This stuff works perfect on me. Currently, this is my HG foundation. I have combination and tad bit oily skin and i feel like the natural oil on my face and this formula is what gives it the super awesome staying power. If you have the same skin type as me, you should definitely try it for yourself. My friend's confessed and were wondering how my makeup looks perfect still at the end of the night. And one of them actually bought this foundation for herself. The best part of all is that I don't need to use a primer with this product. I finished my first bottle of this foundation--and now i'm tempting to switch over to nars sheer glow or laura mercier's--but this stuff is sooo good that I might just buy it again. Hmm...i'm leaning towards mufe's.
It's hard to find positive things about this foundation so I'll state them now. There's a great shade of colors and the foundation has a pump.
I HATE this foundation. I'm oily and acne prone. I was matched to shade 117. I think this shade was not my color. Also, I put this on and looked like a grease ball! It didn't cover any of my redness or acne. This foundation was grossly yellow also. I'm very cool toned and my face looked light pee yellow. I tried applying with my hands, standard foundation brush, flat top brush, and fluffy powder brush but NOTHING could make it look good. The lasting power was crap too! I heard this was good for normal skin and normal skin only! I reccomemd trying a sample first.
The price tag is also rediculous!
Love this so much! I'm around NC20 and 117 matches me pretty well. Never oxidizes. Not thick and heavy like Estee Lauder, thank goodness. Wears well and beautifully -- my blush has never stood out or stayed on this well with anything. Looks flawless (especially paired with the HD powder). Coverage is light to full (light if you use a damp sponge) and the finish is pretty matte.
The only thing is that it's rather expensive at $42. Also, I do find that the foundation seems to separate a little bit on my T-zone. Oil-control isn't too great and it doesn't last all day on me, but this is a staple nonetheless!
I had such high hopes for this foundation! I began testing it some time ago in preparation for a wedding, as I heard it photographed beautifully. Unfortunately, this foundation did not work for my skin.
For reference, my skin is combination - I am mostly oily but I do have dry patches. My skin is sensitive and I have redness that I like to cover.
The first thing I noticed and loved about this foundation is the colour selection - I believe most people should have no problems finding a match for them. I have very pale skin and sometimes it can be difficult for me to find the right shade, but I found it with HD Foundation! Consistency was on the thinner side and I would say it provided me with coverage that was not too heavy, but buildable. I attempted to apply it with both a brush and my fingers and I preferred my fingers more. The product really blends into the skin and looks great AT FIRST. The downfall of this foundation for me was lasting power and I looked extremely oily after a very short amount of time. I attempted this foundation many different ways - with different primers, with no primer, with different powders and each time I got the same result - I turned extremely oily and the foundation just slipped off my face. This foundation also did not break me out, which is a positive. Unfortunately it just did not work for me, or my skin type. Any foundation that turns me into an oily mess is a no-go in my book and I really did try to make it work using different products with it. I think this would be a nice foundation for girls looking for a lighter coverage that have drier skin and would not recommend for those with oily skin. I will not repurchase.
I wanted to try this for a long time but when I did I wasn't terribly impressed. Partially due to the hype, and the fact I have very dry skin, this may have been bound to be a let down to for me. On me its quite matte, sheer, very thin, dries quickly. If I had oily skin the matte quality and that it dries quickly would not be an issue. This simply wasn't for me at this time in my life when I need a more moisturizing foundation. I do love the HD powder and find its incomparable to supposed dupes.
Love this foundation! It's more of a medium coverage but it builds BEAUTIFULLY! I layer it over my concealer and it never looks like I added another layer (like a lot of foundations do). I also spot and blend this on my lighter blemishes after I've covered my whole face and it never gives you that horrible dark spot where you've added more. It doesn't look heavy or give you that masky look. I subtracted a lippy for packaging as the lid can pop off rather easily and squirt. (Ask my makeup bag). It doesn't irritate my VERY acne prone and oily skin. It last all day also (with primer and setting powder at least). This is great for anyone with sensitive skin but wants fuller coverage.
I was using urban decays new skin foundation but found the coverage and consistency to be more comparable to a tm which is not what i wanted so i got this instead. I get the coverage i want, the color is perfect on me! so far so good.
The first foundation i owned and I still love it. I had it around like 2 years already. Too shame that the sale person make a wrong color match. At that time, I was a newbie so I didnt have a clue.(I was nc25 but he gave me #140=nc35?) I'm now nc20/15 so my dear MUFE can only sit in my drawer longer than ever. From my experience, It's a medium coverage but more natural like those sheer foundation. If you apply it thin people wouldn't notice you wear a foundation. My most important goal of picking a foundation is the texture; how well it blend in with the skin when applied it and look natural like" it's your skin but in a better version". But I know that everyone preference is different and that explain various satisfaction in each product. This one is nice in every aspects(I didnt say awesome): gives some level of coverage, good texture not caky but not vanish into your skin, easy to apply, no special effects like make you look younger or make your face glow, offer wide color range. I can see why make up artists like this foundatiom because it's in the balance of everything, easy to work with and has great quality. I must warn you ladies and guys, don't buy a foundation from the raves. You should ask yourself what specifications you look for in a foundation. Then go after the product that claim to have your prefered quality.
I have mild acne, dark pigmentation marks, and an oily t-zone. If i use this with the MUFE primer, it gets the job done! It covers ok, but I need to use concealer along with this foundation. I'm not sure if i'll purchase this product again because it's pretty pricey!
TL;DR -- gets job done, but i think there are better products out there.
I've got combination/oily T-zone/acne-prone skin (what a mouthful!)
I bought this foundation at Sephora because I was totally devastated when I tried a BB cream from Etude House and I broke out like crazy! She recommended this one (I'm N117) because it's oil-free and won't clog pores.
I put a primer underneath (M. Asam Perfect Teint) and apply one pump of this foundation over my entire face... At first I tried with a foundation brush but your fingers do the job just fine.
It's AMAZING! Matches my skin color perfectly so I don't have to blend it in further down my neck. I'm a pretty active person (I bike to and from work... 4.5 miles) and this stuff holds up to about any weather! I do have to use a finishing powder (Bye-Bye Pores by IT Cosmetics) because if I don't, my skin will slightly absorb the makeup within about 4-5 hours.
Feels SUPER light but offers amazing, buildable coverage that sets to a satiny matte finish. When I told someone I was wearing it, they said it looked like I had nothing on my face but that my skin looked flawless!
I'm really satisfied with this foundation and will definitely buy it again!