I have been using this makeup for over 10 years, it makes my skin look flawless and i always get complements on it when im wearing this. the color was an exact match for me (i am a NC20 in MAC). i have dry/combo & sensitive skin with redness in my cheeks and this compact covers everything without making it look cakey. i use the sponge that it comes with because it gives an even coverage and you can buy replacement sponges if you need to. i have tried many other foundation makeup and i always come back to this and the price is right for me.
Love this product for it's coverage, some days I can use just this without a first layer of concealer for my rosacea. However, for me, it doesn't have good staying power. Sometimes, I have to remove and start over with a clean face, after only 3-4 hrs. It also (to my embarassment) wipes off too easily. Not good for giving hugs and then leaving splothes on dress suits!
But, over all, I'd say I'd buy again, the creamy natural is a good match. Other liquid foundations I've used I've had to buy two colors and blend to get a good match.
I think I will like this a lot but I've only used it about 3 times. It has nice coverage for being a powder and I was really pleasantly surprised. the only thing is it kind of exaggerates my dry areas as with any powder (or cream to powder I should say) and so it makes me not use it quite as much as I otherwise would. Plus I bought it in ivory, which I believe is the lightest shade and for me, was just one shade too light. So I look a bit pale when I wear it. But great things about it are, easy application, SPF, it has a really lightweight,silky feel, and better coverage than I expected.
I think this product makes for a decent concealer. It covers my under eye circles pretty well. As well as, small pimples.
As for a foundation, I wouldn't recommend it. I have sensitive skin and dry areas (such as around my nose). I feel like it accentuates those areas and even makes them appear even worse. It makes those certain areas look cakey -not your entire face just those areas. I use both a moisturizer and primer before application and it doesn't help. At first I thought it was just my skin and of course decided to moisturize more often because it does match my skin very well (Classic Ivory) and I really wanted to like it. But even then it still look cakey in some areas. Its not just my skin because other foundations don't cause this, just this particular brand.
So far I am really liking this foundation. The lightest color is just a smidge dark, but I blend it well so it's fine. I really appreciate that it does not have such a pink undertone, and it matches the natural cream peachiness of my skin nicely. It has pretty good coverage, and this is the first foundation I've found that I don't need to set with a powder. I haven't had a breakout so far, and will edit if I do. The price is a little high considering the quantity, I think I paid $9. I didn't even bother with the sponge, and have found that using a foundation brush gives me great results, plus the coverage is really buildable. It dries to a nice, soft finish and hasn't emphasized any unflattering lines so far. Definitely a product worth trying!
This is good for covering redness, but the color is off for me. The lightest shade is too dark for my skin, so I'll probably use it in the summer. The coverage is very good but looks hella cakey if you put it all over your face. I only use a little in areas I need it, but I blend it real well. Its SO easy to blend. I use a brush and it works fine. It does accentuate dry skin, but its moisturizing. It lasts pretty long with powder, I do recommend this! :)
I have been using this product for a long time. It covers up all redness and problems. Ditch the sponge and apply with your fingers goes on way better!
I LOVE this foundation. I found this gem at the dollar tree believe it or not. Its great covereage but light and fluffy. Im glad I finally got around to really trying it. Its wonderful
I used to use this in highschool and then went on a crazy m.a.c. binge and everything in between in search of the perfect foundation. This comes pretty close. It goes on for medium to full coverage but still feels nice and light. the creme formula makes application really smooth and easy and it finishes to a perfect powdery matte. I do have really dry skin and this will accentuate that if i am not careful to moisturize or use a primer before hand but its a really nice product. I do wish they had more colors. I wear NC15 and the closest i could find was classic ivory which is still a little dark/pink but blends well enough to not be concerned.
I don't care for this. It makes my cheeks feel itchy inside the pores or something. I keep forgetting why I don't like it and every so often come across it in my "drawer of disappointment" and try it again and remember.
It also makes my chin and forehead feel greasy and I'm pretty dry skinned. I put rice powder, my usual powder, over it and it still feels kinda greasy. It doesn't show up, just to me it feels greasy.
It didn't blend very well in my opinion either. It turned to a weird powder/clumpy consistency before I'd fully blended and I had to wet my hand to move it around better.
It does cover things fairly well - I'll give it that. I have red, dryish skin next to my nose on either side that's usually hard to cover and it doesn't show. It does itch like crazy now because of the makeup but it's covered.
I've only been wearing it about an hour or so and my nose has a dry patch on it.
I really need to just throw this out so I'll quit pulling it out every so often and give it "1 more try".
ETA - I have this in the lightest color "#705 - Ivory", not the color indicated by the title of the review. There weren't any other colors and it seems silly to make one. I'm very pale and Ivory was slightly to dark, a problem I frequently have.