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on 5/13/2015 5:29:00 PM
More reviews by court913
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
i've used a lot of foundations over the years, both drugstore and higher end brands. this has to be the worst foundation i have ever used by far. first, i'll say 2 good things about it. i like the fact that it has a pump. i don't know WHY so many drugstore liquid foundations come in that horrible pour-type bottle. so, plus for the pump. also the colour of this foundation is very close to my actual skin tone (i bought the shade L1 and i'm quite fair very with a neutral/slightly yellowish undertone. now for the bad. i knew this foundation was doomed right from application. i use a damp makeup sponge to apply my foundation, and i have NEVER had a problem like this before. it applied so PATCHY!!! and god forbid you try to go back and fix it, or build it up for more coverage, it just made the problem WORSE. it's just impossible to fix!!! at first i thought maybe it was my moisturizer that didn't mix well with the foundation, so i tried it again on a clean face. same problem. then i tried it with some primer. same problem. MAYBE it would work better if applied with a brush?? but i hate applying foundation that way, so for me this foundation is a DEFINITE no. i can't say anything about it's staying power because i never kept this horrible patchy, streaky mess on my face long enough to find out. i bought it at shoppers for $15 and even though that's less than 1/3 of the price i pay for my current foundation, it's WAY too much for this crap!!! i guess my search for a cheaper (but DECENT) foundation is still on.
on 4/30/2015 6:28:00 PM
More reviews by Lms526
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I have been trying out different drugstore foundations. I recently realized that I've been using foundation that is about 2 shades too dark. So once I went 2 shades lighter, I had much less problem with oxidation. I bought this is L6 Buff Beige. My skin is very annoying. I have a lot of bumps and redness, and it's also very oily and sensitive. I also have a very neutral skin tone, which I've found out is extremely hard to match. This foundation is okay. I've used a lot worse, but I've used a lot better as well. Texture and blendability-I would say this is average at best. The texture is really weird. It looks thick, but when you apply it, it's very thin and watery. A single layer covers almost nothing. But I can make it work if I apply 2 very thin layers. You have to blend this really well, or it looks cakey and horrid. Color-This is a good match for me. Staying power-Again, average. I don't have the time or the desire to do touch-ups during the day. By the end of an 8 hour day, it has started to disappear, and have bare patches. Packaging-The packaging for this product is horrible. Yes, it has a pump, which is a nice thought, especially for a drugstore foundation. However, it only works about half the time. You have to push it down at least 5 times to get any product to come out. Even shaking the body doesn't help. If the pump worked decent, I might consider repurchasing this in a pinch. But not until then. All in all, there is really nothing all that special about this foundation. It's not terrible, by any means, but it is one that I will immediately rush out and repurchase? Probably not.
on 4/23/2015 2:22:00 AM
More reviews by delocke
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
pros:- great colour match (L1 for my very fair cool skin)- easy to apply and blend out- mixes well with liquid illuminator- inexpensivecons:- doesn't provide much coveragepackaging: it's a glass bottle with a pump. i've dropped the glass bottle on my bathroom tiles and it's survived. the pump doesn't dispense much product compared to other foundation pump bottles i've used, but that's not a problem, just an observation.buy it again: maybe. it's decent for the price, and good on days when i just want to even out my skin without actually covering it up with foundation. but i like to try new things and it's not a holy grail product, so i likely won't repurchase.
on 4/12/2015 2:03:00 PM
More reviews by Calincherie
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I think another reviewer said it best when comparing this foundation to tinted moisturizer. It really doesn't cover imperfections at all and it barely evens out skin tone. I still see a lot of redness poke through even after doing more than one layer. It's a shame, really, because the L2 color is a perfect match for me. I ended up mixing this with Kat Von Ds tattoo foundation which is full coverage. It helped some, but still not my favorite.
