cheap bottle of foundation. It was priced around £4-5. It was a 'liquid to powder' foundation. I didn't quite understand this, but it looked good. I decided to give it go, using my usual colour, ivory. This is the lightest colour they have, and it blends with my skin beautifully. Although, it can look very white, especially in photographs. Maybelline offeres this product, in a few different shades:

                  Sandy Beige
                  Pure Beige
                  Tan
                  Cocoa
                  Golden
                  Honey Beige
                  Ivory

                  As I got home, I decided to give it a try. I scrubbed my face, applied all my normal skin products, added a little mostiser, then got to work. The foundation was in a squeezy bottle. I put a little bit on the back on my hand and started gently rubbing it into my skin. I found this founation was really hard to blend. It kept going very bloachy. After about 45 minutes of trying to fix my foundation, I got it close enough to ok-ish. I really wanted to rub it off, as the liquid had turned powdery, and made my skin feel horribly dry. I had to take a chance, and tackle the sunlight. I met up with my friends, and they looked horrified. They are not the type to point out your flaws, but their reaction was "what the hell is that on your face?". I knew it had to be bad, because they never react this like. I went into the nearest McDonalds to use the mirror, and I was almost has horrified as they were. I was orange! I mean, pure orange! How could this be? I used the lightest tone! Also, my skin was all flakey and dry. I felt like crying. After this, my friends had to jump along to superdugs to buy baby wipes for me! And I felt so terrible afterwards, I had to tackle it home! A day ruined, all because of stupid foundation!

                  When I got home, I looked dreadful. My skin was still dry, and I had grown a few spots. That night, I exfoliated deeply. I gave myself, a home facial. The next morning I woke up, and felt my skin. It felt soft, but horribally bumpy. I ran over to the mirror to see I was completly broke out in spots! Damn that stupid foundation! The spots didn't clear for three months, and, I now have permanent scars. Please, consider my story if you are intending on purchasing this product.

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                    26.02.2008 16:59
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                    a liquid foundation that turns into powder after applying. Wouldn't reccomend..

                    I was never really keen about Maybelline products for the reason that they concentrate in manufacturing products aimed at light skinned people (white people). It's only recent when they decided to promote their production system in producing products that can be used by everyone including dark people (black people).
                    Moreover, even when I noted this change I was still not interested. However, I just had to give them a chance, as I might be missing out on their new make-up products. I therefore decided to try out their foundation (Maybelline wonder finish).

                    Maybelline wonder finish is a foundation for the face which will turn from liquid to powder. Its job is to make your face look smooth and none-greasy as it does not have any oil in the ingredients. Not having oil in the ingredients suggests that you won't get any spots whilst using this product for the reason that oil is the main element in the world that causes natural spots. The foundation does have SPF15 and Vitamin E that helps to protect against UVB rays.


                    ==Shades==
                    Like I said before, Maybelline only used to specialize in six shades (ivory, nude, fawn, golden, sand and cameo), which none of them was for my skin colour. However, now they do have the caramel shade and the dark shade which is the darkest of them all and is possibly suited for black people. I actually bought the caramel shade as I'm not too black.
                    If you don't know which shade is going to suite your skin, you can either try it out on the spot (if the shop has a tester) or you can always look on the colour circle which is on the front of the container. Each shade has a different colour circle in front of it which makes it easy to see if the shades are too light or too dark. This feature is rather helpful to those who might be in a hurry.
                    Just like many foundations, you can also identify the Maybelline wonder finish by a number e.g. the caramel shade is also known as number 2.


                    ==How to use==

                    Applying the wonder finish foundation is not too easy, for the reason that it is soo runny. The company suggest that you use your fingers to apply the foundation. I used my fingers to apply the foundation, but found it very silly. Because the foundation is runny, you can only put a little drop on your fingers, and the little drop hardly cover a descent area on your face. However, if you find using your fingers to be very annoying, I suggest you use a cotton bud which makes it all easier. When applying the foundation just rub it evenly onto your face and wait a few seconds for it to set. It does not really take long to dry, when I apply the foundation it takes less than 30seconds to dry up.
                    Moreover before you use the foundation, you have to shake it to get the best results.


                    ==Price & Place==

                    To be honest the main reason that pushed me into buying this wonder finish foundation was the price. I was browsing in TJ Hughes one day, and I saw the foundation (30ml) being sold at £3. I must say this was rather cheap as you would normally see this foundation on boots shelves for £5.99. So I knew this was the only chance for me to try it out and if I liked it, I wouldn't have minded paying the full market price (£5.99).
                    I would say for £3 it wasn't really worth it because the product is rather annoying and doesn't stay for a long period. A small amount of it is provided in a 30ml bottle. It does not last long at all, for the reason that if you are out for about eight hours you might have to apply the wonder finish twice. This is exactly what I had to do and I basically had to give up on the product after the first time of buying it.

