So I bought this at harrods thinking this is it, I will never buy another foundation again. But after using it for a day, it gave me tiny little whiteheads on my nose. I read the ingredients to find what was giving me a bad reaction and..................... BAM! Mineral Oil! How can a product this expensive contain the most tackiest and cheapest ingredient? Mineral Oil is a by product of petrolatum, an ingredient used to make gasoline. Some say its bad some say its harmless but I am avoiding it for good measures.
I've recently bought my second Fluid Finish 203, which tells a lot - not only because I'm a curious person and like to try new things, but also because my skin is crazy sensitive and dry. I can't just go out there and buy a moisturiser or a foundation. I have to consult my facialist, try out samples... Tiresome. This one, I love. It's just the right balance between dewy, well-covering and moisturising. It truly makes my dull and aging face glow. Ah.
Great product seriously!! Luminous and dewy with full coverage. I use this in 204 and I am an nc42. In the summer I mix 204 and 204.5 to get the perfect shade. Looks like my skin but better!! Highly recommend! Last long and doesn't slip off. No wonder this is Lauren Conrad's favorite foundation!
It is a great foundation, medium coverage, but definitely it can be built up to even more for special occasions.It is easy to work with it, I use my fingers or a brush. I bought it again.
I've been using this for a few years now and is basically the only one I can use. My skin is super sensitive to foundations as it is really prone to flaking and the foundation can cake and there is only a hand few of foundations I have been able to use since I started wearing them, first was an old formula from body shop, not liquid, and then they discontinued it and then there was instant age rewind from Maybelline and they discontinued that one as well. If they ever discontinue this one it will take me several years to find the right foundation again like after they discontinued the body shop one. So yes, if you have dry, picky skin, use this.
I found this too rish/oily to use in the summer, but now during winter time it is nice! I do set it with my MUFE HD powder. This foundation lasts all day on me. I do look shiny by lunchtime but that's true for all of my foundations. I find the lasting power of this foundation superior to my other foundations. I wear this in FF202 (soft beige) which is ever so slightly too pale (NC 20ish) but its not really noticeable. I now want to try the fluid finish lasting velvet!
Good natural looking effecy but can be built up for more coverage. Easy to work with, I use my fingers or a brush. Already bought it twice and I'm going to get it again. I never do this with foundation but it's just so damn good. It's so easy to use that whenever I'm in a hurry I grab for this one, it's gentle on the skin ( with irriration, dry skin zones etc) and smoothes everything out iwthout looking fake. It feels light as air and has no strange smells.
It beats my Chanel and Make Up Forever HD. I also dont understand why there isnt more hype about this.
This foundation is the best I have ever tried. I have tried Chanel, Clinique, Estee Lauder, drugstore brands, Everyday Minerals and so on. I always end up buying this one from Kanebo. It has a medium coverage but looks extremely natural. I have freckles and this foundation does not make my face look unnatural or cakey (like many other foundations) at all. It evens your skin and gives you a nice healthy finish. The best thing about it is that it makes your skin look even, it covers the redness -especially my chin can be a bit red and irritated- and makes your pores appear smaller. It is also the best colour match I ever had in a foundation (I am soft beige). At first you think it's too light but when you blend it fits perfectly. Too bad it's a bit expensive, but it's worth it! You should definately try this if you have freckles like me and don't want them to disappear under a heavy layer of cake, but you want an healthy looking even skin!
Update: It does make you look VERY white on photographs. I would say this is the only downside, next to the price. However, if you apply powder on top, like Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre (which is amazing) my face doesn't turn white in pictures. Weird.
I really like this foundation it makes the skin look sooo soft and "imperfections" just disappear.. However.. I have oily skin so I have to use alot of powder.
Background: oily t-zone, slightly dry cheeks, especially after I get occasional breakouts, sensitive, acne prone but fairly clear skin, some pigmentation from old scars, small pores, visible about only on my nose, some redness around nose and chin.
When I bought this, the seller told me that this is better to use with some other products from the same range, and I think it may be so. Some moisturizers are good with it, while some make this cake, streak, ball up and never dry. It can work over bare skin for people that have normal skin. I really disliked this foundation before I found a cream that this actually can apply over without problems.
I like this because it looks natural, but there is one big con for me: I have reeeally smooth skin texture - almost invisible pores, very even - my problem is a little hyperpigmentationa and a little redness, and I'm not that happy about my skin tone. This foundation makes my skin look like it has MORE texture to it - it looks more gritty because of the powder partiles(basically the opposite of what a BB cream does). I use only ONE PUMP for my whole face - this tends to look really caky and uneven on me if I use more. By uneven I mean that it patches pretty bad (especially if I brush powder over it) and rolls up in tiny balls. The coverage you get out of one pump is light/medium. You could use a concealer if you need more coverage on certain areas. You should have this in mind: if you don't get the desired coverage out of approximately one pump, you probably should buy something else. I would recommend this for people with pretty good skin.
Without any cream under, it works very well if you have normal skin, but if your skin is dry, it may accentuate this. It will definitely accentuate flakiness - that's a con. It's supposed to be hydrating, but I wouldn't say it does that; at max, it doesn't dry your skin out further. This isn't a foundation for the people that have really oily skin either, unless you have found a primer that works well with it (maybe one from their range), but personally, I felt this has no oil control (despite being powdery). I usually don't like to use powders, but I need to when using this foundation, especially with my regular moisturizer.
The colour range of this foundation isn't great - in the winter I tend to be more yellow-toned, and the undertones of this are either too pink or orange, but fits me in the summer. When I'm approximately NC25 in MAC, I use this in FF203, which has a neutral undertone. Else, I just correct this foundation with Kett yellow colour corrector to get the colour right. Review here:
Still, I have given this a 4, because this lasts OK on me, but may rub off a bit and transfers a little. This didn't seem to clog my pores. This doesn't cover all of my redness, so if that's your problem, this may not be for you.
I may repurchase this foundation but I wouldn't say that it's the best foundation I've tried. I would still recommend you trying it out though. You may like it.
UPDATE: I rebought it. At first I really regret it, because I couldn't manage to make it look good. It has been a year since I finished my bottle. Then I went back to this post and used my own tips. And they worked XD