this foundation is awful...just a waste of money. Usually I use Dior forever foundation, but I wanted to buy also a cheaper one to use when I have to go to the store etc since I don't feel like wasting high quality foundation for that but I don't even wanna get out of my house with my face completely naked.
SO, first of all, it's so bad for dry skin, it made my face look cakey and awfully yellow, it didn't even match my colour - I bought Ivoredore which should match my colour because usually I buy Dior's 010 ivoire...
You need a lot of product to cover your face, but everything still shows up. "a flaweless beautiful complection..." this is just ridiculous, it makes me look worse than without any makeup.
I'm definitely gonna mix it with a lot of cream and use it as a body foundation for my legs coz I don't wanna waste it.
The packaging is cute though.
My second go-to foundation. I wear revlon's colorstay (sometimes mixed with my moisturizer) and sometimes it's so much work to remove it thoroughly at the end of the day so i use this. For reference i have normal to combination skin and wear W6 sun beige and W7 caramel. BLENDABILITY/COVERAGE: this foundation blends like a dream and doesn't dry quickly quite like revlon colorstay. You can definitely get full coverage with a stippling brush or buffing brush and medium or sheer coverage with a damp beauty blender or sponge. PACKAGING: cute and little 1 fl. oz bottle and no pump. Doesn't really bother me. STAYING POWER: Lasts longer than 8 hours for me with setting powder because I don't have very oily skin. In general i do love this stuff and recommend it to anyone willing to try it out (:
MY HG FOUNDATION FOR SURE!! I love everything about this makeup! (except for the lack of pump) aslong as the product inside it is worth it, its not a big deal and this product is DEEFINITTLYYY worth it!!! I only advise people to set it with a powder, it can tend to get oily after about 8 hours or so. I will keep repurchasing this! ( i have normal skin and wear a W4 Natural Beige)
You can fore sure find your color since they have 3 undertones. I have really really yellow undertone and it is hard something that match my skin tone. w4 matches me exactly!
it provides good coverage, say medium-full. not full coverage though, it just evens out your skin tone. it doesn't leave your face looking cakey. looks really good with photography
the bad thing is it doesn't last all day, it starts to fade away after half of the day :/ and it does't control oil, so my super oily skin gets sooo greasy all over specially my nose, which shineees =.=
i wouldn't repurchase this though, because i rather invest in a foundation that last all day and controls oil well. but this is definitely one of the best drugstore foundations
True Match is an oil-free liquid foundation with SPF 17 that caters not only to a range of skin tones but also undertones which is a first in the low-end/drugstore market. I have very warm yellow tones to my skin and I have always found it hard to find those shades in less expensive foundations. I have always been a bit skeptic of L'Oreal foundations so I never considered them until I had started seeing rave reviews online.
I matched myself to W4 Golden Natural which was the most yellow-toned in Australia's shade range of 11. It suits my NC35 skin tone PERFECTLY, but keep in mind I do find it does oxidize 1/2 a shade darker with my oily skin but it ends up matching me better in my case.
The Australian version comes in a clear glass bottle containing the standard 30ml of product. It has a silver pump with a clear plastic pop-on lid. I like the packaging as its very simple and the pump is a huge plus as its much easier to use. I find I need 2 pumps to do my whole face as it distributes a fairly small amount IMO. In the bottle and when I was swatching it in store you can see that there is a very fine gold shimmer throughout. It doesn't translate on to the face though which is good as I personally do not like shimmer in my foundation.
Application is very easy as its fairly thin. My favourite way of applying this is with a Sigma Synthetic Kabuki brush as it gives me the most coverage and blends it well. It gives medium-buildable coverage while feeling extremely lightweight (compared to Estee Lauder Double Wear & Revlon Colorstay) and it has a satin-matte finish but I do need to set this with powder to ensure longevity.
Throughout the day every 4-5 hours I do need to blot and powder my nose but that's standard for me as I even have to do this with Double Wear. It lasts a full day and doesn't fade at all when I set with powder which I'm impressed with. If I touch my face at the end of the day it does tend to come off on my hand or on my clothes when undressing, so not the best in terms of being transfer resistant. I do my best not to touch my face throughout the day and it doesn't slide off whatsoever.
I have oily/acne-prone skin and this doesn't aggravate my skin and cause breakouts which is the most important factor for me with foundation. The added SPF is a plus for day wear and I don't find this flashes back much at all, so a big thumbs up!
Overall, I am really happy I decided to not listen to the reviews about this foundation not being suitable for oily skin because I have finally found an inexpensive foundation with a strong yellow undertone and that lasts well. I will definitely continue to repurchase this and I would highly recommend it.
I don't know why this product doesn't have better ratings. This is quite possibly my favourite foundation so far! W2 is the perfect color match for my fair, yellow-toned skin (probably NC15-20ish), and the foundation really is super-blendable. The finish is amazing: not dewy (I know some like this, but personally I find dewy finishes to be very oily looking) but not completely matte either; it is somewhat a semi-matte/satin finish which I love. it looks very natural.
the bottle doesn't come with a pump, but that doesn't bother me too much since I use a pretty generous amount, so it's not like any product is wasted.
one layer of coverage is medium and enough to cover the average blemish. I haven't tried layering this yet, and I will update this review when I do :)
Looks great at first, pretty full coverage. Looks crappy a few hours later on me, starts to fade and separate around my nose. I did set it with a powder. Cheap though and lots of shades.
Love love love it. I just bought this product 2 days ago. I'm inlove. But, I don't have oily skin so it looks like airbrush on me. You can tell it'd be bad for oily skin. It's very shiny and almost glimmery; which is what I love most about it. Brings out my shine.
Blech, this make-up just sat on top of the high points and hairs on my skin and refused to be worked into the pores or texture. As a result, it produced a grainy polka-dot appearance that refused to be blended away, even when I tried moisturizing first, moisturizing after, or mixing the make-up with moisturizer. Blending with sponge, brush or fingers. Nothing worked. Yuck.
The 1 oz bottle cost ~$12 which is extremely pricey for something I used with dissatisfaction for 2 days then threw away.
The bottle felt and sounded like glass, which I think is mildly unsafe.
This is a good summer foundation imo. It has a slightly dewy finish and is medium to full coverage. It doesn't feel cakey, even when you apply it badly and it looks like a mask. The best way I've found to apply is with a sponge, dabbing, focusing on parts of the face at a time. A foundation brush is ok too but the one I have makes it look streaky so I have to fix that with my fingers. A sponge is just more even than fingers but that'd work fine. Anyway, sometimes I noticed that as the day went on the coverage went away, so using any kind of primer is a good idea, but not necessary. It covers blemishes well (this didn't affect my skin badly in any way) and I have a redness on my cheeks/face and the neutral shade evened it out well. I think having some kind of powder over it looks really good and be careful of making your face all one color... Some kind of contouring or blush will fix that fine. This all may sound like a lot of work but they're just suggestions and they really work for me! I definitely get lazy tho :P hope this helps! I'm almost done with my first bottle and I'll buy another soon. Btw if you have cool toned skin like me, stay away from those shades cuz they're too pink. Having a neutral shade helps even out redness too, like I said.
TL;DR Better than Revlon's Colorstay