I am returning this product after purchasing it for a reasonable price all things considered. (50% of its original price of 15.00.) I chose the light ivory shade which I thought contained a hint of pink or peach tint rather than yellow. Upon application, however, I observed no trace of color whatsoever; rather, an ash-like tone seemed to define the shade of this rather nondescript, below-average foundation. As for texture and ease of application the product scored average or better on my ordinary skin (not oily and not too dry, either). Even so, any points given for its smooth finish would be lost for the fact that this makeup comes in a jar and not a pump bottle, making it an easy target for microbial contamination.
I think this is being discontinued or reformulated because I found it in the clearance box at Ulta for $4! I'd rate this foundation a 3.5 if I could since it truly is one of the better DS foundations IMO its true to color and has a matte finish with medium coverage. It feels light on skin and a little goes a long way! What I don't like is it clings to any dry patches of skin I have, oxidizes after a few hours of wear, and contains silicones that may irritate ones face. Overall, I won't repurchase because I'm still on the hunt for something better!
I love maybelline dream mousse and figured this would be nearly the same. The texture was the same, but that was it. It felt very slick and oily, and even after i set my mu i could see my face was looking oily. My skin is rarely oily, it was mainly the mu. I tried it twice and was so disappointed. Planning to try revlon whipped next.
I really liked this product. It felt amazing on my skin and made it look like it had been airbrushed. I used it with a primer underneath, which may have made a slight difference, but when I had first tried it out on my hand, it made the pores on my hand look smaller and made my skin look unbelievably smooth. I would recommend this product to anyone. If you are interested in checking out a more in depth review of what I thought about this product, feel free to check out my website at http://cntrygirlinheels.blogspot.com/2013/03/full-review-on-loreal-magic-smooth.html
One of my favorite foundations (and I've tried a lot)! I have combo skin and it helps keep my face matte, and I don't have to wear powder on top. It goes on smooth, especially if you first put on some type of moisturizer, and stays on well throughout the day. I really like it!
I give this product 3.5 stars. It is my favourite 'cheap' foundation, i would otherwise use estee lauder DW.
gives an awesome airbrushed look
covers large pores/blackheads well
leaves skin soft
easily applies to skin, you don't need a brush to get an 'unstreaky' look
never looked cakey or like it was obvious I had foundation on
does not cover acne scars and pimples as good as other foundations
lasting power is so so, melts off in the heat.
jar can be irritating.
This product is okay. I gave it a 4 as overall rating because it can be heavy on your face and it balls upwhen you begin to use it. After awhile of using it, it doesn't ball up. The coverage is good depending on the person. It makes your face feel very smooth though and has a matte finish which i like. But to find the color is difficult, its either too dark or too light. I gave the price a three because when it first came out it was $15 now its like $10. In my opinoin the package is appealing but ots difficult to keep up with. The only rason I put yes to buy again is because after awhile you come too like it.
I bought this yesterday on a whim at Winner's. It was 5$.
First of all, I do not like the packaging. It is not hygienic to just dip your finger in it, plus it is really heavy. I would not bring this on vacations.
Second, the application. As others have stated, it is weird to put on your face. At first it is really weird because the product clump in little balls. You have to keep rubbing it in to get rid of those little balls. After that I loved the finish and the fact that it leaves the skin smooth and powdery. It as great coverage but not really buildable because it does this little balls things each and everytime you try to add more products, so you keep rubbing it in and then you remove the foundation already underneath.
My skin felt really dry all day and the product rubbed off and settled in the lines that I have. Overall, I would not recommend this product.
So I bought this at CVS for 50% off. It was still $5.
When I put it on it does kinda clump up in little balls, but after rubbing it in more it all smooths out. Also the color matched fairly well to my skin. The packaging is okay, but very heavy.
The main problem was that I broke out on the area I tested on my arm. I have never broke out in an allergic reaction to any cosmetic product before in my life. At the time of this review the rash has been there for a little over 24 hours and is starting to be itchy and more inflamed.
Based on this I won't be buying this again.
i think this porduct is great! the whole reason i actually bought it was because it was on sale at walgreens and i thought at such a discounted price why not? Well i tried it and fell in love! I am someone who has combination skin but more on the oily side, so i have to becareful with any foundation i buy. This foundation goes on really light and it blends so well. i did have a scab on my face from me picking at my skin ( i know im so bad) and when i put this over it, it completely covered it and also made the scab look like normal skin! i was so impressed! It also gives a really nice matte finish which i like a lot! I also think they have a great color selection and if people are basing there opinions on the color of foundation that they chose well that is their problem because in order for this product to look awesome you need the right skin color for you.... i have fair skin and i chose sand beige and it blends really well. The color that you see is exactly what you get on your skin! overall i think this product is amazing and im going back today to buy another one so i have backup when this one runs out and also so i can get it at the great price!!