I have a serious love-hate relationship with this product. I have oily skin, but I want a foundation with a natural, dewy-ish finish. I know, I know. I saw the rave reviews of this product on Youtube and elsewhere, and how it was TOTALLY good for oily skin. In reality, it really isn't. The only reason why I keep buying this product is because of the GORGEOUS finish it gives. Sadly, this finish doesn't last very long on me because of my oily skin. I use a Smashbox primer, a setting powder, and MAC Fix + spray. Believe me people, I go through the motions to make this work. Even with all those things, it still manages to melt off my face before the day is through. Maybe it's not meant to be. This would probably be amazing for those of you with dry or normal skin. The coverage is medium. It doesn't cover up my acne scars, but it does (sort of) manage to cover up the redness of my cheeks. It goes on nicely if you're patient. I have had occurrences when this has looked cakey, but I now use my Sigma Flat-Top Kabuki brush, stipple the product in first, and THEN buff the product into my skin. Loses the cakiness (sp?) effect.
I really like this foundation!!
It is medium coverage, and has a very light feel. It is buildable without getting cakey and you get a very nice glow.
On my oily skin it does cause grease within a few hours but I feel it can be postponed with a dap of setting powder or primer underneath. However too greasy for my taste !
I would recommend it for dry/medium skin tones but also urge oily skin types to try it out and see if they can make it work.
If you have a lot of discoloration or acne and you need to cover up I say skip this one as it doesn't cover enough for that.
After wearing it for a couple of weeks I have discovered It gives me light acne if I wear it too much :( So unfortunately, 3/5 stars
It is expensive. I tend to like a variety of face techniques, and use this for special occasions or when I feel I need a fuller coverage. This makes it last longer and I don't have to drop so much money as frequently than if I were using it for every day usage.
I love this foundation! Have been using it for years! (The trick is that you have to use it with its primer AND finishing powder) I use all three: primer, foundation, powder. It has medium coverage, but looks very natural. Last all day. T-Zone area gets slightly oily middle of the day, but nothing drastic.
If you like medium coverage, I highly recommend. Just be sure to use their primer and finishing powder. It really makes a difference.
The one thing that attracted me to this particular foundation was it's SPF free formula - for both personal use and for models to build my makeup portfolio.
The ingredients in foundations containing SPF, like titanium dioxide & zinc oxide, stay on the surface of the skin and actually block UV rays from penetrating the skin which gives you the 'white mask' on flash photography. I have to say this foundation looks beautiful on camera and has a very dewy finish. I would not recommend for oily skin as you will need a lot of setting powder to keep it from sliding off your face! (Which looks terrible on flash photography by the way)
It is definitely over priced for what it is - there are other foundations around the same price range which are much better and much longer lasting - ie. armani luminous silk or mac face & body which give a similar dewy finish.
This foundation breaks me out so badly!!!!
I know a lot of people love it but I cannot wear it !!!
I've been using this foundation for the past four years. The coverage is definitely buildable to suit your preference. This foundation looks great in photos! There's a good colour range for people to find their shade. I apply it using a sponge (for a natural look) or a stippling brush for more coverage. I have acne scarring/pigmentation and this foundation covers everything up nicely. I don't use concealer, just this foundation and the coverage is good. This foundation is $46.00 Canadian but it's worth it.
My onlyy complaint is regarding the packaging- the lid never stays on unless it's standing up and my lid has recently cracked. I purchased the Nars Sheer Glow foundation so I'll be trying that out to switch things up.
Fairly good foundation. Doesn't feel light nor heavy. Sort of medium, with medium but buildable coverage. It doesn't slide or rub off easily, especially if you set it with powder. The only thing I didn't like about this product is it's packaging. The cap is really loose and always comes off in my makeup pouch. Thank goodness it always doesn't leak. So in a way that's good as well. :D The shade I bought it in was a tad too orange for me so I'll probably repurchase in the right shade the next time or try Revlon's Colorstay (:
Good fdt, not great for me.
If you have severe acne scarring and uneven texture, this will cover the scars partially. I applied it with a stippling brush, fingers and wet sponge, but my scars were still very noticeable, plus my face was cakey. Mixed with primer and moisturizer for a more natural and sheer look, but the coverage was gone. If you jut have hyper pigmentation or minor skin issues, this will work. On areas where I don't have scars, this looks flawless. But if you have craters or rolling scars, I'm not sure this will help.
I guess the coverage depends on what you have to cover:)
Pros:Good selection of colors
Cons:Kind of pricey
I really like this foundation.
I bought it back in November of 2012.
I got the one in the shade N140
It works very very well.
It's not as full coverage as say, the mat velvet plus, but I feel that it is better for me as it does not have to much oil control.
It is quite sheer but also quite buildable.
I would say that it's light to medium coverage, mostly light but buildable to a medium coverage.
It doesnt last the longest but it look super beutiful on the skin and it looks very natural.
It does look HD on HD cameras.
I will warn you not to put this under your eyes or in areas with any wrinkles, as it does crease under there. Also keep in mind that I have dry skin, and it is prone to creasing there.
Overall I think that this is an awesome foundation when you just applied it :)