I have quite fair complexion (I think NC15-20) and typical combination skin (oily t zone with some dry spots).
Colour: The colours in this foundation all seem to start quite dark, so wouldn't be good for very fair people. I was fitted to the lowest colour Ivory, and it was on the dark side for me, but actually worked quite well.
Coverage: Fine at first with primer applied below, but got a little orange-y over time. VERY strong coverage for what is called a tinted moisturiser - more like a liquid foundation. But wasn't good at all for my little oily spotd.
Longevity: Started to get oily and lose coverage after only a couple of hours.
Finish: Has a very dewy finish, and it also has micro sparkles in it that become more apparent after a couple of times. People started commenting that I was wearing glitter on my face. Not what I want for an every day foundation!
Packaging: Very attractive and slimline, but I don't like pump bottles because I feel like I'm losing out on a lot of foundation near the end because there's a lot around the edges / at the bottom that you can't get.
This product was the best one I could find when I went to Sephora looking for a new foundation. Being in my 50's the foundations I tried were cakey looking and did not look good on my skin at all (and I actually have pretty nice skin). This one, when applied with a WET SPONGE, looks awesome. The water from the sponge really makes this go on smoothly and gives a good all day look. I would not recommend using your fingers or even a brush to apply this, use the wet sponge.
The packaging is not very good. The pump uses up the available product and since the container is not see through you have no idea how much is left. The first time I used it I threw it away after the pump stopped pumping. Then on the 2nd bottle I got smart and unscrewed the top to find another several weeks worth of product if you scoop it out with the pump wand thingy.
A little of this foundation goes a long way, you don't need alot to get a nice look.
I was excited to try this when I got a sample from sephora, who has many rave reviews on their site. I previously used Aveeno tinted moisturizer and am currently using Physicians Formula. Both of which are decent. So anyway, I was looking forward to a new tinted moisturizer. The first time I used it, i squeezed a little onto my hand, since I usually apply tinted moisturizers with my hands. It was terrible, I felt like I was putting thick concealer all over my face. But I rubbed it in a little and it wasn't too bad, so I kept it on all day to see how it would be. I went into natural sunlight and their idea of "Ivory" is seriously wrong. This color made me look burnt orange and definitely wasn't moisturizing as much as it was greasy. Next time, I applied it with a brush, which made it a little bit better. It certainly covers up blemishes and makes your pores look nonexistent, which is great, but as the night went on I feel as though it separated on my face and just was oily. The name is misleading because this is not at all a tinted moisturizer, this is a full coverage liquid foundation. It isn't moisturizing and it isn't a "tint," it is very pigmented. Besides, any company who thinks it would be ok to sell real tinted moisturizer for almost $60 is seriously disturbed. I gave it a couple lippies because it does look nice at first and could be a good full coverage foundation. However, both days I wore this, the next days I had new blemishes on my chin. That could just be me, something else I used maybe, but I have been blaming it on this.
UGH. I hated this. I used a primer, applied with a stippling brush, and set with translucent powder and it I looked cakey and weird. I kept it on, despite desperately wanting to wash it off, and within four hours the product had separated on my face and my skin looked greasy and dull (a real feat for my super dry skin). And as if all that wasn't enough, it broke me out like crazy and left me with pores the size of Texas. Maybe I got a bad batch or something, but this was the worst product I've put on my face in months. Terrible.
i got this in ivory ( 2nd lightest shade) and it's a good match. but to me this is like a BB cream. it feels thicker than a tinted moisturizer but coverage is sheerer than liquid foundation. it comes in a pump. no fragrance. (at first it may smell slightly like zinc but it fades) i like it and will prob purchase again, unless i find something better. my skin looks dewy with this on. i would say the undertone is neutral , not yellow or pink.
For a tinted moisturizer, this is really thick and provides as much coverage as some foundations. For some, this could be a good thing, but not if you're in search of a great TM.
This Covers like a lightweight foundation to me.. It claims to tighten up the skin after 1 hour of application with glycopeptide . Diddnt feel or notice.. I did use this on a bride with textured skin and the hyluronic spears smoothed nicely.. Must say u should exfoliate b4 trying ... If u were ever wearing a mineral foundation powder or have clogged pores you will see this settling in.
Got a sample of this from Sephora in Fair, the lightest shade. I am NC15 - very pale with yellow undertones but ruddiness from rosacea. This TM has a nice non-greasy, creamy feel and a non-dewy, natural finish with decent coverage for a TM, but it's way too dark and too orange for my coloring. I am surprised that this is the lightest shade. If they ever do an Extra Light version, I will give it a try.
I just love this product! First, I always go for the dewy, barely there makeup, face. I don't like heavy foundations or obvious makeup in my face at all. I tried this tinted moisturizer and it's everything I hoped for. I usually put it on top of my other skincare products(serum, moisturizer and sunscreen) and it doesn't feel or look greasy at all. Although it says it's very moisturizing, it is not, the product is kind of dense, but easy to spread on the face. I have combination skin, but now during winter is more dryish, let's see how it works during summer. Regarding the range of colors, is limited, I use color "sand" and I'm NC35 with yellow undertones, and it matches my skin perfectly. Definitely, a must have!!! totally recommend it :)
Tried this in 'shell'.
It's kinda hard to spread because it's so thick, but I fixed this by spraying my face with a little water first--makes the finish look much more natural. The color match is perfect. It doesn't cake up as much as Makeup Forever HD (and is similar to their 117 shade).
The coverage is pretty good, I'd say medium.
*Edit: It doesn't cake up at ALL!
A full five on this, baby!
Update: it did cake up some after all. And it contains OCTINOXATE, a sunscreen ingredient that you should avoid. If they're going to charge $60 for this, they should use higher quality ingredients.