I have repurchased this several times, and have been happy with it. I have gotten several comments on my skin since I have been wearing this foundation. I am currently blending a little of the W3 shade I had for my summer tan, with the N1-2 which I will use for winter.
My skin has a yellow undertone, so this is not too 'pinky' for me. I set it using a tiny dusting of Clinique's Redness Solutions yellow mineral powder. It looks ghostly when I first put it on, but
looks fine in just a few minutes, lol.
I have had some difficulties with application techniques, and have finally settled with putting this on using my fingertips. I find if I use a make up sponge it goes on too heavy/thick. A little of this goes a long way, so a bottle will last quite awhile.
I have used several Clinique foundations, and this one compares favorably to any of them. Price-wise it's much better.
I have very dry skin, so my options for a good compatable foundation IMO are quite slim. It's hard to find something that doesn't want to cling to every dry spot on my face thus making me look like a cakey dry mess. Usually anything labeled luminous or dewy is right up my alley so I was excited to test out a cheaper drugstore option (though I found this one is a tab pricer for the drugstore). First off the packaging is great, it comes in the nice glass bottle with a sturdy quality pump that always dispenses out the amount of product you want. The consistancy is very smooth and thin making it a breeze to apply and blend. I also can't smell any obvious scent to the product. The coverage is light IME but can be built up to a somewhat medium coverage. It has a very hard time covering the couple red spots I have due to broken capillaries so I do need to spot conceal those with my concealer, but it does manage to even out the surface redness in my skin nicely. I find the shade N1-2 is a great match for my light neutral skin tone (LM Silk Creme Beige Ivory) and doesn't oxidize. All that said, I'm really still on the fence about this foundation. I love it in the fact that it's fantastic for my dry skin! The formula glides on my skin seamlessly and never clings to any dry patches or spots, it really is perfect in that aspect. The finish is where my issue lies. Now I love looking glowy, dewy, and radiant but some days this foundation is just too much. The finish always looks amazing for the first couple hours but I find as the days goes on I can start to look too shiney... I almost want to say greasy. This happens to me no matter what conditions I wear it in. The temperature could be hot or freezing or I could either never left the house or had been running around all day, but no matter what it always seems to get that way. It's really strange. I'll look in the mirror and think oh my gosh I look so oily and then when I touch my face it's not but if I look at my fingers the shine transfers a little bit but where I touched still looks the same. I hope this is making sense lol! It's like whatever "lumi" particles are in the product transfer and become more apparent after some wear cause it definitely isn't oil (on my skin anyways). Somedays I kind of dig looking like that and others all I can think about is how I can't wait to take my makeup off. So yeah I probably won't be repurchasing this but will keep it around for those days when I'm in a super shiney mood (sometimes you need those days with dry skin lol) or am just going out for a couple hours to the store or something. I think if you have any sort of oily to combo skin you'd probably hate this foundation though.
I decided to try this product after I ran out of my Revlon foundation and Walmart didn't have another one in my shade. I looked through every foundation in Natural Beige but they all looked pinkish pale, this one was the only one with a yellowish tone so I went with it not to mention the bottle also grabbed my attention lol so I bought it and tried it out the next morning. It's very light compare to Revlon's but it covers nicely and Feels so smooth I don't even feel it on my face. It also has a nice glow to it, I feel extra gorgeous lol I'm really glad I ran out of my old foundation and that Walmart was out of stock or I would had never tried this one. I'm in love with it! Will definitely be buying it again.
I am in a love/hate relationship with this foundation. For the most part, I love it. If you are looking for an extremely luminous finish, this is perfect for you. It's a medium coverage foundation, so it doesn't cover too well. It makes my skin look very healthy and I always get compliments on how my skin looks when wearing it. Now, I have dry skin/combo/sensitive skin.. So when it's not in tip/top shape, this foundation settles a bit weird. I wish it didn't because it's such a gorgeous glow on most days. I feel like sometimes it doesn't set completely. It's easily transferable so you would need to set it with a powder, but I think that defeats the purpose of having a luminous foundation so I never do. I have worn this through sweaty, hot, humid and rainy FL days at Disney and it holds up for the majority of the time with a touch up. I would definitely repurchase.
this foundation is awful! i usually use smashbox 15 hour in 1.1 which is amazing but needed something more budget friendly for work.
this was suggested to me by a few friends and i thought i would try it. the price is not bad and the packaging looked nice. i am pale so bought the lightest available shade.
it looked ok after i first put it on although it was difficult to blend. after about three hours i checked my face in the toilet and it looked horrendous! it had turned orange on my face (even though it was the lightest shade) and had settled in the dry areas and gone patchy on my nose and chin.
i tried to blend it in a bit but as the day progressed it looked worse. a few people even commented on how bad it looked. i will never buy this foundation again.
i have tried other l'oreal products and am generally a fan of it as drugstore brands go. would not touch lumi with a bargepole!
I saw this on a YouTube video and went down to the drugstore and picked one up. At first I hated it because it was sinking into my fine lines and pores a lot BUT in order to make this work for you, make sure you have a good primer before you put this foundation otherwise you will be unhappy
I like this foundation. It is very smooth and feels light. My only problem is the shade selection. Classic tan/cappuccino is too light for me. And I don't want to buy another one because it is too expensive for a drugstore foundation. I would love it if it had my own shade. I'm disappointed because the title says true match, but they don't have as many selections as the original. :(
I will admit, I watch a lot of make up tutorial videos on YouTube and one of the beauty gurus recommended this one, and I was in the business for a new foundation after running out of my BB cream so I picked this one up. It is a bit pricier than some of the other drug store foundations but I'm willing to pay top dollar for quality products, and I'm glad I gave this one a shot. I have oily skin but I wouldn't say it makes my problem any worse. I've come to terms with the fact that no matter what products I use I will always have to have oil blotting sheets on me, but I don't mind that. I will also note, which is a big deal for me, that this product didn't make me break out, as I do have acne prone skin. I like the luminous coverage and I apply with a clean make up applicator sponge. It also blends nicely with my under eye concealer and any blush or bronzer I use. For me personally, this looks very natural which is my number one priority when using a foundation. I will sacrifice a lighter coverage as long as it's natural, but this coverage seems to be just right. I don't set with powder, so I can't speak to how it looks after being dusted with a translucent powder, but I do apply a silicone based primer beforehand and it glides on effortlessly. This doesn't settle into my eye lid crease or any other areas on my face. I am really pleased with this foundation and would definitely buy it again.
Just a side note, the shade I bought was "Classic Beige" and it is just a hair too light for me, but I used some strategically placed bronzer to warm up my face and it takes care of that problem. Plus, it's starting to get colder here in the Midwest so I'm sure once I lose a bit of my tan that it will match perfectly.
The color and the coverage are great! My only issue is that I have oily skin and this foundation was definitely meant for dry skin.
I absolutely love this foundation, it works perfectly with my skin. My only complaint is the shade selection. The shade c3 is too dark to he the lightest shade in the cools... I've tried about 4 shades and all of them are too dark. I'm going to try the w1 next and I hope it matches