I am really enjoying this foundation! I bought it after hearing some good reviews, but I am a college student who doesn't need "age reversing" properties so I was curious to see how this would work. First, the color Classic Ivory matched my skin PERFECTLY. The consistency is so creamy, not too liquid-y at all. I applied with my fingers and the coverage is great! This definitely has a natural finish, not matte but a satiny-glowy natural look. It doesn't wear off with a primer and finishing powder. This is a great drugstore foundation, I hope this will become an HG!
ETA: I do like thgis foundation but it is not HG for me. It's more coevrage than I need and a little too heavy for me. But for those who need a medium coverage fndn, this would be great!
I'm a Mac girl. Mac Nw20. I saw the ad for this and read up on the reviews. I'm at the point where I need an anti aging foundation. I took a chance on this one and purchased it at Walgreens in Creamy Natural. Perfect match for my Nw20 skin.
I love this. it is beautiful, smooth and very pretty on the skin. What I didn't see is the foundation seeping into my fine lines.
It's not overly heavy as my Studio Tech but it covers nicely. No scent to speak of.
Price was about 15 dollars which is around what I pay for Mac on my Pro discount. I purchased this foundation with a coupon and had a L'oreal BOGO so I got another product for half price.
I also love that it has a pump top.
Right now.. this is my go to foundation. I'll probably make the full switch from Mac because this suits my skin now.
I'll purchase again, for sure!
I really like this foundation. I'm 40 with sensitive, combo skin. This covers well and looks natural. Not cakey, not streaky, not too sheer, not too thick, yet it covers imperfections well. I am around an NC15 and found 144, Light Ivory, to be a great match. It's a pale, yellow toned shade. I look young for my age, so instead of saying that it takes a few years off, I'll just say that it does manage to make me look refreshed. So props for that. Got this at CVS on sale and with a coupon for just under $11. Will buy again.
UPDATE - I'm putting this down to four lippies just because it has been separting after a few hours of wear. This is still great on my "good skin" days and I still reach for it when I want a more polished look then just a TM or Concealer but it's still not the extreme perfect liquid for me.
I'm always trying and moving on to new foundations. Nothing has ever been a HG for me. Even some of the top picks on here end up going back to the store for me. Anyway, saw the new display for this at CVS and had to try it. I'm NC20 and Nude Beige is a pretty good match. I think it covers pretty well and I love how it feels like nothing on my skin. You really only need 1 pump for your entire face. I over applied one day and it didn't look so great. Though this is not perfect for me because I am oily and after a few hours I do start to break thru, this is the first foundation in years (I'm 38) where 3 people in the last 2 weeks have said that I looked in my early 20's. I swear I'm not kidding. I take good care of myself but I haven't heard that one in years!!! I got carded out at a happy hour last night and the waiter kept looking at me then back at my ID and said he couldn't believe I was my age. Could be coincidence (or he wanted a good tip) but for that I'm giving this product 5 lippies.
I saw this and was intrigued,especially after reading the positive reviews.I've been a little perturbed with L'Oreal since Translucide was d/c'd; that was an excellent DS foundation.True Match made me greasy,and the stick was too drying.I won't even start with Infallible!
I chose Nude Beige-I am fair with warm undertones-probably about NC20 in MAC,Warm Ivory for BB and MUFE F&B in 120.I have dry-ish to combination skin.The color match seems to work well; it appears to be a neutral to yellowish shade.Coverage is medium-one pump covers my face pretty well.I DO like the pump dispenser; that is my one gripe with the MUFE is that it comes out far too freely.I used to think the SH Carmindy foundation (your skin) was the poor woman's Vitalumiere,but this seems more along those lines.Your skin seems to settle in my pores more,while this is a bit more moisturizing.I don't yet know how it looks in pictures (this dummy got a sunburn on her face a few days ago,so waiting for it to calm down.)It doesn't settle into my tiny little pores though,so that's a plus.(I hate when that happens!) I think this is touted towards mature skin for the "age reversal" claims.I take that with a grain of salt,but it does offer a nice dewy finish.I would probably repurchase on sale-$15 is a bit $$ for a drugstore foundation.
