It provides medium coverage and it feels light, which makes it suitable for daily use. It tends to dry fast, so everytime I pump out just a small amount and use a brush to apply it. I find the effect quite natrual once settled.
But it doesn't keep my face matte much longer than other foundations for oily skin. Max 4 hours then it inevitably shines.
I'd probably not recommend it as it doesn't really keep oily face matte. But I may probably repurchase it since it's lighter than other oil free foundations and more suitable for daily use.
I have no idea why but I kept going back to this foundation.
It was one of the first foundations that I had growing up, and only now I realise that it's not that great!
Staying power? None.
Oil control? None.
Conveniently available: Definitely not.
We had good times, but there were more bad times than anything.
See more about my experience on my blog: http://wp.me/p2OuiT-2u.
I brought this foundation on a whime. I needed to get something before I went out that night and just gotten tanned meant that I didn't have a foundation that matched my skin.I generally love the body shop products and the way they go on.I brought this last summer when I was tanned and its still a bit dark, But that was my fault buying it while I was rushing. The colour isn't my problem with it.
I don't like the way the foundation applies to the skin. Once on the skin it's very hard to blend and I have to keep buffing quite hard in order to make sure it doesn't streak. I have combo to oily skin and to make sure it doesn't move I need to set it but even when I do do that I still get oily and transfers onto everything. It's a light coverage foundation which I do not like. I like medium to full coverage. In summer this foundation isn't good, it slides off at any sign of heat. I have to be careful on how I wipe my face or even touch it because it will come off and leave my face blotchy from where I have touched it. Nothing I do makes it set and not transfer
While wearing the foundation for a couple of days in a row during this summer I started seeing little bumps upon my forehead. I have acne prone skin that is quite sensitive but I hardly get anything in my forehead ever. They are not quite pimples. This is very weird for my skin to react like this. It usually reacts in large amounts of pimples. This is the only foundation that does this.
The lasting power of this foundation is only a could of hours at the most by wearing it by itself. Maybe if you don't wear a lot of make up this could be great and don't have oily skin but otherwise you will be a oily mess. It says oil free but yet I still get oily. Can't figure that one out. I now use this foundation to mix it in with my revlon whipped foundation which gives me more coverage and matches my tanned body perfect but that's the only way I'm going to use this foundation up.
I used it as a light concealer for acne for some time. Used a fair yellowish colour N01 and just patted it in with fingers. Wasn't too bad, at least It didn't cause any breakouts. Wouldn't be good as a foundation because it generally highlights flakes/dryness. Also it's not antibacterial and doesn't help with acne.
So, it's not a good product for combination skin with oily t-zone and dry cheeks.
Proper way to apply it is WITH A BRUSH! As with all thick, full-coverage, matte (usually dries faster so it's harder to blend) foundations, the trick to a flawless natural finish- and also the easiest way- is to apply it with a brush. This is one of those products. Do not even try to apply it with your fingers because you will find that it's hard to blend and that it streaks. Use a full, dense, nicely packed bristles buffing brush (dome shaped is best but flat top would work as well).
This foundation is amazing! It really is full coverage- it covers everything without having to use a concealer. It is VERY matte (so best recommended to oily skin- you'll find it drying if you have dry skin)- and if applied correctly you can get such a beautiful looking finished skin. I love that it's oil-free. It's breathable, it feels light and not too heavy, and- if applied correctly- it is not cakey! It looks very natural on my skin. I have very acne-prone skin and oily skin, and this foundation does the trick. It's best if you use a primer underneath. It works with the Body Shop Matte It Primer for a very matte finish overall. When the weather is cold and my skin gets a little dry with too much matte product, I use Laura Geller's Spackle Under Makeup Primer which is more hydrating. Highly recommended!
right, i bought this foundation off ebay for about a fiver expecting it would be good considering it was meant to be thirteen quid - i was wrong, it was proper orange!!on their website there was good reviews..
:/ not happy.
pros: a little goes a very long way!
easy to blend
covered most of my acne scars and blemishes
cons: i have acne-prone, combination skin and it broke me out...really badly:(
my face got oily at the end of the day..
the shade was too light for my skin tone..
I must say, I am quite surprised to how many people have had a negative comment towards this foundation!
Personally, I felt this foundation was very good! It does not look as good when you first apply it, but it looks really nice when it settles.. However, this is one of those foundations that should be applied with a foundation BRUSH because it is a thick foundation. When I apply it... 6 hours later my skin still looks glowing.
Although, it's probably not that good to use if your skin in not oily!
My skin is just too oily for this oil-free product. It doesn't feel light when I apply it and though the colours match well to my skin it smudges off and clings to my pores. Unfortunate.
I really like the packaging of this product, because of the pump that lets you control how much product you want to use. But that is all I liked. The foundation turns orange on me, and I look like an orange. When I apply it, I have to work very quickly, since it dries in a split second. I can't even take my time applying it nicely, can't use a stippling brush nor can I seem to blend it nicely... Maybe it's just me but I don't like the product.