Hue Review: Maybelline Better Skin Foundation

This week’s hue review is a drugstore product I didn’t do a whole lot of research on before buying. Did I need another foundation in my collection? No. But I have the concealer and the powder from this same Better Skin line and I was curious about the foundation. Then I saw Casey Holmes give a positive review of this product. Which made me even more curious!


After coming back from the beach in August I needed to pick up some foundations that matched my tan. I opted to pick up a drugstore formula since I knew my tan wouldn’t last for long. This foundation from Maybelline retails for about $12 and comes in 11 shades. If you ask me, the shade range 100% needs to be expanded. I picked up the shade Nude Beige (025) which is the third lightest shade in the range. So fair skin women are seriously left out and so are deeper skin women. These brands seriously need to get it together! Anyways, Maybelline claims this foundation will give you flawless coverage that will reduce redness, dullness, and spots and give you brighter, even, and smooth skin.


So how does it actually fare? Well for starters, I’m not sure about all of the “better skin” in 3 weeks nonsense. This foundation has an almost mousse-like texture that is thicker than I expected. I will say though that this foundation does have good coverage and does not emphasize pores or fine lines. In fact I do think this foundation slightly diminishes the appearance of my pores. You do get solid medium coverage from this product, but it is buildable if certain areas need more. It has a natural satin finish which I definitely prefer overall. This foundation blends out really well and lasts a solid 7-8 hours without breaking up on my skin. I do think that this would work well for all skin types but I would recommend a good mattifying primer for someone with super oily skin.


Overall, I do think this is a great drugstore foundation! The finish and the coverage are my favorite features of this foundation. I do want to try and put this head-to-head with my Too Faced Born This Way foundation though! I don’t think it’s 100% a dupe but I need to put them right next to each other to be sure. The Too Faced foundation will edge it out in the end I think but this is still a great drugstore foundation if you can find your shade in their limited range!

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Hey there! I’m Trish and I’m a married twenty-something (almost 30!) with a two dogs I treat like my children! I decided to start Honest Hues to share my beauty addiction with everyone who wants to hear about it! I’ll tell you how products will actually fare for the working woman. I love everything beauty related and hope my reviews help my readers. And remember, this blog is just as much for me as it is for you.

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