I've tried 'cheaper' brands (sorry 17) and really not got on well with this, neither with Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. Therefore I went up another price bracket and spotted this Max Factor Colour Adapt Foundation (£9.99). I was instantly sold when I felt how creamy the texture was on my hand and made a swift purchase. No fancy packaging here, just a foundation that promises to adapt to every skin tone. Bit sure how, plus a wide range of colours would mean you would find one to match right? I purchased this in 'Natural'.
No finish was actually mentioned but I could see/tell from the swatch on my hand that it felt quite matte like, something I am keen on even though I have dry skin (I'm hard work). From the minute I applied this it was so smooth and creamy I really fell for this. On application it almost feels like it has a primer in it, which I'm not aware it does but it's that creamy if you get my drift. It does take a bit of blending to ensure no 'tide marks', but it is very much worth it. This didn't clump or stick to my face or any dry patches but instead went smoothly over to create a matte finish, without the dry crusty look. Plus this stayed put all day and didn't need touching up. The formula is quite thick too and does provide a lot of coverage. I would recommend you apply this with a sponge - trust me it won't work with a brush.
I would definitely recommend this if you have dry skin, it may be a tad oily for some people but it's definitely worth a try to see! I'm still not sure on the colour adapt factor, as I mentioned the blending it was the only downfall, but still a lovely foundation anyhow.