After my terrible experience with True Match (bad colouring scheme) I swore not to look at L'oreal fdn .... that is until I saw all the reviews here about this fdn. It is curiosity that drove me, & you are right. This is a great fdn, at least for my skin, for my NC 40 (summer) skin, I picked Natural Beige & Sun Beige. I should know by now not to use one shade b/c they never make a good match, at present I use a 1:1 ratio & it matches perfectly. I will go as far to say that it is equally good as the Amore Pacific Time Response fdn which is $100, I got this at Walmart for $15 each. Doesn't oxidized on me, fdn doesn't change colour on dry skin as much as oily skin since the low pH in skin oil causes oxidation. I put it heavily & lightly on the back of my hand, checked it under mid-day sun, LED light, no shimmer, no sparkles, just a natural satin matte finish. For those who claimed it is shimmery, my guess is inconsistent in product control. This fdn also has good staying power, & if I can picked on the nitty-gritty is the gold colour plastic on the pump looks cheap.
On a sidetrack note: pls, if you review fdn, please tell us something about your skin colour/ undertone & tell us which colour you picked, it helps.
ps. at present, you can only find this at Walmart, not Shoppers DM.
I absolutely love this foundation. I have tried many L'oreal foundations and this is the first I have wanted to use every day since they discontinued Translucide. This fondation kind of reminds me of Translucide with the exception that it does not make my skin look oily, but that was a small flaw I was willing to put up with before they discontinued. I digress...
I purchased this in Nude Beige. An absolute perfect match for me ( I actually matched it to Revlons PhotoReady, as that was the closest match I could ever find for my skin ( Shell). This particular foundation matches me even more,and it does not oxidize on me at all ( bonus points).
If there are illuminating particles in it, I don't notice them on my face and I figure there are not as much of them as in the PhotoReady, So this make me happy. Visible Lift with Serum goes on smoothly, much smoother than the other foundations in the visible lift line, which I despised. My skin is not reacting to it nor the SPF in it which tends to me a huge problem for me. I usually opt for an SPF -free formula, but I figured this one was worth a shot and I am really glad I tried it. My skin actually looks fairly decent bare lately and it has pretty good lasting power ( even throughout the night on those evenings that I fall asleep before washing my make-up off. My bad.)
All in all, a decent foundation, good coverage without looking cakey or fake-y. nice texture and if you do happen to have some acne, it does nto make it stand out like a sore .. pimple. I will totally buy this again and in my books, this is about as close to HG status I am going to get. Guess I can chuck out the other foundations collecting dust in my bathroom cabinet. :)
I bought this product last week and i'm amazed at the results. Since i have started using it i find a more smoothened skin and even tone...the glow looks natural and it's very light on the skin, lasts almost more than 8hrs without a touch up. I'll agree with other reviewers that it has micro sparkles in it, but if it's so good for my oily skin and doesn't irritate it, i'm ok with it. Let it set on for 1 hr and you'll notice smooth finish, hiding any minor imperfections. For now, i'm very happy with the product.
A very nice foundation! Nice medium coverage without looking too made-up. Goes on smoothly, feels light, the finish has the right bit of glow without being oily or shiny, and it lasts well during the day. I didn't find it to have any sparkles. The pump works well and you don't need much for good coverage. The past few years I've been using L'Oreal True Match (W3 Nude Beige) but I wanted something with a bit more coverage for some days. Years ago I used the original version of Visible Lift so I was anxious to try this. At Walgreen's I got a card with tiny color samples of all the shades so I was able to find a close match before purchasing. Nude Beige works well for me, but Natural Buff would be a close 2nd especially with a bit of summer tan. Since buying this a week ago I haven't used the True Match because I'm so pleased with the new Visible Lift. I don't really expect any foundation to firm my skin, but I certainly like how my skin looks in this new foundation.
Update - There's a $2.00 coupon in the Sept. Real Simple mag and a card with small samples of the shades. I've been using this every day since I bought it, and still love it! You do need just a small amount, so be careful with the pump.
Wow, this is sparkly. Admittedly, I didn't buy this, I simply tested it. But I will say that the lightest shade, soft ivory, is too dark for my extremely fair skin. And when I got out of the store I was sort of shocked by how sparkly this is --- both in daylight and now at home. I still have the swatch on and keep sort of being surprised by it. I hope it's okay to review a product I only swatched and did not purchase. I thought that it might help other very, very, fair skinned ladies to know that the lightest shade might not work and that this has (to my eyes) a lot more sparkles than Revlon Photoready.
After getting several 'not helpful' votes on this, I tested it again, because I thought maybe I was smoking the ganja the day I tested it. I got a sample in "Real Simple" (the samples were cool, btw, one in every color --- wish everyone would do this with new foundations) and I found it to be as sparkly as last time! I don't have particularly good vision, so I'm surprised people have been saying they don't see this. I decided to test all the shades on my arm to see if they all had the sparkle, and they all do. I do think it's more obvious in the lighter shades, but it's definitely there in all of them.