not bad ......very even ....not bad at all
I was using this foundation for maybe about a month. I'm a matte girl, but wanted to try something different. I wanted more of a "fresh" look. Coverage isn't all that great. Within 5 minutes, no joke, I'm pretty oily & it looks like I've been wearing my face makeup for like 2 days. I'm usually very pleased with L'Oreal products, I have a lot of favorites, but not this foundation :/ continued >>
Lumi-C6... I wanted to like this, but alone its not enough. The shades closest to mine are still worlds apart, ( being African American its very hard to find shades because of the different undertones and intensity of shades (reds- golds-yellows-combos and no undertones...) This one gives me an ashen face which does not look natural at all. the consistency, i like. The ergonomic bottle and the cap and pump are visually pleasing in my cabinet lol however.... ALONE its not worth the buy for me. Because its super blendable, it is a great mix/neutralizer in for my Mac MatchMaster 9.0 which is too orange/dark. Since i wont be buying any more of the Mac MM I wont need to buy this product again.
This is an amazing foundation for the price. I absolutely love it and have been wearing it daily for months now but the color selection leaves a lot to be desired. I have medium (leaning towards the lighter side), olive combination skin. I wear N118 in MUFE HD and Warm Golden in CS Whipped, both are a great match for me. I have to mix the W1-2 and the W3 in the Lumi. W3 is a bit orange and dark but the mixture does the trick. I'd call this a medium coverage with a satin, almost dewy finish. It works well with both my Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and Philosophy's The Present for me. It lasts all day with the primer and a spritz of the Elf setting spray. I almost like the finish of this better than my HG MUFE HD but I don't trust even the broad spectrum SPF for special occasions when pictures will be taken so I save my HD for that. I'll keep wearing this for every day but I hope that they'll come out with some better colors. W2 with no orangey undertone please!
I have oily skin and I still love this foundation. I have never bought anything like it in the drugstore. But it makes my face look even and fresh. It does give you a dewy look, but it looks okay if you apply powder (I like the L'Oreal TrueMatch powder too). I am color C3--medium skintone with yellow undertones. Highly reccommend
I would give this product about 4 stars if it were marketed as a tinted moisturizer. In terms of being a BB cream, I think it really falls quite short. It offers light coverage, and the finish is really glowy and dewy. I don't dislike this product because as a tinted moisturizer it does work quite well. The shade range could use a bit of improvement because some of the shades run a little dark.
I orginally wanted to get the YSL foundation which this is a dupp for, This foundation is pretty good quality for drugstore foundation. I wouldnt reccomend it for combo-oily skin though. The wear time is about 6 hours then it starts to look too shiny. It does leave a natural dewy looking finish which is the look i was going for. The color selection is also pretty good and very blendable.
For reference: nc25-27, warm yellow undertones, oily
I do have oily skin yet I was still intrigued by this foundation. I picked up w3, which is a tad bit too dark but w2 was too light. I chose w3 just incase I got a bit tanner so i just even out with a light powder. This foundation is dewy on me, but in a nice way. When I use it on its own, I use hourglass veil primer which is an awesome product for oily people. I also set tzone with maybelline dream matte powder and lightly for the rest of my face. Then i set my makeup with urban decay's deslick spray. My makeup looks dewy but not greasy and it does wear off throughout the day but in a nice way. For a semi matte finish, I love to mix this foundation with covergirl outlast 3 in 1 foundation. I apply this using my damp beauty blender. Love the pump and packaging. Def would repurchase!
I used this for the first time today. My skin is pretty normal, not dry, not oily. I did use the Lumi primer under this foundation. It only took like half a pump for my whole face. I wanted a light layer and I used my fingers to apply. The finish was barely "lumi" but it did even out my skin. When you pump it out, you can see it has a sheen to it, but no sparkles. I'm pretty indifferent with this product. I feel like I can use any foundation with the Lumi primer underneath and achieve the same effect. (If you want a sheen and/or satin finish to your foundation, I'd suggest buying the primer.) I didn't need to set it with any powder, and it stayed all day. Would not repurchase because it's really no different than any other foundation.
If you want to find your correct color, use the guide at the L'Oreal display, (found at most stores). To use: ensure that your inner wrist and face/neck are generally the same shade. Pull the card out and hold it about 3 inches above you wrist. View your wrist through the card. There are little translucent windows in lots of skin tones. The tone that best seems to "disappear" over your wrist is your color match. ;) Trust your eyes! I would have bought 3 shades too dark for my skin if I hadn't used this device, cause what the bottle looks like is NOT a fail-proof method. If you have a lot of redness in your face, like acne/rosacea or uneven skin tone, (most everyone!), this color selector is a great tool. Most retailers will let you return/ exchange if it doesn't work for you.
That being said, I LOVE this! I get a lil oily in my t zone in summer, but I live in the desert and am mid-30s, so my skin acts "normal" overall. Set this with a light dusting of True Match Powder, and it lasts me all day. Doesn't oxidize on my skin, and I only use powder on my t one once at lunch. Doesn't last as long as Color Stay, but it looks so flawless that I don't mind a 20 second touch up.