Oh how I wanted to love this foundation! There were so many pros. I blended like a dream, gave a great amount of coverage (buildable, as I like mine fuller), photographed brilliantly, the list goes on. The shade was incredible as well at matching my skintone(I'm an NW20), better than any foundation I have used before. This is why I was able to overlook the fact that, within the first four or so days of using this product, that my acne was worsening. I kept wearing it for a few more days but after a week and a bit I had to stop using this because the condition of my skin became horrendous. If this product works for you I am jealous because it is perfect, but something in the formulation just seems to be off because my skin looks awful.
I am already on my 3rd bottle of this! lol I love it. I know alot people say they break out from using this foundation, but it hasn't happend to me. YAY!!! It does cover alot, but I have some acne scarring so I still need a concealer to cover that up. I apply my foundation with MAC's 187 brush and it really makes a huge differnce. It gives you an airbrushed look, not cakey!
I love this product! I first bought it in a department store in Ireland as I am pale with freckles and find that when i wear fake tan for a night out, its very difficult to get a decent foundation which matches my tan and provides good coverage while not being too thick and orange.And this is it!! While it does take a bit of practice to get used to using it, I find that moisturising, waiting 5 mins, then applying (without primer as this makes it too slippery) then the important bit...WAIT 10 mins, maybe do your eyemakeup or hair but make sure you wait.....then apply powder with a brush (I use Max Factor medium powder) et voila!
While this is pricey in Ireland (€30), it is definately worth it. However I did use it during the day once and it was waaaay too heavy and as for the breakouts, I find giving your brush a quick clean the next day (or that night after applying if you are a saint!) really helps :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE for nights out and it stays flawless through bright lights and dancing...the proof is in the photos!
Ok, I just recieved this in a swap earlier today. So I didnt pay for it But I gave the price around 2 since my HG chanel is ove r$50. basicall MAC and clinique are like the NYC and WetnWild of highend makeup considering prices. Anyway I have a difficult skintone to match. Very fair with yellow and some rosey undertones. Usually foundation for fair ladies are very pinktoned, ghostly or too organge but not this, the match is perfect. the only other match I found that was perfected is in two other foundations.(Prescriptives Flawless makeup in Camilla and MAC studio Fix Powder in C3. So that is amazing considering how many foundations i have tried. Second is Coverage. yes it is a full coverage which is what I need for the moment but you can have sheer coverage if mixing with strobe cream,moisturizer or using a sponge. Third is how well it adapts to my skin. I have combo dry skin and doesnt cakeup or flake around dry spots if using a moisturizer which is great. I'm not acne prone but so far I haven't felt uncomforable in this foundation even though its full coverage it doesn't feel heavy at all on my skin. Fourth is finish, I think it gives a beautiful natural matte finish doesnt look cakey at all. My husband said what nice skin you have instead of what nice makeup which rose my confidence.I took photos and even though this has SPF I dont look so damn pale. The only 2 cons are that the bottle doesn't have a pump and it smelll like paint lol. but def. try it. Go to MAC store or counter and get color matched and samples.,or even swap like I did. You have nothing to LOSE! I'm swapping again for another bottle! :D :D :D :D
The only way I can wear this *almost* successfully is if I have primed before hand and have access to blot powder throughout the day.
It has a dewy look to it, not shiney and not matte either.
It goes on ok but throughout the day it moves into my smile lines which is not really what I want.
Coverage is good but I still need concealer, using this combo though can make it quite heavy on my skin.
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Although this product has worked wonders for some. I really have a love hate relationionship with this product.
I LOVE how it is a full coveraege foundation and how it applies so smoothly on my skin but since I have sensitive skin it usually breaks me out. Also when ever I put the foundation on and after it oxideizes ( Meaning after I wear it for about an hour and the the product and oils from my skin get used to eachother) It turns into a totally different colour I started out with. Packaging is great but I think this is better for those with Dry skin and who dont have problems with trying out foundations to find that after an hour it looks wierd. A great Dupe of this is Revlons Colour stay foundation!!!!!
I never, EVER, get zits. While using this foundation I got so many, it's awful. I heard a lot of people break out with this, but my skin is usually really good about staying clear. I've never had a product cause me to break out, until this one.
I am mesmerized how flawless this foundation looks on my face. I almost never go out during the day time, only night, so I was surprised when this foundation looked perfect in the sun and moonlight. It even looks pretty under fluorescent lighting (I love fluorescent lighting) I have repurchased this, and will do so in the future.
I bought this as I wanted something with good coverage but I hated it. It is very thick and I could feel it on my skin. I also found it very drying. I ended up mixing it with some moisturiser and Benefit High Beam and it was lovely! I switched to Select SPF 15 liquid after this and found it much better.