It's hard to find a good cream make-up. . .and this one is a fail. I'm not sure why all the colours are so much lighter than the True Match liquid foundations. I bought this in W3 (same as I wear in True Match liquid foundation) and it looks soooo white and pasty on my skin I can't imagine how awful the different colours would look on lighter skin tones, or how ashy on darker skin.
I'm not looking for a lot of coverage but I want something that feels comfortable to wear. This feels unpleasant and so dry on my combination skin. Also, it applies very dry - not creamy at all like the NARS Radiant cream make-up or Revlon cream make-up. This literally attaches itself to every dry patch and fine line or pore. It's difficult to blend because it's so dry. Very patchy as well - I put this on with a brush and it was streaky and looked horrible. I tried with a sponge and it was still streaky, and formed patches of mismatched colour on my face. I tried blending with different brushes, sponges, damp sponges etc and no luck. It makes my skin look so flaky. I guess the only good thing is if it does suit your skin it's convenient to travel with because of the small compact and mirror.
Maybe this would work better for very oily skin with not much to cover, will likely return this.
This cream foundation settles into my lines. I bought this in cool tone since i am NC25. I noticed that it is very very pinkish color for a cool tone. It lasts for about 6 hours. I have oily T-zone so i have to blot it frequently. Wouldn't reccommend!
My mom had bought this off of a friend who worked for L'oreal and she gave it to me thinking maybe I'd like it. Honestly, I love the way this glides on, doesn't look like a mask, matches my skin (I'm usually a warm tone in true match but I got away with n6 because of the way it blended into my skin) and the natural finish. The lasting power isn't amazing, I think I can get like 5 to 6 hours off of it, which I don't mind for a regular day. It makes my skin look natural but flawless due to it's medium coverage. HOWEVER, what the hell is up with the amount of product in this thing. I got my compact sometime maybe 6 months ago and I used it maybe 5 times, stopped using it due to just buying more foundations because I'm a junkie and went back to it just recently. I've used it a total of maybe 7 TO 8 applications and I HIT PAN. ARE YOU KIDDING. I don't cake my face up and with any other cream foundation I own it's taken a lot more to hit pan, as well my liquid foundations last a lot longer. But when I looked at the product it contains I'm like THIS STUFF IS RETAILED FOR 13 DOLLARS (shoppers drug mart prices may be cheaper at wal mart, I'm a Canadian girl) WITH .3 OZ YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. Another cream one I own is the dream smooth mousse, which I'm not a fan of but that one has like .6 DOUBLE THE PRODUCT and most liquids you find have 1 oz, with about the same price point. I love it, I'll keep using it, and I'm glad that my mom can get this for about 3 dollars with her friend at L'oreal or else I would not buy this again.
I bought this after misplacing my Revlon Color Stay compact. I like that they have a pretty big selection of colors. It comes with a makeup sponge, but it gets dirty and gross pretty fast so you can either replace it or use something else to apply. Honestly, I don't think this product is amazing. It got me by.... until I found my Revlon compact again. It sets kind of weird on my face and makes my skin look dry. I won't be buying this again. I'll keep it around in case I need it for emergencies.
Have to agree, this makes me look like a corpse. I have pale skin, but this is hideous. No matter how lightly I try to put it on, it comes out mask like, and makes me look so so bad. Brings out every crease and line, looks like a rubbed my face in chalk.
Hey, did you ever see one of those costume movies about the French Revolution. Remember the pasty white makeup, watching cracks form each time a person had any kind of facial expression. Thinking that 'I have seen zombie movies where the animated corpses had better looking skin'. Yeah, this make-up is like that.
i love this foundation, its easy to blend, and i will not end up like theres an oil spill or something unlike my max factor pan stick, the coverage is so-so, but will do on work days, over all i like this stuff
I don't like this product. I was hoping it would be great, but I am disappointed. The quality was just not there. It is hard to get powder on a brush, and when applied it does not show and deliver the matte affect I was hoping for. Honestly, I would of rather buy cheaper covergirl powders than this again. I feel like I wasted my money.
I was badly wanting to add another compact foundation to my rotation because they're convenient and quick. This was not a good choice :( I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of DS foundations simply because I have tried hundreds and they just hardly ever work for my skin needs. Trust me, if I could find a drugstore foundation that worked, I'd be the happiest woman alive! (Just wanted to put that out there because I don't want to sound snobbish). Anyhow, I was so happy when I tried the True Match LUMI foundation and liked it...but the compact doesn't hold a candle to it. Coverage was uneven, patchy and stuck to every pore/fine line even with a good primer. I tried a brush, my fingers, a beauty blender, the sponge provided with the foundation...all to no avail. It rubs off on everything it touches and staying power is zero. The only reason I gave it two lippies was the color match was great. I like the blushes from this line, and like I said before, the LUMI liquid version is good as well. I haven't used the original True Match liquid so I can't compare, but this compact foundation is a big yuk in my book. It is officially in "the pile". :/
This foundation didn't work for me. It applied nicely enough with buffing and patting and the color melded with my skin color, but it caked in my fine lines under my eyes and rubbed off on everything and had to keep touching up during the day. I have an oily t zone and I was a greasy mess after only a couple of hours. The packaging is a nightmare. It is big and clunky and awkward to open the foundation side and then get to the sponge underneath. Someone mentioned a mirror. There is a mirror? Where? You shouldn't need a degree in engineering to figure out how to open and use a compact. Sadly, this is going back go CVS.
I like this product well enough. It matches my skin tone well, but is not my daily foundation because it sometimes causes blackheads on my face. Instead, I use it often as a concealer (it's thick enough to cover well) and find that it works well for that.
If you're going to use it as a foundation, I like to stipple it on, or apply with a foundation brush. I find that it's too heavy to wear on my full face. I would not repurchase though.