In my opinion this product is a very good finding...it's the best sollution for summer vacations.Basically I bought it from drugstore (03 Beige sable) as I wanted to try a compact make up,because I had never used one before.When I used it I was sure I made the right option.It satisfied all the needs of my face.The colour was perfect for me (medium) and it gave me both a tanned look at day on the beach and a more luminous look at night.It covers pretty well spots or scars.especially my clear forehead looked very nice with it.I was in despair before vacations because I didn't know how my make up would last at sea.I put it on and went to sea with my friends.I had a very good sun kissed look and despite we were playing for hours in the water and we were diving when I got out of the sea and took a look at myself it was there...almost the same when I wore that.I couldn't believe it!Neither my friends...It didn't irritate my skin at all.of course after sunbathing i felt some ''draughts'' but it's reasonal to feel like this after sea water and sun bathing...Although it's compact it doesn't dry skin at all.It's a very good investment and I would recommend it to everyone!!!If you want a perfect complexion use a little powder above it.
So glad I decided to take the plung and get this stuff. It's probably a little too early to tell, and i tend to write reviews too quickly but i always come back and change it if the product doesn't end up working. i think this could be holy grail status...we shall see. it has a very nice, natural finish and hasn't broken me out yet.
Just got this stuff a few weeks ago thanks to all of you here and I truly love it, love everything about it. So far, an GH foundation for me. Hopefully it stays that way.
I really wanted to like this product, as there are not a lot of SPF50 products out there that can double as a makeup/foundation. Unfortunately, with my oily skin and large pores, this product was a mess. I was oily within 15 minutes of putting it on, and even minutes after application, all I could see were the pores on my nose just screaming at me. I suppose I could have applied powder over everything, but I found the consistency a little heavy - it would have been miserable with powder over it, especially on a warm day. So far, my best bet for SPF and colour is still Shiseido Sun Block Compact SPF32.
I used to hate any kind of sunscreen, and I don't wear foundation, but before a trip that required serious sunscreen (outdoors, near the equator) I added this to a beauty.com order on impulse. (Well, I did check out the reviews here...)
Thanks for the reviews, everyone...it is a winner!
I don't use it all over my face-- too much coverage for me. BUT I love to use it to touch up after applying lotion sunscreen (Isomers SPF 20). While I actually love the Isomers texture and look on most of my face, I still feel the need to "powder" down my nose and chin. The Avene compact is PERFECT for this. It is matte, it adds a bit more coverage and reduces redness, and it ups the SPF factor on areas which always get more sun from those reflections off sunglasses. I really depend on this now!
Haven't had any breakouts, and I love the compact, with it's separate place for the sponge applicator.
this is a great compact! gives just the right coverage and does not clog my skin up at all... perfect for sensitive skin. after using all sorts of high-end compacts i am happy to stick to this cream foundation.
I have it in Sable/Honey...I love it...The color is perfect, I use it all year long. It looks natural, gives medium coverage, and doesnt clog pores (an trust me my skin breaks out easily) and is not drying or too greasy. This is my HG...
Amazing beach product. light to medium coverage, great SPF.
If you need makeup on the beach this is the only way you should go. It doesnt make you break out and it look very natural in daylight.
This product is great. Looks very natural,does not break me out nor
irritates my very sensitive skin. Comfortable to wear every day.
Easy to put on pretty sheer coverage but this is what I was looking for!
I love it!!!
finally, i found my grail foundation!!! i don't know who put this rating under self tanner, but it is really not. it's more like a foundation to me.this is an amazing product that has all natural non-chemical sunscreen with protection up to SPF50 but does not give that whitey-mask look like other non-chemical sunscreens do. and since my face is easily tanned and very sensitive to chemical sunscreen, i find this one works the best for me. the coverage is medium, and thank god it does not break me out. (finally..) it only comes in 2 shades; sable/beige and honey. the sable one matches my skin tone pretty well since i have yellow undertone and pale skin. as to the price, i have no idea why other review said it's steep as i got it in CVS pharmacy for only $17/compact. compare to department store brands i believe this price is affordable for most people. if you have very sensitive and acne-prone skin and still look for HG, try this one. and try the entire Avene line . their product is overall fantastic and designed for people like you!!