I really WANT to love this foundation because of its amazing price point, as at $8.99 (regularly $14.99 at Shoppers Drugmart here in Canada) it is a great deal! I am an NC15 in Mac; I am a fair lass with slight yellow undertones, so "Ivory" in the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation was too pink, and so I went for "Vanilla" which I believed would be the perfect match. NOPE! It's way too dark, so unfortunately I cannot wear this foundation, as I don't get too much darker in the summer. I tried buffing this foundation into my skin and blending it with my Real Techniques buffing brush, but I could still see that it was dark and I felt uncomfortable wearing it. I don't wear foundation every day, I love my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, but I wanted a foundation for days where I wanted fuller coverage, but this will not do! A tip for fair girls like me, Shoppers Drugmart carries a brand called Bourjois..it's actually owned by Chanel, and it makes cheaper versions of Chanel products. They have a foundation called Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation and it comes in 5 shades, I am the first shade which is called 51. It's lighter than the Revlon Nearly Naked "Vanilla" and it's also a medium coverage foundation. They're a very similar consistency except I'm going to guess Bourjois is a better quality and longer lasting. It's amazing, though a little bit more expensive than Revlon.
Definitely not one for oily skin, but if you have dry/normal I can see this being a brilliant foundation! It just doesn't last on oily skin, even with a primer and powder. Wish it had a pump as well.
MAC NW15/20, I use shade 110 ivory and its a beautiful match for my skin, it blends really nicely and had never caked up or oxidised on my skin. The coverage is light to medium and has really nice light consistency, however I wish this foundation came with a pump bottle because I end wasting a lot of product by pouring out onto my hand, overall it's a nice healthy looking foundation which is a nice price. Definitely would repurchase this.
NC42 and Shade 200 Warm beige is a perfect match. Sheer but buildable coverage. Nice for weekend wear for casual outings. Find that it does not stay for more than 5 hours even when at work in air conditioning. Would likely not purchase again.
I like this foundation.....light enough for when my skin is behaving buildable when it's not. Not matte, but not dewy either. I don't use a primer, I do have to touch up with powder half way through the day, but then I do with anything I use. No big deal. Didn't break me out, which is a HUGE bonus. I would recommend.....
This is an amazing foundation - I used to wear Laura Mercier Oil free tinted moisturiser but this is just as lightweight on the skin but stays put for longer. Colour range is ok. I'm Mac 20-25 and shell is perfect for me. This has to be set with powder otherwise it will become shiny after about 3 hours - I do have oily skin though!
I would really recommend this as a summer foundation. I would compare this to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua but 1/3 of the price!
I absolutely love this product, I could never really find a foundation that wouldn't make me turn orange tinted until I found nearly nakeds vanilla. I find the foundation to be full coverages but sort of dewy. Personally dewiness doesn't go well with my face texture so I mattify it with cover girls pressed powder ! Love love love this foundation it doesn't feel cakey and applies so smoothly to the face ! I highly recommend you try it out !
I recently bought this at Ulta and I love it. I read somewhere that it is the replica of a high end Department store brand.
This foundation is light weight and very blendable. I apply it with my real techniques buffing brush to create a subtle polished look that evens out skin tone but lets your natural skin show through. I tend to wear this on a good skin day when I just want a light base to look more 'done'. I'm really not a fan of the packaging though, the lack of pump is messy and inconvenient. On my combination/oily skin, even with powdering and setting spray, it tends to fade after only a few hours. This is because of the foundations dewy/hydrating finish. On the plus side, it seems to wear pretty evenly, I haven't noticed any patchyness. I'd suggest this foundation for someone who wants a very light coverage for a few hours. Personally, I wouldn't buy this again because I prefer a fuller coverage and a more long lasting base. But for someone with dryer skin wanting a light coverage, I think this would be perfect!
This is a light/medium coverage foundation that feels extremely lightweight on the skin, it sets to a satin matte finish covers redness and is nearly undetectable. You can easily build up the coverage up. The formula is impressive it contains vitamin c, e, plant extracts, and broad spectrum SPF 20. Setting it with powder makes it last an 8 hour shift on my combination skin but I still need to blot. Overall I'm really impressed and this has become my everyday foundation.