I like using this foundation because it gives me light coverage and doesn`t look cakey or feel heavy on my skin. Also the color I use blends really well with my skin tone so i`ll definitely repurchase this product again!
good for matching skin texture and lots of colours to choose from. liked it but didn't last past lunch time...
update: I use this one all the time now... it didn't last in the extreme heat of summer, when sweating in humid weather, but in normal conditions, it works very well. The colours and texture look very natural, the foundation works well enough without concealer under eyes if you don't have extreme dark circles. It's very simple, and makes me look polished. looks invisible on skin since the colour and texture blend so well, i love this product. You can buy multiple colours to blend with the seasons so you can look really perfect
i gave me a glowing look when i first applied, but by noon, became very oily... after 2 days, my skin broke out like crazy... i went back to Clinique. It might be ok for people with normal to dry skin...but not oily or combination.
I am pale w/ very warm, yellowy undertones and Neutral 2 is perfect; this is a decent foundation for the money. It absolutely sucks over sunscreen though; and the spf in it isnt enough for me. very eh.
I use the classic ivory shade, it really matches my skin! I'm trying out a lot of foundations, and this shade looks good on me. It doesn't last long, my nose is shiny in the afternoon, but it's ok. I'm satisfied, but I won't buy it again since hell knows when I can finish this bottle! It's ~~big~~
Oh, I am very surprised by such a low rate!
I've been using it for few years and I really love this stuff. Even few drops of it covers my face flawlessly and gives a great complexion.
I'll keep buying it.
I'm a makeup newbie and this is the first liquid foundation that I've been using regularly. I think overall, it's a good foundation to start off with, first because it's cheap and the shade I bought matched my skin tone nicely so it appeared pretty natural. The downside is, as a lot of people pointed out, it's drying and you've got to work pretty fast when applying or else your face will look cakey (the finish is very matte). But because I like how natural the colour looks (medium coverage and doesn't look like I'm wearing makeup even when you look closely), am going to continue using it and just apply a thicker layer of moisturizer under it as a buffer. And why wouldn't I buy it again? Because I'm using this foundation as a "training bicycle" and once I start using makeup more often/regularly, I think I'd be better off "upgrading" and moving on to the more expensive but better stuff (that won't dry me out).
~ DESCRIPTION OF ME: ~
Light skinned, yellow/olive [more to the olive side] undertone asian with some acne and combination/oily skin that can get really oily on my t-zone and really dry on my chin sometimes [but that doesn't usually happen]. I also have medium pores and some blackheads on my nose.
~ PACKAGING: ~
It is in a fairly small bottle. At first I had thought that it was a sample because the bottle was so small..lol. I got the bottle with the screw on cap, not the pump. It is packaged in a 1 FL OZ/30 ml bottle, typical of other foundations. I think that it looks small mainly because most bottles have a large pump that appears to make the bottle larger. I really wish that this had a pump though, would be more convienient and less messy.
It feels like the typical liquid foundation except its not as runny.
I find that I have to be very careful when spreading and blending this foundation because it dries kind of fast. If I don't blend it properly and smoothly, it will look cakey and will be concentrated in one area. I dot this in one area, usually my forehead first and blend it downwards.
It finishes off in kind of a powdery matte finish. I wish it were a more satin-matte finish, but if I could have every wish in the world, I would be a billionare..lol. It seems unnatural for about the first 5-10 minutes of application, but it will turn more natural looking afterwards.
It has okay staying power, nothing special. I have noticed that in the morning, about half an hour upon application, my nose will turn into a grease pit and the foundation will start to look cakey and awful, what I do now is it try to apply the sheerest layer possible so it won't be cakey when oil starts to come through. Other than that, it usually lasts for about 4 hours (?) but then again, I have an extremely oily nose and moderately oily forehead.
I haven't really noticed any scent from it.
I am using the W2 shade named Light Ivory. L'Oreal has a shading system based on undertone and then shade. There is C for cold undertones such as pink, W for warm undertones such as Yellow undertones and N for Neutral. What I noticed from using W2 is that this shade is actually a pink based undertone. It might have something to do with it being about a shade too light for my skin though. I will have to try a shade darker in order to evaluate and judge the color further.
I'm not crazy about the foundation. I love that I can easily find my shade though. However, I think that this is a little too matte for my face, and I already have powder for that. So overall, I don't think that I will repurchase this foundation. Although some people may like it for special occasions and for the work appropriateness (spelling?), this IMO isn't natural enough for a 14 year old that is going to start high school next year and is looking for the bright sunny look (satin-matte finish).
BTW: for those of you who have dry, flakey skin, this is one of those foundations that is going to emphasize them. Even though I have oily skin, I have been using benzoyl peroxide to help clear my acne and got a litle too happy when applying the product to my chin and made myself get a slight dry patch. It wasn't too bad though, but the foundation made it look worse and I hate to think what it would do for drier skins.
I took off lippies for:
- the finish: too matte (1)
- the wrong undertone, despite its W for warm (1)
- cakiness when the oilies come through (1)
As I have noted before, I have been using benzoyl peroxide in hopes of clearing my acne and it has been drying out my skin. Therefore, I have some dry patches in places around my forehead, alongside of the nose, and the chin area. This foundation looks cakey and obvious in those areas. In other areas, its okay, but in the dry areas (not that dry), it makes my skin look even more dry like its peeling. I can't however hold that against this product since the dry patches were due to another product. But this seriously makes areas of my face look awful. Also, I think that using a wet sponge to apply this would make it spread better. I can't comment on that however, since I just ran out of sponges and cannot try it for myself. I will try tomorrow though..will comment when I see the difference in using fingers and wet sponges to apply.
I don't know if this product is different in other countries, as I don't recognize some of the comments. My foundation looks like the one in the picture, so it has a pump. For now the bottle is excellent, but I don't know how it will be when it's near empty. I have the color W1 which is called Vanilla Ivory here. I don't think we have the full shade range here. It is very light and have medium coverage and on me it doesn't emphasize the dry parts on my combination skin and I can be very flaky. I was very pleasantly surprised by this foundation, as I bought it on whim because I was tired of my fake-looking foundation here in the summer and I've tried every foundation I can think of, from ERA to Every Minerals and Mac. My problem is always color match. I think this foundation looks very natural and is easy to blend. I apply it with my Mac 187 brush, stipple it on and blend and it looks like my skin, only better and even though it doesn't look matte, it doesn't make me oilier either. I think it looks the same as the ERA face spray, which I also applied with the 187 brush (spraying was too much of a mess), but this is a lot cheaper, and I only use a tiny drop for my whole face, so I'm happy.
I had really high hopes for this product but it fell short. For a "super-blendable makeup" it doesn't blend very well and kind of sits on top of my skin. I have tried better.