I honestly had high hopes for this.
Promise of full coverage and in a neat package. I was sold.
Once I tried it on for a week trial... was saddened with the results.
-Brush did not pick up the product all too well...
-Product was too cakey.
-Product is not good on T-Zones... I broke out horrendously.
After 2 days of wearing this, I was breaking out like crazy. First day I used no primer, my own fault. Day 2, slathered on primer like nothing else... didn't help at all and my break out got worse.
Coloring was on point. Matched my skin well and didn't make me look like I was wearing a mask or sun burnt. My only positive along with cute packaging.
I bought this BB for full coverage for oily skin. The only thing I like about it is that the shade Linen Glow is an awesome match for me.
The little brush doesn't pick up the cream well. The cream is really dense in the jar and it's very difficult to blend in. I have oily skin. After only two or three hours of wearing this, my skin looks terrible. Even with powder over it, it just looks slick and gross.
The coverage is really good, but because it doesn't blend well it looks splotchy.
I don't understand the string of bad reviews. This is the best foundation product that I've ever found for my face, hands down.
I'm not a big foundation-wearer but the winter months make my face red and irritated, so I searched for something that would cover the redness and generally even out my skin tone. This is a thick balm that comes with a brush, but I use a sponge to apply, then smooth out with my fingers. It's pretty amazing how it doesn't stick to any rough spots or peeling skin. The only issue is applying it over a moisturizer with any kind of oil, which causes it to ball up...but that's just science, and not something unique to this product. This is a cream, so if you cake it on you can feel it on your skin, and you need to experiment to find the best application method for you.
For me, the coverage is medium-sheer, depending on application method. Because it's a solid, I like that I can carry it while traveling and not worry about it breaking up like a powder or spilling like a liquid. I'm very fair, usually the fairest in any foundation range, and so I bought Snow Glow and it looks lovely on me. No shimmer detectable, unlike other reviewers and the other shades.
See no purpose for this product. Cakey, but zero coverage. Forget the brush that comes with it-useless. Therefore, forget carrying it with you because the design on the top has a spot to hold the brush making it very bulky. I'm not a fan of BB creams in general because if they don't do what they say, why bother? Waste of money.
Bought this thinking it would give me full coverage since thats what it said on the box but it doesn't apply on my face well, it's a cream but very condensed in the packaging. Works well for me to cover up acne spots, pores, redness or blemishes but has to be used on top of other foundation. For the price it costs, I would not buy it again and would not recommend.
I can't believe they're allowed to sell this to people. Thank god for receipts. I returned this an hour after purchase. I can't say one good thing about it. I am puzzled at the consistency of the product...it barely goes on whatever you use i.e. brush, sponge, hand. Worst thing ever.
I bought this as my first Bb cream. the brush is okay but impossible to get clean without water sitting in it which will contribute to mildew. i use one of my older brushes just for this because its impossible to clean fully out of any brush. I like the finish on my skin. Very flawless. Many days I wear a much lighter cc cream and actuality use this as my concealer because it feels too heavy all over. as a concealer I would give it a 3.5-4. As a BB cream there are so many better options
I love this product. It provides great coverage with a matte smooth finish. It is easily applied with fingers, brush or sponge. The color really matched my skin and eliminated any redness or discoloration. This product can tend to look dry over any scabs from a blemish, so make sure to moisturize any scabby areas, it has never left dry spots like this only scabs. My biggest beef is I had a few problems with the threading on the lid when I first purchased it, I then couldn't open the jar. I am really careful on how I close the jar now. The brush works great for getting into corners and at the hairline (without messing up fixed hair), but maybe to small for everyday use.
I have fair skin with neutral undertones and have been using Tarte's "Smooth Operator" in Tarte's color "agent 08" for a couple of years. For about six weeks now, I've been alternating it with Air Buffed. Here's what I have found: Air Buffed in the color "Vanilla Glow" is (at least on my face) just about identical to the Tarte "agent 08" in terms of color, and both products are SPF 20 with physical (as opposed to chemical) sunscreens, and both products have no noticeable scent, but any similarities end there. Air Buffed is in a wide-mouthed jar that I find awkward to use. It takes quite a few twists/turns to open and close the jar, and while you can apply Air Buffed with fingers, it's messy and I don't like to put my fingers in a jar. The brush that came with Air Buffed didn't work for me - too small and just not up to the task - but my own (larger) foundation brush works well. Just be sure that whatever brush or applicator you use with Air Buffed won't scratch or irritate your skin, because you have to really press "Air Buffed" into your face. It's hard to beat the squeeze tube of "Smooth Operator" for ease and speed of application - Air Buffed is much more time consuming to apply. Once applied, however, Air Buffed gives a more polished look overall. Neither Air Buffed nor Smooth Operator are "full coverage" products, but Air Buffed is less sheer than Smooth Operator. Another noticeable difference - while Smooth Operator has some slight sheen, Air Buffed is matte - at least on my dry skin. So long as I wear a light moisturizer underneath, Air Buffed has consistently stayed true to color after wearing it all day, and doesn't seem to need retouching (at least on my dry skin - those with oilier skins may have a very different experience). While not as moisturizing as Smooth Operator, Air Buffed did not seem to dry out my skin. (I normally use a light moisturizer as a base layer no matter what foundation I wear). As an experiment, I tried skipping the moisturizer under both Air Buffed and Smooth Operator (on different days), and BOTH looked chalky at the end of a ten hour day, though my skin felt a little drier with the Air Buffed (and no moisturizer). A small quantity of Air Buffed goes a reasonably long way - I would expect a jar of Air Buffed to give more days of wear than a tube of Smooth Operator, so Air Buffed is not a bad value even though it's not cheap. I am continuing to use Air Buffed when I have a little more time and need a more polished look, but the issues with Air Buffed's packaging and application keep me coming back to Smooth Operator on a typically rushed morning. I'm only willing to put up with the inconvenience of Air Buffed because it does give me a better more professional look than the Smooth Operator once I finally get it on my face.
I wanted a full coverage foundation that would cover my hyperpigmentation on both my cheeks. I went to Sephora and did their color match and this product was a recommendation for my skin tone. I was amazed with the results. I use a light coat over all my face, then go back and add layers to the hyperpigmentation. It covers really well. I have pretty oily skin, but a few dry patches. This product does not add shine. I do finish it off with a powder by NARS. It really does last all day and looks pretty good at the end of the day.