So far, this is the best drugstore foundation I have ever tried. I bought it today and took the lightest colour I could find : R1 Rose Ivory which turned out to be perfect because it was light ENOUGH ! It had been almost impossible for me to find a d/s foundation that carried shades light enough for my skintone so that's a major plus. It's not the cheapest d/s foundation around, but it's cheap enough (around 14 bucks where I live).
It has good medium coverage, doesn't make your pores look bigger. So far, it hasn't broke me out either, it's not scented, does not feel heavy at all - when you touch your skin after applying it, it kind of feels like you've applied powder instead of a liquid.
It hasn't oxidized yet either, I hope it'll stay that way.
This is the best drugstore foundation for color choices! I did have a good match (when I still had a tan) and the coverage was decent. It did oxidize somewhat, which wasn't that bad when I was darker, but it concerns me now that I'm embracing the pale. However, I stopped using it because it broke me out horribly.
I'm on my fifth bottle of this stuff and it's suddenly been taken off the shelves here in Australia. Not sure if it's been discontinued. I was drawn to this range because of it's extensive colour selection. I've been buying Alabaster which is just perfect for me. I've always had trouble finding foundation that matched my pale skin. This was the first foundation that wasn't too yellow. The liquid is light but offers a fair bit of coverage (could be a bit better on blemishes but is excellent on dark circles under the eyes). I have true combination skin and need to make sure the dry parts are well moisturised before applying this foundation otherwise it goes sort of grainy looking.
Unfortunately (at least here in Australia) the True Match line appears to have been reduced to about 5-6 different colours and the lightest one is too yellow for me :( :( :( True Match Alabaster, I will miss you!
1W1 is a very good match for my nc15 skin tone, and I have a very hard time very a good color match. Every dept store brand i've used was either too dark, too yellow, or too pink or too bland. This shade lgoes on a little lighter than I would like it, but if you buff/blend in really well, it looks more natural. I use a good buffer/foundation brush. I'd like to try 1w2 maybe. I think it covers well; medium to full coverage IMO. I also like the bottle. I just tip some out of the bottle with my finger. I also remove the labeling from the cap and bottle and it looks pretty sitting on my vanity. I prefer a full coverage foundation, but the best i've used - cinema secrets - may be causing me to break out. This hasn't bothered my skin. I'll continue to use.
this is one of the things i think i'm going to stay with for a while. the colors go really well with just about any skin tone, and i like how it has sunscreen in too. it kinda makes my face feel more oily than usual, even though it's supposed to be oil free but i can't complain, it works verrry well :]
I like this foundation. It was a perfect match for me (C1 Alabaster) and my cool-toned fair skin. I have pretty dry skin so I have to moisturize before I put any makeup on. I took off one lippie because it accentuated the sides of my dry nose, making it look a bit flakey. My skin only has a few blemishes, so I like my foundation to be light-medium. I wouldn't recommend this foundation to someone who is looking for full coverage or very oily skin. It's good for my skin though.
this foundation makes me break out like crazy, I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and I'm really not impressed, I guess it was lust a first sight, not love! It really makes me oily (and I am a dry face girl) and makes my nose look crusty, gross. Blah, horrible!
I bought this as a last ditch attempt to find a drugstore foundation that would work well for me. I was skeptical about all the hype it was receiving, but was encouraged by the detailed shade selection and settled on N2, which I find to be a true neutral shade with balanced pink and yellow undertones. Unfortunately, I found too much wrong with this product to even think about repurchasing and, after a week of everyday use, I decided to go looking for a higher-end product.
The thing with this foundation is, it oxidizes terribly. Two hours after application, I had a orange outline around my jaw. Also, I thought the product just sat on top of my skin in a really obvious, almost chalky, way. I didn't think I'd have a problem with the bottle (I thought people were making too big a deal out of the lack of a pump dispenser) but it really is quite messy.
All in all, I sincerely regret shelling out 20 bucks for this stuff when I could have put that money towards buying a quality foundation at Sephora. Oh well.
I use this foundation almost daily. It gives me a nice even finish without looking cakey and it doesn't break me out. It doesnt have the thickest coverage, but I just use concealer for things I need extra coverage on. In the winter I use a W3, and in the summer i use W6... and in between those extremes I use N4. This is the best foundation I have found in the drug store.
I bought this product last year after I ran out of my usual, more expensive brand. I used the transparent card in the store to match my complexion and bought what was supposed to be a perfect match. It wasn't. I looked PINK!
The consistency was so thin so much of the product is wasted on the foundation brush or sponge applicator (I have tried it with both). I guess this make-up will match some people, and it is relatively inexpensive, but I really didn't like it at all and I was felt embarrassed at how bad looked on me when I went out. After only two uses, I trashed it and went back to my old foundation.
I used to use this foundation about 2 years ago for a few years. I never had break outs with it but wanted to try new foundations. I tried MAC SFF and it gave me horrible cystic acne. After trying A LOT of different foundations today I caved in and bought my old stand-by, L'Oreal True Match in W1.
It covers my acne scars well and feels nice on my face. I don't understand why I ever stopped using it before.