I was so excited to use this product when I first got it and was hoping that it would be one of those "hidden gems" in the drugstore but as per usual I was disappointed. I know it was only four bucks (here in Canada) but I feel like it was still a waste of my money.
Three things that I really like about this product is obviously the price (I think everyone can agree with me on that) and also how well it matches my skin tone. I also love how it came with a pump! I was so excited to try this on because I've never had an easier time looking for a match than when I got this foundation so I was really happy.The formula is very thick - and deceiving, mind you. Because of it's thickness, you would think that it would have at least a medium coverage - NO! This one has a very, very light coverage. The blendability is not even remotely close to being mediocre. At one point, it wouldn't even go on the bridge of my nose. I legit cannot put any product on there and I have no idea why. Skin tone-wise, it was a match made in heaven. I just don't think this product is for me since I'm a full coverage kind of girl. Right after I tried it on and it wouldn't go on the bridge of my nose, I tossed it in the trash.
My acne has gotten a lot better then it used to be, but now I have dark red scars along my jaw line and forehead, and considering it was only a 1.50$ at family dollar I thought it would be great for a first time foundation.
And it is!!
I can see how the color wouldn't match some people considering it's like tan.
But I thought it was pretty good it didn't cover much but it helped.
I am not going to complain about the price, but I was disappointed that none of the colors matched me at all. I ended up looking totally yellow; However, I just rinsed out the pump and bottle and filled it with the foundation I do like that came in a messy squeeze bottle and just used the rest of the l.a. colors line (powder, blush, etc.) and it works perfectly. I am surprised that the powders matched so well though. I can't complain cause I did my research and heard that it was really yellow on people so I knew what I was getting into, everything for a dollar I got a cute package pump bottle to put any foundation I want into.
I bought LM959 Honey.
Pros: Great colour on me. I am a Mac NC42 and LA Girl is very yellow based it gives me very nice warm colour in the winter as even as an Olive person I tend to go a bit pale and pasty looking,
Doesnt dry out my skin
(A good foundation to wear if you already have great skin and dont need so much coverage or staying power)
Cons: Only light to medium coverage, doesnt do well on blemishes or pimples
It is not chemical free but I like the colour
Makes my pimples break out more if I use it to cover them
Everyone needs to stop complaining bout this product. It was a DOLLAR. I don't use as a foundation because it is rubbish if you use it for that. I absolutely love the pump on it and I use it as an we primer. It holds my shadows all day and you get so much product. It also evens out my eyelid because I have really bad veins that stick out. Even if you don't want to use it for a eyeshadow primer, just get it for the pump. There are highend brands that don even have pumps on their products yet there is a product in the dollar store that does. I really do suggest going out and getting this as an eye primer, it works really well :D
I downright hate this product. It is too thin and liquidy for my liking. I most definitely don't have the most clear skin ever, and this just makes my skin look even WORSE. It makes it feel even oilier and has basically no coverage to it.
The upsides to it? It's in a pretty snazzy pump that I know I will be saving once I use up my two bottles for lotions and stuff (which will be a long time from now, since I will only be using this makeup most likely on the Crazy Makeup nights that I have with my friend where I decide I want to use my makeup to make myself look like a freak). It also has a nice vanilla-ey scent to it.
I love L.A. Colors as a beauty brand, but this just disappointed me beyond belief!
This product is crap!!!,i bought this because it was only a doller at the store,when i put it on my face it did not match my skin tone,and it looks like someone threw mud on me!,BLAH!!!,never again.
This is just too cheap and perfect value for the price! I got it in Tan. It's definitely warm undertoned. Light to medium coverage and it has a nice creamy consistency. Not too runny or thick. Only stickler for me was that it appeared to turn a wee bit orange after a while. OMG!!! THE PUMP! I'm so with the other reviewer who said a dollar brand can get a pump in while higher end products fail to do this. I will be reusing this bottle. I think I'll just wear this around the house or if I have to make quick errands. Definitely not a go to for daily public wear or special occasions but I cant lose on this for what I paid for it. Where I live it cost about $10 bucks...That's just about $4.00USD so pretty cheap. MUA pleaseeee put a 'Maybe' for repurchase! Lol.
ok so i am a HUGE fan of LA Colors Makeup and this isnt the best they have to offer. It seems like they tried but not hard enough, but granted, they did give up something i guess.
The LA Colors Liquid Makeup can be found in most Dollar Tree stores as well as some Dollar General & Family Dollar Stores. I have seen it available online on some sites. I def suggests not ordering from cherryculture since they often triple the price, if not more, which i think is absurd. So if you can find this in stores, def do so since you will only pay $1-$1.50. which is a fair price, i think!
Now since i have tried in the different shades, i have to say almost all of them are def on the warm tone side, more on the orange toned. So being a very pale cool tone complexion, this stuff does not match me at all. its way too dark no matter what shade i have purchased but also, my stores dont carry many shades. The formula is not runny but not super thick either, i do like the consistency since its easy to blend into the skin whether its w/ a brush, sponge or fingers. I think a damp sponge would work best w/ this since it has more of a light coverage, almost like a tinted moisturizer. This will cover some dark spots or blemishes but not completely. Concealer will def need to be used. I think this is great for those looking to even out the skin. And if you can find a shade that matches, great! I find the staying power will depend on your skin as well. If you have oily skin, this may break down or fade w/in a few hours since its a lighter formula. If you have more normal to dry skin, this may stay on a tad longer. Primer will also help w/ staying power. I dont think its great but its not horrible, ive tried far worse from more expensive brands. But since i have bought two & they dont match me at all, this will make a great fndt to use in a homemade eye primer recipe. or any diy makeup recipes. Thats how i have used up some of mine- i may just dump the fndt into something & use the tube for my used foundations.
I actually enjoy the packaging on this foundation. Its a thicker plastic tubing thats orange in color w/ black logo/labeling. It comes in a cardboard sleeve at first. What makes this great is IT COMES WITH A PUMP! yes a $1 foundation can have one but one that cost 10x as much cannot. its crazy. so i may use this for my other foundations that dont have a pump. The pump is easy to use & allows some control over what comes out. i havent had any problems with this so far!
Overall, this isnt a foundation for me mainly bc of the color range. Its far too warm for my skin but if it did match, i would see myself using it more often but i have recently feel in love w/ another $1 foundation from the Dollar Tree- the Donna Michelle Foundation in shade Light- its my go to day foundation since its more of a gel like tinted moisturizer & its more on the cool side. it blends in to my skin & evens it out. Def have to use concealer but i am loving that one way better!
Okay. I'm not even going to be generous with this one. It only gets a 2 from me 'cause I could see how others might like this. It goes on pigmented and next thing I know my skin is oily feeling while this is nowhere to be found. WTF is up with that!? I believe that those with good skin that want a light coverage would like this. In other words young girls who are new to make-up might love this. I have under eye circles, large pores on my cheeks, and the occasional pimple that pops up that I'd like to cover. Does not cover any of that at all.
I think for $1 I got a good container out of this. If I can some how get the container apart it might be good for something...?