I don't understand why this foundation has such a bad rating! This was my first Almay foundation and I honestly can't think of switching to any other product. I got it in Ivory (the lightest shade) and I am blown away by how nicely it blends into my skin. I think the key to this foundation is to use a primer. I tried it once without primer and it was patchy and icky looking. Tried again with primer and voila, it was basically an air-brushed effect. It makes my skin look soft and alive. The little sparkles in it are extremely tiny, I probably wouldn't have noticed them if I didn't know they were there. The pump is really convenient and I haven't had any mechanical issues with it. The only thing that sort of bothers me is the scent. It fades in a few minutes, but it's a fairly strong plastic-y scent. Another thing I noticed was that after touching my face, my hands get covered in sparkles. The foundation itself stays on, but the little sparkles fall off.
I found that using a foundation brush to apply it is the best way.
At the Meijer where I bought it, it was $10.97. For an unemployed high schooler, that is sort of expensive. But really it isn't that pricey and generally accessible by many people.
So this foundation is really amazing if you use primer & use a foundation brush!
Would definitely buy again! continued >>
I have eczema and sensitive skin. I've tried SO many different foundations (both liquid and powder). I have to say that this one is the best I've tried so far. It is hypoallergenic and oil-free which I like. It goes on well, and immediately my skin feels hydrated (no tightness and burning)! It hasn't irritated my skin so far, and I hope it continues not to. I love that it has SPF 20, and the colour selections this range comes in. It matches my skin perfectly as far as colour goes, and gives me a uniform skin tone.
The shade I got matched my skin PERFECTLY; however, this product provided absolutely no coverage even when I tried to build it. It seems to be very watery so it does not blend well. I do not recommend this product especially if you have blemishes or problem areas.
I absolutely LOVE the wake up hydrating loose powder by Almay, so when they came out with a liquid foundation to go with it, I just had to get it! I have to say, I was really disappointed. The foundation is really watery and offers little coverage if any at all. It's also really hard to blend and doesn't look natural on my skin. It's certainly not hydrating like the powder. It actually DRIES my skin. I won't be buying this product again.
This is officially the WORST foundation I have ever tried. And, trust me, I've tried A LOT.
First Impression- I loved that there was a pump, I really wanted a pump foundation after using squeeze tube foundations, and I loved that there was SPF 20. PLUS, an energizing makeup for summer I was so ready to buy this and try it out. I thought this would be my new HG and replace my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, boy was I wrong.
First Application- I was so eager to try this I pumped it on my hand and home and tried getting an idea of the consistency. Then it smelled really nasty, like dirt. I thought I accidentally touched my mud mask which smells like that so I washed my hands and face and tried applying to my face. As soon as I put it on I got a whiff of dirt it was so disgusting. It literally smells like dirt! And it blotched up on my face after about a minute of applying then I noticed tons and I mean TONS of sparkles! Sparkles, and glitter. Honestly? I was experiencing the worst foundation of my life on less than 15 minutes of purchase.
has a pump
Sparkles/glitter in the foundation
Way to pricy, not even worth 10¢
Over all: Horrible foundation. NEVER, EVER, EVER WASTE YOUR MONEY
This product was so awful. When I put it on and tried to blend it with my fingers it looked like dead skin was coming off my face, tons of it. At first I thought this might be the case, but every time I used it I had little bits of stuff coming off on my fingers and face. It was too thick but gave too little coverage. My face looked even more blotchy after putting it on. I would not recomend this to anyone.
Normally I love any Almay product, but this stuff was awful. It smelled gross, and on top of that, made me break out!!! Beware...
This was one of the first foundations I tried. I haven't been able to find it again. It's the only foundation that has ever matched my skin perfectly. I loved it, because I got better skin and no one knew I was wearing makeup.
Absolute WORST foundation I have ever tried! It smells funny, stings my skin, and is so blotchy it seems like the product has to be a bad joke. Shame on you Almay--what a waste!
OK so I NEED some yellow to even out my blotchy skin so I can go ahead and apply outrageous lip colors. Anyhoo, I wanted this to work very badly but oh how masque-like it was, emphasizing every line and pore and enveloping my poor visage in nastiness. I don't need this cheap foundation to undo all the Origins product and time I have invested in my problem skin. Yuck.