Oh my Gosh! What a huge fail! Reminds me of Revlon colorstay. Strong smell and it seems that it's a full coverage foundation but it doesn't cover ANYTHING! I mean NOTHING! It's so strange! The consistency is so thick and so hard to blend, yet it fails to cover anything (discoloration and acne scars). The lightest shade 104 Cream is NOT the same shade as in Clarins Ever Matte foundation! It's much darker... Also disappointing!
And the "best part"? It broke me out so bad! Mineral is not always good for acne prone skin, girls! Put it on your hand, rub it in and try to wash it off! Isn't easy isn't it? Oily mess that needs good scrubbing to get it off! My poor brushes... No Thank You! Back it goes! Now off to recover my skin, argh!
Girls with problem skin, please stay away!
HG foutnation here this is lovely applies on and absorbs nicely into skin, never looks cakey or makes a line. Has a nice smell to it but its not overpowering. Alot of people are commenting on its staying power but if you use primer and a setting powder it lasts most of the day for me and creates that nice airbrush look as well. My skin feels moisturised after using this its similar to the Bourjois healthy mix but has a bit thicker consistency. Lovely natural look this creates!
This is a really lovely foundation.
Non-irritating (and I have rosacea so my skin is very sensitive).
Great natural looking coverage. It drys into a satin finish, not overly matt or shiny (providing you're not wearing too much moisturizer which is sometimes a problem for me).
It smells great too!
The no. of colours is so limited!! I'm very pale and the lightest is much too dark. It also oxidizes (so even if it looks the right colour at first it drys a little darker). Though I do like the yellow quality of the undertone.
It's really expensive!
Overall, if you have the money and one of the colour options matches your skin tone go for it!
smells bad (strongly fragranced). chock full of silicones. looked cakey on my dry areas. meh
This is a beautiful foundation.
If you are looking for a light weight, gentle to the skin, dewy finish that gives a subtle glow and works with dry sensitive skin....This is IT.
But... this does not last long. Maybe 3 hours. A primer might help and maybe a concealor for those areas that need to be covered better. This is a light weight foundation. I repeat this is a light weight foundation so do not expect great coverage. Just know that this foundation will enhance but won't truly cover.
It is light diffusing so makes ugly areas: wrinkles, lines, pores and rough skin, disappear. Well, almost disappear. This has a very soft texture that blends easily. Although it feels matte, it has a luminous finish that was too shiny. For those with an oily t-zone I think this may not work. Maybe blotting papers or touch up powder could help.
The package is awesome. I love built in pumps that distribute easily and just the right dot or the right blob depending on what you feel like or what you need. I wish all cosmetic companies invested in good pumps and bottles.
I won't get this again because of my skin type. I am looking for a foundation with a heavier coverage that can cover ruddy tones (roseaca, acne scars) and work with my yellow base skin tone. This foundation leans to the cool colors at least on me it did. For the price there are cheaper foundations that do the same. Stilla, Lorac, Cover Girl, MakeupForever, Laura Mercier Silk Cream....Ask the cosmetic counter for a sample to see if this is the one before investing.
Gives a glowy natural finish that makes you look like you have nothing on. This is perfect if you have minor imperfections or flaws. Colour range is very limited. The SA recommended Caramel which is too dark for me and gave me a slightly orangey tone - I lean more toward beige shades. Very expensive for a foundation that is not lasting and stays put only around 4-6 hours. Major con is the irritation this foundation gave me. I felt like red ants were crawling across my entire face after a few hours. so gave this to my mom. Not for sensitive skins.
This is wonderful. Doesn't look cakey but coveres a bit. Makes my skin look great, like I'm not wearing anything and don't have to.
It is a bit shiny at first, but as soon as it sinks in it just looks great. I wear it with beauty flash balm on super cold days, and on its own or with boots no7 airbrush away on more normal days.
If you want heavier coverage you can build it a bit, but I don't, as I have a few freckles on my face that I really like. Concealer is needed if you have dark circles. I don't know how this would behave on spots or acne, but I'm thinking if your skin is very greasy and has alot of spots, you may want to keep looking.
Oh, and it smells nice too.
Perfect shade match, medium coverage, and the foundation gives me a dewy glow! Not to mention that it's very affordable! It lasts all day and doesn't rub off. Very satisfied indeed.
Finally found my HG!! I have extreme combo skin - very dry / very oily. This does have a bit of a shine after a while but a dusting of powder takes care of it no problem. I have to accept I'll always have a shine after a while on any foundation. The good thing about this one is that even though I do get shiny, it's not sliding down my face in streaks....this is a VERY good sign since usually with shine that's what I get. The staying power is fabulous so far. I use the Palladio rice powder on my forehead (major grease zone) and on my nose when I start to see the shine and this works great and doesn't look cakey like every other powder over greasy skin. It doesn't even look powdery - just takes the greasiness away.
It slides on beautifully and even with multiple layers, doesn't look like I'm wearing anything at all. I have heard reviews about foundations literally melting onto the skin and never knew what that meant until now. It seems to apply well with fingers and a foundation brush - I guess this is down to preference. I use fingers and a brush depending on the area.
I have fairly visible pores and some crows feet - this does not enhance them whatsoever - even with multiple layers. It doesn't accentuate my dry areas. It also doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything to the touch AND how it feels on my face. It doesn't transfer either.
I have suuuper sensitive eyes and this is the only foundation that hasn't caused any irritation. Usually all of them do - even a little bit. (the Dior sculpt concealer is also nice for my sensitive eyes)
It covers most of my redness pretty well, but for my few scars and broken caps I do need a bit of concealer, but that's ok with me!
It photographs beautifully as well.
The colour match isn't perfect for my tone but amazingly it doesn't look like it when it's on...it almost adjusted to my tone. I am 010 in honey which is a tad darker then my skin tone - the lighter shades were too light. I may just buy a lighter shade and mix the 2 and see how that goes. I have a more neutral undertone leaning towards olive but have pinkness in my skin from it being a bit sensitive - this equals SA's matching me with a cool undertone leaving me with a pink face. My chest is red with some broken caps (thanks to tanning) but my neck and the rest of me is neutral-olive. This blends beautifully but doesn't make my face yellow like dior's 021 - the dior 020 was too pink...yup, loads of fun. In MAC I'm an nc20 or nc25 which are a tad too yellow in the winter but better than the nw20 which is waaay too pink. nc30 in the summer is a great match for me. I hate MAC foundations though, so just using this as reference since that's what most people go by. I have actually stopped SA's from helping me because of the arguments they have with me and my undertone.
One thing I love about this foundation that I haven't experienced with others is the colour doesn't change much between indoors and outdoors.
If you are unsure of this product, go to the Clarins counter with a bare face and have them do you up with it and wear it all day and see if it's something you want to invest in. If it is, then the money will be worth it.
I don't notice any shiny glittery particles, just an absolutely radiant glow. Just beautiful!!! I have a ruddy complexion due to (gross) being a smoker and I don't sleep well so this is great to brighten up my complexion and makes my tone healthier looking.
I LOVE this foundation!!! Beats all of the Lancome and Dior I have tried. The Teint Miracle used to be my almost HG...not anymore! This is even better. So if you love the TM by Lancome, this stuff will blow you away!!
NOTE: I use snap facial scrub (will be writing a review for it too) which gives me a super smooth complexion and has helped balance my dry skin) so I'm not sure what this foundation would be like on an skin that isn't smooth.