This is definitely not for oily skin in warm weather. I was on vacation and ran out of foundation, so I picked this and the matching powder up from a quick CVS run. Not even half way through the day and my face becomes a complete oil slick. Now looking at pictures, my face looked like it was covered in vaseline! Consequently, I broke out in little pimples from this stuff and proceeded to chunk it in the trash. I gave this three lippies instead of two because it would probably work well on dry, non-acne prone skin, because it does give you a nice, sheer, luminous finish. Oh and it definitely does match your skin quite well.
EDIT: Alright so it's February, and I find that it's much more agreeable with my skin in colder, dryer weather. Unless I want to look like I'm wearing a mask by the middle of the day, I still can't get away with wearing this by itself. I found that mixing this with moisturizer (I use Clinique Dramatically Different Gel) gives me a natural, sheer coverage that offers just enough to even out my skin. For problem areas, I use the foundation itself as concealer and powder. I'm glad I gave this another try, because like I said before, I really do like the color match. I think I'll just keep a bottle of this around as a back up, especially for the colder months.
I have not worn a drugstore foundation in many, many years, simply because I can not see it on my face. Thats why I will pay more to go down to the mall and try it at a counter or Sephora. I noticed L'Oreal has these transparencies now where you can put it up to your skin and it will show you which color best suits you. I matched Sun Beige in Level 6, bought the matching powder and the level 6 blush they recommend. I usually wear Chanel's Teint Innocence, and although it did not compare, it was a really good foundation for the price. The powder blended well, and the blush really complemented my skin tone. It was easy to just see that I was a "Level 6" and I could buy everything that corresponded to that. Easy. I am impressed and will use this as my back up foundation.
I really liked this product. The color is a good match for my skin tone (I am very fair skinned and most foundation looks far too yellow or orange on me) and I liked the coverage this gave me. The foundation is fairly thick so I tend to blend with a makeup sponge to make it look more natural. I also use the matching compact powder and I am happy with both. I will repurchase!
The color was a good match for my skin tone, however I noticed after starting my second bottle of this foundation that something in the formulation had changed or my skin was changing and this was no longer working for me. The foundation was really failing half way through the day in my air conditioned office and I was starting to get really shiny. By the end of the day my face was feeling very greasy and really gross. I am not sure if this is a change in the product or hormones, but this is no longer a good product for me.
I use this in neutral/soft ivory. I actually use it as a concealer on my dark circles, or on spots where my skin is taking it's sweet time getting rid of old acne discoloration. It works better than any products marketed as concealers. It's easy to put on, stays put, and is easy to take off. And since I only use it as concealer, one bottle lasts for a looong time.
I really liked this foundation when I first tried it. Loreal makes it easy to find the right color and the application is smooth. Unfortunately, my skin is too oily for it. After wearing it for about 4 hours my skin was uncomfortably oily.
I would reccommend this foundation for ladies with dry skin. If you have oily skin like me it's not good for you.
EDIT: It works great for me in the winter. :)
EDIT no. 2: It is not long wearing. It's pretty much gone on me by the end of the day.
The color definitely matched my skin tone. I was also thrilled that I could run to the local drugstore and purchase it rather then waiting for my foundation to be shipped to me. Unfortunately after 3 weeks of usage it started to break me out. So I had to call it quits and head back to my more high end foundation.
I love this foundation!! I like it better than I liked my smashbox foundation and its a fraction of the price which I like even better. I never thought I was a neutral, I always thought that I was warm however I've found that I'm an n4 buff beige. This stuff magically blends into my skin and doesnt leave a mask where you can tell I'm wearing foundation. I tend to mix my foundation with some moisterizer to make a tinted moisterizer and it just subtly evens out my complexion so it looks like I have fabulous skin. Its fairly expensive for a drugstore brand however loreal often has bogo free deals going on so its not that bad. This looks like you're skin but better and it has spf of 17 and is oil free a major plus for my oily skin. I will definetely be repurchasing this again but in a lighter color for the winter months.
This is my before-I-find-a-better-one foundation. I have used like 3 or 4 bottles of this foundation in W3. I really don't know why i tend to buy it, maybe because it's cheap and "secure" choice. This foundation is pretty thick and gives light to medium coverage. The thing is that it sometimes tend to look cakey and not so invisible.
It's alright nothing more nothing less.
this is my first (and only!) foundation i've bought, so i wanted something at a reasonable price that wouldn't make me look too 'done up'
i'm W3 in the summer, but i find it makes me look a bit orange... so i mix in some moisturising sunscreen, which gives me UV protection, lightens the colour and makes it less cakey. however, i find by the end of the day my face looks REALLY greasy and the foundation doesn't last- perhaps its becuase i don't use blotting paper during the day or powder to set it right after i put it on [which are 2 things i've picked up from this site- thanks guys:)]. so i don't really think its too great for all-day use.
i usually apply it with my fingers to get better coverage then go over with a sponge, and i find it blends in pretty well while still looking natural. i'd recommend this foundation for people like me who don't wear makeup everyday and don't want it to be obvious when they are wearing makeup:)
I love this stuff. I have a perfect match in C2. It blends beautifully and lasts pretty much the whole day as long as I use the matching powder and it isn't the height of summer.
I use Revlon Colorstay when I need staying power but it doesn't blend as nicely as the L'Oreal one.