Here's a little background on my skin before I give the actual review: I have extremely oily skin. Any and every foundation I've ever used requires me to wear powder and blot throughout the day, I've accepted it because it's just how my skin is. I'm also pale. Like, even the lightest shades of most foundations seem slightly too dark for me. I also have very sensitive skin, redness at the top of my cheeks, large pores, super dark hereditary under eye circles, and am very acne prone.
So! To the actual review. I love this foundation. A lot. Like, a lot, a lot. It's the first foundation that I purchased that was slightly "high end." It's around $40 bucks, which I think is ridiculous for a foundation, but I love it so much that I would repurchase it again. I've been using it for 4-5 months now, only about 1/4 of the foundation is used up. I haven't broken out at all from this foundation and the 0.5 shade is pretty good for my fair skin.
I'd say this is a light-medium coverage foundation. I put on only one layer which is enough for me, anymore than that and it starts to become a little cakey. One thing I've noticed is that I have to wait a minute or 2 after applying the foundation to let it really settle in. Once I let it sit, it seems like it's higher coverage than after putting it on right away.
Like I said, I'm not a huge fan of the price, but it beats all the money I've spent trying out different foundations trying to find one this good.
Much like my review for MUFE HD High Definition Foundation I had high hopes for this. I color matched to 2.0. The shade was fine but could have been slightly deeper. The coverage was only medium but the SA told me it could be layered over trouble spots. WRONG! It caked and flaked just like the MUFE HD foundation. This one felt lighter and did blend better but other than that is still sunk into my pores and fine lines. I tried using several different primers and moisturizer but by the end of the day this looked streaky.
For my combination aging skin I think the HD foundations are just not going to work.
EDIT: I started using the UD Optical Blurring Brush and got rematched. I was using a too light shade. What a difference, this covers my rosacea and really does give an airbrushed finish. Now I use my Paula's Choice sunscreen/moisturizer and this foundation wears great. What a difference...I never would have believed the application technique would make such a difference.
Ugh. This foundation womps. It's actually awful. I got this impulsively at Sephora one day because the SA recommended it. She applied it on one side of my face in store and it looked quite lovely, I had to admit. I originally went to the store just for the Give Me Some Lip gift set, and grabbed this too on a whim. I went home and much to my dismay, I found this product to be the worst thing EVER. Why? It highlights all of your dry patches, despite the fact that you never had any before and you religiously moisturize in the morning and at night with Vaseline. It is also so lightweight in coverage that you effectively cover NADA. Plus it made me greasy. Oh and guess what? It will give you cystic acne in a few days time. The kind you had when you had braces and eczema. The kind you thought only accompanied unrequited crushes on celebrities from J-14 Magazine.
- nice colour selection
- created by satan
- gives you angry pimples which will remind you of your hormonal and awkward adolescence
- somehow gives you dry, flaky, crocodile skin which it then highlights
- so sheer it is almost like slathering your face in cooking grease
I would definitely recommend this foundation to my worst enemy.
I have never worn foundation before, but I wanted a flawless, airbrushed look so I did the color test at Sephora and this was one of the foundations that came up. I tried about 4 different ones and this was by far the best. My face looked airbrushed, smooth and glowing. I was amazed and now I'm hooked! The trick is to find a foundation that matches the exact color of your skin. I am now looking for that perfect primer.
I really wanted to love this product, but ended up with just an okay relationship with this product. I didn't find that it improved the look of my skin, but at the same time, i really liked how light it was. For myself, I wore a 3.5, but found that it had a greyish cast to it, so you definitely needed to warm it up with bronzer or a darker powder. I liked how minimalist the packaging was, very sleek-looking. Unfortunately, I didn't find that it was very buildable. If you're a light coverage girl, then this product would be perfect for you, but since I need medium to full, this product wasn't so great. It does last at least 8 hours with setting powder and didn't oxidize at the end of the 8 hours. By hour 10, things were getting really patchy and couldn't be saved with powder.
I ended up returning this product because at $45 CDN for this product that did nothing for my skin really wasn't worth it.
I bought this foundation after wanting to add a matte foundation to my collection. I had heard many great reviews about this, so I went out and bought it. I am shade .5 (NW15 for MAC reference.)
It gives medium-to-full-coverage, which I really like. However, this foundation is too matte for me, matte to the point where it looks kind of fake. On its own, it looks strange on my skin. Even with a primer, it looks like I am wearing a mask. It sits on my skin very strange.
The foundation dries very quickly, as to why maybe it sits strange on my skin. You need to blend fast or it can dry up in places.
The wear time is really great, though. I never noticed fading or caking. It doesn't settle into my smile lines.
When I wear this foundation, I like to add a small bit of MAC's Strobe Cream. It gives the foundation more slip and gives it a more dewey finish.
I probably won't buy this foundation again. I'd rather go for a dewey, medium-to-full coverage foundation. I find that it is easier to blend them.
This is definitely my go-to foundation. It's light, it's thin, it distributes flawlessly, and paired up with the naked skin pressed powder- my skin looks beyond amazing!
I apply this with my fingers because that is the easiest way for me. I get awesome coverage- though the coverage is a bit more medium. Enough to cover acne scars but only covers zits just a bit.
My only issue with this is the packaging. Very cute, awesome it has a pump- but after having this for about 2 months, something happened with the pump and it started leaking EVERYWHERE. A good quarter of my makeup seeped out and caused a whole mess. I felt like money was just pouring out of the bottle and I was pretty devastated. Apparently this has happened to quite a few people, too. UD, get your shit together!!!!!
I had the same issues as hollyu. This foundation really dried out my cheeks and left my skin patchy and breaking out in areas. Otherwise, the foundation was quite watery but did have good coverage.
I bought this foundation due to the great reviews and initially I loved it too! It blends in beautifully and gives a great even skin tone without looking like you're wearing makeup. Unfortunately after wearing it for about a week I noticed that it dried my skin out and that I started to break out in areas where it was really dry. I now wear LORAC - Natural Performance Foundation and it is the only foundation that does not break out my sensitive skin and looks great!
I do like this foundation. It blends right into the skin with pretty good coverage and leaves a nice natural finish to the skin. The color I have is very yellow though, but it works ok with my skintone.
I don't have any problems with it wearing off, but I do use the All Nighter setting spray which is great to use to make your foundation stay put all day.
Great foundation, but it's not.. amazing. I don't know, I like it as a natural and nice everyday foundation but I'd like to find a better foundation for special events. Haven't found a foundation that wow's me just yet.