I LOVE it! I can't decide which one I love better my bobbi brown foundation or this one. It is easy to blend, looks like skin and makes my skin glow. Its lightweight, which is something that I look for in a foundation and it doesn't make my skin look oily throughout the day. I have dry skin with an oily Tzone. I wear the shade "buttercup". Just as a comparison in skin color with other foundations I wear the color Beige 3.0 in Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
When I first started using this I was applying it with brushes, and as a result I hated this foundation. It went on thick, did not blend well and looked very much like heavy, caked on foundation sitting on my skin. One day I had a glorious epiphany, why not apply this with my fingers?! Upon initial application with fingers I fell in love!
This product is on the thicker side and fairly pigmented, so I do not not use more than a dime sized amount now. I squeeze this onto my finger tips, rub my fingers together to warm up the product and apply all over my face (similar to the way one might apply lotion). The finish of this foundation is very natural and the coverage is medium. I don't think it can be layered and not look heavy unfortunately. I have normal skin, so I cannot really comment about how well this controls oil, but I do apply it at 6:45 am and usually don't wash my face until 9:00 pm. My foundation still looks amazing.
For reference I am MAC NC15 or NARS SG Siberia and the shade shell works perfectly for my fair, neutral-toned skin.
I have Just been using this for a few days. I cant believe how good the color matches! I am generally NC20 - but have gotten lighter lately because of the season changes. I purchased this in the color Shell... Its just slightly lighter then my skin tone, but it still looks great! The foundation it self is a little strange, It feels thick and creamy when first applying but then drys quickly. Like another reviewer mentioned it does not not extenuate dry spots, as long as you moisturize before hand. But for me the foundation lasted much longer and i have combination skin. Like i said its a great color match but it also looks very much like your own skin! There is no glitter here, and it blends pretty well!! Last thing ill say is you only need very little, so this 1.35 oz bottle should last quite a while!
Just an initial review for people that need help with color matching. I got the shade Olive which described as medium beige, yellow/golden undertones or medium, olive, yellow. This is a perfect match for me. For reference I use MAC NC35-37, NARS Sheer Glow in Stromboli, Bare Minerals Matte in Medium Beige/Golden Beige, Bare Minerals Ready Foundation in Golden Tan, or Alima Golden 4/5.
I have oily combination skin and found this worked very well on me. The finish is a satin- not matte or dewy. It didn't make my skin look more oily or enhance my dry spots. The foundation felt light weight and can be built up to medium coverage. It covered my blemishes about 70%- the redness is mostly gone but I still felt the need for concealer to really hide them. This foundation last about 4-5 hours on me. Not great but not bad either. So far I really like this foundation. If anything changes I will update this review.
Overall, I'm impressed. This non-heavy liquid foundation is extremely natural looking and the coverage is perfect for my needs. I have moderate redness from rosacea and minor pigmented acne scars. I sometimes still need a bit of concealer to cover the darker acne spots, but this foundation takes care of the majority of my skin issues. I only need a small amount to cover my entire face. The product comes in a squeezable tube and it's very easy to apply.
I would say this is a true medium coverage foundation, and you can also build up the coverage somewhat. The finish makes my skin look fresh and natural, not matte but not "dewy" either.
Becca has 18 shades available in this product and I was able to find a perfect match. I have light to fair yellow-based Asian skin and use the shade Buttercup. I wear the Compact Concealer in Tahini and the two are comparable in color.
Downgrading this because the lasting power is poor. About 5 hours after application the foundation is almost completely gone and I'm greasy. That being said, my skin is also extremely oily so if you have dry skin, this may work for you.