Was expecting more out of this product. Really wanted to like it at first but didn't happen.
-odd texture, feels sticky to skin
-not for oily/acne prone skin
-smears after a few hours
-not much variety in tones/color
Really bad coverage! I've used tinted moisturizers with heavier coverage that this. I literally finished this in 3 days because it's only .6 fl oz! My lipgloss tubes have more than that! Terrible, don't waste $10 on this when you couls by Loreal True Match or Revlon Colorstay for the same price...
I'm pretty new to liquid foundations and have only tried several brands so far. I was fortunate enough to discover Sonia Kashuk at my local Target and this foundation is perfect for my slightly pink, mostly yellow undertone skin. I use "vanilla" during the winter months when I'm paler and "cream" during summer when I have a little bit of a tan going on.
I've tried both drugstore brands and higher end foundations from Sephora--I was using Revlon Colorstay before switching, and although I liked the coverage, it felt very heavy and tacky on my skin. I also tried Makeup Forever's Face & Body Liquid and found that it was an okay product for a ridiculously high price tag. Neither of these brands produced a color that precisely matched my skin color, either.
Sonia Kashuk's Perfecting Luminous suits my skin tone exactly and provides medium coverage if worn alone, giving my face a dewy, natural sheen, which is fine for the cooler months when I'm not so oily. If I want fuller coverage I'll also use powder on top and my skin looks close to perfect.
I also don't mind the baked apple scent at all; I actually kind of like it.
Hey girlies! :-)I purchased this a few weeks ago and decided to share my thoughts. (quick note: I have normal to dry skin, and am not the acne-prone type)
I got the shade Buff in 04 which suits my olive skin color very nicely. The yellow undertone is so hard to find in drugstore foundation; usually it being dramatically pink or peachy. It gives a nice dewy fresh look, without looking oily or too sheer. It is buildable. I usually apply with a makeup sponge, flat top foundation brush, or kabuki- depending on my preferred coverage for that day. The packaging is sleek and high end looking, and the pump is handy (I hate foundations that you "pour"). I've had much success with most of Sonia Kashuk's other products, and I like this one as well. Lasting power would be anywhere from about from 8-10 hours, given a well applied lotion, primer, and powder. Being $10 at your local target, I'd give it a go. The only downside is it being .6 fl oz (while most foundations are at least 1 fl oz).
This was my holy grail. I thought my search for the perfect foundation was finally over. When I was perusing around the Target aisle, looking for a yellowed tone foundation, my eyes caught to the Sonia Kashuk counter. I got the lightest shade (Bisque) for my NC15-NC20 skin tone and it matched perfectly. I am very yellow tone. Most of the foundations I've tried are pink, peach or neutral. The packaging is pretty sweet. It look like my skin but even better. I wore this to school nonstop because it provided a wonderful glow and light coverage. Week two came around. My face was itchy for some reason. It must be the summer heat. OMG. I broke in massive cystic pimples all over my face. I mean I get pimples because its within my skin's nature but this was different. My little sister was even taken aback and she usually sees me bare faced at home. Once I stop using this, the acne vanished. When I look at this, I cry a little. So much for HG foundation.
GREAT for supple looking skin, with just enough coverage. Been using this for a few years! Lucky for me I have oily skin and this is one of the most natural looking foundations with coverage I've ever used! I'm NC 35-40 olive tone and nearly impossible to match. This is the best match I've EVER found. Buff for NC30-35, Bamboo for NC35-40 - I often blend Buff and Bamboo, apply with an EcoTools kabuki brush, and look like my face has been air-brushed. It NEVER gets cakey, and wears well for 12 hours easily. I might powder my nose 1x day, but I don't find it bad for oily skin as others have said. I live in the Caribbean now - ULTRA ULTRA high humidity - and it wears better than MAC and Neutrogena foundations. Lets my natural glow shine through, but does cover up occasional break outs with concealer and powder. I always use Neutrogena Mineral powder over it, and the results are great for me. Price is right for $10.99. I see my face in photos and am shocked my skin looks that supple and great! And my skin is not my strong point! TRY IT!!!
UPDATE 12/7/13 - STILL AMAZING! In cold, dry climate for now and I use just a touch of Neutrogena Mineral Powder over my t-zone and wow, hours later I still look fresh. Please try it for dewy, fresh, natural looking skin. Only $10.99 at Target!
I was looking for a good foundation with medium coverage to blend over my sunscreen. The foundations I previously used were looking cakey with the sunscreen. I have oily, sensitive skin with mild eczema and brown spots from the sun. This foundation works for me very well. On my brown spots I use concealer first because this foundation has light coverage. Even though I would prefer it to have a little more coverage, I still really like this foundation. It helps to even out my blotchiness, yet it looks like I'm not wearing makeup. I also like the fact that I was able to find my shade. I have light olive skin and sometimes it's hard to find a foundation that doesn't make my face look pink all over. This foundation matches my color exactly. I highly recommend it.
I have been using this product in the color Buff for a few days now and have to say I am shocked at how amazing it is for me and am absolutely in love. I have oily skin and continue to suffer from acne. Every foundation I have used prior always broke me out, including Lancome Tient Miracle, which was my previous HG foundation, that is until I found this SK foundation that has taken that spot. The staying power is really good. As I said, I have oily skin. In addition, I wear glasses 24/7 and the biggest peeve I had with any foundation I tried was that it would clump up on the bridge of my nose due to my glasses being pushed back and forth. I'd have to visit the bathroom every few hours to make sure I didn't have two greasy lines of foundation on the sides of my nose bridge. I haven't had this issue with this foundation. The coverage I would say is medium but it does not feel heavy. I stipple it on and it blends in extremely well. In addition, this color is perfect for my skin tone. I will not be using any other foundation from here on.
This product is DEFINITELY luminous. So much that it's completely unsuitable for people with combination or oily skin.
It also casts a white glow in photos. I pictured myself with no flash, flash, and sunlight with my Canon 60D and I looked ghostly in all - foundation only ... no powders or concealer.
I would LOVE the product if the two factors above were not so. They obviously make it unwearable.
It provides nice low/medium coverage; it evens out the skin very nicely but you'll definitely need concealer. Not really an issue for me.
So...I'm still not completely sure what to think of this foundation. Been using for a couple of weeks now, and this is the conclusion I have thus far.. Coverage: only light to medium, which for me is a con because I like medium to full. And with this foundation it seems the more you put on, the cakier it will look. Application: I normally apply my liquid foundation with a stippling brush because I love the coverage it gives and makeup tends to look flawless. However, with this foundation, once applied with brush it did not look like it spread out evenly, so I then had to rub it in with my fingers (method I now use). Not a huge deal, I just find it looks more even and less cakey when applied with fingers. Shade: this is my favorite part about the makeup. It has a nice yellow undertone to it. And being interracial I have a very yellow undertone which makes it hard to match foundation at times. Shade selection: Not a huge one, but once again, not a huge deal for me, since I was able to find a matching color (Cream). Package: I personally like the bottle the foundation comes in. Simple, has a pump. That's all I need. Wear of foundation: I know it's supposed to have that "glowy" look to it once applied, and I suppose it does when I first put it on. But throughout the day, my face starts to look more oily than dewey/glowy. And I don't have oily skin. Price: It has a pretty decent price, but there's not a lot of product in the bottle. Again, not a huge deal since I don't use it everyday. So it will probably last me a while anyway. There are some definite PROS to this foundation as well as CONS. I'm still playing around with it to see if I can make it work more in my favor (ex, trying setting powder on top to see if it diminishes the oily look) Will update review in a couple of weeks!