After using this foundation once I vowed to myself to come here and write a review so no one will be fooled into buying this foundation. First of all, it is quite expensive for a drugstore foundation. But I was willing to try it because it promised "shine control", having oily skin that was attractive to me and I bought in high hopes. The color I picked was just the slightest bit light for me but it was the closest match. It applies nicely and leaves your skin with a satiny finish, covered pretty well too. I was happy with the result and set off about my day. By THE FIRST HOUR.. I went into a bathroom and saw the most horrific sight. SHINE EVERYWHERE..But NO foundation to be found. The worst part were two orange smiles lines around my mouth were the foundation had crept in and oxidized. I am NINETEEN. I do not have wrinkles and have never seen that happen to my face with any foundation. I was horrified and felt uncomfortable the whole rest of my outing. This foundation does not do what it's supposed to do. Garbage.
The packaging was sleek- but no pump. It was hard to get the product out of the bottle because it was so thick. And yes, it has a grainy texture because it's made with rice protein complex. Rice protein controls shine. I got the color fresh beige- it's almost a perfect match! It might be perfect when I get tanner this summer... I have a golden olive tone. It's a medium to full coverage foundation and I put it on my hand then apply with a kabuki brush. The finish is flawless! I set it with the matching powder. I've been wearing it for a few hours now and it controlled my shine pretty good. My nose needs a touch up though :( For the price- it was $11 at Walmart. I would've gotten covergirls clean oil control foundation because it was half the price, but they had no colors that matched me! So I gave this a go and am glad I did. Ill post another review when I use it in the steaming hot weather at GS camp.
i liked this foundation because it does help with my oily/combination skin. it does control shine for 8 hours but after that you do get oily and i blot after that. it doesn't feel heavy at all and it does look like natural skin. only thing that i didn't like about it is that it transfers very easily to clothes and it does comes off. also it is hard to get out of the jar and its very thick foundation
What i like about this foundation:
-did not break me out
-absorbs well onto skin
what i dislike about this foundation:
-does not match my skin color exactly
-prefer mineral over liquid
-does not cover acne scars
-not long lasting
-made my face shiny
This foundation would be a decent foundation if it wasn't marketed to those with oily skin.
- nice dewy finish (when applied with a flat top bush)
- covers light to medium acne and scars
- feels light
- NOT FOR OILY SKIN
- high shine within 2 hours
- transfers easily
- gritty texture (but can be avoided when applied with brush)
- you have to use a lot of product for a good coverage
- pretty pricey for a drugstore product ($13) that you have to use a lot of to work
- terrible packaging
I like it enough to try to finish the bottle but not enough to repurchase.
If you have near perfect skin and just need to correct your skin tone, this product may be suitable for you. This product has less coverage than a typical BB cream or tinted moisturizer. I wanted something that feels light and will help with shine control in the summer. I ended up having to put multiple layers on with concealer, which defeated the whole purpose. My skin isn't bad, just a little bit of flaws here and there, so I was surprise when the foundation didn't cover any of my imperfections. I applied it onto one side of my face and the only difference is the skin tone, but all the spots were still visible.
The packaging is unsuitable for the foundation. This liquid foundation is thick, so you have to shake the bottle upside down to get it out of the bottle.
The texture is grainy, it feels almost as if you're scrubbing your skin.
I really don't think anyone should buy this product. There are much better products at better price that can give you better results.
Oh gosh, this is the worst foundation I have ever used. I bought it for the shine control factor and it does not help even a little bit with oil control. If that wasn't bad enough, it is VERY grainy and I agree with other users- feels like you are rubbing sand on your face. And what's worse is that it is hard to blend, therefore you must do more rubbing and it is terrible. I have used this a few times attempting to give this a chance and also get my money's worth. Sometimes it makes my face itch/burn and sometimes it doesn't. I am so disappointed in this product!
You know, if you're going to promote a product as Shine Control, then it better actually control at least SOME oil. Maybe they tested this product on women who didn't actually have oily skin, who knows.
When you have oily skin, often, foundations can mix with that oil throughout the day and darken. So what looked like your matching shade at 8 am, looks at least a shade to a shade and a half darker after lunch. Having said this, Neutrogena didn't offer a shade light enough to combat this issue, but its supposed to CONTROL the shine...so you shouldn't worry about it changing colors after four hours, right? WRONG. Not only did this product not control a single thing on my face, but it darkened almost THREE shades on my face after just a few hours.
If you have normal skin, this foundation is for you....but its not for us gals with active sebaceous glands. Sigh.
I love this foundation!! I switched to Mary Kay Timewise foundation for a long while because my grandmother uses it, and she paid for it, so I gave it a try. I found a leftover jar of this in my makeup drawer, and used it today, and wondered why I ever switched. It's so perfect for my skin. It has great coverage, a lot of shades so you get the right one, it totally controls my oils so that I could leave out powder if I wanted to. It is a bit gritty compared to others, but I believe that's because of the rice complex. It feels so much lighter compared to the Mary Kay. Mary Kay made my face feel sticky and itchy, but this Shine Control feels like it's barely even there, and it's not sticky at all! I would totally recommend this to people with slightly oily skin like I have! It goes on with a matte finish, and really looks quite natural if you get the right shade. It's $13USD where I get it, which isn't bad, compared to Mary Kay that is $22USD for even less product. I think Mary Kay is a rip off for not very good products. I haven't been impressed with any of the products from them other than the eyeshadow and pressed powder. But, seriously get Neutrogena Shine Control! It's awesome! I will always be a loyal buyer!!
I have a general fondness of Neutragena's foundations and found myself really loving their shine control formula. It made my matte look seem really defined and well blended. Throughout the day I did notice some shine, but not as much as I normally see with other liquid bases. The reduced shine also kept my makeup from oxidizing to that weird orangey shade, since I wear a dark foundation. It also didn't streak. I would recommend this foundation, especially if your skin is oily, or if you just want a perfect matte finish.