Eh, simply put- I didn't like it. It's just like any other light liquid foundation I've tried. I bought the lightest shade and it was still a little too dark for me. I found though, if I used it in conjunction with a moisturizer it blended just fine. However, If you looked up closely at my skin you can just tell I'm wearing foundation. I don't think it's just this, it's every liquid foundation that I try. From afar, it looks fine. Or even just a few feet away, it's not going to scream out "foundation!" But I need something that isn't obvious, (undetectable would be a better word) when someone is up-close.
I'm sticking with my aerosol foundation :)
I've used this foundation for about a year now and really like it. It's really light...doesnt make me look like I'm wearing foundation at all. I still need to use concealer in certain areas of my face though, and it doesn't last too long. I would recommend it for anyone with dry/combo skin and just want to hide some acne scars or just even out their complexion.
This is definitely not a hydrating foundation. It has a very nice consistency, light to medium coverage, but the name is very misleading. And staying power is very poor (a couple of hours). I won't repurchase.
As someone with acne scars from my youth, I tend to lean toward thicker foundations that offer more coverage. I was in love with the Covergirl Continuous Wear makeup...that is until I went to buy another bottle and discovered that it had been discontinued. I mean I have used this stuff since it came out many years ago. Although this isn't as thick, it still works beautifully and blends easily, I'm just hoping that covergirl won't keep needlessly discontinuing products.
This stuff is nice and smooth on your face. My mom uses this all the time.
Edit 4/9/09 I stopped using this fairly soon after this review. There are much better options out there. I have recently been on a product splurge. With fall approaching I am looking to get all of my makeup choice in order. So, I have tried LOTS of foundations the past few weeks. I have consulted MUA and Paula Begoun's book for so many hours, an innocent observer would think I was working on some really important research! Anyway, I must say that I REALLY like this foundation. I am fair, with a slightly cool/pink/bluish undertone. Sometimes I like foundations with yellow undertones to even out my red areas. However, I think CG makes some great foundation colors for women with cool undertones. I went with buff, which is a darker color than I usually wear in CG, which is Ivory Cream. Anyway, it was great. I put on moisturizer with sunscreen under it, and dusted some Rimmell powder on top and it was great...reduced pores, nice smooth coverage on my problem chin (see other reviews for more info) and it lasts! I definitely see myself wearing this often.
I think the name of this product is misleading because it's not very hydrating or long-lasting. I think that explains some of the negative reviews, because otherwise this is a nice light-coverage makeup. No scent, no shine/sparkle, and a convenient squeeze tube. A bit more coverage than a TM. It covers my rosacea redness and my enlarged pores. I still use a concealer overtop in some areas . It spreads nicely with fingers, and the finish ends up semi- matte which I like (I use powder overtop but just in my oilier areas). And while not "hydrating" it didn't dry me out either. I'm in my late 30s with combo skin with dry cheek area and oilier t-zone. No breakouts from this so far. Also, I find the lasting power decent. It fades a bit by the end of the day but doesn't crease or cake. And it's inexpensive which is always a plus. I'm going to use this on days when I don't need lots of coverage or lasting power.
No coverage and it slips right off. Really no point in putting it on in the first place.
Eh, so so. Doesn't have much coverage and it also doesn't last very long on the skin. Almay Line Smoothing is much better for wear and hydration.
If you have skin like mine which is sensitive combination skin with more redness than acne to cover this foundation is great. I find it lets my real skin show through, but evens it out and covers and discolourations and scarring that I have as a result of having acne as a teen. It does nothing to cover undereye circles or huge pimples, but for the price it is wonderful for just a light to medium coverage foundation. Having said that the colour selection is crap and I find I have to mix two shades to get a skin match, but this is still my HG foundation.