I've been using this foundation for a week now and absolutley love it!
I have sensitive, ezcema prone, dry skin, and a lot of foundations tend to break me out in red patches. This particular foundation however has been a god send, my skin looks and feels amazing.
The coverage is quite sheer but buildable, as I build it to a medium coverage. The finish is a dewy, healthy look, but not too shiny.
The price isn't too bad to say i've tried foundations double the price that have been awful!
The only bad point I have is the shade i'm using (52 - vanille) is quite orangey on my skin, but as there is a lighter shade I will try that one next time.
This is one of the best foundations I have ever tried! I was thinking of getting Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, but after doing a bit of googling I found that this is supposed to be similar. This offers sheer to medium coverage, leaves a satin/dewy finish, feels very light and stays on all day. It is also so easy to apply. I can use a flat top brush for medium coverage or my fingers for lighter coverage. It glides on, doesn't cake on my drier skin, smells AMAZING and is just a fantastic foundation in general. I'm used to wearing full coverage foundations like Revlon Colorstay, but I've been trying to find a good light foundation that will just even out my skintone without looking like 'too much' and this is perfect. My skin looks so pretty and flawless. The only problem I have is that the lightest shade (51 Vanilla) is a bit too dark for my NC15 skin and has a slightly pink tinge but I easily fix this by using my MSFN in Light. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a light, flawless and natural looking foundation.
After all the great reviews I wanted so much to like this, and I do, but unfortunately for me it just does not provide enough coverage. I have a medium amount of pigmentation and red (non raised) blemishes around my cheeks and chin. I have to use about 4-5 full pumps to get decent coverage, and even then still need concealer. Having said that, I am impressed at how it is so easy to blend and looks like beautiful, natural, dewy skin.
Who would thought a £20
Overall, it's perfect for combination to oily skins. It doesn't dry up and smell very nice. It's easy to apply and blends very well. Although my nose do get bit shiny after awhile which happens to any foundation I used so far. I found the best way to fight acnes are nourish skins but use any make up that dry the skin out too much.
I picked this up after hearing Lisa Eldridge extolling its virtues in one of her videos, describing it as being practically invisible once applied. Unfortunately, not quite so for me.
I don't have horrendous skin, but my T-zone is a bit oily with visible pores - and while this foundation is lovely on the rest of my face, it settles immediatly into the pores over my nose.
It;s nothing that couldn't be fixed with a judicious application of a pore refining primer (I use Benefit The Porefessional), but it still adds an additional step in the morning.
In terms of shade match, I have to say I'm impressed however - I'm a bit on the pale side and a lot of low end foundations' lightest shade is still a bit too dark or too yellow for me. I boucgt this in shade 51 Vanille claire and it is a pretty good match.
Another thing I really like is the pump dispenser - it' seasy to get a half or quarters squeeze if I just want to even out the centre of my face without applying full war paint.
I am so glad I found this foundation. I was in the market for something more affordable after spending over $100 on my last foundation (and not looking any better!) This foundation is so easy to apply - it quickly evens out my skin tone and hides blemishes well. Once it dries, my skin looks natural and glowing. I tend to be a fan of tinted moisturisers and this has the light feeling of one, with much better coverage. Only downside for me is that it might be a little oily for my skin which has recently become oily due to hormonal changes, but it is usually easily managed with powder.
EDIT: After using this product for about a month, I have noticed the oiliness becoming a real factor, with the foundation sliding down my face by afternoon. By this stage, the blemishes start showing again and with the oil/shine it makes my blemishes look darker/worse. So unfortunately I have had to stop using this.
I think this is a good quality foundation that is easily better than many more expensive brands. I've found it a bit mattifying for my skintype though - my skin looks great, but very matte. I personally prefer the Bourjois 10-hour Sleep Effect foundation which I find more flattering and a better fit for me. I swear my skin is getting more dry by the week, lol...
This foundation makes my skin look fresh and dewy.It gives light coverage and looks natural.But it is not very suitable for oily skin.My nose and forehead start shinig after two hours.I may try to use a primer.I am not sure if I would buy it again.
I'm torn about this product! It has a fresh smell and the colour matches me great (I use 51 Vanilla) as I have pinkish skin and the colour is quite neutral based I'd say, so it cancels out my pinkish a bit but doesn't leave me looking like a simpson! The finish is quite dewy so it does transfer unless you set it or wait for it to dry, but the coverage is buildable and I find patting it over areas you need more coverage works a treat :)! Lasts all day on my skin with a good concealer on top! However, lately I've had quite bumpy, dry skin (thanks to a Liz Earle nightmare time) and I'm not sure if this foundation is helping much?! It doesn't cling to my dry patches TOO much but the scent etc does make me wary as to whether it is preventing my skin from fully healing :/ Overall, it's a nice foundation and a pretty good dupe for Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua! :D
-easy to apply
-takes a long time to dry