I got this in a sample size to test it out before buying it. I have combination skin. My t zone is extremely oily and I am drier around my face. This is seriously the most long lasting foundation I have EVER used. And I have tried quite of few foundations from drugstore to high end. And the longevity of this foundation takes the cake. I wouldn't say it's 24 hour wear which I don't believe any foundation could be worn 24 hrs and still look good. But I would say I could go 6-8 hours of wear depending on what I'm doing. The coverage is medium/full but does not look cakey in my opinion. I wore this to a concert that was in an outside venue and it lasted beautifully. I prefer touching up with setting sprays such as UD de-slick rather than applying powder. I believe I only touched up once that day. Overall, if you're looking for a full coverage, long lasting, MATTE foundation this is definitely it. I wouldn't recommend this to drier skins though.
5 star overall because the formula truly could really not be better. Purchased M54 for my C4/Nars Barcelona light tan Asian combo skin and it is just slightly light, easily adjusted with strategic bronzer and I will buy in deeper shade for summer. Amazing coverage with less than a full pump on my hand and a beautyblender to apply. I looked finished and subtlely made up. I cannot say natural because it leaves me flawless, but it is very forgiving and flattering: no cakeface or heavy layers here. The wear is incredible and it feels truly weightless! Straight through 8 hours with no caking and no shine. I have never seen such a thing! And it smooths over my errant dry patches rather than highlighting them. Pores disappear and it dries to a matte finish, but not SUPER matte like Revlon Whipped or Nars Matte Glow. I cannot rave enough about this new HG to me. If you have similar skintype or are dewier, this is a must try.
This foundation is alright but i agree with others before it did get oily and didn't stay on my face all day it wiped off way to easily
This foundation wasn't what I expected. It doesn't live up to it's claims. I have combination skin but I usually don't get really oily but within a few hours this foundation got super oily and slid off my face. It's definitely not transfer resistant. My makeup was cakey and it enlarged the look of my pores. The coverage was not great. I could get the same amount of coverage with a drugstore foundation. The only cons of this are the color matched me well and I really liked the packaging. Other than that, this product is awful.
A great foundation that delivers as promised. Kat Von D is a TRUE FULL COVERAGE foundation, unlike some foundations that claim to be, but are really medium coverage and buildable (i,e. Mehron's Celebré HD-Pro). I really don't understand those who bitch about it being too heavy. The finish is this product is absolutely gorgeous, but again, it is a FULL COVERAGE product, so if you want medium or light coverage, buy something else. The one strike I have against KVD is the limited shade options. Other than that, this is as good as it gets.
I wanted to try a higher end foundation with full coverage so I got the Kat Von D foundation after reading many positive reviews. It is very full coverage and long lasting but the lightest shade turned out to be far too dark and orange on my skin. I also felt that the very thick formula was hard to blend whether using a beauty blender or brush.
For reference, I have combo skin (oily t-zone, dry everywhere else). I am NC30, MUFE HD 123, and the color "Medium 52" fits me really well. I would think "Medium 54" would work as well, especially in summers. It has very strong yellow undertones, so that's a plus if you're seeking that.
Overall, this is a great foundation! I hate to bring the ratings down, though, because this foundation simply wasn't my cup of tea. Let me further explain...
First with the pros -
- Lasting power is amazing! Wore this for 9 hours, no touchups and no setting powder!!
- Coverage is full! Flaws are erased and does not sink into fine lines
- Color match is great, and this foundation line has a variety of choices
- Great for those seeking a yellow undertone foundation!
- Inexpensive compared to other HE brands ($34 for a bottle, compared to $40-50!)
- Packaging is cute, study
- Matte finish
Now with the cons (but this is based off of my personal preference)
- Heavy... I feel like I have a ton of makeup on as opposed to the "lightweight" feel
- Coverage was WAY too full for me... Am seeking medium.
- A "drier" formula, so it was harder to blend compared to other foundations I've tried. I recommend using a bb / bb dupe rather than brush or fingers
- Does not cater to my dry areas... You'll need to moisturize more in those areas or else you'll feel cakey.
I would say that if my personal preference of wanting a semi-matte/velvet finish and medium coverage for a foundation didn't get in the way, this would be great. I can't say anything too bad as it was an awesome foundation (the lasting power is admirable), but it just wasn't what I was looking for. However, it may be perfect for you if you're looking for full coverage!
I have normal to dry skin and although this is targeted towards oily skin it still works for me if i prep my skin with the right products. I have this in shade 62 which seems to match me decently. COVERAGE: Right off the bat is FULL coverage, this bad boy covered my acne scars and redness and made my face look flawless. This, though, wouldn't be my ideal everyday foundation. LONGEVITY: It seems to last all day and night for me with a little bit of oil peeking through on my nose, it never cakes up thank goodness. PRICE: $34 for foundation where little goes a long way along with full coverage, to me, is a deal. Definitely go check it out.
Literally the BEST foundation I have ever owned. I have been looking for years for the perfect foundation that offers actual FULL coverage and stays on all day and most importantly (to me) doesn't make me break out. So many times have I read reviews about makeup being "full coverage" and to me it's barely a medium coverage. I have gotten many compliments on this makeup looking "light" on my face since a little goes a long way and to someone that has a few blemishes and mild scarring, this is a major compliment.
I have never broken out with this makeup, even the few times I've actually slept with it on (oops), but even then, it really does have a 24 hour stay. If you're looking for something that has great full coverage, doesn't make you break out, doesn't dry the skin, and stays on literally all day and into the next, I would definitely recommend this foundation. It's a bit on the pricey side, but honestly, it's amazing and worth it!
This makes my skin look flawless all day.