Wow. I love this foundation. I never would have tried except I received a sample in a magazine. I love love it. Wears very well, all day. I have oily skin but this makes my skin glow without being shiny. Nice coverage. Doesn't settle in fines lines either. A definite must try for the price
Recently bought the full size. I am totally hooked still. Love how long it wears. Got a friend hooked on it too and we both normally like more expensive foundations
This is the first high street liquid foundation I have found and am so happy with. The main reason being it hasn't made my skin come out in spots, which has always been a struggle to find one that doesn't do that. This blends in well to my skin and has a good coverage. I find the finish is quite a wet look but i put Bare Minerals powder over it anyway so that doesn't really affect me too much. I am on my first bottle at the moment, and it's nearly empty. I can defiantly say i will be repurchasing this foundation again, and it is SO cheap.
I absolutely love this foundation! I am on my 3rd bottle, so I now feel I can give an accurate review. I have combination skin with a very oily t zone. On my skin type, I love the finish! It gives a radiant, dewy finish with medium coverage. I have had ALOT of people say that my skin looks amazing when i wear this foundation.
Great medium coverage ( my preference)
Fantastic glass packaging with a pump
Relativey poor colour range ( I'm the second lightest)
Dry to combination skins will love this foundation. Oily skin types who still prefer a glow will definitely need a primer and powder. However even with a powdered t zone i still love the finish of this
Best for dry skin
I bought this because of the price - I needed a cheap foundation darker than my usual for a summer holiday. It was the cheapest I found! I don't usually have oily skin but boy did this make it oily! That's my only criticism really, it wasn't flawless coverage but pretty good even with my heaps of imperfections. Blended well and looked very natural. I would recommend for a holiday because its light but still gives a made up look
I saw so many women buying this foundation and i wondered what the hype was, i then saw the advert and thought, yep i'm going to try this! I have quite dry skin so i always apply a moisturiser underneath my foundations. When i first applied it i was abit apprehensive because i'd heard there was glitter in it. There is a slight shimmer but its hardley noticable apart from when id scratch my face and some shimmer would be on my finger haha but nothing amazingly noticable. It feels quite dry and moosey when you first rub it in, but then it goes really creamy and feels full of moisture! You dont need a powder on the top as it isnt really oily. Its a relativley good coverage and does last for a good amount of time. Really does wake up your face :)
Tried this foundation today and wow, I just really love it. My skin is so damn dry, I have to exfoliate everyday or else my makeup will look terrible but, this foundation isn't effected by my dry skin. It doesn't sink into the little dry rough spots/flakes, nor does it make my skin any drier. It hasn't given me any breakouts and it's coverage is pretty amazing. I can use this foundation w/o concealer and my face is all the same color (no acne marks or redness). Also, the scent is freakin' great. I don't know about you but, the scent of citrus just FEELS clean.
Now.. about the color.
I kinda don't wanna say anything about color because everyone's different and I'm not really pale right now, so finding my shade isn't extremely difficult. Although, I do feel for the pale ladies, I've been through that whole "Oh yes this looks great in bathroom lighting." and then "Aw shit I look like an Oompa Loompa outside, in natural light." situation. It's best to stay away from this foundation (or most drugstore foundations) if you're truly light skinned, like, NC10 or so.
BUT, if you've spent countless amounts of money on foundation that you've realized is too dark / orange for you (like me, HEHEHHH), don't throw it out.
Invest in some Illamasqua products.
One trick that works is buying Illamasqua's Rich Liquid (thick, heavy, matte coverage) foundation in 100 or 105, OR Illamasqua's Skin Base (normal, natural coverage) in 01 and mixing that with a drugstore foundation you have previously purchased that is too dark for your skintone, It's white so it will lighten the foundation to your desired shade. You can use it with aaaaall the foundations that you brought home thinking "this is totally my shade".
Don't lie gurl, I know you've done this.
I really like this foundation. I would say it's medium to full coverage, which is good for me, but it doesn't ever look cakey. The comments about it being glittery may be a negative for some people, but I really didn't see a problem with it, as when its on the skin you really can't tell that its glittery (and I think it adds an extra glow which is lovely!)
This is the first foundation I've ever actually finished, because it's perfect for daily use for myself, as it's thick enough to cover blemishes (with a touch up of concealer over it) but it's not so think that it looks like you have too much make-up on.
I really really like this foundation, and would definitely purchase again
After seeing a ton of positive reviews and press on this product I had to try it, especially being in the market for a good medium-full coverage liquid/creme foundation.
I purchased it for £8.99 from Tesco - widely available in the UK and sometimes on offer with other Rimmel products in certain stores. I'm a fan of good dirt-cheap makeup so was a little hesitant to pay almost £9 for a product that might not even work for me.
The packaging is the best I've come across on a cheaper foundation - a sturdy glass bottle and small pump, a great way to prevent large-scale leakage in your handbag or accidentally using too much.
After cleansing and toning, I use Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free moisturiser and Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch as a base for best results. I found that No. 7's matte primer balls up and becomes very sticky with this foundation so avoided combining the two, although ELF's mineral primer is a cheaper method of smoothing the skin before application without making the process too sticky. The foundation can be build up for extra coverage as needed - I found 2-3 pumps and applying with my hands (I prefer using my fingers to brushes for my foundation) worked fine. After application I use a pressed powder to finish off my face and I'm ready for the day ahead! As my skin becomes oily throughout the day I touch up on powder a couple of times.
Many reviews have mentioned that they are put off by the product being slightly sticky or shiny - personally I didn't find it any more so than most foundations and wasn't a problem for me, or that oily skins should avoid - a decent powder sorts out any shiny bits through the day.
As affordable foundations go, this is a great medium coverage option and I'll be sure to repurchase once finished.
I had lusted after this foundation for the longest time after seeing my favourite British Youtube bloggers giving amazing reviews about this foundation. So when I was casually shopping at Shoppers Drugmart you can imagine my happy dance when I saw it was now available in Canada!!!
First off, I LOVE the packaging. The pump dispenses small amounts of product which ensures none is wasted and you aren't left with a goopy mess on your hand. I personally have really dry, dull skin so the dewy finish this foundation gives is absolutely wonderful. Light to medium coverage that is extremely blendable and buildable.
I would stay away if you have oily skin as this will just slide right off your face and the dewy finish might not be for you.
My only problem with this foundation is the limited colour selection (maybe thats because its relatively new in Canada) but even the LIGHTEST shade is a tad dark for my albino-esque skin, but fortunately is sheer enough to get away with as long as I blend down my neck.
Overall great foundation if you find yourself with dry, dull skin that just needs a pick me up. Perfect for the winter time.
Absolutely love this foundation! I have dryish skin that's extremely pale and acne-prone. I use the lightest shade of this foundation with a light hand using a stippling brush. It has great coverage, and is completely undetectable on the skin. My only problem is that I wish they had one lighter shade, it's just a touch too dark which becomes obvious if I try to build the product up. Over all, HG foundation. I'm in love with the hygienic packaging, flawless texture, and the fact that I don't even need to powder! Will repurchase.