It's great, the best foundation I have ever had. Looks absolutely natural, controls oil as well. Pleasant smell. Photoshop in the bottle!
I'm still looking for my HG foundation and have normal/combination skin. I decided to try the Sisley foundation in (soft beige) despite the hefty price tag due to good reviews. Application-wise it goes on smoothly and feels lovely - I don't mind the slight smell that goes on with it. However, it clings to every single minor flake (in the cold weather) and just looks patchy. I have relatively good skin so am after light-medium coverage only, but it doesn't even do that very well. It's buildable but the more you apply, the more made up you look. The pump dispenser and packaging are great though! Not worth the money - I'll keep looking for my HG!
I bought this foundation in 1 early last year. I have been using it on quite some frequent basis and there is still half left in the bottle. I may try shade 0 next time since 1 looks very natural on me, and I may want a lighter one to bringten up the look.
But over all, the coverage is medium, not heavy makeup whatsoever. And it works very well with most of my moisturizers, which lots of other foundation cannot do. And the texture is smooth, very easy to spread and apply. With high humidity in the city that I live, this foundation lasts quite long which is amazing. So it's very good foundation, well worth every penny of it!
I love this foundation. Covers my spots, scars and evens my skin tone really REALLY well. Doesn't flake up or seep into pores/lines. It lasts for ages on my skin and doesn't look shiny, although I do set my foundation with a little loose powder which helps. Deceptively good coverage, which was unexpected as it's quite a thin consistency. The 01 Ivory is my shade, which matches my skin so well I can wear it on parts of my face and you really can't tell. The price is ridiculously high though, so I've marked it down a star.
sriously, there's no words to describe how amazing it makes my skin look and it is VERY natural. i have extremely critical when it comes to foundations and even very natural ones look very fake to me. ive used SKII airtouch, MUFE face and body, Clarins Everlasting Foundation, MUFE Mat+, Laneige Dual Crystal and even though some were more natural than others i eventually got sick of all of them one by one. they sit awkwardly on my skin and look so obvious that i'm weaking makeup without even covering it evenly. this foundation looks like my skin, and makes my complexion look SO EVEN.
AND IT STAYS ON ALL DAY. you dont know how amazing this is. even clarins everlasting foundation comes off in like 6 hours on me.
HG. will never stop buying - i dont care about the price. it's simply amazing.
Yes, it's very light-weighted and comfortable on the skin as if you have worn nothing, BUT it does not last, in spring and summer, it melts and runs down from my face along the sweat like a halfly dry watercolour painting soaked in water! I don't ask for high coverage in liquid foundation but this coverage is unreasonably poor. No different than Sisley tinted moisturizer. I have given the full bottle away to my baby sis.
Update: Sept 6th 2010
My sister is in Canada, it's dry in summer, you do not get sweaty there unless you deliberately go out and exercise. She has been using this foundation and feels great with the result and lasting effect. My conclusion is, this product is probably good to use when you live in countries that isn't so humid. Sisley might have made a wrong move on marketing this product in Asia, they might want to formulate a different version to cater to Asian market. Yes, it's hot and humid here from May to November. Add 1 lippy to 3.
This foundation did not irritate my super sensitive skin, and I really liked the color match- 0 was yellow very yellow toned but actually helped neutralize any redness and complemented my neutral to slightly warm tone PPP skin. However, the formula was very dry and no matter how I applied it made my skin look super flaky. I do have dry skin and can be a little flaky, but I feel like this invented flakes that I didn't even know where there. The smell is a little medicinal, but it didn't really bother me. I am going to stick with Chantecaille future skin, my old standby.
Pro: feels like you are not wearing any foundation!! goes on sheer. has a nice scent to it, doesnt smell like toxic/chemical or like foundation. buildable coverage.but still on the very sheer side, if you're looking to cover scars and stuff, this might not be the one.
Con: super pricy. bad color choice!! theyre all too pink for me. and all yellow tones are too lightt shaded.
I use 1+ and have to mix it with #4, cannot use 2 as it is too pink on my olive skintone. Because everytime i have to buy 2 bottles to mix, it ends up costing soooo much at once and its a hassle to get the right amount of #1+ and right amount of #4. If I did not have to mix, i would continue buying despite the high price but because of the High price AND the mixing....i gave up. also, i figured if i have hyperpigmentation, it wouldnt cover it as it is quite a sheer foundation.
Real good foundation with decent staying power and coverage. Colors selection is very broad. Very expensive but probably worth it as it aslo contains phyto elements. Will repurchase.
When i used this foundation (sample) my skin was clear because i have just finished my acid peeling a couple of moths before, and i want`s taking any sun for the last 70 days as well because i was recovering from a surgery at home. At that time, I had a balaned skin and just a light hiperpigmentation on the left cheek bone (genetic).
The foundation itself:
Texture: it`s indeed the most lightweight i encountered, almost watery.
Finish: that was my problem with it. I wasn`t matte, or illuminating, or dewey, or youthfull or anything. It was just plain. Did enhance my skin or my look in absolutelly nothing.
Coverage: even with a good skin, that very light hiperpigmentation showed up.
Lasting power: it doens last. Althought i was in a cold, dry weather with the oils at bay, i think it would endure properlly a summer weather too.
My problem with it: it`s not even the light coverage, it`s just this plain finish. It doen`st make up look a bit better.