I purchased 119 Soft Ivory, the lightest shade available and it's way too pink for my complexion, for reference I wear MAC NC15 or Matchmaster 1. Sadly all the pale shades in this foundation line are pink in undertone with no yellow or neutral shades available. Besides the wrong colour match the other aspects of this foundation are great. The formula is creamy, blends easily into the skin to provide medium coverage, and sets to a slight satin finish. Wears well all day long with minimal touch ups or blotting required in my oilier t-zone. If L'Oreal were to expand this line to include more neutral pale shades I would try this foundation again.
Its an okay foundation, goes on silky smooth on skin and the texture is very creamy, easy to blend. It has a pink undertone, so i use a green color primer underneath. However, i have huge pores on nose and this foundation does not provide full coverage nor long lasting power. It is not suitable for oily skin, whereas it can be really good for dry skins. So im using this foundation for cheeks which are relatively dry and colorstay foundation with concealer for my nose. Im kind of annoyed by the fact that i have to use two seperate foundations so i sometimes skip using this. Also, this foundation has a chemical smell to it which is awful. I would repurchase because i like how it spreads on my skin and instantly brightens up my face but im still on my hunt to find a better creme foundation, only because this smells bad and it doesnt last long like many other loreal foundations
I am seriously really impressed by this foundation. I hadn't really been in love with high end cream foundations that I had tried so I was hesitant to buy one from the drugstore but I'm glad I have! I decided to try this foundation after seeing generally favourable reviews and hearing how great it is for dry skin. I have dry skin all year round but in the winter in particular, it flakes, cracks, peels...you name it- making it very hard to find a foundation which does not accentuate all of it. This is that foundation. This foundation is medium to full coverage, has a dewy finish, is unscented, has spf 16 and comes with with a little applicator sponge. I personally think that the package is also lovely but could be better if they took away the sponge cause who actually uses those to begin with? I love that with this foundation my skin feels like skin! It doesn't feel tight or like it has makeup on it. I've tried applying it with a foundation paddle brush and a stippling brush but I prefer it most with my beauty blender. The combination of the beauty blender and this foundation just make my skin look flawless. I definitely don't recommend this for people with really oily skin since it is a dewy finish and has a high tendency to look oily faster but on my dry skin I love this. I will definitely be going back to my matte liquid foundations in the summer but I could not imagine a better option for winter skin.
I am on my 3rd compact of this. I love that it has physical sunscreen in it, that it covers perfectly but isn't heavy (I apply it with a Beautyblender) and that the lightest shade is a perfect match for my skin. I'm a very fair redhead and this is my holy grail foundation. It feels like I'm not wearing foundation at all, lets my skin texture show through but erases pores. It's baffling really. Oh, how I love it. I powder over it with a matte pressed powder and a brush and my skin is perfect.
I purchased this version of Visible Lift foundation because the store I went to was sold out of the color I wanted in the liquid version of Visible Lift with the serum, so I figured this would be the next best thing.
I really liked the liquid, but the color was wrong.
This foundation will not set on its own, it will remain creamy on your skin, so you definitely need to use a setting powder or spray. If not, it WILL get messy, not just smearing and moving around on your face, but also getting onto everything I imagine.
It is not matte, and a little goes a long way. Coverage-wise it's very good, and the first time I used way too much.
I use a flat top brush and find this provides the best application. Very good coverage, but I have to be very careful not to touch between the time I get it perfectly applied, and the time I apply a setting powder. If you even lightly touch your face, it will move. You can build up the coverage a bit, but not too much as that will make you have far too much of this stuff on your face. I think the key is to use as little as possible. I apply a very light coat all over my face, then go over my cheeks where I have scarring.
The color match: I used shade 139 Honey Beige and am an NC42/c40 and wear Revlon Colorstay Golden Caramel. The darker shade would've been too dark, but this one is very close. It's a little too pink, and does not have a yellow base so it does look chalky and it is very obvious I am wearing foundation. It's pinker than I am. A problem with many DS foundations is that the darker shades are just progressively darker white shades. This is not a good match because there is a cast.
However, the reason I am continuing to use it, is that I have found a huge decrease in the dryness of my skin, and it does not cling to dry spots of appear flaky. It's like a foundation and skin treatment in one. Of course, being a cream, it does not last all day. But, it does last a surprisingly long time. I've had liquids that have not lasted as long as this, and I never expected it to last a full 8 hours, because of the formula.
Overall, it's serving my #1 concern at the moment, which is dry skin, while giving me the coverage I require. I would not use this for a special occasion simply because the color match is not that good and my face would definitely be a different color from my neck/chest.
