I absolutely hate this foundation. I've spent $17.30 on 5 generous samples (Sephora sized) and this is the worst money spent because I cannot even use these samples. It is extremely oily and tacky, it just never dries out on your face, it just sits on top of your skin and if you even slightly touch your face it wipes off. Because it is super oily (imagine applying olive oil all over your face oily) it causes breakouts. Don't even get me started on the scent - plain disgusting, it smells like went bad broccoli oil or patchouli. I usually don't mind smell in skincare or cosmetics as long as it's a pleasant one.
If after all this you still want to try this out let me give you some tips on colors as they are much darker than what you would expect from the web description.
S090 = NW15, s100 = NW17, s110 = NW20 all with strong pink undertones
s115 = NW/NC25 with neutral undertone
This foundation can only work for someone with super and I mean super dry skin.
BTW my skin is combination and I am NW15, the 1st color was not a bad color choice.
I hope this helps.
This stuff is superb. It feels good on my skin, and my skin feels wonderful with it on. I like the stick format since you can add more to trouble spots (for me, rosacea redness) and less elsewhere very easily. Great color matching and organic. My skin is quite reactive to botanicals, and it has been very frustrating to search for healthy, non-animal-tested cosmetics that don't flare up my skin. Finally, I've found something that works wonderfully. Their skin perfector is fabulous, too.
Overall, the product is good.
They have a wide variety of colors to choose from. I was able to find a color that matched my skin tone perfectly.
The product seemed to glide on my skin and was very easy to blend.
Product slides around on the skin if you have oilier skin unless you set it with a powder.
Cost. The tube of foundation lasted me 3 months. If I bought this product every 3 months, the annual cost would be beyond what I am willing to pay for foundation.
Another all natural product that does not live up to the hype.
Let me say first, I have dry rosacea skin.
I bought the color 100. I am NC20 or Bobbi Brown "warm sand" (sometimes sand). So this was too light for me. It was a nice neutral shade that would work well with someone with fair skin.
This was somewhat easy to apply and blend. But I did have to tug at my skin to do it. Which is a minus.The coverage is sheer to medium. Barely covered up rosacea (maybe because it was wrong shade..) It does create a glowy finish but the formula didn't work well with dry skin. After having this on my face for a hour my skin started to feel parched. This maybe due to the silica in it. God forbid you get a little hot wearing this too. I couldn't imagine wearing this in the summer. The slightest sweat makes this melt off your face. It has little to no staying power even when I set with Alima mineral foundation. I didn't like the color or the wear of this product. And it did not moisturize my face like I had hoped. I did not like this product, but I don't think it is awful. If you have normal skin and need little coverage, it could work. I would not recommend this for rosacea skinned people. I do not think the way it is packaged and appiled is hygenic. Which bacteria makes rosacea worse. Last note, My stick that i recieved smelled like a crayon with a very faint fruity smell. It made me wonder if the oils in it had gone bad.
Okay, So let me give it to your straight. I'm Fair...VERY VERY Fair. Not fair for my area...straight up pale! I'm talking Dita Von Teese pale! I ordered shade 100 because I feared (based on the manufacturers website photos) that the 90 would be too pale even for me....strange I know, but I just don't see myself as pale as I am being the albino they pictured (maybe it's my computer graphics?). When I got it I took one look and thought, man...I should have tried 90. I swatched, just in case and it was luminous as it states in the title and it was lighter on the skin... So I thought...What the heck lets give it a go!
I first applied the stratus instant skin perfecter (the stick type) and then had a go at the foundation. I warmed it on the back of my hand and then applied the stick to my face as directed. I have to say it was semi decent at covering red. I went around once then added a couple of coats to the areas that were particular red. Then smoothed with my fingers as needed... I think that if you are someone who like light to almost medium coverage you might like this, but I am a full coverage (think mac studio fix, illamasqua rich liquid, and so on) kind of girl. So I still felt I needed coverage in some red areas. I then used some ben nye loose powder in fair on the areas I don't like to shine as much, in order to set them and of course take away the shine. But I did go back in with a little concealer afterwards (I use illamasqua as my concealer...skinbase in 02 this time as it was the closest to my hand) and added a tad more powder on it. Thing is where ever I didn't have powder I was luminous (or shimmery if you will). Then I realized! I'm not a fan of that for the whole face, but I this is the perfect highlighter for pale skin! I've been seeking out a highlighter forever! I've tried mac and many many more. This is the first one that gave the natural kinda of dewy glow that I was looking for! I gave it a 4 because I don't want to use it as foundation (though I guess I could if I liked lighter coverage with a dewy glow, but that's not my style). If this were meant to be a highlighter though I'd give it a 5 all the way! In the end...I love it, but more as a highlighter (since I'm a full coverage kinda girl).
