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.
I tried this foundation a couple of times because I have pale skin and the lightest shade (porcelain) matches me perfectly. I was really disappointed by it. It made my skin look really dry and patchy and it's hard to blend. It also accentuates my laugh lines horribly. It practically makes me look wrinkly and I'm not even 18. Probably won't be buying this again.
this is a good foundation. Not greasy, good coverage, blends easily and well. Looks natural. The packaging is not so hot because when it gets low, you have to get the foundation out of the bottle with a concealer brush.
Edit: Settles into fine lines. Boo. Do not use if you have mature skin.
This is one of my favorite drug store foundations.
Mainly because of how well it matches my skin tone. I'm fair skinned, blue eyes but have warm undertone instead of cool and generally its impossible to find a warm toned foundation without it being way too dark. The shade Light ivory 2 in warm was perfect. A little darker then my skin tone but in a natural looking way.
My skin is pretty decent on its own, I rarely break out and don't have much of an uneven skin tone. I have to say though, when I do break out this isn't the best at covering it. But for skin thats average without a lot of break outs this is amazing.
One of my friends uses it as well, and her skin is very acne prone and this hasn't caused her any break outs so its great for that too.
oh, finally i found a foundation that blends well and matches my skin tone... all this time i always end up looking like i just got out of baking a cake with flour all over my face. I don't know why would other brands don't sell wide range of shade for foundations like what l'oreal did.I mean the affordable ones...i never found a nice tan shade for me, because i'm tanned asian. it always too light for me i never thought about using l'oreal because it is quite expensive to me, but i have no choice and told my self it is an investment...
thank god, it is a good investment , the packaging with a pumps makes it more worth the money i spend, then it blends well even my mom thought i'm not wearing anything. it gives very good coverage,it covers like 75 % of my blemish and acne and acne mark. i bought 'golden caramel' which is not exactly my skin tone, but i love because it gives me a golden glow and anyway it can blend to match our skin tone and looks natural.
EDITED: I'll change my mine about this foundation... it oxidise and make my skin looks darker and dirty... not to forget it left stains on my headscarf and collar of my clothes... but not neccessarily hate it...
Im trying out revlon first... so then I compare... will take 2 lippie...
I had great expectations from this product, but I was sorely disappointed. First, it was hard getting a color match for my asian skin. Second, my skin looked terrible no matter how much I moisturized or blended. Third, the foundation melts off as soon as my face sweats. Never buying this again.