I just finished my first bottle of this and I intend on going back for another. This is the first medium coverage foundation that I have found works on my very oily and acne prone skin. Because I have an issue with (typically hormonal) cystic outbreaks I have been using KVD Lock It for the last year as my every day foundation. It was too heavy, but I could never find a medium coverage foundation that was buildable, wouldn't break me out and wouldn't look cakey. Well, tuh-dah! I will go on about the formula below.
It feels almost dry, it reminds me of HG Immaculate except less powdery. It applies smooth and sets quickly enough, it doesn't feel moisturizing and there is never excess shine. I find it gives a very natural finish and does not feel heavy. It provides good coverage! Similar, perhaps slightly more than Mufe HD but feels more substantial when you are applying it if that makes any sense. I personally like applying it with a paddle brush. I also like that it doesn't oxidize on my oily skin. It doesn't last a full 10 hours on my wretched skin but a good 5 before I look oily. I find with touching up with powder (and typically using a BB as a primer) it lasts all day!
The glass packaging is a huge step up for Sephora and of course I love the price. My new HG foundation, while I wish there was more product in the bottle I am willing to replace this more frequently than I'm used to.
Update. Yes. I found out that this foundation has been breaking me out!!!
I got color matched at Sephora via their computer program, and this was a perfect match. I love how this feels on my skin. It's not heavy or goopy, but it feels matte and yet flexible. Wears fantastically throughout the day. I have a hard time finding my color in a drugstore foundation, so I usually splurge and get the sephora kind. WORTH EVERY PENNY! Applies well with a sponge, fingertips or foundation brush.
I think this is the first foundation I've ever owned that is actually light enough for my skin. I'm a bit pale and typically only buy drugstore brand makeup (because I'm a cheapskate!), and they really don't make anything light enough for me. So I went to Sephora on a mission to find foundation. I got the lightest shade in this stuff (05, Light Porcelain) and am so pleased that it actually matches my skin tone. I just got it yesterday and have only worn it once so I haven't been able to truly put it to the test, but I like it so far. It's light enough for my face and I think it makes my skin look lovely. My only problem is that the pump has broken already, sort of. It seems the pump is stuck in the lid! How does that even happen? I'm annoyed because I love this stuff otherwise.
Edit: The pump magically fixed itself overnight. All I can figure is that the bottle got shaken too much on the ride home and when I opened it the pump popped off, and it just needed to settle? Weird, but it's all better now so whatever! Love it.
AN UNDERRATED PRODUCT! The way this looks on the skin is comparabel the mufe hd and urban decay naked. It is really thick though. Has solid medium coverage, is water based so with a water based primer it lasts all day. Doesn't break me out, and is really just an overall good product, the oil control could be better, (if you wanna see my oil control routine, check out my baby powder review! I promise it will help you with oil control!!) I apply this foundation with a stippling brush and I am pleased with it.:)
I really wanted to like this product, but its just a no-go. It looked so nice when I first applied it, I was so excited because it was light enough for my excessively pale skin, and it looked really nice when I first applied it. The coverage seemed nice and buildable, and it felt kind of nice upon application. It takes a while to set, which i assume is just a tradeoff for how well it blended in to my skin. However, after two hours into wear my face started burning! I thought it was a reaction to cold weather, and my face felt really soft when i washed off the makeup, so tried it a few more times at work and it seemed to be okay at first, but eventually I got the same result. When I looked at the ingredients I noticed it has alcohol in it, and not even way down on the list of a gazillion ingredients. It's the seventh listed ingredient. No wonder my face was burning.To top it all off, it totally melted and collected around my nose in way less than 10 hours. Gross. I tried a buffing brush and my fingers, thinking maybe it was the brush, and the burning was even worse when I applied with my fingers, I'm guessing because that creates a thicker layer of product. This is SO going back to Sephora.
I am usually a MAC NC15, but I tanned a little this summer, the colour 20 clair/light is good for me, slightly yellowy, but still great.
The coverage is build-able, initial application I would say this is medium coverage, can be built to full coverage. I personally think the coverage can be compared to Estee Lauder double Wear. When wearing it full on, I do feel that it looks a bit like a mask, and it does not help to minimise the pores. However if only applies one layer and enhance problematic areas with concealer, then the look is very natural. The staying power is good for this foundation and it doesnt become too oily on my combination/oily skin. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of this foundation with its price, 15.90 euros. I wouldn't say it's my HG, for that with it on my skin is not pore-less, but it is certainly something I would reach for if I am not going out for some fancy occasions.
I've been using this foundation for almost a month now, so I think that's enough time to get a decent impression of it. I have the shade 23 Light Natural Beige, which is a pretty accurate shade match for me (NC25 in MAC and 2W1 Dawn in ELDW for reference). The best thing about this foundation is it didn't break me out. Yay! It's difficult for me to find a foundation that doesn't have at least a few zits rearing up, so this had me very excited. You get 1 oz. for $20, which is a fairly decent price for a "higher end" foundation. It comes in a frosted glass bottle with an easy to control pump. One pump covers my entire face, and another half pump is enough to cover my hyperpigmentation. The coverage is medium but buildable to full if you have any problem areas. I like to use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to buff it on for a nice, natural look. It has a semi-matte, bordering on satin finish, but I use my ELF HD finishing powder to get a full matte look and to keep my oil in check. The setting time is the only real issue I have. It takes FOREVER for this foundation to set, at least on my skin. Of course, that leaves ample time to blend and buff, but then I have to wait to put my glasses on, lest I rub off the foundation I put on the sides of my nose. It also transfers easily, even after being set with powder. And for anyone with dry skin, it's probably best to moisturize well before using, because this foundation loves to accentuate dry spots. Overall, I'll probably repurchase and give this foundation a solid A.
In looking at the first review - that could have been me! I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear Light in #2 for years and have noticed by the end of the day my skin looks dry and my pores look huge (even though it stays on like crazy). Besides that I was looking for a less expensive alternative to it and came across the Sephora 10 hr Wear Perfection Foundation. It covers well, is buildable, doesn't transfer and lasts much longer than 10 hours. I got color 25 which is Neutral Beige and it is perfect. Becomes glowy later on but not greasy, super comfortable (no itchiness) and I have to say, I am switching and saving $17.00. What could be better than that? Plus at my age, especially during the winter in the desert (yes it does get cold and super dry here), glowy is good.
UPDATE: #25 turned out to be a bit too dark, so I exchanged it for #23 (Natural Light Beige). Perfect. Even in broad, unforgiving daylight. I love this fdt!
I got a sample of this foundation and I was pleasantly surprised. It has very decent coverage (I'm a full coverage fan), a nice satiny finish (not greasy at all!), and the color selection is great. Though a bit thicker than many fdts. it not at all masky. I liked it so much I went and got a full size bottle.
I forgot the color I got so I decided on 25 since that is the color I wear in their powder. A tiny bit dark, but I can make it work. Maybe I should have gotten 23, but it really is no problem. Even in natural daylight.
For safe measure, I "set" it with a mist of Sephora's Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation. Perfect! Don't overdo it, of course.
Sephora is doing a really good job of improving the quality of its brand name products. They get better every time. Keep up the good job. And PLEASE, keep your prices affordable!