                    Overall the price for this product does vary and if you are lucky like I was you might find the product half the market price. I've mainly noted the product mainly in boots, therefore if you might want to try it out just visit boots. It might be a good idea to visit boots because they do have some tester samples for you to try out the foundation before you buy, so that you wouldn't be as disappointed as you could be if you got home and it didn't suit you.
                    Paying £5.99 for this product would be a loss, I paid £3 and I still feel like I've wasted a lot of my money. If someone gave me this foundation for free I would say 'no'!


                    ==Me and the Product==

                    This product does not really work for me; although the caramel shade does blend perfectly with my skin. However when it dries up and turns into powder it kind of look obvious that you are wearing some form of foundation and my skin looks rather dry. I did thought that I put a lot of it and tried to put less, but it came off within two hours. I think I figured out one of the reason why the foundation does not last long. It is because it rubs of easily as it is not thick enough to stay on your skin.
                    However, when I apply the foundation, my skin does stay soft to the touch but my face feels rather dry.


                    It is absolutely best that you shake the wonder finish foundation before using it. I have noted a huge difference on my face when I apply the foundation without shaking it, the wonder finish hardly holds onto your face and the shade colour fades a little bit making my face look like a ghost, which looked rather hilarious but disappointing. If you shake the bottle before use the wonder finish looks all natural and works properly. However, there is a disappointment in shaking the wonder finish bottle. Whenever I shake the bottle the foundation always spill even when the container is closed. When you open the container after shaking the foundation it looks all messed up, which irritates me.
                    It is not only the messed up cap that annoys me, it is also the foundation itself. I did get into my eye one day and I almost cried, the feeling of the foundation in your eyes is terrible, therefore make sure it's far from your eyes when applying the foundation to your face.
                    I must say unlike the Revlon colorstay make-up the Maybelline wonder finish does actually smell rather nice, although it is fragrance free. The smell of the wonder finish foundation is rather sweet and I could smell it all day. The foundation does come off fabrics if you happen to drop some by mistake.

                    Nevertheless, the wonder finish foundation does come in a diminutive thick plastic bottle that is easy to store in your handbag. I do like the container as I don't have to worry regarding it breaking. Removing the foundation is very easy, if you keep wearing it for a few hours it will possibly remove itself, however it comes off more rapidly if you use a damp towel or make-up remover. Whenever I remove the foundation, I feel free from that feeling of dryness and my skin stay soft, which is rather superior.

                    I and the product don't really get along and I have now stared using the Revlon colorstay make-up again before the wonder finish had finished. I just had to leave the wonder finish wondering when it's going to finish, I'll probably chuck it in the bin or under my bed in case I run out of foundation or powder one day.


                    ==Recommendation==

                    Overall I wouldn't really recommend the product for the reason that it doesn't last long suggesting that you have to buy the foundation very frequently. I have only used mine for five days and it's almost gone. The foundation doesn't stay on your face for possibly more than five hours; therefore if you are out for a long time you might have to apply the foundation twice which adds to the foundation finishing quicker. The foundation is very runny and a little bit annoying to apply if you use your fingers (like it's recommended).


                    This wonder finish foundation turns from liquid to powder. However if you really want powder that much, I'd suggest you buy the real powder because this foundation is a little bit disappointing. You could still try it out for the first time if you are really keen in finding out if it will work for you or not.


                    ==Note==

                    ---It is best you shake the bottle before use, but be careful how you shake the bottle for the reason that it spills, even when the cap is sealed tight.

                    ---Make sure the foundation doesn't touch your eyes because it gives this annoying irritation.

                    --- There is no need to add powder on top of the foundation for the reason that it works as a powder.

                    ---Getting hold of the foundation isn't a problem, it can be bought from many shops such as superdrug, boots, TJ hughes etc.


                    ---for more information about the Maybelline wonder finish foundation just have a click around their website www.maybelline.co.uk, on the site you can also view their other product ranges. I also heard that if you join their website club you get some samples on some of their products.

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                      16.01.2008 12:44
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                      The name says it all - Wonder Finish!

                      When it comes to foundation I'm very fussy. It doesn't matter how good you are at applying it, if you have a bad foundation you are all in all going to look a mess. No matter what products you use after your foundation and how well you do the rest of your make up, nothing can make up for a poor base.

