I've been using this foundation for like four years. I like it! I'm sure there's something better out there, but for now this is good because it's cheap! :D
This drugstore LF works well on me! I like it because it give pretty good coverage, making skin looks flawless.
the only downside is it's abit dry for me.
The shade blended well and matched my skin tone. Major problem was that it quickly disappeared on my oily skin. Did not do a good job at covering blemishes. Has slight shine finish, which just highlighted my large pores. Did not make me break out. Be a good option for someone with clear skin that just needed a light cover-up.
I wore this stuff for a few months, but it never quite matched my skintone. On the plus side, there are a lot of color options and the formula blends easily and it didn't break me out. But, for me, I could never find the right shade, everything was too dark; it felt heavy on my face and turned cakey whenever I tried to touch up with the true match powder. Not a bad product, just not for me. Fair skinned ladies may have trouble finding the right shade.
I have a billion foundations and I'm not always pleased with them not delivering what they're promising. This one does! It's supposed to be a lightweight liquid foundation that matches perfectly & flawlessly with any skintone. Well, 1) They have tons of color choices and are easily seperated into Cool/Warm/or Neutral which I adore. And 2) The store displays always make it easy to figure out which shade to purchase because the bottles are apothecary-style glass (easy to see shade) and they have little cards for you to match to your jawline. I have this in N-2 and its not only a perfect shade match, but the foundation goes on smoothly & evenly without streaks or smearing, sets to a gorgeous finish that does not melt off during the day, and has not caused any blemishes (at least for me). I also like that this does not just settle into my pores like some of the 'shade-matching' foundations out there. A little matte powder and I have a matte finish, but I can also go dewier and glowier by dusting on a loose translucent powder. I would repurchase this one again, definitely a winner! continued >>
Color match was excellent, I bought this in W3 for my fair-med Asian complexion. It was just as good a match as my old Lancome Colour ID foundation.
The worst aspect of this is it separates from my T-zone as the day wears on. I'm not super oily but I do have a somewhat oily T-zone, and this just separates and sits on top of my skin and looks just awful. So if you have oily skin at all, I think you should stay away from this one...Also, the application was not very good. I usually use a 187 to apply all of my foundations, as that lets me use very little product while still getting a nice finish. With this foundation, it seems to sit on top of the skin instead of truely blending in. So I tried a damp sponge, and that just streaked the product around. Finally, I used my fingers, which I got the best results from. It settled in and looked much more natural, but at the same time, it used sooo much more product and I don't really like using my fingers. And the separation still occured later in the day, so blah...
Also, keep in mind that the "matching" powder and concealer don't really match. The powder was quite a bit darker, and the concealer quite a bit lighter.
Wow! So I have EXTREMELY pale skin, I mean I'm so pale that I have never ever been able to tan, I only BURN. I haven't ever found a foundation that has perfectly matched me and not made me look orange. Every single foundation I have had before THIS foundation has turned me orange. I LOVE THIS STUFF. I used to use a sponge to apply it, but now i use my fingers because it doesn't waste any product and you need so little. I am PORCELAIN IVORY.
The only reason I need to wear foundation is because I USED to have extremely acne-prone skin, but my skin cleared up after using Proactiv religiously but that is a seperate review all together. Now I rarely break out if ever, BUT I do have quite a few acne-scars that haven't faded all the way yet. This foundation offers enough coverage that it covers these scars and makes my skin look FLAWLESS.
Doesn't dry out skin
Looks like your own skin - doesn't look fake
Doesn't turn orange
Need very little - Lasts a long time!
Isn't oily, skin won't look shiny after a couple hours
WILL MAKE YOU BREAK OUT ONLY IF YOU SLEEP IN IT!
Can't layer it, you HAVE to use little or your skin will look fake and icky in a couple hours
YESS this product will make you break out awfully ONLY IF YOU SLEEP IN IT! If you take very good care of your skin it will not make you break out! the first month I had this stuff I never broke out ONCE from it because I took extremely good care of my skin! Then I got cocky and slept in it a couple times and I regretted it very much! It definitely made me break out. But I will definitely still be using this product because it is the most wonderful thing foundation I have ever found.
I wear Cover Girls Fresh Complexion Oil Control Powder over it - for the first ten minutes or so my skin looks sort of odd, but then it looks natural and flawless.
I don't know if its the powder or the foundation or the combination of both but my skin is never oily or anything. Even during the 2 hour long dance where its hot and sweaty and I feel like im sweating profusly my skin STILL LOOOKS AMAZING.
BUY THIS STUFF.
I have a fair mix of high-end and drugstore products, so I understand that sometimes you get what you pay for, and other times, looks aren't everything.
L'oreal is one drugstore brand that rarely does me wrong. I found my true match in N4, and although I normally detest liquid foundation, this feels very light going on and is quick and easy to blend.
For years, I have relied on powder foundation only as I have hated the "kabuki-face" look and feel I get from most liquid foundation, so I was hesitant to try this. But after seeing how flawless a friend's face looked after she put this on, I was intrigued; it took me months to try it out for myself, but as soon as I got some, I was hooked.
It is not oil-controlling, so I set with the corresponding L'oreal True Match powder, which I got at the same time for free. (That's the best thing about L'oreal; drugstores so often have BOGO, and you can get so much for so little. I'm going back tomorrow to get the concealer and pick up the blush for free!)
OMG! I'm so fair skinned, I am like vampire white lol so ever since I started wearing foundation I have had a difficult time finding a light enough foundation for myself. all the other ones gave me a fake disgusting color. I tried Maybelline, Cover Girl, Rimmel, and even the L'Oreal Infallible foundation.
The ONLY other one that worked for me was the Bare Minerals Powder Foundation in the lightest one they had but I am not very rich so I could not afford that pricey brand of foundation.
This one, is PERFECT for me. I wear the Porcelain W1 in Warm. it is AMAZING! (the secret to finding the right foundation for you is to dab a tiny bit on the inside of your wrist and rub it in. if it doesn't blend in then don't get it!) so I really suggest trying this product : D
I love this! I am extremely fair-skinned and have had the hardest time finding a shade that comes anywhere close to what I need, even with pricey products. I found an exact match for my skin, and the texture is great. It goes on smoothly, and stays on well throughout the day. It doesn't look heavy on my skin and gives me perfect coverage. I have very, very dry and sensitive skin and this doesn't dry me out (or emphasize the dryness!) or irritate me at all. A little goes a long way. I love this stuff, and I'm so happy that it's a reasonable price!