this is excellent. i have oily/comb skin and i find this lasts all day. it is a full coverage and goes on a bit dry. the colors are very light which i like. it can make some look pasty. i love it because of all the antioxidants it has. it is really a BB cream. I use nothing else but Paula's choice skin care. this foundation is like Lancome's or Estee Lauder's for oily skin.
LOVE LOVE!!! a review here said it ran with humidity. I have no idea what that is about. it may be too much moisturizer underneath because this does not move an inch
This is a good foundation, but a bit heavy. I like to use only a half pump and add moisturizer to it. Lovely finish.
I was so excited to try this foundation and bought samples in a couple colors. At last there were excellent realistic shades, a beautiful glowing finish, and fantastic ingredients, and no irritation! With sensitive dry mature (age 66) skin plus rosacea, I'd hoped this perfect foundation would be mine forever...UNTIL I noticed after applying it in our warm bathroom after a shower that it ran down my face with some perspiration and I had to redo my makeup, blush, etc.
The next time I made sure I wasn't in a warm room and the foundation was completely dry after a light application by standing in front of a fan. I got in my car (hot from sitting in the sun) and as I was driving to an appointment felt some perspiration on my face; I looked in the mirror at a stop light and again there were rivulets of foundation with perspiration that had run down my face, and the foundation above my upper lip had run down to my lip and I looked like I had a foundation mustache. I had put on blush, MAC cheek highlighter on, brightening concealer under my eyes--all on top of the foundation which ran. I tried to push around the foundation drips on my face which wasn't very successful.
I felt my face looked and felt exquisite when I walked out of the house, but ran into a mess with the heat and humidity. Watch out if you wear this beautiful foundation in a hot or warm and humid environment and your face could possibly perspire!
I wish I could give this a 5 rating, but I can't even wear it now so gave it a 1 because it does have other good features that most foundations don't. I'm so DISAPPOINTED.
First of all it feels like make up when you apply. It is a thick cream texture and it offers light to medium coverage. The finish on me was a bit too dewy for what I like and so I set with powder set the foundation and to make my skin look more matte. Also it takes a lot of time to blend the foundation. I used a foundation brush though and i found it looks streaky so be sure to take time to blend the foundation well so that there aren't any lines. To me it does look like I have make up on and i like foundations that make me look like "my skin but better." I don't know about it's other claims because I only bought a couple of samples to try out. It's an okkkk foundation but not one that I feel i should go and buy the full bottle because it is hard to blend, feels thick like makeup and looks like I have make up on.
I really wanted to love this as it seemed like a nice mineral foundation with great ingredients! I bought Level 2, which matched my skin tone perfectly and it gave a gorgeous, air-brushed finish at first. But after 15 minutes, my face felt uncomfortably dry and tight. After a week of using this, my skin's become ridiculously dry with tiny flakes all over my forehead and eyes. (I'm only 31 and have normal skin, so this reaction has been bizarre.) Products that contain talc AND titanium dioxide need to contain more emollients/hydrating ingredients or they'll have this uber-drying effect!
I purchased in the 2 lightest colors - neither were a perfect match, but more concerning was that this was not blendable over my physical sunscreen no matter what I did. It would just streak and ball up and cake up. I am sure it works better over chemical sunscreens, but it did not work for me so I returned it. They have lovely customer service.
This is pretty good. Though I'm still going to search for my HG, RESIST anti-aging is better than most foundations I've tried. It has a smooth, matte finish (probably because of the addition of talc). There are lots of good ingredients, such as resveratrol, ceramide, vitamin E, retinyl palmitate, titanium dioxide, etc., which is why I chose to purchase it.
There are 6 shades, and I am using light/medium, which is somewhat yellow in my hand, but looks perfect on my skin. Lately, a sheet of samples is being included in her orders, but I ordered a few samples to choose my shade. Rant here: you pay .90 for each sample you order, and you are given a scant teaspoon of product. Oh well.
I like that it comes in a bottle with a pump, but I've learned to go easy on the pump. One half a pump covers my face as much as I need it to. As I said, it's not perfect as it does sink into lines somewhat. People with drier skin than mine might find it too drying, but it works well on my dry/combo skin. So there are a couple of other foundations I want to try out, and if I have no luck, I'll definitely come back to this. It cost about $21.00 with that free shipping deal and a promo. Not a bad price at all for a 1-ounce container (which is standard size, I believe).
I bought 2 of these colors in attempt to get a perfect match: Light Medium and then Medium. I found I got the best match when I blended the 2 but these are 25.95 each so not a bargain. I am an LLL, bobbi brown sand or warm sand depending on the makeup; Chantecaille vanilla, L'Oreal nude beige or W3, MAC C3 or NC25.
Coverage is just light to medium if you add several layers. With one layer I got very light coverage. I still had to use concealer all over. (I have some sun spots and some zits to cover, also rosacea,)
Smoothing: Non-existent on my fine lines. Doesn't exactly settle in lines but doesn't de-emphansize them either. DID highlight any flakiness I had.
Wearability: Pretty long wearing and rather tenacious. I needed to be sure to cleanse twice at night.
Finish: Natural matte.
Packaging: Opaque Pump. Will keep product safe but you cannot see how much you have left.
Price: 25.95 so in my opinion, especially since I needed to blend 2 colors, getting up there in price and rivaling Clinique. I think that this foundation was supposed to be a dupe or competition for Clinque's Even Better but that foundation has great coverage and wears like iron. Also Clinique has tons of colors so why bother with this 1?
I needed to use moisturizer under this, and I experienced some breakouts from this on my rosacea skin type. I didn't use it long enough--only a week--so cannot comment on her long-term claims of improving skin texture. It DID NOT improve my skin texture in that time because I had increased breakouts while using this.