Why doesn't this have SPF in it? If they want it to be a woman's everyday foundation, they really should include some sunscreen. Having said that, I think this is just a mediocre foundation. It seems to magnify my pores in certain areas. It does stay on well, though. Will not repurchase.
Well, so far so good... I'll update if it breaks me out. I have combo skin on the oily side and fairly sensitive. W1 is a fantastic color match (I got a chance to see it in the sunlight today, and it is in fact pale and yellow enough to be PERFECT). I'd had a bitch of a time finding a good color match this winter, and this seems to do it. I thought the coverage was a tad on the heavy side for my taste, but it did blend really nicely and didn't settle into pores. It's less work to even out than Cover Girls TruBlend, which I also liked. Oh how I wish this had sunscreen, though. The testers in the store are fantastic- what a great idea.EDIT: Oh rats. It does the thing I hate the most, which is crease badly during the day, even with powder touch-ups. And minor break-outage, too. I'll save it to use when I need extra coverage but not everyday use. Oh well, the lack of sunscreen killed it anyway for anything besides winter use. EDIT YET AGAIN: And guess what? It's too friggin dark anyway! Like every other foundation I've tried in the last 4 months... soooo annoying. continued >>
Awful stuff. I put it on in the AM and it looked okay. A couple hours later I blew my nose and all the foundation I applied to my nose came off in the tissue. At midday, the foundation had seperated and I could see foundation flecks on my face. Yuck.
This is a pretty good foundation. I usually have a hard time finding a match but this worked for me. I also love the silky finish!
This is a sheerer version of Lancome's Maquicontrole. It's got the same type of matte finish and it dries just as quickly on the skin. But it's not quite as dry, so people with combo skin (like me) can wear it, too. This one is just okay - evens out my skintone nicely but it's just too sheer and matte for me.
UPDATE 8/1/07 - Three years later and this is exactly what I'm looking for! My skin has cleared up considerably, so I prefer a sheer foundation now. But I still have some oiliness, so sheer and matte is perfect. And Neutral 1 is an absolute, even in the sunlight, perfect match. I have high hopes for this one!
UPDATE 8/28/07 - This is making me break out ;(. So sad. Oh well, try, try again!
I bought this in classic ivory and so far i'm very happy with it :) the texture is very light and silky. it goes on super smooth and gives good coverage. It does not break me out which is always a plus! I would buy this again :)
Since they discontinued my Airwear, I've been searching for a replacement. I've always had good luck with L'Oreal with regard to color match -- they tend not to be either too yellow or too pink -- for my very pale, slightly ruddy skin, so I thought I'd give this one a try. All in all I was very pleased. The color match -- N1 (neutral 1) was a great color match, looking very natural. It goes on kind of watery, so I was surprised at the nice sheer-to-medium coverage. It went on smoothly and dried to a good finish, not too glowy not too powdery, and it didn't feel too heavy on my face. It also didn't sink into my fine lines or pores, but smoothed over everything so that my skin looked...pretty. It wore well throughout the day and didn't change colors or slip off my face. I have "mature" (I'm almost 37) oily skin and yet it didn't get too shiney by the end of the day. I do wish it had a sunscreen, a necessity with my pale skin, and I think the bottle looks a little cheap, other than that, I'm happy.
Definately a grail for me. Lasts all day on my combo skin, great color match, no breakouts. Was at the Chanel counter the other day and the MA complimented me on my skin. A great foundation.
Sigh...another highly tauted drugstore product I REALLY wanted to like. I am an NC 20/25 with combo skin. The color selection seems impressive. I chose the Nuetral shade "Classic Ivory". Alas, like most drugstore foundations I've tried, this looked and felt way to thick and opaque. Even more sad - the color turned pink !!! Uggh!!
In it's credit, it does have a nice finish, and seems to hold oil in nicely without drying your skin out. But "true match"? Not quite.
Sigh...the search continues.
I had high hopes for this foundation, but so far, it has failed to deliver. N2 matches my skin very closely, and it goes on fairly smoothly. However, it quickly dries to a matte finish which makes my skin look heavily made-up. Also, after a few days' use, my skin began to itch and flake which has never happened. No breakouts, but after applying this stuff, I feel like I have poison ivy on my face! Definitely a big disappointment.