I love this makeup! I got a sample of it and a little went a long way. I used it for a week and I had to buy it. I go to the beach a lot and this stayed on after I went swimming. It dosen't prevent oil but what does ? so far nothing that I've tryed does. I just use blotting paper and my skin feels good. It stays on all day and great coverage. My skin looks fresh and healthy!UPDATE: i stopped using it because i couldn't find a color that matched my skin in the summer since i got tanner.
Amazing foundation. It never looks too heavy and it NEVER melts no matter how hot it is outdoors. When my skin is looking great, I mix a few drops of this with my moisturizer for lighter coverage.
I have been buying this foundation for past 2-3 years. I love it!!
I am normal to very slight oily skin. Anyhting I put on my skin makes my skin oily. When I put this foundation, my skin stays normal and fresh looking!! I use it evetyday, since I don;t wear anyother sunscreen.
(I don;t like ANY sunscreen, 'cause they make my skin look greasy).
I use SP 60 color which matches my skin color perfectly. I understand the color choices are limited..I am glad I found the one that matches my skin tone!!
This went back to Nordstrom. The color match was fine but that's all I can say good about this. I still got the oilies an hour after application. And this stuff is impossible to remove. After buying this I went back to Nordstrom for Shiseido's cleansing oil because of the raves and the need for something to get this stuff off my skin but I didn't like that either. I gave this foundation about four tries and each time I ended up with surface and under-the-surface zits. The packaging is brilliant--I love the mixing balls and the squeeze top. Most certainly will not rebuy or recommend to anyone.
I'm NW20 MAC, and I use the SP50. In summer, i mix with some SP60.
medium coverage and mate finish.
I like the hight SPF, and it have a good sunscreen, a 13,9% of titanium dioxide.
Good foundation for combo-oily skin.
Only one contra; it's some drying for normal to dry skin, or for my combo-sensitive and dehidrated prone skin. I found that it's better for spring or summer, not for cold winter.
buy again? yes!
It's the BEST foundation I've ever used. The SP20 shade was perfect for my skin tone (MAC NC20) and, besides the high SPF (wich made me buy it), it gives the skin such a perfect matte finish and the right coverage, not mask-like and not too light. It stays on all day and didn't make me break out. I will definetely buy it again. The only downside is the price.
I 'M in LOVE with this.
i've been looking for a year straight for something that wont rub off. and i was a little hesistant to try something water resistant cuz i though tit would be a waste if i did since i just wanted it to withstand a little bit of summer sweat. but this stuff is great. it doesnt rub off on my clothes and is sweat proof. i wore it to the county fair all day and it was great. i know that cuz of the spf its not supposed to photograph well but the pix that i have from that day dont really look too bad. i wear the sp60 and am about nc27 which in theory is actually kinda dark for me but it doesnt look it. i dont wear foundation every single day so i'm hoping this will last a little while cuz its so tiny but you dont really need a lot to cover. its not cakey or heavy and is AWESOME with the spf 42. i'm a spf freak. =P i will definitely turn to shiseido for my night time/photo ready foundation cuz i love this one so much!
its my favorite. the foundation itself is very smooth and delicate on the face and doesnt come off in the hot weather!!!... im extremely acne prone and this doesnt give me any pimples!!!
I've used alot of foundations before but this is the one that im going back to.
Acne prone users, BEWARE!!! I was really excited about all the great reviews here and the high SPF. Initially, I loved the product because it covered well and went on smoothly. I did notice the pasty face in flash pictures like others warned about, but didn't mind overall.
3 weeks into the foundation, I started to get really deep clogged pores. The kind where it starts of as little, uneven bumps, then in a couple weeks, it grows into a full blown zit. When I took it back, the MUA says this foundation makes the top of their return list. Apparently, many people have a reaction to the high SPF so they end up returning it.
I really wanted to like this product. I bought it because MUA said that this was the most popular foundation choice among 'acne-prone' users. Wow, that couldn't of been more wrong in my case! I really loved it initially - coverage was perfect, went on great, but as the day wore on my face just FELT disgusting and greasy... and sure enough, my clear face had 4 deep cystic like bumps by the end of the day. Must be something about the high SPF that doesn't agree with my face, but boy, I am still dealing with the effects of wearing this foundation. Will not buy again.