Foundation is a very personal thing, depending on your skin type, tone, and preferences, it can be difficult to find one that is suitable. This one is great for me. Awesome coverage, but be careful when applying because it can easily become "cakey", effortlessly evens skintone, lasts a long time (I'd say about 12 hours or so), and best of all, it is FABULOUS for dry skin. Gives a natural glow without making you look greasy. I wouldn't recommend this for oily skin. I'm still working on finishing the sample that i received from Sephora, but I will be purchasing.
If I could, I would give this foundation 3.5 stars, not 4. I wore this foundation for about a year (repurchased a few times) at age 20-21 when I was living in Australia, where it costs $80 a tube at the LM counter. Ouch! It is wonderful for covering everything on your face - all your flaws pretty much disappear as you apply it.
However as others have mentioned, the beauty that comes after first applying does not last very long. It does tend to get very cakey after a few hours wear. I have noticed in photos that it wears off too, and your flaws/uneven skin will be visible again after a few hours. I never wore it with a primer, so maybe a primer would help.
It is not a great foundation for daytime looks in natural light because it looks cakey. I would recommend this foundation for nights out though, used with a primer and setting powder. It is still a beautiful foundation that makes you look gorgeous at first, but you must apply it sparingly, because it cakes easily, and be advised that it will probably wear off a bit during the day.
This foundation is somewhat "ok". I have tested this during all seasons and just couldn't find a time where it fit me "just right". I did enjoy the packaging because it was easy to travel with and toss around in my makeup bag. For my very pale skin I couldn't find the perfect match that looked completely natural, but could pull it off a bit more in the summer in terms of colour match. This is a medium-full coverage foundation and I am looking to cover redness and other imperfections. If you need more coverage I suggest applying thin layers to avoid looking too cakey, which this foundation tends to be on me no matter what I do. In the summer it slips right off, especially if I touch my face. It also does nothing for my oily skin. In the winter it made me look a little too "done" and just sits in top of my skin/clings to any dry spots. I do not like a foundation that just sits on my face and doesn't blend. During all seasons it did a good job at evening out my skin tone, but unfortunately the amount of product needed to do this made me look too cakey, even using thing layers and buffing it in. It does feel fairly light and not heavy which i loved, even though the look is not what i am going for. This might work for someone else with a different skin type or different needs, but it does not match my current foundation needs. I would not repurchase.
I have tried so hard to love this foundation but it has sorely disappointed. I have oily, acne-prone skin. I'm around an NC15-20 in MAC foundations and I have LM Silk Creme in the shade Soft Ivory. It's a bit too light for me but too-light foundations are easily corrected with a dusting of bronzer.
The bottom line is: this foundation looks horrendous on my skin. It sinks into my pores and makes them stand out like tiny beacons on my face, it emphasizes every tiny dry patch (especially any dying blemishes I happen to have), and it clings to strange areas I didn't even know foundation could cling to. Overall, the finish I get is powdery, cakey, and terribly unflattering. I have shaken the bottle til my arm feels numb. I have tried applying this in every conceivable way. I have tried using fingers, buffing brush, and sponge - all to no avail.
I have tried using different moisturizers, primers, setting sprays, and even waiting hours for it to "settle" and "meld" into my skin. It still looks bad. I don't think I'm applying too much either. Since this is so thick and highly pigmented, I use less than HALF a pea-sized amount for my whole face - and I have a pretty big face. I just don't understand how so many people are a fan of this stuff. Maybe I got a dud? I just don't know. All I can say is, I would strongly recommend you get a sample of this first before shelling out $43.
My all time favorite full coverage foundation. Now, I am totally a BB cream and tinted moisturizer lover, but on days where I need full coverage or am lazy (don't need powder or concealer with this) I reach for this. I think the trick to prevent this from looking cakey is to use a small amount, really buff it in and add more if you need more coverage. Also, this foundation works really well with the beauty blender. I am NC 25 and wear beige ivory.
this is a wonderful foundation that covers any acne spots of blemishes very well!!
The other great thing is you can layer it to get better coverage and it still looks natural. I set it with the translucent powder and it lasts all day without getting dry or changing colors. Since buying the LM Mineral MU I have been using this more and more as a concealer and then dusting the mmu over top. It really looks amazing!
I highly recommend this if you aren't one of the lucky ones with an even skin tone or you have mild acne scars (me).
This is a great foundation for full to medium coverage. More like a matte finish. Very smooth finish. Great for pictures. Used this foundation for pictures when I had my baby and looked flawless. Just make sure you get the right color for your skin type. I have not had a problem with break outs. apply with foundation stippling brush or sponge.
I LOVED this for the first 5 days and then broke out with some MASSIVE pimples!
I didn't want to belive it was the foundation, but I hadn't changed anything else in my routine. So, the next month (sinc eit took that long for my monster blemishes to subside), I worked up the courage to try the foundation again. The next day I had two cysts again. So, I had to admit the truth and return it.
I think this foundation is worth a try if you're not prone to blemishes. If you are, then I would recommend staying away!
I purchased this after seeing so many good reviews on YouTube and was shocked at the price tag! It is super expensive! I paid around Â£32 for it in John Lewis. However having tried it I know this will last me a LONG time! I have been using this daily for two months and still have over half left. The colour range selection is awful, they don't have much option and I was left with a colour that is too dark for me even when I fake tan! I mix this with my Revlon Colorstay for oily skin in Buff and the two combined is a beautiful combination. I feel that it suits my oily skin a lot better with the revlon whilst not giving me the cakey look I felt I got with the revlon Colorstay on its own. Silk Creme really does give a flawless airbrushed full coverage look! And if the colour needs altering definitely try mixing it with Colorstay! The finished look is amazing!
I have read many mixed reviews about this product however I love it. The tinniest bit covers my whole face, banishing my acne scars, redness and eliminating the need for concealer. I use the Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply this and that works the best for me. It is very long wearing and still looks gorgeous hours later. I actually like that it doesn't have SPF as it doesn't flash back in photographs. As for choosing a color, it can be confusing. I looked and compared many swatches online and using my best judgement (as I don't have a counter near me) I settled on Creme Ivory which is a fair color with yellow undertones. I have normal to oily skin and I find this looks fabulous on my skin so it is not only for dry skin.
If you aren't sure, I would try to get to a counter or Sephora and see if you can get a sample. If you love it, you can buy the full size, if you don't you aren't out the money.
Bottom line: I really enjoy this foundation and I will repurchase when the times comes. It is quite expensive but since such a small amount goes so far and I love it so much it is worth it to me.