This is more like a tinted moisturizer, but very dewy. I love how it made my skin look luminous. A bit expensive, but definitely the best light foundation I have tried. I have comination/ioly skin and would only look to use this during winter/colder months as it might be a bit too oil-heavy for summer, though.
I have repurchased once, will repurchace again. What I love about it: it feels wonderful on my skin, not like makeup but like a yummy good for my skin moisturizer; it smells so divine; it leaves a nice warm glowiness on my skin and is not cakey or unnatural looking in the least; the color 00 is perfect for my ivory-based fair skin, it melts right in andnever turns orange; the squeeze tube is nice for getting every last drop out of it. What I dont like so much: the price!! it is SO expensive and doesn't last long enough for the price (I will probably not be able to justify using it for too many more repurchases, will probably move on and try Bobbi Browns tinted moiturizer next); it doesn't cover blemishes or dark spots at all, def. have to use concealer which doesn't bother me; not sure sometimes if it really is showing up on my skin or if it is psychological and i just THINK it shows up giving me a dewy glow; the packaging is pretty cheap and gets dirty quickly. I do love using Dr. H's translucent loose powder over it, it is a wonderful finish used together. Also, the scent reminds me of cinnamon tea, it is very herbal. UPDATE: it does make a difference in evening out skin tone and covering redness and broken capillarries and hyperpgmentation. i tested by using on one half of face and comparing.
This foundation is great - color blends to match your skin (it really does) and with the ingredients is not only safe to use but good for your skin as well. I recommend using a loose silk powder over it to set it - that's all it takes and pores, lines, etc. disappear. You look good from a distance AND close up! YAY!
I don't hate this, but I also don't love it lol! It's definitely more of a tinted moisturizer. I still have to wear powder over it to control oil. I like that it's all natural and I feel way better knowing that I don't have a whole bunch of chemicals seeping into my skin lol! I might repurchase in a darker shade and see if it works better for me.
I love this foundation but it is just way to orange for my super pale skin. Have tried the 00 and the 01 and I just end up looking like a navel orange even when I mix with white creams or other lighter color foundations. Love the light coverage, way it feels on my skin and that it does not aggrivate my allergies but will not repurchase because of the color.
This is my backup foundation for wen my skin is feeling extra dry and sensitive. I bought it in shade 001. The second darkest after 00. It is lovely and blends right into my dry skin. I cannot moisturise too much though wen i use this as it give me enough moisture, and it can look too dewy/shiny if used with a heavy moisturiser. I use it at night wen i go out, as it looks so natural, people cant even tell im wearing foundation and compliment me on my clear creamy skin! I wish my skin was that good naturally! So it gets all the thumbs up from me. However i do have dry skin and even i have to go easy on the moisturiser before hand, i donot need to use powder after, but i imagine if you have oily or combo skin you would find this either too moisturising, or you would have to use a powder to set it. It does give a lovey glow to skin if your skin colour suits the shades, without making you look orange or too yellow!. The only draw back to this product for me is that it could have more shades to suit more pople, but other than that its not a problem for me. Also i have pale skin with yellow tone to my base and pink blemishes and blush, and 001 manages to blend in well. I know alot of people with pale yellow tones to thier skin find it difficult to find a decent shade that is not too pink or orange and this seems to balance out well. It has enough yellow and hints of peach to be blended nicley.
I repurchased this in Level 01 three times now. My skin is fair with pink undertones and this also works awesome in the summer months. I was a Prescriptives Traceless fan and this replaced it. I've been paying attention to ingredients much more closely and this product is far more natural, the fragrance is also wonderful. I love the smooth texture and light coverage, It does what IMHO a foundation should do, enhance the skin.
I came to get some samples of this makeup because I was looking for liquid makeup that did not contain triethanolamine and was not tested on animals.
I bought samples of 00 and 01 shade from the UK Dr. Hauschka website
The actual makeup is more like a sheer-to-medium foundation than a tinted moisturiser, though it does feel very light and have a dewy glow upon the skin. I have normal skin, and so the 'dewyness' may be too much for oily skins or humid summers.
The 01 shade was not suitable for me as I am quite yellow toned, and this makeup is very pink toned. If cool or pink is your skin's undertone I think this would work very well.
00 is a lot lighter than 01, and doesn't have any of the pink undertones that 01 does, but for my skin at the minute, it was perhaps too pale. It seems like it would be good for me in the winter.
I will never use another foundation again. The 00 shade is perfect for my fair skin, and the texture is light and smooth. I hate makeup that looks like makeup, and this is very natural looking. And it smells good. And it doesn't irritate my skin or clog its pores.
I've been using this foundation for a couple of days and am happy with it so far. Although the coverage is not heavy, I find that it hides most of my imperfections and lasts all day. The 01 color blended perfectly with my fair complexion, but I also added Bare Minerals mineral veil just to set it. Because I'm taking Accutane, my skin has been quite a bit dryer than it used to be. My Estee Lauder Double Wear (a great product) was drying it out and exaggerating my wrinkles. Dr. Hauschka's translucent make-up makes my skin look dewey smooth with no shine and has kept the dry flakes away.
If you have oily skin, this may not be the foundation for you. I suspect that it won't cover well and will slide off after a couple of hours. My skin was super oily before Accutane and I could never find an adequate make-up until the Estee Lauder Double Wear.
The fact that it comes in a tube is probably going to frustrate me when it starts running out.
Although it is somewhat expensive, a little goes a long way, and I don't mind paying for a good product that is all organic and seems to be good for my skin.