I've been looking for a good natural foundation and had heard some good things about Vapour, so I decided to order some samples of their foundation. Their selection chart recommends Luminous for my skin type, rather than Soft Focus, and the price point makes me lean in its direction as well. I sampled 110 and 115, and I have to say that neither color really looked better than the other. I have a fair, neutral skin tone that leans slightly warm, and I don't think either of these colors really matched me. 110 makes me look pale, 115 makes me look a bit pink (which is odd, considering it is supposed to be for warm toned skin).
The samples themselves have lasted me for a few weeks, so I can at least say that this doesn't make me break out! It also has great coverage for me; my main issue are some red patches on my cheeks, as well as some bumps on my jawline. This diffuses the redness beautifully without making me look like I'm wearing a mask. It makes my skin look velvety and lovely throughout the day with only a bit of powder. It also didn't settle into creases or pores for me.
I use this more like a concealer than a foundation; I really can't put it in my t-zone, because it does turn into an oil slick before the end of the day. It might be alright to use all over in the winter, but not right now.
I'm still testing foundations to see if I can find something that works as well as this for cheaper, and I'm definitely considering getting a tube of this for winter.
I really tried to like this product. Truly. I loved the smell of this foundation, but this was too heavy for my skin. I could never truly feel like I could get this stuff washed off, and I honestly believe this contributed to breakouts and clogged pores. The coverage was medium at best, but felt greasy and never fully "melted" into my skin like people have claimed it does. I ordered the Soft Focus foundation as well, but am afraid to try it because of the experience I've had with the stick foundation. I've since switched to Alima Pure mineral foundation and like it much, much better. If you have oily/sensitive skin, this probably isn't the foundation for you. It wasn't for me, but I am glad I tried it.
I've finally found it! This is my HG foundation. I have been using a tinted moisturizer for years; this is my first try with a cream stick and I am blown away. I use 115 Fair Skin with Neutral Undertones, and it really is neutral (so many say they are and they really aren't). The texture of this is absolutely wonderful: "light as air" definitely describes it. Once it warms to your skin it is extremely blendable, more so than any other foundation I've ever used. When I first "draw" with it on my skin it actually makes my pores appear huge, but they absolutely disappear once it's blended in. It is definitely light coverage, but can be built up to almost a medium coverage. I have very dry skin and this does not moisturize at all (I still wear a moisturizer followed by a sunscreen under it). The stick is really great - just throw it in your purse! I have been using it for about 5 weeks now and have had no breakouts at all. It really looks like a natural not-quite-dewy sheen that is wonderful and makes my skin look like a teenager's again (I'm 43) and hides any wrinkles (although I'm fairly wrinkle free). Probably the most telltale thing is that the first day I wore it my husband said, "OMG, you look so beautiful today! Did you do something different?" What else is there to say? Except, as an added bonus it really smells wonderful.
I love this stuff!
I first bought the mini trio with the Stratus Instant Skin Perfecter, Atmosphere Luminous Foundation in 120 and the bronzer in Simmer. While I love the product, the mini sizes only lasted me 3 weeks! At first I found it too moisturizing and it left my face shiny over the course of the day (also, it was early September so it was still hot out). I think I may have been using too much initially. Over the course of those weeks though what I noticed was that my skin improved, which was unexpected. It was softer and more supple, I had people tell me that I glowed, and the clogged pores I had suffered from all summer disappeared.
As soon as I ran out of the minis, I bit the bullet and ordered the full size (available from The Shopping Channel in Canada), even though I find it really expensive. I use this foundation almost every day, where before I found this I wore nothing on my face at all because I hated the feeling of foundation. This is weightless on (I often forget I'm wearing it), has just enough coverage to even things out, adds a little moisture to my face now that it's cold out, and makes my skin look healthy. I do have to blot my forehead and nose later in the day, but I have to do that even if I'm not wearing makeup.
Love the foundation, I'm not so sure about the Skin Perfecter. When I read the reviews it seemed as though it was the miracle product with or without the foundation but I use it sometimes and don't use it others and I don't see a difference in the finished look. So I'd say if you are interested in this line, try the foundation first without the ISP.
I am looking forward to trying the Soft Focus foundation soon to see if it's even better than the Atmosphere Luminous.
Unfortunately this product did not work for me. I wanted it to work, but it just didn't. I ordered some samples through spirit beauty lounge and was completely amazed about how neutral the colors were. Most natural foundations are either way too yellow or too pink for my neutral toned skin, but the 110 was a PERFECT match for my NC15, fair skin. Unfortunately, thats about the only thing that worked. The formula tended to just sit on top of my skin, really accentuating my large pores and natural bumpiness of my skin. When my forehead got oily, the formula also seemed to seperate a bit and made my skin look even more oily. Not what I'm going for in a foundation!! If you have drier skin that is very smooth without large pores, you will probably like this. But if you have oily skin with pores, you may just want to pass and try their liquid formula instead!