BEWARE - ENLARGED pores!! I started using this March 2013. I liked the slippage, how the color match perfectly after it settled, sheer coverage. Con: Needed reapplication around mid-day. However, it is now mid June and I have multiple enlarged pores on my nose, tons of clogged pores on nose and chin. CANNOT recommend. (BTW - This is my first review. I felt I had an obligation to warn my fellow MakeupAlley ladies!)
Purchased this product after I saw a youtuber using it in a video and am pleasantly surprised. I typically buy HE foundations because I find the color selection to be better but this one is working out great. I feel like it does soften lines and wrinkles, blends well with my skin tone, and lasts all day. It has a pretty high silicone content because the primer is built in so it could be problematic for acne. We will see. But at this point, I like wearing it every day and feel it covers well and feels pretty good on the skin. I would say it is full-coverage. I am a NC25-ish in MAC and wear the Nude Beige color. I would repurchase.
I have only tried this a couple of times, so I'm still not 100% sure what to think of it. First, it sits very heavily on my "older" skin (I can actually feel it) and the super-matte finish makes it look flat. Not anti-aging at all. I have to admit that it covers up like a good concealer and the color does adjust fairly well to my skin tone after a while. So I reserve judgment for now, but the first impression is not great.
The texture of this product was a bit greasy I found. It was easy to put on but it literally slid off my face. It gathered in spots which made it look like I was a three yr old playing with my mom's makeup. I was disappointed by this product I was expecting better results. I would not recommend this product to anyone regardless of your skin type.
Good color match, but very light coverage which tends to get patchy and weird rather quickly. Blends well and looks good on my skin for about an hour, then it sort of melts away. A shame really, first good color match from a liquid foundation in a long while.
This is terrible for my combination to dry, aging skin. I have a lot of redness, and this foundation provides ZERO coverage, no matter how much I try to layer it. It leaves a dull, grey finish and within a couple of hours a layer of grease floating on TOP of my skin, accentuating every single pore on my face. I cannot imagine which kind of skin type this would work on. Definitely one of the worst foundations I've ever tried. Possibly *the* worst. It even broke me out, and I'm 37! Ugh.
I haven't been a fan of this. I've only used it a couple of times, but each time, I've not like the finish at all. It comes off very matte and somewhat patchy on me which bewilders me for an anti-aging foundation. I will experiment more, but so far this is a no go. UPDATE: Still not a big fan of this. It just doesn't enhance your complexion the way an anti-aging makeup should, at least in my experience. Very dull and flat looking.
I love this foundation! It is buildable from light to medium/full, and leaves a cool tingly feeling on my skin. It looks extremely natural even without power on my combination skin. What I love most about it is that it blends so well and is easy to apply. I put it on with my fingers and I never have to feel nervous about my application, even on days when I am putting on makeup so early that I am still half asleep! I will admit, the staying power could be better. By the time I come home after a 10 hour day at work, I can see that it has thinned out in some spots. However, I don't think other people would notice this, because the product really does blend extremely well. But I notice it. I don't mind that fact that it wears a little throughout the day thought because it is such a nice foundation overall.
The first time I put on this foundation I hated it, they after experimenting different application techniques and found the most appropiate, it has become my everyday foudation. I use the real techniques buffing brush, and it glides in the skin beautifully, leaving a semi-matte, sheer finish. if you have skin problems forget about this foundation, because it is like a tintrd primer. I set it after concealer, with the mac studio finish foundation and my skin looks amazing!
I purchased the lightest shade available in 'creamy ivory' and it is a decent match to my fair complexion, for reference MAC NC15. I do appreciate the pump bottle and the texture of this foundation as it feels very silky, smooth, and blends like a dream setting to a demi-matte finish. But in all honestly this has no coverage as it is very sheer and reminds me more of a tinted primer. After a few hours of wear this foundation oxidizes and turns very greasy on my face, even the dry areas! Also attempting to build this foundation up results in a cakey and thick feeling mess. Overall a complete fail for my needs, but I do have to command Maybelline for including a pump.