Not impressed. The color matches well, but application is poor. I applied this today, and had a hard time getting the foundation to blend. After much work, I stood back and looked in the mirror. I noticed that this foundation had collected in my pores, making them look enlarged. It was very sheer (as expected) except that it had collected in my pores excessively. Not a good look for me!
I've been very happy with this foundation. I put it on with a damp sponge (so I don't really miss the pump that's not included) over Anessa Perfect Mild sunblock and it wears very well and does not fade or transfer. The Anessa BTW is an amazing product and makes makeup stick like paint! I wear Ceylan (MAC NC 25, I think) and the coverage is good. I wasn't happy with the packing since the screw-on cap is stripped or something and doesn't close too precisely, so I took off a lippie for that. At this price point, the whole package should be close to perfection. But overall, I like it.
Really nice light to medium coverage foundation. It looks really thick out of the bottle, but once applied its very natural and light. I've been having major issue with my skin for a few weeks now and this has seemed to help some. I broke out pretty bad after using another foundation, switched to this and have seen an improvement in my skin. It has a very very faint smell, but I hardly noticed it and I have a sensitive nose. Wear is pretty good, and coverage stays even through the day, and it does not oxidize
This is a good foundation for combination or combination/oily skin...This will definitely be my Spring /Summer foundation. The application is tricky....best to you use your fingers then press and roll. You should start where you are oilest first. This foundation is long last and isn't heavy or cakey looking at all. I love the range of colors. I took a lippie off because this foundation is expensive and I shouldn't have to pay extra for a pump dispenser. Also, the black top gets really gross and wiping it down doesn't help. Overall, very satisfied.
Many people are complaining that this product doesn't have enough coverage, it's called 'sheer' for a reason!
I'm a mua and I've found this is a great foundation, too expensive, I don't think any foundation is worth more than $30, you can find it much cheaper (still an authentic product) online. I found it hard to work with at first, as is usual when trying out new foundations. I found this gives a great light to medium coverage, you definitely need to prime first, I use an avon primer and it does the trick beautifully. I also lightly powder with mac blot powder as I'm quite oily and at the end of the day my make up still looks amazing, hasn't melted or slipped and I've found since using it my skin has really improved. I've also found this in 'Siberia' is my perfect colour match, I get complimented all the time on how perfect my skin looks, nobody can tell I'm even wearing make up. I've found that dy, very lined or rough skin and this foundation really don't agree. I'd definitely repurchase this product, my clients love it and I love using it on them and myself.
Worst waist of money EVER! this stuff was hard to work with and once it went on looked like there was nothing there. I will NEVER buy NARS again!
the texture of this is just weird.
the color is too yelow for my nc20 skin.
and it sits on top of my pores.
yuck. going back tomorrow.
This is a great foundation and there is no doubt that I would purchase the product again. It does not come with a pump which is the biggest con and yes, it is on the more expensive end but worth every penny. It is also the only foundation that matches my skin color perfectly. The other pros for this product are:
-buildable; I've been able to use a small amount for a light coverage and many layers for days when I want more coverage yet it is not heavy on the skin
-not drying or irritating (and I have pretty sensitive skin)
-wide range of colors with varying undertones so it provides a good selection even for those with hard to match skin colors like myself
-long lasting; one application in the morning can carry me throughout an entire 12+ hour day; no running, streaking, fading, etc.
I love this foundation, and will most definitely be purchasing it again. It's a little pricey, but I have surprisingly gotten a lot of mileage out of the bottle (that's saying a lot, coming from me. I have a very liberal hand with this stuff!). It's light upon first application, yet buildable, and definitely provides coverage for any blemish or undereye darkness that you're looking to cover. In fact, I don't even use concealer when I wear this foundation. I simply apply a light coat of this, and top it off with the NARS pressed powder. But that is an important point--although this is "Sheer *Matte*" foundation, it's definitely not all that matte. If you're oily like me, you will certainly need powder to seal the deal, otherwise you'll look like a greasy mess--not cute.
Overall, the foundation perfectly matches my skin, feels nice all day long, and is worth repurchasing!
I have so much love and hate with this foundation...I love that it is a perfect match for my NC20-25 skin (Ceylan - Light 6, for asian skin with yellow undertones). I love that when applied correctly, it blends in seamlessly and gives me good medium coverage with excellent oil-control and no oxidation. As I don't have any scarring or spots to conceal other than my undereye area, I find that I don't even need concealer when wearing this. It brightens up my undereye area tremendously. The finish is matte, but a natural matte, not a Colorstay-type matte.
The price in Canada is hefty at a whopping $55 CDN. As others have said, you'd think with such a pricey foundation they would throw in a pump. I've since transferred mine to an airless pump bottle.
EDIT: Forgot to add that I will sometimes mix this with Tarina Tarintino Pearl Glow Primer in Nude to add a luminous effect, when I don't want a completely matte look. This luminizer is more subtle than others, as it is in a nude shade, rather than a pearl white or pink (which I find clashes with my warm undertones). It makes a difference, and gives the skin a soft glowy effect which mimics that of the Nars Sheer Glow---which I can't wear on my combo/oily skin without Nars Primer.