I bought this foundation because I wanted a liquid that wasn't heavy, just evened out my complexion and left me a healthy glow to my skin. This product really delivered. It's the dewy finish is what makes your skin appear fresh and well rested. I would recommend this for those who don't have much trouble with blemishes and therefore, are not looking for coverage, just a product that wakes up and evens out the complexion. I can't achieve this with mineral powder or cream foundations. The pump bottle is also fantastic. I'm also an NC25 but with more pink undertones in my skin, and i really like 72 rose claire for my skin, which i was thrilled about as most foundations tend to be too yellow for me. only problem is it doesn't last very long.
it's a shame this product doesn't work for me - lovely scent (not what i'd expect from a foundatino) and great dispenser - it is a little hard to get out of the pump when you've used over half of the bottle though turning it upside down helps! my skin must just be too oily for this - the foundation made me break out on my cheeks and my chin, not a very good look! also i found it takes a little longer to dry than other foundations, and can look a little orangey even when colour matched. not very good for a decent coverage - better if you have dry, relatively clear skin it will give a lovely dewey look :)
I have this in 71 Abricote Clair, and I really love this product! It gives a natural coverage, and looks great set with powder (I use Rimmel's Stay Matte). This foundation also stays put for a good 6-7 hours, and it's only £9 here in the UK! I recommend this product throughly. Although I have to warn you, when you pump it out, it can pump too much, so be a bit soft on it. And the consistency is quite thin, so it is quite runny.
Wow! What a great product! I have this in 73 Beige Clair. I love this foundation more than my beloved Lise Watier or EA Flawless Finish. This is a very light, liquidy oil-free foundation with a pump dispenser – it has buildable coverage that gives an absolutely amazing radiant and rested complexion. It has vitamins and minerals, and a pleasant scent - but all I know is that it’s amazing – I look flawless with this product plus a touch of the Bourjois mineral radiance pressed powder – it lasts all day and I know I look amazing in it. I usually have oily breakthough during the day and even though this product seems to go on with a slight sheen, it doesn’t go oily during the day – wow!! Moist and soft feeling all day. Highly recommended. I'm wearing this in my most recent photos.
UPDATE: I have bought again, and will buy again. Although I still have my Lise Watier foundation and Liz Arden Flawless Finish and will use them once in a while, this is my go-to everday foundation - I still love it and that's saying something! I will say, the better my skin, the better this weight of coverage. I notice if my skin is bad, this doesn't cover it - but that just motivates me to take care of my skin. So easy to use - I use a Beauty-Blender type damp sponge and it's a treat to use this foundation.
UP-UPDATE: Another update to this great foundation. Just bought my 3rd or 4th bottle today. For several months I've been using my Lise Watier foundation (mentioned above and I have a glowing review for it) but boy was it letting me down - I thought it was my skin (ladies your skin will change drastically as you age!) so I kept using the Lise, and I scrubbed and exfoliated like crazy - but then I would put on the Lise foundation and constantly had flakey skin, dry patches showing, and the foundation just sat on top of my skin - you could actually see 'finger brush' marks - it wouldn't blend. Several mornings I had to go the bathroom and scrub it off and start again because it was so disgusting looking - #%*$. Then I remembered I had my Sleep Effects Foundation and pulled it out (I usually use it in summer and it's winter now) - and voila!!! All the troubles I was experiencing just disappeared - wow. My pores are minimized, no flakes, no settling into lines, and i can blend easily without even looking in the mirror. And all for an affordable $26 bucks! BARGOON!!!
Update: Just bought another bottle (5th?) - still my go-to foundation.
I think my skin is just too oily for this, which is a shame coz the colour and texture is stunning, on application it looks amazing but just slides off real quick which is pretty gutting.
I really really liked this when i got it but after a week i got breakouts from it - just too oily! at first when i put it on its looks great but within in an hour the light dewwyness just looks like oily and shiney.
The colour is perfect for me so i was disapointed but this would be great for someone with dry skin or that is happy to wear powder over it.
First off, I have to say that I love the tiny spouted pump. It's pretty hard to over do it when pumping onto a foundation brush. However, I find it takes me quite a while to blend this product. The sales lady color-matched me with rose clair, and while for the first few days I thought it matched well, it actually ended up being quite pale with a pinkish undertone on me. I am not someone who has oily skin, in fact, I can get quite dry in the winter, but this product actually turned shiny and slid off of my face within a matter of a few hours. For the price, 10 hr sleep effect isn't worth a repurchase for me, but there are some pros to this foundation that other people may like (i.e packaging, smell, consistency in the bottle, etc)
I love this foundation~! I could never really use a liquid foundation because it would make my face break out (clinique superfit foundation is one of the very many). However, this foundation doesn't make me break out and its feels as if I'm putting on a moisturizer! It is VERY runny, but thats what I like about it.
I have already bought this foundation twice, it is the best I have ever used. nice and light, very easy to apply and the colour if perfect for my light skin.
its such good value as well, less than a tenner!
I continue my quest to find my HG fndt. and not sure that I have found it or not with this product. I think I need to give it some more time thus this review is based upon initial impressions (approx 5 days)
Colour: excellent match for my C1 NC15 skin (evened out my skin very nicely)
Coverage: light to medium but totally buildable and feels light ( applied it with 187 only)
Lasting power: does not last 10 hours more like 5 and doesn't make my face overly oily
Formula: very runny, smells wonderful.
So, I will wait and see so far so good.