This has to be the best foundation I've ever tried. It's absolutely amazing. It blends really well, while providing acne, blemishes, and other imperfections with excellent coverage - without clogging pores. The complexion is left looking smooth and silky, with a flawless finish that lasts all day. I also love how it gives my skin a luminous glow without looking oily.
The foundation is pretty good as far as coverage goes. I apply it with a sponge and it gives me perfectly natural, flawless skin. However, if you don't set it with some sort of powder (I use L'Oreal Bare Naturale) it will smear all over your clothes, hands, and anything else your face comes in contact with. It isn't very long lasting, and if you put too much powder to set it, it cakes and crusts. It takes a bit of practice to get the perfect balance of powder, but when you do it looks great all day. The color is nice and bendable, so if you don't get head-on, it still works.
Its expensive for drug store brands, being like 10/11 dollars. Unless you apply it just right, you don't get your money's worth.
The packaging is horrible. A tiny bottle that, while cute, is not durable at all and it hard to pour out of. And, if it falls off your bathroom sink, it's gone.
Overall it's a nice product, has some flaws, but I like it.
Until I can find my HG foundation, this is the best one that I have found for me. It covers well and feels nice on my skin, not overly heavy. The staying power is pretty good, not fabulous by any means though. If I brought this to work with me, I would likely touch it up a little by midday. The price isn't too bad, I am not one that likes to spend a ton on foundation, just because so many I have tried have been major misses for me and I end up just throwing them out. This seems to work okay for me so I will keep buying until I can find my magic foundation.
When I saw this listed as the best inexpensive foundation on this year's InStyle best beauty buy list, I decided to give it a shot. In the past I have found that list to be pretty accurate, but I was not impressed with this product at all. The shade I chose matched well, but it settled into the natural crevices in my face, making me look like I had wrinkles that aren't there. Also, my T-zone tends to be oily and this did nothing at all to combat that. Infact, I needed to blot more often than with other foundations. Halfway through the day it was gone if I didn't remember to powder CONSTANTLY. TSadly, this is makeup is not all that it's hyped up to be.
this foundation is really good! i wouldnt say amazing, because i have to apply some pressed powder afterwords. but this is great! i love how theres a wide range of colors, which makes it super easy to find a shade that matches yours best. my bottle is almost empty, but i just bought another so no worries! :)
I first came across this product in my local drug store! And the one thing that i was sooo happy about, was the COLOUR RANGE! i have extremley pale skin, a MAC NC15 is too dark for me! so i always struggle to find something suitable. But this foundation literally melted into my skin! If you're after a sheer coverage/natural looking then this will do the job! LOVE IT,
I would give this a 3.5 if I could. I live in Alberta, Canada and I first bought this late in the spring, almost summer and I HATED it. It would go on suprisingly lovely, smooth and with quite a bit of coverage but by noon it was just a mess. Almost all of it would wear off, except for a few awkward splotches. Im have acne prone, combination skin. I use retin-a micro and exfoliate often to keep me smooth. Texture wise I don't have much of a problem, but my skin can often be very red and really needs to be toned down to match my neck (NC20 for reference). So this stuff really let me down. I was pretty short on cash when I bought this, but really didnt end up saving money because unless you get it on sale, $15 canadian+ is not worth it. I then went and got revlon colourstay and it was much better for summer use. I would buy that again.
Now, you may be wondering why I still gave this a 3.5,,, I couldnt return it, and just left it be all summer and into the fall I was needing a change again with the drastically drier air (and now revlon was too drying). So I tried this again, and it wasn't awful. It lasts all day which is good, but I find it isn't the most natural looking foundation. It can be a bit mask like and general just seems... cheap. Does not cause breakouts at least. When Im not broke from tuition I tend to spoil myself with foundations like Smashbox HD and Chanel teint innocence (looove those, so smooth and naturally luminous). And you just can't compare. I'll still occasionally mix this with a little moisurizer for a lighter, smoother wearing foundation and it's decent like that. More band for your buck, but overall... probably not worth your time.
I have this in C1 (rose ivory). It is probably the closest shade match I've ever had for my winter pale skin (I'm NW15-20 for reference). Coverage is medium. I use this with a foundation brush and I find that it is very liquid but dries fast, so you have to be quick to blend it in to avoid a mask-like effect. Unfortunately the formula doesn't really work for me, I can "feel" the foundation on my face during the day, makes my face a little itchy.
Can't really complain about the packaging since I have the European version that comes in a bottle with a pump. I think I will keep looking for a similar shade in a slightly more moisturizing formula.
This is my cheap stand-by foundation, until I can find my HG foundation (can't wait). I use it mainly because the Warm colors match me very well, and it's very hard to find foundations that work with my confused tan Asian skin. I do find that coverage is adequate initially, but I do find myself in need to reapplying every couple of hours if I want to cover up really dark blemishes. I have oily skin and it doesn't seem to make it worse or better. Again, it's just a placeholder, and it's cheap so I don't mind putting it on all the time.
If you have normal skin, not overly dry nor overly oily, and can develop a technique for applying this very sheerly, then you might well be satisfied with True Match. What I like: The large color selection, divided clearly into Cool, Warm and Neutral undertones. True Match is particularly good for very light skintones, lighter than served by MAC and other brands -- I normally wear something like NC15 in MAC and would wear N100 if they made it. Turns out N1 is my match in True Match -- looks right even in the brightest sunlight. I also like that stores run regular BOGOF offers for L'Oreal foundations, so I was able to justify grabbing up several colors to try at home. What I don't like: The cakiness of the formula on my skin. I'm only slightly dry-skinned, and yet I had trouble getting this to look natural over my regular skincare and sunscreen. I finally got a somewhat sheer look by using a fairly damp Blue Peep -- but that of course uses a lot of product. And then, freakishly, it turns oily on me with wear. And I'm NEVER oily. Other foundations go on more naturally with less fuss. I'm also not crazy about the pump-less bottle -- not very sanitary. I ended up returning all my trial True Matches for a refund at Walgreen's.