Skin type: Oily all over and pretty dry on cheeks.
Skin condition: Sensitive, acne-prone, cheeks full of dark (red) hyperpigmenation (very hard to cover), skin marks after every single breakout.
Skin color: Light-medium with yellow undertones (about an NC 25).
I only use pressed foundation as it's the only thing that doesn't cling to my dry skin. Every liquid foundation I've tried just clings to every single dry patch, but that isn't the case with this foundation.
I originally wanted to get LF4 bcuz others said that it has the most yellow to it, but that shade was out of stock so I just grabbed LF5 instead. First off, this shade is more of a neutral color but it doesn't look too bad (will still exchange for LF4 when back in stock). I applied this with my Everyday Minerals Angled Flat Top Brush using a stippling motion (my dryness will lift up if I buff it in) and it covered up all my dark hyperpigmentation and a few breakouts I have! Has very good buildable medium-full coverage (with a dense flat top brush). It did not excentuate my dry skin at all, unlike other liquid foundations! This does have a dewy finish which I'm not a fan of, but a pressed powder fixed that right up. I love this foundation so far.
Will update tomorrow on the lasting time of this against my very oily skin. Hopefully this won't breakout my sensitive skin, but atleast this doesn't have any parabens in it. Will also update if I do.
HG foundation. It's hard to find any drugstore foundation that goes to a light (almost pale) shade but WITH yellow under-tones. The consistency is thick, but with a synthetic kabuki brush, with stippling motion, this applies a flawless coverage for me, and I LOVE it.
I think the negative reviews may come from those who might now be applying it the right way. There's so many different ways to apply foundation, and sometimes it takes a few tries to figure out which one works best for the foundation you have.
Will continue to re-purchase.
Let me start of by saying I have some skin imperfections. I have somewhat dry skin with very yellow undertones and some redness that just POPS against my more yellow-y skintone. So like many other reviewers have said, this might be PERFECT for my skin type. And it is... when my skin is clear of any acne blemishes that need a little hiding. I would describe this as fairly light coverage. Or light/medium. So it gives me that "Your Skin But Better" finish, where my skin can breathe and is "shining through" the makeup. Which to me looks beautiful and so natural. I usually tend to buy makeup that has more buildable coverage than this since my skin can be sensitive and it's hard to predict my breakouts. But even with the more sheered out coverage of this foundation, it works so well to even out my skintone that I don't really need to build up anymore. I love the shade selection of course since so many drugstore brands carry few yellow-toned makeup to match me. It moisturizes my skin, never breaks me out or oxidizes on my face. This makeup is lightweight and not cakey at all. It helps brighten my skintone and keeps me looking refreshed.
This foundation is one of the BEST ones out there! Seriously it feels & looks AMAZING!! I'm obsessed over this product ♥ I would definitely recommend it to everyone! :)
I am going to go out on a limb here and compare this to Chanel Vitalumiere, a long ago HG until it started oxidizing on me midday. About Face has had no such oxidizing tendencies, and the finish is lovely. The texture out of the pump bottle (PUMP BOTTLE) is creamy and thick, requiring a little more blending than I am used to recently (have been waffling between MUFE F&B and L'Oreal Magic Nude), and the finish once blended is a little dewy. I finish with Nars light reflecting loose powder only on my t-zone, and the combination is positively glowy. There are two main tests of a foundation in my life. 1) Rear view mirror, 2) end of day with no touch ups. About Face shows well in the rear view mirror category, as I mentioned before, I get glowy results from my foundation/powder combo, and it doesn't stick in the fine lines that have settled in around my mouth (hate but refuse to have injections). I have also been happy with the end of the day mirror test. I still have coverage in all areas. I do NOT have time to touch up midday on most work days, I run straight through the day with barely a break to eat lunch (I'm lucky if I remember to drink my water). At the end of the day, I need to look as though I am still wearing makeup, especially on the pink birthmark between my eyebrows but also around my chin and nose. So far, so good. As for the colors, I think ethnic ladies will be a little challenged. There are not a TON of shades. There is a wide range, but not a lot of subtlety once you get to the darker side of the continuum. All shades skew yellow, which I like but requires careful blending along my hairline. At this point, I would repurchase. $13 at Walmart. No animal testing.
