This was the first foundation I recieved to use as a preteen. It is good, the bottle is nice, the amount lasts, and they have plenty of shades to fill peoples need. I rotate with using only power. This product is nice to have when I want to use liquid foundation.
Everything would be OK with this one, but I'm worried about what they use to make it and if it's not damaging to my skin. It BLEACHED some of my clothes and towels!
I have a very difficult skin tone to match. My skin is very olive and has very prominent yellow undertones, but I'm pretty fair in the winter. Most drugstore foundations (at least the lighter tones) have a pink undertone that obviously looks awful on my yellow undertoned skin. In the winter the W1 or W2 shades match wonderfully- no pink here! In the summer my skin gets very tan so I usually go between W3 or W4. It is quite liquidy which I was afraid of because usually liquidy drugstore foundations have no coverage, however this has excellent coverage and the liquid makes it very buildable and blendable. I usually don't have to use concealer with this foundation unless I'm really breaking out. I use 100% organic aloe vera gel as a primer and this foundation seems to stay really well. I set it with Physician's Formula talc-free pressed powder or Coty's Airspun loose powder (both of which can be purchased at a drug store). Definitely my HG foundation!
This is the only foundation I have found to date that actually matches my skin color! The color selection is amazing. The coverage is good, I have mild rosacea and break out every month, and you can't tell. The BAD thing about this makeup is how long it lasts- I set it with a face powder in the morning and it only lasts about 7-8 hours. (Not bad, but I work 14 hour shifts and was hoping for something longer lasting) still, this is the best I've found so far but will keep tryin others.
SO much to say about this product.. full review;
I bought this about 4 months ago in my search for a nice medium coverage foundation from the drugstore that would cover up my redness, giving me natural finish for an everyday use. I had also seen Michelle Phan and Nicole Guerriero on YOUTUBE loving it (I didnt take in consideration however that they have very flawless skin.. first mistake)
(continuing with what i was looking for) Also that would hold up through the day ... considering i have combination skin with dry patches on the cheeks and VERY oily nose.
I gave this product all the uses i could think of and tried diferent aplications to see if the product was really worthy or not,. ...NOT .. why??
1- i have pink undertones and a lot of redness in all my face, the shade i have c03 has VERY strong red undertones so it tends to increase the redness in my face.. not matching my skin and not evening it out.
2- this foundation takes a while to fully settle into your skin.. i always have to do my eyes and hair before moving on with bronzer and blush
3- once it settles i need to use my fingers to push the foundation in the areas where i have pimples or blackheads because the foundation tends to sit on top of those areas instead of covering them up .. so i need to really make sure everything is well blended and settled.
4- despite having a nice finish overall, my dry patches will still be noticeable after the foundation
5- the semi matte finish only lasts for about 3-4 hours..
6- the coverage only lasts for about 5 total hours after that its GONE. Pretty much no residues of foundation when i clean up my face in the night
7- doesnt hold my oils..
8- doesnt work well with other foundations
9- it took me a while to figure out the necessary amount for my whole face without me looking like a mummy
10- the ONLY brush i can use with this is the Real Techniques Buffing Brush because it really makes the blending super easy, total failure with something like the RT expert face brush
AFTER ALL OF THOSE NEGATIVE THINGS I STILL GIVE THE PRODUCT 3 LIPPIES.. WHY?
- its way cheaper than the normal foundations i use.. MAC, LANCOME
- i dont need much product
- it does cover something, at least for couple of hours
- it kinda does the job for the everyday use considering im in college and i cant use a full coverage foundation everyday
- i like the bottle
- ONCE i set it with my Milani Multitasker Powder (adds coverage and very matte finish) it lasts a little more through out the day
- it has last me a reasonable time (4 months and still is not over) considering i DO use it at least 3 times a week (i dont have money to run and buy another one)
* i BELIEVE (its not accurate) that this might do wonders with people with VERY LITTLE imperfections on the face and normal/dry skin type.
I used to love this foundation until I realised how quickly it fades and becomes patchy/shiny. W3 golden beige is a great match for me, not quite as yellow as I like but certainly the best match of sll the shades. However it oxidises slightly within a couple of hours, gradually fades and becomes shiny and then disappears. My skin is oily though, so if you have normal to dry skin it is definitely worth trying. I really like the colour match and the natural effect but I can only really use this for days when I'm just stepping out for a couple of hours.
I bought this foundation after Emily Noel's review on youtube. I have oily to normal skin, which means It only gets a bit oily around t-zone area toward middle of the day. My skin is pretty fair, I have a lot of blackheads around my nose, large pores bt only a few tiny pimples. After struggling with bb cream n foundation from all sort of brands, I am sooo glad to find this foundation. I purchased the one with lightest shade-Ivory and it does a fab job. It's super easy to blend, i dont even need a foundation brush as compared to the other foudations, it matches my skin tone, and the best thing is I dont even need a powder or blotting oil tissue at all. It looks the same throughout the whole day, covers all my pores n blackheads :)) i can just apply this foundation after moituriser, with a bit of lipstick and brow and i can walk out of my house confidently. Nice package btw. 5/5 for the quality. Eventhough its a bit exp, but totally worths the money
This is my everyday foundation. It's a medium coverage foundation. It turns out semi-matte on my skin. I really like using this on a regular basis, it does the job, though I do get oily around my t-zone, but nothing a powder can't fix. They recently came out with new shades and one perfectly matched my skin tone now that I'm more tan. And I also like that their warm toned foundations have a perfect yellow undertone! YAYYYYYYYY!
So I bought this product about 2 months ago and i have been using it ever since, it was about 16 dollars in Canada (from shoppers drug mart) I probably should have gone to walmart for a better deal but whatever. W1 matched my fair skin I have warm undertones and this is the best colour match I have ever found. It just sucks that it goes patchy on my skin and wears off i literally look crazy by the end of the day even with my setting powder. I applied it with my elf powder brush and that brush is literally amazing
-perfect colour match for fair skin
-expensive compared to other drugstore foundations
-does not stay on the face
-become splotchy after several hours
-makes my skin look oil
-watery and hard to build up coverage
I'm sure this product works for other skin types just not for me!!!!
Light, breathable formula for my dry, acne-prone skin. The formula has a pinch of shimmer, but it doesn't show up at all. Natural, satin finish in normal day/indoor lighting. This doesn't photograph well in harsh camera phone flash in a dark nightclub; N4, which matches me perfectly in normal lighting, washes me out, W7, for when I'm at my darkest, too orange, and when I mix my W7 with my sisters N2, I still look washed out. I use other foundations for clubbing, but this does fine when I'm photographed as a wedding guest.