I gave this make up a two because of various reasons.
First of all. it smells SO bad. When you apply the makeuo you can literally SMELL it off of you. Second of all, it has like NO coverage what so ever and does not blend in easy at all. The whole "wake up" thing is most definatly not true, I havent had any 'wake up' effect what so ever either. Also, It caused my skin to break out and made my face look oily.On top of that, it doesnt stay on more then maybe 4 hours before it fades away and it creates little balls. The only good thing about this makeup is the color, it matched my skin very well. This product was okay when it came to price, but with the quality it might as well be 50 cent. Lastly, the packaging is a pump glass container, which makes it difficult to get every last bit of it. It is also heavy and can be un sanitary if you dont clean the pump. Overall, i dont like this product AT ALL.
This stuff is terrible and is definitely far from hypoallergenic. I used it for about a week, and that was a week too long. The first time I used it my eyes started watering right way, but I thought maybe my contacts were just bugging me. After a week of use I had a rash on my face and as soon as I switched back to Almay's TLC foundation it went away. I gave it to my step sister and it also made her eyes water and her skin isn't even sensitive. She was smarter and stopped using it after that one use. Also, the coverage is very patchy. I didn't notice all the shimmer like others have said or a weird scent either, but it doesn't matter because I would never buy it again.
I was looking at this product in the store for a very long time before I went to buy it. I really wanted to like this foundation but its horrible.
little to no coverage
brings out my undereye circles
SPARKLES that make skin look super oily and digusting
the pump on this foundation gives the perfect amount
Weird comments in here: this foundation is absolutly remarkable and not too expensive. Nothing but compliments for this one: no breakouts, good coverage yet not pasty, odorless, and WHAT SPARKLES?? There is no sparkles whatsoever...
Within a week broke me out terribly.
Has sparkles in it??!
I like the finish other than that, the price is right... I'm bummed it didn't work. My dry skin got much much dryer and started peeling on my chin after a week. I switched from bare minerals.
This foundation is HORRIBLE.
My skin is normal to dry, and this foundation slides off it within the first couple of hours of wearing it. Four hours is asking a lot for this foundation.
I dab foundation on my eyelids, powder them, and then apply eyeliner daily. My eyeliner even slides off my eyes when using this wake up foundation!
The absolute worst part of this product for me is that it maximizes any wrinkles you have to the extreme! I could not believe how horrendous my under eye wrinkles looked, and I didnt even USE the foundation under my eyes!! It just slides on there some how as I apply it to my face and it's atrocious how it makes wrinkles look, within minutes of wearing it. And I've gotten hiding my under-eye wrinkles down to an art... well not after using this foundation! Not to mention any other wrinkles on your face.
This foundation will highlight any imperfections on your face. I had a couple small dry patches, and this foundation made them the focus of my face somehow. As if it dried them out even more.
The only thing I liked about this is that when you first have it in place, and you are in natural light, it gives your skin a nice sheen, as other are saying. I dont find that it makes your face sparkle as much as other reviews make it out to be.
I also didn't notice the smell other people are complaining of...
Oh and I also like how it is packaged.
All in all I was surprised at how bad this foundation was, as I do like Almay as a brand. I will stick to their tlc foundation.
I actually really like this product, when you put it on its kinda cool feeling so i guess it wakes you up. This foundation is not for people who want a flawless cover though, its very light and simple. I saw alot of people on here say there was "ssooooo much glitter" when really ive ben wearing this for over a week now, i had to go look up really close in the mirror yes to see itty bitty sparkles which i dont even care for. And someone even said it smells like dirt... Yea it dosnt it smells like any other foundation would
I purchased this foundation based on Beautipedia's positive review and wore it today with moisterizer and a sunscreen underneath. I finished with Shiseido's translucent loose powder and this combination produced a slightly satin velvety finish on my mature skin.
UDPATE: I wanted to love this make up based on Beautipedia's excellent rating. After using this product for a week, I noticed little to no coverage, thus, Almay should label this product as a tinted moisterizer. Even with Shiseido transluncent powder as a finish, the make up did not last till noon in the office. It also has an off smell as others mentioned. Returned to CVS after using for a week. Lesson: I will not purchase any other drugstore foundations.
I was surprised by the reviews on this product. I personally loved it and it gave me the perfect amount of coverage and my skin is far from perfect. I didn't notice the shimmer until reading it on here and yeah it does shimmer when Im outside but other than that its not bad and I like the radiant look it gives my skin. The pump dispenser is awesome and a little goes a long way! I will buy this again for sure.
I never really wear foundation but when it came to trying one I went for the Almay Wake-up liquid foundation. The liquid foundation was easy to apply and you do not need that much product to cover your face. It minimally covers your blemishes but you would have to go over it a couple of times. The foundation itself is extra sparkly which I like cause it gave a glow when the light hits your face. I felt that that it gave my face a little shine which nothing a little sheet of oil blotter couldn't fix.