I use this on and off along with bare minerals (my HG for years) when i get bored of using mineral foundation, along with my laura mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer. i discovered this in college when i was trying to cut costs and i foudn that it was a decent foundation.
i'm not a fan of the bottle shape, but i dot it on my face with my fingers and apply with my mac 190 foundation brush. the finish is a little more dewy than i like, so i set it with estee lauder translucent powder and finish off with a little bit of bare minerals warmth and nars orgasm blush. i liek the velvety smooth finish. you do, however, have to be careful to blend well into the jawline. I use the buff beige (n4?) and i find it a tad bit orange-y but after warmth and orgasm i don't really notice the difference. i do blot throughout the day with my mac blot powder but its not a bother to me, i have yet to find a foundation that keeps me from having to blot throughout the day. surprisingly, it has a pretty solid staying power.
i really like this foundation. i like to switch up my foundation so it's a good item tohave in my collection.
Yes it does turn orange after u leave it on for a while, but only if put on by itself. i use W3.
but what i do is put this foundation on and then use a finishing powder over it (i use Ulta brand) And it stays true to its color.
the reason why i gave it a 4 instead of a 5 was b/c of the packaging, i rather prefer it have a pump. But i just took off a pump from an old cg foundation and put it on this foundation.
nah, this foundation is not for me!
i had a normal maybe slightly oily skin, but ever since i've used this product i have a super oily skin. dunno why...
And it doesn't stay on for that long and it became super shiny (also because of the oil) so i found myself powdering all the time during class. Kinda annoying, because i don't want to worry about my make up all day. But for some this stuff works wonders, but it's just not for me. Maybe if you have a dry skin :)
This worked for a while then it started irritating my skin. I realize I can only use mineral makeup on my face otherwise I get itchy patches and little bumps.
I bought this in Warm ivory? It is horrible, looks cakey, and loooooooks REALLY bad underneath the eyes ewwww
I didnt' like the fact that I had to buy so many to try on before the one could match my skin color. Although it did go on smoothly and had adequate coverage, after only wearing it a few hours the shine broke through and melted. I don't have oily skin anymore so not sure why this happened.
My staple full coverage foundation! No matter how many foundations I try at Sephora, I always come back to this. The dry-down, texture, coverage are all exactly what I want...something not too drying yet not too moist (I hate it when moisturizing foundations "grab" splotches of bronzer).
It's been a challenge to get the color right though! After many months of going back and forth between W4 (too yellow/light), W5 (oddly, too pink), and W6 (too green/dirty looking) - it finally occured to me to just mixed them all together. What do you know? I found the the perfect shade. For anyone else that falls into this awkward range - TRY THIS!
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this product already. I've been using it for months and can't imagine ever purchasing anything else. I have extremely pale skin with yellow undertones, and those of you who share my coloring understand how difficult and nearly impossible it is to find a foundation that isn't too orange or pink. For years I passed this stuff by, for no real reason. I'm so glad I decided to try it because W1 is perfect for me. It evens my complexion and covers everything I need it to; I don't even have to use concealer anymore. I love that it has sunscreen. With a good dusting of loose powder (I use Clinique's blended loose powder), it lasts all day and looks good from 7 a.m. when I apply it, until around 9 p.m. when I wash it off. And, another huge plus, it hasn't caused any breakouts or irritation, which is almost always a problem for me. My skin has actually improved somewhat since I've been using this. The only reason I give this four lippies instead of five is that it does seem to require a little extra effort to blend than other foundations I've used over the years, but the result (beatiful, radiant looking skin) is totally worth it!
Yes, this foundation is basic, and that's exactly why I love it. I'm in my mid-twenties and because I'm getting older, my skin is FUH-REAKING OUT. It's oily, but also starting to show some evidence of aging... a laugh line here, an expression line there... I feel like I'm in an in-between stage, where the moisture-heavy bases aimed at more mature skin types are too rich for me, but the mattifying bases I used in my younger days are now making my skin look dull and tired. I wasn't looking for mattifiers or illuminating particles or 16-hour wear... I just wanted something light that would even out my skin, and I found it in this. What I particularly like about it is the fact that it doesn't turn orange. I have so much trouble finding a liquid foundation that doesn't turn orange! So far so good with this one. Personally, I like the little glass bottle and have had no problems with dispensing the product. I did try this foundation back in the day, when it first came out, and it seems to have changed... it used to be reeeeeally runny, and now it seems to be thicker. I appreciate the price tag, too! I'm really quite baffled by the generally poor reactions to this product. It's one of my new favourites! EDIT: After using for some time, I noticed that this sinks into pores a little bit, which made my skin's texture look bizarre. Switched to Revlon Colourstay which is much better. I'd still use this in a pinch, but it's not the be-all end-all I initially thought it was.
I have this in light ivory in the warm category. Not sure if this is the correct colour for me since drugstore foundations are really hard to find the right colour with. I like the product, however I wish this came in a pump since I always pour out more than I need. I think it used to come with a pump and they changed it. I apply this with a sponge and then set it with everyday minerals semi matte or original glo formulation. I need more coverage than I get with everyday minerals and I find this does that. But ya, the packaging just isn't working for me so I wouldn't re-purchase it, I am planning on trying out revlon colorstay or covergirl trublend next.