THIS is the foundation that made me like foundation again! I cannot say enought good things about it. It comes in a nice pump, spreads easily and blends quickly with the fingers, no special tools needed and no fuss to apply when I am half-awake in the morning. It literally acts as a magic eraser on my skin, elimating any flaws completely without the need for concealer and leaves a lovely, natural "skin-finish". I mean it is not shiny, not matte but what my skin would look like if it were perfect. I find that at the end of a 15 hour day, it has not caked up and it is still not obvious that I am wearing foundation. It settles a little into lines and pores, but unless you are waaay too close for normal social boundries, I still look pretty good!
It has not caused breakouts for me nor irritated my sensitive skin. My only complaint is that I need to blend 2 colors together to get my perfect shade, but hey, still cheaper to get 2 of these than a department store foundation! Again, this stuff is invaluable to me for the mornings I need to slap on some makeup and catch the train. its a no-brainer to apply and makes me look good effortlessly. (for reference- I have pale, dry, sensitive skin).
I have been using this foundation on and off since I discovered it six years ago. I think they recently changed the formula a bit; there used to be more variety for oily skin/dry skin. I really love this foundation. Its thin application is surprisingly opaque, so if you're dealing with acne this is good for you. This never caused any breakouts for me because it isn't too heavy. There are a couple downsides: one, if you have dry skin it sucks because there are only 4 shades of the dry skin formula. I do my best to exfoliate before using this, but it still makes flakiness show up. This is good for every day, office-environment work makeup because it fades and rubs off by the afternoon. If you want to go out at night with this, you'll have to use a good primer. Also, and this is the reason I don't buy this anymore and switched to Revlon Colorstay, is L'Oreal does animal testing. I no longer patronize companies that cause animal cruelty while there are hundreds of cosmetic companies that test using alternate methods. Come on L'Oreal, modernize yourselves! There are many products of yours I'd like to start buying again.
I wanted to love this, but I don't. Well that's not exactly true, there are things about it that I really like; it covers well, doesn't change colors and has a great finish. But it's breaking me out. I actually have pimples for the first time in years and I end up applying more foundation to cover, which breaks me out more. I like this foundation in theory, not in practice. Still on the hunt for a good full coverage, foundation. Sigh - back to CVS for me!
I started using this several weeks ago. At first I alternated between this one and Colorstay foundation to get a good comparison. Each time I found that I prefer the Visible Lift over the Colorstay. While the Colorstay has great coverage, by the end of the day I feel like I look dry and “chalky” which makes me feel very haggard and tired. With the Visible Lift I look as fresh at the end of the day as in the morning I do use a setting powder which may be why I am not getting any of the oily look that others reviewers have noticed. This is definitely a medium/full coverage, but that is fine during the winter when my skin is looking a bit washed out. I apply using the Bare minerals Handy Buki brush. I apply 1 pump to the back of my hand and use the brush to buff the foundation all over. Very easy to blend and I have no problem with any streaking or uneven application. I have stopped using the Colorstay and am using Visible Lift exclusively. I picked this up at CVS and with my free CVS Bucks and the sale they had ($2 off) this was practically free (net $3), so the price is great, but even at the full retail value of $14 it is well worth it when compared with any high end foundation. I will buy this again and will be recommending it to my friends. Very good product.
I want to like this foundation more than I do. The pump is great (and all liquid foundations don't do this why?!), the texture is light, does not oxidize on me, and it covers medium to full - for the first hour. Then the lines under eyes are more obvious - it actually separately at the line and accentuates them, I'm an oil slick way before lunch, and the foundation is pretty much gone within 4 hours. In total it's not the worst foundation but definitely not a HG for me.
I LOVE this foundation. This has a water/dimethicone base and is loaded with TONS of antiagers, vitmains, aminos....even a nanopeptide. It also has pro collegen, elastin and hyalauronic acid. The coverage is nice, I would say medium, and it is buildable or can be sheered out. It feels light, blends easily and has NEVER broken me out. Honestly this formulation rivals Dior/Chanel/Cle De Peau. Really cannot believe how good this is. If you have super oily, or super dry skin you may not like the formula but if you are in the normal/combo/slightly dry or oily range you will LOVE this.
I don't know if I got an old bottle of this or am perhaps applying too much or applying it wrong (I prefer to use my fingers but maybe this calls for a brush?), but this stuff is awful on my face. Whether I mix it with my moisturizer or put it on after, it just sits on top and leaves visible streaks on my face. It also balls up if I rub it just a little too much.
I don't mind heavier coverage if it sinks in, but this just never does. It settles into creases and pores on my face when it should be smoothing them. Will not repurchase.
I really love this foundation! I'm fairly young, so I'm not worried about wrinkles or foundation settling into fine lines (although I really want to get a head start on taking care of my skin which is why the serum is an extra plus!). I do notice that this is really nice on my skin, and doesn't break me out at all! I think it's a bit similar to Neutrogena's Healthy Skin, but I think this gives a bit more coverage. The finish is more of a satin rather than dewy like Neutrogena Healthy Skin, which I prefer the finish on this one better. I purchased this at Target for around $11. I've tried a lot of high end fdtn, and I definitely think this is as good of quality! Overall I really love this, I'm not sure if it's HG material yet, but we'll see!
Edit: The one thing I'm not crazy about is the foundation isn't as long lasting as I would prefer it to be.
Hmhn, Well i love this foundation its oretty mazing, it hides all my pores and its amazing, i love it!
i have like biggggg pores, when i pop a zit, and
it hides it very well!
I am a foundation hater, because it seems like everything breaks me out, oxidizes, and does bad things to my skin.
This seems to help rosacea, stop breakouts, and it adds something to my 41-year-old face that retin-A doesn't.
It also has a good color match, doesn't oxidize, and you can buy it anywhere. I wear Cover-Girl Simply Powder over it on my nose and chin, because it doesn't last long enough otherwise.
Very impressive stuff.