on 4/7/2015 5:32:00 AM
More reviews by bagodoosh
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
I impulsively purchased this foundation in the colour M4 after running out of my utterly beloved Boots Botanics Age Defence foundation, and to sum up this product... It's awful; absolutely f**king GHASTLY. My skin is sensitive, oily with large pores, moderate to severe acne, a metric ton of hyperpigmentation marks, and a borderline jaundice looking yellow tone, so I generally have quite a difficult time finding a proper foundation, but nothing can compare the hellish experience that I had with Covergirl's "Tru Blend" foundation.Before I applied this, I cleansed my face with Johnson's Head To Toe baby wash, then moisturised with Clinique's Dramatically Different moisturising gel then proceeded to apply/blend this disgusting foundation to half of my face with adequately clean fingers, followed by dabbing with a damp sponge (no foundation on sponge) to ensure an even, cakeless finish. I applied to only half of my face because I wanted to see how it would look using brush application on the other side; however, the finger/sponge method has always been my fool proof technique for applying liquid foundation, so I was a bit shocked and appalled by the finished result.Firstly, the coverage was complete rubbish and any attempt at building the opacity resulted in a caked mess, regardless of how well I blended. At first I thought that perhaps my usual technique was somehow not suited to this foundation, so I went over the bare half of my face with a brush and again tried to build the coverage with even worse results. No matter what I did, I could not get this foundation to look anything other than disturbingly grotesque on my face. Every pore was so ridiculously emphasised that I could drop a coin and make a wish inside one.Secondly, the colour was f**king filth. It looked like a nice creamy yellow inside of the bottle, and even when I had a glob pumped out onto the back of my hand. I thought that I had finally found a shade comparable to the previously mentioned Boots foundation in "almond", but when blended out onto my face I instead found that it had a colour more reminiscent of a dirty orange traffic cone; absolute madness.Thirdly, my skin reacted horridly to this crap. Within less than 3 hours my skin was flaking/peeling as if I'd been sunburnt! Then to top it all off, my face developed many tiny bumps as well as massively inflamed spots on my cheeks, chin, and jawline. I promptly removed the makeup, then nearly had a fit when I saw how truly angry my skin became after using this product. I'm ready to believe that perhaps this bottle was tainted because I've never had such an insane reaction to a "hypoallergenic" formula.I would certainly not recommend this foundation and cannot wrap my mind around the fact that many people swear by this stuff. But if you feel that you must purchase this, proceed with caution because it messed my face up so badly that I essentially became a hermit until the condition of my skin improved; yes, it was that bad.
on 4/7/2015 1:55:00 AM
More reviews by Lumpytacos
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Other
I have this in m4, I bought it to offset my other relatively pink foundations to better match my yellow-toned skin.Pros-great for yellow-toned skin-no scent-blendable formula-buildable coverageCons-can make dry patches a tad obvious-lasting power is average
on 4/6/2015 7:48:00 PM
More reviews by Hawaiianpineapples
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This foundation is average. The shade I have is L5 creamy natural and I found this shade to be very pink. I also found this foundation to oxidize on my skin and turn a few shades darker. The coverage is light to medium. The makeup is very streaky and took quite long to blend evenly onto the skin. The only good thing about this product is the packaging with the pump. HOWEVER, I found that this foundation caused me to break out and cause bumps under the skin after using it (my skin is not sensitive). I also think this foundation does not sit well on the skin. I can definitely feel that I am wearing makeup even when I did not apply it all over my face. I will not be repurchasing due to bad color match and break outs.
on 3/17/2015 10:01:00 PM
More reviews by ayeitsrhea
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This felt very light on my skin, and covered literally nothing. It covered worse than a tinted moisturizer really. The price of this was okay, and I enjoyed that it has a pump. I'll probably clean it out, and store my revlon colorstay in it instead.
on 2/25/2015 6:20:00 PM
More reviews by roxy82
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Love it. Undetectable coverage. Works like a colored primer when you set it with powder. I set it with coty airspun powder and I've also used covergirl simply powder over it and the effect is flawless.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 2/20/2015 9:44:00 PM
More reviews by mackenziegregg
I had I hopes with this product but I also have acne and mine is red and splotchy so the coverage isn't as much as I needed and when I squirt it out of the bottle onto my brush its never one certain color its a mix of dark and light whenever I put it on my face I can see the lines and I don't like that if you're looking for a drug store foundation I highly recommend Loreal Infallible pro matte foundation!
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