I was so disappointed with this :( My first Tom Ford product and i had high hopes for this but should have known that this would not be a good combination with my oily skin :( This foundation looks absolutely flawless and cannot fault it on that.. It provides controllable coverage which means you can sheer it out to light coverage or build it up to full as it is a cream based product. This is truly traceless and i do agree it does look like a second layer of skin.. However did not last on my oily skin.. I found that only after 2-3 hours i was a greasy mess and even with powder i got so oily! This foundations finish is great however would be better suited to dryer- normal skin types.. If you have oily skin i would not recommend this! I am taking it straight back for a return tomorrow morning!
This is a very nice emollient foundation. You have to apply with a brush to get a light application. It is my going out/I need a bit more coverage foundation. It feels very light on and doesn't cake. A bit too heavy for everyday wear, but nice for special occasions. It doesn't have any SPF so it photographs very well.
Great foundation! I take the illuminate primer and then apply the stick foundation with my Shiseido foundation brush. It is a buildable foundation and really traceless. Covers my red birth mark. The price? Well, after purchasing high end foundation over the last 20 years which never satisfied my high expectations. Yes, it is worth that amount of money. You only need tiny much of the foundation.
UPDATE: After 1 month of regular use:
1. the caffeine does irritates me.
2. I don't break out but it leaves my face red and irritated with minor break outs that dissappear after one day of not using it.
3. Now in Spring it's a no go. it longs 1-2 hours and then MELTS horribly, even in my dry skin.
I wish I could return it. but it is too late. Shame on TF, this is the worst foundation I ever tried and for this price tag... aghhh.
I bought mine yesterday, in 01 Alabaster, which is a NEUTRAL tone, not so pink as normally the shade alabaster in other brands is.
It is suitable for very light skin NW/NC 5 or 10 (reference).
It provides medium to full coverage, sometimes i like that, especially because redness in cheeks and pigmentation marks. And it is not cakey at all and it doesn't crease under the eyes.
I used it yesterday and today, so i cannot say much but so far I'm liking it... It's emolient enough for me to use (dry skin) and i used it w my fingers and of course it is not so easy to blend as a liquid foundation, but it's alright. tomorrow i'll try w a brush.
If it wasn't because the shade is perfect for me i'd return it only because price/performance... I'm sure that this consistency and incis are available in any brand that carries a wax foundation.
Note: it has some nasty ingredients such as caffeine (for me a no no) but so far (below) in the list that i haven't noticed any irritation.
It oxides immediately a little bit, just a tad and then it stays that shade during the day, so no surprises.
Being a TF product I would expect more but it's so far the lightest shade (and the most neutral shade) i can find in Berlin, so I'll keep it... update coming soon...
Well, I am pleasantly surprised by this product. I had read some reviews that said it was hard to blend, etc. I did not find it hard to blend at all. Goes on beautifully over a well moisturized face.. And the finish is something different than any of my other foundations. Supple, glowing.. I wouldn't expect anything else from this man's brand. Your skin looks touchable, yet evened out, healthy... I really am impressed.. Haven't seen any oxidation at all and it travels so well in my purse... For 78.00 I know it's a leap of faith, but it was well worth it! AND, you get so much product...
I have acne prone skin and was told by the sales assistant that this stick had anti-acne benefits.
It also is the only foundation that matches my skin colour perfectly. It makes my skin look glowing and youthful.
In terms of cover up, you need AMAZING, scar-free skin for it to cover up most blemishes. I can still see red marks under my skin a lot of the time and it doesn't really clear my under-eye circles.
Another downside for me is the packaging. For the price tag, I would have expected something a little less flimsy. The packaging rattles, unlike something from, say, Chanel.
I have bought this foundation twice now, and until I find another foundation I like, I will continue to use it as it matches my skin colour.
Finally! a perfect foundation in the market. I am a make up artist professional from Paris. i've been using a million of products over my 20 years career Photo shoot prints and film advertising. I always have my trustworthy foundation which is MAC face&body and some of any others that have a fuller coverage,
These days i am looking for a coverage foundation that isnt cakey and stays in place for my self! the foundation that would do the dewy finish for a very dry skin. I loves Double wear maximum cover camouflage make up by Estee Lauder ( The favorite of a lot of Top Makeup artist exe Charlotte Tilbury) It is a thick coverage but when uses tiny bit and work it on your face it could be a great foundation...But yes!! it is a Make up Make up look...Unlikely The Traceless Foundation will giving me the same coverage as Estee Lauder maximum cover but with "NO MAKE UP LOOK" and i LOVE it. I will buy them all for my make up professional use now.
I finally found it!!!! The best foundation ever created. And let me tell you, I tried them all. I have a cupboard full of foundations- Chanel, Sisley, Dior, Armani, La mer, by Terry just to name a few, all of them half full as I was always on the look out for the perfect one. And now I found it! I have the traceless foundation stick in shade 2 pale dune and it is the perfect match for me. I also use it as a concealer under my eyes and it performs miracles- no creasing in my fine lines after one hour like all the other concealers I used. The foundation needs to be applied with the Tom Ford cream foundation brush- £55 ouch! to achive the most beautiful natural looking but good coverage application. It stays put all day, no need to touch up, no oxidizing, just perfect dewy skin all day long. It makes my huge pores around my nose alsmost invisible and I dont even need to finish with powder, but sometimes when I prefer more matte look I will finish with by Terry hydra powder. The foundation is expensive at £60 but lasts a long time as only very little is needed for full coverage application. I also love Tom Ford lipsticks and blushers.
I picked this up at Saks last week with high hopes. The MUA who found my perfect color match (bisque) was wearing the foundation herself and she had a perfect matte finish (which is what I always aim for). I also brought their creamy foundation brush and their primer (both excellent). The foundation stick itself was very disappointing. I have combination skin, with an oily t-zone. This stuff literally would slide off my face within 30 minutes of application. Not only that, but everyday that I used this I needed to use blotting paper every hour (usually I only need it once or twice a day). The foundation separates and left my face patchy, and oily. I even tried setting it with different powders, and nothing really helped. I took this back to Saks today and they happily gave me a full refund. If you have really dry skin this may work well for you, but anything less stay away. The primer is great though - I am using it now with my Dolce and Gabbana powder foundation and it works great.
I have been on a mission to find the perfect non masklike foundation that provided a dewy complexion not oily so pretty much it's been impossible. Tom ford launched awhile back but $80 for a foundation is steep on a student budget. So after going through Armani, ysl, and a bunch of others I ordered Tom fords foundation stick along with the liquid foundation. First off the shades online are way off I ordered sable thinking it would suit my medium olive complexion as it looked yellow enough. Nope way off, ordered tawny next close but not yellow enough, and then caramel which was near perfect.. I applied with my hand over tom ford primer and my face looked flawless in terms of natural looking skin. The coverage was great enough to cover acne scars but allows my skin to breathe. The consistency of the stick is very creamy and no greasy face at all. I'm not a fan of stick foundations having tried Bobbi browns crappy one in the past but Tom fords lasted all day even through a gym session. The packagings simple and sleek. Exactly what I was looking for I cannot wait for the liquid foundation to arrive!