I have very oily skin and I had heard such good things about this foundation. The color matched me very well, but around midday i started to get oily. I blotted and powdered, and when i got home, i was horrified. The foundation had settled into my fine lines and my it looked really cakey. I really wanted this foundation to work for me, but i was very disappointed.
Heck NO. This foundation left me cakey and looking like someone just pie-d me. The color range is not wide. I previously bought a bottle of this stuff in Nude. Caked my face slightly but the colour was too pale and too pink. Because of that, i decided to get another bottle in Sand Beige just to give it another go. My oh my did it suck! I feel as if I've wasted my money on these 2 bottles given that they're such an expensive drugstore foundation. I want to give them away but none of my friends are the shades! Total disappointment. Probably never buying this again. :(
i purchased this in golden caramel for my NC42 skin. its a perfect match. it has enough golden tones in it so i dont look gray/ashy. as far as keeping me matte, its doing a pretty decent job. my t zone definitely needed a blot around lunch time but thats pretty normal. the color may have oxidized just a smidge, but not orange at all. my face looks very natural. i used a sponge wedge that i dampened, i dont like heavy coverage. good stuff for the price. i will update if this breaks me out or not.
When I first used this, i was amazed. I have big trouble finding good foundations that last on my oily skin, and this was the one. It lasted all day, it kept the shine at bay, not oily feeling at all when touching the skin and no breakouts (i have sensitive acne prone skin).
But after almost finish one bottled, i realized i'm not completely satisfied with it.
Even though i have oily skin, i find that really mate foundations look unatural and makes skin appear "dead", also it enphasises textured skin, which is something i have. So, i realized i'm looking for a more natural look, this foundation just looks too obvious (and i'm really careful with the application in terms of tools, quantity and blending). I like it more after a few hours when my oils start to appear on my skin because it looks more natural.
I also notice that after a few hours, it starts to look patchy and somewhat dry. You can only tell in a short distance, but i'm really self concious about that especially at sun light.
I tried mixing it to my moituriser but it doesn't did anything, it looses it's staying power and coverage, and i don't really like the way it looks after a few hours... :-/
I was feeling sad because i really liked the staying power and oil control of this foundation, but after some research i realized many people had the same issues , and they were saying that the normal to dry skin formula worked better for them because it's more natural looking, more blendable and it's also oil free and no alcohol... it has oil control, besides the hydrating properties and almost the same lasting power, so i was excited to try and decided to give it a go.. i'll be updating this review as soon as i try the N/D formula ;)
NOTE: for those who are worried about this foundation to break you out, just make sure you are completely removing it at night. That's probably the reason why so many people have issues with this product. Use an oil based makeup remover, because it dissolves the foundation and remove it from the skin. Then you can follow up with a regular cleanser just to make sure it's completely removed. You can also use EVOO (that's what i use) - it's very effective at removing colorstay and also my eyemakeup, then i use my regular cleanser, and no breakouts so far after 3 months using this foundation daily! ;)
As an overall opinion this foundation is okay. I bought this after putting it off for cheaper foundations but eventually caved and bought it. I loved this foundation when I first used it and it lasted all day. I would go to school and come bag and my skin would still look flawless, I was really happy. After coming to the end of my second bottle I noticed that the colour didn't match my neck to well, I then bought it in the lightest colour Ivory. I got it home and used once the other bottle was finished. The foundation seemed different even though it was in exactly the same packaging with no sign of a new formula anywhere. The smell was similar to nail polish remover even after shaking it up it was the same. It was a struggle to apply as the foundation would not spread and always looked streaky. At school the foundtaion made my face look cakey and the sign of makeup on my face was very noticable. I think my skin had got used to the formula (immune from it). The foundation was patchy and I had no choice but to find something else. I will try this foundtaion again going back to the darker colour maybe when I have a tan because I enjoyed that formula better.
LOVE!! Only when my skin is not dry though
Used to use this makeup, then told my snob friend and she steered me away from it, towards expensive drugstore brands. Years later I have secretly gone back to it and love it all over again. This stuff provides coverage and the colors are great. It can be a little thick to apply so I put on a light lotion moisturizer right before and then immediately put on the makeup. Will not collect in pores but do give it a light swoosh with your finger over larger pore areas (that is, wipe it away just a little). Have been using it with Coty Airspun powder.
The bottle top is the worst. Lots of product collects in the lid and around the outside of the top. I wish they would fix this. But otherwise, I really have to say that this is a great product that will stay on all day and has not clogged my pores or irritated my skin in any way.
Im NC 20 ish yellow undertone , not fair but light skin. I wear W2 in L'Oreal true match. I picked up Buff in comb/oily skin. Although I have dry skin, I found this one was slightly lighter (from the bottle unsure if its true or not ) than the normal/Dry one so I decide to pick this one up. I would say it fits good with my skin. looks quite natural but i think its bit too beige/greyish looking so it does not have that brighting tone up on my face. its very neutral looking i would say. but im happy with the finish look its matte although i gotta really work to blend it nicely (its qutie thick) but it has full coverage and it lasts forever...even gives hard time when taking off at the end of the day. pkging is not good since it comes with no pump. but other than that its nice pkg with glass jar i think. and price wise, its quite expensive for DS foundation its about $16-22 CAD, and i would rather pay <$10 for it. i would def purchase it again when it goes on a sale for around $13CAD at walmart or sometimes at shoppers. continued >>
It provides full coverage and yet quite natural effect. I don't find it keep my face matte all day but it stayed in place for the day. I find it a little bit too heavy for summer, but for other seasons it works well.
I personnally would recommend it and repurchase it as it has a better performance so far compared to other foundations I tried before. But I must say they really need to add a pump on the bottle.
Love this stuff! This was my first foray into liquid foundation after being a devoted powder wearer for years due to my very oily skin. I decided I wanted something with more coverage and staying powder and after reading some reviews of this I thought why the heck not, it's not very expensive anyway. I really really like this! I was unsure of my colour match as I usually wear a C30 in powder or NC25 at Mac as I am quite olive toned. I picked this up in Sand Beige with the thought that it looked the most yellow toned out of the color selection and that if it was too light I could just wear some bronzer. The color match was quite good - maybe a teeny bit pale but nothing some powder couldn't fix. I was so used to having to blot every few hours while I just wore powder and having it just melt off my face to the point where it didn't look like I was wearing any makeup at all. I can wear this foundation all day long and it still looks quite good when I get home. I still do blot or powder my nose once a day or so but it is much better at controlling oil. The makeup has a good consistency and I would describe it as medium, buildable coverage. It is not for those who are looking for light or sheer coverage. On the downside, I hate that it doesn't come with a pump and that it dries quite quickly so you have to be quick with application. Overall, however, I think this is a great product at a great price point and that you should try it out if you want a good, inexpensive liquid foundation for oily skin.