Very oily consistency! I agree with what someone else said before, F0 is the lightest color they have and it was still too dark for me as well. After putting it on you couldn't even tell I had anything on. My HG foundations have been Teint Idole from Lancome and L'Oreal True Match foundation. I have birthmarks and get oily on my T-zone, and both of those products work great for me. I disliked Smashbox HD Healthy FX foundation and instead use it underneath or in addition to my other foundations just to use it up. I look shiny and dark even though this is their lightest color. I would NOT recommend this product at all!
I am not a very picky person when it comes to foundations but I found that i absoulty hate this product!! It was very oily and leaves my skin with no finish at all!
I purchased this item over a year ago. I purchased due to a blip in a rag mag. Anyways i feel a review is due. I had to update my review b/c i just used it the other night.
I could be baised, I prefer powder foundations like Studio Fix from MAC. It says its oil free, but its rather heavy and oily? I read another review that its like this b/c of the silicone used. Over all i felt like i was wearing a mask of makeup!
Also a negative is the lid after a while split & does not stay on... I had to tape it, so it would kind of stay... not cool for the $$$mulah spent =(
I would say away away if you are oily or even normal- oily!
I used this foundation for awhile, good foundation but nothing special. Did not have that wow factor for me. Looked very plain, nothing really to call it my must have foundation. Medium coverage, bottle lasts a long time. But the search continues for my perfect foundation :)
This is the best foundation for my skin. It lasts all day when set with my bare minerals mineral veil. I also moisturize and then put the smashbox photofinish primer. It is easy to blend with a flat foundation brush, I use a mac 109. The consistency is thick and not runny. You get 1fl oz for $38 USD. The pump on it is easy to control and as the product is finished the bottom comes up, which makes it less wasteful and you can unscrew the cap to get the rest out. the only problem is the cap always falls off. It has medium coverage but is definitely buildable. A lot of people don't like how it separates but as long as you shake the bottle it mixes again. what amazes me is that a half a pump can cover my entire face, but I use another half a pump and put a second layer. This is amazing, but I'm searching for something cheaper that is just as amazing.
I'm on my fourth bottle of this foundation. The only thing I don't like is the lid, which has broken with zero abuse on each bottle I've bought. The product is wonderful if you like sheer, buildable coverage. And it never clogs my pores or looks like I'm wearing a lot of makeup.
I always stayed away from liquid foundations, until I found this one. Good color selection (although I think I really fall between F0 and F1 but they both work) and great coverage. Just a little does the job and I don't have to set with a light loose powder if I don't want to. Doesn't call attention to lines or wrinkles.
I've bought this foundation at least 3 times in the past. Because I'm part German, part Filipino, it's hard for me to find foundation that matches my mixed skin tone. Smashbox delivers with their color range (I use M2 in the winder and M3 in the summer). It gives light coverage, but is very easy to build up. I use this when I'm not going to be out for the whole day because it gives an oily, "dewy" look a few hours after applying. Setting with powder and using a primer gives it more lasting power, but it has never exceeded more than 6 hours with me. If you're going dancing or partying, this will not be the foundation of choice.
I just recently started using a liquid/cream foundation and I started off with clinique and found it to be way to heavy and thick for my skin, so I took a trip to sephora and randomly fell upon smashbox foundation. I absolutely love this foundation, its light but covers so nice once teamed up with concealer and finishing powered is lovely, so great!
I decided to try smashbox's foundations since they have a good color range for medium/dark skinned girls. The colors have the right amount of yellow in it. I'm an NC44 and I wear Medium4. The color match was spot on - best on I've ever had.
Smooth application (primer like feeling)
Looks good in photos
You need at least two pumps
I've had it for two months and it's only 50% left :O
Application: I usually apply one pump with my fingers and the second one with my MAC 187 stippling brush.
Update: This foundation broke me out! After a little time of use, my skin became bad. For those of you who don't react to all the junk in this fdnt: congratulations! Still fab though, just broke me out in a small area.