You know, I wrote a nasty review on this foundation in 2010 on my old (now banned) account. At the time I had really bad acne & didn't mind the cake-face foundation look. I despised this product & used it about 4 times.
It's August, 2013 now. I was sorting through my beauty products & found the same bottle of foundation sitting in the back of my make up cabinet, among all the other products I never wanted to use again. Out of curiosity I wanted to see if it was as horrible as I remembered, so I applied some. Wow. I was in shock. This foundation is amazing.
The difference between 2010 & 2013 is that I no longer have horrible acne. I go for lighter coverage these days. My skin is still oily, but there's primer & setting powder to aid that. I now *hate* cakey make up. Almost every drugstore foundation looks cakey on me though... with the exception of Revlon New Complexion Liquid Foundation. Here's some advice - if you too are having issues with foundation having that "obvious make up texture", look for a foundation that's liquidy. Not creamy, not dry, but runny. The runnier the consistency, the less cakey it'll look on skin. This foundation is very watery.
Unfortunately Revlon New Complexion Liquid Foundation is very hard to find these days. Anyone know if it's been discontinued? I can't find it in any local walmarts. What I've had to resort to doing is stocking up from online. If you can get your hands on it though, I'd definitely recommend it.
Despite poor reviews, this was by far my favourite Revlon foundation. The formula is super runny and accident prone, but that also made it super duper easy to apply. I didn't need a brush or sponge as I found using my fingers best. The coverage varied from light to medium depending on how much I applied and the finish was lovely and soft. Alas, my only complaint was that, unlike the ColorStay range, this foundation had poor staying power and would slip off by late afternoon. But for short 4-5 hour shifts at work, this was a great go-to foundation.
This is a good foundation, BUT it's very runny but when applied in small amounts it works better. It evens my skin out, and is one of the rare foundations that are light enough for my skin. The packaging would be better if it had a pump. I really like this but where I live it's been discontinued so I can't repurchase this.
great foundation !!! so light and have a little shimmer effect to the face and not oily..it blend so well with my face..it's a perfect foundation for daily use..
unfortunately, they don't give any funnel or sieve(?) so i could control how much the foundation i'd like to use because sometimes its burst out.. :(
I love this product, amazing. After searching forever for the right foundation that didn't cost too much, i found this. I switched from shiseiodo to this foundation as my go to. I bought bare minerals for a bit and then went back again.
It goes on very smooth, even if applied with hands and has a medium coverage. If i needed more coverage i would simply dab and tap on where i needed more, then finish with a loose powder. it stays on all day for me and barely feels like i'm wearing makeup and doesn't look all cakey. My sister who only buys expessive makeup tried my foundation and loved it too.
I have been using this product for as long as I can remember. It has light to medium coverage which was recommended by the lady at the beauty counter as my skin does not require alot of coverage. It stays on for a long time, the only thing I am not satisfied with is that if I don't use a powder to set it, my skin tends to get oily really fast. I would also have preferred it if the packaging was a pump because it is hard to control the amount I pour onto my hand. This product is not enough by itself if you want a full coverage. The thing I love about this foundation is that it does not cake up my face and is a very light formula.
I wear this if I'm going to the gym or just running an errand. It won't hold up all day. It's a very wet, thin formula that goes on dewy and leaves the skin a little sticky even with powder. It has the coverage of a BBcream, which is a little better than that of a tinted moisturizer but not as much as a foundation..
I really like this foundation. I was able to find a shade that matches my skin tone very easily. The consistency is a little runnier than I prefer, but that is just an opinion and doesn't take away from it. It blends very nicely and doesn't have any kind of aroma.
The only reason I took a lippy off is because it doesn't last very long, especially in the T zone if you don't use a primer or set it with a powder.
Foundation, like mascara, is such a personal experience and I've had an extremely difficult time finding one that works for me. Even medium coverage foundations make me look like I'm wearing a mask, so it's been a trial finding a foundation with the perfect amount of coverage. What made my search even more difficult was my very pale skin tone. This is the first drugstore foundation I've tried that was light enough (01 Ivory Beige). I tried the Colorstay foundations and they were too yellow and the coverage was too heavy for my tastes.
My coverage is a little bit heavier than a tinted moisturizer. I find it to be somewhat build-able in areas I would like more coverage. It dries to a natural finish, not matte or dewy, and I set it with powder. On me it does not oxidize to weird colors and lasts all day with my setting powder.
I hate the packaging however. It is a glass screw top bottle with an opening about the size of a dime. The foundation is extremely liquid-y and it prone to sending droplets everywhere (I'm clumsy). The formula is too thin for a squeeze tube, but an airless pump would have been ideal.
You know MLBB (my lips but better)? This is MSBB, my skin but better. It looks natural, the color is light enough, and I will continue to repurchase.
I just started using the creme version of this in medium beige, which I love:) So I figured why not try the liquid one. Not the same by far! Way too watery, it reminded me of the texture of the maybelline match one. Once dried it leaves a semi gloss, this is not good when you gave major oily skin. So I used my go to maybelline dream matte powder over it. Cakey! This is nothing like the creme compact, I'm dissapointed big time. It's not everyday that you find an oil free foundation. I'm sticking to the compact version instead.