This foundation is amazing!!! I've tried everything for my combination skin, and this definitely takes the cake when used with the Rehab Elixir.The Rehab Elixir helps control my oil areas, and the foundation moisturizes the dry area. It doesn't have the sunscreen ingredient that makes pictures ghostly-looking which is always something I look for. This has amazing coverage all day long. The packaging is a pump so it's easier to use HOWEVER, I wish there was a way to get the remaining little bit out once it's almost gone. It is a bit pricey, but not as high as Chanel or Dior. This is my favorite, go-to foundation now!
This foundation is glorious. It covers everything, leaves a wonderful finish, and it lasts forever. I finally understand the hype about this product, it's completely deserved.
It makes me look slightly too made-up for every day wear, so I reserve it for going out or special occasions. I use a damp blending sponge (you use slightly more product but the finish is flawless, velvety and not completely matte) all over, and my face looks good with one layer of product (maybe 3/4 of a pump total). Redness, imperfections, blemishes, all are covered. If I have a really bad blemish, I only need a tiny bit of concealer after foundation.
My skin is very oily, so I always wear this foundation with a primer, setting powder, and a makeup setting spray (I use the Kat von D one). I do see minor oil breakthrough by midday, and slight slippage by evening, but you can easily blot, touch up the powder, and spray to look great again. I actually like that there's no SPF so that it doesn't flash white in photos. There's a wide range of shades with different undertones, so it's easy to find a match.
I've heard complaints about the fragrance but I can't smell it at all. I can't think of a single negative thing to say, other than the fact that it can be hard to find. It looks like they just recently restocked the Sephora website, so hopefully it'll stay there for a while. If you're looking for a long-wearing, matte-ish, full coverage foundation, believe the hype and try this one.
I have a new Holy Grail Foundation!!! I need full coverage and used to love Estee Lauder's Double Wear but the last time I bought it, it seemed to not cover as well and looked scaly. Tried this at Sephora and so glad I did. I got matched with the perfect color and just can't say enough good about this product. Coverage is great and lasts and gives me a flawless look. For me it is very expensive but I'm willing to pay for it because it is that GOOD!!
I am not used to liquid foundation and the first time the girl put this on me--I felt I looked weird and my face too covered up. However....when we went for our vacation in Sydney last March--twas hot and sunny BUT I was surprised with how radiant my face looked after 5 hrs under the sun!!!! That was the time that I truly believed in the product and how I loved it!!!! I wore the shade 54 with the Kat Von D primer elixir and its just perfect combination. Its highly pigmented so just like everyone says...a little goes a long way! I used 3/4 of a pump and the price is very reasonable compared to other high end products out there. Definitely, will buy another one!
Reference: I'm about MAC NC25-30
Shade I use: M54
Holy pigmentation. This stuff covers EVERYTHING. I thought one pump would be enough for just my face, but it covered my neck and I had some left over to dot under the eyes and around my nose. The finish is a modern demi-matte, velvety, and beautiful. Next time, I'm going to use just 3/4 of a pump to get my whole face done. Packing on too much of this will give you cakeyness, so be careful. I applied mine with a flat top kabuki. Texture wise, its super thick and almost whipped in consistency. Blending takes a little extra work because of this, but its nothing you can't work with. Also, drydown seemed fast, so work in sections if possible.
Oil control with this is so-so. I have oily skin that usually needs to be blotted every 3-4 hours and there was a bit of shine with this. I used it with MACs blot powder.
Overall, the formula is fantastic, though I wished it had more oil control. I purchased mine at Sephora for $34 for 1oz of product.
Update: I found that the foundation oxidized maybe 2-3 shades darker. I exchanged it for M52, which is a lighter warm color that oxidizes to match me perfectly. Quick note-- there is a weird scent to this. It's kind of chemically and reminds me of Revlons Colorstay, only worse.
Love this product!! After reading all these reviews, I have a few comments for the ladies who said it looks to cakey... A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY, one pump is just fine and if your using your finger, I suggest you buy a brush for this foundation. With the foundation having such a thick consistency the brush helps cover the foundation over your face more evenly and makes you look flawless! And for the ladies who say it sinks it to your pores, I suggest using Benefits porefessional as a primer, and I use MAC studio fix pressed powder to set it all in. But over all I highly suggest it if you want full coverage without having to use a concealer.
I Loveeee <3 this foundation ! I've never used anything as good ! & to top it all off it leaves you a flawless look especially when you use the beauty blender <3 <3 (: I would definitely restock on this magical product !! The only thing is before you purchase this product , ask for some assistance so they could match you , because the colors are a little bit odd . But they are definitely worth the money . For me when it comes to makeup , makeup never has a price . Go Buy this product you won't regret it !!
As for a full coverage foundation this is number one for a cheaper foundation and Giorgio Armani designer skin is my fav expensive one
I absolutely love this foundation!!! I have got combo skin that tends to be dry on the cheeks with a lil shine on the nose and chin. I don't have any major issues other then a slight bit of redness, but I am very light and have a pink undertone. I wear shade light 44 and it is GORGEOUS. Tr coverage is the best I've ever seen in my life. Seriously, just one pump is plenty for your whole face. I don't find this to be unnatural looking at all as some have stated, it looks GORGEOUS and like your skin but way way better. It does a great job of controlling shine as well, and I'm ashamed to admit it,lol...but I fell asleep with it on the other night and it did NOT break me out at all! My skin is normally NOT happy if I sleep in makeup, but no problems here! The packaging is great, and if you keep the small plastic piece that snaps into the dispensing hole, you can travel with this easily because it will not pump out with the plastic piece In place. My only complaint about this, is it dries super quickly so you've got to work quick to blend it. I've applied it with Kats foundation brush, a beauty blender, and my fingers and prefer the look and coverage of just using my fingers. It does have a slightly tacky feel to it on the skin, but this doesn't bother me terribly. I don't wear it everyday, but for when I want to look totally flawless, this is my go to! Love love this product!!!
Love Love Love this! This is HG status for me having tried practically EVERY high end foundation on the market. Although, buyers need to be aware that ONE PUMP is seriously all you need for your whole face. For those who are having it settling into fine lines, your using too much product. A little goes a long way! A+++