I have oily skin with large pores, and lots of old acne scars. This foundation is wonderful, does not cause me to breakout, and does not cause me to be extra oily. It is medium to full coverage, and stays on all day, without oxidizing. My new fav liquid foundation, over EL Double Wear. And I love the pump bottle.
bought this foundation a month ago and have been using it pretty often! i have very dry skin and some foundations dry me out even after i use an effective moisturizer. this foundation further moisturizes my face but doesnt give me an oily/too dewy look. the coverage is medium but i can imagine it being able to build until full coverage as well. the formula isnt too thick and is easily blendable. this foundation gives my face a nice glow and still looks great after an 8 hour work shift and a dinner with friends after :) would highly recommend for people with dry skin!
I cannot believe that I found a foundation better than my all time HG, ELDW!
The color (1.1) matches me better
The finish is nicer (looks like poreless skin)
The coverage is better, especially as the day goes on
The oil control is better
The pump bottle is better.
And after wearing it for a week, it didn't break me out.
I find Smashbox a hit or miss brand, but this foundation, the Anti-Shine in a tube and some lipsticks are really winning me over towards trying more of their products!
Great foundation....medium, relatively natural looking coverage, great yellow-based shades. I have found that the finish is much nicer using finger application vs stippling brush.
I love everything about this product except that it broke me out worse than anything else I've ever tried. It looks much more natural than most foundation, has a pump, and I got a good color match (1.1 but I'm not really the lightest person out there so fairer skinned people may have a problem with the color). Unfortunately, I broke out in 3 pimples on my forehead the first time I wore it. I tried it a second time because I had also tried a new primer and wanted to see which was the problem. I wore this foundation without a primer and got 2 new (HUGE) zits the next day. Too bad. I really liked it too.
If you don't have sensitive or acne prone skin, definitely give it a try!
While the product is expensive, if you're looking for a medium coverage foundation that lasts a VERY long time, this is a good one to go to. I'm still in high school, and I tend to find that by the end of the day, my foundation has completely worn off my oily t-zone. This foundation however, lasts for the whole day, and some. I went to Mecca so the girls there could get the correct shade for me, and I ended up with 2.2. It is very yellow, but I'm Asian, and my skin naturally has yellow undertones, so it's not an issue. The foundation makes me look kinda flat and one tone, so I recommend always applying a little blush after. I've always applied the foundation with a brush, and I have to admit, I do look a little cakey at first. After reading reviews here, I think I'll try using my fingers next time.
I was a little iffy at first because of the $$$, but I'll definitely repurchase.
You have to kind of baby this foundation, but I've literally never come across another foundation that rivals the staying power of this one. It straight up BECOMES your skin for the time it's on your face before you wash it off. A few things:
Because it is so long wearing it can make you look very dry. You need to moisturize the sh%t out of your skin before you put it on.
Also, it made me look very... Flat? Like my face was just one plane of color.
And it's extremely fullcoverage, so if you use a brush to apply you might end up looking like a freshly iced cake.
However, it lasts forever, it didn't break me out, and the color didn't oxidize. The color didn't transfer either, like even rubbing my face on a white towel. Would purchase again.
i like this foundation i have dry acne prone skin and it does cover well but,the problem is it may just be me but it starts to fade on me after 8 hrs
This works really well for my oily, blemished skin. I used to use Lancome teint idole, but it slid off of my face by the middle of the day and left foundation smudges all over my clothes. Feels weightless, evens out discoloration and makes my ice pick acne scars less noticeable. Lasts until late in the evening. Doesn't irritate my skin.
Unfortunately, it doesn't conceal my ice pick scars as well as my old foundation, so I'll need a good concealer.
My face has a almost dewy look when I use this with Smashboox Photo Finish Light, Pur Minerals See No More, and Smashbox Photo Set Press powder (applied with a brush)
I've been wearing this for 4 days now, and I'm really pleased. I work outside, so I usually only wear mineral powder makeup because liquid makeup really shows up outside. This gives me great coverage, looks like my skin but better, and stays on all day. I don't know if I'll be able to wear this in the summer when it's hot and I'm constantly sweating (or glowing as my grandad called it), but it sure looks good right now! I took a mark off because it was $42 plus tax which for me is high.
Edit 12/31/11. I just updated my rating from 4 to 5. I love this product. I have had compliments on my makeup and I work in a barn. Outside, in the harsh daylight which is so unforgiving on any makeup mistakes or makeup that doesn't match. This is the only foundation I have ever used that looked natural.