I think this is as close to HG as I'm going to get. I bought the stick and powder too since it's a "system". I am a foundation junkie and I can't stop buying new formulas, but I haven't been tempted to since I bought this a month and a half ago. As everyone says it really is a tinted moisturizer. But it's the best one I've tried. I have combo skin and it's actually very dry now since it's getting cold (in Utah). So I have been putting moisturizer underneath to help my flakes. Anyway unlike most reviewers I think this has decent coverage for a TM. I use the recommended two pumps (actually one and a half pumps) for my whole face and it covers nicely. I always follow-up with powder and sometimes the stick on and around my nose and mouth and I get a wonderful result. My face looks flawless without looking over-done. Please see my reviews on the powder and stick foundation. Oh, I am NC 30-35 and I got Olive.
This is not really a foundation in the usual sense. Like so many have stated before, this is more like a very sheer tinted moisturizer - with emphasis on moisturizer... I would not recommend this to any one with oilier skintypes prone to breakouts. This can even be overpowering sometimes for my dry skin in the summertime. And it is very very sheer. (Compared to my LM tinted moisturizer that is my staple, this is ultra sheer). For me it has however become a great friend for my good skin days preferably during wintertime in windy moist and cold Sweden when I don't want too much covering, or my skin is so dry everything else looks cakey. Even though the powerful moisturizing effect the result will not be shiny but rather it gives a very smooth evened out feel with virtually no coverage. it is great for mixing though, and I sometimes mix it with foundation that I think is a bit too drying or matte. It comes in a very wide variety of shades so finding a perfect match can't be impossible. Makes it almost too difficult to choose, and since it is so sheer many shades will probably also fit... According to the Becca broschure this can go on face without a moisturizer underneith. But I have never felt comfortable to put make-up on a naked face. The packaging is great. You get a full 50 ml in a very secure pump bottle but you have to pay a substantial amount for it too. (At least here in Sweden). Love the spf 20 that is integrated in this though! The aussies ar soo far ahead when it comes to protection from the sun!! For reference I wear the "Toast M1" shade.
I bought this in porcelain and it really made my skin glow when I used it with Becca's stick and powder system and made my skin look so healthy. I don't see how they can market it as a 'foundation' though, as it really is very very sheer, even more so than prescriptives Traceless. It's really more like a moisturising primer as it doesn't give any coverage when used on it's own.
I was on the lookout for a new foundation when I came across the Becca counter at Sydney City Myer. The SA suggested that I use something lighter than a foundation because I have a fairly good complexion (no pigmentation, no visible scarring, few red spots etc) and normal/dry skin and recommended the LSC in Toast.
I would describe LSC as a tinted moisturiser rather than a foundation. It has SPF and moisturising properties which is good for the harsh, dry climate here in AUS. LSC evens out my skintone and gives me a healthy, almost dewy look without looking oily.
I would purchase again if/when I finally finish my other foundations/TMs. It is a little expensive but I don't even use up one pump in an application so it will last awhile.
I am NC30-35 in MAC and I bought the LSC in Camel. I don't use foundation but needed something for sheer coverage and this is wonderful! My skin has the glowy/dewy look with it and i love that it has SPF. When paired with the Becca Finishing powder, my skin achieves the airbrushed look without looking or feeling cakey or heavy.
The one small qualm I have with it is that the pump can dispense too much product. I just picked up a small container and pump some into there. I will definitely purchase again when I run out.
My favorite tinted moisturizer- well, that is what I view it as anyway. Very lightweight, nice antioxidants, great color selection and great wearability and integrity throughout the day. I mix this with Remede's translucent UV coat for a tad more shimmer and a little bit more matteness. This is a great product and I am very impressed out of all the light moisturizers I have tried. In my opinion this is much, much better than LM's tinted moisturizer. For anything sheerer I would recommend Shu Uemura's fluid S.
A great skin without makeup look which is perfect for my sunny reflective look. love this stuff!!!
Being in Australia, we have limited access to the vast array of products, particularly those that suit our conditions (eg - Clinique, Estee Lauder, etc.) that some of our international friends have. Perhaps its our sales assistants being provided with more information, but I was steered toward this product when I told the guy that I rarely use foundation because I hate the feel of it, I wanted SPF & something very light & very natural, & to cover pinkness between the nose & mouth. He pointed me at Becca, explaining that the LSC is more like a tinted moisturiser, & having looked at my skin, recommended (particularly in summer) that I do not use a moisturiser before applying this. It gives it 'all day stick' to my skin, & in 38 degree celcius heat & humidity, it doesn't slide or move around, or become irritating like so many other foundations do. I love it, as it makes my morning routine so much quicker. I also noted that some people are stating that it only has an SPF of 15? In Australia, its 20. So perhaps order directly from their site to get the fuller strength. If you want full, heavy duty, 'under lights' coverage, go for one of your more traditional brands.
I LOVE this stuff. Got it at Sephora @ Beverly Center in CA on vacation. It was like the only Sephora that I had been to (we had been to 3 already) that actually stocked a big part of their line. I decided to go the TM route, because my skin is generally pretty clear except for the redness around my nose and the punched out eyes. This stuff looks awesome. My bf loves how natural it looks on me and with the concealer under the eyes it makes my skin look glowy, but not greasy! Even in the Texas heat it still looks good. Finally the exact color that matches my skin perfectly! I bought the LSC in Tan- and I love how smooth it is, and it looks like my skin, but better. I like the packaging, it feels like that same rubber-velvety plastic kind of like NARS. The pump has 2 tops to it, an inner top to cover the pump and then the outer top that matches their line. Very nice and simple. I hope that this will be a staple for me. My skin is kind of tempermental and I hope I wont get a breakout from the SPF, but so far, its been going good. Been using it for one week now, and love how real and natural it looks. If all goes well then when this runs out then I will buy it again. I don't mind the 40 dollar price tag for how it makes my skin look.
This product is misleading. It is not a foundation, it is a tinted moisturizer and barely even that. Almost 40 bucks for a TM??? Laura Mercier TM has more coverage than this "foundation". Save your money on this one girls.