If you can find a good color match and have drier skin, this would be excellent for you.
I have been using this foundation for about two weeks and I love it! I apply primer first and then apply the foundation using my foundation brush. I have normal to oily skin, mostly in the T zone area. A little goes a very long way and it lasts all day. Coverage is very buildable but never looks cakey and feels like I am wearing nothing at all. It does not settle into fine lines or pores and gives a very natural, pretty finish. They call it a creme but the consistency is unlike anything else I used before. It feels light and cool on my skin and blends perfectly. I am using 121 Light Ivory which matches my skintone exactly. Haven't had any oxidation and the color stays true. The anti- aging ingredients make a difference and my skin looks smoother and more even. I am extremely happy that I found such a great foundation at an excellent price!
I have had such bad luck with foundations lately and this one was no exception.
First, if you're really fair, this line is not for you. I chose the lightest color they had and it's waaaaaay too pink. None of the lighter shades looked like they had any yellow in them. My first warning sign was that you can hardly see the product in the package; all that is visible of the actual product is a very thin line. And once it's wrapped in cellophane and you're looking at it under florescent lights, you really can't get a good idea of the color. I thought this might be a bit too dark in the store and I was right.
Second, it's not good if you have large pores. Even after using a primer, it made the pores around my nose look HUGE. It also picked up every imperfection on my face and made it more noticeable.
Finally, it comes with the very unsanitary sponge. I can't imagine anyone uses those things, so why do manufacturers keep including them?
This one is going back to the store. And the search continues.
I live in California and we get fierce, dry winds in the fall and winter. I bought this for 1.) the convenience factor, 2.) hydration in dry weather 3.) it contains a barrier SPF and I'm trying to move away from chemical sunscreens.
I'm actually pleased with it. It is a little more coverage than I want but it has enough slip that I'm sure I can thin it out a bit (still playing with it,) and I tend to use it only on my problem areas. It makes my skin look better and has a WONDERFUL cooling effect on my mild rosacea. The color is good and natural but it runs on the light side. I have 125 Nude Beige and it is an ivory for sure. I apply this over Korres Oak and Quercitin primer and set it with clinique yellow mineral powder or translucent loose and have noticed no oxidation. Decent lasting power too.
Pros: 1.) Cooling. 2.) Beautiful soft finish. Luminous without being shiny. 3.) Barrier sunscreen. 4.) Soothing and hydrating 5.) Doesn't settle into wrinkles. 6.) Conceals redness and pores 7.) Makes my skin look fresher and younger. Not sure at this point if it simply cosmetic or if the ingredients are actually doing something.
Cons: 1.). A tad pricey for drugstore. 2.) the packaging. It is a screw top. I wish it was a flip top but even with an air tight screw top, I've noticed product shrinkage. It's a delicate product, apparently. 3.) VERY full coverage. Not really a con but for me it is. You're not going to look cakey because it's a thin product but it is easy to over apply.
Very nice foundation. Matches my skin tone nicely (light ivory- NC20) and didn't get too heavy. After a 12 hour day it lasted, and even had a coworker ask what makeup I was using because it looked so good at the end of the day! She thought it was MAC. I apply this with a blush brush, and what I love about it is that I can double it up on trouble areas so I don't need concealer anymore. Nice job L'oreal.
can someone please help me, what is light ivory like 121,(undertones?)
my review in this item is that I like it... it looks fresh and lasts... and is FULL coverage for me! went on easy... hit skin like a wet, water like ooling gel but spread as easy as a cream, as it is a cream... just 'feels' watery.... great buildability and ease of application.
my problem is that im VERY pale and soft ivory is the right lightness. itsnot too dark BUT its PINK and DEATH GRAY CORPSE undertone. as some have mentioned. I cannot really go MUCH darker at all... so I need help if someone knows about either 'light ivory' or 'classic ivory'? can I get a better undertone without sacrificing shade lightness? please help! I cannot stand the gray thing. I had to wash it off after just 2 hours due to being depressed with a gray shadowy face and I didnt wear much. no powder or blush helped. and it didnt fade, change color or oxidize..it stayed pink/gray. I would try it again in another shade ,cuz it was nice. thanks for any help! I am NC05-NC10 usually,most of the time anything NC15 is already too dark on me. I really hate warm and yellow or orange or peach..pink alone is ok, just no gray...truthfully I hate all undertones. I am a TRUE pale neutral all the way, ivory. which is like in tone if I had to call 'neutral' something its beige.. but in an ultra pale shade. almost white. thank you!