I wanted a fdtn that would look good (though I have pretty good skin) in direct sunlight as I have a bit of hyperpigmentation on my "driving" side where sunlight does get in. I usually use sheer to med fdtns but thought I better go with Med to Full. This does layer nicely and look really good, if you want full fdtn look. BUT nothing, nothing breaks me out and this did! Back to Sephora for this! Got Healthy Mix Serum by Bourjois.
I really wanted to love this foundation... but the lightest shade is a touch too dark for me (hardly noticeable so long as I buff it out correctly) and this stuff will rub or slide right off and the slightest contact with cloth or sweat. I can get maybe 6 hours out of this foundation, which I find absurb considering I have such dry skin and most things stick to it well.
I will say it's an amazing foundation to wear if you know you'll be in pictures, or under black lights (no spf) so I tend to wear it at night - unless I know I'll be sweating. No amount of primer, setting spray, or powder keeps this stuff in place. I love the way it looks, applies, blends, but for it's staying power I find it over priced.
Eh. The color match was pretty good but honestly this did not look any better on me than Maybelline fit me liquid or Neutrogena healthy skin liquid foundation. If I am going to spend $40 on a foundation I expect to be wowed not left thinking "really....?" I much prefer MUFE F&B foundation---if only sephora would get the lighter shades in stock again so I could mix them with the 20 I am currently using!
I have a serious love-hate relationship with this product. I have oily skin, but I want a foundation with a natural, dewy-ish finish. I know, I know. I saw the rave reviews of this product on Youtube and elsewhere, and how it was TOTALLY good for oily skin. In reality, it really isn't. The only reason why I keep buying this product is because of the GORGEOUS finish it gives. Sadly, this finish doesn't last very long on me because of my oily skin. I use a Smashbox primer, a setting powder, and MAC Fix + spray. Believe me people, I go through the motions to make this work. Even with all those things, it still manages to melt off my face before the day is through. Maybe it's not meant to be. This would probably be amazing for those of you with dry or normal skin. The coverage is medium. It doesn't cover up my acne scars, but it does (sort of) manage to cover up the redness of my cheeks. It goes on nicely if you're patient. I have had occurrences when this has looked cakey, but I now use my Sigma Flat-Top Kabuki brush, stipple the product in first, and THEN buff the product into my skin. Loses the cakiness (sp?) effect.
I really like this foundation!!
It is medium coverage, and has a very light feel. It is buildable without getting cakey and you get a very nice glow.
On my oily skin it does cause grease within a few hours but I feel it can be postponed with a dap of setting powder or primer underneath. However too greasy for my taste !
I would recommend it for dry/medium skin tones but also urge oily skin types to try it out and see if they can make it work.
If you have a lot of discoloration or acne and you need to cover up I say skip this one as it doesn't cover enough for that.
After wearing it for a couple of weeks I have discovered It gives me light acne if I wear it too much :( So unfortunately, 3/5 stars
It is expensive. I tend to like a variety of face techniques, and use this for special occasions or when I feel I need a fuller coverage. This makes it last longer and I don't have to drop so much money as frequently than if I were using it for every day usage.
I love this foundation! Have been using it for years! (The trick is that you have to use it with its primer AND finishing powder) I use all three: primer, foundation, powder. It has medium coverage, but looks very natural. Last all day. T-Zone area gets slightly oily middle of the day, but nothing drastic.
If you like medium coverage, I highly recommend. Just be sure to use their primer and finishing powder. It really makes a difference.
The one thing that attracted me to this particular foundation was it's SPF free formula - for both personal use and for models to build my makeup portfolio.
The ingredients in foundations containing SPF, like titanium dioxide & zinc oxide, stay on the surface of the skin and actually block UV rays from penetrating the skin which gives you the 'white mask' on flash photography. I have to say this foundation looks beautiful on camera and has a very dewy finish. I would not recommend for oily skin as you will need a lot of setting powder to keep it from sliding off your face! (Which looks terrible on flash photography by the way)
It is definitely over priced for what it is - there are other foundations around the same price range which are much better and much longer lasting - ie. armani luminous silk or mac face & body which give a similar dewy finish.
This foundation breaks me out so badly!!!!
I know a lot of people love it but I cannot wear it !!!
I've been using this foundation for the past four years. The coverage is definitely buildable to suit your preference. This foundation looks great in photos! There's a good colour range for people to find their shade. I apply it using a sponge (for a natural look) or a stippling brush for more coverage. I have acne scarring/pigmentation and this foundation covers everything up nicely. I don't use concealer, just this foundation and the coverage is good. This foundation is $46.00 Canadian but it's worth it.
My onlyy complaint is regarding the packaging- the lid never stays on unless it's standing up and my lid has recently cracked. I purchased the Nars Sheer Glow foundation so I'll be trying that out to switch things up.