I prefer full coverage dewy foundation. My top choices are : MUFE HD Foundation and Illamasqua Skin Base foundation. I can live with Nars Sheer Glow but I prefer MUFE and Illamasqua. I am a MAC NC 40 -42. Although it has been a while since I was colour matched at MAC because I don't like any of their face products. I prefer their lipsticks though. I have used Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation before and find it cakey when you apply the product and several hours later my skin will become oily.
What made me buy this foundation?
Countless blogs and youtube reviews that says it is a "full coverage dewy foundation". So I went for the plunge and I didn't like it.
It is difficult to blend. It seems to enhance my pores and no matter what tool I use. It would just refuse to blend. Buffing brush - no, Beauty Blender - no, no no no.
It is NOT dewy. It is cakey. The foundation seems to set on your skin (hence it is advertised a 12 hour wearing) IMMEDIATELY. You wont even have time to take you second breath. Poof it sets - cakey.
It drying on my skin. After a few hours, my skin feels tight and I need to spritz evian on it.
So I am returning it so Sephora tmrw.
I really like this one. My mom gave it to me a few years ago, and now I'm on my 3rd tube. Great for those of us who are kinda fair but with golden/yellow undertones. Feels really nice on my skin, really great coverage without being heavy. Only need a tiny amount so it lasts forever too!
when you firt apply this it looks great but the tones on this line are too yellow. i have more a pink undertone so yellow washes me out and makes me look tired. this only stays on my skin nicely for 2 hours i have oily skin and the oil causes the makeup to slide around and look blotchy not cute at all cant return this because i lost the receipt oh well.
This foundation has the potential to be great, but it isn't for me. I really wanted to love this; the color match is perfect, it has great coverage, and it has a beautiful natural matte finish. Unfortunately, after wearing it for an hour, my face becomes a total grease ball. Even when I prime and powder the same thing occurs. If you have very oily skin, stay away...it's not worth the makeup meltdown.
I wish I could love this foundation. it has great potential to be great on perfect skin. but if you have any acne or sensitive skin issues like I than I don't recommend this at all. I used it for two weeks and by the end of each day it was sliding right off my face and leaving me with excess oil and acne. my face is now trying to calm down from it. it's perfect if you don't have oily or sensitivity to very heavy foundations.
I use this as a concealer since it gives great coverage. I bought this as a QVC set and wait a while to try this out. Am I glad to have this! I apply this all over the face for special occasions only but for everyday I use this to cover my acne and red marks, add a mineral powder and I'm set. In conjunction with the Loreal True Match mineral pressed powder and this, it's absolutely flawless! My face stays matte and with full coverage. This product in itself is medium coverage, but can be made into full coverage when adding an extra layer. If I don't happen to find an HG concealer that doesn't break me out, then I will definitely repurchase this.
This is a clay base foundation that feel like mouse when applied and has light to medium coverage it cover slight imperfection. It doesn't really cover redness or acne. The shades do oxidize. This will dry out the skin the more you use it. Over drying the skin is not good the skin it will produce more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture and may breakout from being over dry. For me it didn't cover my redness or blur imperfection. The redness around my nose and cheeks still show through even when i applied more. Plus my skin started to become dry/dehydrated flacky patches but really oily on the surface.and brokeout from over drying.
My friend recommended this product to me and I thought I would try it because I use the Tarte amazonian clay waterproof concealer and love that! But since buying this product I have been greatly disappointed. The product is said to be great for sensitive skin but mine has been breaking out all over since I have been using it. It also becomes very cakey after only a couple hours of wear, which is very disappointing since it is advertised as 12 hour wear. I have this in fair, and it is a bit tan for my face but I love the yellowish glow it gives, since my face has more red pigments. I am taking a break from this product though until my skin clears up and then maybe I will try it again. I love the feel of this product and how it applies at first. It is very smooth and creamy. Maybe it will be a better wintertime foundation for me. Overall it seems to be a very good product, I would just recommend trying it in store before purchasing it, to make sure it is right for your skin type. Also Tarte packaging is my favorite. It is very durable, reliable and super cute!
I said id buy again because of the color match
The coloring system is really odd. Im normally a light/med or medium shade in most things with yellow-olive tones. However medium sand was still too ashy. I ended up with the perfect match at tan-deep sand. The amount if yellow in it is perfect. It makes me sound much darker than I am. I a, nor ally about nc30 in mac
The honey shades had too much peach/pink in them
I never thought id be tan-deep anything but def try out the spectrum if youre a yellow undertone
In other news it makes me a bit oilier than usual but its great coverage
This is my holy grail foundation. I can't say enough good things about it. It makes my skin look natural yet flawless and has never broken me out. I get sooo many compliments on my skin and this is why! It blends beautifully and leaves a beautiful matte finish. I would say it gives a full coverage look and lasts all day! Love love love.