I picked this up in Ivory, because it looked like a great fair neutral shade, meaning no weird pink or peach undertones that my pale skin doesn't have :-/ I noticed how thick the formula was so I also bought a cheap little travel pump bottle, and used the pump from it on the foundation (it fit perfectly, I will upload and insert a pic at the end of the review). Great little foundation now that I have fixed the obvious packaging issue, because it's way too thick to try to use w/out a pump! This foundation offers light coverage and a matte finish, and doesn't get cakey throughout the day. The Smooth Skin pressed powder is great for the price too, and goes well with this! I can't believe I like a foundation so much that only costs $3! That's half the price of my CG Oil Control foundation! Will re-buy!
I bought this in Ivory. I have pale skin with pink undertones. Most fair/ivory shades of foundation are either too dark or too yellow. I figured for about $3, what did I have to lose?
I could not get this to come out of the bottle easily, so I used a Q-tip to remove some foundation from the bottle, apply to the back of my hand, and use a foundation brush to apply it to my face. If I needed more foundation, I just used a new Q-tip.
I've used it twice now, and my skin loves this stuff! No breakouts, perfect color match, and give a non-cakey, natural finish. I bought a MAC foundation pump and used it in this bottle, and it's perfect! The only con I have is that this is such a thick product to be in a bottle without a pump, but I found a way around it.
I bought the Spiced Beige and i didnt like the product at all. It was easy to apply good coverage, but sadly made me break out
I really don't like this foundation at all .. It made my face look cakey and oily and the product was WAY too thick. Plus it all wore off two hours after having it on. Don't reccommend it .. The price is ok, though.
I bought this quite a while ago when everyone on YouTube was doing the $20 makeup challenge & a few girls bought this so I decided to try it. For the price (about $5) it's a decent foundation. However, I have other favourites & don't really reach for this often. The packaging is crazy for how thick it is - I use a spatula to get the product out & it's fine. It covers pretty well, has about medium coverage. It goes on kind of streaky / patchy for me, you really have to blend it out. It kind of makes it look like I have dry skin when I don't. After about 3 1/2 hours it was already seperating / wearing off my chin.. and when I got home I realized it had oxidized a bit orange and darker. If you need an inexpensive foundation this is okay, I just have many other ones I prefer.
This stuff seriously sucks.
So flippin hard to get the product out! It's really thick, and it comes out so slow. I can turn it upside down and keep it there for like 15 mins and nothing will happen. It's looks nice and sleek and professional, but it really needs a pump. (Not that I care to get the product out anymore!)
TERRIBLE. It has really good coverage. It's all out coverage. This foundation oxidizes so bad. It looks nice and smooth in regular lighting for like one min, then you notice somethings a little off with the color. Then you go outside, and see that you're orange! This stuff also is really cakey and it's hard to blend with out getting streaks.
It's only like $3. Well, you get what you paid for.
OVERALL, do NOT buy!!! I hate this! It's a waist of money!
I used this yesterday when applying makeup on my sister's face since she had bought it and wanted to try it out. I was very skeptical on using it because I normally buy high end foundations to minimize damage to the skin, but I had no other choice. Being an NYC product (I love their blushes btw), it surprised me the consistency was creamy, almost like a light mousse, and it was not completely absorbed by the sponge. While applying it looked beautiful and the coverage was not bad. I could build it up to a medium coverage and it looked dewy and nice. I applied concealer under her eyes and set it with pressed powder and it lasted her all day.
A very nice product indeed. I don't know how it would work for oily skin though.
I usually use MUFE Face and Body but times are tough and I figured for a few dollars I could try something new. At first I was very impressed with this foundation. I mixed it with some moisturizer and it looked great on my skin. All was well until this morning. I now have a cute rash on my chin. This foundation is going in the trash. The packaging isn't great. There isn't a pump and it's hard to get the product out. I would have overlooked that if it my skin didn't react to it so badly. I guess it's on to the next!
This was the first makeup I ever bought (in seventh grade.) I dont know why I didnt start out with mascara or lip gloss like a normal person. Anyways, I only put it on my nose and forehead, didnt use primer, and it lasted all day... but it was hard finding a good color match so I mixed "barely beige" with moisturizer. It made my skin bright orange unless I mixed it with moisturizer. I cant believe I wore it to school! Please spend a few extra dollars and get a real foundation!!
I'm REALLY impressed with this foundation. I purchased it after the Wet 'n' Wild Coverall started breaking out my chin. It was less than $3 at my local Target. I purchased the pressed powder with it. I apply this with a makeup sponge and it gives a beautiful matte finish. It's not full coverage, I would say it's medium at most. It does cover the cysts that the Coverall caused 100% without any concealer, but I do need concealer under my eyes. I'm NC15-20 in MAC and the "Nude" shade is a perfect match for me. Honestly, I didn't notice this oxidizing like others have stated. I do have oily, semi-sensitive skin so the face that this is oil free and doesn't clog pores is huge. It also doesn't contain an SPF. It's pretty matte even before you set it, but after you set it I get from 9am-1pm without blotting which is good for me. I don't use a primer underneath, but I definitely set it with powder every time. So far I haven't noticed my skin hating it. The cysts from the Coverall have been healing since I switched to this which is awesome. The only thing keeping this from 5 stars and HG is the face that it doesn't keep me matte as long as I would prefer.
EDIT: This stuff started breaking me out on my forehead where I NEVER break out. In the trash it went... should've known it was too good to be true!