I try to stick on a budget; i heard a lot of reviews how this would be a dupe for nars sheer glow, but half the cost. Pretty pricey for a drugstore foundation (if i remember right it was 15$), but I thought I would give it a try.
My first impression is that it was THICK. Really... gooey? goopy? Well anyways, it didn't have a good consistency. With that, blendability was just awful. It had a mission of staying on my pores. And its sticky... really way to heavy.
I bought this for the winter, seeing as I have very dry skin in the winter, and that the dewiness would counteract that (or maybe mask it up a little). The dewiness was more oily. Didn't like that either.
And it broke me out! I also had another foundation I was using at the time, and I noticed when I used this one, I started to get some bumps. I put one and two together and stopped using this foundation.
Maybe I never applied it correctly (six months later I tried again just to make sure I didn't like it... still didn't) so it's great if other people like it, but it's a serious no-go for me.
p.s. the packaging is awful! Wayyyy to much product comes out without the pump
I use the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua as my HG foundation, but at $45/oz, its not cost effective.My skin is combination, acne prone. After returning several high end foundations (Smashbox and Tarte), I needed a quick solution to my Chanel without running to a department store. I've seen this foundation on YouTube and decided to jump the gun. I bought this for $12, with a coupon making it cheaper. Its a LOVELY foundation. Good coverage, and lasting power. My only complaint is that it a but more liquid-y than I like foundations, so its just a bit harder to work with. It gives a very natural look to my skin. I apply with both a brush and a beauty blender, and its a flawless finish. Its a WONDERFUL alternative to the higher end makeup. NO BREAK OUTS! As the Tarte Amazonian Clay made me break out terribly, this has shown no signs of irritation with my skin!
I really wanted to love this foundation after hear sooo many lovely things about it but unfortunately I didn't :(
-NOT dewy at all... sorry ladies but this doesn't compare to Nars and I wouldn't call this a dewy foundation... natural finish is more like it
-broke me out.... a lot,and I have dry skin!!! :( :( :(
-the packaging is a pain in the butt because the product is quite runny and extra care is needed to pour it out
-difficult to blend and very cakey
LOVE this foundation! I have sensitive skin that had been reacting badly to my previous foundation (Rimmel Lasting Finish, which gives great coverage and really DOES last a long time, but which felt like a mask on my face and broke me out a little), but this foundation feels so nice and light! I apply with a foundation brush and it provides good coverage. It's pretty thin, but very buildable. I use this over concealer and finish off with some setting powder, and I'm good to go! Highly recommend.
Wanted to love it but it was to dewy of a finish for my oily skin and it broke me out horribly !
Great drugstore foundation! I bought this in the color buff and it matches my skin perfectly (well not now because it's summer and I have a tan) but it matches my natural skin tone perfectly. It's pretty medium coverage, and not too matte or too shiny. I have oily skin and when I set this with powder it gives me a nice finish. The downside would have to be the packaging, it looks nice but I prefer pump foundations since they're less messy, but it's no big deal. I love this foundation and want to get another to match my summer skin!
My favorite foundation. I have sensitive skin and love this. Love the price, too.
no no no no no! i really wanted to be infatuated with this foundation, i wanted it to be my HG drugstore foundation but sadly i hated it. the consistency of this foundation is liquid which i thought would be great but its TOO "liquidy", it gives light coverage if any at all, does not cover up small discolorations in my skin and makes me look very very greasy! its not even dirt cheap either which sort of makes me wonder why i ever bought it, at least now i know that i tried it already and it just isn't for me!
So let me give you a background on my skin. I used to have very oily acne-prone skin until I used Accutane. So now my skin is clear for the most part with the occasional pimples and a few acne scars. My face is still pretty oily, sometimes combo. Anyways, this foundation makes my face quite flawless and natural looking. I am about an NC-25 with warm undertones. I really like the shade in 60 in natural beige because it has yellow undertones. The number 40 looks like it is my shade, but it is more pink. 50 looked darker than 60. So, therefore I chose 60. The color is amazing because it's so hard to find a yellow based foundation at the drugstore.
The formula is a little dewy, but makes my face "glow" without the shimmer. It's not the longest lasting foundation when worn alone, but I think it last longer than Revlon's Photoready. Because my skin is oily, I wear milk of magnesia as a primer and apply the Healthy Skin on top and finish with a powder. This combo has pretty good lasting power, especially in the summer. Another tip is, don't buff powder in a sweeping motion. Instead, I use a kabuki and press and dab it into my skin rather than using a swiping motion. I find if I do the sweeping motion, I'm wiping off some of the foundation.
I apply the foundation with a stippling brush or the Studio Tools powder brush from E.L.F. It works so much better than using a standard foundation brush. I find it streaky and not enough coverage when I apply this way. Plus I end up using more product. Stippling it makes my face look so flawless!
I'd say this coverage is medium and is great for an everyday use. I don't wear concealer, so this covers my imperfections nicely. Not perfectly, but I'm the type of person that doesn't care if a little flaw peeks through. I don't want to look too perfect everyday. Even when I sometimes get dry spots on my face, this does not accentuate the flakiness.
When I wear this foundation, people always rave about how good my skin looks.
I'm for sure a colorstay lover! for a few years now. I was watch youtube makeup video's and came across this foundation...started reading reviews etc.. looked and sounded great... scared to try it.. I did anyway... and said I'll just return it and get my usual colorstay if it's crap...well.. I came home.. took off my foundation and applied this one.. I was really shocked at the coverage it gave because it felt so thin... and natural...I applied half wit a concealer because I have sinus issues which equals dark circles... and the other half without.... of course the concealer gave more of the look i'm looking for then without. However even with colorstay when the circles are bad I use the concealer. So that didn't make a difference. I heard that the healthy skin didn't last in the heat.. so I said tomorrow in the heat is the true test....I wore it from 9am till 10pm and it lasted.. with some minor touch ups of powder. just like with the colorstay in the heat... I really do like it... It's not as thick as the colorstay which doesn't feel heavy or dewy.... I'm gonna keep it..and wear it some more and update later! :D ohh I knocked one off because it doesn't have a pump.. neither does the colorstay... but you can always add one... I was for a while wit colorstay just decided to stop it's not that big of a deal... just be light with pouring healthy skin because it's thin.. if you get to little you can always add more.... It doesn't dry as fast as the colorstay... you'll have patches if you have to add more of colorstay wit healthy skin it's not a problem.
When picking the color.. I held up my color in the colorstay up to the neutrogena and the closet was nude 40 and it's the perfect match :D in the colorstay i'm 200 nude.
first weeks later and I STILL LOVE THIS FOUNDATION !! & I feel like it helps clear up any break outs!!