AMAZING! I am paler than death with a super yellow undertone and I have been through quite possibly 20 or so drugstore foundations and they were all too dark or were wrong for my skintype. I'm combination with acne and dry patches. This foundation did not highlight any dry patches and covered extremely well! My only complaint is that it was not super blendable. But if that was the only thing wrong with it then it's a pretty darn good foundation! It also does not cake, has a dewy finish and works well with E.L.F Hd powder! LOVELOVELOVE! Also a bit pricey for a drugstore brand. Love the packaging though. A pump is more practical and sanitary as it reduces the risk of bacteria being introduced to the product and in tern to your skin. Did not break me out any more than I usually do and did not dry me out like so many others did. All in all a great product that finally matches my darn vampire skin! Good luck beauties!
I have been using this since it came out in January. This has very build able coverage and I dewy finish. I set this with the tarte smooth operator powder and it stays all day.
I was running out of my Sephora brand powder foundation and needed a replacement so I ventured to Walmart. I was looking for a less expensive alternative to the $26 compact foundation I had been using. I saw this and the packaging caught my eye..... its adorable and high quality!
My sister and I picked up a few and debated which one to get and we eventually decided to try this one on a whim.... it is a pretty good price and a pretty big bottle for the $13 but when I lifted the lid the sticker thing with the name of the color came off so I actually have no clue which shade I have.
FYI - DON'T TRY TO SCREW THE TOP OFF.. THE PUMP WILL GET STUCK TO THE LID AND YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET IT OFF.
Regardless, I am COMPLETELY OBSESSED WITH THIS PRODUCT. I am new to the liquid foundation thing, and this is very easy to blend with a sponge and does not streak or leave a line on the edge of your face in between where there is and isn't foundation. (a big drawback for me on using liquid foundations)
I put it on the day after I got it and it lasted all day and made my face look fresh and natural, but perfect:) I received lots of complements on my skin and questions about what foundation I was using.
This is an amazing product for the price and can rival any expensive brand that you can buy.
Great job Ms Barrymore:)
I bought this foundation three times because the first two times the pumps were "broken". The pumps get stuck to the lid if you twist the cap instead of pulling it off. The third one that I bought was like that too, except I was able to fix it by twisting the cap to the right and then pulling it off. Now that the pump is securely on it doesn't come off. I think they need to work on having it tightened before you open it.
The coverage is light to medium (buildable coverage). I love how this foundation actually matches my skin unlike all the other ones at the drugstore (even loreal true match). My color is LF7 and I now think that maybe I should have bought a shade lighter. The foundation already has a primer so it is so smooth and easy to blend and I don't end up with cracks on my face which a particular department store foundation from Kohls did to me. This foundation leaves a dewy finish and will need to be set with powder or reapplied if you have oily skin. I do not use powder because I don't want more makeup on my skin.
Several people mentioned that the shade label gets ripped off when you open the bottle. I noticed that there is a clear label on the bottom with the shade on it (maybe some haven't noticed or it came off).
I do recommend this foundation because it is blendable, natural looking, has a pump, and matches warm skin tones. I am also surprised at the quality of this foundation because it is from a drugstore but does a better job than some department store foundations. If the pump is stuck to lid (there is a good chance) then just keep twisting the lid to the right until the pump is secured.
This is the only foundation I've ever used that isn't off in some way. I have VERY, VERY, fair skin with warm undertones, and it's very hard for me to find a good match for my skin. I would recommend this foundation to someone with normal to dry skin. It blends like a dream and it is very moisturizing. I find it to last all day but I do use a primer and set it with powder everyday, even though my skin is very dry. The coverage is sheer to medium coverage and is very buildable. The shade I use is LF1 and apply this with The RT Expert Face Brush. The packaging is very aesthetically pleasing. It is very convenient and it comes with a pump. I have never had any problems with the packaging breaking. Overall, it is my Holy Grail. And I'd recommend it to any one who has a hard time finding a color match because of their fair skin.