on my search for a full coverage foundation, (i have many acne scars) i decided to get a sample of this. the color was alright (nc20) but it didn't cover as well as i would have liked. my scars were still noticeable. also, the staying power of this foundation wasn't too great, either. and i noticed that it would make my face burn for a few minutes after application. not the worst foundation, but not the best.
- Good coverage
- Lasted most of the day (though I rarely touch my face)
- Stayed matte for a good amount of time
- Generally better formula than any drug store competitor *cough cough REVLON cough*
- Smells horrible! No really.
- BROKE ME OUT (after 1 month's use..and it was bad... tons of cystic acne... I stopped wearing maeup for 1 week to let my skin heal)
- Glass bottle packaging is awful to try to get product out
- I'm not that pale and I was an NC 15/20 so what do really fair people wear?
Not worth the money I paid. I like MUFE Mat + Velvet much better.
As many foundations as i try i always seem to go back to this one or face and body. This ones the best though. AMAZING coverage, plus if you apply it thinly enough it looks really natural. It offers buildable coverage. Do it with a 109 brush and you'll love it too!
I love this foundation but it does strt to look cakey if i dont use my Hyper Real foundation underneath , so i apply my primer then my Hyper Real then Studio Fix then set it with powder and add blush and bronzer. The HP Foundtion just gives me a really nice glow under my Studio Fix , i will be buying this again.....and again and probably again xxx
I was a little wary after reading many stories of breakouts, but so far - I've been using it for about two months now - I've only had my usual occasional blemishes. I'm about NC20, though NC20 is a bit darker, NC15 matches my neck better but is a bit too light on the face, and NW15 is a bit too orange. Maybe I'll end up buying NC15 too and mix them. It has really good coverage, but if you moisturize your skin enough it can look pretty natural. I really like preparing my skin with Illamasqua Matt primer (I think they work well together in keeping the oil at bay) and apply SFF with Illamasqua Blusher brush 1, setting it with a light dusting of loose powder. Two pumps are enough and at the end of the day it's still there. I still dream of THE perfect foundation, the one that 1) really looks like skin, 2) makes pores invisible, 3) doesn't melt like butter on my combination/oily skin, 4) matches my skin color perfectly, but until I find it this will be my foundation. Edit: Though I think in the meantime I've found my HG foundation in MUFE HD Invisible cover in 115, I still think SFF is a great foundation. I recently bought NC15 and started mixing the two shades in a little pot. It's not a big deal, maybe 1 minute more in my makeup routine. And the colour is much more balanced this way. I also started using it with Illamasqua Satin primer, since my skin has been drier lately. I think that Matt primer and SFF work well if you're really oily,otherwise SFF already has a pretty matt finish. So, if you are not that oily, the Satin primer is much better as a finish, more natural.
This one is a good basic foundation, it doesn't make me break out but it doesn't keep my face shine free all day even with powder :(
The coverage is really good and my skin still looks natural.
The big color choice can be a problem because I think I've tried all of them before finding the good match for winter (nc25) and for summer (nc40 to 45 it depends on how I'm tanned)
For the price it would have been better to get the pump with it!
This is a good foundation to use on special occasions or when taking photographs. I used to use it on a daily basis and it caused me to break out. It's just too thick and heavy feeling for me although it provides awesome coverage. My skin is very oily and acne prone and it just doesn't agree with this for daily use. Too bad because it looks great when I wear it!
This is my HG foundation, I love this foundation so much and have tried so so many. This is the closest colour match that I ever tried!! I live in australia so it is very humid, this foundation seems to last for hours in the hot weather. I apply this with a mac 187 and get a flawless airbrushed finish, and i dont need to use a powder to set , This is a full coverage foundation with a matte finish and I would only recommend this foundation for those ladies with dry skin as the formula is oil based, people with acne prone skin or oily skin should by pass this as it can cause break outs.
I know this is a HG product for many people, but I was disappointed with the results. The NC20 the MA matched me with was far too yellow, but that was not the real issue. I do not usually have problems with reactions to cosmetics but...wow. I have had serious break outs after using this. The coverage is nice, but I can't deal with breaking out like a teenager again just to use this!
While the coverage and the colour match is good, the smell is horrendous. Even my 4-year old daughter could smell it after I applied it and was holding her nose saying "Yuck! What's that smell?". It applied smoothly with my Prescriptives foundation brush and I did not need to use concealer over the blemishes. After I applied a dusting of Benefit's Get Even.
It stayed on all day without getting too shiney but by 3 pm (applied at 7am) it started to "crackle" and settle into the lines and pores. I could still smell it too.