I have normal skin, it only gets oily if I don't take care of it all, so that been said: This foundation is so great I did not need to use moisturizer, the colour matches fair skin perfectly, and so even if I used too much in some spots of my face it wouldn't look cake or get darker. It's great. It lasts a long time and it's easy to blend with the neck, doesn't make a mask at all. This thing everyone says about a smell: I DON'T EVEN NOTICE IT, and certainly it does not smell when applied. Amazing. Mum got it three shades darker and is also in love with it. Cheap, 7 euros, pump dispenser, and amazing.
I got this foundation in 010 and at first just couldn't work with it. It's oil-free so I though it would be great for my combination skin... It wasn't. It made my skin way, way to dry, to the point of being itchy.
I used Kiko's Matt Fluid and it made it worse, now I'm using Nivea's Pure&Natural moisturizing for sensitive skin and I find it much more easy to work on, so I highly recommend that you use a very moisturizing cream with this foundation. The color is just a little on the pink side for my taste but one can work with it fairly nice and it blends well if you use a foundation brush. And it last about 24h with little 'degrading' as well. continued >>
This is a medium coverage semi-matt finish foundation, I used it in shade 010 which is the lightest (for reference I am a MAC NW20). It cost 7€ for 30ml which is about half the price of other drugstore foundations and comes in a glass bottle.
I really liked the pump dispenser packaging, it's simple, elegant and above all, convenient and hygienic. I found I could control the pump enough that I wasn't always left with tons of product afterwards which is great.
It is oil free and spf free (which is a big plus for me as I am allergic). It has a creamy consistency and it blends well but its much more high coverage than I am used to.
I found you have to keep a light touch with this one if you want to avoid that too-even"foundationy" look, using catrice's primer helped, as well as using a proper brush. I think a damp sponge would work too.
I also used it as a concealer on days i didn't want to be too made up and it was great.
I didn't find it greyish, too dark, too yellow or pink nor did I notice any oxidization. I did however, find the smell overpowering. It smells very strongly of hyacinth, a green, white flower smell, which to me was unusual for a foundation. While I don't think it smells cheap, it's just too strong for me, especially for a scent that isn't "easy" like a generic cosmetic lotion smell. That unfortunately bothers me to the point where I would rather choose another foundation just to avoid the smell. It's a great product otherwise.
This foundation is absoltely brilliant!
The packaging is great, it comes in a frosted glass bottle with a pump (very hygienic) and it looks more expensive than what you actually pay for it (only 7 euro!)
I can honestly say this foundation is actually better than my Diorskin Nude, which looks great when first applied but then dries out on my skin and shows off every single dry patch.
The coverage is medium but buildable and its one of the first times the colour actually matches my skin tone to perfection ( I bought this on 030 Caramel Beige).
This is definately great quality makeup and even though it does have a strong scent it fades very quick so I have no complaints about that. who cares about the smell when it looks so good on your skin?!
Definately going to keep buying this over and over... !
Well what can I say... This foundation is fine. Easy applyable, good colour, medium coverage, lasts long. What I really like about this foundation is the fact that it has a yellow undertone too it. Im really pale but with yellow undertones. Apperently all the make up companies think people with pale skin all have pink undertones. T
his foundation is a bit too dark for me, but its not really noticable. Havent found any foundation which matches perfectly anyway ^^. The only bad thing I can say about it is the smell. It smells like old lady cosmetics, but that fades quickly. Also I dont really think the coverage is very buildable. All and all decent foundation, awsome price ^^
I loved this foundation during the summer when I had a bit of colour but now that I'm back to my regular extremely pale colour this foundation is too dark for me even in the lightest shade. It blends extremely well and looks very natural on the skin and actually looks like skin! It's build-able to a point but then it can look a little odd. It has quite a strong smell but it fades when it's on the skin so it doesn't bother me at all. It does look pretty good in photo's and never gave me a white cast!
The packaging is great! Like the catrice infinite matt it has a frosted glass bottle that makes it look much more expensive then it is and the pump is great and gives amazing control to the amount of product you get. For only €6 - €7 i'm very impressed! :)
Doesn't dry during application
I loved this foundation over the summer when i was applying it lightly with fix + spray. If I had reviewed it back then, I would have given it a 5. Now that it is winter, I am applying it a little more heavily, by stippling instead of brushing. I have started to notice that it has a slight grayish hue as it oxidizes. So it can look dirty when applied heavily, but it isn't a problem when you use a little bit. f you apply this lightly, it will look perfect, but don't get this if you're looking to have a heavier application.