                      Over the years my quest for the perfect foundation has taken me many places, I've tried the cheapest of the cheap Collection 2000 right the way up to Calvin Klein, Elizabeth Arden and Ruby and Millie. I've also tried pretty much everything in between. I've tried long lasting foundations, illuminating, powder foundations, three in one sticks - you name it I've probably tried it.

                      The one foundation I always come back to, time and time again is Maybelline Wonder Finish. Is it that elusive perfect foundation that nothing else can better? Well not quite, I do have other favourites but it is pretty much unflawed, which in the world of foundation is a rare thing, and it is definitely the best in its price range with such easy availability.

                      What I will say is that my all time favourite foundation would have to be Ruby and Millie, it really is perfect but not so great if you are on a tight budget and not so easily available - hence my tending to come back to Wonder Finish again and again. Another absolute favourite of mine is Sally Hanson Airbrush foundation but I believe this has been discontinued unfortunately.

                      The foundation itself is very watery in consistency compared with nearly all other foundations I have tried. This initially would be something that would put me off, as good coverage is essential to me when I am using a foundation. However, the watery consistency does not as expected, equal poor coverage. Far from it, after applying this any blemishes and dark circles will be evened out to a point where you will need very little concealer, depending on how extreme the imperfections are. The liquid consistency actually works in this foundations benefit as it makes it so easy to apply and blend. I don't think you could get that dreaded foundation line even if you tried with this product.

                      It blends so well and so easily that even if you are a novice in applying it would be difficult to impossible to get it wrong. I have tried applying it several ways all of which have produced great results. When I first discovered this foundation I used to apply with a sponge and the effects I got were great; a good even coverage and very easy to just apply all over your face with the sponge. However, be aware that using a sponge does soak up a lot of your foundation, that being of course the sponges fault not the foundation. This does cause some wastage of the product and there is the sponge/hygiene issue to be aware of too. During the period that I was applying with a sponge I occasionally applied with my fingers, if my sponge had gone temporarily awol. I found that this gave a better coverage as exactly the amount of foundation you were putting onto your fingers was transferred onto your face, not losing any in that pesky sponge. Fingers are also very good for blending with, although that's not a huge problem with this foundation. The best result I have found as yet is to use it with a foundation brush. These really are worth the purchase; they achieve the best finished look on the face, best coverage, are hygienic and don't soak up your product.

                      It is easy to layer this foundation; applying more layers in areas you need more coverage and less in others. If I have a particularly bad outbreak of spots I will maybe put an extra layer on there, or a third if it's one of those spots that just wants so badly to be noticed. In general one layer suffices. It is also worth noting that the best look is achieved by applying foundation only where needed and leaving the rest of your skin bare. With some foundations I've found this tricky as no matter how well I've tried to get the right match for my skin tone, it was still apparent where I had applied foundation and where I hadn't. With this it's easy to do, and it really does make you look so much better if you apply it this way, rather than having your whole face just look one block colour which is unflattering and looks un natural.

                      The bottle itself is almost not worth mentioning, it's just a very plain ordinary foundation bottle in skin coloured neuteral tones, it's not good or bad, if anything it's a little boring but that isn't a huge concern. The bottle has a little ball bearing in it which is useful for mixing the foundation by simply shaking the bottle before applying. It almost pours out of the spout, so no messy squeezing like with some bottles of foundation I've had that have resulted in foundation splattering everywhere!

                      After applying the foundation it apparently transforms into an almost weightless powder finish. I'm not entirely sure I'd describe it this way. It doesn't give my skin a dry or matt look as such, but it does give it the weightless feel. Maybelline describe it as flawless yet natural, which is the perfect way to sum it up. I can whole heartedly back their claims there.

                      It also contains Vitamin E which I'm not entirely sure I believe will do anything for you when it's coming in a foundation form but there's no harm in it being there. It also contains SPF 15 so it gives your skin a certain amount of day to day protection. It's also hypoallergenic, fragrance free, oil free and non-comedogenic. I've never had any side effects from using it but I don't have sensitive skin or allergies.

                      It's only available in 6 shades so there isn't as wide a choice as with some brands but if there is a shade to suit your skin tone available I would definitely recommend trying this out.

                      It retails at around £5.99 which I think is a fair price for this product. It is a lot cheaper than Ruby & Millie which is around £15 and whilst it is not quite as good as that, it is the next best thing I've found. I actually find this foundation to be better than Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish and is better than every other foundation I've tried other than Ruby & Millie, so for the price I think it is definitely a must have product.

                      I personally, will always return to using Wonder Finish at points throughout my life.

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                      A light liquid form that perfectly blends your skin colour leaving your foundation looking seemless /